Freshman Dylan Steffens claimed his first title as a collegiate athlete defeating David Clifford of Morehead State, 7-5, 6-3. Two doubles teams were also victorious for the Redbirds as they wrapped up day two of the Louisville Invitational.
The Illinois State Men's Tennis team won 10 of 15 possible matches for the day.
Posted overall records of 13-10 in singles and 15-15 in doubles... Won the doubles title with partner Alexander Pelaez at the Louisville Invitational in November 2012.
Posted overall records of 10-14 in singles and 7-17 in doubles.
At Boise State
Used a season of NCAA residency.
Prior to Illinois State
Attended National Institute of Open School... Posted a career-best 131 ranking in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior World Rankings, including a No. 5 ranking in India ... At the world juniors, posted nine victories over players ranked No. 115 or better, including a win over the No. 45-ranked player ... Was a finalist in two ITF junior tournaments in India and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2009 Asian Closed Championships. Also recruited by: Boise State, Mississippi State, and Fresno State.
Born April 22, 1991 in Bangalore, India ... Son of Nanda and Anitha Appanervanda ... One of two children ... Major is undecided.