James Fojtasek
James Fojtasek
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cypress, Texas
High School: Cypress Woods
Major: Electrical Engineering

Senior (2017-18): Earned an All-UAA honorable mention for his play at no. 1 doubles with Anthony Kanam… Finished the year ranked 22nd in the central region for singles play… Teamed with Kanam to form the eighth-ranked doubles pairing in the final Central Region rankings, with the duo going 12-5 together…  Played at no. 1 singles and doubles throughout the season for the Spartans... Went 11-14 in singles matches during the season, including an 11-12 mark in no. 1 singles matches during the spring… Was 17-13 in doubles play, including a 3-1 tournament record and an 14-12 mark at no. 1 doubles… Went 2-1 at the UAA Championships in both singles and doubles play… Won eight of his last nine doubles matches during the season… Named an ITA Scholar Athlete and received UAA All-Academic recognition… Ended his career ranked fifth in school history in singles wins (64-44), 19th in singles winning percentage (.593), tied for third in doubles wins (81-37) and eighth in doubles winning percentage (.686).

Senior (2016-17): Finished the season 13th in the Oracle/ ITA Central Region singles rankings… Played a no. 1 singles and no. 2 doubles (with Phillip Gruber) for the majority of the season… Finished the year with an 11-9 singles mark and a 15-7 doubles tally… His doubles winning percentage of .682 ranks as the 21st-best in Division III…  Was 13-7 in second doubles matches… Won his final four singles matches of the year, including wins over regionally-ranked opponents in Brandeis’ Ryan Bunis and John Carroll’s Jad Adbul-Aal… Also earned wins in eight of his final 10 doubles matches during the campaign… Received ITA Scholar-Athlete Recognition… Ended the season with a 53-30 singles record and a 64-24 doubles mark… Tied for eighth in school history in career singles wins, 10th in singles winning percentage (.639), seventh in doubles wins and fourth in doubles winning percentage (.727).

Junior (2015-16): Named to the All-UAA Second Team for his play at no. 2 doubles with Phil Gruber, after going 3-0 at the 2016 UAA Championships… Set a program record for doubles winning percentage in a season, going 27-4 during the year for a mark of .871… His doubles win total was the ninth-highest single season mark in CWRU history… Won his final nine doubles matches and 22 of his last 24 doubles contests… Was 13-2 in second doubles matches and 12-1 in third doubles contests… Added an 18-9 singles mark during the year, appearing primarily as the team’s no. 2 singles player and going 15-7 in the role… Won a pair of singles matches to reach the round of 32 of the singles draw at the ITA Fall Central Region Championships… Also teamed with David Zakhodin to win a pair of doubles matches and reach the round of 16 in the event.

Sophomore (2014-15): As a sophomore, went 4-3 in singles play and 4-3 in doubles.

Freshman (2013-14): Posted an overall singles record of 20-9 as team’s top freshman…also went 18-10 with seven different doubles partners…named to All-UAA Second Team at fifth singles and third doubles…posted singles records of 3-0 at No. 2, 5-3 at No. 4 and 4-1 at No. 3…went 4-2 overall at the UAA Championship Tournament…won at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles against No. 5 Kenyon during opening match of the ITA DIII National Team Indoor Championship on February 21…won at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles versus No. 17 Chicago on April 24…won at No. 3 doubles and scored the winning point at No. 5 singles against No. 5 Carnegie Mellon in NCAA Championship Tournament Second Round on May 11…named UAA Player of the Week on May 13…teamed with Louis Stuerke for a 9-4 doubles record, including a 5-2 mark at No. 3. 

Personal: Lettered at Cypress Woods High School…labeled a four-star recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network...graduated summa cum laude and in top five percent of 630-plus person class with a 3.667 GPA…son of Ronnie and Toni Fojtasek.