Men's Tennis: 2010 Roster

Name Height Year Hometown (Prev School)
Didrik Berg
5'10" Sophomore
Oslo,Norway.  (Wang High School)
Cesare Gallo
5'11" Junior
Portogruaro, Italia.  (Liceo Linguistico P. Vanucci)
Alexander Hackett
6'2"
Senior
Surrey, England (Nottingham University)
Erik Halaj
5'10" Sophomore
Hoover, Alabama (Heritage Academy)
Jeff Klotz     
6'2"
Sophomore
Caledon, Ontario,Canada (Robert F. Hall CSS)
Maksim Levanovich
6'4"
Junior
Minsk, Belarus (City State School of Olympic Reserve)
Dane Moran          
 6'1" Junior
Morphet, Autrailia (All Saints College)
Hand Adrian Riseng
 6'1" FrehsmenOslo, Norway (Norwegian College of Elite Sport)
Njal Stene
 6'3" Junior
Olso, Norway (Berg International School)
Christopher Swanteson
 6'1"  Senior Vaxjo, Sweden (Procivitas Privata)

Pierre Pilote- Head Coach


Didrik Berg
BergITA 2010
Height:
6'0"
Class: Sophomore
Hometown:
Oslo, Norway
2010 Singles record: 18-6, 7-3 in the A-SUN
2010 Doubles record: 15-8, 6-4 in the A-SUN

2009-10: Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team...Enjoyed an impact rookie season for the Hatters...18-6 (7-3 A-Sun) in singles...split time between #3 and #4 singles...15-8 (6-4 A-Sun) in doubles with partner Chris Swanteson.

Prior to Stetson:  Berg has been ranked in the top 1500 by the International Tennis Federation and achieved a #15 national ranking in his homeland in May 2009.  His titles include the 2008 ITF Oslo Indoor Open doubles championship and the 2007 Norwegian Under 18 doubles crown.  Berg also reached the 2008 Norwegian Open doubles semifinals; he once paired up with future Hatter teammate Stene to defeat a team featuring former ATP Top 40 ranked professional and three-time Olympian Christian Ruud.  The son of Paul and Turid Berg was born August 28, 1990 in Lorenskog, Norway.

Cesare Gallo
GalloITA2010
Height:
6'1"
Class: Junior
Hometown: Portogruaro, Italia
2010 Singles record: 22-3, 9-1 in the A-SUN
2010 Doubles record: 19-4, 9-1 in the A-SUN

2009-10: Second Team All-Atlantic Sun...A-Sun All-Tournament Team...A-Sun All-Academic Team...recorded a dominating 22-2 (9-1 A-Sun) dual match singles record...10-0 at #4 singles and 11-2 at #3...19-4 (9-1 A-Sun) in doubles with partner Maksim Levanovich...defeated four players from nationally ranked squads, including NCAA Tournament qualifier Charles Bottoni of ETSU...four perfect 6-0, 6-0 wins.

 

2008-09: Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team...13-7 overall and 6-3 in A-Sun singles matches...played primarily #5 singles...17-8 in doubles matches, 6-4 in A-Sun play...primarily played #3 doubles with Mark Mestan...won nine of 10 singles matches b/t Feb. 28 and March 29...won 9 of his last 11 doubles matches of the season.

 

Prior to Stetson:  Has been ranked as high as #136 in the ITF world junior rankings...has defeated three Top 40 opponents...ranked in the top 1600 in the overall world men's singles rankings and top 1300 in doubles...member of Italian junior national team...national champion in junior singles and doubles...son of Edoardo and Carmen Gallo...majoring in Finance.
Alexander Hackett
HackettITA2010
Height:
6'2"
Class: Senior
Hometown: Surrey, England
2010 Singles record: 16-6, 8-2 in the A-SUN
2010 Doubles record: 7-1, 3-0 in the A-SUN

2009-10: Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team...went 16-6 (8-2 A-Sun) in singles in his first campaign with the Hatters...held down the #5 singles position...7-1 (3-0 A-Sun) in doubles, partnering with both Erik Halaj and Mark Mestan...beat three players from nationally ranked squads...avenged a regular season three-set loss to ETSU's Jeremy Bonnevalle with a straight-set win in the A-Sun tournament championship match.


Prior to Stetson:
A two-time Nottingham Athletic Union Athlete of the Month selection, Hackett compiled a 12-2 singles record and 11-3 doubles record this past season and helped lead his team to the quarterfinals of the British Universities Tennis Cup competition.  Hackett had been ranked as high as number 50 in the English National Open ranking.

Erik Halaj
HalajITA20102009-10: Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team...won both his singles matches in the spring by identical 6-0, 6-1 scores in Stetson victories over Siena (Feb. 21) and Oberlin (March 29)...3-1 doubles record with partner Alex Hackett.

Height:
5'10"
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Hoover, Alabama
2010 Singles record: 2-0
2010 Doubles record: 3-1


Jeff Klotz
KlotzITA2010
Height:
6'2"
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Caledon, Ontario, Canada
2010 Singles record: 2-1
2009-10: Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team...2-1 in singles and 1-0 in doubles...enjoyed a perfect day March 29 vs. Oberlin, teaming with Dane Moran for an 8-0 doubles win and then picking up a 6-0, 6-0 shutout in singles...also earned a 6-0, 6-0 clean sheet against Siena (Feb. 21).

Prior to Stetson: Klotz comes to Stetson after an accomplished scholastic career at Robert F. Hall Secondary School.  A three-time honor roll student and Ontario Scholar, Klotz competed in volleyball, basketball, golf, mountain biking, badminton, cross country and track and field in addition to tennis.  He was the captain of the boy's volleyball team and the Ontario provincial junior champion in badminton; the son of Lionel and Rosemary Klotz was born February 4, 1990 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Maksim Levanovich
LevanovichITA2010
Height:
6'4"
Class: Junior
Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
2010 Singles record: 20-3, 9-1 in A-SUN
2010 Doubles record: 18-4, 9-1 in A-SUN

2009-10: First Team All-Atlantic Sun...A-Sun All-Tournament Team...A-Sun All-Academic Team...20-3 (9-1 A-Sun) in singles...posted a perfect 10-0 record at #2 singles and 10-3 mark at the #1 position...18-4 (9-1 A-Sun) at #2 doubles with partner Cesare Gallo...beat 85th-ranked Grega Teraz of ETSU in straight sets on March 13...three perfect 8-0 doubles wins with Gallo.

2008-09: Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team...A-Sun All-Tournament Team...two-time A-Sun Player of the Week (Feb. 25, March 11)...15-7 in singles, 7-3 in A-Sun play...appeared at three different slots in the singles lineup (#3, #4 and #5)...compiled 21-4 doubles record (9-1 A-Sun) with five different partners...13-4 overall and 7-1 in A-Sun play when paired with Filip Kricka...13-match #2 doubles win streak with Kricka was snapped in A-Sun championship match...instrumental in road win over #72 South Alabama (Feb. 20) with a singles and a doubles win.

 

Prior to Stetson:  Ranked #209 in ITF world junior rankings...entered college as the second-ranked player under 18 in Belarus...ranked as high as 38th in European Under-16 class...national outdoor doubles champion and singles finalist at Belarus U-16 championships...twice a member of Belarus U-16 national squad for European Championships...son of Aleksey and Olga Levanovich...has not declared a major.

 Dane Moran
 
 MoranITA2010
Height: 6'1"
Class: Junior
Hometown: Morphet, Australia
2010 Singles record: 3-1
2010 Doubles record: 1-0
 

2009-10: Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team...3-1 in singles and 1-0 in doubles...earned perfect 8-0 (doubles) and 6-0, 6-0 (singles) wins against Oberlin on March 29...other singles wins in Stetson victories against Siena (Feb. 21) and Eckerd (March 2).


2008-09:  Won both singles matches he played in as a rookie...did not play doubles...defeated Stefan Putyera (Siena) and Spencer Washington (Roger Williams) in straight sets.  

 

Prior to Stetson:  native of Australia...earned J. Ollie Edmunds Scholarship to attend Stetson University....valedictorian of his graduating class...top honors in chemistry, physics and mathematics...in addition to tennis, competed in cross country, track and field among other sports....top 500 junior ranking in Australia.


Personal:  Son of Dennis and Rhonda Moran was born June 30, 1989 in Arundel, Australia.

 Hans Adrian Riseng











Height: 6'1"
Class:Freshmen
Hometown: Oslo,Norway
 
  
 Njal Stene
 
 SteneITA2010
Height: 6'3"
Class: Junior
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
2010 Singles record: 9-7, 4-3 in the A-SUN
2010 Doubles record: 14-4, 5-2 in A-SUN


2009-10: Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team...9-7 (4-3 A-Sun) in singles...played exclusively #6 singles...14-4 (5-2 A-Sun) in doubles with partner Mark Mestan...perfect 6-0, 6-0 shutout in Hatter win over Kennessaw State on March 25.

 

2008-09: Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team...14-8 in singles, 5-3 in A-Sun matches...appeared at three different slots in the lineup with 12 matches at #4 singles...12-10 overall and 4-5 in A-Sun doubles play, pairing exclusively with Christopher Swanteson, 20 times in #1 slot...8-0-1 in singles from March 10 to April 2.

 

Prior to Stetson:  Top 400 player in the ITF junior rankings...2006 Norwegian Under-18 national champion...Division I league champion in Norway...#126 ranked player in neighboring Sweden...has earned ATP points...son of Kjell and Catherine Stene...majoring in Business.
 
Christopher Swanteson
 SwantesonITA2010
Height: 6'1"
Class: Senior
Hometown: Vaxjo, Sweden
2010 Singles record: 7-0, 3-0 in the A-SUN
2010 Doubles record: 15-8, 6-4 in A-SUN
 

2009-10: Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team...perfect 7-0 (3-0 A-Sun) singles record...15-8 (6-4 A-Sun) doubles record, playing the #1 position with Didrik Berg...two clean sheet 6-0, 6-0 singles wins...took a key point in March 16 win over #75 Cleveland State.

2008-09: 4-3 overall in singles matches...did not play singles in A-Sun matches...12-10 in overall doubles and 4-5 in A-Sun matches, pairing exclusively with Njal Stene, 20 times in #1 slot.

 

2007-08: Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team...A-Sun All-Academic Team...9-6 singles record, 6-1 in conference action...primarily played #5 and #6 singles...7-3 in doubles matches.


High School: Posted a 36-19 singles record in 2006-07 ... Won the 18U Swedish Team Championship ... Won 16U District Doubles Championship ... Elected Procivitas Privata High School's 2007 Student of the Year by his classmates and teachers.