FSU Men's Tennis BIO
Alex Knaff
Player Profile:
Alex Knaff 2941344
Height: 6'5"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
High School: Sportlycee Luxembourg

(Updated June 2017)

Spring 2017: Gained valuable experience in first spring season, especially late in the postseason…recorded a 5-5 singles record and a perfect 4-0 doubles record in freshman season…stepped into the lineup at courts four through six throughout the year…earned wins over Louisiana, Georgia Southern, NC State, Clemson, and against No. 36 Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Championship…clinched ACC Championship victory over Clemson…defeated Arkansas' Johan den Toom 6-3, 6-4 in straight sets on court five to lead the Seminoles to victory…in April, travelled to join his native country of Luxembourg in Davis Cup play…won a deciding doubles match in three sets to defeat Macedonia and ensure that Luxembourg would advance to Group II play…in doubles, won one match each with Terrance Whitehurst and Jake Albo…On February 11, played court one doubles with Guy Iradukunda, winning both matches of a doubleheader against George Washington and College of Charleston

Fall 2016: Enrolled for the fall semester and competed in the Las Palmas Invitational, Georgia Tech Invitational, Bedford Cup, and ITA Southeast Regional Championship…posted a 4-6 singles record and a 5-4 record in doubles, including singles wins over Georgia and Georgia Tech…went 3-0 in doubles at the Las Palmas Invitational in Puerto Rico along with Guy Iradukunda

Before FSU:
Has played in the Davis Cup three consecutive years representing his native Luxembourg…holds a career-best ITF ranking of 400…won the Nature Element ITF Luxembourg Junior Open in 2015…rated as high as a top 100 recruit by tennisrecruiting.net

Personal:
Started playing tennis at the age of five at his father's club…from Luxembourg but has has lived in New York, New York and in France…has traveled to five different continents…son of Carine and Francois Knaff…has a younger brother, Michel…majoring in physics…born November 26, 1997

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