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Benjamin Lock
Height: 6'7"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe
High School: Pretoria Boys' High School
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(Updated January 2016)

Fall 2015: Entered the fall season ranked No. 25 in the country in singles, going 10-5 with eight wins against nationally-ranked players...all five losses were against Top 15 opponents...opened the season at the Oracle Masters, beating No. 4 Julian Lenz in straight sets...won his final four matches of the fall at the National Indoors, winning the consolation draw after beating players ranked No. 107, 33, 19, and 23...enters the spring ranked No. 15 in the country, the highest preseason ranking for a Seminole since Jean-Yves Aubone in 2009...during the summer of 2015, won his first professional singles title in the ITF Mozambique F1 Futures championship...won five matches in seven days in Maputo, Mozambique, and beat William Bushamuka in the finals, 6-4, 6-4...dropped only one set on his way to winning the first ITF tournament ever held in Mozambique...jumped to No. 695 in the ATP standings, which is third-best among current college players and a career high for Lock...led Zimbabwe to a victory over Moldova in the Davis Cup July 17-19...won a pair of singles matches in Team Zim's 5-0 victory, 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 over Dmitrii Baskov and 6-1, 6-0 over Egor Matvievici.

2014-15: Finished the season 20-12 in singles and 21-10 in doubles with Marco Nunez...ended the season ranked No. 48 in singles and No. 20 in doubles...Second Team All-ACC and All-ACC Academic Team honors...ranked as high as No. 44 in singles after knocking off two Top 40 opponents the final week of the regular season...ranked as high as No. 10 in doubles in the fall...reached the second round of the NCAA Singles draw and the first round of the NCAA Doubles draw...paced the Seminoles with a 7-3 ACC mark, all on Court 1, and a 13-8 overall record playing on Court 1...beat seven ranked singles players and six ranked doubles players, including teams that finished the season No. 5 (Virginia) and No. 6 (Texas)...beat the Texas pair of Lloyd Glasspool and Soren Hess-Olesen 6-1 at Texas, before Texas went on to win the Doubles National Title...in the fall, won the USTA Clay Court Invitational Doubles title after beating teammates Cristian Gonzalez Mendez and Jose Gracia in the finals...helped lead the Seminoles to second round finish in the NCAA Tournament, the first time the team made it out of the first round since 2012...with 65 career singles wins, entered his senior season just 18 away from reaching the Florida State Top 10 for wins in his career (83)...named to the All-ACC Academic Team, which recognizes student-athletes that earned a 3.00 grade point average the previous semester and has maintained that 3.00 mark during an entire academic career...helped his native Zimbabwe advance to the Group II stage of the Europe/Africa zone of the Davis Cup, going 4-1 in singles and doubles play as the Zimbabwe team went undefeated to advance for the first time since 2006...in Group II, notched the only win in Zimbabwe's 4-1 loss against Serbia & Herzegovina...won the first ITF Futures title of his career in Niceville, Fla., partnering with former Seminole Jean-Yves Aubone to win the doubles flight...won the Mozambique F1 Futures in June 2015...reached the doubles semifinals at the ITF Futures Pensacola event with former ‘Nole Anderson Reed.

2013-14: Finished the season 10-5 in singles and 14-3 in doubles...paired with Marco Nunez to win the ITA Southeast Regionals and made the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Indoor Nationals...took down the No. 7 doubles team of Garrett Brasseaux and Nathan Pasha of Georgia...ranked No. 116 in singles during the fall...played only two spring matches before going down with a season-ending injury.

2012-13: Combined for a 21-15 singles record and 19-13 doubles record...finished the season 13-10 with doubles partner Andres Bucaro…teamed up with Bucaro to defeat Drake’s No. 16 Anis Gharbel and James McKie 8-5…defeated Texas’s No. 11 Chris Camillone and David Holiner 8-6...had a strong showing in the fall which was highlighted by winning the doubles title at the Bedford Cup competing against the top players in the state of Florida…reached the quarterfinals of the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney with Dominic Cotrone…was 6-4 in singles play during fall.

2011-12: Joined the team in the spring…finished 8-1 in ACC play, primarily in the No. 6 hole…posted his first ranked win over No. 68 Justin Shane of Virginia…teamed up with Andres Bucaro in doubles…duo went 19-6 in the spring.

High School: Ranked the No. 1 player in Africa’s 18 and under division…No. 63 in the Junior World Rankings…2011 singles winner of the International Junior Tennis Championships in Botswana…invited in 2011 for an ITF tour that included grand slam tournaments such as the French Open and Wimbledon.

Personal: Born on April 3, 1993…began playing tennis at age eight…also enjoys playing golf…son of Martin and Lindsay Lock…brother Courtney is a sophomore on the tennis team at Louisville...majoring in finance.

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