LSU Gold
Derby, England
High School
Loughborough College

2014 All-SEC Second Team
SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 26, 2014)
2013 All-SEC Second Team
2013 Louisiana Player of the Year
2013 First Team All-Louisiana
2013 ITA Southern Region Player to Watch
2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
2012 First-Team All-Louisiana

LSU’s go-to player at the No. 1 spot for the 2014 dual season … Competed against 14 ranked opponents … Named SEC Player of the Week on February 26 … Selected to the All-SEC Second Team … Remained in the singles and doubles rankings throughout season … Ranked as high as No. 29 in singles during tournament play and reached No. 62 in the dual season … Started the dual season ranked at No. 60 in doubles and reached as high as No. 20 during the season with Boris Arias … Clinched three matches for LSU, which included the first match of the dual season, a 4-3 victory at Rice on … Took down then-No. 17 Danill Proskura of Alabama while ranked at No. 109 in singles … Finished the season with a 21-20 overall record in singles, which included an 11-13 dual season record … Finished 27-13 in doubles with a 10-6 record on court 1 and a 6-3 record on court 2 … Went 21-10 in doubles with Arias … Earned his third varsity letter.

Selected to participate in the NCAA Singles Championships … Named to the All-SEC Second Team … Named Player to Watch by the ITA for the Southern Region … Named Co-Player of the Year for Louisiana by the LSWA … Went 12-12 in singles and 10-10 in doubles dual-match play … Ranked No. 58 in singles in the ITA preseason poll and was ranked as high as No. 48 for the season … Ranked as high as No. 33 in doubles with partner Stefan Szacinski … Appeared on Courts 1 and 2 in singles and competed primarily on Courts 1 and 3 in doubles … Took down nine ranked opponents in singles, including a dramatic three-set match-clincher over then-No. 3 Mikelis Libietis (2013 SEC Player of the Year) of then-No. 6 Tennessee … Also defeated then-No. 15 Evan King of Michigan 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) on Court 1 in singles … Defeated John Morrissey of then-No. 40 Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Team Championships … Competed in the ITA All-American Championships, ITA Southern Regional, Key Biscayne Collegiate Invitational, and won the doubles title at the Conference Challenge with partner Stefan Szacinski … Earned his second varsity letter.

Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after going an impressive 14-8 in singles and 14-11 in doubles during his inaugural season … Finished the season ranked No. 92 in singles … Ranked as high as No. 81 in the country (April 10) … Defeated two ranked opponents with his biggest win coming over Georgia’s then-20th-ranked Sadio Doumbia … Had his first clinch, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 over St. John’s Ilija Vucic … Started on court 1 in doubles all season … Ranked as high as No. 24 with partner Neal Skupski … Won five-straight with Skupski to end the season …Put together a 4-2 singles mark and 4-2 doubles record during the fall … Advanced to the finals of the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships after knocking off Mississippi State’s preseason 7th-ranked Louis Cant and Malte Stropp 8-6 … Competed in the USTA Futures Qualifying Tournament, Rice Invitational and USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships. Earned first varsity letter.

Joined the squad in January … Redshirted the 2010-11 season.

Played in the International Tennis Federation junior circuit … Ranked as high as No. 114 in ITF juniors (May 2010) … Notched a 54-39 singles mark and a 36-40 record in doubles in ITF junior competition … Advanced to the finals of the 34th Sibiu-Sen Junior ITF Tournament.

Full name is Christopher Martin Simpson … Born May 22, 1992 … Parents are Martin and Lucie Simpson … Has one sister, Alex (22) and one brother, Harry (15) … Chose LSU because of other English players on the team … Plans to major in sports administration.


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