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 Nick Bybel

Career: Two-time Patriot League Player of the Year, becoming the first Bucknell player to win the award in 2014 ... first player in program history to earn four First Team All-Patriot League honors ... first Patriot League player to reach the national rankings, appearing as high as No. 95 ... teamed with Bryan Adams to earn 2015 Patriot League Doubles Team of the Year recognition ... graduated as Bucknell's career leader in singles wins with a record of 112-29 and in combined wins with a record of 192-67 ... was third in doubless victories with a record of 80-38 ... graduated with the top three single-season wins totals in singles, setting the record with a mark of 38-3 during the 2014-15 season ... first Bucknell player to be named Patriot League Rookie of the Year ... received Bucknell Christy Mathewson Award as the top senior athlete ... two-year captain ... named to the Patriot League Men's Tennis 25th Anniversary Team ... one-time Academic All-Patriot League ... won six tournament titles in singles ... one-time Patriot League Player of the Month and six-time Player of the Week ... went 18-3 in league dual matches ... was a perfect 5-0 in the Patriot League Tournament, all while playing at No. 1 singles.

2015-16 (Senior): Reached a national ranking of No. 95 ... First Team All-Patriot League ... went 26-8 while playing at No. 1 singles, including a 19-4 record during the spring and a 7-4 mark during the fall ... finished 4-1 in league dual matches and added two wins in the Patrriot League Tournament ... went 3-0 to win the Flight 1 title at the Bison Invite ... won first two matches to reach the round of 16 at the ITA Atlantic Regional, beating Virginia Tech's Jason Kros and VCU's Vitor Lima ... won 15 of his final 16 matches ... defeated No. 123 Sebastian Salinas (James Madison) ... went 18-11 in doubles, including a 13-8 record during the spring and a 5-3 mark during fall tournaments ... teamed with Bryan Adams to go 2-0 and win the Flight 1 title at the Bison Invite ... team captain ... three-time Patriot League Player of the Week ... recipient of Bucknell's Christy Mathewson Award ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15 (Junior): Named the Patriot League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season ... also teamed with Bryan Adams to win the Patriot League Doubles Team of the Year ... appeared in the first national rankings of the spring season, coming in at No. 114 ... set single-season program record for wins with a mark of 38-3 ... finished 16-2 in the fall while winning titles at the Bucknell Tournament, Saint Joseph's Invitational and Virginia Fall Classic ... went 22-1 at No. 1 singles during the spring, including 21 straight wins to close the season ... posted unbeaten 5-0 record against conference opponents during the regular season and added two wins at the Patriot League Tournament ... finished 28-5 overall in doubles with a 19-3 record in spring dual meets ... named to the Patriot League Men's Tennis 25th Anniversary Team.

2013-14 (Sophomore): 
Became the program's first Patriot League Player of the Year ... First Team All-Patriot League ... Academic All-Patriot League ... finished 26-9 in singles play and 16-12 in doubles ... the 26 wins in singles set the program's single-season record ... won final eight singles matches of the spring season ... went 6-0 in in singles in Patriot League dual matches ... won the Flight A title with a 4-0 record at the Bucknell Quad ... runner-up in the A Flight with a 3-1 record at the USTA Men's College Invitational at Flushing Meadows ... finished fifth at the UVA Fall Classic with a 3-1 record ... teamed with Aidan Lynch to win the Flight A title with a 3-0 record at the Bucknell Quad ... won final four doubles matches of the spring season.

2012-13 (Freshman): Became the first player in Bucknell history to earn Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors ... also received First Team All-Patriot League recognition ... went 22-9 in singles and 18-10 in doubles ... went 4-0 to win the Flight A singles title at the Bucknell Quad in his first collegiate competition ... finished 3-2 in singles of Patriot League duals ... teamed with Josh Katten to go 4-0 in doubles of Patriot League matches.

Personal/High School: Graduated from Hilton Head Christian Academy (S.C.) ... lettered twice in tennis ... was LL League champion ... District 3 champion ... placed third at state championships freshman year while playing for Lancaster Mennonite ... South Carolina Independent School Assocation State Champion ... SCISA Player of the Year ... member of team that finished runner-up at the 2012 state championships ... earned a top-70 national ranking in 2012 ... son of Nicholas Bybel Jr., and Ann Marie Bybel ... sister, Alex, played tennis at Dickinson College ... sister, Tori, played tennis at Wilkes University.

Major: Economics

Year: Senior
Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.
High School: Hilton Head Christian Academy (S.C.)
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