Redshirt Freshman 2010-11
Recorded 17 doubles wins and six in singles ... Went 4-2 at No. 2 doubles and 6-4 at No. 3 doubles ... Went 7-3 when paired with Dennis Nevolo, including a 4-0 mark in Big Ten play.
Sat out season as a redshirt.
Juniors / High school
Was rated a five-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net ... Has been ranked as high as No. 55 nationally and third in the state ... Advanced to the final eight at the 2009 Midwest Open, as well as the final 16 at the USTA Spring National Championships and Gator Bowl.
Born Brian Thomas Alden on Feb. 19, 1992 ... Son of Tom and Barb Alden ... Has one sister, Caitlin ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies ... Enjoys playing football and basketball ... His biggest thrill in sports is playing when the pressure is on ... Lists his sister as being the most influential on his athletic career because she always encouraged him to play many sports ... Names Dick Butkus as his Illinois hero while growing up.
Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2010-11 6-8 0-0 17-15 6-4 Total 6-8 0-0 17-15 6-4