James Kwei
James Kwei
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Dedham, Mass.
High School: Dedham

As a junior:
Again proved to be one of the Bobcats’ most consistent contributors, earning First Team All-NEC honors at No. 1 doubles for the third straight year, this time with Alex Lazerowich … Punched the Bobcats’ ticket to the NEC Championship Match with a three-set victory against Fairleigh Dickinson’s Peter Skvarka, signifying his 100th career victory at QU … Won all six of his matches, three each in singles and doubles, in the NEC Tournament … Paired with Lazerowich to win seven straight doubles matches to end the year … Earned NEC Player of the Month for February after earning singles victories against Harvard’s Davis Mangham and Holy Cross’ Chris Das.

As a sophomore:

Earned First Team All-NEC accolades at both No. 5 singles and No. 1 doubles with Brian Mikkelson, despite battling injury late in the season ... Won 32 matches for the second straight season, including 14 singles wins and 18 doubles victories ... Returned from injury to win both of his No. 5 singles matches in the NEC Tournament, each 4-3 Quinnipiac victories ... defeated Fairleigh Dickinson's Ted Segerfors, 6-4, 6-3, in the NEC Semifinals, before taking down Sacred Heart's Michael Syer, 6-3, 6-4, in the NEC Championship ... Gave the No. 4 doubles duo in the nation, Stanford's Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher, a difficult time in the NCAA Tournament First Round before the match was halted at 3-6.

As a freshman:
Earned First Team All-NEC recognition at No. 1 doubles with partner Brian Mikkelson...was named NEC Player of the Week, 9/30, following a 5-2 weekend at the UConn Invitational...won 32 matches in his initial collegiate season, including a team-high 19 doubles wins...won four matches to begin his career and advance to the finals of the No. 2 flight of the Fairfield Doubles Festival with fellow freshman Garrett Lane...went an undefeated 6-0 in doubles matches against NEC opponents with two different partners...paired with Mikkelson to win seven straight doubles matches from 3/13 to 4/9.

Before Quinnipiac:
Ranked as highly as No. 10 in the New England Boys' 18's, No. 234 in the country and No. 150 on tennisrecruiting.net ... In addition to his tennis accomplishments, Kwei played three years of varsity baseball and one year of varsity soccer at Dedham High School.

Personal:
The son of Gayle Chase and Richard Kwei ... has a younger brother, Gordon...a history major.