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 Patrick Downs

Ball State:  Major is pre-business . . .FALL 2015-16:  Had a strong fall showing with a 9-3 singles record . . . Finished fall play with five-straight victories . . . Took home wins against Chicago State, Marquette, Toledo, Purdue, IUPUI, Western Michigan and Binghamton . . . Also saw success in doubles action with teammates Matt Helm and Jan Jirus . . . 2014-15:  Named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team . . . Finished the season with a 15-14 overall singles mark . . . Earned back-to-back wins in his first fall tournament over Marquette and Air Force . . . Captured dual wins over Detroit, Taylor, Butler, IU Southeast, Western Michigan and Buffalo.


2013-14:   Posted an overall mark of 16-14 while finishing the season with an 11-9 dual record . . . Went 2-1 in Mid-American Conference action . . . Closed the season with four straight victories which included pivotal conference wins over Western Michigan (4/13) and Buffalo (4/20) . . . Helped the Cardinals earn their ticket to the 2014 MAC Tournament title match after posting a straight set victory (6-3, 6-1) over Toledo's Roberto Meza on court five which gave Ball State the 3-1 win over the Rockets . . . Contributed to Ball State's win over Buffalo in the MAC Tournament title match at Cardinal Creek Tennis Center (4/27), which is the 38th MAC regular season or tournament championship in the 42-year tenure of Bill Richards advancing the Cardinals to their eighth trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Downs played tennis at Canterbury High School, where he earned All-State First Team honors back-to-back seasons in 2010 and 2011.  He is a three- star recruit and ranks 289 nationally on  He is the fifth ranked senior in the state of Indiana.

 Named First Team All-State and Prep Sports Player of the Year during his junior and sophomore seasons . . . Second Team All-State honoree as a freshman . . . Advanced to the state quarterfinals as a sophomore. 

 Son of James and Pamela Downs . . . born May 17, 1994 in Forth Wayne, Ind.


Year: Senior
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.
High School: Cantebury
Experience: 2 Letters
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