James Spaulding
James Spaulding
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Winnetka, IL
High School: New Trier

Career:
Through three seasons in the program, he is tied for 19th place on the Eagles' all-time chart with 62 doubles victories.

Junior (2017-18):
He and partner Scott Rubinstein captured UAA Co-Player of the Week honors after playing their way to All-America accolades after winning their first three matches and advancing to the finals of the NCAA D-III Doubles Championships ... He and Rubinstein defeated the Chicago duo of Tyler Raclin and Jeremy Yuan, 6-3, 6-2, in the national semifinals after topping Carnegie Mellon's Chaz Downing and Daniel Levine, 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals ... The Spaulding/Rubinstein tandem ended the campaign as the No. 3-ranked doubles team in all of D-III and first in the Atlantic South Region, posting an overall mark of 23-13, 13-10 during the spring portion of the schedule ... Second Team All-UAA at No. 1 doubles ... Spaulding and Rubinstein went 4-0 in doubles and bought home first-place honors at the Grizzly Open (Oct. 13-15) ... The Spaulding/Rubinstein duo accounted for the match's first point in an eventual win vs. Chicago in the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships, posting an 8-3 verdict vs. Chicago's Nicolas Chua and Ninan Kumar ... Turned in a won-lost record of 11-5 in singles, 7-3 during the dual portion of the schedule ... Accounted for one of Emory's two points vs. No. 6 Middlebury (Apr. 21) with a three-set marathon win over Andre Xiao, 6-7, 7-6, 11-9 ... Was victorious in his first four singles encounters, which included decisions over teammates Alec Josepher and Adrien Bouchet, in advancing to the semifinals of the ITA South Region Championships ... Helped the Eagles to a 9-0 win over DePauw, picking up an 8-2 triumph in doubles before defeating Daniel Kinas, 6-1, 6-0, at fifth singles ... Followed his DePauw performance with an 8-3 decision in doubles and a 6-4, 6-4, win over Alejandro Becker of No. 20 Sewanee in a 9-0 outcome.

Sophomore (2016-17):
Earned All-America honors in doubles for the second straight year after he and partner Scott Rubinstein drew the No. 3 seed in the NCAA D-III Championships and won their opening-round match, defeating Kai Yuen Leung and John Wynne of Skidmore College, 6-2, 6-3 ... Finished the campaign with an overall doubles mark of 21-12 ... The Spaulding/Rubinstein tandem compiled an overall doubles ledger of 21-11, 17-9 at the No. 1 position during the dual-meet portion of the schedule ... He and Rubinstein concluded the season as the No. 4-ranked doubles team in Division III and were No. 1 in the Atlantic South Region ...  He and Rubinstein were selected First Team All-UAA at first doubles ... Battled to a come-from-behind 9-7 victory over the Rochester tandem of Masaru Fujimaki and Aaron Mevorach that gave the Eagles a 3-0 advantage, leading to a 9-0 final outcome in the quarters of the UAA Championships ... The Spaulding/Rubinstein duo won the last three games in an 8-6 victory over the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps duo Nikolai Parodi and Daniel Morkovine, which gave the team a 3-0 lead in the eventual 5-2 decision over the Stags in the finals of the D-III Championships ... Helped Emory to a 6-3 win at No. 15 Trinity (Apr. 1) with a dramatic 9-8 decision at No. 1 doubles over Matt Tyer and Wilson Lambeth that gave Emory a 2-1 edge in the contest ... He and Rubinstein won their opening three doubles matches en route to advancing to the Round of Eight at the ITA South Region Championships ... Boosted the Eagles to a 3-0 match cushion vs. Chicago (Feb. 26) in the finals of the ITA National Indoor Championships when he and Spaulding posted a 9-8 decision over Ninan Kumar and Erik Kerrigan in the team's 5-1 triumph ... Recorded an overall singles record of 13-11, 8-8 during the spring portion of the schedule (7-6 at No. 4, 1-2 at No. 3) ... Came away with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Chaz Downing of Carnegie Mellon (Feb. 25) that gave Emory a 3-2 match lead in an eventual 5-4 decision over the Tartans in the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships ... 6-1, 6-3 victory Trinity University's Liam Crawley knotted the match score at 2-2 and helped the Eagles to a 6-3 verdict in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships ... Rallied for a three-set triumph over Daniel Park at No. 4 singles that aided in Emory's 7-2 victory over No. 2-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Apr. 2). 

Freshman (2015-16):
Memorable freshman season that saw him bring home All-America honors in doubles with Scott Rubinstein ... The Spaulding/Rubinstein combo were selected to compete in the NCAA D-III Doubles Championship where they won their opening match, a 6-2, 6-1 verdict over Mohauad Alhouni and Andres Saenz of Gustavus Adolphus ... The tandem ended the year as the No. 6-ranked doubles team in Division III and No. 3 in the Atlantic South Region ... Compiled an overall doubles record of 18-13, 17-12 with Rubinstein, which included a 16-10 slate at the No. 1 position ... Strong doubles showing during Emory's postseason run, going 4-0 at No. 1, including an 8-3 decision over Kenyon College's in the NCAA quarterfinals Sam Geier and Tristan Kaye, who would go on and eventually claim the D-III national title ... He and Spaulding clawed to an epic 9-7 victory over Trinity's Paxton Deuel and Matt Tyer that gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead in an eventual 5-0 triumph in the NCAA Atlanta Regional Finals ... Rubinstein and Spaulding opened the Stag-Hen Invitational with an 8-5 outcome over Case Western Reserve's CJ Krimbill and Louis Stuerke, who ended the season ranked No. 3 nationally ... Rubinstein and Spaulding came away with an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles over Kenyon's Geier/Kaye at the ITA National Indoor Championships ... He and Spaulding earned an impressive 8-3 win over the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps pair of Skyler Butts and Daniel Morkovine, who ended the year in the No. 7 slot nationally among D-III tandems.

High School:
Tennisrecruiting.net had him slotted as a 4-star recruit ... Ranked No. 137 nationally and No. 8 in the state of Illinois.  

Personal:
Son of Peter and Margaret Posner ... Born June 12 ... Majors in history. 


Career Stats

SINGLES TOTAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2015-16 4-4 --- --- --- 0-1 0-1 2-0 2-2 NR NR
2016-17 13-11 --- --- 1-2 7-6 --- --- 5-3 NR NR
2017-18 11-5 ---  0-1  ---  ---  2-1  5-1  4-2  NR  NR 
                     
Total 28-20 --- 0-1 1-2 7-7 2-2 7-1 11-7  
 
DOUBLES TOTAL 1 2 3   Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2015-16 18-13 16-10 --- --- 2-3 6 3
2016-17 21-12 17-9 --- --- 4-3 4 1
2017-18 23-13 13-11  ---  ---  10-2  1
               
Total 62-38 46-30 --- --- 16-8