D1 Only

D1 Only

By Eduardo Villalpando
*Bilingual Podcast hosted by NCAA D1 Student Athlete, Eduardo Villalpando.
-Conversations with several college student-athletes about their path and how balancing academics and athletics helped them become better people.
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Mady Wolfe - University of Akron / University of Northern Colorado (ENG)
Former D1 Student-Athlete, Mady Wolfe, weighs in on attending the Weil Tennis Academy, the life for athletes at mid-major schools, transferring, Coronavirus, and more. (Music: Coldplay - Viva La Vida)
21:46
July 2, 2020
Majeed Bukhari - Portland State University (ENG)
PSU’s, Majeed Bukhari, discusses his transition from a tennis academy to college, playing Davis Cup for Saudi Arabia, the NCAA allowing athletes to use cannabis, and more. (Music: St. Jhn - Roses)
26:38
July 1, 2020
Gabriel Sidney - Pepperdine University / Florida Atlantic University (ENG)
Brazilian, Gabriel Sidney, talks about being in the ITF Junior Circuit, people all over the world changing their perspective on college tennis, transferring from a small school to a big school, and more. (Music: Jack Johnson - Better Together)
28:10
June 30, 2020
Colter Smith - University of Southern California (ENG)
Redshirt, Colter Smith, joins the podcast as he talks about committing to USC, doing both in-class and home school during HS, adapting to the life in college, and more. (Music: Pink Sweat$ - Honesty)
16:39
June 27, 2020
Peter Smith - Long Beach State / NCAA & ATP Coach (ENG)
Five-time NCAA Champ & Two-time Coach of the Year, Peter Smith, joins the show to drop some knowledge about college tennis from his 32 year experience as a D1 Coach, the party scene, what look into when recruiting, and more. (Music: 6LACK - Know Your Rights)
49:23
June 26, 2020
Georgia Drummy - Vanderbilt University / Duke University (ENG)
Former Top 40 ITF, Georgia Drummy, joins the show all the way from Ireland to talk about her experience at a tennis academy in the US, what the transferring process was like during COVID-19 times, and more. (Music: DaBaby - BOP)
20:04
June 24, 2020
Evan Zhu - University of California Los Angeles & ATP Player (ENG)
Two-time All-American & NCAA Champion, Evan Zhu, talks about playing at the US Open as a sophomore, deciding to go pro after two years at UCLA, his favorite Drake song, and more. (Music: A Boogie - King Of My City)
21:50
June 23, 2020
Kevin Konfederak - Georgia Gwinnett College & ATP Coach (ESP)
La leyenda de la NAIA y Coach ATP, Kevin Konfederak, se unió al show para hablar de atender a una escuela NAIA, no jugar contra escuelas top División 1 a pesar de tener el nivel, su paso coacheando a Guido Pella, y más. (Música: Ozuna - Te Vas)
26:45
June 22, 2020
Liam Draxl - University of Kentucky (ENG)
Former ITF No. 9 and Kentucky’s finest, Liam Draxl, joins the show to talk about committing to UK before getting good results in juniors, the progress Tennis Canada has made over the years, his intentions of playing pro tennis after college, and more. (Music: Drake - Feel No Ways)
20:01
June 21, 2020
Fabian Penzkofer - University of Kentucky / Stetson University (ENG)
German, Fabian Penzkofer, compares his experiences at both Kentucky and Stetson, explains why he likes more the environment of a small school, and more. (Music: A Boogie - Swervin)
17:20
June 20, 2020
Fernando Fonseca - Cal Poly (ENG)
Brazilian, Fernando Fonseca, talks about how going to a tennis academy helped him transition easier into the college lifestyle, being fluent in English since an early age, finding out about COVID-19 canceling the season, and more. (Music: A Boogie - Look Back At It)
16:33
June 19, 2020
Zack Evenden - Cowley / Florida A&M & ATP Coach (ENG)
ATP Coach from London, Zack Evenden, joins the show to discuss his experience at both a junior college and Division 1 program, his professional coaching career, listening to more American music than British music, and more. (Music: Stormzy - Lessons)
20:36
June 18, 2020
Bogdan Pavel - University of Central Florida (ENG)
Bogdan Pavel joins the podcast as he talks coming from Romania to the US, not knowing if he was gonna be able to play tennis again while in college, best way to keep your priorities straight, and more. (Music: J Cole - Snow On Tha Bluff)
27:25
June 17, 2020
Alejandro Reguant - University of Arizona (ESP)
De Arizona, Alejandro Reguant, habla de la mala perspectiva del tenis colegial en España, su arrepentimiento del recruiting process, la importancia del Inter Clubes en Barcelona, y más. (Música: Future - Too Comfortable)
23:09
June 16, 2020
Isaiah Volk - George Mason / Rochester / Cal Lutheran (ENG)
In one of the most inspiring stories of all sports, Isaiah Volk, joins the show and talks about having a brain tumor during his senior year of HS, playing D1 and D3, the difference between each division, and more. (Music: Deeper Than Rap - J Hus)
22:37
June 15, 2020
Tristan Boyer - Stanford University Commit (ENG)
Former ITF No. 8, Tristan Boyer, talks briefly about his recruiting process, caring about academics despite playing the Junior Circuit, the level of competition in Southern California, and more. (Music: XO Tour Life - Lil Uzi)
17:53
June 14, 2020
Chhinda Som - Niagara University / Virginia Tech (ENG)
Cambodian’s finest, Chhinda Som, joins D1 Only to talk about her pro mentality, struggling to transfer her credits, the differences between a small and big Division 1 school, and more. (Music: Sad - XXXTENTACION)
21:45
June 13, 2020
Daniel Stenger - Presbyterian College (ESP)
Originario de la CDMX, Daniel se une al show para hablar de la diferencia entre escuelas grandes y pequeñas en Estados Unidos, la importancia del SAT en el proceso de reclutamiento, visas para mexicanos, y más. (Música: Leaders - NAV)
30:36
June 12, 2020
Santiago Sierra - University of Utah (ESP)
Originario de la CDMX, Santi Sierra, se une al show para hablar acerca de la importancia de tener safety schools, darle importancia necesaria a los academics, las visas para mexicanos en Estados Unidos, y más. (Música: NAV - Perfect Timing)
34:35
June 11, 2020
Omar El Kheshen - Florida Atlantic / Southwest Baptist & Harvard Coach (ENG)
Coach Omar El Kheshen, talks about his unusual path from Egypt to the US, the differences between D1, D2 & D3 programs, and more. (Music: Kodak Black - Tunnel Vission)
33:46
June 10, 2020
Luca Corinteli - University of Virginia (ENG)
Three-time NCAA Champion and Two-Time All-American Luca Corinteli, joins the show and talks about being part of a brotherhood in college, learning to accept your role in a team sport, his favorite Lil Baby song, and more. (Music: Lil Baby - Emotionally Scarred)
38:04
June 9, 2020
Annika Bassey - Harvard University (ENG)
Harvard’s Annika Bassey joins the show to start season 3 as she talks about going to a prep school, getting wait-listed and then accepted into Harvard, learning how to manage her time, among many other things. (Music: NAV - Ain’t Going Back)
20:18
June 8, 2020
Tanner Smith - University of Southern California (ENG)
USC Grad, Tanner Smith, joins the podcast for the season finale where he talks about committing to USC, struggling to get on the line-up his first years, the party scene in college, and more. (Music: NAV - Tap)
29:12
May 19, 2020
Billy Rowe - Vanderbilt University / University of Georgia (ENG)
San Diego’s finest & All-American, Billy Rowe, joins the show to talk about growing up in SoCal, going to a regular high school, committing to Vanderbilt, getting the coronavirus extra year, and more. (Music: Drake - War)
31:56
May 18, 2020
Hassan Kenawi - Emory University (ENG)
Two time DIII NCAA Champion, ‘Siso’, joins the show to talk about living in SoCal as a junior, winning the NCAA Championship twice, the biggest misconception about schools that are not DI, and more. (Music: Drake - Pain 1993)
40:35
May 17, 2020
Cannon Kingsley - Ohio State University (ENG)
Cannon Kingsley joins to show to talk about his early commitment to Ohio State, becoming an All-American his freshman year, the importance of doubles in college, and more. (Music: Drake - Time Flies)
19:32
May 16, 2020
Morgan Stone - Santa Clara / Boise St. / San José St. (ENG)
Former D1 student-athlete, Morgan Stone, joins the show to talk about his college experience, transferring school multiple times, the difference between being an athlete and a regular student in college, his music career, and more. (Music: Støne - Keep It Simple)
39:48
May 15, 2020
Matt Gamble - University of Notre Dame (ENG)
Rochester’s finest, Matt Gamble, talks about doing his fifth year in the NCAA due to COVID-19, balancing schoolwork and tennis, and more. (Music: ZHU - Cocaine Model)
15:00
May 14, 2020
Alan Núñez - St. John’s University (ESP)
Graduado de St. John’s y VAVEL CEO, Alan Nuñez, se une al podcast y compara la ruta del profesionalismo con la colegial, ganar bronce en los juegos centroamericanos, balancear el trabajo con academics y athletics, y más. (Música: Tame Impala - Breathe Deeper)
49:57
May 13, 2020
Brandon Lam - Indiana University / University of Oregon (ENG)
‘BLam’ comes thru’ and drops a bit of wisdom regarding the recruiting process, transferring to the PAC-12 from the East Coast, having discipline in certain areas of your life, and more. (Music: Tame Impala - Lost In Yesterday)
25:02
May 12, 2020
Jack Davis - University of Washington (ENG)
UW’s, Jack Davis, joins the podcast to discuss his arrival at Seattle, playing at the top of the line-up for a PAC-12 team, his logic behind spin volleys, and more. (Music: Tame Impala - Yes I’m Changing)
34:09
May 11, 2020
Chris Grasel - Boston College (ENG)
BC’s own, Chris Grasel talks about not playing junior tournaments during his last two years in high school, being more academically inclined despite going to a tennis academy, his transition from a prep school to Boston College, and more. (Music: Tame Impala - The Moment)
22:38
May 10, 2020
Isaac Arevalo - Utah State / Texas Tech (ESP)
Desde Sinaloa, Isaac habla de sus logros en el tenis colegial así como de lo duro que ha sido su camino para llegar a Texas Tech, y más. (Música: NAV - Good Intentions)
36:18
May 9, 2020
John McNally - Ohio State University (ENG)
Ohio State’s finest and All-American, John McNally joins the show to talk about staying for school at his home state, college tennis as an underappreciated sport, his thoughts on the ‘no-ad’ scoring, and more. (Music: NAV - Recap)
30:47
May 8, 2020
Pierre-Louis Dodens - Arizona St. / Clemson / Delaware (ENG)
Swiss, Pierre-Louis Dodens, joins the show and opens up about transitioning from Europe to United States, transferring schools three different times, and more. (Music: NAV - Time Piece)
33:52
May 7, 2020
Gabriel Decamps - University of Central Florida (ENG)
UCF’s All-American, Gabriel Decamps talks about having a misconception about college tennis as a junior, his relationship with Coach John Roddick, how academics can help players to take their minds off tennis, and more. (Music: Mustard - Ballin’)
24:06
May 6, 2020
Ryan Seggerman - Princeton University (ENG)
Ryan Seggerman from Princeton joins the podcast to talk about growing in Southern California, his admission into an Ivy League school, the misconception about Ivy’s regarding athletics, and more. (Music: NAV - Champion)
24:59
May 5, 2020
Benjamin Sigouin - University of North Carolina (ENG)
UNC’s Benjamin Sigouin joins the show to talk about growing alongside a great generation of Canadian players, going to college despite being ranked #4 in the world in the junior rankings, his future plans, and more. (Music: Mustard - Baguettes In The Face)
20:57
May 4, 2020
Regina Espindola - Iowa State University (ESP)
En un episodio especial con Alexis Alvarez de UW como Co-Host, Regina habla de madurar a una temprana edad, hacer historia en Iowa State, tener más oportunidades en Estados Unidos por ser student-athlete, y más. (Música: Khalid - Talk)
31:48
May 3, 2020
Mikhail Sokolovskiy - University of Central Florida (ENG)
Mikhail talks about being a top junior player, paving the way for the new generation of Russian players, balancing academics and athletics, and more. (Music: Khalid - Saved)
21:12
May 2, 2020
Hans Hach - Abilene Christian University & ATP Player (ESP)
El doblista, Hans Hach, rankeado 120 del mundo en la ATP, habla de jugar en división dos en la NCAA, su transición al circuito profesional, entrar al US Open, y más. (Música: Khalid - Don’t Pretend)
38:19
May 1, 2020
Slava Shainyan - University of Utah (ENG)
Slava talks about the new generation of Russian players in college, playing at The Ojai, representing a PAC-12 school, and more. (Music: Khalid - Better)
33:16
April 30, 2020
William Blumberg - University of North Carolina (ENG)
The 8-time All-American talks about making history at Chapel Hill, going to college instead than to the pro tour, playing in the US Open, and more. (Music: Khalid - Location)
16:06
April 29, 2020
Brian Shi - Harvard University (ENG)
Brian talks about balancing academics and athletics at Harvard, playing at the New York Open, level of competition for Ivy’s, and more. (Music: Drake - Shut It Down)
21:05
April 21, 2020
Alafia Ayeni - Cornell University (ENG)
Cornell’s finest Alafia Ayeni talks about his acceptance into an Ivy League school, trying to make it on the pro tour while in college, importance of academics for college athletes, and more. (Music: Drake - 8 out of 10)
23:54
April 20, 2020
Max Cressy - University of California Los Angeles & ATP Player (ENG)
Max Cressy talks about his high school experience at the Weil Tennis Academy, going from not playing to becoming a national champion at UCLA, his relationship with Juanjo Climent, and more. (Music: Drake - Since Way Back)
33:15
April 19, 2020
Axel Geller - Stanford University (ESP)
Axel explica su decisión de ir a Stanford a pesar de ser el jugador número uno del mundo en juniors, acostumbrarse a la vida en Palo Alto, y más. (Música: Drake - Come Thru)
22:25
April 18, 2020
Giuliana Olmos - University of Southern California & WTA Player (ENG)
Giuliana talks about her late decision to go to college, transitioning into the pro tour, playing three out of the four Grand Slams, and more. (Music: Drake - Trust Issues)
20:22
April 17, 2020
Edson Ortiz - University of Alabama (ESP)
Edson habla sobre su tardío recruiting process de Chihuahua a Alabama, adaptarse a Tuscaloosa, pertenecer a un equipo en un deporte individual, y más. (Música: Drake - Signs)
29:08
April 16, 2020
Paul Jubb - University of South Carolina & ATP Player (ENG)
NCAA Champion, Paul Jubb, talks about his recruiting process, improving as a person at USC, becoming a national champion, and more. (Music: Drake - Portland)
24:18
April 15, 2020
Daniel Cukierman - University of Southern California (ENG)
USC’s Daniel Cukierman talks about doing military service in Israel prior to going to college, the biggest misconception about college tennis in almost every place outside the United States, being the #1 ranked player in the NCAA and more. (Music: Drake - Toosie Slide)
22:30
April 14, 2020
Trent Bryde - University of Georgia (ENG)
UGA Bulldog, Trent Bryde, talks about his junior career, playing college tennis at his home state, his different mindset when it comes to dual matches, and more. (Music: Drake - Do Not Disturb)
26:22
April 13, 2020
Riley Smith - University of Southern California (ENG)
ITA All-American, Riley Smith talks about committing to USC, becoming his own man, being a good teammate and more. (Music: Drake - Don’t Matter To Me)
26:13
April 12, 2020
Keegan Smith - University of California Los Angeles (ENG)
NCAA Champion and UCLA Bruin, Keegan Smith, shares his experiences playing in Westwood, balancing academics and athletics as a Division I student-athlete, winning a national championship and more. (Music: Drake - Lose You)
21:45
April 11, 2020
Daniel Moreno - Louisiana State University (ESP)
Daniel habla sobre la transición de juniors a College, su decisión de ir a LSU y un día normal en la vida de un student-athlete. (Música: Kodak Black - Calling My Spirit)
21:43
April 10, 2020
Alexis Galarneau - North Carolina State University (ENG)
Alexis shares his experiences as a rising Canadian star, the process to get accepted into college and future plans. (Music: Drake - Teenage Fever)
25:57
April 9, 2020
Patrick Kypson - Texas A&M University & ATP Player (ENG)
Patrick Kypson talks about leaving college after one semester to pursue his pro career, playing in the main draw of the US Open at 17 and more. (Music: Drake - Passionfruit)
22:20
April 8, 2020
Miguel Ángel Reyes Varela - University of Texas & ATP Player (ESP)
‘Micky’ Reyes Varela habla sobre su dura carrera colegial en Texas, la transición a la ATP y experiencias sobre Copa Davis y Juegos Olímpicos. (Música: Drake - Survival / Foto: Regina Cortina Photography)
46:28
April 7, 2020
Gerardo López Villaseñor - University of Kentucky / Texas Christian University & ATP Player (ESP)
‘Jerry’ platica sobre su experiencia universitaria en UK y TCU, como el tenis colegial lo ayudó a convertirse en el singlista número uno de México y más. Música: Drake - Legend)
30:31
April 5, 2020
Alan Rubio - University of Central Florida (ESP)
Alan Rubio describe su carrera junior jugando tres de los cuatro grand slams, su transición al circuito colegial y más. (Música: Drake / Jungle)
28:58
April 3, 2020
Alex Rybakov - Texas Christian University & ATP Player (ENG)
Chat with the 3-time All-American at TCU Alex Rybakov about his transition from the NCAA to the ATP, balancing academics & athletics and more. (Music: Drake - Cameras)
25:05
March 30, 2020
Facundo Lugones - Texas Christian University & ATP Coach (ESP)
Platica con Facundo Lugones acerca de la decisión entre el profesionalismo y la NCAA así como de su carrera como entrenador de Cameron Norrie en la ATP. (Música: Drake / From Time)
32:09
March 20, 2020
Alexis Alvarez - University of Washington (ESP)
Conversación con Alexis acerca de su camino en el deporte, el ambiente universitario en Estados Unidos, los pros y cons de ser un atleta colegial en la NCAA y más. (Música: Drake / Pound Cake)
31:40
March 10, 2020
DI Only Intro - ENG
Podcast Intro (Music: Drake / Chicago Freestyle)
02:15
March 9, 2020
D1 Only Intro - ESP
Introducción al Podcast (Música: Drake / Chicago Freestyle)
02:34
March 9, 2020