Hayden Cassone
Hayden Cassone
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: S. Salem, NY
High School: John Jay

Career:
After two years in the program he is tied for 31st on the school's all-time list with 51 doubles wins.

Sophomore (2018-19):
Key contributor in both singles and doubles in helping the Eagles to the national title ... Finished the season with an overall singles record of 16-11, 11-8 during the spring with all of his decisions coming at the No. 2 position ... Concluded the campaign as the No. 14-ranked singles player in the D-III ranks and No. 2 in the Atlantic-South Region ... Honorable Mention All-UAA at No. 2 singles ... Ended the year as the ITA Atlantic-South Region Player to Watch ... Honorable Mention All-UAA with Antonio Mora at No. 3 doubles ... All-America singles player after capturing a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 opening-round win vs. Wesleyan's Andrew Finkelman at the NCAA D-III Championships ... Recorded a 24-5 overall record in doubles with his victory total tied for 20th on the program's seasonal chart ... He and Antonio Mora chalked up a 20-4 effort in doubles, 18-3 during the spring at No. 3 ... Tallied the clinching point in Emory's 5-1 decision over No. 23 North Carolina Wesleyan in the third round of the NCAA Championships with a 7-6, 6-0 decision over Roberto Puig -- earlier in that match he and Mora accounted for the contest's first point with an 8-2 triumph at third doubles ... The Cassone/Mora tandem won their last six matches of the year ... Sealed the outcome of a 5-0 triumph over NYU in the quarterfinals of the UAA Championships with a 6-0, 6-2 verdict over Stefan Rodic at the No. 2 post ... Went 3-0 in singles at the UAA Championships including a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Anupreeth Coramutia of Brandeis that gave the Eagles a 3-1 edge in an eventual 5-1 victory in the finals ... Won his opening three singles matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA South Region Championships -- in doubles, he and James Spaulding won four matches en route to a spot in the finals vs. teammates Jonathan Jemison and Adrien Bouchet ... Landed a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 win at second singles over Austin Barr of No. 5-ranked Williams in helping the Eagles to a 6-3 victory ... He and Mora battled to an 8-7 result at third doubles vs. Middlebury's (Apr. 7) Aleksandr Samets and Andre Xiao, extending Emory to a 3-0 bulge in an eventual 6-3 win.

Freshman (2017-18):
Played a key role in both the singles and doubles lineup ... Earned All-America honors after winning his opening match at the NCAA D-III Singles Championships, posting a 7-5, 6-2, verdict over Wesleyan's (CT) Andrew Finkelman ... Named the ITA South Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year ... First Team All-UAA at No. 2 singles ... Second Team All-UAA with Jonathan Jemison at No. 3 doubles ... Ended the year as the No. 24-ranked singles player in D-III and was No. 4 in the South Atlantic Region ... Compiled a final overall singles ledger of 26-7, with his victory total leading the squad and tying for 14th place on the program's seasonal ladder ... Registered 27 doubles victories, tying the school's fifth-highest seasonal mark ... 17-4 slate in singles action during the dual portion of the schedule, 10-4 at the No. 2 spot ... He and Jemison rang up an overall doubles record of 20-3, including a 16-2 effort in the spring (15-2 at No. 3) ... Paired with Andrew Harrington at third doubles with the pair going 5-0 over the team's last five matches ... Named UAA Co-Player of the Week (Feb. 27) after helping the Eagles to their third straight ITA National Indoor Championship, going 3-0 at No. 4 singles and 2-1 at third doubles ... Won the final and deciding point in the ITA Indoor semifinals vs. No. 9 Chicago, coming away with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, decision over Jeremy Yuan ... Against No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the ITA Indoor finals, he and Jemison accounted for the team's lone point in doubles while earning Emory's first point in singles, a 6-3, 6-2 outcome over Daniel Park that began an Eagle comeback from a 1-4 deficit to an eventual 5-4 win ... Moved into the No. 1 singles position in the UAA Championship showdown vs. No. 7 Chicago and responded with a 0-6, 7-5, 7-6, triumph over Erik Kerrigan, who ended the year as the No. 26-ranked D-III player nationally -- earlier in that match he and Harrington rolled to an 8-2 win over Nicolas Chua and Bobby Bethke ... Won his first four singles matches and advanced to the semifinals of the ITA South Region Championships ... 9-8 triumph with Harrington gave Emory a 3-0 edge, and he clinched the match with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, victory vs. Austin Bard at No. 2 singles in Emory's 5-0 decision vs. No. 4 Williams in the quarterfinals of the NCAA D-III Championships ... Won at third doubles and his 6-1, 6-2 verdict against Mitchell Thomas at second singles put the Eagles one point from clinching their NCAA Tournament second-round match vs. Washington and Lee ... Posted a 3-0 slate at third doubles and 2-1 in singles at the UAA Championships ... Helped Emory to an 8-1 win vs. No. 7 Amherst, teaming with Jemison for an 8-0 victory at No. 3 doubles before winning, 6-4, 6-4 at second singles over Kevin Ma ... Won his opening four matches and advanced to the singles final at the Grizzly Open.

High School:

Three-year member of the tennis program at John Jay High School ... Was coached by Rob Labriola ... Ranked in the top 50 nationally by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... No. 6-ranked player in New York and No. 10 in the Middle Atlantic Region ... Runner-up in the Section 1 singles championship ... Registered a third-place finish at the 2017 New York Boys State Championship ... Journal News Weschester/Putnam First Team ... Played his way to all-state honors ...  Scholar Athlete.

Personal:
Son of Victor Cassone and Stephanie ... Born October 27. 

Quote:
"I chose Emory because of the great combination of academics and tennis.  Plus, the city of Atlanta is a great place to be."

Career Stats

SINGLES TOTAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2017-18 26-7 2-0 10-4 1-0 4-0 --- --- 9-3 24th 4th
2018-19 16-11 ---  11-8  ---  ---  ---  ---  5-3     
                     
Total 42-18 2-0 21-12 1-0 4-0 --- --- 14-6  
 
DOUBLES TOTAL 1 2 3   Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2017-18 27-4 --- 1-0 20-2 6-2 NR NR
2018-19 24-5  ---  ---  18-3  6-2    
               
Total 51-9 --- 1-0 38-5 12-4