Brynjar Sanne Engilbertsson

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March 29, 2002

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About Athlete

I have worked tirelessly on becoming the best student-athlete that I possibly could be for the past few years. I started playing tennis at age of 9 and my love for the game helped me realize my goal of progressing beyond my potential, both athletically and academically.

GPA

Brynjar's GPA would meet NCAA requirements.

Championships

UTR: 10

As of 2020

  • U18: 1
  • Mens: 4

Tournaments within Iceland

Icelandic National Indoor Championships

  • U18 champion (2020)
  • Man’s doubles 2nd place 2019)
  • U18 2nd place (2019)
  • U16 champion (2018)
  • U14 2nd place (2016)
  • U16 2nd place (2016)
  • U18 2nd place (2016)
  • U14 champion (2015)
  • U16 2nd place (2015) 
  • U18 Doubles 2nd place (2015)

Icelandic National Outdoor Championships

  • U18 Champion (2020)
  • U18 Doubles Champion (2018)
  • U14 & U16 (2x Champion) 
  • Mix doubles champion league - (Champion 2019 and 2nd place 2017 & 2018)

Bikarmót TSÍ (Icelandic Tennis Association Tournament)

  • U16 Champion (2016)
  • U16 2nd place (2017) 
  • U18 2nd place (2018)
  • 2019 I was in Argentina and 2020 were no tournaments because of covid19.

Stórmót TSÍ (Icelandic Tennis Association Challenger Tournaments)

  • U14 (x4) Champion 
  • U16 (x3) Champion 
  • U18 (x2) Champion 

National Club Team Championships (Representing Tennisfélag Hafnafjarðar)

  • U18 Champions (2020)

International Tournaments

  • Tennis Europe Capital inn Icelandic Open U16 
  • Champion in boy´s consolation (June 2017)
  • Tennis Europe Kopavogur Open U16 (May-June 2017)
  • ITF Grade 5 U16 – Reykjavik July 2018
  • ITF Icelandic Open Championships U18 (July 2018)
  • ITF U18 Reykjavik Open Championships U18 (July 2019)

Representing the Icelandic National Team

  • WOW air Icelandic Easter Open U14 (March 2015)
  • ITF/Tennis Europe U14 Development Championships – Antalya, Turkey (Mars 2016)
  • European Youth Olympic Games 2017 – Gyor, Hungary (July 2017)
  • Ten-Pro Global Junior Tour U16 – Nice, France (28. October - 4. November 2017)
  • ITF U18 European Tennis Championships – Klosters, Switzerland (July 2019)

        - Singles: Lost to Gian Luca Tanner (Switzerland) - 127 ITF

        - Doubles: Lost to Pedro Araujo/Tomas Luis (Portugal) 6/3, 6/1

Awards, press

I won 3 medals from my town for winning the Icelandic championship for my club and town.

http://tennissamband.is/2017/11/islenskir-unglingar-keppa-a-mouratoglou-nice-2017/

http://tennissamband.is/2016/03/14-ara-og-yngri-landslidid-keppir-a-throunarmeistaramot-evropu/

https://tennissamband.is/2017/07/olympiuleikar-aeskunnar-i-gyor-ungverjalandi-juli-2017/

http://tennissamband.is/2015/04/evropumotið-wow-air-icelandic-easter-open-fyrir-12-16-ara-tokst-vel/

YouTube Channel: competition videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoOjuAH_s24Ck9U9EaHeE3g

https://youtu.be/42H5qd6pYKA

Additional sporting info

I practiced gymnastics for 4 years with team called Björk, handball and football for 3 years with teams named Haukar and FH. My position was goalkeeper.

Instagram: @brynjar_sanne

What makes you different?

I started playing tennis at the age of 9 and quickly got the hang of it, but I was far from the level of many players there. I realized that if I wanted to be taken seriously in this country then I needed to outwork everyone. So I started playing countless hours on the court with any one that wanted to play, or on my own often challenging people that where more experience players then I was. Learning in the process my weaknesses and strengths, which I then focus on in the mornings before school and also after school with my coach.

In the start of 2019, I was the youngest player at 17 in the men’s national team and I am the next in line of playing at Davis Cup for my country. What makes me different is that I am always looking for a challenge to better my game and with believe and hard work anything is possible.

Why do you want to compete in college?

Iceland is not a big country, so it has always been my dream of going to college in the USA to compete for my school at high level. Improving my game of tennis mentally and physically by playing with new opponents on a regular basis and having fun doing it, and most importantly have the chance to academically thrive.

College Goals?

I really like sport science, physics, math, and science, so I want to learn something related to that, e.g., physiotherapist or chiropractor.

In terms of college tennis, the most important thing for me is to relish the opportunity and discover my full potential. It is the dream.

Anything else we should know?

I like watching Breaking Bad and playing basketball. I also like to play video games with my friends.

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