Matt Fontanese
Matt Fontanese
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Allendale, N.J.
High School: Northern Highlands Regional

SOPHOMORE (2018-19): Ranked second on team in singles wins with a 10-9 mark, all at No. 3 ... Teamed with Mason Groff to go 11-5 at No. 1 doubles, including a 4-4 mark in conference play ... Named to Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll and recognized as ITA Scholar-Athlete

FRESHMAN (2017-18): Posted 8-8 record in singles and 9-8 mark in doubles as a rookie ... Finished 4-4 in CC singles play and 5-5 in doubles ... Picked up consecutive conference singles victories over Gettysburg (3/31), Muhlenberg (4/3), Dickinson (4/7), and McDaniel (4/14) ... Teamed with Connor DeFaber-Schumacher to go 5-1 in a six-match CC stretch in April, including an 8-5 win at third doubles against playoff-bound Washington College (4/18)

Before Ursinus: Junior varsity and varsity captain at Northern Highlands Regional High School ... Advanced to fourth round of NJSIAA doubles championship in 2016 ... Helped lead Northern Highlands to North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 title in 2017, the team's first sectional crown since 2004 ... National Honor Society member

Personal: Born February 14, 1999 ... Son of Andrew and Teresa Fontanese ... Father played soccer at USC ... Has one sibling, Sarah (18) ... Neuroscience major ... Involved in Scholars in Service on campus

Why Ursinus? Fantastic neuroscience program, opportunity to play college tennis, research opportunities, beautiful campus, amazing feel of community 


  • ITA Scholar-Athlete (2019)
  • Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020)