| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff


The fourth annual Finance Cup will take place this year on Saturday, June 9 in Paris, France as Team USA once again battles Team Europe in this friendly, yet heated, competition. The teams are comprised primarily of former professional and college tennis players who currently work in the finance world.

Team USA has announced its roster for this year’s competition where it will once again be captained by Jeffrey Appel. Below is info on each member of Team USA's roster: 

Captain - Jeffrey Appel

Co-Captain - Amer Delic

Men's Open

Connor Patrick Smith

►ATP # 200 Singles, # 278 Doubles

►21 Professional Titles

►2x David Cup Team (Practice Squad)

►Notable wins include: Mischa Zverev, Dustin Brown, Ryan Harrison

►NCAA All-American at Ohio State University

►A & E Real Estate Holdings

Mac Styslinger

►ATP #1066 Singles, #873 Doubles

►2 Professional Doubles Titles

►1 US Open Main Draw Doubles Appearance - Loss to Michaël Llodra and Nicolas Mahut

►2016 Captain of National Champion UVA Team (2013, 2015, 2016 National Champions)

►NCAA #5 Singles, #1 Doubles

►Winner NCAA Doubles Championship

►Winner ITA All-American Doubles Championship

►Quarter-Finalist Australian Open Juniors with wins over Nick Kyrgios and Kyle Edmund

►Voted one of NYC’s most eligible bachelors under 25

►University of Virginia

►Fidus Partners

Jason Pinsky

►#1 USTA Boys 18’s Singles

►NCAA #11 Doubles, with win over #1 ranked John Isner / Antonio Ruiz

►#1 Singles and Doubles (3 years) University of Pennsylvania

►Winner - Easter Bowl, USTA National Clay Court, International Hard Court Championship Doubles Titles

►University of Pennsylvania

►Table Management

Marc Powers

►#1 Singles and Doubles all 4 years at Yale University

►Ivy Player and Rookie of the Year

►NCAA #52 Singles, #19 Doubles

►USTA Top 10 ranked Junior

►#1 in New England 7 straight years

►Yale University

►Samlyn Capital

Men’s 35s

Amer Delic

►Team USA Co-Captain

►ATP #60 Singles, #72 Doubles

►Notable wins include: Juan Martin del Potro, Carlos Moya, Kei Nishikori, Gilles Simon, Marin Cilic

►2003 NCAA Singles Champion, Team Championship; 32-0 Undefeated record

►2003 ITA Player of Year, Ranked # 1

►Former Davis Cup Captain for Bosnia

►Jesse Owens Big Ten Athlete of the Year (2003)

►Dike Eddleman Illinois Male Athlete of the Year (2003)

►University of Illinois

►UBS – Wealth Manager 

Michael Yani

►ATP #143 Singles, #158 Doubles

►Notable singles wins include: Tommy Haas, Mark Philippoussis, Milos Raonic, Yen-Hsun Lu, Dudi Sela, Kevin


►Notable doubles win: James Blake / Sam Querrey at Cincinnati Masters

►Competed in main draw of US Open (2), Wimbledon (1), French Open (1)

►Reached semifinals of ATP event at Hall of Fame of Tennis in Newport, RI

►2 Career Singles Challenger Titles

►2 Career Doubles Challenger Titles

►2-time All-American at Duke University

►2003 Male Athlete of the Year at Duke University

►Duke University

►Bank of Hawaii

Kevin Kim

►ATP #63 Singles, #118 Doubles

►9 ATP Challenger Singles Titles

►Competed in 19 Grand Slams

►3rd Round Australian Open 2005

►Doubles win over Bryan Brothers

►Won USTA National Championship (Kalamazoo) 1996


►California Bank & Trust

Graydon Oliver

►ATP #29 Doubles

►ATP #7 Double Team (Jan-Michael Gambill)

►4 ATP Double Titles

►4 Challenger Double Titles

►NCAA Ranked #1 Doubles, #9 Singles

►2 Time All-American

►4 Time Academic All-American

►Big Ten Medal of Honor

►University of Illinois

►Avalon Advisors – Managing Director

Alberto Francis

►ATP #275 Singles, #225 Doubles

►Notable wins include: Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Fabio Fognini, Donald Young, Mischa Zverev

►2005 UCLA Co-Captain & NCAA Team Champion

►2004 NCAA All-American

►#1 Doubles UCLA

►1999 US Open Boys Doubles Finalist

►UCLA and Stanford MBA

►LSNB Wealth Management

Kunj Majmudar

►ATP #728 Singles, #409 Doubles

►NCAA #25 Singles, #1 Doubles

►Won NCAA All-American Doubles Championship

►Played #2 singles and #1 doubles for Harvard

►Harvard University

►Seven Bridges Advisors

Jonathan Pastel

►ATP #718 Singles, #905 Doubles

►NCAA #30

►NCAA All-American

►Notable wins include: Mardy Fish and Dmitry Tursunov

►Davidson College

►Alliance Bernstein

Kyle Kliegerman

►ATP #1231 Singles, #588 Doubles

►Ivy League Senior Player of the Year

►Played # 1 Singles & Doubles for 3 Years at Princeton

►Ranked #1 USTA Junior Doubles

►Notable wins include: Gilles Simon, James Blake (doubles), Jean-Julien Rojer (doubles), Kevin Kim (doubles - US Open Juniors)

►Princeton University

►Seven Six Capital – Founder/Managing Partner

Men’s 45s

Alex O’Brien

►ATP #30 Singles, #1 Doubles

►Won 13 ATP Tour Doubles Titles, 1 ATP Tour Singles Title

►Notable wins include: Mats Wilander, Richard Krajicek, Brad Gilbert, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Gustavo Kuerten, and Andre Agassi.

►1999 US Open Doubles Champion (Sebastian Lareau)

►Appeared in 4 Grand Slam Finals

►5-time US Davis Cup Team

►US Olympic Team (2000 - Sydney) 

►Won NCAA Team Event 3 of 4 years

►Won NCAA Triple Crown (singles, doubles and team title) - senior year

►7 Time All-American - 3 singles, 4 doubles

►Founder - Alex O'Brien Tennis Foundation

►Stanford University

►Bank of Commerce - President and CEO

Richey Reneberg

►ATP #20 Singles, #1 Doubles

►Won 3 ATP Tour Singles Titles

►Won 19 ATP Tour Doubles Titles

►1992 US Open Doubles Champion

►1995 Australian Open Doubles Champion

►Notable wins include: Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Michael Chang and Boris


►US Davis Cup - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998

►1996 US Olympic Team in Atlanta

►Southern Methodist University

►Taconic Capital Advisors – Partner

Albert Chang

►ATP #140 Singles, #212 Doubles

►2 ATP Challenger Singles Titles

►2 ATP Challenger Doubles Titles

►Notable wins include: Patrick Rafter, Michael Stich, Arnaud Boetsch, Alex O’Brien and Jim Grabb

►Singles main draw 1995 and 1996 Wimbledon Championships and 1994 US Open

►Two-time All-Ivy Singles and Doubles

►1991 Singles All-American

►Harvard University

►Vivo Capital - Head Trader

Eoin Collins

►ATP #461 Singles, #308 Doubles

►Won ATP Challenger in Japan

►Several Davis Cups for Ireland

►Represented Ireland in Seoul and Barcelona Olympics

►Winner 2014 ITF Senior World Championship 45s Singles Title

►Indiana University

►Comerica Bank

Byron Talbot

►ATP #229 Singles, #20 Doubles

►Wimbledon Doubles Semifinalist

►7 ATP Tour Doubles Titles

►French Open doubles quarter-finalist

►Doubles win over Pete Sampras and Stefan Edberg at Queens Club

►3x All American at University of Tennessee

►University of Tennessee

►Merrill Lynch - Global Wealth Management

Mark Kaplan

►ATP #117 Singles, #219 Doubles

►3x College All-American

►NCAA #5 Singles

►NCAA – Senior Player of the Year

►Won 2 Challenger Singles Titles

►Notable wins include: Mark Philippoussis, Tim Henman, Malivia Washington

►University of California – Irvine

►Sanlam Global Investments – Head of Americas

Mark Leschly

►ATP #486 Singles

►Danish Davis Cup Team and Member Danish National Team - 1991

►Harvard University - two-time Captain; #1 singles and doubles; ranked top 20 in college tennis

►Board Member - USTA Foundation and USTA Player Development Advisory Board

►Harvard University and Stanford MBA

►RHO Capital Partners & Iconica Partners, Founder and General Partner, Chairman & CEO UTR

Rob Pohly

►#1 Single and #1 Doubles Yale University

►1991 Ivy League Rookie of the Year

►USTA top 50 Boys 18s

►Samlyn Capital – Founder and Managing Member

Steve Hentschel

►NCAA #16 Singles

►#1 Singles & Doubles Princeton University

►All-Ivy League

►3 Time Quarter-Finalist National 40s Championships

►Princeton University

►HFF – Head of M&A and Corporate Advisory

Walter Dolhare

►ATP #708 Singles, #596 Doubles

►#2 Singles and Doubles for University of Notre Dame

►#2 Ranked Junior in Argentina

►University of Notre Dame

►Wells Fargo Securities - Co-President 

Jonathan Canter

►ATP #36 Singles, #84 Doubles

►Youngest Male Tennis Player to Earn an ATP Point in April 1980 at the age of 14 Years 10 Months Old

►Won the Victorian Open in 1985

►Won 4 Challenger Titles

►Notable wins include: Yannick Noah, Henri LeConte, Kevin Curren and Tim Mayotte

►Ranked #1 Junior in US 18 & Unders in 1982

►Pepperdine University

►JP Morgan - Financial Advisor

Bill Ackman

►Two-time NY State High School Doubles Quarterfinalist

►Competed in Junior Tournaments in US and Europe

►Crew Team at Harvard University

►Harvard University and Harvard Business School MBA

►Pershing Square Capital Management - Founder and CIO

Men’s 55s

Steve Meister

►ATP #69 Singles, #20 Doubles

►Winner of 6 ATP Tour Doubles Titles

►Notable wins include: Andres Gomez, Peter Fleming, Heinz Gunthardt, Chris Lewis

►ATP Tour Board of Director 1991 - 1993

►Princeton University

►Meister Financial Group

Eddie Barreto

►ATP #610 Singles, #600 Doubles

►Played #1 Single & Double University of San Francisco

►NCAA Ranked #35 Singles

►Winner WAC Double Championship


Jeffrey Appel

►Founder of Finance Cup - Captain Team USA

►Captain Eastern National Open Team - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 National Champions

►USTA #12 45’s Singles, #1 Eastern 45’s Singles

►Sectional & Nationally Ranked Junior

►University of Pennsylvania

►JDA Funds Management, Founding Principal

Erik Jan Walson

►Played Futures in UK and Europe

►College tennis at Trinity University

►Top ranked junior in Holland

►Wins over USTA #1 and other Top 10 players

►Two-time Quarter-Finalist National 45 & 50 Grass Court Singles Championships

►Winner of 55’s ITF in 2016

►2016 finalist and winner of Category 2 National 55’s

►Trinity University

►Maas Capital - Managing Partner