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JCU Athlete Profile: Logan Langovsky

John Carroll Sports Information Department.
Logan Langovsky and Grant Sarnowksi celebrate after an impressive doubles match last season.

When fans of John Carroll Men’s Tennis attend a home match, their attention is immediately drawn to the majestic performance of Logan Langovsky ‘24 on court one.

Hailing from Green, OH, Langovsky has consistently secured first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors for the past three seasons and is now a top contender for the coveted OAC Player of the Year award in his upcoming senior season. Last season, Langovsky played at both number one singles and number one doubles positions and is likely to continue in that role this season.

Standing at 6 feet 3 inches,, Langovsky’s game is a mix of unwavering consistency coupled with potent and precise power. The first quality one sees when watching Langovsky is a rare one handed backhand. This backhand is something that has become exceedingly sparse in junior tennis due to its immense difficulty to learn and master. Complimenting the one-hander is an accurate forehand that moves opponents back and forth until he can step up in the court and rip a shot with effortless power.

However, what makes Langovsky stand out from other players is his balanced mental game. Tennis is just as cerebral, tactical and mental as it is physical. Tennis players around the world struggle with this aspect of the sport; athletes are on the court alone battling not only their opponents but their mental state. Langovksy portrays a stoic demeanor at almost all times, never getting too high or too low mentally.

“Tennis is definitely hard both mentally and physically for a multitude of reasons,” started Langovsky..“Playing at a high level requires extreme physical fitness and endurance and it is one of the toughest sports mentally as you have limited help throughout the course of a match.”

“When things go sideways it’s on you to bail yourself out, and you have to have a lot of belief in yourself and your abilities to be successful,” finished Langovsky. so the

For Langovsky, tennis has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember.

“I started playing around three years old and my dad and my uncle inspired me to play as I was surrounded by the sport from a very early age,” Langovsky mentioned.

Langovsky has also been a champion as the program won its sixth OAC championship in a row his freshman year. Reflecting on that achievement, Langovsky remarked, “My favorite memory of playing tennis at JCU was winning the conference championship my freshman year. All the matches were very close and everybody fought hard to win that championship.”

The JCU team completed their short fall season with a focus on preparation for the spring season.

“The team looks very solid. Some tennis-specific goals would be to improve our doubles and ensure that we are winning 2 out 3 points every time we play a match,” reflected Langovsky.

“Starting down 0-3 or 1-3 puts unnecessary pressure on the guys to perform well in singles, which can hinder our performance…continuing to put in the time in practice and taking time to bond with teammates helps to foster that synergy that is so important in doubles as well as playing on a team in general,” said Langovsky. “Overall I think we are definitely trending in the right direction and I’m happy with where we are at this year.”

Not only a star college tennis player, Langovksy is also a dedicated student. He is a biology major with aspirations to be a pharmacist. In addition to being a hard academic worker, he has an intense passion for golf with a love of the game like no other. You can watch Langovsky and the rest of the John Carroll Men’s Tennis team at the Short Family Tennis Center this Spring.

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    jmarkello Oct 29, 2023 at 1:42 am

    Another great article by a very humble member of JCU’s team