Ben Tonkel
Ben Tonkel
Height: 6'2"
Year: So.
Hometown: London, Ky.
High School: South Laurel
Major: Pre-Engineering


  • USA South All-Sportsmanship (2017)

Career Match-by-Match Stats: 2016-17, 2017-18

2017-18 (Sophomore): Was fourth on the team with a career-high 11 singles wins, including a 5-3 mark against the USA South... Seven of his victories in singles play came at the No. 6 spot and three were at No. 5... Also took a three-set (4-6, 7-5, 6-4) win over Berry's Clay Jones to help Covenant to a win (April 4)... Won two singles matches on the year and was 2-1 in dual matches... Had a doubles win over Christian Brothers (with Trey Wetjen) and Berea (with Sam Jordan)

2016-17 (Freshman): Compiled a 9-9 singles record, with four wins at No. 6 and two wins each at Nos. 4 and 5 on the year... Finished 5-2 against the USA South in singles action... Was Covenant's representative on the USA South All-Sportsmanship team... Won four of his last five matches of the year, helping Covenant to a USA South West Division title... Also went 2-0 in doubles play on the year... Picked up doubles wins against Emory & Henry (March 18) and Maryville (April 5)

High School: Attended South Laurel High School... Was team captain for both tennis and soccer teams during career

Personal: Parents are Steve and Melinda Tonkel... Has one sister, Allison... Favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13... Majoring in Pre-Engineering... Wants to become an automotive engineer