Freshman year (2016-17): Bhangdia was named to the All-Southern Conference second team for singles after recording a 10-4 overall record and 6-1 league mark, playing mostly at flight six. He won nine of 10 matches beginning with a 6-2, 6-7(7), 1-0(10-6) victory over North Greenville and continuing through April 7 when he scored a 6-4, 7-5 win versus UNC Greensboro. Bhangia notched a 7-6, 6-3 victory over Mercer in the semifinals of the Southern Conference tournament. In doubles play, he was a perfect 6-0, playing at flight three. He teamed up with four different doubles partners throughout the season and combined with Clarke Wilson for three-straight wins over Butler, Duquesne, and UNC Greensboro. Bhangdia was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Prep/Personal: Jake Bhangdia reached a career-high ranking of fifth in the 18’s Eastern Section following the 2016 season. The Poughkeepsie Journal 2015 Athlete of the Year, Bhangdia was ranked among the top 100 in the nation on TennisRecruiting.net. Jake Bhangdia was born on November 21, 1997, in Poughquag, N.Y. He is the son of Harshan and Linda Bhangdia. He intends to study mathematics.