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  Jan Zelezny
School: Louisiana State University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Prague
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Height: 6-0
Weight: 182 lbs.
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Major: Business Finance
Singles Record: 41-30
Doubles Record: 34-26
2007 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year 2007 First-Team All-Louisiana Coach Brown on Zelezny “He is a very physical tennis player. Whenever someone goes against Jan they know they are in for a difficult match. He can run all day. He has added some pace to his ground strokes. His serve has gotten bigger. He continues to develop. He is an unbelievable student. He has already graduated and is someone that is maximizing his time here. He was one of the most valuable parts of our team last year and will be again this year.” Fall 2007 Finished the fall season tied, along with Sebastian Carlsson, with a team-best 10 wins … Picked up one of the biggest wins of his career in the round of 64 at the ITA Southeast Regional where he breezed past No. 43-ranked Billy Mertz of Alabama. Junior Season (2006-07) Named Louisiana Newcomer of the Year … Received first-team All Louisiana honors … Finished the season with a 21-12 record in singles and 19-13 record in doubles … Owned a teamed best 8-3 record in conference play … Was dominant at home this season as he compiled a 12-1 record at the “Dub” … He and partner Kevin Dessauer defeated Georgia’s Jamie Hunt and Nate Schnugg in the SEC Tournament, the team that won the U.S. Open Junior Doubles Championship … Defeated No. 60 Justin Kronauge of Ohio State, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, on Feb. 24 … Picked up his first win as a Tiger against Tulsa’s Diego Camacho, 6-3, 6-4, at the Rice Invitational … Advanced to the qualifying round of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships … received first varsity letter. Prior to LSU 2005-06: Named the University of Colorado’s most complete student-athlete and the 2005 and 2006 Tim Kullick Academic Excellence award winner ... Was ranked No. 111th by the ITA from March 11-18 … Was a two-time CU Athlete of the Week recipient for the weeks of Sept. 18-25 and Mar. 12-19 … A key ingredient leading CU to their highest national ranking ever of No. 23 ... 2005-06 Academic All-Big 12 Academic first team selection … 2006 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll … In the fall, reached the Flight A semifinals at the Denver Invitational with three consecutive wins ... Also reached the main draw Round of 32 at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships in Tulsa, where he defeated two nationally ranked players, No. 56 Chris Brandi of Florida and No. 88 Peter Rodrigues of Duke 2004-005: 2005 ITA Scholar Athlete selection ... Earned the team’s Tim Kullick academic excellence award honor roll ... Played the majority of his singles matches at the No. 1 and No. 2 slot … Faced 10 ranked opponents, including the last six opponents of the spring winning twice ... Teamed with Marek Dvorak at No. 3 doubles for a team-best 12 victories, including four wins against the Big 12 ... 2005 Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll ... One of 11 CU student-athletes in the Spring of 2005 to earn a 4.0 GPA … Gymnazium Omska: ranked among the top five players in his age group in the Czech Republic ... Reached as high as No. 140 in singles and No. 60 in the ITF, despite being injured all of his last year of junior tennis. Personal Born May 18, 1984, in Prague, Czech Republic ... Son of Jan and Jana Zelezny ... Has one sibling, Micmaela Zelezna (24) … Speaks English and French ... Runs the 100 meters in about 11 seconds and jumps over six meters ... Future aspirations are becoming a professional tennis player ... Enjoys playing sports, listening to music and computers in his spare time … Majoring in business finance. Zelezny’s Career Statistics Singles YEAR OVERALL VS. TOP 125 SEC DUAL W L PCT. W L PCT. W L PCT 2006-07 21 12 .636 1 4 .200 8 3 .727 Fall 2007 10 4 .714 1 2 .333 - - -- Totals 31 16 .660 2 6 .250 - - -- Doubles YEAR OVERALL VS. TOP 60 SEC DUAL W L PCT. W L PCT. W L PCT 2006-07 19 13 .594 1 3 .250 7 4 .636 Fall 2007 3 4 .429 - - -- - - -- Totals 22 17 .564 1 3 .250 7 4 .636