||Norwegian Coll. of Elite Sports
General: Active in Carolina Leadership Academy program.
Freshman Season (2011-12) Recap: Had a spectacular freshman year ... tied for the team lead in overall singles wins with 18 ...went 18-16 overall in singles, including a 12-10 mark in dual matches and a 7-4 ledger in ACC play ... compiled a 12-12 overall doubles mark ... notched singles wins in 4-2 win over #15 Illinois and in a 4-3 win over Georgia Tech ... beat Anderson Reed 6-3, 7-5 in a 4-3 win over Florida State ... defeated Jason Tahir of Duke 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 to tie the match at 3-3 in an eventual 4-3 upset win at Duke ... clinched a 4-0 win over Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament semifinals with a three-set win over Conner Sherwood ... posted singles wins in both NCAA Tournament matches ... beat Billy Kenny of College of Charleston 6-1, 6-0 and then defeated Taylor Patrick of Tennessee 6-2, 7-6 to give the Tar Heels a 3-0 lead in an eventual 4-0 victory over the Volunteers ... bounced back from first-round loss in Duke Fab 4 Invite to take third-place in consolation bracket ... advanced to Round of 32 at ITA Carolinas' Regional, taking down UNC-Greensboro's Jeremy Roueche (6-4, 6-4) and College of Charleston's Mickael Trintignac (6-3, 6-3) ...reached Round of 16 at ITA Carolinas Regional in doubles play with partner William Parker.
Prep Highlights: Held prep ranking of No. 1 in Norway for 14s, 16s, and 18s ... ranked No. 33 in Europe for 16s ... won Norwegian Championship for 16s in 2008 and for 18s in 2009 in addition to one ITF singles title and two ITF doubles titles, both in Oslo ... member of Norwegian Davis Cup team ... played bandy, a Scandinavian ice skating sport, in high school as a midfielder ... was member of the top bandy team in the country ... nominee for top athlete in his high school.
General: Parents are Øystein Steiro, Sr. and Berit Bergsjø ... business administration major ... has a siter who reached as high as 499th in WTA rankings at age 18.
Off Court with Oystein
The best thing about being a Tar Heel tennis player is: all the privileges and support you get.
My favorite thing about playing for Coach Paul is: his desire to make you reach your potential.
Since last year, the aspect of my game I've worked on the most is: my volley and serve.
My best friends on a college tennis team are: Mons Knudtzon at UC-Santa Barbara and Trym Nagelstad at the University of Tennessee.
My greatest strength as a tennis player is: my offense.
Favorite song on my iPod: When Doves Cry by Finnebassen.
My best sport or athletic skills other than tennis are: skiing and bandy.
My favorite music act is: Avicii.
The player on the team who makes me laugh the most is: Gordo.
My teammates would be surprised to know one of my hobbies is: hunting.
Dream vacation spot: Kritiansand, Norway.
Favorite post-match meal: Oatmeal.
Beverage that quenches my thirst: chocolate milk.
Favorite Chapel Hill place to eat: Agora.
Favorite food made by a relative: Norwegian stew made by Mom.
Dream job: First Mate for Hydrolift in UIM Class 1 World Powerboat.
Favorite class at UNC: ECON 410.
Celebrity I'd most like to hang out with: Will Ferrell.
Most cherished possession as a kid: my boat.
Most interesting person I've met at Carolina: Gordo.