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  Dennis Mertens
School: Ohio State University
Year: Junior
Home Town: Braaschaat
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High School: Koninkiljk
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: Friday, July 13, 1984
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Major: Business
Singles Record: 86-39
Doubles Record: 44-27

Ohio State Career 2003-04 (Sophomore) Mertens compiled his best season yet with a 32-9 overall singles record … had a 23-6 singles mark in duals action at the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 positions … was 16-3 at the No. 5 spot … tied at the No. 11 spot in program history for season singles wins with 32 … went 9-2 against conference opponents in singles … had an 8-match win streak in the core of the Big Ten season Feb. 22 through April 10 … clinched Ohio State’s first Top 10 win after he defeated Vanderbilt’s Lewis Smith Feb. 13 … won 4-of-5 matches in postseason play including one win at the Big Ten championship and three during Ohio State’s NCAA tournament run … had wins over NCAA opponents from South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia … was 12-5 in duals competition with partner Brenton Contini … was 7-4 against Big Ten opponents with Contini … had a 16-6 mark at the No. 3 doubles spot …  academic All-Big Ten selection … OSU scholar-athlete.


2002-03 (Freshman) Mertens opened his freshman season at Ohio State with an 11-10 singles record ... went 6-2 against Big Ten opponents with an 11-9 duals mark in singles ... started at the Nos. 3 and 4 positions with a 4-4 record at the No. 3 spot and 4-3 at No. 4 ... suffered his only loss at the No. 6 slot with three victories ... compiled a 3-2 doubles record on the season ... is a first-year letterwinnner and an OSU scholar-athlete.


Koninkiljk Middenschool Mertens advanced his high school team to the sixth division Belgian title in 1999 ... was named an all-city selection from the age of 12 through his high school career ... was a midfielder (1997-2000) for his high school soccer team.  


Personal Born July 13, 1984, he is the son of Luc and Monique Mertens ... has an older sister, Ellen ... international student majoring in business ... lists greatest sports thrill as claiming the title of runner-up at the International Singles tournament in Helsinki, Finland ... upon graduation plans to succeed in business practices and aspires to be one of the top-ranked men’s tennis players in Belgium ... enjoys going out with friends.