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  Balazs Novak
School: Ohio State University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Budapest
Home State:
Home Country: Hungary
High School: Zrinyi Ilona
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 61-11
Doubles Record: 32-12
Ohio State Career Honors 2009 All-Academic Big Ten honoree...two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2008 and 2009)

2008-09 (Sophomore Season) During the fall schedule, participated in first fall national tournament as an individual at the 2008 D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships (Oct. 3-5) in Tulsa, Okla. ... qualified for the main single draw after winning three-consecutive matches in the qualifying round ... en route to main draw entry, upset No. 1 seed Olivier Sajous of Texas in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 ... in next competition, advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2008 Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championship, hosted by Ohio State ... finished the fall campaign with a 7-3 overall record ... moving to the spring schedule, won first six single matches to start the year in straight sets ... after losing 3-6, 5-7, to Matteo Fago of Tennessee during the 2009 ITA Team Indoor Championships (Feb. 14), went on a 18 dual-match win streak ... helped the Buckeyes claim sole possession of first place in the Big Ten after defeating Waylon Chin of Illinois, 6-1, 6-1 (April 12) ... ranked as high as No. 38 in the ITA polls during the season ... during 2009 NCAA Championships, went 2-1 overall (another three matches went unfinished) ... finished season with a single-season career high in wins with a 36-6 overall record and a 29-3 mark in dual-play ... showed dominance in the middle to bottom half of the singles lineup with 10-1 and 17-2 records at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively ... never lost two-consecutive matches the entire season ... went perfect in Big Ten play with a 10-0 record ... in doubles action, partnered with teammates Steven Moneke, Mike O'Connell, Shuhei Uzawa, Bryan Koniecko, Matt Allare and Justin Kronauge ... during All-American championships, with Moneke, 17th-ranked duo advanced to the quarterfinals ... overall, doubles record was 25-6. 

2007-08 (Freshman Season) Went undefeated in singles dual action (19-0), not dropping a match since hard-fought 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 loss to Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame at Mary Davis Memorial Shootout in South Bend, Ind. (Jan. 11-13) ... overall, amassed a 25-6 ledger and went undefeated (8-0) in Big Ten play ... continued success in postseason, winning all Big Ten and NCAA tournament matches in straight sets ... played in some fall tournaments in preparation for spring season ... had best outing at Mary Davis Memorial Shootout, going 2-1 in singles action and 2-0 with classmate Shuhei Uzawa in doubles play ... named to event's all-tournament team ... following tournament, was important addition to Buckeyes, playing mostly the 4, 5 and 6 positions ... had most success at No. 5, recording 9-0 record ... compiled 3-0 and 7-0 ledgers at Nos. 4 and 6 singles, respectively ... saw sporadic doubles action, pairing up with Matt Allare, Steven Moneke, Mike O'Connell, Dominic Ozanne and Uzawa ... overall, doubles record was 10-6.

Prior to Ohio State Owned the No. 1 ranking in the Hungarian junior standings and No. 2 in the adult polls ... Junior Hungarian National Champion in both singles and doubles competition ... Hungarian Adult Doubles Champion ... part of the Hungarian Adult Super League championship team ... won an ETA tournament in Portugal ... advanced to the quarterfinal of the ATP's Poland Future Tournament in 2006 ... advanced to the Round of 32 in the Junior European Championship ... runner-up and third-place finisher in the Hungarian Adult Singles Championship ... member of the Hungarian Davis Cup squad ... ranked as high as 37th in the ETA standings and 206th in the ITF rankings ... named Most Valuable Player in East Hungary ... Player of the Year for all sports in East Hungary ... earned one ATP point.

Personal Son of Janos Novak and Dr. Tunde Donka ... has a sister Viktoria ... plans to play on the professional tour following collegiate career ... hobbies include listening to music, going to the movies and playing soccer and table tennis.