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  Boris Kuharic
School: Oklahoma State University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Koprivnica
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Height: 6-2
Birth Date: Thursday, June 03, 1982
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: International Business
Singles Record: 56-33
Doubles Record: 51-40

2004 Fall season: Ended the season with a 7-3 singles record and ranked fifth in the region ... compiled an 8-3 doubles record partnering with Felipe Diaz ... he and Diaz earned a No. 2 regional ranking ... lost in the semi-finals of the ITA Central Regional to Marek Velicka 6-7, 3-6 ... advanced to the doubles final at the ITA regional before losing to the duo from Arkansas ... defeated Southwest Baptist’s tandem to win doubles at the RazorRacket Invitational.

2004 Season: Ended the year with an 18-5 record playing No. 4 singles ... began the season on a ten match winning streak ... beat Matt Simpson of Arkansas 6-4, 7-6 in the first round of the NCAA team championship ... lost twice to Baylor’s Matija Zgaga in his only matches against ranked opponents ... split time at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles while playing with Yevgen Bondarchuk, finishing with a 12-8 record ... beat Roberts and Ismail of Arkansas 8-5 at the NCAA Tournament.

2003 Fall season: Boris advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Central Regional Tennis Championships ... defeated Juan Escalante of Wichita State and Ben Cappuccitti of Illinois State before bowing out to Imraan Ismail of Arkansas ... finished the fall season ranked 13th in the Central Region ... teamed with Juan Felipe Diaz to post a 5-4 doubles record ... they won three matches to advance through the prequalifying bracket at the ITA All-American Tennis Championships ... the tandem finished the fall season ranked 11th in the region.

2003 Season: Went 12-9 playing in the No. 3 singles slot ... lost his only match in the No. 2 position to Chris Mitchell of Oklahoma ... lost his only two matches against ranked opponents losing to 44th ranked Zoltan Papp of Baylor and 84th ranked Dustin Taylor of Tulsa ... teamed with Boris Kuharic in doubles last season and posted an 11-11 record ... they were 7-7 in the third doubles position and 4-4 in the second doubles position ... recorded a victory over the 29th-ranked pair of Reiner Neurohr and Benedikt Dorsch from Baylor, it was the only match the Cowboys won from Baylor all season.

2002 Fall Season: Finished the fall season with a singles record of 0-3 and a doubles record of 1-1 ... fell to Livesay of Tulsa in a tiebreaker, 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(5), in the first round of the Hurricane Invitational ... teamed up with Jiri Jezek to defeat Frankowicz and McClure of Drake, 8-2, in the first round of the Hurricane Invitational doubles bracket ... the duo fell to Garrison and Long of Oklahoma, 8-4, in the second round.

Before OSU: Attended the University of Minnesota ... earned a top-5 ranking in the 16-under and 18-under leagues in Croatia ... was a semifinalist in the 18-under Croatian Championships ... also played on the high school handball, basketball and soccer teams ... captured several tournament championships in his high school tennis career.

Personal: Born June 3, 1982 ... son of Dusanka and Marijan Kuharic ... has one brother, Dejan (29) ... majoring in international business ... played soccer, basketball and handball in high school ... hobbies include sports and movies ... chose OSU because of the good reputation of the tennis program and its academics ... favorite movie is Braveheart ... favorite musical group is Dire Straits ... lists favorite athlete as Goran Ivanisevic ... also considered Portland, North Carolina, Drake, Nebraska and Minnesota.

Coach Wadley on Boris Kuharic: “He’s a senior, and has had some great wins for us over the past two years. He’s also ranked 117th. Boris is a good, solid singles and doubles player. He and Felipe are ranked third in the region in doubles. He does a really good job for us.”