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  Jerry Makowski
School: Texas A&M University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Bradenton, Fla.
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High School: Bollettieri Tennis Academy
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: Monday, September 10, 1984
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Accounting
Singles Record: 63-50
Doubles Record: 42-36

“Jerry is a two-time All-American who is a fierce competitor. We look for him to have a great senior year as he goes down as one of the all-time Aggie greats.” – Texas A&M Head Coach Steve Denton

CAREER NOTES Two-time ITA All-American…Two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection…Made back-to-back NCAA Singles Championship appearances as a top seed in 2005 and 2006…Was ranked a career-best No. 5 leading into his sophomore campaign…Two-time Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar…Has played in three NCAA Team Championships…Compiled a career-best 21-11 overall record in singles play including 13 victories against ranked opponents in both the fall and spring seasons combined in 2005-06…Became the first freshman in school history to earn All-America honors in singles…Named Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2005…Finished as the highest-ranked freshman in the nation…Graduated high school at age 13 and trained at the fame Bollettieri Tennis Academy in his hometown of Bradenton, Fla...Has tabulated 58 career singles victories including 37 wins in dual matches

JUNIOR (2006-07) Held down the No. 1 singles line for the Aggies…Ranked as high as No. 58 nationally in the ITA/FILA Collegiate Tennis Rankings…Was ranked as high as No. 9 nationally in the preseason…Compiled a 13-17 overall record in singles including an 9-12 mark in dual match play…Clinched the Columbia match…Went 7-11 against ranked opponents and 2-3 versus Big 12 competition…Defeated No. 33-ranked Bojan Szumanski of Texas Tech, No. 16 Michal Kokta of Baylor and No. 21 Ken Skupski of LSU…Also beat No. 38-ranked Ben Harknett of Rice in NCAA first-round action…Posted a 9-9 overall record in doubles…Teammed up with Clay Donato (6-1), Conor Pollock (1-1), Matt Bain (1-2) and Brett Joelson (1-5)…Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection…Named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar for the second year in a row…Selected as an alternate to the 2007 NCAA Singles Championship in Athens, Ga…Competed in the singles main draw at the ITA All-American Championships in fall tournament play…Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll student.

SOPHOMORE (2005-06) Team captain…Earned All-American honors for the second-straight year in singles after receiving a top seed at the 2006 NCAA Singles Championship…An All-Big 12 Conference selection in singles…Posted a 6-4 record in league play…Ranked No. 12 nationally in singles and as high as No. 8…Was the third-highest ranked American…Went 21-11 overall and 15-7 in dual match competition for a winning percentage of .682…Best wins were over then No. 3-ranked Ryler DeHeart of Illinois and then No. 6-ranked Scott Doerner of Pepperdine…Had eight ranked wins in dual play…Went 12-10 in doubles action…Teamed with Matt Bain and posted a 10-6 mark in dual play…Played doubles with Brett Joelson and the duo beat the then No. 1-ranked tandem of Scott Doerner and Andre Bergemann from eventual national champion Pepperdine in dual match play…It was the first No. 1-ranked team A&M had beaten in dual match play since at least the 2000 season…Bain and Makowski posted a 2-3 doubles record in Big 12 matches…Had singles victories over the No. 3, 6, 13, 14, 16, 24 and 38-ranked opponents during the season…Claimed wins against seven players ranked in the top 40…Had wins over No. 8, 11, 20, 21, 28, 36, 43, 45, 54, 56, 63, 69 and 95…Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team…Named a Verizon/Texas A&M Scholar Athlete…Clinched the Georgia Tech match…Went 4-2 in fall competition in singles…Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American in singles…Best win at All-American came over then No. 13 ranked Rylan Rizza of Virginia in the Round of 16…Later fell in the Round of 16 at the ITA National Indoors.

FRESHMAN (2004-05) Earned top seed at the 2005 NCAA Singles Championship…Garnered All-American honors in singles…Became the first freshman at A&M to earn All-America accolades in singles…Only the third freshman in school history to be selected to the NCAA Singles Championship…Named ITA South Central Region Player to Watch…Big 12 No. 3 Doubles Champion…An All-Big 12 selection in singles…Finished ranked No. 14 nationally in singles, his highest ranking of the season…Was seeded No. 9-16 in the NCAA Singles Championship and reached the Round of 16…Posted a 4-3 record in Big 12 singles…Led the team in overall wins with a record of 24-12 and a 13-7 mark in dual play…Beat then No. 1-ranked Benedikt Dorsch of Baylor on April 19 to become the third Aggie since 1996 to beat a No. 1-ranked opponent…Had eight ranked wins in dual play…Was selected as Big 12 Player of the Week…Had an 11-6 record at No. 1 singles for a winning percentage of .647…Compiled a 20-11 record in doubles…Teamed with Matt Bain and went 8-4 in dual play…They posted a 5-1 record in the Big 12 to win the No. 3 Doubles title…Had wins over the No. 1, 5, 16, 17, 30, 38, 40, 46, 47, 50 and 59-ranked opponents at the time of the match…Clinched the Nebraska match and the postseason Colorado match…Was 9-4 in singles and 6-2 in doubles in the fall…Posted a 2-1 record at the AUDI/Napa Valley Classic with a pair wins over Cal…Reached the Round of 64 in the qualifying draw of the ITA All-American Championships…Recorded a win over ninth-seeded Josh Cohen of Miami in the Round of 128…Reached the semifinals in singles at the ITA Regional…Beat second-seeded and No. 47-ranked Jeremy Blandin of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Round of 32…Teamed with Mohamed Dakki to reach the semifinals in doubles.

HIGH SCHOOL and JUNIOR CAREER Trained for seven years at the famed Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla…Graduated from the Foundation Academy…Gained national and international playing experience and developed a solid tennis pedigree…Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL Jerry Makowski…Son of Jerzy and Alma-Rosa Makowski of Bradenton, Fla…Born Sept. 10, 1984 in Worchester, Mass…Accounting major in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M…Has an older and younger sister…His uncle Adrian Machado played at Stonehill College and played professionally for Puerto Rico…His favorite professional athlete is Muhammed Ali because of, “how much he believed in himself. His confidence made him seem invincible”…Hobbies include reading history books and watching Fox News Channel for political analysis…Completed a competitive internship with the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche this past summer.