||Texas A&M University
||San Antonio, Texas
||Monday, July 13, 1987
“Conor has been the epitome of what a student-athlete here at Texas A&M is all about. He is an All-American who has done a great job of leading our men’s tennis team and is also a good student majoring in finance in the Mays Business School. His work ethic, leadership and attitude is an example for all of his teammates to follow. Serving as team captain for the second year in a row, look for Conor to be one of the top players in college tennis in singles and doubles during his senior campaign.” – Texas A&M Head Coach Steve Denton
Two-time team captain and All-American…One of the nation’s top returning singles and doubles players…Has been ranked as high as No. 15 nationally in singles and No. 9 nationally in doubles…He and doubles partner Austin Krajicek became the first Aggies in school history to reach the NCAA Doubles semifinals in 2008…A member of three consecutive NCAA Team Championship appearances by the Aggies…Two-time All-Big 12 Conference singles selection in 2007 and 2008...Selected all-conference in doubles in 2008…One of only 12 players in school history to garner All-Big 12 honors in singles since the league’s inception in 1997…Has recorded 64 career singles victories in which 46 are wins in dual matches…Crowned Big 12 No. 2 singles champion as a sophomore…Has compiled 61 career doubles victories including 45 in dual matches…Needs four more dual wins to join the Career 50-Win Club in singles and is five shy of doing the same in doubles at A&M…Named Big 12 Freshman of the Year and ITA South Central Region Rookie of the Year during the 2005-06 campaign…Two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection majoring in finance with an impressive 3.653 grade-point average in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M…One of the top Americans that entered the collegiate ranks…Was ranked as high as No. 1 in the USTA Boys 18’s in 2005…Member of the 2004 USTA Junior Davis Cup team.
Named All-Big 12 in singles for the second time of his A&M career…Led the Aggies to a top 25 national ranking throughout the season...Served as team captain…Compiled a team-leading 22-15 overall record at No. 1 singles including 14 dual match victories...Defeated 12 nationally-ranked opponents during the season including two in the top 10…Finished ranked No. 25 nationally in singles…Was ranked as high as No. 15 on April 1, which marked a career best...Clinched the Washington, Duke and Old Dominion matches...Earned his first trip as an at-large selection to the 2008 NCAA Singles Championships…Posted the highest doubles record on the team with a 26-8 overall mark (.765)...Combined with teammate Austin Krajicek to record an impressive 10-1 mark at No. 1 doubles...Earned All-America honors after he and Krajicek reached the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals for the first time in school history…The duo finished the season ranked No. 9 nationally...They became the first A&M doubles team to earn a berth in the 32-team NCAA doubles field since 2005...Their biggest match victories of the season included upsets of top-ranked Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey of Virginia, 6-3, 6-4, in the NCAA Round of 16 on May 23 and sixth-ranked Ed Corrie and Kellen Damico of Texas, 8-4, on April 19…Also earned all-conference honors in doubles…Ranked second regionally in singles in the fall rankings...Upset the nation’s second-ranked player in Ohio State’s Steven Moneke in the opening round of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships on Nov. 1...Qualified for the 32-player singles main draw as a Wilson/ITA South Central Region finalist after defeating 2006 Wimbledon Junior Doubles Champion Kellen Damico of Texas in the semifinals of the ITA South Central Regional Championships on Oct. 22 in Austin, Texas...An Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection for the second-straight year.
One of five men’s tennis players to be selected unanimously to the All-Big 12 Conference Team in singles…Ranked as high as No. 68 nationally in the ITA Rankings…Posted a team-leading 16-6 record in dual match play including a conference-tying 4-2 record at No. 2 singles…Was crowned the No. 2 singles champion along with Oklahoma State’s Ivan Puchkarov…Became the first Aggie to claim an individual conference title at the No. 2 line since former A&M standout Ante Matijevic did so in 2004…Compiled a 23-10 overall record in singles with a 4-5 mark against nationally-ranked opponents including wins over No. 80 Chris Surapol of UCLA, No. 64 Brian Hung of Michigan and No. 13 Lars Poerschke of Baylor…Recipient of the team’s Aggie Heart Award…Made his collegiate debut in the national rankings on March 20…Clinched the Texas-Arlington and Michigan matches for the Aggies…Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection...Posted the third-best overall doubles record on the team at 22-12…Combined with teammate Matt Bain (20-10) and posted a 3-3 record against league foes to earn a share of the Big 12 No. 2 doubles title with Oklahoma’s Rob McKenzie and Vaclav Kucera…Also teamed up with Luka Ocvirk (1-0), Jerry Makowski (1-1) and Bryan Wooten (0-1)…Captured the doubles title at the University of Texas Invitational with Bain in fall tournament play…One of three players to compete at the ITA All-American Championships in October 2006.
Honored as Big 12 Freshman of the Year…Went 19-14 overall and posted a 6-1 record in Big 12 play…Played every singles position except No. 1…Held the team’s longest winning streak at 10 matches in the heart of season…Was the last match standing in 4-3 win at Texas Tech…Won his match in Lubbock in three sets to clinch victory…Posted a doubles record of 13-11 with five teammates…Went 9-5 with Marcus Lunt and 2-2 with Matt Bain…Was 4-2 in Big 12 doubles competition…Clinched the Notre Dame and Texas Tech matches…Named a Verizon/Texas A&M Scholar Athlete…In the fall, registered a 4-4 mark in singles and 1-2 mark in doubles…Played in the qualifying rounds of the ITA All-American in singles…Saw action at the Midland Racquet Club Collegiate…Reached the Round of 16 in singles and doubles at the ITA South Central Regional.
HIGH SCHOOL and JUNIOR CAREER
Trained at the TNT Elite Academy at April Sound in Montgomery, Texas…Was ranked as high as No. 1 in the USTA Boys 18’s…Was ranked as high as No. 9 nationally in the 16’s…In 2004, reached the consolation finals of the Texas Summer Grand Slam in Wichita Falls…Won the Boys 16 doubles title and finished runner-up in singles at the Easter Bowl, USTA National Spring Championships…Finished third in singles at the Boys 18 USTA National Winter Championships…Reached the doubles quarterfinals at the Boys 18 USTA National Hard Court Championships…Has international experience…In ITF tournament play, he won the doubles title and advanced to the singles semifinals at the Chanda Rubin American ITF Jr Circuit, Texas…Reached the doubles final and the singles semifinals at the St. Maarten Junior Open 2004…Reached the singles and doubles semifinals at the 11th Aruba ITF Junior Open and advanced to the doubles semifinals at the Chanda Rubin ITF Junior Classic, South Carolina…Reached the Boys 18 doubles quarterfinals at the USTA International Grass Court Championships…Recipient of the John McFarlin Award as the top junior player in the United States Tennis Association Texas Section during ceremonies prior to the Texas Summer Grand Slam in 2005…Reached the semifinals in doubles at the 2005 USTA Boys 18’s National Clay Court Championships…Took third in doubles at the 2005 USTA Boys 18’s National Championships…Coached by Joey Blake who was a former All-American tennis player at Arkansas…Graduated in the top 10 percent of his high school class.
Conor D. Pollock…Son of Gary and Julie Pollock of San Antonio, Texas… Born July 13, 1987 in Austin, Texas…Finance major in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M…Would like to pursue a career in professional tennis…Began playing tennis at the age of 7…Hobbies include playing the piano and watching movies.