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  Matthew Scott
School: Univ. of Notre Dame
Year: Senior
Home Town: Oakton, VA
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High School: International School of Paris
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: Wednesday, August 05, 1981
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Political Science
Singles Record: 80-40
Doubles Record: 42-25
Veteran returns for second season playing near top of singles and doubles lineups and second season as tri-captain ... exciting player possessing formidable groundstrokes and an outstanding sense of how to set up points ... has the ability to move up in the court and attack short balls ... can hit particularly big forehand ... listed 49th in ITA preseason doubles rankings ... native of Toronto now lives in Virginia after spending four years of high school in France.

AS A JUNIOR: Made a successful jump to the top portion of singles and doubles lineups in 2002-03 … played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles all season, going 10-8 and 12-9, respectively … was ranked 85th in preseason national singles rankings, but dropped out in spring … in final Midwest Region rankings, was 19th in singles and 11th in doubles … earned BIG EAST all-tournament honors in singles and doubles … opened spring by losing first three matches, including a pair of close two-setters against players ranked among the nation’s top 10 … proceeded to win six of next seven, including clinching victory in 4-3 win over Purdue … also had win in 4-3 triumph over Michigan State … provided only Irish point in loss to Miami … became ill after doubles portion of Minnesota match, causing him to sit out singles in that contest and all of the Virginia Tech match … six of eight dual-match losses were against ranked players … was 15-1 when winning the first set … lost four of five match tiebreakers … after playing doubles in just three dual matches in ’01-02, played No. 1 with Brent D’Amico all year … led team with five clinching victories, including 8-6 win over Laulund/Rod of Virginia Tech to secure 4-3 triumph in BIG EAST semifinals … won in last match on-court to clinch doubles point vs. UAB … upset #55 Livesay/Taylor of Tulsa to give Irish 1-0 lead in that match … topped #51 Brunstrom/ Soderberg in tiebreaker with match tied 3-3 in Irish loss to SMU … finished season with four straight victories, including win vs. Kentucky … played with Luis Haddock to open fall, winning first four matches together en route to a 5-2 mark …played one match with Paul McNaughton in Harvard Fall Invitational.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Became a near-automatic point for the Irish in 2002 at the bottom of the singles lineup, turning in one of the most consistently outstanding seasons in the history of Notre Dame tennis … played mostly No. 5 singles and posted a 32-5 overall record, including 24-3 in dual matches … finished 120th nationally in singles after being listed as high as No. 51 … was 16-3 at No. 5 … won all eight of his matches at No. 4 … upset the highest-ranked player in the draw and second seed, 12th-ranked Phil Metz of Ohio State, in the second round of the Omni Hotels Region IV Championships in his first career match against a ranked opponent … won his first 14 matches of the spring before losing to 71st-ranked Michael Calkins of Illinois in three sets … other dual-match defeats came to Indiana State’s David O’Connell in the regular season and again to Calkins in the NCAA round of 16 … 17 wins in the spring came in straight sets … registered notable dual-match victories against USC, Minnesota, Duke, Ohio State, Pepperdine, Georgia, Mississippi, Harvard, Illinois, and SMU… also defeated #124 Greg Novak of Michigan … clinched BIG EAST title for Notre Dame with victory at No. 5 against Miami … earned first career national ranking on February 22 (51st) … his .865 singles winning percentage ranks fourth on the list of winningest individual seasons in the Bayliss era … his .889 season singles dual-match winning percentage is tied for third during Bayliss’ tenure … posted 8-2 record in fall action, including advancing to the third round of the Region IV Championships … two fall losses came to Indiana State’s Lovre Brajkovic and Butler’s Brandon Currie … was 28-1 when winning the first set with the only defeat coming in a match tiebreaker to Brajkovic … posted 15-1 home record ... his 32 victories rank 13th among single-season totals under Bayliss … was 4-1 in doubles with four different partners … won all three of his dual-match doubles contests, providing the clinching victory each time … delivered doubles point (with Aaron Talarico) against Ohio State with 9-7 win at No. 3 as the last match on-court … also clinched doubles point (with Luis Haddock-Morales) in 4-3 victory over Ball State … paired with Javier Taborga at No. 1 against Rutgers in the BIG EAST semifinals.

AS A FRESHMAN: Gave Irish great depth at bottom of ’01 singles lineup ... compiled 4-1 record at No. 5 singles and 7-1 at No. 6 ... defeated Duke’s Alex Bose at No. 6 ... also notched dual-match victories against Miami, Tulane, Ohio State, Minnesota, and Northwestern ... won nine straight matches during spring ... had 6-3 record in fall season ... participated in ITA Region IV Singles Championship ... had 6-2 doubles record with two partners ... was 2-1 with James Malhame in spring dual matches ... won at No. 3 against Minnesota and at No. 2 against Rutgers ... lost at No. 3 vs. Ohio State ... first paired with Ashok Raju for 2-1 record at Tom Fallon Invitational.

IN NON-COLLEGIATE ACTION: Teamed with Ryan Keckley to win doubles title at ITA summer circuit event at Notre Dame in summer of 2003 ... also that summer, won the Mid-Atlantic Men’s Open Clay Court Championships and reached quarterfinals of Legg Mason Wild Card Challenge in singles and doubles (with Brent Wilkins of Virginia Tech).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was ranked among top 20 juniors in France and top 250 juniors in the world ... competed at Junior French Open ... captain of Paris club championship team ... four-time tennis team captain and MVP ... went undefeated during high school career ... also played on high school soccer team as a junior and senior, leading the team in scoring ... born Aug. 5, 1981, in Toronto, Canada ... two-year member of Student-Athlete Advisory Council ... named to Dean’s List in spring ‘03 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in political science.

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