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  Mikhail Bekker
School: Univ. of Pennsylvania
Year: Senior
Home Town: Moscow
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High School: Slavic-Anglo-American School
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: Saturday, March 07, 1987
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Finance
Singles Record: 78-40
Doubles Record: 60-43

2005-06 - A unanimous selection first-team All-Ivy, singles... Finished the regular season with a 28-8 overall record in singles, 13-6 mark in the spring and 7-1 in the Ivy League playing all but one match at No. 2 singles... Has a 12-8 mark playing No. 2 doubles with Jonathan Boym in the spring and a 4-3 record in Ivy League play... Also picked up two wins with John Stetson at No. 3 doubles... Advanced to the final of the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational where he lost to teammate Jason Pinsky(9/25)... went 4-0, helping win the ECAC Championship beating opponents from Binghamton, Columbia, Penn State and Brown(9/30-10/3)... Teamed with Boym to go 3-1 in doubles at the ECAC Championship(9/30-10/3)... Advanced to the quaterfinal at the Wilson/ITA Northeast Regional(10/24)... Along with Boym, pickedup a win over No. 1 Florida in first round of the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships(2/17)... Won five straight matches in doubles from Feb. 23 through March 7... Strung together six straight wins from March 11 through Apr.8 including a 7-6(10), 4-6, 6-2 win over Brown's Basudev Ratnum to clinch the match for Penn(4/8)... Finished the regular season winning nine of his final 10 matches.

2004-05 - Named first-team All-Ivy, singles ... Earned Academic All-Ivy ... Teamed with David Lynn to have an 11-8 spring record and a 14-11 overall mark at No. 1 doubles ... Recorded a 6-1 Ivy League singles mark ... Only Ivy loss came to No. 32 Jonathan Chu of Harvard, 6-1, 6-3 ... Had an 14-8 singles record in the spring season at Nos. 1 and 2 and a 18-10 overall mark ... Had a four-match winning streak with three three-set victories ... Teamed Lynn to advance to the doubles final of the Penn Classic, falling, 8-6, to teammates Joseph Lok and Tas Tobias ... Fell in finals of the "A" singles flight at Penn Classic to Diego Alvarado of Manhattan, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 ... Advanced to the round of 32 at ITA Northeastern Regional ... Had three wins at ECAC Championships, including collecting Penn's only point in 6-1 loss to No. 1 seeded Harvard.

2003-04 - Ivy League Rookie of the Year ... Began collegiate career with a finals showing in the Princeton/Farnsworth Invitational "B" Flight ... Fell in the finals to St. John's' David Nygen, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 ... Qualified for the ITA Northeast Regional and went 1-1 ... Fell in the semifinals of Flight "A" of the Penn Classic ... Teammed with David Lynn to reach the finals of the Penn Classic doubles tournament where they fell to Maryland, 8-6 ... Went 5-2 to open the spring season in dual matches which included a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Miami's John Hoynes ... Played either No. 1 or 2 singles for the Quakers during the spring and recorded two Ivy League wins in his first season ... Teammed with Craig Rubin for 2-1 doubles record which included victories over Navy (9-7) and Army (8-4) ... Teammed with David Lynn at No. 2 doubles to record a 3-4 mark in Ivy League competition and a 14-8 overall record ... Defeated nationally-ranked Miami, 9-8 (March 10) ... Ivy wins came against Princeton (9-7), Brown (9-7) and Yale (8-6) ... Nominated for ITA Rookie of the Year and Player to Watch ... Named Penn's Friar Honors Society Freshman of the Year ... Became Penn men's tennis' first Ivy League Rookie of the Year ... Finished the singles season with a 20-13 overall record and a 2-5 Ivy League mark.

Prior to Penn - Won the European Team Championship in 2003 ... competed in the European Individual Championship in 2002 ... captured the 2001 Russian Individual Championship ... finished third at the World Team Championship in 2001 ... reached the quarterfinals of the European Individual Championship in 2001 ... named honorable mention Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship in San Jose, Calif.

Personal - Born March 7, 1987 in Moscow, Russia ... son of Victoria Visotskaya Bekker and Alexander Bekker ... enrolled in Wharton.