||University of Illinois
||St. Louis, MO
||St. Louis University HIgh School
||Sunday, December 25, 1988
University of Illinois Male Sophomore Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Finished the year with a 23-9 overall singles record going 10-4 in dual season play ... Went 5-3 in Big Ten matches ... Compiled a strong 13-5 record in tournament play ... Saw action at the No. 4-6 positions, primarily at No. 6 where he carded a 5-1 record ... Won his first three matches to qualify for the main draw of the ITA Midwest Regional tournament ... Ended the year going 8-4 in doubles with four different partners ... Earned the team Scholar Athlete Award with a 3.78 GPA in History as well as the Strength and Conditioning Award for his second year in a row.
Won his first collegiate match over Alabama's Saketh Myneni in the fall at the Olympia Fields Invitational ... Went 16-17 overall and 5-4 in the dual season in singles ... Played at No. 6 singles going 2-1 in Big Ten play ... Had a five-match win streak in singles action starting October 7 ... Finished 4-8 in doubles play and 1-0 in conference matches at three doubles ... Honored with the Strength and Conditioning and Most Improved Player awards as voted on by his teammates.
Coached by Dennis Dougan at St. Louis University High ... A four-year varsity letter winner in tennis ... Has been the No.1 player for St. Louis High since coming in as a freshman, totaling less than 10 losses during his entire high school career ... Won the AAA St. Louis National Clay Court Championships doubles title ... Named first team Post Dispatch All-Metro as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Voted the team MVP all three years of high school ... Playing in the top spot, led St. Louis High to a third-place finish in state as a sophomore and helped lead the squad to the title as a junior ... Individually, finished third as a sophomore and second as a junior in state ... As a senior, he didn't relinquish a set en route to the 2007 Missouri State individual title ... Ranked No. 1 in Boys 16s and 18s singles and doubles in the Missouri Valley .... Finished his juniors career ranked No. 36 in 16's, No. 53 in 18's and No. 5 in 16's in the nation ... The performance earned him Post Dispatch Tennis Player of the Year as a senior ... Academically, received First Honors all eight semesters from his freshman to senior year.