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  Sven Swinnen
School: University of Oregon
Year: Senior
Home Town: Wuerenlingen
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High School: Biel
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 83-36
Doubles Record: 58-49

Fall 2004: Became the first Duck in history to win an ITA Regional (West) tournament ... began the fall season ranked No. 12 nationally ... received a bid to the ITA Indoor Championships, going 1-1 ... led the team with seven victories ... six wins away from becoming Oregon’s all-time career leader ... began the fall season ranked No. 9 nationally in doubles with teammate Arron Spencer.

2003-04: Earned All-America honors after finishing 22-9 and reaching the NCAA Individual Championships ... started the season ranked No. 92 natonally, before reaching a top ranking of No. 16 ... named first-team All-Pac-10 .. earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic praise ... finished the season ranked No. 39 nationally in doubles with Spencer and with a 17-9 doubles record, good for third all-time.

2002-03: Tied for the team lead in wins with 18 ... played mostly No. 3 and No. 4 singles, going 11-9 in dual play ... won three matches at the ITA All-American Championships ... notched a 6-4 record against regional opponents ... strung together seven consecutive wins during his sophomore campaign.

2001-02: Made an immediate impact, winning 12 consecutive matches to begin his Duck career ... went 17-7 ... played No. 1 doubles and No. 3, 4 and 5 singles.

Before Oregon: Another top recruit from Switzerland ... ranked among the top 40 in Swiss rankings prior to coming to Oregon.

Personal: Born Jan. 22, 1981, in Thun, Switzerland
Parents: Rene and Greet Swinnen
Major: Pre-Business Administration

Coach Kowalik on Sven"Sven had a record-breaking season and fall. He will once again be a dominate force in the Pac-10 and on a national level. We look for Sven to continue his winning ways."

ITA Preseason National Rank – No. 12 singles ... No. 9 doubles with teammate Arron Spencer ... ITA Regional Fall Rank – No. 5 singles ... No. 10 doubles with teammate Manuel Kost.

Getting to Know Sven
Nickname: Swinni
Plan After Oregon: Move someplace sunny
Biggest Rival: Washington
Best Part About Being a Duck: Duck pride
Favorite Music Group: D.J. Antoine
Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction