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  Manuel Kost
School: University of Oregon
Year: Senior
Home Town: Kuessnacht, Switzerland
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High School: Immensee
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: Tuesday, July 27, 1982
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 53-50
Doubles Record: 53-43

Fall 2004: Ranked No. 30 nationally ... reached the round of 16 at the ITA Regionals ... reached the quarterfinals of doubles play at the ITA Regionals with teammate Sven Swinnen ... began the fall ranked No. 51 nationally in doubles with teammate Markus Schiller ... ranked 10th all-time for career singles victories with 48.

2003-04: Finished junior campaign 18-11 ... ranked among the top 100 players nationally for the entire season, reaching a top ranking of No. 31 ... reached the NCAA Individual Championships for second consecutive season ... reached the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 championships ... awarded second-team All-Pac-10 honors for second consecutive season ... earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic mention.

2002-03: Became the first Duck to receive a bid to the NCAA Individual Championships since 2000 ... posted a 7-3 record against regional opponents ... earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... finished the season ranked No. 51 nationally.

2001-02: Won first six matches as a Duck ... defeated Washington’s nationally ranked Alex Vlaski twice ... posted an impressive 13-10 doubles record as a freshman.

Before Oregon: Like Bieri and Swinnen, Kost is also a native of Switzerland ... played in numerous junior tournaments, gaining experience before coming to Oregon.

Personal: Born July 27, 1982, in Zug, Switzerland
Parents: Erwin and Edith Kost
Major: Sports Marketing

Coach Kowalik on Manuel"Manu is a great senior leader who brings an excellent work ethic to the team. He is very accomplished and hungry for more."

ITA Preseason National Rank – No. 30 singles ... No. 51 doubles with teammate Markus Schiller ... ITA Regional Fall Rank – No. 10 singles ... No. 10 doubles with teammate Sven Swinnen.

Getting to Know Manuel
Nickname: Manu
Plan After Oregon: Turn pro
Biggest Rival: Washington
Favorite Pro: Roger Federer
Favorite Music Group: Dire Straits
Favorite Movie: Man on Fire, Gladiator