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  Mark Dietrich
School: University of Tennessee
Year: Senior
Home Town: Memphis, Tenn.
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High School: Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.)
Height: 6-5
Weight: 183 lbs.
Birth Date: Saturday, August 07, 1982
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Sociology
Singles Record: 76-56
Doubles Record: 75-39

2004 — Junior: Was ranked No. 37 in the ITA fall preseason singles rankings and No. 19, along with partner Wade Orr, in the national doubles rankings ... Began the collegiate season by going 3-1 in singles play at the Air Force Academy Fall Invitational Sept. 12-14 ... Suffered a fractured right tibia on Sept. 20, when he was struck by a vehicle as he was walking near campus ... Returned from injury to play No. 3 doubles (with Orr) Jan. 31 vs. Virginia ... Made his return to the Vols’ singles lineup Feb. 20 vs. No. 6-ranked Duke, posting a straight-set win over Christopher Bao Brown at the No. 6 position ... Defeated Matic Omerzel in straight sets at the No. 3 position to clinch the Vols win over Georgia ... Posted a 15-5 overall doubles record with Orr ... Finished the season with an overall singles record of 13-7 (7-4 SEC).

2003 — SOPHOMORE: Dietrich opened the 2002-03 season as the team's highest-ranked singles player in the Omni Hotels/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings at No. 48 ... Made a semifinal appearance in the "A" flight at the adidas Invitational in Peachtree City, Ga. ... Reached the singles quarterfinals of the Omni Hotels Region III Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky., where he was defeated by the tournament's No. 1 seed, Kentucky's Jesse Witten ... Earned an ITA fall regional singles ranking of No. 13 ... Debuted at No. 56 in the ITA's spring preseason national singles rankings ... His three-set victory over No. 73-ranked Stephen Mitchell clinched Tennessee's upset win over No. 14-ranked Alabama March 7 ... Notched a highlight singles win over No. 21-ranked Catalin Gard of Ole Miss March 30 ... Led the Vols with 17 doubles wins and finished second on the team with 18 singles wins ... Nabbed a team-high three clinching points ... Earned All-SEC second-team recognition and was the only Vol netter to garner SEC Player of the Week honors in 2003, earning that title for the period ending March 9 ... Selected as the eighth alternate for the NCAA Division I Men's Singles Championships.

2002 — FRESHMAN: Enjoyed a stellar opening season with the Vols, finishing second on the team in singles wins with 31, and capturing an SEC Indoor doubles title with partner Peter Handoyo ... Spent most of his time at the No. 4 singles spot, where he amassed a 9-5 record (7-7 SEC) ... Tied for the team lead in clinching points in 2002 with six, while also notching an impressive 5-4 record against ranked foes ... Began the year with a great fall season, in which he posted a 15-6 record, and earned a No. 67 ITA national ranking going into the spring  ... Had several impressive showings in the fall tournament season, including a quarterfinal appearance at the Region III Championships and semifinal appearances at the Georgia Tech Invitational, the adidas Invitational and the Southern Intercollegiate championships ... Posted an impressive 26-13 overall doubles record, while spending most of his time at the No. 3 spot with partner Andy Crews ... The pair notched a 9-4 record, while capturing important clinching points against Georgia and Auburn in the semifinals and finals, respectively, of the Vols’ SEC Tournament championship.

2001 — REDSHIRTED: Was redshirted in 2001, but with weapons such as his huge serve, he was destined to break into the lineup during the 2002 season.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE: Finished in the top 16 at the International Grasscourts event in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Finished in top 24 at the national hardcourt tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... Trained with Pato Alvarez in Spain for six months ... Finished in the top three in the state of Tennessee as a high school senior ... Attended Christian Brothers High School in Memphis.

PERSONAL: Last name pronounced: DEE-trik ... Plays with a Babolat Pure Drive racquet ... Academic major: Sociology ... Parents: Mark and Patty Dietrich ... Full name: Mark William Dietrich ... Born August 7, 1982, in Memphis, Tenn.