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  Michael Ricks
School: University of Washington
Year: Senior
Home Town: Orinda, Ca.
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High School: Miramonte HS
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: Monday, December 03, 1984
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 44-25
Doubles Record: 59-43

University of Washington
One of three team captains for the upcoming season...Husky Head Coach Matt Anger is counting on Ricks to contribute in both the singles and doubles starting lineup during his senior season...has 26-15 career record in singles and 37-33 record in doubles...Ricks had a stellar fall, highlighted by winning the Bulldog Classic doubles title with teammate Patrik Fischer...the duo was 7-1 in doubles action, only losing in the quarterfinals of the ITA West Regionals, and is ranked No. 35 nationally by the ITA...was 5-3 in singles and 7-2 in doubles overall during the of three seniors on Husky roster. 2005-06 (Junior): Compiled a 13-6 singles record and a 19-15 doubles record...19 doubles wins was tied for fourth most on team...teamed with Andy Gerst in fall action and recorded 6-3 record...7-4 in singles action during the fall...paired with Jean Noel-Insausti for first time on Jan. 20 and tallied 14-12 record and earned No. 39 ranking...Ricks and Insausti started season 7-1, including win over No. 25 Cohen/Stewart of Virginia...recorded 10-4 record with Insausti in non-Pac-10 Conference matches...was 5-1 at singles in dual meet competitions, including 2-0 at No. 5 and 3-1 at No. 6...was 12-3 overall against non-conference opponents in singles...went 6-2 in singles after fall action from Jan. 20-April 27. 2004-05 (Sophomore): Compiled a singles record of 8-4, going 4-0 at the No. 6 slot in dual matches...13-14 overall in doubles...teamed up with Andy Kuharszky as the No. 3 doubles team, going 7-7 in dual play and 10-11 overall...also won two doubles matches with Daniel Chu...won three-straight matches to reach the Flight C singles final at the Santa Clara Bronco Classic... blanked Uriah Jones 6-0, 6-0 to help the Huskies defeat Idaho...paired up with Kuharszky to clinch the doubles point over Arizona's Alcala/Christen...also clinched the doubles point with Kuharszky over Stanford...defeated seven of his eight singles opponents in straight sets. 2003-04 (Freshman): Amassed a 5-5 singles record mostly in individual tournaments...saw action in one dual match, losing a three-setter at No. 6 singles in the match against Santa Cruz...ended season on a strong note, winning a pair of matches in the Pac-10 Championships Invitational draw over USC and Stanford opponents...earned a dual win in doubles with partner Nick Weiss over a Portland duo.

Before Washington and Personal
Michael Benjamin Ricks...four-year letterwinner and two-year captain at Miramonte High School...led team to four-straight league titles and one regional title...prep team was state runner-up during junior year...squad also finished third and fifth at state in freshman and sophomore seasons, respectively...competed for Sleepy Hollow club team and Berkeley Tennis Club...helped team to North Coast Section title in 2002...tied for 14th at the Easter Bowl in Palm Springs in 2002...native of Durham, N.C....parents are Nina and William Ricks...has a brother, Jeremy (24)...enjoys baseball...majoring in economics.

Coach Anger on Ricks:
"Mike is really well-rounded and has really improved now that he's been healthy. Mike really sees that he has the responsibility to work hard and be a leader for us. He's earned the right to be starting for us in singles and doubles. I know he's looking forward to it and I'm looking forward to it too."

Fast Facts
Nicknames: Ricksy

Childhood hero: My dad

This actor would play me in a movie: Matthew McConaughey

Best thing about Coach Anger and Russell: Their professionalism

Superpower I wish I had: Ability to fly

My dream vacation destination: New Zealand

Favorite other sport to play: Football

First thing I'd buy if I won the lottery: Depending on the size of the lottery, a nice house or my dream house

If I could play a match against anybody, I would play: The 22-year-old Chris Russell