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2002-2003 Men's Tennis Roster


Daniel Klemetz

Class: SR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180 pounds
Previous School: De La Gardieskolan
Hometown: Vanersborg, Sweden

Considered one of the top four or five recruits in Middle Tennessee history ... Chose Middle Tennessee over Baylor, Fresno State, South Alabama, Stanford and Tulane.

2002-03 (Senior)
Fall
Defeated Louisville Cody Conley and Vanderbilt's Chad Harris at MT Invitational (9/20) ... Lost in three sets to Kentucky's top-ranked Jesse Witten and defeated UK's Evan Austin and Vandy's Bobby Reynolds at Charles Fluitt Invitational (9/28) ... Won six straight matches at All-American Championships (10/13) to claim title, winning over Chattanooga's Jason Ontog, Michael Calkins of Illinois, Jean Simon of Texas, UCLA's Tobias Clemens, Washington's Alex Vlaski, and Amer Delic of Illinois in final ... Assumed No. 1 ranking after victory at All-American ... Dropped three-set decision to Phil Stolt of Illinois in first round of National Indoor Championships (11/7) ... Came back to defeat Simon again in consolation bracket ... Won only doubles match with partner Kirk Jackson at MT Invitational ... Defeated Indiana State's Henry Choi and Daliber Mihajlovic in prequalifying at All-American Championships to get into main draw ... Dropped Ryan Haymond and Alastair Jenkins of Texas in first round and California's 11th-ranked Robert Kowalczyk and Balazs Veress in second round of main draw at All-American Championships ... Lost in quarterfinals to eventual champions Calkins and Delic of Illinois, 8-9 (4) ... Lost in round of 32 at Region III Championships.

2001-02 (Junior)
Fall
Began fall very slowly but really picked it up at end of season ... Ranked 18th to start fall season ... Lost in second round of Southern Collegiate Championships in straight sets ... Defeated 39th-ranked Florian Marquardt of Virginia Commonwealth and 46th-ranked Tobias Clemens of UCLA in first two rounds of ITA All-American Championships ... Won four of six matches at UT Fall Classic, including wins over Auburn's Andy Colombo and 16th-ranked Mario Toledo of Tennessee ... Beat two ranked opponents, including 19th-ranked Tiago Ruffoni of Auburn, en route to semifinal appearance at Omni Hotels Region III Championships ... Reached quarterfinals in doubles of Omni Hotels Region III Championships with Kirk Jackson ... Won first two matches at Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships before falling in quarterfinals to 22nd-ranked and eventual champion Harsh Mankad of Minnesota ... Finished fall season 13-6 overall, including 7-5 versus ranked opponents.

Spring
Named First Team All-Sun Belt in both singles and doubles ... Voted Tennis Magazine/Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sportsmanship Award Winner at the NCAA Championships ... Also National ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award nominee for Region III ... Earned national seed at the NCAA Singles Championships in College Station, Texas, earning All-America honors in the process, the first Blue Raider singles All-American since Fred Niemeyer in 1997 ... Compiled 16-3 mark during spring season, 16-2 in dual matches at the No. 1 position, with seven wins over ranked opponents ... Only losses of season came to Georgia Tech's Roger Anderson (ranked 26th), Vanderbilt's Bobby Reynolds (26th) and Washington's Alex Vlaski (29th) ... Started spring ranked 12th in singles and finished year rated 16th ... Put together win streaks of nine and five matches ... Finished academic year with 29-9 singles mark, including 14-8 record against ranked opponents ... Highlight of season came in straight set win over 10th-ranked Romain Ambert of Mississippi State on the road ... Helped Blue Raiders advance to second round of NCAA Team Championships with straight set win over 53rd-ranked Maxim Belski of Alabama in the deciding match ... Lost to Vlaski in first round of NCAA Singles Championships in College Station, Texas ... Teamed with Jackson in doubles, ranking as high as 34th during the season ... Compiled 20-8 mark in doubles for the academic year, including 16-4 in dual matches with Jackson ... Had pair of five-match and one four-match winning streak.

2000-01 (Sophomore)
Fall
Wrist injury slowed him at end of fall ... Still managed 8-3 record in singles ... Won prestigious Southern Collegiate Championships for his second career tournament title ... Second player in school history to win Southern Collegiate Championships ... Six-match win streak was longest on team ... Recorded 7-5 mark in doubles playing with Robert Gustafsson and Michael Staniak.

Spring
Began spring ranked 10th ... Named All-Sun Belt in singles ... Went 17-9 in singles and reached second round of NCAA Championships ... Had four wins over ranked opponents in spring and seven for year ... Had pair of four-match win streaks ... Won both matches in Sun Belt Tournament in Mobile, Ala. ... Defeated California's 17th-ranked John Paul Fruttero in first round of NCAA Championships ... Finished year ranked 38th ... Went 12-6 in doubles with Staniak in spring, including five-match winning streak ... Duo won doubles match in first round of NCAA Tournament over Mississippi State's Luis Carvalho and Jerome LeBelicard.

1999-00 (Freshman)
Fall
Exploded onto national tennis scene by nearly qualifying for Clay Court Championships in first tournament as collegian ... Followed with quarterfinals appearance at Bell South Classic in Lafayette, La. ... Won five straight matches in Flight A at Louisville Invitational to win his first tournament title ... Won four of five matches at Seminole Classic, winning consolation bracket in Flight A ... Finished with singles record of 13-4 ... Teamed with Olle Nystrom to win Bell South Classic in Flight A ... Duo recorded a fall record of 6-1.

Spring
Named All-OVC in singles ... Picked up where he left off, winning six straight matches to start dual match season ... Set new school record for wins by a freshman with win over Louisiana-Lafayette's Michal Jordan ... His 24th win broke Paul Goebel's 1991 record of 23 ... Finished 17-5 in singles during spring ... Finished year with 29-9 overall record.

High School
Attended De La Gardie-skolan in Lidkoping, Sweden ... Ranked eighth in Sweden in singles ... Reached finals in doubles at Swedish Championships for 18 and under in 1998 ... Won region six times in doubles and twice in singles during the 1990s ... Vice Chairman of the Christian School Group.

Personal
Son of Byarne and Marianne Klemetz ... Born October 27, 1980 ... Undecided major ... Hopes to become longtime professional on ATP tour ... Enjoys music and playing the piano, golf and sailing.