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2001-2002 Men's Tennis Roster


Daniel Klemetz

Class: JR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 173 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.

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.

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 Gardieskolan 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.