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2005-2006 Men's Tennis Roster


Kai Schledorn

Class: JR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 178 pounds
Previous School: Rudi-Stephan Gymnasium
Hometown: Worms, Germany

2005-06 (Junior)
Fall: Ranked No. 8 in preseason doubles poll with Brandon Allan ... Teamed with Allan to post 6-3 doubles mark in fall, including MT Invitational title ... Won all three matches in home event, defeating Vanderbilt (Preston-Magarik), teammates Pollack and Kuruppu and Ole Miss (Tveit-Rea) in finals ... Won against Kentucky (Sundh-Hume) before falling to Virginia (Cohen-Stewart) at UVA Fall Invitational ... Defeated Illinois (DeHeart-Anderson) in first round of All-American Championships before falling to 15th-ranked Ball State (Baccarani-Thompson) ... Won against Central Florida (Ben Soltane-Sakey) before falling to Memphis (Spence-Jago) at ITA Southeast Regional ... In singles, compiled 4-5 mark with 3-3 mark versus ranked opponents ... Defeated Kentucky's 68th-ranked Alex Hume, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6), in first round of MT Invitational ... Lost pair of matches at UVA Invitational, both in three sets, including 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, to Miami (FL)'s 100th-ranked Eric Hechtman ... Defeated Texas A&M's 90th-rated Bryan Wooten and San Diego State's 75th-ranked Markus Dickhardt in first two rounds of qualifying at All-American Championships ... Dropped three-set decision to Florida State's 114th-ranked Maciek Sykut in Round of 32 at All-American qualifying ... Defeated James Spence of Memphis before falling to Mississippi State's 112th-ranked Pierre Mouillon in second round at ITA Southeast Regional.

2004-05 (Sophomore)
Fall: Ranked 19th in preseason doubles poll with Brandon Allan ... Teamed with Allan to win three straight matches and Flight One title at MT Invitational ... Defeated Alex Bucewicz of Memphis in singles before falling to South Alabama's Clinton Jacobs in a tiebreaker in third set at MT Invitational ... Lost in first round of main draw singles at Southern Intercollegiates, only to win four straight matches to reach backdraw finals ... Won one match in doubles at Southern Intercollegiates ... Lost in three sets in first-round singles qualifying for All-American Championships ... Dropped decisions to No. 2 Duke (Walter-Zimmerman) and No. 58 Boise State (Schoeck-Shields) in main draw doubles at All-American ... Picked up one win in singles at Region III Championships before falling to 110th-ranked Jose Carlos Pinto (Mississippi State) ... Won first-round doubles match at Region III before falling in Round of 16 ... Won final singles match of the fall at UT Invitational, a three-set decision over Kentucky's Alex Hume ... Also swept all three doubles outings at UT, including a win over 27th-ranked Vanderbilt (Brown-Pinsky). Spring: Earned second straight All-Sun Belt honors in doubles with Brandon Allan, earning a ranking as high as No. 22 nationally on April 19 ... Posted 16-6 dual match record, all with Allan ... Recorded 8-3 mark at both No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, putting together five and seven-match winning streaks ... Collected second victory of the year over Vandy's Brown-Pinsky, then ranked 26th nationally ... Posted 15-7 dual match mark in singles, winning first seven matches of the spring ... His 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (3) victory over UL's Kerei Abakar at No. 3 was the clinching point in Middle Tennessee's first Sun Belt title and was his only decision in the SBC Championships in singles ... Named SBC Championships Most Outstanding Player after victory in finals as well as one doubles triumph ... Did not play in NCAA Team or NCAA Doubles Championships due to an illness to his mother ... Ended the year 22-13 overall in singles and 25-10 overall in doubles ... Finished with final ranking of No. 27 with Allan in doubles.

2003-04 (Freshman)
Fall: Started fall with seven straight victories in posting 8-4 record ... Won four straight matches, defeating teammate Rishan Kuruppu in finals at MT Invitational ... Picked up three more victories at Seminole Fall Classic ... Won once in main draw at Region III Championships ... Picked up 10 doubles victories, all with sophomore Brandon Allan ... Won all three matches at Seminole Classic and four more in prequalifying and qualifying for All-American Championships ... Victory in Round of 32 qualifying came over 27th-ranked Virginia Tech (Lauland-Rod). Spring: Freshman who had an up-and-down year, especially home and away ... Posted 18-15 overall singles record, including 10-11 in dual matches ... Teamed with Brandon Allan for 25-12 doubles mark, 15-8 in dual matches ... Played at every position in lineup in singles except No. 6, posting 5-3 record at No. 3 and 3-1 at No. 4 ... Posted 4-4 mark in three-set matches ... Suffered losses to Catalin Gard of Ole Miss and Vanderbilt's Matt Lockin ... Won four of final six singles matches ... Finished the year 14-0 at home in singles and just 4-15 away from Murfreesboro ... Ranked most of the spring in doubles with Brandon Allan, reaching as high as 28th nationally on March 23 ... Duo earned All-Sun Belt honors and posted five and seven-match winning streaks, with triumphs over 26th-ranked Harvard (Chu-Lingman) and 38th-ranked William & Mary (Russell-Kane) ... Won first two matches at Sun Belt Championships before losing in finals.

Personal: Kai Schledorn ... Son of Uwe and Volia Schledorn ... Born August 6, 1982 ... Majoring in Business Administration ... Ranked in Top 200 in men's rankings in Germany and posted numerous wins over players ranked in Top 120 in Germany.