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2004-2005 Men's Tennis Roster


Kai Schledorn

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

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 Fall 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 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, 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).

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 Fall 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 Fall Classic and four more in prequalifying and qualifying at All-American Championships before falling in Round of 16 ... Victory in Round of 32 qualifying came over Virginia Tech's 27th-ranked Andreas Lauland and Stephane Rod ... Alternated wins and losses in final four matches, two decisions each at Region III Championships and Beau Holton Memorial Invitational.

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 with wins over Belmont's Felipe Lima, Marten Tamla of Memphis, Indiana State's R.J. Nagel and Ole Dominion's Calin Milos ... 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 ... Duo posted a seven and a five-match winning streak with triumphs over Harvard's 26th-ranked Jonathan Chu and David Lingman and No. 38 Geoff Russell and Steven 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 ... Ranked in Top 200 in men's rankings in Germany and posted numerous wins over players ranked in Top 120 in Germany.