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2006-2007 Men's Tennis Roster

Marco Born

Class: r-SR-2L
Height: 6-9
Weight: 216 pounds
Previous School: Elsa-Braendstroem [Tennessee Tech Univ.]
Hometown: Hannover, Germany

2006-07 (Senior)
Ranked in FILA ITA Preseason Poll in both singles (88th) and doubles (3rd) ... Compiled 7-4 singles mark, including 1-2 versus ranked opponents ... Dropped straight-set decision to Tennessee's Kaden Hensel at MT Invitational and versus 103rd-ranked Milan Mihailovic of Texas in qualifying at ITA All-American Championships ... Put together six-match winning streak with victories over Tennessee's 116th-ranked Davey Sandgren, East Tennessee's Lisandro Picardo and Vanderbilt's Evan Dufaux at Volunteer State Challenge ... Won once before falling to Vandy's Ryan Preston at ITA Southeast Championships ... Posted 13-4 doubles mark with Andreas Siljestrom, including a 10-match winning streak at one point ... Won twice at MT Invitational before falling to Ole Miss (Klaeson-Rea) in finals ... Defeated 25th-ranked Texas (Varela-Barriga) before dropping 8-6 decision to LSU (Skupski-Cluskey) in second round at ITA All-American Championships ... Lost to Tennessee (Cameron-Hubble) at Volunteer State Challenge but started a 10-match winning streak thereafter ... Won six straight matches to claim title at ITA Southeast Championships, including triumphs over Tennessee (Sandgren-Tcherveniachki), Ole Miss (Klaeson-Rea), Tennessee again (Cameron-Hensel) and Alabama (Buikema-Thibadeau) in the finals ... Posted three straight wins at ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships with victories over Tulsa (Camacho-Cunningham) and fifth-ranked Michigan (Hung-Maravic) before falling to ninth-rated Georgia (Isner-Flores) in finals.

2005-06 (Junior)
Ranked No. 10 in preseason in doubles with Andreas Siljestrom ... The twosome won doubles title at Polo Ralph Lauren ITA All-American Championships, only the second Blue Raider tandem to win a collegiate grand slam event in school history ... Born-Siljestrom also reached the finals of the second grand slam event of the year, the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships ... Posted 11-3 mark in fall with Siljestrom, including 6-2 mark versus ranked opponents ... Lost first match of fall at MT Invitational but bounced back with three straight W's before losing in finals to 33rd-ranked Harvard (Ermakov-Kumar) at UVA Invitational ... Won five consecutive matches to take All-American title, including four over ranked foes ... Defeated No. 19 Louisville (Clark-Gustafsson) and Virginia Tech (Puranen-Delgado) in first two rounds ... Took down top-ranked LSU (Skupski-Growcott) in quarterfinals ... Semifinal victory was against 13th-ranked Stanford (Corkery-Pade) before defeating No. 51 North Carolina (Luchici-Pomeroy) in finals ... Reached finals of Indoor Championships before falling to No. 2 team in country ... Defeated Illinois (Spicijaric-Tucker) in first round and fifth-ranked Washington (Chu-Slovic) in quarterfinals ... Took out fourth-rated Boise State (Shields-Shoeck) in semis before dropping 9-7 decision to Ohio State (Green-Wilson) in finals ... Compiled 8-6 singles mark, with 2-3 record versus ranked opponents ... Lost in three sets to Kentucky's 68th-ranked Alex Hume in MT Fall Invitational ... Won three times in qualifying to reach main draw at All-American, including a straight-set victory over Ball State's 79th-ranked Matt Baccarani ... Lost in first round of main draw at All-American, 7-5, 6-4, to East Tennessee's 34th-ranked Oscar Posada ... Defeated Georgia's 59th-ranked Matic Omerzel at ITA Southeast Regional before falling to No. 56 Chris Brandi (Florida) in Round of 16.
Spring: Compiled 17-6 dual match record in singles, best on the squad, including 3-1 at No. 1 and 14-5 at No. 2 ... Began the spring ranked 97th nationally in singles ... In doubles posted 16-3 dual match record, 14-3 with Siljestrom, and 30-7 mark for the year, best on the team and tied for third most doubles victories in a season in school history ... The .811 winning percentage is the seventh best in a season in the Blue Raider record book ... Ranked in doubles with Siljestrom from third to start the spring to as high as second and as a low as sixth .. Ended the year ranked fifth nationally in doubles, the highest-ever ranking to end the season for a doubles tandem ... Played No. 1 singles for four of first five matches, posting three wins and losing twice in third-set tiebreaker ... Won four of the next five, including victories over Rice's Ralph Knupfer, Minnesota's Andres Osorio and Nebraska's Arturo Navarro ... Posted 6-1, 7-5, triumph over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Andrey Kumantsov before losses to Boise State's Thomas Schoeck and Fresno State's Sergiu Modoc (second loss to Modoc in 10 days) ... Won final eight singles matches of the year, including three-setters over Louisville's Damar Johnson and Arkansas-Little Rock's Dinko Halachev ... Defeated Louisiana-Lafayette's 95th-ranked Enghenii Corduneanu in finals of Sun Belt Championships and Tulsa's 62nd-ranked Federico Soriano, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, in first round of NCAA Championships ... Played first two dual matches of year in doubles with Greg Pollack, racking up pair of victories ... Born-Siljestrom won first eight matches of the spring, including an 8-5 triumph over 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech (Rajevac-North) ... Suffered two straight losses before rebounding with three victories, including an 8-2 drubbing of 40th-ranked Vanderbilt (Dufaux-Mack) ... Lost in dual match versus Louisiana-Lafayette but came back with six consecutive wins, including over 54th-ranked UL (Singh-Tabak) in finals of Sun Belt Championships ... Also included in six W's were victories over 59th-ranked Tulsa (Brugues-Charpantidis) in NCAA Team Championships and 21st-rated Clemson (Jenkins-Reix), 19th-ranked Illinois (Dabir-DeHeart) and 13th-rated San Diego State (Dickhardt-Stronk) in NCAA Doubles Championships ... Lost in semifinals of NCAA's to third-ranked Pepperdine (Begemann-Doernerdef).

2004-05 (Sophomore)
Won twice at MT Invitational before falling in semifinals to seventh-ranked Fero Babej (South Alabama) ... Teamed with Andreas Siljestrom in doubles, winning twice at MT Invitational, including an 8-2 victory over South Alabama (Babej-Kepka) before falling in finals to teammates Brandon Allan and Kai Schledorn ... Lost in first round in doubles at Southern Intercollegiates to 14th-ranked Auburn (Zoltan Pelva-Schweizer) ... Picked up two victories in prequalifying singles for All-American Championships before falling in Round of 32 ... Had two wins in prequalifying and one win in qualifying at All-American in doubles before losing to 23rd-ranked Pepperdine (Doerner-Rico) ... Won twice more at Region III Championships in singles, including a straight-set triumph over 91st-ranked Irving Morales (Troy) ... Picked up one doubles win at Region III before dropping 9-8 decision to 49th-ranked Florida (Holmia-Oullette) ... Won three consecutive singles matches and all three doubles tilts at UT Invitational, including a singles victory over 53rd-ranked Tigran Martirosyan (Kentucky).
Spring: Earned All-Sun Belt honors in both singles and doubles, posting 14-9 dual match singles record and 19-3 dual match doubles mark ... Played mostly at No. 2 in singles, winning five of first seven matches of the spring and putting together a five-match winning streak in April ... Won seven three-set matches, including final four of the spring ... Defeated Auburn's 120th-ranked Alex Schweizer in three sets at NCAA Team Championships ... Teamed with Andreas Siljestrom in doubles, ranking as high as 18th nationally on March 8 and April 5, posting 10-2 mark at No. 1 and 9-1 record at No. 2 in the lineup ... Duo won first 15 dual matches of the spring, including triumphs over No. 21 Virginia Tech (Rod-Puranen) and 15th-ranked Mississippi State (Carvalho-Carlos-Pinto) ... Also defeated No. 38 Tulane (Koch-Sottocorno) and dropped a 9-8 (6) decision to 16th-ranked Auburn (Schweizer-Zoltan Pelva) at NCAA Team Championships ... Tandem won in three sets over No. 4 Ohio State (Green-Wilson) in first round of NCAA Doubles Championships before falling in second round to 47th-ranked Brown (Charm-Shamasdin) ... Ended the year ranked 33rd in doubles.

Before Middle Tennessee
2004 Spring:
Compiled 12-11 dual match record playing at No. 1 for Tennessee Tech ... Dropped three-set decisions to Vanderbilt's 14th-ranked Chad Harris and No. 110 Lee Taylor Walker of Memphis ... Defeated South Alabama's Fero Babej and Sebastian Falk of Arkansas-Little Rock in straight sets ... Won a third-set tiebreaker against Clemson's Goran Sterijovski ... Lost 6-2, 7-6 to 33rd-ranked Catalin Gard of Ole Miss ... Won nine of final 12 matches of season, dropping a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Georgia's fourth-ranked Bo Hodge in NCAA Team Championships ... Posted 12-9 mark in doubles, winning 10 of final 11 matches of the year.

Personal: Marco Born ... Son of Hans-Peter and Sabine Born ... Born February 11, 1983 ... Majoring in Management.