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2005-2006 Men's Tennis Roster


Marco Born

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

2005-06 (Junior)
Fall: 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.

2004-05 (Sophomore)
Fall: 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.