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2002-2003 Men's Tennis Roster


Michael Staniak

Class: JR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 160 pounds
Previous School: St. Kevins
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

2002-03 (Junior)
Fall
Defeated South Alabama's Aurelio DiZazzo in straight sets in first round of Country Club of Mobile Invitational (9/1) to start fall ... Lost three times at MT Invitational (9/20), all to ranked players, including three-set setback to Tennessee's 48th-ranked Mark Dietrich ... Dropped straight-set decision to LSU's Jason Hazley in prequalifying at All-American Championships (10/4) ... Lost to Tulane's 17th-ranked Michael Kogan at Tulane Invitational (10/20), but defeated TU's Mattias Westerberg and Jorge Lievano ... Defeated Matias Marin and Karim Alaily of Baylor with Trevor Short at Mobile Invite before losing to Alabama's Stephen Mitchell and Chris Gostek ... Won 8-5 over Lamar's John Guerrero and Jakob Paulsen in prequalifying at All-American Championships before dropping decision to Chattanooga's Jason Ontog and Tim Kutshera.

2001-02 (Sophomore)
Fall
Posted seven wins, including four straight in consolation bracket at Southern Collegiate Championships ... Won at least one match in all four fall tournaments ... Reached quarterfinals at Omni Hotels Region III Championships with Trevor Short, including win over seventh-ranked teammates Oliver Foreman and Robert Gustafsson.

Spring
Earned First Team All-Sun Belt honors in singles after posting 17-5 mark in dual matches ... Finished spring 6-2 in three-set matches, and had a six and a five-match winning streak ... Won both matches during NCAA Team Championships play, defeating Nick Beuque of Alabama and Martin Selin of Ole Miss in straight sets ... Began spring ranked 51st in doubles with Short ... Posted nine wins in dual match doubles play.

2000-01(Freshman)
Fall
Advanced to quarterfinals in first collegiate tournament at MT Fall Invitational ... Followed with first career tournament title, winning flight two of Southern Collegiate Championships with six consecutive wins ... Had seven-match winning streak ... Recorded team-high 10 wins during fall in singles ... Quarterfinalist in doubles at Southern Collegiate Championships with Daniel Klemetz ... Recorded 6-3 mark in doubles.

Spring
Went 17-5 in spring in singles, posting 27 victories for year ... Had win streaks of three, four, three and six during spring ... Had 13-4 mark at No. 4 position in dual match play ... Posted 7-4 mark in three-set matches for year, including 6-3 in spring ... Recorded 12-6 mark in doubles with Daniel Klemetz, including five-match win streak from March 30 to April 21.

High School
Attended St. Kevins College in Melbourne, Australia ... Maintained Top 10 ranking throughout junior career ... Ranked No. 1 in state of Victoria and No. 2 in nation in 1998 ... Played No. 1 for Australia in Linton Cup in 1999 ... Won 17 and under Tower National Championship in 1998.

Personal
Son of Gregory and Hanna Staniak ... Born February 2, 1982 ... Recording industry major ... Plans to play professionally and work with music and film.