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2001-2002 Men's Tennis Roster


Robert Gustafsson

Class: SR
Height: 6-8
Weight: 212 pounds
Previous School: All-Star Academy
Hometown: Saffle, Sweden

2001-02 (Senior)
Fall: Slowed by hip pointer injury during fall, limiting number of matches played ... Began fall ranked 50th in nation in singles and seventh in doubles with Oliver Foreman ... Started fall winning CCM Labor Day Tournament in Mobile, Ala., defeating 19th-ranked Tiago Ruffoni of Auburn in semifinals ... Also defeated 25th-ranked Javgeni Cariov of DePaul in first round of ITA All-American Championships ... Reached quarterfinals at ITA All-American Championships with Foreman in doubles, including win over 15th-ranked Rodrigo Echagaray and Jean Simon of Texas ...Dropped opening match of Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in doubles with Foreman, but duo rallied to win backdraw with three straight victories, including win over 25th-ranked Mike Kosta and Nathan Zeder of Illinois ... Duo finished fall season 6-3 overall in doubles, 2-0 over ranked opponents ... Won opening match in singles at national indoors before losing in Round of 16.

2000-01 (Junior)
Fall: Up and down during fall but had wins over 25th-ranked Maxim Belski of Alabama and 28th-ranked Jonas Pibor of Indiana State ... Won team-high 11 matches in doubles, including six with Oliver Foreman ... Teamed with Foreman to reach semifinals of Region III Championships in Athens, Ga., and Southern Collegiate Championships ... Duo defeated pair of ranked teams, both during Region III Championships.

Spring: Earned All-Sun Belt in singles and doubles with Foreman ... Recorded 16 singles victories in spring, including pair of wins over ranked opponents ... Won nine straight to start spring, with five in three sets ... Last two wins of streak came over 79th-ranked Stefan Hirn of Indiana State and 11th-ranked Alex Hartman of Ole Miss ... Also won five of last six matches of year ... Reached as high as 40th in singles rankings and ended year ranked 83rd ... Doubles pairing with Foreman reached as high as 15th and finished year ranked 39th ... Had 10 wins in doubles with Foreman, including pair of three-match winning streaks.

1999-00 (Sophomore)
Fall: Won six straight matches to start season at National Clay Court pre-qualifying and qualifying events before losing in second round of main draw ... Followed with finals appearance at Bell South Classic ... Won two matches at Region III Indoor Championships ... Completed fall season with 13-4 record ... Reached the 50-win milestone with a three-set win over Notre Dame's Casey Smith.

Spring: Named All-OVC in singles ... Finished year with 31 wins, ranking fifth all-time for most wins in a season ... Tallied 10-match winning streak, longest of his career, at end of 2000 season ... Led team with 18 dual match wins ... His .738 win percentage ranked second behind Daniel Klemetz ... Recorded 6-0 conference mark in singles ... Team leader with 9-2 record in three-set matches and perfect 7-1 tiebreak record ... Overall record of 16-9 in doubles, including 4-0 in conference.

1998-99 (Freshman)
Fall: Did not compete.

Spring: Named All-OVC in singles ... Had fourth highest winning percentage on team with 14-8 record ... Played primarily at No. 2 and 3 position ... Recorded perfect 6-0 mark in conference play ... Also went 3-0 in three-set matches ... Teamed with Olle Nystrom, Michael Chamberlain and Matt Walker in posting 9-8 record in doubles, including 4-1 in OVC doubles action.

High School
Attended De la Gardieskolan in Lidkoping, Sweden ... Ranked 10th in singles in Sweden ... Semifinalist in Swedish Championships.

Personal
Son of Borje and Lisbeth ... Born December 18, 1979 ... Undecided major ... Plans to play professionally after college ... Other hobbies include music, movies, sports and friends.