Fall: Went 7-6 in tournament play … reached the semi-finals at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic, defeating Jacksonville State’s Felipe Wenzel in the Round of 16 and Lipscomb’s Colby Chaw in the quarterfinals … Was 2-1 at the Dale Short Shootout, Sept. 21-23, picking up wins over Brandon Florez (Southern Illinois) and Tom Puetz (UAB) … Teamed with Marlon Brand for the fall, going 6-5 in tournament play … won two matches at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic in doubles before falling in the semis.
Spring: Just missed the .500 mark in singles play, going a combined 11-12 in duals for the spring. Had wins over Virginia Tech’s Jucas Oliveira, Northwestern’s Mihir Kumar and Cal Poly’s Marco Comuzzo … In the SBC Championships, had a 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2) comeback win over Louisiana’s Jarred Wynan to clinch the championship round berth for MT … In doubles, Born and Marlon Brand were 2-0 in the SBC Championships … Born/Brand topped 19th ranked Daniel Hoffman and Marc Powers of Yale, 8-6 on Feb. 10.
Spring: Joined MT program in the spring … Finished with a 3-7 singles record and 12-11 doubles record … Won first collegiate singles match on Jan. 29 against Nathan Martin of Morehead State, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 4 position … Team with Marlon Brand primarily at the No. 1 position in doubles … Earned first doubles victory on Jan. 29 against Chattanooga’s Stephen Crofford/Ankit Chopra with an 8-5 win … Defeated four opponents from nationally ranked programs.
Prior to MT
A 2010 doubles semifinalist in the German National Junior Championship ... Finished in the top ten nationally in 2006 and 2007, in addition to a top-200 finish in Europe in 2008 ... Singles finalist in the U-14 Tennis Europe tournament, doubles finalist in the U-16 tournament and a U-18 club team champion from 2008-11 ... Reached four finals and earned one national tournament victory in 2011.
Born Jan. 12, 1994 ... Son of Hans-Peter and Sabine Born ... Brother, Marco, was a two-time doubles national champion at Middle Tennessee ... Major is undecided.