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Front Row (L-R): Student assistant coach Yannick Goossens, Jay Jones, Matt Kuelker, Jorg van der Vloet. Back Row (L-R): Head coach Brian Etzkin, Ali Shabib, Nolan Marks, Joe VanMeter, Niklas Jonsson, Matt Ford, interim assistant coach Frank Polito.

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Horizon League Player of the Year Twenty-Win Seasons Horizon League Coach of the Year Accolades Horizon League Championships Consecutive Trips To the NCAA Tournament Horizon League Honorees ITA Scholar-Athlete Honorees


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G U IDE CO NT E NTS Quick Facts. .....................1

2012-13 Roster. ..................2

2012-13 Season Preview.......2

2012-13 Schedule. ................... 3

Viking Bios...........................4-10

Head Coach Brian Etzkin...11-12

Assistant Coaches...................... 13

2011-12 Season Review.................. 14

2011-12 Statistics............................. 15

2012 HL Championship....................... 16

All-Time Letterwinners. .....................17

Records & History.......................... 18-19

2012-13 Donors.......................................... 20

QUICK FACT S Program History

First Year................................ 1979 All-Time Record.................217-362 Affiliation.............NCAA Division I Conference...............Horizon League Nickname.................................Vikings School Colors................Green & White

Coaching Staff

Head Coach............................Brian Etzkin Alma Mater............ Southern Illinois, 1998 Record at CSU................. 149-101 (10 years) Interim Assistant Coach............Frank Polito Student Assistant Coach.....Yannick Goossens Tennis Office Phone....................(216) 687-4811

Cleveland State

Location........................................Cleveland, Ohio Founded.................................Cleveland State 1964 Fenn College 1929 Enrollment..........................................................17,323 President................................Dr. Ronald M. Berkman Athletics Director...........................................John Parry Sport Administrator............. Virnette House-Browning

Credits The 2012-13 Cleveland State Men’s Tennis Media Guide was written and designed by Renee Adam, Assistant SID. Edited by Greg Murphy, Sports Information Director. Photography done by Brian Hart, Greg Murphy, Rich Beninghof and Renee Adam. Cleveland State University is committed to non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status, and to equal access in education and employment. Cleveland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from minorities and women, persons with handicaps or disabilities, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans.


2012-13 S E A S O N P R E V I E W With six letterwinners returning, two gifted newcomers and a very Matt Ford is one of the most experienced players returning for CSU, talented lineup, head coach Brian Etzkin and the Vikings have all of the entering his junior season just shy of making the all-time top-10 career necassary components to get back on top in the Horizon League during wins list. Ford notched his first 20-win season last year, including a perthe 2012-13 season. fect 7-0 record in league play. “We still have a really young team with a lot of energy, and if we “Matt will anchor the lineup for us again, hopefully starting the seamature as a team this year we will be in a good spot to win a Horizon son off strong and returning to his winning ways. He is someone that we League Championship because of everyone’s work ethic,” Etzkin said. can count on to win at any spot in the lineup, and is a huge emotional Entering his sophomore season, Jorg van der Vloet will open the year leader for us on the court,” Etzkin said. at the No. 1 singles spot for the Vikings, following a 16-win rookie camJay Jones enters his final season in a Viking uniform during 2012-13, paign. and will be striving to end his career on a high note. Jones, who has been “Jorg will start off in the No. 1 position for us after working hard over a consistent contributor throughout his time at CSU, will be looked upon the summer and coming back in shape and more mature on the court. as a leader this season as the Vikings try to bring home another champiHe is one of the best ball strikers on the team and having him in the No. onship. 1 spot this year is like having a new recruit on the team,” Etzkin said. “As the lone senior on the team we are going to look for Jay’s experiMatt Kuelker, a two-time All-Horizon League second team honoree, ence to pay off for us and help a young team reach its full potential this will once again be a mainstay in the top-half of the Viking lineup. Kuelkyear. He is a good ground stroker who looks to attack when he can, and is er has notched at least 15 wins in each of his seasons at CSU, and brings very fit so he has the ability to track anything down on the court,” Etzkin a wealth of experience to this year’s squad. said. “We will be looking for Matt to play high in the lineup all season Nolan Marks will look to bounce back from an off-season injury this long, as he is one of the best competitors in the history of Cleveland State year, eventually working his way back into the Viking lineup. Marks tennis. He worked on his weaknesses over the summer and is a better posted 18 singles wins as a freshman, including a 5-2 mark in Horizon all-court player now, which will help get us back on top in the league,” League action. Etzkin said. “Nolan is coming back from an injury this year and if he gets into VanMeter, the lone freshman on this year’s squad, comes to CSU as playing shape again he certainly has the ability to get back in the lineup one of the top high school players in the state of Indiana. He will make and make our team that much stronger. He is an explosive player with a an immediate impact for the Vikings, earning a spot in the top-half of the live arm and big attacking skills. Last year we saw him go from a hitter to lineup to begin the season. a tennis player and hopefully we will continue to develop this season,” “As a rookie, Joe comes in as a force to be reckoned with. He has an Etzkin said. attacking style of game, which lends itself well to college tennis. As he learns the game more and develops, he has the ability to go from a good college player to a great college player,” Etzkin said. Ali Shabib enters his sophomore season as one of the top returnMatt Ford Jr. Allen, Texas/Lovejoy ers for the Vikings, bringing with him big match experience and a competitive energy. Jay Jones Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Claire “Ali will start the season in the middle of the lineup, but could Niklas Jonsson So. Bjuv, Sweden definitely move up as he develops more structure to his game. I’m very excited that we have four solid players that could all play the Matt Kuelker Jr. St. Louis, Mo./Christian Brothers Academy No. 1 position - this gives us some real depth going into the season,” Nolan Marks So. Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston Etzkin said. Jonsson comes to Cleveland State after playing one year at Troy Ali Shabib So. Copenhagen, Denmark University. Although he is new to the Viking lineup, he brings colJorg Van Der Vloet So. Waalre, The Netherlands legiate experience that will be very beneficial for a young CSU team. “Niklas has great talent on the court, and will be a force right Joe VanMeter Fr. Indianapolis, Ind./University away in doubles play. Once he is able to trust his game more and know what his strengths are, he will turn into a consistent winner for Head Coach: Brian Etzkin us in the singles lineup. He is the first left-handed player for us in 11 Interim Assistant Coach: Frank Polito years, so we are very excited to have him in the lineup,” Etzkin said.

2012-13 R O S T E R

Student Assistant Coach: Yannick Goossens


2012-13 S C H E D U L E September 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

at Western Michigan Invite Kalamazoo, Mich. at Western Michigan Invite Kalamazoo, Mich. at Western Michigan Invite Kalamazoo, Mich. at Purdue Invitational West Lafayette, Ind. at Purdue Invitational West Lafayette, Ind. at Purdue Invitational West Lafayette, Ind. at Ball State Invitational Muncie, Ind. at Ball State Invitational Muncie, Ind. at Ball State Invitational Muncie, Ind.

October 18 19 20 21 22

at ITA Midwest Regional at ITA Midwest Regional at ITA Midwest Regional at ITA Midwest Regional at ITA Midwest Regional

January

18 at Xavier 20 at Penn State 27 BINGHAMTON

February 1 8 9 16 23 24

at IPFW at Western Michigan vs. Illinois State BUFFALO ST. BONAVENTURE at Ohio State

East Lansing, Mich. East Lansing, Mich. East Lansing, Mich. East Lansing, Mich. East Lansing, Mich. Cincinnati, Ohio University Park, Pa. Cleveland, Ohio Fort Wayne, Ind. Kalamazoo, Mich. Kalamazoo, Mich. Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Columbus, Ohio

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at North Florida at Central Florida at Stetson DETROIT* at Duquesne at Youngstown State*

Jacksonville, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Deland, Fla. Cleveland, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. Youngstown, Ohio

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at Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. at Green Bay* Green Bay, Wis. UIC* Cleveland, Ohio VALPARAISO* Cleveland, Ohio at Butler Indianapolis, Ind. at Wright State* Fairborn, Ohio Horizon League Championship - First Round Horizon League Championship - Semifinals Horizon League Championship - Championship

May 11 12 17 18 19 20 21 22

NCAA Regionals NCAA Regionals NCAA Championships NCAA Championships NCAA Championships NCAA Championships NCAA Championships NCAA Championships

Home Matches In BOLD CAPS | * Denotes Horizon League Match

TBA TBA Champaign, Ill. Champaign, Ill. Champaign, Ill. Champaign, Ill. Champaign, Ill. Champaign, Ill.


J ay J o n e s S e n i o r // P i t t s b u r g h , P a . // U p p e r S t . C l a i r e 2011-12 // JUNIOR SEASON Posted a 6-13 record on the season playing in limited matches…played the majority of his matches during the fall season…captured the Flight B Consolation title at the Louisville Invitational. 2010-11 // SOPHOMORE SEASON Went 4-7 in limited singles action on the season, playing the majority of his matches during the fall…also posted a 3-7 doubles record on the year. 2009-10 // FRESHMAN SEASON Went 10-8 in singles and 3-11 in doubles competition during his first season…was 5-3 at No. 6 singles and won his only match at the No. 5 position…won both of his matches that went three sets…went 1-1 at No. 3 doubles, including a win over Niagara. HIGH SCHOOL Finished fourth in singles at the state tournament in 2008…led his team to a state title and three second place finishes in his career, playing for head coach Ron Mercer…captured the state doubles tournament in 2007…was ranked as high as 56th in the nation by the USTA. PERSONAL Born June 25, 1990…son of Jim and Nancy Jones…has one sister, Jessica…won the Dan’s Breakfast Award and a Rotary Club engineering award…was involved in the Latin Club in high school…pre-physical therapy major.

Jones’ Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2009-10 10-8 --- --- --- --- 1-0 5-3 2-1 4-5 2010-11 4-7 --- --- --- --- --- 2-1 --- 2-6 2011-12 6-13 --- --- --- --- 0-2 1-2 --- 5-9 Total 20-28 --- --- --- --- 1-2 8-6 2-1 11-20 Jones’ Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2009-10 3-11 --- --- 1-1 --- 2-10 2010-11 3-7 --- --- --- --- 3-7 2011-12 1-12 --- --- 0-2 --- 1-10 Total 7-30 --- --- 1-3 0-0 6-27

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M at t F o r d J u n i o r // A ll e n , T e x a s // L o v e j o y 2011-12 // SOPHOMORE SEASON Finished the season with a team-best 20-14 singles record, marking the first 20-win season of his career…had a perfect 7-0 mark in league matches, one of just four players to be undefeated in the league…played the majority of the season at No. 6 singles, earning a 14-5 record…entered the Horizon League Championship on a nine-match win streak…teamed with Yannick Goossens to post a team-best 6-1 doubles record in league action at the No. 2 spot…was the lone Viking to notch a victory against No. 65 Princeton, marking a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles. 2010-11 // FRESHMAN SEASON Posted a 16-16 singles record on the season, including a 6-1 mark in league play…went 3-2 at No. 5 singles and 8-8 at No. 6 singles…ended the season on a four-match win streak, while winning seven of his final eight matches…went 16-17 in doubles play, while posting a 5-2 league mark. HIGH SCHOOL Was a highly-accomplished junior player and did not play high school tennis until his senior year…helped lead team to fifth place finish in the state as a senior, while also placing second as an individual…led team to 12-1 overall record…advanced to the third round of Kalamazoo Tournament, as well as the third round of Winter Nationals in 2008. PERSONAL Born Feb. 7, 1992…son of Tom and Pam Ford…has two brothers, Chris and Ryan…pre-physical therapy major.

Ford’s Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2010-11 16-16 --- --- --- --- 3-2 8-8 6-1 5-6 2011-12 20-14 --- --- --- --- 3-0 14-5 7-0 3-9 Total 36-30 --- --- --- --- 6-2 22-13 13-1 8-15 Ford’s Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2010-11 16-17 --- 3-1 5-10 5-2 8-6 2011-12 13-19 --- 10-7 1-3 6-1 2-9 Total 29-36 --- 13-8 6-13 11-3 10-15

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M at t K u e l k e r J u n i o r // S t . L o u i s , M o . // C h r i s t i a n B r o t h e r s A c a d e m y 2011-12 // SOPHOMORE SEASON Named to the All-Horizon League Second Team after posting a 16-18 record during singles play… played the majority of the season at No. 2 singles, posting an 8-12 record including a 3-4 mark in league action…teamed with Jorg van der Vloet to post a team-best 15-15 doubles record, including a 10-10 mark at the No. 3 spot…captured the Flight A Consolation title at the Louisville Invitational…won the Flight B Doubles bracket at the UL Invite with Jorg van der Vloet. 2010-11 // FRESHMAN SEASON Tabbed the Horizon League Co-Newcomer of the Year, while also being named to the All-League second team…tied for second on the team with a 22-12 singles record, including a 13-4 mark at the No. 3 slot…was one of just three league players to post a perfect 7-0 record in league play on the year…his 22 wins on the season is tied for fifth on the all-time single season wins list at CSU…went 17-17 in doubles action throughout the season, including a 5-2 league record. HIGH SCHOOL Played at the No. 1 position all four years, posting a 55-7 overall record…had four top-four finishes at the state tournament, including a state title as a junior, playing for coach John Tiernan…helped lead team to district title in 2010 and a state title as a junior… won the 2009 Missouri Valley Indoor December Futures…also reached the finals of the two other tournaments, including the St. Louis Clays. PERSONAL Born Dec. 11, 1991…son of Robert and Vicki Kuelker…business administration major.

Kuelker’s Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2010-11 22-12 --- 2-3 13-4 --- --- --- 7-0 7-5 2011-12 16-18 1-0 8-12 1-2 --- --- --- 3-4 6-4 Total 38-30 1-0 10-15 14-6 --- --- --- 10-4 13-9 Kuelker’s Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2010-11 17-17 --- 5-7 5-3 5-2 7-7 2011-12 15-15 --- 1-3 10-10 3-4 4-2 Total 32-32 --- 6-10 15-13 8-6 11-9

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Nolan Marks S o p h o m o r e // C h a g r i n F a ll s , O h i o // K e n s t o n 2011-12 // FRESHMAN SEASON Ended the year with an 18-16 singles record, including a 5-2 mark in league matches…opened the spring season playing at No. 4 and No. 5 singles before moving up the lineup to No. 3 singles to end the year…had a five-match win streak going into the regular season finale…clinched CSU’s first round victory over Detroit in the Horizon League Championship, earning a come-from-behind 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win. HIGH SCHOOL Posted an 82-9 record during his high school career…was ranked in the top-10 in the Midwest Boys 16…qualified for the prestigious Super-National Hardcourts at Kalamazoo…named the Chagrin Valley Conference Most Valuable Player as a junior…qualified for the Ohio State High School Tennis Tournament as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior… won the USTA Northeast Ohio Sportsmanship Award in 2008. PERSONAL Born November 22, 1992…son of Mitch and Deb Marks…has a younger sister, Shea, and an older brother, Sean…enjoys playing basketball and golf and spending time with family…communications major.

Marks’ Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2011-12 18-16 --- --- 3-2 3-5 7-2 --- 5-2 5-7 Total 18-16 --- --- 3-2 3-5 7-2 --- 5-2 5-7

Marks’ Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2011-12 13-21 12-10 --- --- 3-3 1-11 Total 13-21 12-10 --- --- 3-3 1-11

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Ali Shabib S o p h o m o r e // C o p e n h a g e n , D e n m a r k 2011-12 // FRESHMAN SEASON Finished his rookie campaign with a 12-24 singles record…notched a 3-4 mark in league action… won four out of his last six matches to end the season…combined for a 21-15 record in doubles play, including a 12-9 mark with Nolan Marks at No. 1 doubles. HIGH SCHOOL Was ranked the No. 1 tennis player in Denmark in the Under 16 division…also ranked the No. 4 tennis player in Denmark in the Under 18 division. PERSONAL Born June 27, 1991…son of Moneer and Ileana Shabib…has three brothers, Siragi, Mohamed and Abas…pre-physical therapy major.

Shabib’s Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2011-12 12-24 1-6 1-2 0-8 4-2 --- --- 3-4 6-6 Total 12-24 1-6 1-2 0-8 4-2 --- --- 3-4 6-6

Shabib’s Doubles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 2011-12 21-15 13-9 --- 0-1 3-3 8-5 Total 21-15 13-9 --- 0-1 3-3 8-5

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S o p h o m o r e // W a a l r e , T h e N e t h e r l a n d s 2011-12 // FRESHMAN SEASON Finished the season with a 16-21 singles mark…won five out of his last six matches to end the season…teamed with Matt Kuelker to post a team-best 15-15 doubles record, including a 10-10 mark at the No. 3 spot…captured the Flight B Doubles title at the Louisville Invite with Matt Kuelker. HIGH SCHOOL Won three tournaments on the Dutch Men’s Open Circuit…reached the semi-finals or finals of a circuit tournament 14 times…ranked in the top-75 in the under-14 and under-16 divisions in the Netherlands…posted three wins over Top-100 Dutch players last year. PERSONAL Born August 14, 1991…son of Eugene van der Vloet and Malou van Rhee…has two sisters, Pascale and Dane, and two brothers, Roderick and Noud…international business major.

van der Vloet’s Singles Record Year Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 HL Fall 2011-12 16-21 --- --- 1-3 4-6 6-3 --- 3-4 5-9 Total 16-21 --- --- 1-3 4-6 6-3 --- 3-4 5-9

Year 2011-12 Total

van der Vloet’s Doubles Record Overall 1 2 3 HL Fall 17-20 --- 1-3 10-10 3-4 6-7 17-20 --- 1-3 10-10 3-4 6-7

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Niklas Jonsson S o p h o m o r e // B j u v , S w e d e n PRIOR TO CLEVELAND STATE Spent his freshman season at Troy University where he notched four singles wins at the No. 6 position and three doubles wins at the No. 3 spot…during his junior career he was ranked as high as No. 11 nationally in U-18. PERSONAL Born July 19, 1991…son of Johan Jonsson and Jeanette Kock…has three brothers, Oskar, Victor and Elias, and one sister, Isabella…fitness and exercise mangement major.

Joe VanMeter F r e s h m a n // I n d i a n a p o l i s , I n d . // U n i v e r s i t y HIGH SCHOOL Finished his high school career ranked No. 3 in the state of Indiana and No. 124 nationally by Tennisrecruiting.net…three-time first team all-state selection…earned second team all-state honors as a freshman…named Team MVP as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior…compiled a 62-6 record at No. 1 singles at University High School under head coach Jason Cash. PERSONAL Born Feb. 10, 1994 in Indianapolis, Indiana…son of Lester and Gwen VanMeter…has one brother, Steve…was a member of the Honor Roll at University High School…computer science major.

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Brian Etzkin H e a d C o a ch // 11 t h S e a s o n Success is becoming commonplace for Cleveland State tennis coach Brian Etzkin. As he enters his 11th season with the men’s tennis program, Etzkin is ready to lead the Vikings back to the top of the Horizon League and to their fifth league championship. Despite last season’s 12-12 finish, Etzkin has many positives to bring into 2012-13, including six returning letterwinners, three of which will only be sophomores. Last season’s freshman class accounted for almost half of CSU’s singles wins (48-of-106) and were part of 41 doubles victories. Etzkin became the head coach at CSU in 2002-03, taking over a men’s program that was in dire need of rebuilding. The change came almost overnight, as the Vikings won nine matches during Etzkin’s first year, six more than the previous two years combined. In his time thus far, Etzkin has built a men’s program that is one of the most consistent in the league, finishing in the top half of the standings in seven straight years. Under Etzkin’s guidance the Vikings have been crowned Horizon League Champions four times, claiming the title during the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons. In 2009 the men’s tennis team became the third Cleveland State program to win back-to-back league titles, and in 2010 became the first program in school history to win three-straight. The 2007-08 season marked the first time in program history that CSU earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament, and the Vikings have returned three times since then (2009, 2010, 2011). Over the past 10 seasons CSU owns a post-season record of 17-10. The winningest coach in school history, Etzkin reached an impressive milestone during the 2008-09 season, recording his 100th career victory with the men’s program. Entering the 2012-13 season, Etzkin has an overall record of 149-102 at the helm of the Vikings. Thanks to his accolades, Etzkin has been named Horizon League Coach of the Year three times, earning the honor following the 2010, 2009 and 2007 seasons. In addition, he was named the 2009 ITA Midwest Regional Men’s Coach of the Year. Etzkin has mentored six all-league first team honorees, including four-time nominee Phil Orno (2007, 08, 09, 10) who was also named the Player of the Year as a sophomore. Two Vikings have earned Newcomer of the Year honors under Etzkin; Matt Kuelker following the 2010-11 season and former assistant coach Jay Tee who won the award in 2003. Cleveland State is just as impressive off the court, as 13 Vikings have been named ITA Scholar-Athletes since the 2002-03 season, and the men’s team has received ITA All-Academic honors twice, during 2009 and 2007. Three Vikings have also been awarded the Horizon League Herb Foster Sportsmanship honor; Rob Fox (2011), Steven Wipprecht (2009) and Brad Groleski (2006). Etzkin has also encouraged his players to become community leaders. Over the past 10 years three members of the men’s tennis team have been involved with the Cleveland State Student-Athlete Advisory Council, including Wipprecht and Tee who each served as the council president. Wipprecht served in the role during the 2008-09 season, while Tee served as president during 2005-06. Groleski also served as the vice president during the 2006-07 season. For the 201213 academic year, Nolan Marks has stepped into the role of SAAC representative for the men’s tennis team. In addition, the Vikings have gotten involved in many community service projects over the years, including working at the Cleveland Food Bank and adopting a second grade class at Marion-Sterling Elementary school in downtown Cleveland. At the food bank, the student-athletes do anything from sort and package food to put together boxes that will be sent out to those in need. When the Vikings visit the elementary school, they assist students with their reading, comprehension and vocabulary skills.

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Brian Etzkin Etzkin was born in Cleveland and raised in Wooster, but returned to Northeast Ohio after working as an assistant men’s tennis coach at Michigan State. While with the Spartans, he assisted in every aspect of the program, including serving as recruiting coordinator. He also worked as the assistant tennis professional at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility in addition to being the Tennis Director and Head Pro at Walnut Hills Country Club. Prior to working with Michigan State, Etzkin spent two years as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Western Illinois University from 1998-2000. Etzkin also coached the 2002 Midwest Junior Davis Cup team to the national championship in Columbia, S.C. He is an active United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Certified Teaching Pro. Etzkin played college tennis for four years at Southern-Illinois University-Carbondale, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. As a senior in 1998, he received GTE Academic All-American honors and was a two-time Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic selection. He later returned to school, earning a master’s degree in sport management from Western Illinois in 2000, while serving as a graduate assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.

Etzkin and his wife, Holly, have one son, Aaron (17 months), and reside in Moreland Hills.

The Etzkin Coaching File Year W L Pct. 2002-03 9 19 .346 2003-04 13 11 .542 2004-05 10 12 .478 2005-06 13 13 .500 2006-07 18 8 .692 2007-08 18 6 .750 2008-09 20 6 .769 2009-10 20 7 .741 2010-11 16 8 .667 2011-12 12 12 .500 Career 149 102 .594 Horizon League Awards Under Etzkin Player of the Year Phil Orno (2008) Newcomer of the Year Jay Tee (2003) Matt Kuelker (2011) First Team All-League Olivier Dhaine (2006), Rob Fox (2011), Yannick Goossens (2010, ‘11, ‘12), Ryan Hamning (2008, ‘09), Phil Orno (2007, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10), Eric Winn (2004) Second Team All-League Rob Fox (2008), Brad Groleski (2007), Ryan Hamning (2007, ‘10), Matt Kuelker (2011, ‘12), Jay Tee (2003, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06), Eric Winn (2003, ‘05) Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award Rob Fox (2011), Brad Groleski (2006), Steven Wipprecht (2009)

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Frank Polito I n t e r i m A s s i s ta n t C o a ch // F i r s t S e a s o n Frank Polito, a northeast Ohio native, joins the Cleveland State men’s tennis team as an assistant coach during the 2012-13 season, following 21 successful years in the industry. Polito joins the CSU coaching staff after a six-year stint as an assistant coach with the women’s tennis team at Georgia. During his tenure, the Bulldogs posted an overall record of 139-29, won two regular season SEC championships, claimed three SEC tournament titles and advanced past the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament three times. Georgia also finished the year ranked in the ITA top-10 five out of his six years. For his efforts with the Bulldogs, Polito was named the 2008 Wilson/ Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Assistant Coach of the Year, and promoted to associate head coach in September of 2010. Prior to his time in Athens, Polito spent two years as an assistant coach at Kansas (2004-06) and two years in the same position at Ohio State (2001-03). With the Jayhawks, Polito’s coaching and recruiting efforts helped make dramatic improvements on and off the court, culminating with ITA All-Academic Team honors and an ITA No. 59 ranking following the 2006 season. At Ohio State, Polito led the Buckeyes to a combined record of 31-19 and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2002, he was honored as the ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Polito also served as the head coach at Louisiana-Monroe (1999-2001), head coach at Akron (1997-99), assistant coach and interim head coach at Kansas (1996-97), head coach at Sienna Heights (1995) and head coach at Eastern Michigan (1990-95). “Frank is probably one of the top assistant coaches in the country for both men and women. He comes to us with three SEC championship rings and helped get Georgia top recruiting classes during his time there. He has a lot of experience as a coach and I am very excited to have him on the staff and working with the men’s team,” head coach Brian Etzkin said. Polito is a 1990 graduate of Eastern Michigan, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Eagles, and team captain during his senior year. The Lorain, Ohio native earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and film from EMU.

Y annick G oossens S t u d e n t A s s i s ta n t C o a ch // F i r s t S e a s o n Yannick Goossens joins the Cleveland State coaching staff for his first season as a student assistant, following a stellar four-year career in a Viking uniform. Goossens, a three-time All-Horizon League First Team honoree, was an integral part of three league championship teams (2009, 2010, 2011), guiding the Vikings to three NCAA appearances during his time at CSU. During his four seasons as a Viking (2008-2012), Goossens compiled a singles record of 82-58 which currently ranks fourth all-time on the CSU singles wins list. He recorded three 20-win seasons, one of just three Vikings to accomplish the feat. “Yannick joins our coaching staff this year after an historic career as a Viking. He has proven to be a very different coach than player - he is thoughtful and patient and works very well with the team. He has a great eye for the game and has a great passion for tennis and Cleveland State,” head coach Brian Etzkin said. Goossens is currently finishing his undergraduate degree in international business. Following his time at Cleveland State, Goossens plans on trying his hand at professional tennis.

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singles wins during

2011-12

The 2011-12 season served as a rebuilding year for head coach Brian Etzkin and the Vikings, as four of the eight roster spots were filled by newcomers. Because of the youthful squad, CSU had an up and down year, posting a 12-12 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Horizon League action. CSU got off to a succesful start during the fall season, as three Vikings earned tournament titles in either singles or doubles action. Matt Kuelker and Jay Jones captured singles championships, while the doubles team of Kuelker and Jorg van der Vloet claimed a doubles crown. All of CSU’s titles came at the Louisville Fall Invitational, highlighted by Keulker and Jones’ singles championships. Keulker won the Flight A Singles Consolation bracket, while Jones won the Flight B Singles Consolation bracket. The doubles team of Kuelker and van der Vloet also picked up their title at the Louisivlle Fall Invite, winning the Flight B Doubles bracket. The doubles team of Yannick Goossens and Ali Shabib posted another highlight for the Vikings during the fall season at the Notre Dame Invitaitonal, as they were the only doubles tandem to go undefeated on the weekend, notching a 3-0 record at the invite. The Vikings got off to a rough start during the spring season, dropping their first three contests, including a match against No. 65 Princeton. CSU bounced back and evened out its record with three straight victories though, defeating Xavier, St. Bonaventure and Buffalo. After six weeks of action the Vikings remained at .500 on the season before taking their annual spring trip to Florida, where they went up against tough competition including their second ranked opponent of the season, No. 59 Stetson. Although the Vikings came back from their spring trip with an 0-3 mark, they were happy with the competitive attitude that the entire lineup had. The competitiveness continued throughout CSU’s next two matches, as they opened league play with a 4-3 victory at Detroit and claimed the program’s firstever win over Western Michigan with a 4-3 decision. Following the WMU victory, the Vikings’ 26-match regular season Horizon League win streak was snapped, as CSU fell to Youngstown State and Detroit. The losses were the first in over four years for the Vikings, and put them at 7-10 on the season. Cleveland State rebounded and ended the regular season winning three out of its last four matches, with victories over UIC, Valparaiso and Butler. The Vikings ended the regular season with a 10-11 record. For the first time in four years CSU entered the Horizon League Tournament with a seed lower than one, as they earned the No. 4 seed following the regular season. In their quarterfinal match the Vikings went up against No. 5 Detroit and pulled out a 4-3 win with Marks posting the clinching point at No. 3 singles. Waiting for CSU in the semifinal contest was top-seeded Wright State, who claimed a 4-3 victory against the Vikings to close out the regular season. CSU came out strong, earning the doubles point and then quickly posted three singles victories from Goossens, Kuelker and Shabib to knock off the Raiders. After battling their way to the championship match for the fifth consecutive year, the Vikings faced second-seeded Green Bay in the title match. van der Vloet was the lone Viking to notch a point against the Phoenix, as Green Bay claimed the Horizon League championship, 4-1. Goossens and Kuelker were each honored for their work throughout the season, Goossens earning first team all-league honors and Kuelker earning second team all-league accolades.

2011-12 S e a s o n R e v i e w / /

2011-12 Team Results Date Opponent Score Sept. 16-18 Louisville Fall Invitational NTS Sept. 23-25 Notre Dame Invitational NTS Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Stan Drobac Invitational NTS Oct. 13-15 ITA Midwest Regional NTS Jan. 20 DUQUESNE L, 3-4 Feb. 3 at Columbia L, 0-7 Feb. 4 at No. 65 Princeton L, 1-6 Feb. 10 XAVIER W, 4-3 Feb. 18 at St. Bonaventure W, 7-0 Feb. 19 at Buffalo W, 4-3 Feb. 25 at Illinois State L, 3-4 Feb. 26 at Northern Illinois W, 5-2 March 3 at Michigan State L, 1-6 March 4 CASE WESTERN W, 6-1 March 13 at No. 59 Stetson L, 0-7 March 14 at Florida Atlantic L, 3-4 March 15 at Embry-Riddle L, 0-7 March 23 at Detroit * W, 4-3 March 30 WESTERN MICHIGAN W, 4-3 March 31 YOUNGSTOWN STATE * L, 3-4 April 7 GREEN BAY * L, 2-5 April 14 at UIC * W, 6-1 April 15 at Valparaiso * W, 7-0 April 21 BUTLER * W, 5-2 April 22 WRIGHT STATE * L, 3-4 April 27 vs. Detroit & W, 4-3 April 28 vs. Wright State ! W, 4-0 April 29 vs. Green Bay # L, 1-4 All Home Matches in BOLD * Horizon League Match & Horizon League First Round ! Horizon League Semifinal # Horizon League Championship


2011-12 O v e r a l l S tat i s t i c s Five Vikings

n o t ch e d at l e a s t

15

wins during

2011-12

2011-12 Men’s Statistics & Results 12-12 Overall Individual Singles Records

Overall 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Tour. FORD, Matt 20-14 --- --- --- --- 3-0 14-5 3-9 GOOSSENS, Yannick 16-15 8-7 0-1 2-1 --- --- --- 6-6 JONES, Jay 6-13 --- --- --- --- 0-2 1-2 5-9 KUELKER, Matt 16-18 1-0 8-12 1-2 --- --- --- 6-4 MARKS, Nolan 18-16 --- --- 3-2 3-5 7-2 --- 5-7 SHABIB, Ali 12-24 1-6 1-2 0-8 4-2 --- --- 6-6 SHKLYAR, Ben 2-1 --- --- --- --- --- --- 2-1 VAN DER VLOET, Jorg 16-21 --- --- 1-3 4-6 6-3 --- 5-9 TEAM TOTAL 106-122 10-13 9-15 7-16 11-13 16-7 15-7 38-51

Doubles Records Overall 1st 2nd 3rd Tour. Goossens/Shabib 9-5 1-0 --- --- 8-5 Ford/Marks 0-3 --- --- --- 0-3 Jones/Shklyar 0-2 --- --- --- 0-2 Kuelker/van der Vloet 15-15 --- 1-3 10-10 4-2 Ford/van der Vloet 1-1 --- --- --- 1-1 Jones/Marks 0-3 --- --- --- 0-3 Marks/van der Vloet 1-4 --- --- --- 1-4 Ford/Jones 1-7 --- --- 0-2 1-5 Marks/Shklyar 0-2 0-1 --- --- 0-1 Ford/Shabib 0-1 --- --- 0-1 0-0 Marks/Shabib 12-9 12-9 --- --- 0-0 Goossens/Shklyar 2-0 --- 2-0 --- 0-0 Ford/Shklyar 1-0 --- --- 1-0 0-0 Ford/Goossens 10-7 --- 10-7 --- 0-0 TEAM TOTAL 52-59 13-10 13-10 11-13 15-26

2011-12 H orizon L eague S tatistics M at t F o r d

wa s a p e r f e c t

7-0

i n l e a g u e p l ay l a s t s e a s o n

2011-12 Men’s Statistics & Results 4-3 Horizon League Overall FORD, Matt 7-0 GOOSSENS, Yannick 5-2 KUELKER, Matt 3-4 MARKS, Nolan 5-2 SHABIB, Ali 3-4 VAN DER VLOET, Jorg 3-4 TEAM TOTAL 26-16

Individual Singles Records 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th --- --- --- --- --- 7-0 5-2 --- --- --- --- ----- 3-4 --- --- --- ----- --- 2-1 1-1 2-0 ----- --- 0-4 3-0 --- ----- --- --- 0-2 3-2 --5-2 3-4 2-5 4-3 5-2 7-0

Doubles Records Overall 1st 2nd 3rd Marks/Shabib 3-3 3-3 --- --Ford/Goossens 6-1 --- 6-1 --Kuelker/van der Vloet 3-4 --- --- 3-4 TEAM TOTAL 12-8 3-3 6-1 3-4

// 2011-12 S tat i s t i cs


2012 H o r i z o n L e a g u e CSU

a d va n c e d t o t h e ch a m p i o n s h i p m at ch f o r t h e f i f t h s t r a i g h t y e a r i n

2012

Horizon League Championship Results First Round (6) Butler 4, (3) Youngstown State 2 (4) Cleveland State 4, (5) Detroit 3 Semifinals (2) Green Bay 4, (6) Butler 1 (4) Cleveland State 4, (1) Wright State 0 Championship (2) Green Bay 4, (4) Cleveland State 1 Final Men’s Standings Overall League W L W L Wright State 18 5 7 0 Green Bay 19 7 6 1 Youngstown State 9 11 4 3 Cleveland State 12 12 4 3 Detroit 9 15 3 4 UIC 4 14 2 5 Butler 4 21 2 5 Valparaiso 8 14 0 7

Kuelker

Goossens

Player of the Year Martin Arguello, Wright State Newcomer of the Year Austin Woldmoe, Butler Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award Adam Whitmer, Valparaiso Coach of the Year Sean McCaffrey, Wright State

2012 H o r i z o n L e a g u e / /

Etzkin

First Team All-Horizon League Martine Arguello, Wright State Paul Swanson, Green Bay Yannick Goossens, Cleveland State Austin Woldmoe, Butler Silviu Mistreanu, Youngstown State Michael Tenzer, Green Bay

Second Team All-Horizon League James Li, UIC Lauri Makikalli, Wright State Cesar Serrano Escobar, Detroit Erik Finkenbrink, Green Bay Matt Kuelker, Cleveland State Hayden Joblin, Wright State


A l l -T i m e L e t t e rw i n n e r s Six

l e t t e rw i n n e r s r e t u r n f o r t h e

-A-

Emil Abramovic................................. 42 Chris Albrecht.................................... 03 Bill Andrews...................................... 67 Ginty Anginas.................................... 70 Kevin Armbrecht............................... 68 Brett Aronson............................... 04, 05 Mike Ayala....................... 81, 82, 83, 84

-B-

Mitch Bakos............................ 90, 91, 92 Bob Banville....................................... 70 Andy Barath................................. 72, 73 Wes Bates............................................ 82 Joe Baumeister................. 80, 81, 82, 83 Edgar Beck............................. 51, 52, 54 Robert Beckman.......................... 78, 79 Tom Bemer............................. 76, 77, 78 H. Benditz........................................... 33 John Bondea................................. 85, 86 Ted Borkowski............................. 87, 88 Jason Brenner..................................... 90 Mark Brennis.................... 76, 77, 78, 79 Mark Brzezniak................................. 85 Darryl Bunch...................................... 90 Brian Burke............................ 77, 78, 79 Eric Buttolph...................................... 01

-C-

James Carpenter.................... 64, 65, 66 H. Carrig............................................. 34 Don Cairns......................................... 70 Joe Calabrese.................... 71, 72, 73, 74 Ray Champa....................................... 55 Tony Chapello........................ 84, 85, 86 Larry Craney...................................... 58 Tim Cochrane..................................... 87 Matt Cochrane............................. 87, 88 Burt Collins........................................ 65 William Connors............................... 40 Ken Cooper........................................ 74 Tom Cotharin..................................... 73 Glenn Coyne...................................... 83 Brian Cudney..................................... 78 Jeff Cygan........................................... 83

-D-

Art Dahlberg...................................... 54 Howard David................................... 66 Dan Debelak........................... 74, 75, 76 Gordon DeMars........................... 60, 61 Larry Dezman.................................... 71 Vic Dimond...................... 72, 73, 74, 75 Leonard Divoky..................... 59, 63, 64 Fred Durr...................................... 79, 80 Mike Durr........................................... 05 James Dyche....................................... 66

-E-

George Ewoshinka............................ 52 John Ewoshinka........................... 53, 54

-F-

Donald Fairhead.............. 62, 63, 64, 65 Mike Farhart...................................... 80 Tim Ferko........................................... 03 Blaise Ferrato............................... 50, 51 Robert Fiegelist.................................. 47 Mike Fisher......................................... 91 Matt Ford..................................... 11, 12 Rob Fox............................. 08, 09, 10, 11 Mickey Fuju....................................... 69

-G-

Robert Gaillard............................ 40, 41 Franco Gallo................................. 01, 02 Stewart Getz....................................... 41 Jeff Goldstein..................................... 87 Yannick Goossens............ 09, 10, 11, 12 Tony Gretzmier.................................. 55

2012-13

Brad Groleski......................... 05, 06, 07 Jeff Guzi.............................................. 85

-H-

Ralph Haak........................................ 60 Rich Habke................................... 65, 66 Charles Habjan.................................. 70 John Haley.................................... 10, 11 Paul Haley........................ 02, 03, 04, 05 Ryan Hamning................. 07, 08, 09, 10 Desmond Harry..................... 40, 41, 42 Greg Haynes...................................... 01 Gilbert Headley........................... 40, 41 Maynard Hendrickson............... 63, 64 Bill Hennessy............................... 82, 83 John Herlein....................................... 62 John Hirsch.................................. 69, 70 Rich Hoffman......................... 66, 67, 68 Dave Holt........................................... 76 Tim Holz............................................. 86 George Hrabec................................... 61 Roy Hunt............................................ 59 Bohdan Huryn....................... 58, 59, 60

-I-

Jake Ivkovic........................................ 66

-J-

Jay Jones................................. 10, 11, 12

-K-

Lawrence Kalal.................................. 69 George Kap.................................. 57, 60 Harvey Kaplan................ 58, 59, 60, 61 George Kappos............................ 51, 52 Ray Kasl............................ 55, 56, 57, 58 Ali Kazemaini.............................. 82, 83 Scott Keener........................... 87, 88, 89 Ken Kensick................................. 90, 91 John Kerzman.................. 57, 58, 60, 61 Jerry Kiesner................................ 77, 80 Rick Klein......................... 68, 69, 70, 71 Chris Klepatz......................... 09, 10, 11 Ed Kolberg................................... 52, 54 Mark Konwiczka............................... 67 James Koorey............................... 01, 02 Andrew Koustis................................ 92 Pete Kovacsy................................ 72, 73 Tim Krenn........................................... 89 Janis Krumins........................ 55, 56, 59 Matt Kuelker............................... 11, 12

-L-

Cuong La............................................ 01 Stanley Laht....................................... 47 Jason Lape.......................................... 06 Patrick Leitner............................. 01, 02 C. Leopold.................................... 32, 33 George Lewis..................................... 71 Alex Livingstone................... 04, 05, 06

-M-

Tim Machan....................................... 67 Ed Mahoney....................................... 68 John Major.......................................... 71 Ojar Mantenieks................................ 59 Nolan Marks..................................... 12 Robert Marshall............... 50, 51, 52, 53 Tom Martineau.................................. 86 Mike Massuci......................... 76, 78, 79 Alex Mazur............................ 47, 48, 49 John McDonnell............... 85, 86, 87, 88 N. McNelly......................................... 34 Adam Mercurio..................... 01, 02, 03 Art Merritt.......................................... 57 John Miklus...................... 51, 52, 53, 56 Tom Minello....................................... 71 Jeff Moenich....................................... 80 Tim Muccino................................ 88, 89 Mike Murdoch................. 78, 79, 80, 81

season

-N-

James Nagy............................ 69, 70, 73 Kevin Naugle................... 89, 90, 91, 92 Frank Nawalanic............. 63, 64, 65, 66 Eugene Nebesh.................................. 56 Ivan Nemet......................................... 72 Doug Neu......................... 69, 70, 71, 72 Dick Newmaker.......................... 57, 59 Sean Nielson-Mayer.......................... 85 Kenneth Nitz...................................... 59 Peter Nitz................................ 61, 62, 63

-O-

Arman Ochoa..................................... 87 Phil Orno.......................... 07, 08, 09, 10 John Ostroske............................... 01, 02 William Overby................................. 42

-P-

Mike Pachan....................................... 76 Joseph Paryzek............................ 52, 53 Dennis Patrick.................................... 62 Willard Peden........................ 90, 91, 92 Mark Perillo....................................... 81 Adam Perkins........................ 09, 10, 11 Gerald Pokrant.................................. 49 Andy Polander.................................. 84 Joe Polander....................................... 84 George Popoff.................................... 88 Kyril Popoff.................................. 74, 75 Jack Prince.......................................... 84 Gordan Pylypiak............................... 68

-R-

David Rainey..................................... 65 Dennis Raney..................................... 80 Gary Rauscher................................... 79 David Reinke..................................... 74 Don Reinke............................. 67, 68, 69 Jordan Reynolds.............. 02, 03, 04, 05 Brian Rhodes...................................... 78 Tom Riccardi................................ 91, 92 Boris Rikowsky.................................. 62 Jeff Ringer........................................... 92 Don Robertson................................... 82 Robert Rooke......................... 47, 48, 49 Jeff Rosen............................................ 89 William Rowe.............................. 40, 42 Lynn Rudolph.................................... 81 John Russell.................................. 48, 49 Bryan Rubenstein.............................. 75

Dan Strung......................................... 40 Steve Sundra................................ 84, 85 Chris Sutter........................................ 89 Richard Sutton................................... 78 Jeffery Sutyak..................................... 01 Tom Szeltner................................ 88, 89 Sigfried Szoke.................................... 60

-T-

John Tarapchak.................................. 47 Jay Tee............................... 03, 04, 05, 06 Dave Tiber.............................. 49, 50, 51 Michael Turk...................................... 69 Burt Tsuchiya............................... 56, 57

-V-

Jorg van der Vloet............................ 12 Paul Varzelle...................................... 82 Nate Veselenak.................................. 09 Art Vidmar......................................... 57 Don Vilyus.......................................... 77

-W-

Bill Wagner......................................... 57 Rob West........................... 06, 07, 08, 09 Shawn Whitehouse..................... 02, 03 Chris Whitten..................................... 04 Harold Williams.......................... 54, 55 Steven Wipprecht............ 06, 07, 08, 09 Eric Winn.......................... 02, 03, 04, 05 Cam Woliver...................................... 89 Ron Wood............................... 84, 85, 86

-Y-

Don Yontz......................... 55, 56, 57, 58

-Z-

Chester Zatwarsky............................ 40

Bold indicates returning letterwinners

-S-

Jamie Sandercock.............................. 77 George Schoenberg......... 61, 62, 63, 64 William Scott...................................... 81 Dave Scotton.......................... 80, 81, 82 John Sebring....................................... 67 Matt Selekman................................... 77 Robert Seidel.................... 59, 60, 61, 62 Herb Sent................................ 73, 74, 75 Steve Sent..................................... 74, 75 Ali Shabib.......................................... 12 Bert Shafer.......................................... 42 Hari Sharma........................... 90, 91, 92 Kyle Shore.......................................... 92 Alan Siebert............................ 50, 51, 52 Dave Simmons............................. 67, 68 Bob Simpson...................................... 50 V. Sims..................................... 32, 33, 34 Dan Singer........................ 04, 05, 06, 07 Milan Skripek........................ 53, 54, 56 Al Smith........................................ 57, 58 K. Smith.............................................. 32 A. Snyder............................................ 32 Dezso Somogyi............................ 56, 57 Aris Spirtos............................. 09, 10, 11 R. Staten.................................. 32, 33, 34 Albert Stockhaus............................... 40 Eric Strode.............................. 54, 55, 56

Ryan Hamning was a four-time letterwinner for the Vikings, playing at Cleveland State from 2007 through 2010.

// A l l -T i m e L e t t e r w i n n e r s


R e c o r d s & H i s t o ry Year-By-Year Results Year W L T Coach 1932 1 1 1 Homer E. Woodling 1933 1 4 0 Homer E. Woodling 1934 1 1 2 Homer E. Woodling 1935-39 No Varsity Team 1940 1 4 1 Dr. William Patterson 1941 6 4 0 Dr. William Patterson 1942 3 4 0 Dr. William Patterson 1943-46 No Varsity Team 1947 5 6 0 Homer E. Woodling 1948 1 9 0 Foster Miller 1949 3 9 0 Foster Miller 1950 2 9 0 Foster Miller 1951 9 2 0 Foster Miller 1952 10 1 0 Foster Miller 1953 8 5 0 Foster Miller 1954 10 1 0 Foster Miller 1955 3 9 0 Foster Miller 1956 9 1 0 Dr. Richard Gulbenkian 1957 2 8 0 Homer E. Woodling 1958 1 9 0 Charles Simonian 1959 2 8 0 Bill Gallagher 1960 1 8 0 Homer E. Woodling 1961 1 6 0 Homer E. Woodling 1962 2 8 0 Homer E. Woodling 1963 1 10 0 Homer E. Woodling 1964 2 6 0 Homer E. Woodling 1965 2 7 0 Homer E. Woodling 1966 2 6 0 George Ficken 1967 0 11 0 James Carpenter 1968 1 10 0 William Clarke 1969 7 6 0 William Clarke 1970 5 9 0 William Clarke 1971 5 6 0 William Clarke 1972 7 5 0 William Clarke 1973 3 7 0 Klass DeBoer 1974 8 2 0 Klaas DeBoer 1975 6 4 0 Klaas DeBoer 1976 0 10 0 Klaas DeBoer 1977 1 8 0 Klaas DeBoer 1978 5 5 0 James Malone 1979 5 4 0 James Malone 1980 3 7 0 Steve Parker 1981 4 11 0 John Luoma 1982 13 7 0 John Luoma 1983 2 7 0 John Luoma 1984 4 4 0 Dick Kenney 1985 8 4 0 Robert Malaga 1986 3 16 0 Robert Malaga 1987 2 9 0 Robert Malaga 1988 9 14 0 Robert Malaga 1989 18 10 0 Robert Malaga 1990 0 16 0 John Bondea 1991 0 10 0 John Bondea 1992 1 12 0 John Bondea 1993-99 No Varsity Team 2000-01 1 16 0 Teresa Baker 2001-02 2 17 0 Sandy Geringer 2002-03 9 19 0 Brian Etzkin 2003-04 13 11 0 Brian Etzkin 2004-05 10 12 0 Brian Etzkin 2005-06 13 13 0 Brian Etzkin 2006-07 18 8 0 Brian Etzkin 2007-08 18 6 0 Brian Etzkin 2008-09 20 6 0 Brian Etzkin 2009-10 20 7 0 Brian Etzkin 2010-11 16 8 0 Brian Etzkin 2011-12 12 12 0 Brian Etzkin Overall 361 495 4 64 Years

Records & History //

Thirteen Vikings

have earned first or second team honors

All-League Honorees Player of the Year

Phil Orno.........................................2008 Newcomer of the Year

Matt Kuelker...................................2011 Jay Tee..............................................2003 Coach of the Year

Brian Etzkin.................2007, 2009, 2010 First Team

Olivier Dhaine................................2006 Rob Fox............................................2011 Yannick Goossens....... 2010, 2011, 2012 Ryan Hamning......................2008, 2009 Phil Orno...........2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Eric Winn.........................................2004

Second Team

Rob Fox............................................2008 Brad Groleski..................................2007 Ryan Hamning......................2007, 2010 Matt Kuelker.........................2011, 2012 Jay Tee................2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Rob West..........................................2009 Eric Winn...............................2003, 2005 Herb Foster Sportmanship Award

Rob Fox............................................2011 Brad Groleski..................................2006 Steven Wipprecht...........................2009 Orno

Team Records Most Wins ......................................... 20 in 2008-09 & 2009-10 Best Winning Percentage ..................................... .910 in 1952 & 1954 (10-1) Most Conference Wins ............................ 7 in 2008-09, 2009-10 & 2010-11 Highest Conference Regular Season Finish ......................... 1st in 2008-09, 2009-10 & 2010-11 Highest Conference Tournament Finish ......................... 1st in 2008-09, 2009-10 & 2010-11

Men’s All-Time Tournament Finishes Horizon League 2011-12..............................2nd of 6 2010-11............................... 1st of 6 2009-10............................... 1st of 6 2008-09............................... 1st of 8 2007-08............................... 1st of 7 2006-07.............................. 3rd of 6 2005-06.............................. 3rd of 6 2004-05...............................6th of 6 2003-04.............................. 3rd of 6 2002-03...............................4th of 6 2001-02...............................5th of 6 2000-01...............................5th of 5

Mid-Continent Conference 1991-92...........................10th of 10 1999-91...............................9th of 9 Association of Mid-Continent Universities 1989-90...........................10th of 10 1988-89...............................5th of 8 1987-88...............................6th of 8 1986-87...............................7th of 7


R e c o r d s & H i s t o ry E ight V ikings

have won at least

20

matches in a season throughout their careers

Most Singles Wins - Season 1. Phil Orno (2009-10).....................................................29-12 2. Rob Fox (2009-10).......................................................28-10 Ryan Hamning (2006-07)........................................... 28-11 4. Phil Orno (2007-08).......................................................25-9 Yannick Goossens (2009-10)...................................... 25-11 6. Rob Fox (2007-08).........................................................24-7 Rob West (2006-07).......................................................24-9 Phil Orno (2008-09).......................................................24-9 9. Ryan Hamning (2009-10)........................................... 23-11 John Haley (2010-11)....................................................23-9 11. Yannick Goossens (2008-09)........................................22-9 Rob Fox (2010-11)........................................................22-13 Matt Kuelker (2010-11)...............................................22-12 Rob Fox (2008-09).......................................................22-13 Most Singles Wins - Career 1. Phil Orno (2006-10).....................................................99-46 2. Rob Fox (2007-11)........................................................96-43 3. Ryan Hamning (2006-10)...........................................87-45 4. Yannick Goossens (2008-12)......................................82-58 5. Rob West (2005-09).....................................................71-62 6. Dan Singer (2003-07)..................................................53-57 7. Steven Wipprecht (2005-09)......................................47-60 8. Brad Groleski (2004-08)..............................................46-49 9. Chris Klepatz (2007-11)..............................................42-30 10. Jay Tee (2002-06).........................................................41-63 John Haley (2009-11)..................................................41-26 Most Doubles Wins - Season 1. Rob Fox/John Haley (2010-11).................................28-10 2. Ryan Hamning/Phil Orno (2006-07).........................26-8 3. Ryan Hamning/Phil Orno (2009-10).......................24-12 4. Ryan Hamning/Phil Orno (2008-09).........................23-5 5. Rob Fox/John Haley (2009-10).................................21-12 6. Ryan Hamning/Phil Orno (2007-08).........................19-7 7. Rob Fox/Rob West (2007-08)....................................17-10 8. Yannick Goossens/Rob West (2008-09).....................16-3 Rob West/Steven Wipprecht (2006-07)...................16-13 9. Yannick Goossens/Chris Klepatz (2009-10).............15-8 Brad Groleski/Dan Singer (2006-07).......................15-12 Matt Kuelker/Jorg van der Vloet (2011-12)............15-15

Fox

Best Season Winning Percentage - Singles ......................................................... .774 by Rob Fox (2007-08) Best Season Winning Percentage - Doubles ......................... .765 by Ryan Hamning/Phil Orno (2006-07) Best Career Winning Percentage - Singles ......................................................... .691 by Rob Fox (2007-11) Best Career Winning Percentage - Doubles ......................... .742 by Ryan Hamning/Phil Orno (2006-10)

20 - Win Club // Singles 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010

Matt Ford....................20 Rob Fox.......................22 Yannick Goossens.....20 Matt Kuelker..............22 John Haley.................23 Rob Fox.......................28 Yannick Goossens.....25 Ryan Hamning..........23 Phil Orno....................29

2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007

Rob Fox.......................22 Yannick Goossens.....22 Phil Orno....................24 Rob Fox.......................24 Phil Orno....................25 Ryan Hamning..........28 Phil Orno....................21 Rob West.....................24

Varsity “C” Most Outstanding Player 1964.......Frank Nawalanic 1965............. Don Fairhead 1966...........Howard David 1968.................Ron Reinke 1969...................Doug Neu 1970.................. John Hirsh 1971...................Doug Neu 1972................ Ivan Nemet 1973................ Vic Dimond

1974................ Vic Dimond 1975................ Vic Dimond 1976................ Vic Dimond 1977.............. Dan Debelak 1978...........Mike Murdoch 1979...........Mike Murdoch 1980...........Mike Murdoch 1981...........Mike Murdoch 1982..............Dave Scotton

1983............Ali Kazemaini 1984.......... Andy Polander 1985...............John Bondea 1986...............John Bondea 1987........ John McDonnell 1988.............. Tim Muccino 1989.............. Tim Muccino 1990...............Hari Sharma 1991...............Hari Sharma

1992...............Hari Sharma 2000-01....Adam Mercurio 2001-02.............Paul Haley ............................Eric Winn 2002-03...............Eric Winn 2003-04...............Eric Winn 2004-05...............Eric Winn 2005-06................Rob West 2006-07..... Ryan Hamning

2007-08............... Phil Orno 2008-09............... Phil Orno 2009-10............... Phil Orno 2010-11..................Rob Fox 2011-12...Yannick Goossens

// R e c o r d s & H i s t o r y


2012-13 D o n o r s T he V ikings

would like to thank the following donors for their support during

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2012-13

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T O U R N A M E N T

2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT

May 13, 2011

S T A T E

at Kentucky

M E N ’ S

T E N N I S

H I S T O R Y

L, 4-0

Singles: No. 1 Quigley (UK) d. Goossens (CSU), 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Musialek (UK) vs. Fox (CSU), 7-5, 1-0, UF; No. 3 Cox (UK) d. Kuelker (CSU), 6-3, 6-3; No. 4 Gonzalez (UK) d. Klepatz (CSU), 6-0, 6-1; No. 5 Rossi (UK) vs. Haley (CSU), 6-3, 5-3, UF; No. 6 Jomby (UK) vs. Ford (CSU), 6-4, 5-2, UF. Doubles: No. 1 Quigley/Cox (UK) vs. Fox/Haley (CSU), 5-4, UF; No. 2 Musialek/Rossi (UK) d. Goossens/Klepatz (CSU), 8-4; No. 3 Jomby/Gonzalez (UK) d. Ford/Kuelker (CSU), 8-0.

2010 NCAA TOURNAMENT

May 15, 2010

at Kentucky

L, 4-0

Singles: No. 1 Quigley (UK) d. Orno (CSU), 6-0, 6-3; No. 2 Musialek (UK) d. Goossens (CSU), 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 Cox (UK) vs. Hamning (CSU), 7-6 (2), 5-5, UF; No. 4 Rossi (UK) vs. Fox (CSU), 6-2, 5-4, UF; No. 5 Gonzalez (UK) d. Klepatz (CSU), 6-1, 6-2; No. 6 Lambropoulos (UK) vs. Haley (CSU), 3-6, 6-2, 1-0, UF. Doubles: No. 1 Quigley/Cox (UK) d. Hamning/Orno (CSU), 8-5; No. 2 Gonzalez/Lambropoulos (UK) d. Fox/Haley (CSU), 8-5; No. 3 Musialek/Rossi (UK) vs. Goossens/ Klepatz (CSU), 7-2, UF.

May 8, 2009

2009 NCAA TOURNAMENT at Kentucky

L, 4-0

Singles: No. 1 Agostinelli (UK) d. Orno (CSU), 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Cox (UK) vs. Hamning (CSU), 7-6, UF; No. 3 Quigley (UK) d. West (CSU), 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 Musialek (UK) vs. Goossens (CSU), 4-6, UF; No. 5 Dyce (UK) d. Fox (CSU), 6-3, 6-3; No. 6 Gonzalez (UK) d. Wipprecht (CSU), 6-0, 6-3. Doubles: No. 1 Agostinelli/Cox (UK) d. Hamning/Orno (CSU), 8-3; No. 2 Dyce/Quigley (UK) vs. Goossens/West (CSU), 6-4, UF; No. 3 Gonzalez/Musialek (UK) d. Fox/Wipprecht (CSU), 8-2.

2008 NCAA TOURNAMENT

May 10, 2008

at Ohio State

L, 4-0

Singles: No. 1 Koniecko (OSU) vs. Orno (CSU), 6-4, 2-1, UF; No. 2 Moneke (OSU) d. Hamning (CSU), 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 Kronauge (OSU) d. Groleski (CSU), 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 Allare (OSU) d. Klepatz (CSU), 6-0, 6-3; No. 5 Novak (OSU) vs. Fox (CSU), 6-0, 5-1, UF; No. 6 Eberly (OSU) vs. West (CSU), 6-1, 3-2, UF. Doubles: No. 1 Moneke/Koniecko (OSU) vs. Hamning/Orno (CSU), 6-4, UF; No. 2 Eberly/Kronauge (OSU) d. Fox/West (CSU), 8-5; No. 3 Allare/Uzawa (OSU) d. Groleski/Klepatz (CSU), 8-4.


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