Men's Tennis



Arturs Kazijevs
Arturs Kazijevs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riga, Latvia

Height:
6-1


09/17/2014

Men's Tennis Splits Squad To Open Fall Season

SMU Headed To Rice, Midwestern State To Begin 2014-15

05/01/2014

Kazijevs, Nowicki Earn All-Conference Honors

Pair Earns League Honors For Second-Straight Season

04/29/2014

Robinson, Ibarra Honored With Athletic Director's S.P.I.R.I.T. Award

SMU student-athletes were honored at the annual awards banquet

04/18/2014

SMU Topples UCF, 4-1, Will Play Top-Seeded Memphis In League Semifinals

Mustangs Take Doubles, Win Three in Singles Versus Knights

04/09/2014

SMU Tops UT Arlington, 6-1

Mustangs to Host Rice in Frisco for Regular Season Finale on Sunday

2013-14 (Jr.): Named All-American Athletic Conference in singles... Singles: Went 9-9 in the spring to total a 17-13 overall record... Ended the regular season ranked 119th nationally... Won eight matches at No. 1 singles... Defeated No. 46 Nick Chappell of No. 56 TCU, 6-4; 3-6; 10-5, on April 1... Was undefeated in six straight matches from Feb. 3-28... Beat two opponents from ranked teams in dual matches... Went 8-4 in singles in the fall... Beat three ranked opponents at the ITA All-American Championships, advancing to the second round of consolation singles... Began the season ranked 73rd... Doubles: Went 5-5 in dual matches paired with Mischa Nowicki... Also won two doubles matches paired with Tony Russell, including an 8-1 win over Dragos Ignat/Richard Pham of No. 19 Columbia... Went 2-1 in the fall, winning two matches at the Wyndham Invitational... Opened the year ranked 43rd in doubles with Nowicki.

2012-13 (So.) Named First Team All-Conference USA... C-USA Player of the Week on March 6... Singles: Went 14-5 in singles in the spring, all at the No. 1 position... Ended the year ranked 106th in the country... Had three wins against ranked opponents in the spring, defeating now-No. 118 Sudanwa Sitaram of 19th-ranked Texas in straight sets (Jan. 12), No. 34 Winston Lin of No. 32 Columbia in straight sets (March 19) and No. 41 Japie De Klerk of Tulsa in the Conference USA semifinals (April 20); De Klerk made it to the NCAA Semifinals and finished the season ranked 24th... He also beat No. 77 Mate Zsiga of 13th-ranked Baylor in straight sets in the fall (Oct. 20)... Went 2-1 against C-USA foes, beating Joe Young of No. 63 Tulane (March 3) and Jonathan Chang of No. 73 Rice (April 14)... Won six straight decisions (March 12-April 3) and only lost once in his last 12 matches; also went unbeaten in 15 of his last 17 matches... Had nine wins against players on ranked teams and finished the season... Doubles: Named Second Team All-C-USA... Combined with Mischa Nowicki to be SMU's top doubles duo on the season, and went 12-6 in doubles in the spring, winning their last eight matches of the regular season (March 29-April 14)... The pair was ranked as high as 53rd in the nation (Feb. 12) and was ranked for a total of eight weeks during the spring... The duo defeated No. 81 Oliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez of No. 65 South Florida (April 7) and No. 13 David Holiner and Chris Camillone of 23rd-ranked Texas; Holiner and Camillone would later advance all the way to the NCAA Doubles Championship match... They beat four doubles pairs of ranked teams and spent the whole spring in the No. 1 position... The pair helped SMU to a 30-22 record in doubles as a team and helped the Mustangs become ranked as high as 65th nationally... Finished the year ranked 84th in the nation in doubles.


2011-12 (Fr.): Named Conference USA Co-Freshman of the Year... Selected to All-Conference USA Second Team for doubles (with Tobias Flood)... Singles: Led the team in singles winning percentage with a 12-6 record... Earned 10 of his wins at the No. 3 position... Had a six-match win streak from March 10-23... Doubles: Compiled a 14-6 overall record... Played all matches at the No. 2 position... Teamed with Tobias Flood to record an 11-4 record from Feb. 18 through the end of the season.

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