SMU sweeps singles wins on courts 1-4 to earn 18th win of season
Match begins at 12 p.m. CT at the SMU Tennis Complex
Mustangs Begin Spring Season With Solid Victory
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2014-15 (Sr.): Reached a season-high doubles ranking of No. 55 with teammate Markus Kerner on April 14... Held a season-best singles rank of No. 87 in the fall... Singles: Went 17-12 overall, with a 10-9 dual-match record... Won seven matches at No. 1 singles and three at No. 2... Reached the round of 32 at the USTA-ITA Texas Regional and the round of 16 at the Jack Kramer Club Invitational... Beat Max Andrews of No. 55 Rice, 6-0, 6-2, in his last regular season match of his SMU career... Doubles: Went 10-9 at No. 1 doubles with partner Markus Kerner... Won two matches against top-20 doubles pairs - No. 16 Arjun Kadhe/Jakob Sude of No. 31 Oklahoma State (March 17) and No. 18 Will Stein/Nick Chappell of No. 10 TCU (April 8)... Won a total of four matches against doubles duos from top-75 teams... Kazijevs and Kerner first entered the ITA national rankings at No. 63 on March 24.
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.