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Alex Skrypko
Alex Skrypko

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minsk, Belarus

Height:
6-0

Experience:
JR-2L


2007-08 (Sr.): Second-team All-Conference USA pick... Notched a 16-7 record in singles play, including an incredible 12-match winning streak... Defeated two ranked opponents in the spring, from Oklahoma State and Baylor... Downed opponents from Notre Dame, Indiana, Cal, Rice and TCU... Paired with Robin Fahgen and Adolfo Solares in doubles... Achieved a 13-6 record overall... With Solares, went 7-2, with only losses coming to Memphis and Texas A&M in the first round of NCAA action... Entered the fall season ranked No. 39 in the nation.

2006-07 (Jr.): Ranked No. 65 in the country in the final FILA singles poll... All-Conference USA first-team selection... Named to C-USA All-Academic Team... Played at No. 1 singles all season, and ended the spring on a three-match winning streak... Paired with Federico Murgier at No.1 doubles, amassing an 11-6 record... Entered the spring with preseason ranking of No. 36... Defeated four nationally-ranked opponents in the spring... Posted 8-7 fall record ... Competed into the consolation second round in singles and paired with Federico Murgier to play into the second round of doubles at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championship... Advanced to the consolation quarterfinals in singles of the Midland Racquet Club Invite... Notched three straight wins to advance to the finals in doubles with Murgier at the Midland Racquet Club Invite...With five consecutive wins over ranked opponents, advanced to the Finals of the ITA Regionals... Defeated Milan Mihailovic of Texas, 7-5, 6-1, to earn bid to the ITA National Indoors... Advanced to the Round of 16 in doubles at ITA Regionals... Faced tough competition at Indoors falling to the No. 2 seed.

2005-06 (So.): Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll Member... Named to the C-USA First Team All-Conference... Named C-USA Player of the Week (Feb.15)... Went 21-6 overall, going undefeated at No. 1 with four wins.... Played at No. 1, 2 and 3 during the season... Emerged as Mustangs top player at end of season... Started the season with eight straight wins... Took wins over four top ranked opponents including Arnau Bruges of Tulsa and a straight set win over Robert Searle of Rice... Win over #10 Brugues was Skryko's first appearance at No. 1 and he handed Bruges his first loss of the season... Paired with David Kuczer in doubles at No. 1 where they posted eight straight wins... Posted win in singles and doubles over ECU at C-USA Championship to help team advance... Participated in the NCAA Team Championship... Skrypko and Kuczer challenged the No. 26 duo from Louisville taking the match into a close tiebreaker... Earned spot in singles play of the NCAA Championships where he faced opponent from Miami that was ranked third in country.

2004-05: Participated in the Davis Cup for Belarus gaining valuable experience... Faced Andy Roddick on ESPN2 in the Davis Cup semifinals, losing 6-4, 6-2... Injured his knee in the first spring dual match... Granted a medical redshirt.

2003-04 (Fr.): 2004 WAC Freshman of the Year... Competed in the NCAA Championships and in the WAC Championships... Straight set win over Georgia Tech in the NCAA Tournament... 15 straight set wins in singles on the year... 21-5 in singles... 10-6 in doubles.

Prep: Multiple Davis Cup winner, including wins over Wayne Black (Zimbabwe), top U.S. doubles champion in 2001... Earned the title of European Champion under 16.

Personal: Chose SMU for the balance between good academics and championship tennis... Majoring in business while at SMU.

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