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    Billy Heiser
    Billy Heiser
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Vernon Hills, Ill.

    High School:
    Laurel Springs School

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 180

    Birthdate:
    12/19/1986

    2008-09 Junior
    Concluded the year with a 8-10 overall singles record ... Played at the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles positions ... Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regional tournament in singles as well as doubles with partner Ruan Roelofse ... Started the season ranked No. 13 regionally ... Carded a 12-6 overall doubles mark, playing primarily with teammate Roelofse ... The duo started the season ranked No. 36 nationally ... Teamed with Marek Czerwinski to record a 2-1 overall doubles record ... Biggest upset with partner Czerwinski included a win over the No. 8 duo from Pepperdine, Omar Altmann and Bassam Beidas ... Finished the season at the No. 75 spot with Czerwinski, but they reached as high as No. 62 throughout the season.

    2007-08 Sophomore
    Spent 32 weeks ranked with partner Ryan Rowe finishing the season at the No. 11 spot in doubles, but ranked as high as No. 8 throughout the season ... The duo finished with a 26-10 overall record and 7-3 in conference play with a seven-match win streak starting on March 1 ... Played mainly at the top doubles position ending with an 11-8 record ... Also saw action at the No. 2 doubles position going undefeated with a 7-0 ledger ... While partnered with Rowe, the duo boasted a record of 6-7 against ranked doubles teams ... Biggest upsets included the No. 26 duo from the then top-ranked University of Virginia, Dominic Inglot and Houston Barrick and the No. 14 duo of Mike Srocynski and Jason Jung from the University of Michigan ... Posted singles marks of 29-13 overall and 7-3 in conference play ... Primarily played at No. 4 singles, carding a 12-3 ledger ... Also saw action in the No. 3 slot finishing with a 9-4 record ... Spent 26 weeks ranked in singles - as high as 30 ... Boasted a record of 9-6 against ranked opponents with biggest upsets including No. 5 Luke Shields from Boise State and No. 24 Kellen Damico from the University of Texas.

    Fall 2007 Bio
    Went 6-2 in doubles ... Best showing came at the 2007 Wilson/ITA Midwest Regionals, going 4-1 ... Played coubles with both Ryan Rowe and Connor Roth ... Registered a record of 4-5 in singles ... Has wins over No. 5 Luke Shields of Boise State in straight sets and No. 110 Matt Brown of Baylor University... Has record of 2-4 against ranked opponents.

    2007 Freshman
    Finished the season 9-4 overall ... Did not compete for most of the spring ... Made his first appearance in a dual match against No. 2 Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament ... Played solely at No. 6 singles, going 0-2, facing opponents from second-ranked Ohio State, third-ranked Baylor and top-rated Georgia in his only dual-match contests ... Opened his freshman campaign on an eight-match winning streak in the fall ... The streak included an upset win over No. 115-Kallim Stewart of California (6-4, 7-5) ... Reached the round of 32 at the ITA Midwest Regionals ... Earned a trip to the quarterfinals of the Rebel Classic in singles ... In doubles, reached the semifinals of the Rebel Classic with fellow freshman teammate Sasha Kharkevitch ... Went 9-2 in tournament play in the fall ... Played with a total of three partners during his debut season, going 4-3 overall in doubles.

    Juniors/High School
    Achieved a ranking in the top-15 nationally in every age division ... Ranked as high as No. 1 in the Midwest, and held that position throughout his high school career ... Notable junior results include a semifinal appearance in singles at the International Hard Courts Tournament ... Placed sixth at the USTA National Clay Courts competition ... In doubles, the Midwest standout was a USTA National doubles champion.

    Personal
    Son of Bill Sr., who played professional tennis, and Kim Heiser ... One of four sons in the Heiser family, including Bear, Tim and Tom ... Hobbies include staying in shape through different sports ... Most influential figure in his athletic career has been his father, who encouraged him to never say, "I can't" ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan, who has proved through hard work that anything is possible.

    Career Statistics

    Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2006-07 9-4 0-0 4-3 0-0 2007-08 29-13 7-3 29-11 7-3 2008-09 8-10 1-1 12-6 2-1 Total 46-27 8-4 43-20 9-4

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