Men's Tennis


Michael Calkins
Michael Calkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Ore.

High School:
Jesuit

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 182

Birthdate:
09/01/1981

Major:
Liberal Arts & Sciences

AT ILLINOIS...

2002-03:
• Made 2003 NCAA All-Tournament team
• Went 30-6 overall in singles; was undefeated in Big Ten play at 7-0
• Earned All-Big Ten honors
• Recipient of the team's Fighitng Illini Spirit Award and the Strength and Conditioning Award
• Won 20 of his last 21 singles matches, including 14 in a row between Jan. 29 and April 5
• Ranked as high as No. 42 in singles and No. 2 in doubles with Delic
• Won the ITA All-American doubles championship with Delic in the fall
• Reached the singles semifinals of the ITA Midwest Regional
• Won the consolation doubles title with Delic at the ITA National Indoors
• Advanced with Delic to doubles quarterfinal in USTA Challenger at the University of Illinois

2001-02:
• Assembled a 31-7 singles record, playing at Nos. 3, 4 and 5; his 31 victories are No. 6 on the all-time Illinois single-season wins list
• Went 31-9 in doubles with Amer Delic, 33-9 overall
• Won Big Ten singles title in the fall (over teammate Jamal Parker)
• His 14-match winning streak ranks third on UI's all-time list
• Paired with Delic to win the Region IV doubles title and reach the NCAA semifinals, earning his All-America distinction
• Named the team's Most Valuable Player
• Went undefeated in Big Ten singles play (9-0)
• Had team-best 10 conference wins with Delic

2000-01:
• Assembled a 30-11 singles record, mostly at No. 5
• His 30 victories are No. 10 on the all-time Illinois single-season wins list; the only other UI player to have had more singles victories as a freshman is classmate Phil Stolt (32)
• Went 29-15 in doubles, playing with Jamal Parker and with Mike Kosta at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively
• Highest ranking was No. 31 during the fall in doubles with Parker
• Had the longest singles winning streak of any player on the team-10 matches
• Reached the doubles semifinals of the ITA Region IV Championships with Parker
• Best doubles victories were with Parker over No. 29 Sean Cooper and Nick Fustar of Fresno State and with Kosta over No. 30 Cody Hubbell and Jarin Skube of Texas A&M
• Shared the team's Most Improved Player award with Stolt
• Earned the squad's Strength and Conditioning award

PREPS/JUNIORS:
• U.S. National Juniors Ranking: No. 10
• Was a finalist at Boys' 16's nationals
• Doubles finalist at Boys' 18's nationals
• Three-time Oregon state champion
• Ranked No. 1 in Pacific Northwest section

PERSONAL:
• Parents are Tom and Jackie Calkins
• Has one brother, Mark (22), who plays baseball at Indiana University

CALKINS' CAREER STATS:

Singles:
Season	  Overall  Big Ten
2000-01    30-11    11-1
2001-02    31-7      9-0
2002-03    30-6      7-0
Totals	   91-24    27-1

Doubles: Season Overall Big Ten 2000-01 29-15 10-3 2001-02 33-9 10-1 2002-03 31-12 7-3 Totals 93-36 27-7

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