All-Big Ten selection ... Finished the season with a 19-5 overall singles record and a 5-5 record in Big Ten matches ... Saw action at the top of the lineup, primarily at the No. 1 spot ... Compiled a 6-3 mark in singles tournament play ... Ranked as high as No. 50 in singles during the regular season ... Ended the year ranked No. 74 in the final ITA singles poll as well as No. 13 in the Midwest Region ... In doubles play, went 25-9 overall and 5-4 in tournament play with three different partners ... Primarily teamed with Marek Czerwinski, going 20-5 at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions ... Went 7-3 with Czerwinski in Big Ten doubles play ... Finished with a record of 5-4 against ranked doubles teams upsetting the No. 18 duo Antoine Benneteau and Joey Burkhardt from the University of Florida ... Reached as high as No. 35 in doubles with Czerwinski before they concluded the year ranked No. 46 nationally and No. 7 in the Midwest Region ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week twice (1/18, 2/15) ... Honored with the Most Valuable Player award voted on by his teammates ... Concluded his four year career with an overall 100-45 singles record and went 96-48 in doubles.
Concluded the season with a 14-14 overall singles record and a 5-4 ledger in conference tilts ... Suffered an injury that sidelined him for the fall season ... Boasted a five-match win streak in the heart of the Big Ten season ... Primarily playing at No. 3 singles ending with a 8-7 record but also saw action at the No. 4 spot with a 6-5 record ... In doubles play, went 16-11 overall and 6-3 in league play with four different partners ... Primarily teamed with Ruben Gonzales, going 9-3 at the No. 2 position with a five-match win streak starting on April 18 ... Finished with a record of 3-1 against ranked doubles teams upsetting the No. 34 duo Matko Maravic and George Navas from the University of Michigan and the then- No. 19 duo of Drew Eberly and Justin Kronauge of Ohio State University ... Finished the season ranked No. 42 in doubles with Gonzales.
Known as "Mr. Clutch" during the 2007 season ... Tied for the most wins on the team with junior Kevin Anderson (32) ... Finished with a 32-17 overall record in singles ... Pivotal in leading the Illini to the NCAA finals, losing only one match during the tournament while scoring the biggest match-clincher against No. 2 Ohio State's Devin Mullings in the national quarterfinals ... For his efforts during the NCAA tournament, was named to the all-tournament team at No. 3 singles ... Ranked as high as No. 83 in singles during the regular season ... Finished the year ranked 103rd in the final FILA ITA poll ... Recorded a team-best nine-match winning streak in the month of October ... Posted a 19-10 record in dual matches, 13-7 in tournament play and went 7-3 in conference affairs ... Saw action at No. 3-5 singles, carding his best success in the third position (8-3) ... In doubles, carded a 27-15 record with a total of four partners ... His best results came with senior GD Jones as the pair went 19-12 overall and in duals ... The Illini tandem carded a 9-1 ledger in the Big Ten .. The duo saw time in the No. 2 slot, going 10-2 ... Posted a 9-10 ledger at third doubles ... At the 2006 ITA Midwest Regionals, upset two ranked opponents en route to the quarterfinals, including then-No. 25 Matko Maravic of Michigan in the Round of 16 ... Reached his first career finals in singles at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in the fall ... Went 5-0 at the Scott Treibly Tennis Classic ... Ended the year by being voted the Player to Watch and received the Strength and Conditioning Award as decided by his teammates.
Won his first 13 doubles tilts with Monte Tucker, and concluded the fall with a 19-5 doubles record ... Lost in the opening round of the ITA National Indoor Championships to the No. 1-seeded doubles tandem in the draw ... Won three straight matches with Ruben Gonzales to qualify for the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships ... Became a big contributor in doubles action, registering a 28-13 overall record with eight different teammates ... Went 6-1 in Big Ten doubles contests ... Teamed with Tucker to win the ITA Midwest Regional doubles championship and the Crimson Tide Fall Invitational Flight A doubles championship ... In singles action, recorded a 25-9 ledger and an 8-3 mark in league matches ... Posted a 16-2 combined record at the No. 5 and 6 positions ... Registered 12 straight singles wins during the heart of the Big Ten season.
Juniors / High School
Ranked as high as No. 1 in the U.S. in singles and doubles in 2003 ... Ranked as high as No. 42 in the world in the ITF rankings ... Won the 2001 Easter Bowl title in doubles in the 14-and-under division ... Won the singles and doubles Easter Bowl in the 16-and-under division ... Made the finals of both the Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl in doubles, and won the International Winter Cup in doubles ... As an ITF junior, he participated in the Junior US Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon Grand Slam events.
Born Marc Christopher Spicijaric on Oct. 6, 1986 ... Son of Anton and Nives Spicijaric ... Has two sisters, Jen and Jackie ... Favorite athletes are Dwyane Wade and the entire U of I men's tennis team ... Aspires to play professional tennis.
Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2005-06 25-9 8-3 28-13 6-1 2006-07 32-17 7-3 27-15 9-1 2007-08 14-14 5-4 16-11 6-3 2008-09 19-15 5-5 25-9 7-3 Total 90-55 25-15 96-48 28-8