Men's Tennis


Phil Stolt
Phil Stolt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.

High School:
Northern Highlands

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 200

Birthdate:
03/12/1981

Major:
Business

AT ILLINOIS:

2002-03:
• Ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation in singles
• Advanced to the singles quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Tournament, defeating No. 5 Benjamin Becker of Baylor along the way
• Won the ITA Midwest Regional singles championship (first for a UI player)
• Reached Round of 16 at ITA National Indoors
• Became first UI player in six-year history of the University of Illinois-hosted USTA Challenger to reach the main draw of the event through the qualifying rounds
• Put together a 12-match singles winning streak
• Made all-NCAA Tournament team
• Selected to receive the ITA Midwest Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award
• All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten pick for third consecutive year; made Dean's List (spring, 2003)

2001-02:
• Went 22-11 in singles play, including a team-high 10 conference wins
• Had a 21-6 doubles record with Brian Wilson; was 22-6 overall
• Biggest singles win came Sept. 28 when he beat No. 8 Andrew Park of Southern California at the Napa Valley Tennis Challenge
• Selected to the All-Big Ten team for second straight season
• Ranked as high as No. 23 nationally in singles
• Ended the 2002 season on an 11-match winning streak with doubles partner Brian Wilson
• Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors

2000-01:
• Led the Fighting Illini with 32 singles victories-went 32-17, playing mostly at No. 2; his 32 wins were the sixth-most by an Illinois player in a single season and the most ever by an Illinois freshman
• Had a 24-8 doubles record, playing mostly at No. 2
• Biggest singles win came Oct. 12 when he beat No. 11 Mark Parsons of Tennessee at the ITA All-America Tournament
• Selected to All-Big Ten team
• University of Illinois Co-Male Newcomer of the Year (all sports) with Amer Delic
• Selected the team's most improved player, along with classmate Michael Calkins
• Ranked as high as No. 35 nationally in singles
• Reached the semifinal of the Big Ten Singles Tournament
• Reached the final of the Region IV Doubles Tourna-ment with Brian Wilson, where they lost to teammates Graydon Oliver and Amer Delic
• Made the Dean's List as a freshman

PREPS/JUNIORS:
• 1999 Boys' 18's Indoor Singles champion
• Rated No. 1 for three straight years in his section (Eastern)
• Only high school player to win New Jersey state championships back to back (junior and senior seasons)
• Has been awarded five USTA Sportsmanship Awards
• Won the Boys' 18's National Indoors Doubles title with fellow Illini Brian Wilson
• Ranked in the top six in the country in his last year of juniors (1999)

PERSONAL:
• Son of Juergen and Heidi Stolt
• Has one brother, Benjamin, 23
• Named as a Scholar Athlete in high school
• Named twice to "Who's Who Among American High School Students"

STOLT'S CAREER STATS:

Singles:
Season     Overall  Big Ten
2000-01     32-17    10-3
2001-02     22-11    10-2
2002-03     28-6      5-2
Totals      82-34    25-7

Doubles: Season Overall Big Ten 2000-01 24-8 8-1 2001-02 22-6 9-1 2002-03 30-9 11-1 Totals 76-23 28-3

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