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    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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