Men's Tennis


Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Marcos, Calif.

High School:
Weil College Prep

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Birthdate:
05/23/1982

Major:
Liberal Arts & Sciences

AT ILLINOIS...

2002-03:
• Won the NCAA doubles championship with Rajeev Ram and earned a berth in the U.S. Open doubles main draw
• Selected team MVP
• Earned All-America status in both singles and doubles
• Won Big Ten Player of the Week honors (week of Apr. 17)
• Unanimous All-Big Ten selection
• Ranked as high as No. 7 in singles and No. 6 (final) in doubles
• Finalist in the ITA Midwest Regional singles tournament
• Reached doubles quarterfinals with former Illini Graydon Oliver at the Wright Financial Group/USTA Chal-lenger at the UI Atkins Tennis Center

2001-02:
• Posted a 31-9 singles record playing at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots
• Teamed with classmate Philip Stolt to go 21-6 in doubles; was 24-8 overall
• Earned All-Big Ten honors
• Named Illinois' Most Improved Player
• Top singles win came against No. 15 Brandon Wagner of Georgia
• Ranked as high as No. 39 in singles nationally
• Earned a berth in the 64-draw NCAA Singles tournament

2000-01:
• Posted a 7-7 singles record
• Teamed with classmate Philip Stolt to go 9-3 in doubles
• Competed against teammates Graydon Oliver and Amer Delic in the ITA Region IV doubles finals
• Had one victory against a ranked opponent, No. 82 Marcus Pavlovich of East Tennessee State
• Had a productive post-freshman summer, winning the Seminole USTA Futures doubles title with former Illini Jeff Laski and qualifying with four singles wins at the Tampa Futures; he picked up 26 ATP points overall; also made main singles draw and reached doubles semifinals at Godfrey (Ill.) Futures event; reached Round of 16 at Decatur, Ill. Futures tourney

PREPS/JUNIORS:
• Ranked as high as No. 1 in Southern California
• 2000 Easter Bowl Doubles Champion
• 2000 Copper Bowl Champion
• 2000 National Indoor finalist in singles
• Ranked No. 5 in the U.S. as a junior
• Took the 2000 National Indoor doubles title with fellow Illini Phil Stolt
• An International Grass Court doubles finalist

PERSONAL:
• Parents are Michael and Christina Wilson
• Has two siblings: Charles (22), and Jennifer (25)
• Nickname is "Beemer" or "B-dub" (initials are BMW)
• Was San Marcos High School basketball team's MVP, averaging 20.5 points per game
• Honored with Academic Excellence Award in English and Literature

WILSON'S CAREER STATS:

Singles:
Season     Overall  Big Ten
2000-01      7-7     11-1
2001-02     31-9      8-2
2002-03     34-7      9-0
Totals      72-23    28-3

Doubles: Season Overall Big Ten 2000-01 9-3 2001-02 24-8 9-1 2002-03 33-8 8-2 Totals 66-19 17-3

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