Matthews Captures 11th and 12th Titles
As a Senior (2008-09): Earned his second straight selection as Atlantic 10 Conference Most Outstanding Performer, leading the Musketeers to their second straight league title and NCAA Tournament berth while playing Flight 1 at both singles and doubles His 15-13 singles record pushed his career mark to 75-47, ranking fourth all-time in program history Went 11-9 in dual meet action, playing exclusively at Flight 1 His biggest win of the season came in the semifinals of the A-10 Tournament, when he defeated his Saint Louis foe in the decisive match Paired with junior Chris Herrlinger to go 20-11 in doubles action, including 15-8 in dual meets, all coming at the Flight 1 level Pushed his career doubles mark to 75-52, which ranks second in program history Career overall record of 150-99 ranks second in program history for overall victories Finished the fall season with a record of 5-4 in singles play and 5-3 in doubles play In doubles play at the Hoosier Invitational, Matthews and Herrlinger finished third Participated in the 2008 D'Novo/ITA All-American Championship.
As a Junior (2007-08): Tabbed the Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Performer Recognized as a memeber of the A-10 All-Conference First Team Named A-10 Player of the Week on Feb. 25 after earning a pair of wins in both singles and doubles action Sits in eighth place for overall singles wins (60-34), third place for doubles wins (55-41) and fourth place for overall combined wins (115-75) in program history Won 15 of his last 18 decisions in doubles action on his way to a 23-11 overall doubles record Won his last four singles decisions of the season, including a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory in the No. 1 singles slot of the champtionship round at the A-10 Tournament Teamed with Chris Herrlinger to post a team-best 23-11 mark in doubles competition Pairing swept through the A-10 Championship, winning three consecutive matches to help the Musketeers clinch their first NCAA Tournament berth.
As a Sophomore (2006-07): Named the Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week March 26 after back-to-back wins over St. Bonaventure's Alejandro Nery and Temple's Nathan Spunda...Earned A-10 First Team All-Conference honors...Compiled an 18-15 overall singles record, including a 13-11 dual match mark playing at No. 1...Paired with Jeremy Miller at the one-spot in doubles, posting a 13-10 record.
As a Freshman (2005-06): Named the Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Year...Also selected to the All-Conference Team...Earned Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week honors four times during freshman campaign...Led team in singles wins with 25-10 record including a perfect 7-0 mark at No. 2...Posted a 14-15 mark in doubles...Recorded first career collegiate singles win on Sept. 16 with a straight-set defeat of IPFW's Carlos Gonzalez...Closed out the season by winning 11 straight singles matches, which included a perfect 3-0 record at the 2006 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.
Prior to Xavier: A two-sport star at Kings High School in tennis and basketball...Played No. 2 singles for the 2005 Ohio State Champion Kings squad, which finished the season with a 21-0 record...2005 state finalist in singles falling in three sets to teammate John Allare...Claimed 2004 Ohio State Doubles Championship with Matt Allare...Named 2003 FAVC Player of the Year...A three-time all-state honoree...Earned All-Southwestern Ohio Honorable Mention honors as well as a spot on the FAVC First Team for his efforts on the hardwood in final year with the Knights.
Personal: Majoring in sport management...Grandmother, Peggy Price, is a former XU women's tennis player...Born May 12, 1987 in Maineville, Ohio.