XU Sweeps CU, 7-0, Improving Their BIG EAST Record.
Xavier Is Back At It Saturday Against UMBC.
Patton, Wolf and Oosterbaan Shutout Their Singles Opponents.
This Was Xavier's First Lost Since Jan. 26th.
The Team Obtains Their First Win Of Florida Trip.
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.