UCLA Men's Tennis BIO
Haythem Abid
Player Profile:
Haythem Abid 1266670
Height: 6'2"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Tunis, Tunisia
High School: Garbi School

Fall 2009
Did not compete in the fall.

First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... UCLA's highest ranked singles player to end the season, checking in at No. 57 ... Also ended the year ranked No. 26 in doubles with partner Nick Meister ... Finished the year with a 10-12 overall singles record ... Was 13-7 in doubles play ... Played at the No. 1 singles spot for most of the year, going 8-7 ... Played at the No. 2 position during UCLA's run to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships ... Upset No. 1-ranked Robert Farah of USC, 6-4, 6-3 in the team's 4-3 win over the Trojans on March 5 ... Also defeated No. 13 Alex Clayton of Stanford, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in another 4-3 Bruin win on March 27 ... Teamed with Meister and Amit Inbar in doubles ... Teamed with Meister to defeated No. 1-ranked Jonas Berg/Bram ten Berge of Mississippi, 8-5 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Team Championships ... The duo also posted wins over fourth-ranked Robert Farah/Steve Johnson of USC, and No. 9 Geoff Chizever/Pedro Zerbini of Cal ... Began the fall listed at No. 52 in the Preseason ITA Singles Rankings.

Did not play in the spring due to injury ... Redshirted the season ... Still ended the season listed at No. 89 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings ... Began the fall ranked No. 17 in singles and No. 60 in doubles (w/ Harel Srugo) in the Preseason ITA Rankings ... Ended the fall with a 6-2 overall singles record ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ... Defeated Tulsa's Will Gray and No. 43 Kaes Van't Hof of USC in the first two rounds before falling to top-ranked Somdev Devvarman of Virginia, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 ... Also reached the semifinals of the ITA West Region Championships at Pepperdine ... Lost to top-seeded Andre Begemann of Pepperdine, 6-2, 6-1 ... Defeated two ranked opponents en route to the semifinals (No. 112 Jaak Poldma of USC and No. 125 James Lemke of Pepperdine) ... Also advanced to the semifinals in doubles at the ITA West Regional Championships with Nick Meister.

First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Ended the season listed at No. 32 in singles in the Final ITA Rankings ... Selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championships, falling to Georgia's Luis Flores, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the first round ... Played every match at the No. 2 singles position, going 16-2 ... Finished the year with a 24-5 overall record ... Posted a 4-2 record against ranked opponents ... Captured the singles title at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January ... Defeated USC's Dejan Cvetkovic, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 in the final ... Won 11-straight matches from Jan. 12 to Feb. 10 ... Teamed with Chris Surapol in doubles, going 14-7 at the No. 2 position ... The duo went 3-1 during the Bruins' run to the NCAA Quarterfinals ... Began the fall listed 89th in singles and 45th in doubles (w/Surapol) in the ITA Preseason Rankings ... Appeared at both the ITA All-American (qualifying) and the ITA West Regionals ... Forced to withdraw from both tournaments with an injury ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Regionals.

Second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Posted a 17-11 overall singles record ... Played every match at the No. 2 singles position, finishing with a 16-10 mark ... Defeated three ranked opponents on the season, including No. 28 Jonathan Stokke of Duke, No. 84 Jeff Groslimond of Arizona and No. 98 Tyler Brown of Cal ...Owned a six-match winning streak from Mar. 15 to Apr. 14 ... Played singles in only one tournament, reaching the round of 16 at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January ... Also played at the No. 2 doubles position ... Teamed with Chris Surapol to post a 19-9 overall record ... The duo went 18-8 in dual matches ... Did not compete in the fall ... Joined the team in January.

High School/Juniors
Ranked as high as No. 19 in the World Junior ITF Singles Rankings ... Participated in the U.S. Open, French Open and Wimbledon Junior Championships ... No. 1-ranked Player in Tunisia ... Singles and doubles quarterfinalist at the Eddie Herr Junior Championships in 2002 ... Singles semifinalist at Hammamet, Tunisia Futures in June of 2005 ... Singles winner at Tunis, Tunisia Futures in May of 2005 ...Reached the semifinals in singles and the finals in doubles at the 26th African Closed Championships in 2003 ... Five-year member of the Tunisian Davis Cup Team ...Spent four years at the Brugera Tennis Academy in Spain.

Full name is Mohamed Haythem Abid ... Began playing tennis at age eight at the local club near his home.

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