Marcin Matkowski
Marcin Matkowski

Player Profile

Szczecin, Poland

High School:
Adam Asnyk HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 168


Fall 2002 —?Ranked No. 12 in singles and No. 1 in doubles (w/Jean-Julien Rojer) in the Preseason ITA Rankings …?Did not see any action in the fall.

2001-02 — The only player on the squad to earn All-America status in both singles and doubles …?Second-team All-Pac-10 selection …?Teamed with Jean-Julien Rojer to be named 2002 Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year …?Finished the season ranked No. 20 in singles and No. 1 in doubles (w/Rojer) in the final ITA Rankings …?Reached the semifinals in singles at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai …?Quarterfinalist at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic …?Reached the second round at the NCAA Championships …?Teamed with Rojer to form the country’s No. 1 doubles team for much of the year …?Finished the season with a 36-10 overall doubles record …?Pac-10 Doubles Champions …?The duo won three fall tournaments, posting an impressive 14-1 record …?Became just the third UCLA doubles team in history to win the ITA All-American Championships …?Defeated top-seeded Lipsky/Martin of Stanford, 8-5 in the finals … Downed Pepperdine’s Garland/Hansen, 8-6 in the finals of the adidas Invitational …?Also took home the title at the ITA Regionals, defeating Pepperdine’s Graeff/Suter, 8-5 in that final …?Only loss came to Notre Dame’s Smith/Taborga in the quarterfinals at the Omni Hotels National Championships …?Ranked No. 13 in the fall ITA singles rankings after enjoying an excellent fall season …?Posted a 10-3 fall singles record …?Won the ITA Regionals at Pepperdine, earning a spot in the main draw at the Omni Hotels National Indoor Championships …?Won the consolation title at the adidas Invitational.

2000-01 — Finished the year with an 18-4 overall singles record, playing primarily in the Nos. 2 and 3 slots … Went on an eight-match winning streak from Feb. 17 to Mar. 30, notching wins over No. 81 Sebastien Graeff and No. 89 Ryan Moore … Won all three of his matches at the NCAA team championships, helping UCLA reach the quarterfinals … Teamed with Travis Rettenmaier in doubles … The duo finished the year with an impressive 27-4 overall record … Captured the Pacific Coast Doubles crown … Went undefeated at National Team Indoors … Defeated No. 6 Lipsky/Martin of Stanford on April 21 … Did not compete in any fall tournaments.

High School/Juniors — Won three Polish national championships in singles under 18 … Also claimed national championship crowns in doubles in Poland for 14 and under, 16 and under (twice), 21 and under (twice) and seniors (twice) … Was two-time runner-up in singles under 21 and seniors for Polish Championships … Won doubles and placed third in singles at the Sunshine Cup in Poland in December 1999 … Was the top-ranked player in Poland for age 18 and under … Competed in doubles for Poland in Davis Cup … Ranked amongst the top-700 in the ATP Rankings.

Personal — Born January 1, 1981 in Bovlinek, Poland …Parents are Zbigniew and Yolente Matkowski … Has a younger sister, Dominike … Chose UCLA because of the excellent tennis program and the academic reputation … Patterns his style of play after tennis great Pete Sampras … Enjoys reading books, watching movies and playing all sports … Majoring in economics.