Philipp Gruendler
Philipp Gruendler

Player Profile

Weil Am Rhein, Germany

High School:
Kaufmaennische Schule Loerrach



Fall 2006 -- Did not compete in the fall.

2005-06 -- Honorable mention All-Pac-10 academic selection ... Earned Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year honors with partner Benjamin Kohlloeffel ... The duo ended the season at No. 4 in the Final Fila/ITA Rankings ... Played with Kohlloeffel the entire season at No. 1 doubles, finishing with a 22-1 mark in dual-match play ... Set a new UCLA record by posting 20-straight dual-match victories, besting the old mark of 19 set by Pat Galbraith and Brian Garrow in 1989 ... The duo finished with a 30-3 overall record ... Finished the year with a 19-12 mark in singles play ... Played mostly at the No. 4 position, going 9-6 ... Also played three matches at the No. 5 spot ... Posted a 4-2 mark against ranked opponents ... Defeated 68th-ranked Ryan Rowe in the Bruins' 4-2 victory over Illinois at the NCAA Championships ... Also had wins over No. 43 Juan Pablo DiCesare (Mississippi), No. 79 Daniel Sebescen (Cal), and No. 80 Klaus Jank (Washington) ... Ranked No. 50 in singles and No. 26 in doubles (w/Benjamin Kohlloeffel) in the Preseason ITA Rankings ... Took the consolation singles title at the Midland Collegiate Classic, defeating SMU's Adolfo Solares, 6-3, 6-2 in the final ... Also participated in the singles main draw at the ITA Regionals ... Semifinalist in doubles (w/Kohlloeffel) at the ITA Regionals.

2004-05 -- Ended the year ranked No. 91 in singles in the Final ITA Rankings ... NCAA All-Tournament selection at No. 6 singles ... Posted a 17-8 overall record, including a 12-5 mark in dual-match play ... Played mostly at the No. 6 singles spot ... Played as high as No. 4 in the lineup ... Came back to defeat Baylor's Vladimir Portnov, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(4) to help UCLA pull off a 4-3 victory in the NCAA Finals ... Also won his match in the Bruins' victory over Mississippi in the semifinals ... Singles semifinalist at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup ... Played doubles with Benjamin Kohlloeffel, posting a 12-5 overall record ... Reached the quarterfinals in doubles (w/Kohlloeffel) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Began the fall season ranked No. 57 in singles and No. 7 in doubles (w/Luben Pampoulov) in the Preseason ITA Rankings ...Played just three singles matches in the fall, reaching the quarterfinals at the Southern California Intercollegiates ...Also saw action in the qualifying draw at the ITA All-American Championships.

2003-04 --Teamed with Luben Pampoulov to capture the doubles title at the year-end Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. ...Ended the year with a 26-6 overall singles record, including a 21-4 mark in dual-match play ...Did not lose a match at the No. 6 position, going 10-0 ...Defeated G.D. Jones of Illinois, 7-6(1), 1-6, 6-3 to help UCLA clinch a 4-2 victory over the top-seeded Illini in the semifinals of the NCAA Team Championships ...Posted a 23-8 overall record in doubles, teaming mostly with Pampoulov ...The duo lost just one match together all season, going 13-1 ...Finished the season ranked No. 104 in singles and No. 25 in doubles (w/Pampoulov) ... Did not compete in the fall due to joining the team in January.

High School/Juniors --Ranked top-10 in the German Boys' 18s singles rankings ...Has won more than 30 tournaments at the junior level ...Ranked as high as No. 77 in the German Men's Rankings ...Finished third at the Under-18 German Championships.

Personal -- Full name is Philipp Gruendler ...Born March 25, 1983 ...Parents are Elke Gruendler-Lindow and Juergen Gruendler ...Business-Econ major.