Fall 2003 -- Ranked No. 3 in the Fall ITA Singles Rankings ...Posted an impressive 12-1 record in fall play ...Defeated USC's Ruben Torres, 6-1, 6-3 in the finals of the Omni Hotels West Regionals, earning a spot in the National Indoors Championships ...Won the singles title at the Southern California Intercollegiates, defeating teammate Chris Lam, 6-3, 6-2 in the final ... Only loss came to No. 78 Michael Rubin at the ITA All-American ...Went 4-0 with Lam in fall doubles action, winning the title at the So. Cal Intercollegiates ...Defeated teammates Chris Surapol/Aaron Yovan, 8-0 in that final.
2002-03 -- Singles All-American ...Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year ...First-team All-Pac-10 selection ...Second-team All-Pac-10 Academic selection ...Named to the Verizon Academic All-District VIII Team ...UCLA's No. 1 player all season ...Ended the year ranked No. 5 in the nation ...Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships ...Finished the season with a 33-6 overall singles record ...Posted a 21-3 mark at the No. 1 position ...Went 16-4 against ranked opponents, including a 6-2 mark against those in the top-20 ...Captured the singles title at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January ...Teamed with Lassi Ketola in doubles, going 23-9 overall and 19-7 in dual-match play ...The duo played primarily at the No. 2 position ...Began the year ranked No. 2 in singles and No. 18 in doubles (w/Ketola) in the Fall ITA Rankings ...Quarterfinalist at the ITA All-American ...Semifinalist at the Omni Hotels ITA Regionals ...Doubles finalist (w/Ketola) at the So. Cal Intercollegiates.
2001-02 -- 2002 Singles All-American ...First-team All-Pac-10 selection ...Earned second-team All-Pac-10 Academic honors ...Advanced to the second round in singles at the NCAA Championships in College Station, TX ...Made it to the NCAA Round of 16 in doubles with partner Lassi Ketola ...Also reached the quarterfinals at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai ...Finished the year ranked No. 8 in singles and No. 31 in doubles (w/Ketola) ...Led team in singles victories, ending the year with a 34-10 overall record ... Went 16-5 in dual matches, including a 14-5 mark at the No. 1 position ...Owned an 18-match winning streak from Nov. 8-Jan. 2 ...Posted a 17-7 record against players in the ITA Top-100 ...Biggest wins of the year were against No. 4 K.J. Hippensteel of Stanford and No. 5 Al Garland of Pepperdine ...Began the season ranked No. 19 in the ITA Fall singles rankings ...Captured singles titles at the So. Cal Intercollegiates and the Sherwood Collegiate Cup ...Also won the doubles title (w/Ketola) at the So. Cal Intercollegiates ...Participated in the main singles draw at the ITA All-American ...Teamed with Ketola in doubles to reach the quarterfinals at the ITA All-American.
2000-01 -- Finished the season ranked No. 75 in the final ITA singles rankings ... Was ranked as high as No. 47 in the country during the season ... Finished the year with a 19-9 overall singles record ...Was 9-3 in dual matches playing mostly at Nos. 2 and 3 singles ...Missed six weeks of the season with an ankle injury ... Quarterfinalist at the ITA Regionals ... Won four matches at the National Team Indoors helping UCLA defeat Stanford in the finals ... Defeated Stanford's David Martin 7-5, 6-2 in the Championship Final ... Reached the round of 16 at the Pac-10 Invitational draw in Ojai ... Teamed with Lassi Ketola in doubles, posting a 19-7 overall record ... Duo reached the semifinals of ITA regional before falling to teammates Djahangiri/Rettenmaier, 8-3 ... Went undefeated at National Team Indoors ... The pair reached the finals in the Pac-10 Championships Invitational draw ... Had to pull out of the final against Stanford's Lipsky/Martin because of injury to Ketola ... Debuted at No. 97 in fall ITA singles rankings ... Competed in the All-American qualifying rounds in singles and doubles.
High School/Juniors -- Did not compete in high school ...One of the top-ranked juniors in Germany.
Personal -- Born August 14, 1979 in Bonn Germany ... Parents are Heinz and Sybille Clemens ... Has a sister, Merle ... Decided to attend UCLA because it has the best reputation in Europe ... Biggest athletic thrill to date occurred in France, where he defeated the local hero of the city in front of 500 spectators ...Patterns his style of play after tennis great Pete Sampras ... Hobbies include watching basketball and surfing the web ... Favorite academic course is history ... Majoring in economics.
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