Tied for the second-most wins on the team with a 26-15 record overall ...
Played 26 of his 28 dual matches at the No. 3 spot ... Went 14-8 in his final
dual match season ... Listed in three editions of ITA rankings with a high
mark of No. 85 in the fall ... Lost opening match at Sherwood Cup, but
then reeled off four wins to claim the consolation singles title ... Carried
success into team competition winning 12 of his first 14 decisions ...
Included in the streak was a three-set win over No. 33 Jarmere Jenkins of
Virginia ... Stumbled in the first three matches of conference play losing
to all ranked opponents ... Rebounded to post 2-4 conference record with
a win over 68th-ranked Costin Paval of Oklahoma ... Closed out his time
in Waco without a win in his last seven matches (3 losses & 4 unfinished)
... Posted a 23-15 mark in doubles play with four different partners ... In
the dual match season played all three positions ... With partner Jordan
Rux was 7-6 in dual play and 3-0 in Big 12 action ... Was ranked in four
polls with partner Julian Bley reaching a peak of No. 38 in Jan. 5 listings
... The duo finished 12-7 on the year and 9-7 in dual match competition ...
Started his senior campaign with an 8-6 fall record in singles matches ...
Finished with 4-3 mark in doubles play ... Advanced to the quarterfinals
of the Baylor Invitational before falling to 120th-ranked Anton Bobytskyi
of Oklahoma State ... Also made a trip to the semifinals of the Texas
Invitational before losing to No. 6 Dimitar Kutrovsky of Texas ... Earned a
place on the Academic All-Big 12 second team ... Named to the fall and
spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... One of six Bears to be
honored as an ITA scholar ... Voted by his teammates as BU's most
Overall had a very successful junior campaign posting a 22-13 singles
record ... Was 17-9 in singles dual match play ... Ranked in five of the
ITA's 10 rankings through the year with a peak at No. 40 on Jan. 6 ... Split
time during the year in the fourth and fifth slots in the singles lineup ...
Tallied a 5-1 record in conference play ... Finished with a 10-11 doubles
mark overall while going 8-8 in dual match competition ...Was partnered
with Julian Bley and Marc Bruche during the spring ... In fall play posted
a 5-4 singles record including a 2-2 mark versus ranked opponents ...
Ranked No. 100 in the ITA's preseason rankings ... Downed Texas' 46thranked
Oliver Sajous in the Baylor Invitational round of 32 and followed
with an upset of No. 28 Moritz Baumann (Wisconsin) in the tournament's
round of 16 ... Lost in the tournament's quarterfinals to Tulsa's sixthranked
Arnau Brugues ... Was 2-3 in doubles, 1-2 with Jordan Rux and 1-
1 when paired with former Bear Jurica Grubisic ... Named to the fall Big
12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first
One of two lefties on the team (David Galic is the other) ... Enjoyed a very
successful sophomore season, finished singles at 33-10 overall including
an 19-3 dual match mark ... Played primarily at No. 5 and 6 ... Faced two
ranked opponents and produced three-set victories over both: 87thranked
Jeremy Sonkin of Wisconsin and Stanford's 75th-ranked Richard
Wire ... 25-13 in doubles included an 11-2 mark with Lars Poerschke ...
The tandem produced a team-best nine-match win streak and ended the
season ranked No. 59 ... Was impressive in fall play, advanced to the
round of 16 at the Baylor Invitational before falling to Ole Miss' Bram Ten
Berge ... After losing in the South Central Regional's round of 64, Bucko
claimed six straight victories to win the consolation bracket ... Named to
the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester.
Lefthander enrolled in Baylor in January ... Saw most of his action at No. 6
singles where he was 8-0 ... Posted a 1-0 Big 12 record and was 8-0 in dual
matches ... Owned an 8-2 season mark ... Posted a seven-match win streak
to finish the season, losing his last singles match Jan. 19 ... Finished his year
with an 8-4 overall mark in doubles, 7-3 in dual match competition.
Prior to Baylor...
One of the highest ranked players in the United States Tennis Association
(USTA), ranking No. 2 in Boys 18 in 2006 ... Has ranked as high as No. 59
on the International Tennis Federation's Boys 18 list ... Has played in a few
ATP events and has been ranked No. 1517 ... As a junior player he won
numerous 18 and under singles tournaments over the past two seasons and
has been highly successful in doubles as well.
Born Jan. 13, 1988, in Subotica, Serbia ... Son of Tibor and Marika Bucko ...
Hobbies include cars and motorcycles ... Would like to own his own
business ... Speech communications major ... Last name is pronounced
BOOTS - KO.