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 Benjamin Becker
Benjamin Becker
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orscholz, Germany

High School:
Gymnasium Stefansberg

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Birthdate:
06/16/1981

Experience:
3L

11/06/2013

Men's Tennis Sends Three to USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships

Bears send three competitors to the event for the first time in 11 seasons.

08/13/2013

INSIDER: Baylor = Tennis Mecca

Facilities Strengthen NCAA Championship Bid

Career - Three-time ITA All-American in singles ... Led the Bears to four Big 12 Championships and the 2004 NCAA team title, a 2005 runner-up finish and the 2005 ITA Team Indoor Championship ... Finished his career ranked No. 1 in BU career singles victories (141) and No. 1 in career doubles wins (104) ... Also No. 1 in career dual match singles victories (92), No. 3 in career doubles win percentage (.776) and No. 3 in singles win percentage (.810) ... Three-time All-Big 12 selection ... Excellent student, three-time Academic All-Big 12, second-team Academic All-District in 2004 ... During his four seasons the Bears posted a 120-7 team record.

2004-2005 (Senior) - Finished the season at 30-7 in singles and 22-8 in doubles ... Advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament ... Complied a 19-5 mark versus ranked players ... Teamed with Jon Reckewey at No. 3 doubles where they posted a 20-6 mark ... Ranked in the top 50 in singles play throughout the season, ended the season at No. 11, his highest of the season ... All-Big 12 in both singles and doubles ... Academic All-Big 12.

2003-2004 (Junior) - Won the NCAA singles championship, defeated Tulane's Michael Kogan (6-4, 7-6(8) in the finals...Played mainly at No. 2 singles for the Bears en route to claiming the NCAA team championship title...Finished the season ranked No. 9 in the ITA rankings...Earned All-American honors in singles...Had the most singles victories on the team with a 44-9 record...Was 24-6 against ranked players...Posted a dual match singles record of 25-4...Played mainly at No. 2, was 20-1 at that position...Had a 12-match win streak snapped by SMU's Johan Brunstrom (April 15)...Was 29-7 in doubles on the season and 23-1 in dual match doubles...Teams mainly with Matias Marin; the tandem finsihed the season ranked No. 30 with a 23-3 overall record and 21-1 dual match mark...They are undefeated at No. 2 at 15-0...Prior to losing in the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, the duo won 17 straight matches, their last loss had come on Feb. 28 against USC's Jamil Al-Agba and Ruben Torres (8-3 at No. 3)...Becker has been named Big 12 Player of the Week twice this season (March 23, April 7)...Recently named All-Big 12 in both singles and doubles...Two-time Academic All-Big 12...Ranks No. 1 in Baylor career singles wins with 111 and is No. 3 in career doubles wins with 82....Career records: Singles 111-26, doubles 82-22.

2002-2003 (Sophomore) - Finished the spring season ranked No. 31 in singles and No. 36 in doubles ... Ended the season 30-8 overall and 21-1 in dual match play ... Won 13 straight matches from March 15 to May 21 ... Win streak was halted by No. 1 Bobby Reynolds of Vanderbilt in the NCAA Round of 32 ... Selected to participate in the NCAA Singles Championships for the second straight year ... Entered the spring season ranked No. 23 in singles and No. 47 in doubles and No. 33 in doubles teamed with Zoltan Papp ... The duo were alternates for the NCAA Doubles Championships ... All-Big 12 in both singles and doubles ... Academic All-Big 12 ... Big 12 Player of the Week (April 15-21) ... Began fall season ranked No. 5 nationally ... Ended his fall campaign with an 8-4 record ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA National Indoor Championships ... Semifinalist at the Baylor Intercollegiate Tournament after losing to teammate Zoltan Papp ... In doubles teamed with Zoltan Papp and Benedikt Dorsch ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Region VI Tournament with Papp ... Upset then-No. 24 Choo/Chu of Harvard and advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA All-American Tournament with Dorsch ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2001-2002 (Freshman) - Walked away with numerous honors, including, All-America, ITA Region VI Rookie of the Year, ITA Region VI Player to Watch, All-Big 12 (singles and doubles), Big 12 Freshman of the Year, Big 12 Player of the Week (twice), Big 12 gold medals at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles and preseason All-Big 12 ... Debuted the spring ranked No. 3 nationally, the highest-ever ranking for a Baylor tennis player at that time ... Completed his campaign with a 37-9 singles mark ... Posted a 22-4 dual match record, including 15-match win streak ... 21-8 mark against ranked opponents ... Finished the season ranked No. 11 nationally ... He and doubles partner Zoltan Papp finished the doubles season with a 16-1 mark, including 15 straight doubles victories ... The duo achieved their only national ranking, No. 48, in the April 17 ranking ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fall semester.

Prior to Baylor - Graduated from Gymnasium Stefansberg in Merzig, Germany in 2000 ... Played in several international tournaments throughout Europe ... Won an international tournament in Bari, Italy and won an ITF Tournament in 2000 in Luxembourg ... Reached the semifinals of the German National Junior Championships, beating teammate Reiner Neurohr in the quarterfinals ... Played the Wimbledon Junior Championships ... Ranked No. 9 in Europe in 1997 and was ranked in top 100 in ITF rankings in 1998.

Personal - Full name is Benjamin Becker ... Born on June 16, 1981, in Merzig, Germany ... Son of Joerg Becker and Ulrike Becker ... Majoring in finance and international business.

Becker's Career Singles Stats

Year#1#2#3#4#5#6Big 12OverallPct.High Rank
2001-0220-42-0--------6-037-9.8043
2002-038-16-04-03-0----7-030-8.7905
2003-041-220-12-02-1----6-044-9.8305
Totals29-728-16-05-1----19-0111-26.8103

Becker's Career Doubles Stats

Year#1#2#3Big 12OverallPct.High Rank
2001-021-017-04-05-028-5.84919
2002-039-45-03-16-125-10.73531
2003-042-016-05-14-029-7.80610
Totals12-438-012-215-182-22.78910
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