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 Benedikt Dorsch
Benedikt Dorsch
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Weiden, Germany

High School:
Ludwig-Maximilian

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Birthdate:
01/10/1981

Experience:
2L

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 - Two-time ITA Player of the Year (2004, 2005) ... 2005 NCAA Singles Champion, 2003 runner-up ... Three-time ITA All-American in both singles and doubles ... Two-time Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament (2004, 2005) ... Three-time Big 12 Player of the Year (2003, 2004, 2005) ... Two-time Academic All-Big 12 ... Ranks No. 1 on BU career charts in singles (.882) and doubles (.806) win percentage ... Is No. 2 in career singles wins (119) and No. 4 in doubles career wins (83) ... During his three seasons at Baylor the team posted a 93-5 record which included three Big 12 titles, a national championship in 2004, a runner-up finish in 2005 and a 2005 ITA Indoor Team title.

2004-2005 (Senior) - ITA Player of the Year ... All-American in both singles and doubles for the third straight season ... ITA South Central Senior Player of the Year ... Compiled a 36-2 record this season including a 22-2 mark on the No. 1 court for Baylor ... Dominant against ranked players going 24-2 ... Longest winning streak was 15 matches (1/21-3/18), ended the season with a 13-match win streak ... Ranked at the No. 1 singles spot from March 8 to April 19, a six-week span, regained the top spot in the final ranking ... Earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors March 28 ... Ended the season ranked No. 5 in doubles with Matija Zgaga ... The Baylor tandem is 23-7 overall and 10-6 versus ranked ... The tandem ranked as high as No. 2 this season.

2003-2004 (Junior) - Finished the season ranked No. 1 nationally in singles, No. 8 with Matija Zgaga and No. 35 with Ivor Lovrak in doubles...Named the 2004 ITA Player of the Year...Led the Bears to the NCAA team championship and was named the tournament's most outstanding player...Earned All-American honors in both singles and doubles for the second straight year...Has ranked no lower than No. 3 since his arrival at Baylor, was No. 1 in four rankings this season...Posted a 34-7 season record and was 24-5 in dual match play...24-5 against ranked players...Had a 10-match win streak snapped in the fall when he lost to then-No. 4 Alex Vlaski of Washington in the finals of the ITA All-American...Posted a 28-9 doubles record for the season and was 21-6 in dual match competition...Teaming with Zgaga, the tandem was 14-3 at No. 1, including a 9-5 mark against ranked teams...The tandem won eight consecutive matches before losing to the top-ranked Barker twins (Rice) in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16...Named Big 12 Player of the Week three times (Feb. 10, March 9, April 13)...Named Big 12 Player of the Year for the second straight season, earned All-Big 12 honors in singles and doubles...Academic All-Big 12...Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester.

2002-03 (Sophomore) - Continues to break new ground for the Baylor men's tennis program, no other player had advanced past the round of 16 in the NCAA Championships prior to Dorsch's making it to the championship match ... Lost in the championships match to Illinois' Amer Delic ... First Baylor tennis player to earn double All-American status ... Ranked No. 1 nationally in five straight rankings, dropped to No. 2 for two rankings, finished the season at No. 3 ... Set a school record for singles wins in a season with 49 ... Finished the season 22-3 in dual match play and 49-6 overall ... 18-match win streak was halted in late April by Texas A&M's Ryan Newport ... Was 25-5 versus ranked players ... Finished 32-6 in doubles on the season ... Teamed with Reiner Neurohr to advance to the quarterfinals in the NCAA Doubles Tournament ... The tandem set a Baylor record for most doubles wins by a team in a season with 26 victories ... Earned both Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Year honors ... All-Big 12 in singles and doubles ... Dominated opponents throughout the fall season and by season's end was ranked No. 1 ... First Baylor tennis player to win a national title, winning the Omni Indoor National Tournament ... Beat 14 Top 100 players ... Not ranked by the ITA before stepping onto the court ... Finished the fall season with a 22-1 record, only loss was to then-No. 3 Amer Delic of Illinois; redeemed that loss in the Indoor Nationals ... Won the Baylor Intercollegiates Tournament, defeating teammate Zoltan Papp ... Played seven doubles matches, three with Matias Marin, finishing with a 2-1 record and four with Benjamin Becker, finishing with a 2-2 record and defeating then No. 24 Choo/Chu of Harvard ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Prior to Baylor - Attended Ludwig-Maximicians-Universtat Munchen for one year ... Graduated from Kepler Gymanasium in Weiden, Germany ... Coached and mentored by Peter Moraing ... Ranked No. 2 in Germany in 18 and under division.

Personal - Full name is Benedikt Martin Dorsch ... Born on Jan. 10, 1981, in Garmisch, Germany ... Son of Wolfgang Dorsch and Gisela Dorsch ... Majoring in entreprenuership and international business ... Hobbies include music and fitness.

Dorsch's Career Singles Stats

Year#1#2#3#4#5#6Big 12OverallPct.High Rank
2002-038-210-24-0------6-149-6.8911
2003-0418-56-0--------7-034-7.8291
Totals26-716-24-0------13-183-13.8641

Dorsch's Career Doubles Stats

Year#1#2#3Big 12OverallPct.High Rank
2002-0310-013-22-05-132-6.84216
2003-0420-61-0--4-228-9.7578
Totals30-614-22-09-360-15.8008
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