Bears drop 4-0 decision in NCAA Championships Round of 16.
Bears play in round of 16 for 11th straight year.
Bears defeat No. 9 Mississippi State, 4-3.
Bears down Memphis, 4-2, in Starkville, Miss.
Academic excellence and community service recognized at annual awards banquet.
02/06/2011 Baylor Men's Tennis vs. UCLA
Did not compete in fall.
Closed out the season with four wins in last five matches, two at No. 5 and two at No. 6 spot ... Produced a 17-12 singles mark, while going 10-6 in dual matches ... 6-6 record at No. 6 and 3-0 at No. 5 ... Finished at 22-1 in doubles, 20-8 when paired with Kike Grangeiro ... The duo played at No. 3, posting a 16-6 mark, including a 3-2 Big 12 mark ... Clinched the match vs. No. 1 Tennessee, providing the Bears' first-ever victory over a top ranked team, Bly and Grangeiro also clinched the doubles point in the match ... Received Big 12 Player of the Week honors after Tennessee match ... The tandem clinched a team-high nine doubles points for the Bears ... Posted a 5-4 fall singles mark in four tournaments ... Kicked off third year at Baylor with three straight wins at the HEB-Baylor Men's Invitational, but fell in quarterfinals to teammate Roberto Maytin 6-2, 6-2 ... Hampered the rest of the fall with a shoulder injury that caused him to lose three of next five matches ... ... Honored by conference office on the fall and spring semester Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team.
Sat out the first six matches of the spring season (coach's decision) ... Inserted in the lineup against Alabama on Feb. 14 and won his first eight matches playing mostly at No. 6 ... Finished 18-3 in dual match play, giving the Bears a spark at the bottom of the lineup ... Was 23-11 on the year ... Closed out the spring season with seven straight wins ... Went 0-2 against ranked players, but was 5-1 in Big 12 play to give him the Big 12 position championship at No. 6 singles ... Overall was 18-9 in doubles play with four different partners ... In dual match play was 14-6 while going 9-5 with partner Attila Bucko ... Ranked with Bucko four different times No. 38 (Jan. 5), No. 60 (Feb. 18), No. 45 (March 2) and No. 78 (March 30) ... Struggled to find consistency in five fall tournaments going 4-6 in singles action and 3-3 in doubles play ... Ranked No. 113 in the ITA preseason listings ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Midland Invitational before dropping a straight set match against Josh Zavala of Texas ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fall and spring semesters ... Named to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 team ... One of six Bears to be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Finished his intial campaign with a 21-13 record in singles and a 15-10 doubles record ... In a rollercoaster kind of season, recorded a 16-8 dual match mark and a 4-0 conference record in singles play ... Started spring 4-1, but dropped next four matches then won six of eight ... Sat out three straight matches before finishing season on a 6-1 streak ... Reached the rank of No. 121 in the Feb. 19 ITA rankings ... In doubles play went 14-8 in dual match competition while partnered with both Dominik Mueller (11-5) and Attila Bucko (3-3)... Posted a 5-5 singles record and was 1-2 in doubles in fall competition ... Lost in the round of 32 at the Baylor Invitational to Wisconsin's 72nd-ranked Marik Michalicka ... Lost in the round of 128 in the ITA All-American qualifying bracket but posted a consolation victory over UCLA's Nick Meister ... Went 1-2 at the ITA Southwest Regionals with a loss in the round of 128 and 1-1 in consolation rounds ... One of three Bears to compete in Kentucky's Fluitt Invitational where he posted a 2-1 mark ... Teamed with Dominik Mueller once in doubles (0-1) and twice with Jordan Rux (1-1) ... Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Prior to Baylor...
Highest ATP ranking at 1105 in 2007 ... 2004 Under 16 German champion.
Born March 15, 1988, in Wverzburg, Germany ... Son of Michael and Ruth Bley of Veitshoechheim, Germany ... Has two siblings, a twin brother, Fabian and a sister, Miriam ... Graduated from Friedrich-Koenig ... Hobbies include being a DJ, listening to music, skiing and German literature ... Majoring in management and international business.