Baylor's Men's Tennis NCAA semifinal match against Illinois in Athens, GA 05/21/07
Fall 2007 (Junior)...
Ended fall competition with a 7-4 mark after winning his first four matches ... Lost in the semifinals of the Baylor Invitational to 49th-ranked Moritz Baumann of Wisconsin ... Three of his five losses came against ranked opponents ... Posted victories over 69th-ranked Davey Sandren of Tennessee and No. 80 Luis Diaz Barriga of Texas ... Ranked No. 110 in preseason ITA rankings ... Posted a 4-3 doubles mark playing with three different parterns (Denes Lukacs, Dominik Mueller and Jordan Rux) ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall semester.
Finished his sophomore season with a 25-17 overall singles record including a 15-10 dual match mark ... Recorded impressive victories over 40th-ranked David North of Georgia Tech and 80th-ranked Dominic Inglot of Virginia ... Played mainly at No. 3 where he was 7-8 ... Finished Big 12 regular season play at 3-3 ... Posted a 13-11 doubles mark ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall and spring semesters ... Posted a 4.0 GPA for the spring ... Named to Baylor's Dean's List for fall and spring semesters ... First team Academic All-Big 12.
Finished his rookie season 27-9 overall in singles including a 20-4 dual match mark ... One of four Bears to post 20 or more dual match singles wins ... Played mostly at No. 6 where he was 12-1 ... Was 7-3 at No. 5 ... Finished Big 12 regular season play at 6-1 ... Posted a 2-5 mark versus ranked opponents with wins over Texas' Michael Venus (No. 106) and 30th-ranked Raul Morant-Rivas of Texas A&M-CC ... Won six of his last seven singles matches and was 13-2 over last 15 outings ... Teamed with Matija Zgaga at No. 2 doubles where the tandem was 7-4 in dual match competition and 2-2 in league play ... Ranked as high as No. 104 in singles.
Prior to Baylor...
Represented Great Britain in international competitions since age of 12 ... British National Champion 16 and Under beating Andy Murray in final ... European Team Championships Runner-Ups under 16 with Great Britain, losing to Spain in the finals, and losing to Rafael Nadal individually ... Achieved Junior ITF World Ranking of 70 ... Highest ATP ranking of 950.
Born Aug. 17, 1986, in Amersham, England ... Full name is Matthew Nicholas Brown ... Son of Nicholas and Anglea Brown of Chesham, England ... Has two brothers, Simon (25) and Jamie (24) ... Likes to player soccer, watch movies, listen to music and talk to friends in his spare time ... Majoring in business.