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Dominik Mueller is in his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Baylor men's tennis team after serving one season as the volunteer assistant. Mueller spent four years playing for the Bears finishing with the most dual-match wins in school history with 96.
Last season, Mueller assisted Knoll in leading the team back to the NCAA Championship semifinals for the fifth time in program history and the first since his freshman season of 2007. With Mueller's guidance, the Bears ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation, earning its highest final ranking since being No. 2 at the end of 2005 season. During 2015, Baylor was 25-6 and won the Big 12 regular season crown. Individually, Mueller coached Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz to the NCAA Doubles semifinals to earn All-America accolades and an end-of-the-year ranking of No. 1. Lenz and senior Tony Lupieri also earned singles All-American honors with Mueller's help.
In 2014, Mueller helped the program to the most wins since his junior season (2009) as the Bears went 26-6 and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships. Under Mueller's watch, BU claimed both the Big 12 regular season and championship titles. Individually, fellow Germans Julian Lenz and Patrick Pradella achieved All-American status with Mueller's help, ranking No. 4 and No. 18 i the final ITA rankings of the season. The Bears finished the season with the highest rank, No. 6, since Mueller took over assistant duties.
In 2013, Mueller aided in getting the Bears back to another Big 12 regular season title, the program's 11th, and the round of 16 of the NCAA Championships. He helped groom newcomers Pradella and Lenz. Pradella finished the year as one of the nation's top 30 players and Lenz won the Big 12's Freshman of the Year honor. Overall, Mueller helped oversee BU to a 22-6 record, a 5-0 Big 12 mark and an end of the year rank of No. 12.
In his first year as Knoll's full-time assistant, Mueller helped nurture one of the youngest teams in the country. With five freshmen, a sophomore, a junior and two seniors, the Bears finished the season with a 19-12 record. BU advanced to the finals of the Big 12 Championship and made it back to the NCAA Championship round of 16. With Mueller's help, freshman Mate Zsiga earned All-American honors in singles play.
While serving as the volunteer assistant, Mueller completed his degree in finance and graduated in May of 2011. After graduation, he started work on his Master's in Sports Management.
During his time as a player, the Bears won three Big 12 regular season titles, three Big 12 Championship crowns and made one NCAA semifinal and three NCAA quarterfinal appearances.
Beside his record for most career dual-match wins, Mueller ranks third in total singles wins (120), sixth in win percentage (.774) and eighth in conference wins (19).
The German native also is tied for first in most single-season dual matches won with 28 and is tied for eighth in single matches won in a season with 37.
Before coming to Baylor, Mueller competed in both the French Open and U.S. Open Junior Tournaments. He reached No. 35 in ITF World Junior rankings. Mueller took down Kevin Anderson to win Offenbach, an ITF Grade 1 event, in Frankfurt, Germany. It was one of Mueller's nine victories over players that at one time have been ranked in the top-100 by the ATP.