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 Michal Kokta
Michal Kokta
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vimperk, Czech Republic

Height:
5-11

01/30/2007

Baylor Men's Tennis vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 01/30/2007

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09/22/2006

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Baylor HEB intercollegiate Tennis - 09/22/2006

2006-2007 (Senior) - Ranked No. 23 in the September rankings ... Finished fall competition with an 8-3 record, including a 4-2 mark against ranked opponents ... Both losses were to higher ranked players (#19 Bryan Koniecko, Ohio State; #21 Stephen Bass, Notre Dame) ... Most impressive fall win was a 6-2, 6-4 decision over eighth-ranked Erling Tveit of Ole Miss in the championship of the Baylor Invitational ... Only competed in three fall events, the Baylor Invitational, the ITA All-American and the Midland Invitational ... Only doubles partner in the fall was David Galic, the duo posted a 2-3 record and reached the semifinals of the Midland Invitational ... Named to the Fall 2006 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, posting a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

2005-06 (Junior) - Finished season ranked No. 34, his highest listing of the season was No. 29 on May 1 ... Led the team in singles victories with a 38-9 mark which ranked No. 5 on BU's singles season victory list ... Was perfect at No. 4 with a 13-0 mark ... Posted a 21-5 dual match record including a 6-1 mark in league play ... 5-5 versus ranked opponents, posted a 19-3 record to close out the season ... Teamed with Lars Poerschke at No. 1 doubles, the duo was 16-2 on the season ... The 11th-ranked tandem won 10 in a row from Feb. 24 - April 19, only loss during that period came at the hands of Texas' Callum Beale and Miguel Reyes Varela ... Downed No. 16 KC Corkery and James Pade of Stanford and ninth-ranked Jon Isner and Antonio Ruiz of Georgia in the NCAA Championships quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively ... Lost in the NCAA Championships round of 32 to then-11th-ranked Ytai Abougzir and Chris Westerhoff of Florida State ... Kokta owned the team's most doubles wins in 2006 at 26-3 ... All-Big 12 in both singles and doubles ... 2006 Academic All-Big 12 (first team) selection ... ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2004-2005 (Sophomore) - Finished his rookie campaign with a 36-9 record, tied for most singles win for the season ... Spent most of his time at the No. 4 court, picking up 17 wins and only one loss ... 5-2 versus ranked players ... Ranks No. 1 on Baylor's dual match singles wins in a season (28) ... Earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors April 18 ... Was 6-1 in the Big 12 ... Named All-Big 12 in doubles and was the Big 12 position champion at No. 4 ... Ended the season with a 15-match win streak, longest on the team ... Finished the year ranked the No. 106 ... Teamed with Lars Poerschke in doubles going 25-6 on the No. 2 court ... Tandem went 5-0 in conference play ... Is 4-0 versus ranked doubles opponents with wins over then-ranked No. 15 Stokke/Rodrigues of Duke, then-ranked No. 23 Devvarman/Huey of Virginia and 58th-ranked Gruendler/Kohlloeffel of UCLA ... As a team, they rank No. 2 in doubles wins in a season with 25 ... Clinched the match for Baylor versus Pepperdine, advancing the Bears to the semifinals. ... Went 5-6 in singles during the fall and posted a 1-1 record against ranked opponents ... Had his best outing at the Tulane Tournament advancing to the semifinal round, falling to Evghenii Corduneanu of UL-Lafayette 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 ... Paired with Matija Zgaga and Lars Poerschke at the Baylor Intercollegiate and the Midland Invitational, respectively ... Went 2-0 with Zgaga before losing in the quarterfinal rounds to No. 56 Jordan Freitas and Jacopo Tezza of TCU 9-8 ... Posted a 2-1 record with Poerschke at the Midland Invitational ... Earned a 4.0 GPA and named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Prior to Baylor - Went to high school at The English College in Prague ... Attended the University of New York in Prague before transferring to Baylor ... Ranked No. 1 for 18 & under in Czech Republic in 2000 ... European Team Champion for 16 & under ... Ranked No. 8 by ITF in 2001 ... Australian Open juniors semi-finalist in 2001.

Personal - Born July 24, 1983 , in Vimperk, Czech Republic ... Son of Vladimir and Anna Koktova ... Sister named Sarka(16) ... Hobbies include music and reading ... Majoring in finance and economics.

Career records:
Singles - 74-18, 49-7 in dual matches
Doubles - 57-12, 41-8 in dual matches

On BU Top 10 List:
Dual match singles wins, season - No. 1 (28, 2005)
Doubles winning percentage, career - No. 2 (.826, 57-12)
Singles winning percentage, career - No. 4 (.804, 74-18)
Singles wins, season - No. 5 (38, 2006), No. 8 (36, 2005)
Singles wins, career - No. 9 (74)
Dual match singles wins, career - No. 9 (49)

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