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 Denes Lukacs
Denes Lukacs
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eger, Hungary

High School:
Altisz Foundation School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Experience:
3L

06/04/2014

MT Places Four In Final ITA Singles Rankings

Bears listed No. 6 in season's final team rankings.

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

Career (2006-10)...
Career ends with an all-time singles record of 135-36, a .789 winning percentage, 89 career dual match wins and a 22-2 mark in Big 12 Conference play ... The 135 wins leave him in second place on BU's all- time wins list trailing Benjamin Becker's 141 wins ... The .789 winning percentage is fourth on Baylor's career list, while the dual match wins are third and the conference wins are seventh ... He also has the second-most singles wins for a single season at Baylor with 47 in 2007-08 and is tied for third and seventh for the most dual match singles wins in a single season with 25 in 2007 and 24 in 2008 ... Earned All-American status in singles three times during his career, which places him among former Baylor standouts Lars Poerschke, Becker and Benedikt Dorsch as the only Bears to earn ITA All-America honors in singles three times ... Also a four-time All-Big 12 singles honoree, joining Johann Jooste, Becker and Poerschke as the only Bears to be named all-conference each of their four years at Baylor.

2009-10 (Senior)...
ITA All-American ... Completed remarkable career with a 25-8 record overall with a 19-6 dual-match record in final campaign ... Played all of dual matches at the No. 1 position going 12-8 vs. ranked foes ... Was ranked in all nine of the ITA rankings that he was eligible for with a peak ranking of No. 14 in late April ... Went 4-1 at Sherwood Cup losing in the event's final to 54th-ranked Bradley Klahn of Stanford ... Had an 11- match win streak to start dual match play including a win over No. 7 Alexandre Lacroix of Florida ... Lost four of his next six matches all to ranked oponents ... Rebounded to win five of his next six to help him secure a 4-2 mark in Big 12 play ... The two losses were the first of his career in Big 12 action ... Earned recognition from conference coaches with his fourth selection to the All-Big 12 singles team ... In his last five dual matches had a loss to No. 7 Austin Krajicek, three unfinished matches and then a win over sixth-ranked Krajicek to help the Bears reach the NCAA quarterfinals ... Selected for his third straight NCAA Singles Championship ... Made run to round of 16 with wins over No. 41 John Peers of Middle Tennessee State and No. 30 Marek Michalicka of Wisconsin ... Fell to Louisville's 16th-ranked Austen Childs 6-4, 6-4 ... In doubles action tallied a 21-11 mark including a 20-9 record in dual matches ... Played with both Maros Horny and Roberto Maytin ... Started year with Horny and was ranked in nine ITA polls with a high mark of No. 44 ... The duo produced a 6-3 record, while playing mostly at the No. 2 spot ... Partnered with Maytin to go 15-8 overall and 15-7 in dual matches ... Was listed in final five rankings reaching No. 22 in the final edition ... Pairing played all three positions and earned a spot on All-Big 12 doubles team ... The duo's best win came in the last dual match of the year by beating third-ranked John-Patrick Smith and Davey Sandgren of Tennessee, 8-6 ... Tandem dropped its opening round match of the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Did not compete during fall season.

2008-09 (Junior)...
ITA All-American ... Enjoyed the most successful season of any Bear going 31-9 in singles action and 20-10 in doubles play ... Was one of only two Bears (Jordan Rux was the other) to be ranked in all 10 of the ITA's rankings released during the year ... Got off to an 0-2 start in dual match play before rebounding to win 19 of his next 20 ... Finished spring singles play with a 21-5 tally including a 13-match win streak from March 4 - April 19 ... Earned the Big 12 No. 1 singles championship with a perfect 6- 0 record in conference play ... Named to the All-Big 12 singles team ... Defeated 16 of 18 ranked opponents during the spring season ... In doubles racked up a 20-9 record in dual match play ... Partnered with Jordan Rux (4-3) and Maros Horny (16-6) ... Ranked as a tandem with Horny at No. 58 in the final ITA rankings ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week on April 6 ... Fell in the opening round of the 2009 NCAA singles tournament ... Ranked No. 2 in the ITA Preseason rankings, the highest listing of his career ... Finished fall play with a team-best 10-3 singles mark, played only one doubles match, an 8-6 loss with Marc Burche to Rice's Isamu Tachibana and Chong Wang ... Was 5-3 versus ranked opponents in singles ... Advanced to the semifinals at the Baylor Invitational before losing in two tie-break sets to Tulsa's sixth-ranked Arnau Brugues 7-6(6), 7-6(3) ... Won the Fluitt Invitational for the second straight season, earning a spot in the 2009 ATP Masters Series qualifying draw in Cincinnati ... Sat out the ITA Southwest Regional Tournament due to injury but was awarded an at-large spot in the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ... Advanced to the round of 32 before losing in three sets (6-4, 1-6, 6-4) to Ohio State's 11thranked Steven Moneke ... Named the Dr. Scott Livesay Team MVP.

2007-08 (Sophomore)...
ITA All-American ... ITA South Central Region Player to Watch ... Ended the season ranked No. 6 ... Produced the team's top singles record at 47- 10 ... 47 victories ranks No. 2 on Baylor's single-season win list ... 24-4 on the season in dual match competition ... Played primarily at No. 2 where he was 17-2 ... Registered a 25-9 mark versus ranked opponents ... Enjoyed a team-best 17-match win streak from March 27 to May 25 ... One of two Bears selected for NCAA Singles Tournament where he was a top 16 seed ... Advanced to the round of 16 before being eliminated by USC's sixth-ranked Robert Farah, 7-5, 6-3 ... Produced a 21-15 doubles record, played primarily at No. 1 with David Galic ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week (April 21), Most Outstanding Player of the Big 12 Championships, All-Big 12 in singles and doubles ... Enjoyed the most successful fall season of any of the Bears ... Posted an 18-4 record including an 11-4 mark against ranked opponents ... Claimed the championships of the Fluitt Invitational and the South Central Regional ... Won 10 straight matches from Oct. 13 - 23 and finished the season victorious in 12 of his last 14 matches ... Posted impressive straight-sets victories over No. 2 Steven Moneke (Ohio State), No. 7 Erling Tveit (Mississippi), No. 9 Ryan Rowe (Illinois), No. 37 Conor Pollock (Texas A&M), No. 38 Clancy Shields (Boise State) and No. 44 Bruno Agostinelli (Kentucky) ... By winning the Fluitt Invitational, which featured 13 ranked players among the 20-player field, Lukacs earned spot in 2008 ATP Masters Series qualifying draw in Cincinnati ... Named the Dr. Scott Livesay Team MVP.

2006-07 (Freshman)...
Named to the NCAA Championships All-Tournament team ... Saw most of his action at No. 6 singles where he was 17-2 ... Ended season with a ninematch win streak, last loss came April 12 versus Georgia's 78th-ranked Jamie Hunt ... Posted an 8-0 Big 12 record and was a team-best 25-3 in dual match competition ... Shared a team-best 32-9 season mark with fellow rookie Dominik Mueller ... Big 12 position champion at No. 6 ... Registered a 17-4 doubles mark ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester ... Named the team's Most Improved Player.

Prior to Baylor...
Represented Hungary in the Davis Cup match versus Bulgaria in 2006 ... Won the Hungarian champion under 18 title ... Ranked as high as No. 86 in ITF rankings ... Placed second in 2006 Hungarian Men's Tennis Championship ... Won the ITF, Grade 2 title in 2005 in Slovakia.

Personal...
Born Feb. 25, 1987, in Eger, Hungary ... Nickname is "Dini" ... Son of Tibor Lukacs (deceased) and Erika Bokros of Eger, Hungary ... Has an older sister, Gabriella Soos ... Graduated in 2006 from Altisz Foundation Grammar School in Budapest, Hungary ... Career goals include becoming one of the top 100 players in the world ... Majoring in business .... Name is pronounced Dennis Loo-Kach.

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