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 Mate Zsiga
Mate Zsiga
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Szeged, Hungary

High School:
Szeged HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 175

Experience:
HS

Fall 2012: Won the HEB Intercollegiate singles title for second year in a row ...Posted a 7-2 record in singles action ... Was 2-1 vs. ranked opponents defeating No. 34 Hunter Reese of Tennessee ... Finished 5-3 in doubles action with partner Julian Lenz.

2011-2012 (Freshman): Earned All-American status and finished the year ranked 17th in singles ... Named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and was the player of the week twice (April 9 and 16) ... Named the Texas Region Rookie of the Year ... Posted a 36-9 singles record, was 22-5 in dual match action, at No. 1 ... No. 2 on BU's all-time freshman season wins list (36) and No. 10 on the all-time season win list ... Wrapped up conference play at 4-1 ... Was 15-9 against ranked opponents with a win over No. 5 Eric Quigley of Kentucky 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) ... Finished the year ranked 73rd with teammate Roberto Maytin in doubles ...Was 20-14 in doubles on the season, 15-12 in dual match play ... Tallied a 3-2 record during conference play with teammate Diego Galeano ... Ranked the No. 3 freshman in the ITA Preseason Individual rankings ... Finished fall play with a team-best 11-2 singles mark and was 5-2 in doubles ... Opened the season at 7-0, won the singles championship of the HEB-Baylor Invitational, defeated teammate and 23rd-ranked Roberto Maytin in the championship ... Advanced to round two of the qualifying draw of the ITA All-American and to the semifinals of the ITA Texas Regional ... Lost in the semis to Texas Tech's 11th-ranked Gonzalo Escobar ... Teamed with three partners in doubles, Lars Behlen, Maying and Kike Grangeiro ... Named to both fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Prep/Juniors: Two-time European Team champion ... Four-time Hungarian champion ... Was first Hungarian to win European Junior Masters ... Was ranked No. 1 player in the 16 and under division by the European Tennis Association in 2008 ... Ranked No. 7 junior player by International Tennis Federation ... Played in the Roland Garros, U.S. Open, and Wimbledon, and reached the quarterfinals at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

Personal: Mate Zsiga (Mah-tay Zhi-ga) ... Born May 5, 1992, in Deggendorf, Germany ... Son of Dr. László and Edit Zsiga of Szeged, Hungary ... Has one brother, Marton ... Hobbies include playing basketball and other sports ... Majoring in business.

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