Pawel Gajdzik (pronounced Paw-vul Guy-chek), a three-year letterwinner for the men's tennis team, returns to lend his assistance to head coach Matt Knoll and his highly successful Bear tennis program. During his three years as a player, the Bears posted a 62-18 record for a .775 winning percentage.
Gajdzik, a 2000 Baylor graduate, enjoyed a very successful three seasons with the Bears when he played from 1997-2000. The Szczecin, Poland native ranks in the top 10 in several Baylor career categories. He finished his Baylor career with the program's highest singles winning percentage at .685 with 74 victories against 34 losses. In addition, his career doubles winning percentage ranks No. 4 at Baylor with a .642 mark. His best single season win total in singles was 32 during the 1998-99 campaign which ranks him No. 2 all-time. He ranks No. 4 in career singles victories with 74 as well.
Gajdzik played an integral part in the men's tennis program's success. He was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in 1998 and was a two-time All-Big 12 singles honoree. Gajdzik was named the team's most valuable player in 1998. He was twice named Big 12 No. 2 doubles champion and was the Big 12 singles runner up at No. 2 in 1999.
The Szczecin, Poland native is pursuing a doctorate degree in psychology at Baylor.
Gajdzik's Baylor Career Rankings
Singles Victories - Season - No. 7 (32)
Singles Victories - Career - No. 4 (74)
Singles Winning Percentage - Career - No. 1 (.685)
Doubles Victories - Season - No. 5-tie (27)
Doubles Wins - Career - No. 5 (70)
Doubles Winning Percentage - Career - No. 4 tie (.642)
Big 12 Singles Victories - Season - No. 1-tie (8)
Big 12 singles Victories - Career - No. 5 (18)
Dual Match Wins - Season - No. 10 (18)
Dual Match Wins - Career - No. 5 (47)