Senior Mate Zsiga wins 100th-singles match.
A bi-weekly series with an eye towards the 2015 NCAA Tennis Championships.
Bears listed No. 6 in season's final team rankings.
Baylor HEB intercollegiate Tennis - 09/22/2006
2007-08 (Senior)... 2008 singles All-American ... ITA South Central Region Senior Player of the Year and earned the nation's Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship ... Finished the season ranked No. 10 in singles and No. 59 in doubles ... All-Big 12 in singles ... Selected for NCAA Singles Tournament for the fourth straight year, eliminated in the round of 16 ... Sat out the fall season ... Was 20-9 on the season in singles, including a 13-8 dual match mark ... Was hampered by injuries (ankle and shoulder) throughout the spring ... Finished with a 21-6 doubles mark ... He and partner Attila Bucko finished the season with an eight-match win streak.
2007 All-American ... Baylor's highest ranked player, finished the season at No. 12, had been ranked as high as No. 4 (Sept. 8) ... Earned All-America status for the second straight season in singles ... Finished 2006-07 season with a 27-9 singles and 23-9 doubles mark ... 2007 Big 12 Player of the Year ... Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week (March 19, April 23) ... Three-time All-Big 12 selection in singles and twice in doubles ... Ranks No. 6 on Baylor's career singles win chart with 99 and is No. 6 in doubles (81) ... 2007 Big 12 position champion at No. 1.
2006 All-American ... Baylor's highest ranked player, finished season ranked No. 4 ... Was No. 1 in the Jan. 16 listing ... Ranked second on the team in singles victories with a 36-12 mark ... Won 15 singles matches in a row before losing the last three of 2006 ... Owned victories over No. 8 Jerry Makowski (Texas A&M), No. 11 Travis Helgeson (Texas) twice and Tulsa's seventh-ranked Arnau Brugues during the 15-match win streak ... Undefeated in two seasons of Big 12 action, 7-0 in 2005 and 7-0 in 2006 ... Was 16-9 versus ranked opponents ... Teamed with Michal Kokta 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 9th-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 ... Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week ... All-Big 12 in singles (unanimous) and doubles (unanimous) ... Career records: Singles - 72-25, 42-15 in dual matches; Doubles - 58-14, 41-9 in dual matches.
ITA South Central Region Rookie of the Year ... Big 12 Freshman of the Year ... Co-leader on the team with 36 wins, while suffering only 11 defeats in singles play ... Spent most of his time on the No. 3 court for the Bears, going 15-6 ... Went 7-0 in Big 12 play ... Was 15-9 versus ranked opponents ... Finished the season ranked No. 53, highest ranking was 11th, Jan. 13 ... Teamed with Michal Kokta in doubles going 25-6, including a 20-5 record at the No. 2 spot ... Tandem went 5-0 in conference play and earned All-Big 12 honors ... 4-0 versus ranked doubles opponents with wins over then-No. 15 Stokke/Rodrigues of Duke, then-No. 23 Devvarman/Huey of Virginia and 58th-ranked Gruendler/Kohlloeffel of UCLA ... As a team, they ranked No. 2 in doubles wins in a season with 25 ... Clinched the match for Baylor versus Pepperdine, advancing the Bears to the semifinals ... Ranks No. 1 in individual doubles wins in a season with 35 ... Ranked No. 1 in the Central Region after an impressive fall season going 13-4 in singles, 5-3 versus ranked foes ... Won the ITA South Central Regional in singles after beating Big 12 foe Bojan Szumanski of Texas Tech 7-6, 6-4 ... Advanced to ITA National Indoor consolation finals, falling to No. 20 KC Corkery of Stanford 6-3, 6-4 ... Teamed with Matija Zgaga to earn No. 1 doubles ranking after winning the ITA South Central Regional, knocking off eighth ranked Rafael Abreu and Fabrizio Sestini of TCU 8-3 ... Advanced to the ITA National Indoor Quarterfinal, falling to Jason Beren and Martin Wetzel of Harvard 8-6 ... Teamed with Kokta in the Midland Invitational posting a 2-1 record with a loss in the quarterfinal round ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Prior to Baylor...
Finalist at the under-18 German Championships in 2002 ... Participated in junior events at Australian Open, Wimbledon and French Open ... Ranked No. 60 in ITF junior rankings ... 2001 German newcomer of the year ... Won the ITF Frankfurt doubles championship ... Won the Hessen Junior Championships in both singles and doubles numerous times.
Born June 17, 1984, in Giessen, Germany ... Full name is Lars Albert Poerschke ... Son of Wolfgang and Marion Poerschke ... Brother named Nils (26) ... Lists the internet as his hobby ... Majoring in Economics.