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 Vladimir Portnov
Vladimir Portnov
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moscow, Russia

High School:
Moscow Institute

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Birthdate:
01/30/1984

Experience:
2L

2005-06 (Junior) - Saw most of his action at No. 5 singles where he was 5-7 but played the final seven matches of the season at No. 6 where he was 5-2 ... Registered straight-set wins over Stanford's Phil Kao and Ricardo Gonzalez of Georgia in the NCAA Championships' quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively ... Posted a 3-3 Big 12 record and was 13-9 in dual match competition ... Finished at 20-13 on the season, one of four Bears to win 20 or more dual matches.

2004-2005 (Sophomore) - Made an immediate impact spending a lot of time in the No. 6 court for Baylor after transferring in from Moscow, Russia ... Finished the season at 17-10 overall this season, 11-6 on the No. 6 court ... Went 3-1 in the No. 5 court ... Was 4-2 in Big 12 play ... Ranked No. 89 March 22 by ITA ... Posted a 1-2 mark versus ranked opponents, defeating Ohio State's 67th-ranked Joey Atas.

Prior to Baylor - Played on the under 16 Russian national team in 1998 ... Won the Russian Championship ... Earned third place in doubles at the European Championships ... Won the doubles title at the ITF Tournament in Italy ... Ranked 700 by ATP in doubles.

Personal - Born Jan. 20, 1984 in Moscow ... Son of Boris and Elena Portnov ... Brother named Dmitriy (23) ... List ice hockey as his hobby.

Career records:
Singles - 37-23, 27-17 in dual matches ,br> Doubles - 4-9, 2-4 in dual matches

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