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 Mark Williams
Mark Williams
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Birthdate:
03/17/1979

Experience:
3L

Fall 2000 (Senior) ? Entered the spring second in school history with 77 career singles wins... Was awarded his first career singles ranking prior to the fall, coming in at No. 68... Dropped to No. 92 in the December rankings... With Reiner Neurohr, enters the spring ranked No. 4 in the nation in doubles... Won six of his last nine fall matches to finish 7-11 in singles... Was 11-5 in doubles... Advanced to the consolation quarterfinals at the ITA All-American Tournament... Lost in the round of 16 at the ITA Region VI Tournament... With Neurohr, compiled an 8-3 record in doubles... The pair was 4-1 against ranked opponents and recorded a five-match win streak (10/13-10/28)... The two won the consolation bracket at the ITA All-American Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Region VI Tournament.

1999-2000 (Junior) ? Was only the third Baylor player ever to win 30 singles matches in a season (Jorge Aldrete and Pawel Gajdzik each won 30+ in 1999)... Was 15-2 at No. 6 singles, with his only losses coming at Duke and against TCU at the NCAA Championships... Won top honors as the Big 12 No. 6 Singles Champion... Had win streaks of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 12... Named to 2000 Academic All-Big 12 First Team, his third academic all-conference honor, and to the GTE Academic all-America second team... Advanced to the qualifier at the ITA All-American... One of three players in the nation to earn both all-America and academic all-America honors... Teamed with David Hodge to form the No. 8 doubles team in the country... That pair was ranked as high as No. 2 (4/26)... Hodge/Williams were 11-6 against ranked opponents, 25-12 overall... Best win came against then-No. 2 Blue/Crowell of Texas... The duo was the Big 12 No. 1 Doubles Position Champions and was named all-conference... Lost in the round of 16 at the NCAA individual championships, the farthest a Baylor doubles team has ever advanced.

1998-1999 (Sophomore) ? Earned Big 12 silver medalist honors at No. 6 singles... Posted a 26-9 mark for the season, with best performance coming at Lamar?s Idylwild Invitational, where he won the championship, winning five matches along the way... Played most of the spring as Baylor?s No. 6 singles player... Won 12 of 13 matches (2/11 - 4/16)... Paired with Csongor Bibza as Baylor?s No. 3 doubles team in the spring as the two went 20-12... That team won the doubles title at the Idylwild Invitational... Named academic All-Big 12.

Spring 1998 (Freshman) ? Started off his Baylor career with a 13-9 spring record, alternating between No. 4 and No. 5 singles... Came up with big win at No. 5 singles for the Bears in the Big 12 Conference Tournament, winning 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 over Jared Harbaugh of Colorado... Beat B.J. Stearns of Texas (6-7, 6-3, 7-6) to clinch the team?s first win over a top 10 team... Went 14-5 at number three doubles with partner James Matthew, including two wins at the Big 12 Tournament and a win over TCU in the NCAA first round... Named academic All-Big 12.

Prior to Baylor ? Ranked in the top 10 in Australia... Ranked No. 1 in Western Australia... No. 3 in Australia in Boys under 18 singles... Selected to All-Australian Team in 1996... Reached the semi-finals in two national singles tournaments... Won doubles in the 1996 National Tournament... Was undefeated his senior year.

Personal ? Full name is Mark Thomas Williams... Born on March 17, 1979, in Perth, Australia... Son of Simon and Alison Williams... Member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee... Majoring in finance and information systems.

Williams? Career Singles Stats

Year#1#2#3#4#5#6Big 12 OverallPct.High Rank
1997-98----2-05-56-4--4-513-9.591--
1998-99----1-01-0--13-64-326-9.743--
1999-00------1-05-215-18-033-8.805--
Fall 2000 --------------7-11.38968
Totals----3-07-511-628-716-879-37.68168

Williams? Career Doubles Stats

Year#1#2#3Big 12 OverallPct.High Rank
1997-98--1-113-46-314-5.737--
1998-991-01-017-97-226-16.619--
1999-0017-8--2-05-331-14.6892
Fall 2000 --------11-5.6884
Totals18-82-132-1318-882-40.6722
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