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 Matija Zgaga
Matija Zgaga
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maribor, Slovenia

High School:
Maribor Gymnasium

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 188

Experience:
3L

01/30/2014

Men's Tennis Sweeps Incarnate Word, 7-0

Bears extend win streak to three matches.

2006-07 (Senior) - Did not participate in fall season.

2005-06 (Junior) - Finished the season ranked No. 62 in singles ... Played at No. 1 and 2 for the 2006 Bears, was 3-8 at the top spot and 6-12 on court two ... Was 16-22 on the season in singles including a 9-20 mark in dual match play ... Sported a 2-5 Big 12 record ... Doubles record on the season was 23-15 overall and 14-11 in dual matches ... Played 11 matches in doubles with Matt Brown, nine of which were at No. 2 ... The tandem was 2-0 on court one, 5-4 at No. 2, 2-2 in Big 12 play and 7-4 in dual matches/overall ... Ranks No. 8 on BU's career singles list with 75 victories ... Is No. 5 in career doubles wins with 80.

2004-2005 (Sophomore) - Two-time ITA All-American in doubles with Benedikt Dorsch ... All-Big 12 in doubles ... Academic All-BIg 12 ... Posted a 27-11 singles record ... as 12-4 at No. 5 singles ... Tallied a 6-3 record at No. 4 singles ... Was 3-2 versus Big 12 opponents ... Highest ranKing of the season was No. 45 (Jan. 13) ... Ended the season ranked No. 5 in doubles with Benedikt Dorsch ... The Baylor tandem was 23-7 overall and 10-6 versus ranked opponents ... Ranked as high as No. 2 ranking this season ... Ranks No. 2 in individual doubles victories in a season with 33 ... Dorsch and Zgaga rank No. 3 on BU's career doubles wins list with 38. ... Had an outstanding fall going 8-1 ... Went 2-1 versus ranked opponents ... Won the Baylor Intercollegiate defeating No. 80 Joseph Jung of Alabama 6-2, 6-1 ... Participated in the ITA Central Regional playing into the round of 16 before facing his first defeat of the fall against No. 112 Roger Gubser of Texas 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 ... Teamed with Michal Kokta and Lars Poerschke in doubles action ... Went 2-1 in the Baylor Intercollegiate with Kokta advancing to the semifinals round before facing defeat ... Gained No. 1 ranking with Poerschke after winning the ITA Central Regional doubles title stunning then No. 8 Rafael Abreu and Fabrizio Sestini of TCU ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2003-04 (Freshman) - Finished the season ranked No. 108 in singles and No. 8 in doubles with Benedikt Dorsch...Earned All-American honors in doubles...Named All-Big 12 in both singles and doubles...Teamed with Dorsch, advanced to the round of 16 of the NCAA Doubles Championships, the duo was eliminated by the top-seeded Barker twins of Rice...Posted an impressive 32-7 singles record, including a 25-4 mark in dual match play...Plays mostly at No. 4 where he was 18-3...Was 3-2 against ranked opponents...Won 11 straight matches earlier in the season...Had a 24-1` record in doubles, 20-8 in dual match competition...Teaming with Dorsch at No. 1, the tandem was 14-3 at No. 1, including a 9-5 mark against ranked teams...The tandem had a five-match win streak snapped when they dropped a 9-8(2) decision to then-top-ranked Lester Cook and Ante Matijevic of Texas A&M...Zgaga was recently named South Central Region Rookie of the Year...Began his Baylor career with a 7-2 record and won the Midland Racquet Club Invitational singles title ... Participated in three tournaments during the fall ... Zgaga and doubles partner Jason Gould ranks ninth in the region.

Prior to Baylor - Graduated from Maribor Gymnasium in Maribor, Slovenia ... Played in all four Grand Slam Tournaments Under 18 ... Won ITF Under 18 III category ... Played in the semifinals of Greece Futures and in doubles in the New Orleans Challenger.

Personal - Born on April 30, 1983, in Maribor, Slovenia ... Son of Boris and Polona Zgaga of Selnica, Slovenia ... Full name is Matija Zgaga ... Majoring in computer science.

Career records:
Singles - 75-40, 53-34 in dual matches
Doubles - 80-34, 58-25 in dual matches

On BU Top 10 List:
Doubles wins, individual season - No. 2 (33, 2004-05)
Dual match singles wins, season - No. 2 (25, 2005)
Doubles wins, career - No. 5 (80)
Singles wins, career - No. 8 (75)
Dual match singles wins, career - No. 8 (53)
Doubles winning percentage, career - No. 10 (.702, 80-34)

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