Bears push country's top team to the brink in front of record crowd.
Bears send three competitors to the event for the first time in 11 seasons.
2002-2003 (Senior): ? Ended his Baylor career as the program?s leader in winning percentage in both singles and doubles ... Finished with a .762 winning percentage in singles (99-31) and was .771 in doubles (74-22) ... Tied for No. 4 in career doubles wins (74) and, teamed with Benjamin Becker, is No. 3 in career wins by a doubles team with 35 ... Sat out the first and second rounds of the NCAA Championships with an injured hand ... Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships for the second straight year but dropped out due to broken hand ... First-team All-Big 12 in both singles and doubles ... Finished season ranked No. 50 in singles and No. 36 in doubles with Benjamin Becker ... Is BU?s all-time career singles leader with 99 victories... Named Big 12 Player of the Week (Mar. 11-17) ... Earned a pre-season ITA Ranking at No. 26 ? Finished fall season with a 10-5 record ? Four Top 100 wins including No. 5 Benjamin Becker? Advanced to the round of 32 at ITA National Indoor Championships ? Runner-up at the Baylor Intercollegiates after losing to teammate Benedikt Dorsch ? Lost only four matches and all in three sets to ranked players ? Teamed with Benjamin Becker and made it to the semifinals of the Regional Tournament ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner?s Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters.
2001-2002 (Junior): Finished the season ranked No. 40 nationally?Named All-Big 12 in singles and doubles and won Big 12 gold medals at No.2 singles and doubles?Named Big 12 player of the week?Started season at No. 4 singles, but with hard work and big wins moved up to No. 2 spot?In dual match competition was 23-1?Undefeated in league play at 7-0?Advanced to the round of 32 in NCAA Tournament?Boasted winning streaks of 11 and 13?In doubles, he and partner Benjamin Becker rallied off 15 straight doubles victories and finished year with a 16-1 doubles mark.
2000-2001 (Sophomore) ? Missed the entire fall after tearing his ACL during the summer ... Named preseason all-Big 12 in singles ... Finished as Big 12 runner-up at No. 4 singles ... Won his first five singles matches and his first six doubles matches upon returning to play ... Followed the win streak by losing six in a row, then won his final six matches of the season ... Beat then-No. 50 Kosta Zinchanka of South Alabama in straight sets ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week the final week of the season (4/24) after compiling a 3-0 record for the week.
1999-2000 (Freshman) ? Joined the team in January and quickly established himself in the lineup ... His No. 63 ranking of March 1 was the earliest a Baylor men?s player has ever been ranked in his career, coming just six weeks after Papp came to Baylor ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week (4/10) ... Ended a 10-match win streak against No. 95 Scott Eddins of TCU ... Had a 7-1 record vs. ranked opponents, including a win over then-No. 25 Michael Blue of Texas ... Was the Big 12 No. 4 Singles Champion, thanks to a perfect 8-0 conference record ... Earned all-conference singles honors ... Became the fourth Bear in 2000 with 20 wins when he won against Colorado in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament ... With Johannes Michalsky, was named Big 12 No. 3 Doubles Champion ... Named Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Region VI Rookie Player of the Year.
Prior to Baylor ? Ranked among the top 25 junior players in the world ... Played in the Junior Wimbledon, French, and U.S. Opens ... Member of the Hungarian Davis Cup team. Top 5 in Hungarian National Ranking.
Personal ? Born on Sept. 14, 1979, in Budapest, Hungary ... Son of Zoltan and Elizabeth Papp ... Majoring in business.
Papp?s Career Singles Stats
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Papp?s Career Doubles Stats
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