Honors & Awards
· 2007 ITA/Arthur Ashe Award Semifinalist
· 2007 First-Team All-Big 12
· 2007 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
· Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2004; Spring 2005; Spring 2006; Fall 2006)
As a Senior (2006-07)
In his final year as a Husker, Adrian Szatmary (pronounced ZAT-mary) stepped to the forefront, leading the Huskers to one of their best conference finishes since 1999. The
The four-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll member was also recognized in 2007 for his leadership and sportsmanship by being named the central region recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Award. The regional award placed Szatmary among a group of eight semifinalists for the prestigious national award.
Compiling an overall season record of 8-9 at the No. 1 spot for the Huskers, Szatmary was ranked as high as No. 76 in the ITA national polls. Earning the highest winning percentage of his career at
Szatmary stunned then-No. 73 Max Jones of
During the fall of 2006, Szatmary earned the biggest upset victory of his career when he defeated No. 35 Joseph Jung of Alabama in three sets, 1-6,6-2, 1-0 (10-8).
As a Junior (2005-06)
Entering the spring season unranked, Szatmary opened the season going 3-3 in his first six matches. Throughout the season Szatmary bounced around the Husker lineup, recording matches at the No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 slots and earning his first career victory at the No. 1 spot on Feb. 3, 2006, against Furman’s Ben Pauluhn.
Szatmary struggled through the latter portion of the season, suffering an eight-match losing streak, but ended the regular season on a high note by defeating Baylor’s Will Ward in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4. Facing one of the highest ranked opponents of his career in the Big 12 Conference Tournament, Szatmary lost the tightly contested match against then-No. 61 Matija Zgaga of Baylor, 6-2, 4-6, 5-7.
Compiling a 4-4 record during the fall of 2005, Szatmary also advanced to the quarterfinals at the ITA Central Region Championships where he was seeded 13th.
As a Sophomore (2004-05)
Szatmary played in 13 matches at the No. 2 spot and seven in the No. 3 slot while also winning two matches as the No. 4 player. Szatmary won four matches at No. 2 while producing two wins at the No. 3 spot.
Szatmary and teammate James Clow combined as a successful tandem in doubles play, earning an 8-3 overall record at the No. 3 spot. The duo recorded three wins during league play and earned a shut out victory over
During the fall, Szatmary led the Huskers with a team-best 10 singles victories and was second in winning percentage (10-5, .667) while earning a No. 118 preseason ranking.
At Baylor (2003-04)
Szatmary earned a 4-2 record in his freshman season playing at Baylor. He earned a 2-0 record in Big 12 conference action, helping the Bears to the Big 12 conference championship before Baylor went on to win the team title at the 2004 NCAA Championships.
Szatmary earned top-50 ITF rankings, reaching as high as No. 49 in singles and No. 50 in doubles. He won the Under 16 and Under 18 singles and doubles titles at the Hungarian Championships, and added an Under 18 mixed doubles title. Szatmary also competed at the 2003 Australian Open.