Adrian

Szatmary

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Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
City/State: Budapest, Hungary
High School: Kolcsey Ferenc Gimnazium
Other College: Baylor
Experience: 1st Year

Bio

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 Budapest, Hungary, native tallied a 2-4 record against conference opponents, while earning a spot on the All-Big 12 team.  His excellence on the court was only equaled by his performance in the classroom, where he was selected to the first-team Academic All-Big 12 squad.

 

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 Nebraska of .471 during the spring, Szatmary faced a gauntlet of ranked opponents from the ITA national poll during the season.  Szatmary faced ranked foes in eight of his last nine matches and compiled a solid 4-6 record against ranked opponents during the spring.

 

Szatmary stunned then-No. 73 Max Jones of New Mexico on Feb. 2, with a 6-3, 6-3 upset in the top spot of the lineup.  Competing against No. 60 Vaclav Kucera of Oklahoma twice during the season, Szatmary claimed victory in both meetings, posting two upset wins over the Sooner.  The first victory over Kucera also helped the Huskers knock off then-No. 23 Oklahoma for their first Big 12 Conference team victory since 2003.

 

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 New Mexico State’s No. 3 doubles team.

 

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.

 

High School

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.

 

Personal

Adrian was born on April 27, 1985, in Budapest, Hungary, and is the son of Laszlo Szatmary and Judit Varadi.  He has two brothers, Thomas and Andreas, and is majoring in marketing at Nebraska.

 

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