Last spring, senior Jerry Posch (pronounced POSH) played at the No. 1 singles slot in 23 of 24 dual matches, recording a 9-14 record at the position, while holding a 10-16 mark overall. Posch was one of three Huskers with double-figure wins. Coach Kerry McDermott said Posch, who was named team captain this season, could achieve even better results as a senior. Through the fall, Posch qualified for the ITA All-American tournament and produced a 4-4 record overall.
McDermott said the Perchtoldsdorf, Austria, native plays mentally tough and is a leader-by-example to an improving Husker team. McDermott also said the senior has taken great strides through the summer to make himself even better.
As a Junior (2004-05)
Playing in the top spot all but once through the 2004-05 season, Posch produced an overall 10-16 record in singles play, making a major impact on Nebraska's place in the ITA poll. He competed against four nationally ranked players throughout the season, and came up with a solid conference win against Colorado, which barely slipped by the Huskers, 4-3.
Posch spent the majority of his dual matches playing with Joel Reckewey, and the duo earned a 5-10 record at the No. 1 doubles spot.
Posch ranked second on the team in victories (9) and first in winning percentage (9-3, .750) during fall play. He led the squad in dual match victories with a perfect 5-0 mark, one of three Huskers to finish the fall without a dual loss. All five of his dual victories came at the No. 1 position. Posch was one of two Huskers, along with Adrian Szatmary, to win a pair of matches and reach the round of 16 at the ITA Region V Championships.
As a Sophomore (2003-04)
Posch made his presence felt early in his career as he tied for the team lead in singles wins as a sophomore. Posch earned a 9-13 singles record, including a team-high two wins in conference play. He won seven times at the No. 1 singles slot, tying for the most wins at any position. Posch opened the season with a 7-4 record, including winning five of six matches in one stretch. He went 2-3 in three-set matches, including falling to No. 19 Ante Matijevic of Texas A&M, 6-3, 1-6, 1-6. On the doubles court, Posch combined for a 7-14 record, including a 7-10 mark at No. 3 doubles. Posch's seven doubles wins ranked third on the squad behind only Jose Rivera and Joerg Barthel, who combined on 10 doubles wins. In the classroom, Posch was a Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection during the spring semester.
Junior College/High School
Posch spent one season at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Ga.) playing under Coach Alan Kramer. In 2003, Posch helped ABAC to a 10-3 record and No. 2 final national ranking while being tabbed a second-team All-American in doubles. Posch ranked as high as No. 17 nationally in singles play, and finished the season ranked No. 33 in singles and No. 14 in doubles in the NJCAA Division II rankings. Posch also played junior tennis in Austria while attending high school at Borg Ma. Enzersdorf.
His given name is Gerhard Posch. He is the son of Eva and Alois Posch, and was born June 29, 1984. He has one sister, Barbara, and one brother, Christian. Jerry is a news/editorial major at Nebraska.