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Steven Jung
Year: Senior
City/State: Hacienda Heights, Calif.
Experience: High School

Senior (1989)

Nebraska's first men's tennis All-American both on the court and in the classroom, Steven Jung capped his four-year career with the best season in Nebraska men’s tennis history. After falling short in his attempt to win a match in his first two trips to the NCAA Tournament, Jung took the collegiate tennis scene by storm when he reached the finals of the 1989 NCAA Tournament.  Jung, who entered the tournament unseeded and ranked No. 25 by Volvo Tennis, defeated Cal Irvine’s Mike Briggs 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-2, in the first round and assured himself All-America honors with his second-round victory over No. 11 Buff Farrow of UCLA.  After winning five-straight matches over ranked opponents in the tournament, Jung fell to sixth-ranked Donni Leaycraft of LSU in the finals 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to end his remarkable season.

 

In doubles, Jung and his twin brother Stuart reached the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Vince Van Gelderen and Todd Watkins of Clemson, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3.

 

Jung finished the season with a 34-5 spring singles record and matched with his 10 wins in the fall season put him atop the NU single-season victories chart with 44. During his senior season, Jung went 8-2 against other All-Americans.  In his career, Jung finished with a 91-31 career spring record and finished with 114 overall victories in his career which places him first on the all-time victories list at Nebraska.

 

Junior (1988)

For the second consecutive season, Jung was able to qualify for the NCAA Tournament after recording a 23-10 singles record while playing exclusively at the Huskers’ No. 1 spot. Jung helped the Huskers to a 14-6 overall dual record and a 5-1 mark in Big Eight play. At the Big Eight Championships, Jung defeated Franz Kaiser from Oklahoma State, 6-1, 6-1, to secure a third-place finish at the No. 1 position and helped NU to a second place finish in the tournament.

 

After winning 13 matches in the fall, Jung finished the year with a total of 36 victories which placed him at second all-time on the NU single-season victories list behind his own 44 victories, which he accomplished during his senior season.

 

Sophomore (1987)

A year after leading the team in victories while playing at the No. 2 spot, Jung was primed for a breakout season while playing at the Huskers’ No. 1 spot. After dropping six of his first 10 matches of the season, Jung went on a tear defeating 11 of the next 12 opponents he faced in a run that helped him become the first Husker to ever qualify in singles play for the NCAA Tournament. In his first match at the national tournament, Jung’s season came to an end when he lost to Marcel van der Merwe of Auburn, 6-2, 6-4. 

 

On the season, Jung finished with an overall record of 15-12 and a 14-11 mark at the No. 1 position. In doubles, Jung and Mike Marsh led the Huskers while playing at the No. 1 spot for the majority of the season and recording a 12-8 record.

 

Freshman (1986)

As a true freshman from Hacienda Heights, Calif., Jung made and immediate impact on the Husker lineup leading the team in victories while playing at the No. 2 spot. Jung finished the season with an overall record of 19-5 and a 7-2 record in Big Eight play.  At the Big Eight Championships, Jung finished fifth at the No. 2 spot.

 

In doubles, Jung paired up with his brother Stuart to make up the Huskers No. 2 doubles team.  The pair finished with a 13-8 overall record and a 4-5 mark in Big 8 play.  The duo capped their season off with a fourth place finish at the No. 2 spot in the Big Eight Tournament.