Height: 6'4"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
City/State: Hamm, Germany
High School: Gymnasium


Honours and Awards:

  • 1998 First-Team All-Big 12
  • 1998 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • 1997 NU Men's Tennis Team Lifter of the Year
  • 1997 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • 1996 Big Eight No. 1 Doubles Champion
  • 1996 First-Team Academic All-Big Eight

Outlook: McDermott will count on the heart of the Nebraska tennis lineup, senior Dinko Verzi, to provide leadership on and off the court for the Huskers this season. Verzi is a 1999 co-captain and will play No. 1 singles for NU. A 1996 Big Eight doubles champion, Verzi teamed with Markus Bergerheim to form NU's top doubles tandem during the 1997 and 1998 seasons and will occupy the No. 1 doubles spot again in 1999. Verzi owns 49 career singles victories, the most of any current Husker. A hard worker, Verzi also earned the 1997 Husker lifter of the year award. MeDermott said the highlight of Verzi's game is his versatility on the court. Verzi is a three-time academic all-conference honoree.

Fall 1998: Verzi earned a spot in the main draw of the ITA All-American Tournament, posting a 1-3 mark.

1997-98: Verzi posted a team best 16-9 record in the spring, playing both Nos. 1-2 singles. Verzi and senior Markus Bergerheim recorded a 13-7 record at No. 1 doubles and were ranked as high as 43rd in the nation. During the fall season, Verzi posted a 4-5 mark. His best showing was at the ITA National Clay Courts, where he went 3-1 and reached the third round of qualifying. Verzi also advanced to the quaterfinals of the No. 1 Flight at the Tom Fallon Invitational. In doubles, he teamed with Andrew Wiese and Bergerheim to post a 5-3 record. Verzi and Wiese went 2-1 at the National Clay Court Championships, reaching the third round of qualifying. Verzi was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection in 1997.

1996-97: Primarily Nos. 1-2 singles, Verzi posted a team-best 14-9 singles record during 1997. At No. 2 singles, Verzi compiled an impressive 12-6 mark, including a team best 6-3 record in Big 12 matches. Verzi teamed with Bergerheim and finished with an 11-12 record at No. 1 doubles. He earned first-team academic All-Big 12 during 1997.

1995-96: Verzi recorded a team-best 13-6 singles record during the 1996 season, including a 5-1 record in Big Eight matches. Verzi teamed with adrian Maizey to win the final Big Eight No. 1 doubles title.

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