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  Graeme Kassautzki

Graeme Kassautzki

Player Profile

Hometown:
Vancouver, British Columbia

High School:
Lord Byng

Position:
Student Volunteer Coach

Experience:
4L

SENIOR (2008-09): Named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team...picked up second straight All-Mountain West Conference singles team honors...finished the season with a 23-12 overall record, going 15-8 in spring action...collected 20 or more singles wins all four years of competition...career record of 94-48 ranks him fifth all-time on the UNM singles list...ranked in the ITA singles poll three times (Jan. 6-86, Feb. 19-101, March 17- 123)...started and ended season winning four of five matches...faced five ranked opponents, defeating two...pieced together a seven-match win streak from Feb.22-March 20...struggled in conference singles with a 2-4 record...teamed with Joe Wood for a 21-19 doubles record marking the most doubles wins in his career...the duo was perfect in conference play posting a 6-0 record...finished tied 11th on the UNM all-time doubles list with a 72-48 mark...defeated 20th-ranked combination in the nation...started the spring season 7-1.

JUNIOR (2007-08): Honored on the Mountain West Conference's All-Academic Team...named as the MWC Player of the Week on March 6...Went 21-10 for singles on the year, including 17-8 in spring action... posted a 17-10 record in doubles, including 16-9 with doubles partner Joe Wood...posted six singles wins in a row from March 22 to April 24...finished season ranked 12th on the all-time career singles list with a career record of 71-36...broke into the all-time doubles list, tied 25th, with a career record of 51-39...defeated his teammate Kamil Pajkowski in the final at the University Games in Canada during the summer of 2007... participated at the ATP Futures Invite in Costa Mesa, Calif. in the fall.

FALL 2007: Defeated his teammate Kamil Pajkowski in the final at the University Games in Canada during the summer... saw limited action, finishing 4-2 in singles and 1-2 in dual matches... participated at the ATP Futures Invite in Costa Mesa, Calif... on pace for 100 career singles wins, which would break the current school record of 96 set by Divan Coetzee from 2001-04.

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Honored on the Mountain West Conference's All-Academic team... named the MWC Player of the Week on Feb. 7 and was the only Lobo to earn the award all season... led the team in singles wins, going 30-11 overall, 16-7 in the spring and 14-4 in the fall... started the season 7-0 in singles... appeared in the singles finals of the Balloon Fiesta Invitational and the Oregon Classic... went 19-15 in doubles, going 10-5 in the fall and 9-10 in the spring... played all his dual match doubles at No. 3, pairing with five different partners... made the semifinals in doubles at the Balloon Fiesta with Joe Nicolazzi.

FRESHMAN (2005-06): Named to the MWC All-Academic Team... Played in every match of the spring... held down the No. 3 spot in singles while also playing No. 3 doubles with senior Eric Conklin... posted 11 wins in the spring, fourth best on the team in singles... tied for first on the team in doubles wins in the spring with 12... second on the team in wins in the fall with nine... won his first three matches to start his career... opened his season 6-1 including a win over the No. 47 ranked player Marko Bundalo from Colorado... Made the semifinals of the first two tournaments entered, the Aggie Invitational and Denver Invitational... advanced to the quarterfinals of the Balloon Fiesta and the round of 32 at the ITA Regionals... posted a 4-4 record with Conklin, making the quarterfinals of the Aggie Invitational and the round of 16 at the ITA Regionals.

HIGH SCHOOL: Did not play for his high school but excelled as an individual... Canadian Under 16 singles and doubles champion... two-time ITF singles and doubles winner... gold medal winner at the 2005 Canadian Summer Games for singles... earned a wild card entry for singles and doubles in the Odlum Brown ATP Tournament... Canadian Junior Davis Cup team and Canadian National Touring team member... earned the 2004 and 2005 Premiers Athletic Sports Award... honored with two Canadian National Sportsmanship awards.

PERSONAL: Born in Vancouver, B.C. to Carol and Helmut Kassautski... middle name is Peter... has two older siblings, Leah and Kevin... enjoys kyaking, playing soccer and swimming... favorite food is pizza... favorite athlete is Rafael Nadal... says his greatest thrill while participating in sports was winning a big match... major is Business.

Thursday, April 24
TBA - 
Men's Tennis
at Mountain West Championships
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