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  Tony Haerle
Tony Haerle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stuttgart, Germany

High School:
Ev. Heidehof Gymnasium

Height:
6-5

Experience:
3L


Coach Smarr Says - "Tony is one of our most dedicated and hardest workers. We are looking forward to him having an outstanding senior season in both singles and doubles. Tony is ready to prove he can compete with anyone in college tennis."

Rice -- Fall 2005: Went 4-6 in singles... Posted a 3-1 doubles mark with partner Robert Searle as the pair advanced to the semifinals at the Wilson/ITA South Central Regional Championships.

2004-05: Second team all-WAC honoree in both singles and doubles, with partner Filip Zivojinovic... Went 9-9 in dual-match singles play to finish the year at 19-15... Had three wins against nationally ranked opponents... Teamed with Zivojinovic to go overall 11-9 in doubles, including a win against the then-40th ranked duo of Kuhariz and Diaz from Oklahoma State... Won five-straight singles matches to open fall play, including a win over then-56th ranked Paul Rose of Purdue... Defeated teammate Ben Harknett to take the Crowne Plaza Rice Invitational A Flight title.

2003-04: Named to the all-WAC second team after helping Rice to its first-ever conference championship... Finished the year with a 20-4 mark in dual match play, the second-most wins on the team... Won 13-consecutive matches during a two month span... Closed out the season winning five of his last six matches... Posted a 14-13 doubles record with five different partners... Won four of his final six singles matches during the fall... Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Region VI championships.

2002-03: Came to Rice before the start of the spring 2003 semester... Made an immediate impact with the Blue and Gray, winning 12 of his first 15 singles matches... Finished the year with a 20-10 singles mark and a 21-8 doubles record with five different partners... Had 18 singles wins in dual-match action, equaling William Barker's total to lead the team... Produced a 10-3 record with Searle to earn second-team all-WAC doubles honors.

High School -- 2001 graduate of Ev. Heidehof Gymnasium in Stuttgart, Germany.

Personal -- Full Name: Konstantin "Tony" Haerle-Zettler. Born: Jan. 9, 1982, at Stuttgart, Germany. Parents: Joachim Haerle and Susanne Haerle-Zettler (one brother, one sister). College: Baker.

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