HONORS AT RICE
2010 C-USA Newcomer of the Year
2010 All C-USA Doubles (w/Bruno Rosa)
2010 All C-USA second team (singles)
2011 All C-USA second team (doubles)
2010, 2011 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Conference USA Tennis Player of the Week (Feb 7-13, 2011)
2010-11 senior (senior)
Led the team with 16-6 record in singles during the spring dual season and combined with Harry Fowler to finish 12-8 at No.1 doubles... Earned C-USA Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors for the week ending February 13... Posted a 6-4 mark in fall singles and a combined 3-3 mark in doubles... Advanced to the quarterfinals in singles at the UTSA-ITA Regional before withdrawing because of illness... Reached the C Draw singles final at the Rice Invite before falling to teammate Philipp Seifert.
2009-10 season (junior)
Transfer from Elon who earned Conference USA Newcomer of the Year honors, in addition to All C-USA accolades (doubles & second team singles).... 10-10 in singles (5-1 at No. 4), including wins in all three matches at the Conference USA Championships... Did not lose a set in the C-USA Championship. 18 of 22 matches were straight sets...won both his three-set matches... tied for second on the team with a pair of wins over ranked opponents... Delivered three clinching wins during the year, including the deciding points vs. #27 Miami and #31 Tulsa in the regular season... Teamed with Dennis Polyakov to post a 6-5 record at #3 doubles... Helped Rice clinch the doubles point vs. #12 Texas A&M with a win at No. 3...Duo reached the consolation semis at the West Coast Doubles Championship before the final day was rained out.... Enrolled at Rice in the fall after two seasons of competition at Elon College (Southern Conference)... Finished fall 8-4 in singles and 4-3 in doubles... Reached the semifinals of the 10th Annual Midland Collegiate Invitational before losing to teammate Bruno Rosa... Teammed with Isamu Tachibana to win the A Flight doubles at the Rice Invitational... Reached the round of 16 of the Singles A draw at the HEB Baylor Invitational... Reached the round of 32 at the ITA Texas Regional before losing to TCU's Emmanuel Brighiu 6-1, 6-4.
2008-09 SEASON (Sophomore--Elon)
Posted a 15-8 mark in singles, inlcuding a 14-8 mark at #2... Went 5-3 in fall singles, defeating two ranked players, Keziel Juneau of William & Mary (ranked No. 124) and Jason McNaughton of Southern California (ranked No. 120) ... Defeated Ike Belk of Clemson in the ITA Mideast Regional ... Ranked No. 120 in the ITA national rankings at the end of the fall season.
2007-08 Season (Freshman--Elon)
Southern Conference Freshman of the Year after compiling a 16-8 ledger in singles, playing predominantly at the No. 2 position ... Had quality wins over George Carpeni of Princeton, Eldy Igarashi of Old Dominion and Jonathan Wolff of Wake Forest ... Posted a 6-9 doubles record during the spring ... Named SoCon Player of the Month in February 2008... Also named SoCon All Academic.
Graduated from St. Benedicts School in London... Won the Malta ITF Junior Tournament in 2005 ... Made the quarterfinals in the 18 & under draw of the British Junior Championships ... Ranked in the top 10 in Britain during 2006.
Son of Jacek and Ania Podlewski ... born on January 18, 1990... Political Science major with a Business minor.
Owls Season Ends in NCAA Opener
05/13/2016 - After nearly three hours of momentum swings and tireless effort on all courts, Boris Arias of LSU outlasted Rice’s David Warren in three sets...
Bennett and Warren Qualify for NCAA Doubles
05/04/2016 - Rice juniors Tommy Bennett and David Warren will represent Rice and Conference USA as the conference’s automatic qualifier in the 2016 NCAA...
Owls Set for NCAA Action
05/03/2016 - For just the second time in school history, the Rice men’s and women’s tennis teams were each selected to the NCAA Tournament announced...
Ustundag and Hansen Earn C-USA Accolades
05/02/2016 - Rice men’s tennis head coach Efe Ustundag has been named Conference USA Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year while Jake Hansen was tabbed C-U...
Rice Tennis to Host NCAA Selection Party
04/29/2016 - Rice tennis fans are invited to join with the members of the Owls men's and women's teams in the R Room at Rice Stadium Tuesday, May 3 for the...
Energized Owls Race to First Title Since 2010
04/24/2016 - Spurred on by a raucous crowd of 537, the 26th ranked Rice men’s tennis team rode a blistering start in doubles and the steady play of their ...
Owls and Monarchs to Battle for Crown
04/23/2016 - The 26th ranked Rice men’s tennis are one match away from completing a journey that fell one match short a year ago as they advanced to their...
Owls Race Past Roadrunners in C-USA Opener
04/22/2016 - Tommy Bennett and David Warren picked up wins in singles and doubles to lead the 26th Rice Owls to a 4-0 win over UTSA in the opening round of the ...
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