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.
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