HONORS AT RICE
2007 ITA All Academic Team
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2009-10 SEASON (Senior0
Saw his more extensive action in doubles, finishing with a combined 10-8 mark (2-0 at No. 2; 8-8 at No. 3)... Closed out his career by partnering with Oscar Podlewski to win at No. 3 against Baylor in the NCAA Round of 32... Opened the year teamming with Sam Garforth-Bles (3-3), before finishing with Oscar Podlewski (6-5).,, Reached the round of 32 in singles play at the ITA Texas Regional before losing to No. 8 seed Alexey Grigorov of Texas A&M 6-3, 6-3... Teamed with Sam Garforth-Bles to win the B Flight doubles at the Rice Invitational and reach the quarterfinals of both the Midland Invitational and Baylor HEB Invite.
2008-09 SEASON (Junior)
Posted a 6-3 singles record after joining the playinng rotation in March... Downed James Langford of #39 Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 6-0, 7-6 (7-3) to score the Owls third point in a marathon 4-3 win at the Hampton Inn Galleria Rice Invitational... Reached the quarterfinals of the singles A flight at the ULL Fall Invite (Sept. 21) ... also reached the doubles quarters before that portion of the event was cancelled ... notched a pair of victories to reach the round of 32 in the main singles draw at the Wilson/ITA South Central Regional.
2007-08 SEASON (Sophomore)
Posted an 11-10 record during the spring ... went a combined 4-0 in the No. 4 and No. 5 spots and 7-10 at No. 6 ... teamed with Bruno Rosa in all eight of his doubles matches, tallying a 5-3 mark, all from the No. 3 spot ... contributed to the Owls' upset of 21st-ranked Texas A&M with a three-set victory over Kayvon Karimi and a doubles victory with Rosa over the Aggies' Matt Bain and Chris Chirico (April 9) ... Recorded the Owls' only point against 12th-ranked Tulsa with a three-set decision over Ross Cunningham (April 2) ... defeated fifth-ranked Texas' Josh Zavala in a hard-fought 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 1-0 (10-8) decision (Feb. 24) ... had a successful fall season and made semifinals of B Singles Flight before losing a hard-fought three-set decision at the Rice Invitational (Sept. 14-16) ... appeared in Round of 16 at The Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 12-14)
2006-07 Season (Freshman)
Won two of his three matches during the spring season, including his lone dual match appearance 6-1, 7-5 against Abilene Christian's Luke Hawk (April 10) ... teamed with Ben Harknett for three doubles victories at the No. 3 spot ... earned a hard-fought 8-6 win at No. 35 Texas A&M (May 11) in NCAA First Round ... posted a 7-3 singles mark in fall tournament action ... won the green draw consolation bracket at the Baylor Invitational with four consecutive highlighted by opponents from Alabama and Miami ... finished 4-4 in doubles with three different partners.
2006 graduate of Clear Creek High School ... 2005 UIL 5A state semifinalist in singles... chose Rice over Iowa, Michigan State, Marquette and Purdue.
Son of Oleg and Alina Polyakov ... born on Feb. 4, 1988 in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine ... majoring in mathematical economic analysis ... member of Lovett College.
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