Purdue men's tennis team (15-4, 7-2 Big Ten) improved eight spots to No. 28.
HIGHLIGHTS Three-Time ITA Scholar-Athlete (2011-13) Two-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2011-13)
2012-13 Went 13-12 (5-7 B1G) in spring singles and 17-7 (8-4 B1G) in doubles ... won first three singles matches of the season ... went 3-3 at No. 1 singles and 10-9 at No. 2 ... knocked off No. 83 Raleigh Smith of Northwestern on April 19 ... won first four doubles matches of the season ... won final five doubles matches with Pawel Poziomski ... won three of four doubles matches with Evan Hawkins ... picked up singles wins against Nebraska and Iowa to help the Boilermakers beat both.
2011-12 Records - Singles: 10-15 (4-7 B1G); Doubles: 16-7 (8-3 B1G) ... had nine wins at the No. 1 singles spot ... played all but five matches in the top singles spot ... won three straight singles matches from Feb. 4-10 ... had four consecutive singles wins from April 8-15 ... battled the No. 7 singles player in the country to a third set before coming up just short ... top win was against the No. 122 ranked player in the country from Maryland ... was 7-4 in doubles with Diego Acosta ... duo won four straight matches at No. 3 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 10 ... went 9-3 in doubles with Pawel Poziomski ... had seven straight wins as a pair from April 1-15 ... had team's best doubles mark for the season ... went 4-2 in fall singles and 0-1 in doubles.
2010-11 Records - Singles: 16-10 (6-4 Big Ten); Doubles: 10-14 (3-6 Big Ten) ... named Second Team All-Big Ten at the conference banquet ... won team's Most Improved Player Award at postseason banquet ... won first two collegiate singles matches in straight sets, defeating IUPUI and Western Michigan on Jan. 22 at No. 3 ... put together four-match winning streak from April 8-22 including 6-0, 6-0 victory at Wisconsin and three wins at No. 2 singles ... compiled 12-7 record at No. 3 singles and 4-1 mark at No. 2 ... played final match of season in top individual spot ... won first career doubles match paired with Aaron Dujovne on Jan. 12 over IUPUI at No. 1 ... won four consecutive doubles matches with Dujovne from Feb. 12 to March 18 ... put together 2-2 doubles record while teamed with Eric Ramos.
BEFORE PURDUE Three time national singles champion of Hungary ... runner-up in Hungarian F1 Futures doubles tournament ... won ITF singles titles in Slovenia and Romania ... claimed ITF doubles title in Venezuela and Romania ... highest ATP ranking 1491 in singles and 1152 in doubles ... nationally ranked 11th in the men's open ... ranked as high as 98th ITF in juniors and top ranked in Hungary.
PERSONAL Full name is Mark Peter Kovacs ... born August 8, 1990 in Budapest, Hungary ... parents are Peter Kovacs and Andrea Mark... majoring in economics with a concentration in business management and finance.