Mark Kovacs
Mark Kovacs

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Budapest, Hungary

High School:
2nd Rakoci Ferenc Gimnazium

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Birthdate:
08/06/1990



HIGHLIGHTS
• Four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
• Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014)
• 2013 Big Ten Singles Championships champion
• 2012 Purdue's Big Ten Men's Tennis Sportsmanship Award honoree
• 2011 Team Most Improved Player
• 2011 All-Big Ten second team

2013-14

Won five-straight singles matches from 2/9-3/7 ... won nine of final 12 matches ... won 10 singles matches in straight sets ... had four-straight doubles wins with Mateus Silva from 3/28-4/6 ... posted an 8-3 record in Big Ten, all at No. 3 ... won Big Ten Singles Championship in the fall, defeating Dimitrji Tasic of Indiana 6-2, 6-1 ... competed in four fall tournaments.

2012-13
Won first three singles matches of the season ... knocked off No. 83 Raleigh Smith of Northwestern (4/19) ... won first four doubles matches of the season & final five doubles matches ... won three of four doubles matches with Evan Hawkins ... picked up singles wins against Nebraska (4/5) and Iowa (4/7) to help the Boilermakers beat both ... participated in two fall tournaments ... won the Purdue Invitational Flight A singles beating teammate Diego Acosta 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 (9/23).

2011-12
Defeated No. 122 Vlad Stefan of Maryland 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 (3/3) ... battled No. 7 Dennis Nevolo of Illinois to three sets losing 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 3-6 (4/22) ... entered the ITA rankings at No. 105 on 1/3 ... won three-straight singles matches from 2/4-10 ... won four-straight singles matches from 4/8-15 ... won four-straight doubles matches with Diego Acosta from 1/29-2/10 ... won seven-straight matches when paired with Pawel Poziomski from 4/1-15 ... played in two fall tournaments.

2010-11
Won first two collegiate singles matches in straight sets on 1/22 ... put together four-match winning streak from 4/8-22 ... won four consecutive doubles matches with Aaron Dujovne from 2/12-3/18 ... played in four fall tournaments ... won inaugural Purdue Fall Invitational Flight A doubles teamed with Aaron Dujovne defeating Purdue teammates Krisztian Krocsko and Szymon Tararczyk 9-8 (7-5) (9/19).

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 No. 1491 in singles and No. 1152 in doubles ... nationally ranked 11th in the men's open ... ranked as high as No. 98 ITF in juniors and top-ranked juniors player 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.

CAREER STATISTICS
SINGLES Fall Spring Dual Big Ten Tournament Overall No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6
2010-11 6-5 16-10 16-10 7-5 8-8 22-15 0-1 4-1 12-7 0-1 0-0 0-0
2011-12 4-2 10-15 10-15 4-8 5-5 14-17 9-11 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2012-13 6-1 13-12 13-12 6-7 6-2 19-13 3-3 10-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2013-14 9-3 16-5 16-5 14-3 12-4 25-8 0-0 3-1 13-4 0-0 0-0 0-0
Totals 25-11 55-42 55-42 31-23 31-19 80-53 12-15 18-15 25-11 0-1 0-0 0-0
DOUBLES Fall Spring Dual Big Ten Tournament Overall No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
2010-11 5-3 10-14 10-14 5-7 8-5 15-17 1-3 1-3 8-8
2011-12 0-1 16-7 16-7 8-3 1-2 16-8 0-0 3-3 13-4
2012-13 2-2 17-7 17-7 7-4 2-2 19-9 0-0 2-1 15-6
2013-14 4-2 8-10 8-10 4-5 5-6 12-12 0-0 2-2 6-8
Totals 11-8 51-38 51-38 24-19 16-15 62-46 1-3 8-9 42-26