Kurt Zaske
Kurt Zaske

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

High School:
Brother Rice High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 161

Birthdate:
04/24/1986

Experience:
2VL



Zaske in Spring 2007: Records -- 8-12, 1-7 Big Ten; Doubles 4-11; 0-5 Big Ten
With Paul Rose, received No. 51 preseason doubles ranking from ITA on Sept. 8 ... Won the ITA National Summer doubles championship in Aug. of 2006 with Rose, defeating the Tulsa combo of Andy Connely and Will Gray, 8-6 ... Began spring 2007 season, winning five of first six matches, three of which were decided in three sets ... Beat New Mexico's Miles Bugby, who was ranked 24th in the ITA's Midwest Region, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) ... Helped seal 4-3 win at Ball State with a come-from-behind win over Bret Berryman at No. 4 singles, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) ... Won final two matches of spring, beating Minnesota's Mikey Kantar twice in the same week. Beat Kantar at No. 3 in regular-season finale 6-2, 6-1, and again during the first round of the Big Ten Championship, 6-3, 6-4 ... Posted a 3-3 doubles record with Paul Rose during regular season

Zaske in Fall 2006: Records -- Singles 2-9; Doubles 1-5
Won two of four matches at the Big Ten Singles Championships, defeating Patrick Dwyer of Iowa and Wisconsin's Lachezar Kasarov ... lost to two ITA preseason nationally ranked opponents: Christian Groh of San Diego State at ITA Qualifying and Ohio State's Justin Kronauge at the ITA Midwest Regional ... recorded a 1-5 doubles record with three separate partners: Griff Nienberg, Paul Rose and Branko Kuzmanovic ... with Rose, lost to the No. 36 Notre Dame team of Keckley/Parbhu, 9-7 ... the No. 9 Georgia team of Flores/Isner, 9-8 (6) and the No. 29 tandem of Molnar/North of Georgia Tech, 8-6.

Zaske in 2005-06: Records -- Singles: 9-18 (2-7 Big Ten); Doubles: 9-19 (3-7 Big Ten) ... Played at five of six singles positions; spent most time at No. 5 singles, where he posted a win-loss record of 4-7 ... Won pair of Big Ten matches against Michigan's Joseph McWilliams and Iowa's Brett Taylor ... Made one appearance at No. 1 singles and lost to second-ranked Ryler DeHeart of Illinois ... Posted a doubles record of 7-11 with senior Colin Foster; played most of the season at No. 1 doubles ... With Foster, beat the Illinois tandem of DeHeart/Spicijaric at No. 1 doubles, 8-6.

Zaske at Brother Rice High School: First team all-state as a senior...honorable mention all-state as a freshman...2005 state singles runner-up...2005 U-18 Franklin Winter Juniors singles finalist (Southfield, Mich.)...2004 U-18 Peach State Classic singles quarterfinalist (Peachtree, Ga.)...2004 U-18 National Open singles quarterfinalist (Naples, Fla.)...2004 U-18 National Open doubles finalist (Naples, Fla.)...2004 U-18 National Open singles quarterfinalist (Tampa, Fla.).

Zaske at St. John Neumann High School: Attended St. John Neumann in Naples, Fla., from January 2002 to May 2003...Florida state finalist as a sophomore and junior...all-area and all-county selection as a junior.

Zaske's Vitals: Given name is Kurt Eric Zaske...born April 24, 1986...parents are Carol and Art Zaske... has an older brother, Art, and a younger brother, David...has an older sister, Sara...major is undecided.