Men's Tennis

Alex Zotov - blank

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minsk, Belarus

High School:
Gymnasium N 8

Height:
6-0

Alex Zotov

2010-11 (Senior): Named to the SEC Community Service Team ... Posted a 21-13 overall record with a 12-9 mark in dual matches ... Paired with Charlie Jones for a 12-8 record in doubles, which included a 10-5 mark at No. 2 matches ... Won seven of first eight matches in dual play ... Wrapped up Vanderbilt's sweep of No. 44 Indiana ... Advanced to the championship match of the Southern Collegiate Tournament ... Also advanced to the championship match of the Crimson Tide Invitational.

2009-10 (Junior): Selected to SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Finished 23-11 overall ... Went 14-9 in dual play, including 4-7 in SEC matches ... Played anywhere from No. 3 to No. 6 position ... Played in all but one dual match ... Won the Namath Draw at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... Started dual play with a 10-0 record ... Moved to No. 4 slot for start of SEC play ... Moved to No. 3 slot before playing final match in No. 4 position ... Defeated No. 47 Matt Kecki (Southern California) and No. 104 Bo Seal (Georgia) ... Clinched Vanderbilt's win against Belmont ... Finished 15-14 in doubles ... Played No. 1 doubles position with Adam Baker, finishing 13-11 in dual play and 3-8 in the SEC ... Baker and Zotov finished 15-13 overall ... Tandem finished season ranked No. 39 ... Duo ranked as high as No. 12 in preseason ... Duo defeated No. 66 South Carolina duo of Cubas/Campos, 8-6 ... Tandem selected to play in main doubles draw at ITA All-American Tennis Championships.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Selected to SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Finished with 17-11 record overall and 11-7 mark in dual play ... Went 7-4 in SEC competition ... Tied for team lead in overall wins (Charlie Jones) and led the team in wins in dual and SEC play ... Played in the Nos. 5 and 6 positions ... Went 6-2 in the No. 6 singles slot ... Won six consecutive matches from March 3rd to 27th ... Defeated two ranked opponents ... Topped No. 85 Stanley Sarapanich of Boise State and No. 110 Ivan Cressoni of South Carolina ... Teamed with Adam Baker to form one of the nation's top-ranked doubles duo ... Tandem was ranked as high as 25th and closed the year ranked 32nd ... Advanced to the finals of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships ... Selected as alternates for the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Team finished 15-16 overall and 7-12 in the No. 1 slot in dual play ... Were 12-4 overall at one point during the season ... Defeated three ranked foes ... Twice defeated Kentucky's duo of Agostinelli and Cox when they were ranked No. 15 and then No. 18 ... Topped Michigan's No. 8-ranked duo of Jung and Srocynski ... Defeated Oklahoma State's No. 39 duo of Nedovyesov and Byrnes.

2007-08 (Freshman): Tied Vijay Paul for the team lead with 22 wins in singles play ... Posted 22-13 overall record, including 11-9 mark in dual play ... Finished the fall with an 11-4 record ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 29 after clinching Vanderbilt's season-opening win two days earlier over Michigan State ... Led the team with four match-clinching wins ... Also clinched wins against New Mexico, Northwestern and Kentucky ... Won two out of final three matches to close the spring ... Defeated No. 102 Javier Garrapiz of Georgia in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament ... Began dual play with a 4-0 record ... Team's third-most wins in SEC play, finishing 4-6 ... Played limitedly in doubles, posting a 5-8 record and 1-3 mark in dual competition ... Played final four matches of the season with Ryan Preston in No. 1 doubles position ... Duo defeated Ole Miss' fifth-ranked duo of Berg and Tveit in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Prep/Juniors: Ranked No. 147 among ITF Juniors ... Won the 2004 ITF Junior Cup Grade 4 tournament in Kolding, Denmark ... Won the 2004 ITF Junior Cup Grade 4 tournament in Copenhagen, Denmark ... Finalist at the ITF Junior Cup Grade 4 tournament in Moldova ... Competed in doubles at the 2007 All England Lawn Tennis Championships ... Competed for Belarus in the 2006 Davis Cup ... Graduated from Gymnasium N 8 in Minsk, Belarus. Personal: Son of Sergei and Yulianna Zotov ... Majoring in computer engineering ... Lists soccer, tennis, information technology and watching movies as hobbies ... Also recruited by Northwestern, Purdue and William and Mary.

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