Michael Dierberger
Michael Dierberger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
Nicolet

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Letters:
3

A Milwaukee native, Michael Dierberger was recruited to play for the Badger as a freshman. During his time at UW, Dierberger provided consistent singles and doubles wins in the bottom half of UW's lineup. As a freshman, Dierberger opened his first spring season winning six of his first seven matches. He went 20-9 in singles play with a 7-1 Big Ten record as a sophomore. Dierberger's junior year was highlighted by advancing to the round of 16 at the Big Ten Singles Championship. In the fall of his senior year, Dierberger was named team tri-captain before posting a 11-8 singles record in his final season. Dierberger concluded his career at UW with a 61-56 career singles record.

Dierberger's Career Singles Records

Season Overall Dual Tour. Fall Big Ten No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6
2006-07 22-14 11-9 0-0 11-5 5-4 --- --- --- 3-0 4-5 4-3
2007-08 20-10 13-6 0-0 7-4 7-1 --- 1-0 1-0 2-2 2-1 7-3
2008-09 8-24 4-16 0-0 4-8 1-8 --- --- 1-0 1-3 2-7 0-6
2009-10 11-8 7-3 0-0 4-5 1-1 --- 1-0 --- --- 2-1 4-2
Career 61-56 35-34 0-0 26-22 14-14 --- 2-0 2-0 6-5 10-14 15-14

Dierberger's Career Doubles Records

Season Overall Dual Tour. Fall Big Ten No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
2006-07 22-11 13-11 0-0 9-0 5-4 0-1 9-3 3-6
2007-08 13-12 11-9 0-0 2-3 5-4 2-0 6-7 3-2
2008-09 12-16 9-13 0-0 3-3 1-7 --- 4-7 5-6
2009-10 24-13 18-8 0-0 6-5 7-2 1-1 11-3 6-4
Career 71-52 51-41 0-0 20-11 18-17 3-2 30-20 17-18
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Michael Dierberger

Dierberger went 11-3 at No. 2 doubles as a senior.

Honors: 2010 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner ... 2010 tri-captain ... 2008 Academic All-Big Ten honoree

2009-10 Singles: 4-5 in the fall, 7-3 in dual action ... 1-1 mark in NCAA tournament play ... stepped in for the Badgers at the Nos. 5 and 6 slots, going 2-1 at No. 5 and 4-2 at the No. 6 slot ... went 1-1 in two Big Ten matches ... advanced to round of 32 at Big Ten Singles Championship ... won consolation match after losing in round of 64 at ITA Midwest Regional ... reached round of 32 at H.E.B. Baylor Invitational

2009-10 Doubles: 18-8 in dual play, including 7-2 in the Big Ten ... went 2-0 at the Big Ten Tournament ... went 9-0 while paired with Patrick Pohlmann, including 2-0 in the NCAA Championships ... played mostly in the Nos. 2 and 3 positions ... had a 11-3 mark at the No. 2 slot ... with Billy Bertha, advanced to round of 16 at Big Ten Doubles Championship ... with Patrick Pohlmann, reached round of 32 at ITA Midwest Regional and quarterfinals at H.E.B. Baylor Invitational ... with Varun Chari, won two matches at Milwaukee Tennis Classic ... ranked No. 79 with Luke Rassow-Kantor on March 30

2008-09 Singles: 4-16 in duals ... 1-8 in Big Ten duals ... 0-1 at the Big Ten Tournament, leaving one match unfinished ... won his first three dual matches ... advanced to round of 16 at Big Ten Singles Championship ... eliminated in first round at ITA Midwest Regional ... appeared at Nos. 3-6 positions

2008-09 Doubles: 12-16 overall and 9-13 in dual play ... 1-7 in Big Ten duals and 0-2 at the Big Ten Tournament ... played primarily with Michael Muskievicz, going 3-7 at No. 2 and 4-3 at No. 3 ... with Peter Marrack, advanced to second round of doubles draw at ITA Midwest Regional ... fell in opening round of "B" draw at H.E.B. Baylor Invitational

2007-08 Singles: 20-10 overall ... 7-1 in Big Ten duals and 0-1 at the Big Ten Tournament ... won his first five dual matches ... only loss in the Big Ten was to Lachlan Ferguson of Indiana ... played primarily at No. 6 singles, going 7-3 ... played at least one match at every singles spot except No. 1 ... reached 20 wins for the second year in a row ... defeated in second round of Big Ten Indoor Championship ... fell in second round of qualifying draw at ITA Midwest Regional ... lost in opening round, but won two consolation matches at Wildcat Fall Invite

2007-08 Doubles: 13-12 overall, including 5-4 in Big Ten duals ... 1-1 at the Big Ten Tournament ... played with six different partners during the season ... played mostly with Luke Rassow-Kantor and Peter Marrack ... went 6-7 with Rassow-Kantor, including 5-4 at No. 2 doubles ... was 4-2 with Marrack, including 2-0 at No. 1 doubles ... had season-best four match winning streak with Rassow-Kantor from April 12-25 ... eliminated in first round of ITA Midwest Regional with Peter Marrack ... went 0-2 with Luke Rassow-Kantor at Bollettieri-Treibly College Challenge

2006-07 Singles: 22-14 ... 5-4 in Big Ten duals ... provided consistency all year in the bottom half of UW's lineup ... picked up a win at the No. 4 spot against Penn State and the No. 6 spot against Miami (Fla.), both 4-3 wins for UW ... opened up the 2007 season winning six of his first seven matches ... in fall, won four straight matches to reach the finals of the Big Ten Championship consolation bracket, although the finals match against teammate Felipe Bellido was abandoned ... went 2-1 at the Gopher Invitational ... compiled a 3-1 record at the Cincinnati Invitational

2006-07 Doubles: 22-11 ... 5-4 in Big Ten duals ... played most of the year with Nolan Polley or Michael Muskievicz ... also went 1-1 in two matches with Brennen Phippen ... paired with Polley, picked up an 8-6 win over Penn State's James Dwyer and Adam Slagter at the No. 2 spot in the Big Ten tournament ... teamed with fellow Muskievicz to go undefeated in the fall season ... the tandem won the doubles draw at the Hoosier Invitational, beating Indiana's Peter Antons and Arnaud Roussel, 8-4, in the title match ... went 3-0 at the Gopher Invitational, including an 8-6 win over Minnesota's D.J. Geatz and Nic Edlefsen, who were individually ranked 37th and 84th

Before Wisconsin: Individual state singles champion three years in a row ... took third in individual state singles as a freshman ... led Nicolet H.S. to three team state titles ... played No. 1 singles for Nicolet H.S. all four years ... finished high school career with a record of 120-4 ... ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin Juniors since the age of 10

Personal: Parents are John and Sandra ... major is business

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