Alexander Kostanov
Alexander Kostanov

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kursk, Russia

Last College:
South Carolina

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 185

Kostanov's Career Singles Records

Season Overall Dual Tour. Fall Big Ten No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6
2009-10 (USC) 7-14 7-14 --- --- --- --- --- 3-6 2-6 2-2 ---
2010-11 (USC) 15-19 9-13 6-6 --- --- 2-3 4-8 3-2 --- --- ---
2011-12 13-16 7-13 --- 6-3 3-7 1-2 3-6 0-1 0-3 3-1 ---
2012-13 17-14 14-8 --- 4-6 4-7 0-1 3-4 2-3 7-0 2-0 ---
Career 52-63 37-48 6-6 10-9 7-14 3-6 10-18 8-12 9-9 7-3 ---

Kostanov's Career Doubles Records

Season Overall Dual Tour. Fall Big Ten No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
2009-10 (USC) 10-10 10-10 --- --- --- 0-1 1-0 9-9
2010-11 (USC) 11-18 8-12 2-6 --- --- 1-5 6-6 1-1
2011-12 17-14 10-11 --- 7-3 3-9 2-3 8-6 0-2
2012-13 15-13 11-11 --- 4-2 5-5 6-7 4-2 1-2
Career 53-55 39-44 2-6 11-5 8-14 9-16 19-14 11-14

Honors: 2013 Team Captain ... Team's 2013 Most Valuable Player

2012-13 Singles: Earned a 14-8 spring record, including 4-7 in the Big Ten ... recorded an 11-match win streak to begin the spring season ... clinched victories against Marquette (2/20) and Iowa (4/19) ... aided in Wisconsin's victory over No. 40 Minnesota (2/23) with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 win over Jack Hamburg ... posted a 3-6 fall record ... advanced to the round of 16 at the Big Ten Indoor Tournament (11/2) ... finished 1-1 at the Wildcat Invite (10/26)

2012-13 Doubles: Posted an 11-11 spring record ... tallied a 5-5 Big Ten record ... paired with Billy Bertha for the spring season ... won their second match against a ranked opponent this season with an 8-5 victory over No. 79 Szymon Tatarczyk and Krisztian Krocsko of Purdue (4/12) ... defeated No. 22 Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon of Illinois (3/29) ... finished the fall season 4-2 ... competed in the semifinals with partner Petr Satral at the Big Ten Indoor Tournament (11/2) ... finished 2-1 at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic (9/14), winning one match each with partners Jakhongir Jalalov and Alexander Kokorev

2011-12 Singles: Earned a 7-13 spring dual record ... went 3-7 in Big Ten play ... defeated Tom Blackwell 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to clinch a 4-3 victory against Nebraska ... posted a 6-3 mark in the fall ... reached the round of 16 at the Big Ten Singles Championships (10/28) ... played in the ITA Midwest Regional main draw (10/13) ... competed in the 2011 ITA All-American Tennis Championships qualifying draw (10/3) ... posted a 3-0 record at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic (9/16)

2011-2012 Doubles: Posted a 10-11 mark in the spring, including 3-9 in the Big Ten ... played primarily No. 2 doubles where he turned in an 8-6 record ... paired with Billy Bertha for the fall season to post a 7-3 record ... competed in the Big Ten Flight A Doubles Championship (10/28) ... reached the round of 16 at the ITA Midwest Regional draw (10/13) ... competed in the 2011 ITA All-American Tennis Championships qualifying draw (10/3) ... named doubles champion at Milwaukee Tennis Classic (9/16) after posting 3-0 record

2010-11 (at South Carolina): Turned in a 15-19 record, including nine wins in dual matches ... played in the top half of the singles lineup all season ... tied for the team lead with three wins against SEC foes ... notched a team-best 11 doubles wins as well, including eight in dual matches ... went 5-2 in three-set matches and a perfect 3-0 in 10-point tiebreakers ... took over the No. 1 singles spot for the final three weeks of the season ... rallied past No. 51 Alex Musialek of Kentucky in a 10-point tiebreaker to decide the match, his first career win over a ranked player ... kicked off SEC action with back-to-back singles wins in the No. 2 spot, helping the team to a win over Arkansas in the league opener ... clinched both matches of an early-season doubleheader with three-set wins over Appalachian State's No. 2 player and Charlotte's top competitor ... scored the team's lone point against UC Irvine with a win in the No. 2 match ... advanced to the third round of the ITA Carolina Regional, falling to then-No. 44 Jaime Pulgar of NC State ... finished seventh at the Duke Fab Four Invite to open the season

2009-10 (at South Carolina): Joined the team for the spring dual-match season and posted seven singles victories to go with his 10-10 doubles mark ... picked up a win in the No. 4 singles spot against archrival Clemson ... strung together five-straight singles wins, including three in the No. 3 position ... helped the team sweep the doubles matches against Mississippi State, pairing with Johannes Pulsfort for a win in the No. 3 spot ... teamed with Ivan Cressoni at No. 3 doubles against Nebraska, completing the Gamecocks' sweep of the doubles contests ... won the first two doubles matches he played with Cressoni, helping the team sweep the doubles in the SEC opener at LSU and two days later at Arkansas ... clinched the team's win over No. 48 VCU with a singles win in the No. 5 spot ... posted wins in both his doubles and singles matches in his collegiate debut against Wofford

Junior Highlights: Put together a 30-18 singles record in junior events ... drew the top seed in the 2009 Green Cup, advancing to the semifinals ... also reached the semis of the 2009 Governor Cup ... got to the doubles finals of that tournament ... earned a spot of the Russian team for the 2009 Junior Davis Cup matches in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, winning his doubles match in Russia's semifinal victory over Argentina

Personal: Parents are Sergey and Natalia ... has one sister Ekaterina ... intends to major in finance

Why Wisconsin?
Great opportunity to combine studying at one of the best schools in the United States and be a member of a great tennis team.

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