Marek Michalicka
Marek Michalicka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ricany, Czech Republic

High School:
Statni Gymnazium Ricany

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160

Letters:
3

A three-time All-Big Ten honoree and the conference's freshman of the year in 2008, Marek Michalicka has played a dominant role in Wisconsin's success since he made his debut as a Badger. Michalicka owns a 97-35 career singles record and finished his career with the second best singles winning percentage in UW men's tennis history (.735). As a junior, the Ricany, Czech Republic native posted a team-best 21-6 singles record and competed in the NCAA team, singles and doubles championships, becoming the first Badger since 1991 and the third all-time to advance past the first round of the singles championship. Michalicka earned his third-straight NCAA-tournament berth in singles play, becoming the third Badger to appear in three national championships.

Michalicka's Career Singles Records as of May 26, 2011

Season Overall Dual Tour. Fall Big Ten No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6
2007-08 23-2 23-2 0-0 --- 8-2 1-0 6-1 12-1 4-0 --- ---
2008-09 22-11 15-7 0-1 7-3 8-2 2-5 13-2 --- --- --- ---
2009-10 29-10 20-5 1-1 8-4 7-3 9-3 10-2 1-0 --- --- ---
2010-11 23-12 17-7 0-1
6-5 8-2 17-6 --- --- --- --- ---
Career 97-35 75-21 1-3 21-12 31-9 29-14 29-5 13-1 4-0 --- ---

Michalicka's Career Doubles Records as of May 26, 2011

Season Overall Dual Tour. Fall Big Ten No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
2007-08 11-12 11-12 0-0 --- 6-4 --- 3-4 8-8
2008-09 26-6 19-4 0-0 7-2 7-3 19-4 --- ---
2009-10 30-14 18-8 0-1 12-5 9-1 13-7 2-1 3-0
2010-11 19-8 18-6 --- 1-2 6-4 17-6 1-0 ---
Career 86-40 66-30 0-1 20-9 28-12 49-17 6-5 11-8
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Michalicka was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2008.

Honors: Three-time All-Big Ten selection (2009, 2010, 2011) ... two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2009, 2010) ... 2008 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... three-time Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient (2008, 2009,2011)... 2010 tri-captain ... 2009 and 2010 Team's Hardest Worker ... 2009 and 2010 UW Athletic Board Scholar ... 2011 captain ... 2011 Team's Most Valuable Player

2010-11 Singles: Became third Badger all-time to qualify for three NCAA tournaments, earning an at-large berth to the singles national championship for the third-straight season ... fell to then-No. 17 Austin Krajicek of Texas A&M in the first round ... led the team with a 17-6 singles record, playing exclusively at No. 1 singles ... posted an 8-2 mark in Big Ten play ... defeated four nationally ranked opponents, including then-No. 21 Evan King of Michigan, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-6), 1-0 (10-8) and then-No. 38 Austin Krajicek of Texas A&M, 6-3, 6-3 ... went 6-5 in fall singles play ... finished 3-1 at UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational (Sept. 26) ... represented the Badgers at the 2010 D'Novo/ITA All-American Tennis Championships (Oct. 9) ... went 1-1 at the ITF USA F26 Futures Qualifying competition in Austin, Texas (Oct. 18) ... went 2-1 and advanced to the third round of the singles main draw as a No. 2 overall seed at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championship (Oct. 25)

2010-11 Doubles: Posted an 18-6 doubles mark in spring dual matches ... 18-5 record with Billy Bertha, including a 17-5 record at No. 1 doubles ... ended the season on a four-match winning streak ... defeated three nationally ranked doubles opponents, including then-No. 47 Havens and Davis of then-No. 25 Notre Dame (Feb. 8) ... finished fall season with a 1-2 doubles mark ... went 1-1 with Petr Satral during the fall ... advanced to the third round of the doubles draw paired with Satral at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championship (Oct. 25)

2009-10 Singles: Team-best 21-6 singles record in the spring... went 8-4 in the fall and 29-10 on the season ... 1-1 in the NCAA team championships ... also went 1-1 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA singles championships ... held a 14-0 undefeated singles record throughout the dual season until No. 41 Jason Jung of Michigan snapped the perfect streak in a three set match ... played 12 matches at the No. 1 singles position going 9-3 ... also played 12 matches at the No. 2 position and went 10-2 ... 7-3 in Big Ten duals and 1-1 at the Big Ten Tournament ... defeated six ranked opponents ... ranked No. 19 in the ITA preseason singles rankings ... selected to compete at ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship along with teammate Moritz Baumann, marking the first time in Badger history UW sent two individuals to compete at singles and doubles in tournament ... reached quarterfinals ... advanced to quarterfinals at ITA Midwest Regional ... reached round of 16 at ITA All-American Championship ... advanced to round of 16 at H.E.B. Baylor Invitational ... ended the season ranked No. 25 in the nation

2009-10 Doubles: 18-8 doubles record in dual play ... posted a 12-7 record paired with Moritz Baumann at the No. 1 spot, including an 9-1 mark in Big Ten duals ... went 1-1 at the Big Ten Tournament ... 2-2 in NCAA tourney play, including both team and doubles championship competition ... paired with Baumann, the duo lost in second consolation match in round of 16 at ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship ... reached semifinal at ITA Midwest Regional ... advanced to semifinal at ITA All-American Championship ... advanced to semifinal at H.E.B. Baylor Invitational ... earned at-large berth to NCAA doubles championship with Baumann and fell to overall No. 1 seeded Duke's Henrique Cunha and Reid Carleto 6-3, 7-5 in the first round ... the duo ended the season ranked No. 21

2008-09 Singles: 22-11 overall and 15-7 in dualplay ... 8-2 in the Big Ten ... concluded the season ranked No. 59 in the ITA rankings ... playing primarily at Nos. 1 and 2 singles ... recorded three wins over ranked opponents including No. 18 Brett Helgeson of Notre Dame ... advanced to semifinal round at ITA Midwest Regionals ... eliminated in opening round of ITA All-Americans ... advanced to round of 16 at H.E.B. Baylor Invitational ... received at-large selection to compete in the NCAA singles championship ... fell to NC State's Jay Weinacker in the first round 7-6, 6-3

2008-09 Doubles: 19-4 overall ... 7-3 in Big Ten duals and 1-0 in the Big Ten Tournament ... played primarily at No. 1 doubles ... advanced to third round of doubles draw in ITA Midwest Regional ... advanced to second round of qualifying doubles draw in ITA All-Americans ... won doubles championship at H.E.B. Baylor Invitational ... concluded the season ranked No. 21 with Moritz Baumann ... selected as the second alternates in the 2009 NCAA doubles championships

2007-08 Singles: 23-2 overall ... 8-2 in Big Ten duals and 2-0 in the Big Ten Tournament ... joined the Badgers in January 2008 ... second Badger in school history to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... started the season 14-0 ... only pushed to a third set three times in that span ... won eight of last nine matches ... played at each of the first four positions ... went 6-1 at No. 2 singles ... was 11-1 at No. 3 singles ... a perfect 4-0 at No. 4 singles ... reached season-high ranking of 113 ... defeated No. 124 Jason Jung of Michigan 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4) ... downed No. 76 Billy Heiser of Illinois 6-4, 6-2

2007-08 Doubles: 11-12 overall ... 6-4 in Big Ten duals and 0-2 in the Big Ten Tournament ... played with six different doubles partners during the season ... played mostly with Jeremy Sonkin and Felipe Bellido ... went 4-5 overall with Sonkin, 4-3 at the No. 3 spot and 4-3 in the Big Ten ... went 4-2 with Bellido overall at the No. 3 position and 2-1 in the Big Ten ... had season-high three-match winning streak from March 29-April 5

Before Wisconsin: Reached quarterfinals of 2007 Elektrolux Cup and 2007 Slovak Republic F2 Futures in singles ... earned ATP points and an ATP ranking in both singles and doubles ... ranked in the top 40 among all men's players in the Czech Republic

Personal: Parents are Alexandra and Vladimir ... name pronounced MAH-rek ME-sha-LEE-ka ... major is economics

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