Benedikt Fischer
Benedikt Fischer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dusseldorf, Germany

High School:
Landrat-Lucas-Gymnasium

Last College:
Tyler Junior College

Height:
6-1

Birthdate:
04/25/1986

Experience:
2L

Honors:
C-USA All-Academic Team (2007, 2008); Dean's List (Fall 2006); Tiger Academic 30 (Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007); Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2006, Spring 2007); C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist (2006-07, 2007-08); C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2006-07, 2007-08).


07/25/2013

Hello American Athletic Conference: We Are Memphis Men's Tennis

GoTigersGo.com continues an introduction to the American Athletic Conference with Men's Tennis

Fall 2008: Opened up the Fall by teaming up with Jordan Smith to win his flight's doubles championship at the 2008 Blue and Gray Invitational in Montgomery, Ala ... Went 1-4 in singles during the rest of the fall with a win at the ULL Invitational over Benjamin Enke of S.E. Louisiana ... Competed at the ITA Southeast Regional in Lexington, Ky., where he lost in the first round to Florida's Johnny Hamui, 7-5, 6-2 ... Teamed with Leon Nasemann at the ITA Southeast Regional in doubles where the pair lost to Stetson's Filip Kricka and Maksim Levanovich.

Spring 2008: Finished the 2008 spring season with a 12-6 dual singles mark, ranking as the winningest player for the 2008 season ... Was 2-0 at the No. 5 singles position ... Put up a record of 10-6 at the No. 6 position ... Was named to C-USA All-Academic team ... first tennis player to be named to a CoSida Academic All-American ... Won six out of his first seven matches as a junior, defeating opponents from Austin Peay, UT-Martin, S.E. Louisiana, Rhodes, Lipscomb and Nicholls State ... Compiled a record of 11-4 in doubles play ... Teamed with Michael Gaerthoeffner for a 5-2 record at the No. 3 doubles spot ... Partnered with Jordan Smith to put up a 5-2 mark at the No. 3 position.

Fall 2007: Went 2-2 in singles matches during the fall season ... Defeated Fausto Rocha of Belmont, 6-1, 6-2, in the MTSU Men's Fall Invitational ... Upended Paul Paige of Florida A&M in the USF Spring Classic ... went 4-1 in doubles play during the fall season ... Teamed with Michael Gaerthoeffner to win three matches at the MTSU Men's Fall Invitational ... Fischer and Gaerthoeffner defeated Michael Moore and Marc Atkinson of Florida A&M at the USF Spring Classic.

Spring 2007: Capped the spring season with an 8-12 mark in dual singles play and a 5-11 mark in tournament play. Was 1-1 at No. 1 singles, 2-5 at No. 2 and 5-6 at No. 3 singles ... Also teamed with Amrit Narasimhan for a 6-10 mark at No. 1 doubles, including a 3-0 mark against C-USA opponents, and with Spencer Heflin for a 1-0 mark ... Teamed with Cody Loup when Narasimhan was hurt, and the duo went 2-2 at No. 1 doubles late in the spring season.

Fall 2006: Was 4-9 in singles during his first semester in a Tiger uniform ... Opened the season with an 0-2 mark at the tough UVA Fall Classic, then went 1-1 at the Middle Tennessee before the consolation brackets were all rained out ... Reeled off three straight singles victories at the ITA All-American Pre-Qualifier, defeating UC Santa Barbara's Bijan Hijazi, UT San Antonio's Robin Fernandes and Marquette's Trent Hagan before falling to Denver's Nejc Smole in the ITA All-American qualifying draw ... Closed out his fall season with a win over Florida's Geoffrey Barton, 6-2, 6-2 at the ITA Southeast Regional...Was also 8-4 in doubles when teamed with Amrit Narasimhan ... Won a doubles championship title at the Virginia Fall Classic to open the season ... Named to the Dean's List, the Tiger 3.0 Club and the Tiger Academic 30.

2005-06 Played one year at Tyler Junior College in Texas, where he helped his team finish second at nationals in 2006 ... He was named an ITA All-American in both singles and doubles after capping his freshman season at the No. 8 in the country in singles and No. 5 in doubles when teamed with fellow Tiger teammate Amrit Narasimhan.

Personal: Born Apr. 25, 1986 in Dusseldorf, Germany...Graduated in June of 2005 from Landrat-Lucas-Gymnasium ... Son of Herbert & Gerlind Fischer...His dad is in insurance and his mom is an accountant ... Also recruited by Manhattan College ... Chose Memphis because of Coach Goebel and Coach Walker and because of the "great schedule. It's tough but balanced, including top Division I teams in the country. I liked the overall situation and possibilities Memphis offers and the direction of the program and its potential to grow." ... Nickname is Benny.

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