Marten Tamla
Marten Tamla

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallinn, Estonia

Last College:
UT Martin

Height:
6-1

Experience:
2L

Honors:
C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2005)


Spring 2005: Capped his Tiger career with a 7-8 record in singles, including six straight victories to finish the season...Was 6-1 at No. 3, where he won 6 straight and 0-5 at No. 4 and 1-2 at No. 5...Also teamed with Alex Bucewicz at No. 2 doubles, posting a 9-7 mark and a 5-5 record in the last 10 matches of the season...Caps his Memphis career with a 28-25 career singles record and a 26-18 doubles record...Caps his collegiate tennis career (including UT-Martin) with a 49-56 singles record and a 39-37 doubles record.

Fall 2004: Finished the fall semester with a 5-3 mark in singles and teamed with three different partners for a 1-3 mark in doubles...Advanced to the quarterfinals of the A2 singles bracket at Middle Tennessee before falling to Greg Pollack from Middle Tennessee, 7-6 (12), 6-2...Went 1-1 in singles at the RazorRacket Invitational in singles before capitalizing on a berth in the qualifying draw of the ITA Southeast Regional, picking up two wins to advance to the main draw...He downed Alabama's Jordie Kindervater, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, then passed Florida A&M's Frank Green, 6-1, 7-5 to earn a spot in the main draw...Once in the main draw, he downed Kentucky's Matt Emery, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, before falling to another Alabama player, Luigi D'Agord, 7-5, 3-6, 6-0.

Spring 2004: Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club and to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll...Went 12-8 in his first spring season at Memphis, including a 12-7 mark at No. 4 singles...Was also 0-1 at No. 3 and No. 5 singles during the spring...Was 1-3 against Conference USA competition...Teamed with Alex Bucewicz for an 11-4 mark at No. 2 doubles...Won six of his last eight singles matches, including a 7-6, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles that clinched a win over USF in the Conference USA Quarterfinals, sending Memphis to its first-ever C-USA semifinals...Teamed with Bucewicz to win last seven doubles matches.

Fall 2003: Went 4-5 in singles in his first semester as a Tiger....Dropped his season opener to UALR's Dave Baxendine, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1 before bouncing back with three straight wins to claim the Flight Two singles consolation championship...Fell to College of Charleston's Timo Siebert, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 in the first round of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships before being eliminated from the back draw with a 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 loss to Furman's Allen Simmons...Downed North Carolina's Ben Aiken, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the ITA All-American Pre-Qualifier, but was eliminated from the draw by Daniel Jung from San Diego State...Fell to Tennessee's Wade Orr, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 at the ITA Southeast Championship...Was 5-4 in doubles when teamed with Tiger junior Alex Bucewiz...The duo downed the Vanderbilt team of Jens Pilgram-Larsen and Greg Sossaman in their season-opener, 9-7, and downed Middle Tennessee's Kirk Jackson and Greg Pollack, 8-3, to advance to the semifinals at the Middle Tennessee Tournament before falling to MTSU's Rishan Kuruppu and Andreas Siljestrom, 8-1...Beat Georgia Southern's Lasha Janashia and Will Moseley, 8-2, in the opening round of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, then downed Florida's Jordan Dolberg and Chris Brandi, 8-4 before falling to South Carolina's Rob Cassidy and Geraldo Knorr in the semifinals...Fell to the No. 15 ranked doubles team in the country at the ITA All-American Prequalifier, 8-4, and advanced to the Round of 32 in the Southeast Championships before falling to Kentucky's Evan Austin and Tigran Martirosyan, 8-0.

Spring 2003: Went 4-12 at No. 1 singles while at the University of Tennessee at Martin...Faced two nationally-ranked opponents, including now Memphis teammate Lee Taylor Walker and Vanderbilt's Chad Dailey...Went 4-8 at No. 1 doubles for the Skyhawks, including an 8-5 loss to the team of Ben Stapp and Lee Taylor Walker in April...Longest doubles winning streak with teammate Gustavo Anzola was two straight matches during the spring...Named to the UT Martin Dean's List.

Fall 2002: Was 7-5 in singles while at UT Martin...Had a season-high three-match win streak, which was snapped by Louisville's Johnny Berrido in the semifinals of the Louisville Men's Invitational in October...Faced one nationally-ranked singles opponent in the fall, Vanderbilt's Scott Brown, falling 6-4, 6-4 at the Middle Tennessee Tournament...Teamed with Oltion Mollaymeri to post a 5-3 record in doubles for the fall, including a season-best five-match win streak that was snapped by UAB's Rusty Walker and Dino Mancarella, 8-4, in the Round of 16 at the UT-Chattanooga Tournament.

Spring 2002: Went 7-10 at No. 2 singles in his first dual season at UT Martin...Won his last two singles matches of the year, downing Morehead State's Marek Paweledc, 6-1, 6-4, and Tennessee State's Jamaal Brown, 6-3, 6-0...The two-match win streak was his longest of the spring...Faced nationally-ranked Chad Harris of Vanderbilt, falling 6-0, 6-1, and falling to former Tiger Joe Schmulian 6-1, 6-1 in his first collegiate dual match...Teamed with Gustavo Anzola for a 4-8 doubles mark at the No. 2 spot...Had a season-best three match winning streak that included wins over opponents from Stetson, SIU-Carbondale and Eastern Illinois.

Fall 2001: Went 3-4 in singles in his first collegiate semester, falling to UALR's Mariano Pettigrosso, 6-1, 6-2 before falling to Kentucky's Gustav Pousette, 6-4, 6-0 at the Louisville Men's Invitational...Did not play doubles during the fall semester.

Prep: Competed in soccer, basketball and cross country...Won the Estonian Junior U18 Boys Championship and th U14 boys singles' titles.

Personal: Born Sept. 25, 1981.....Graduated from Tallinn's Mustarae Gymnasium...Majoring in Sports Management.

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