No. 48 Spartans look to bolster Big Ten resume with two weekend road matches.
2011-2012: Posted an 18-20 overall singles record, with an 11-15 record during the dual season ... Spent the majority of the dual season in the number two spot...Earned nine of his singles victories on court two ... Opened the dual season with back-to-back two-set 6-1 victories against Wright State at the number one spot and Morehead State at the number two spot ... Overall posted a 23-15 record in doubles action...Paired with Gijs Linders for majority of doubles play during the dual season on court three with a 7-6 record ... Earned Big Ten Men's Tennis Co-Athlete of the Week honors on Jan. 17.
2010-2011: Posted the third most wins on the team in singles play with 22, including a 10-2 record in tournament play ... Earned 11 of his victories in the No.1 position ... Defeated Jonathan Wolf of then No. 21 Wake Forest 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 ... Defeated Joshua Graves of the No. 75 Northwestern 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 ... Earned an additional 14 victories in doubles play throughout the lineup.
2009-2010: Posted the second most wins in singles play on the team with 22 ... Went 16-7 at No. 3 singles, posting a 17-8 record in dual matches ... Defeated Warren Handle of then No. 63 Penn State 6-3, 6-4 and Patrick Pohlmann of then #30 Wisconsin 7-5, 6-4 and Dino Bilankov of then #39 Minnesota 6-1, 6-3 ... Went 5-5 in conference action.
Prior to MSU:
Three-year varsity letterwinner under head coach Greg Cohen at Warren Township High School ... Received All-American honors his junior season ... All-state honors as a sophomore ... Third at states sophomore and senior seasons ... State champion as a junior ... Won Midwest Indoors and Midwest Open Championships.
Born Dec. 27, 1990 in Kharkiv, Ukraine ... Son of Victor and Valentina Bogatov ... No-preference major.