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Nick Rinks
Nick Rinks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kalamazoo, Mich.

High School:
Kalamazoo Central

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 158

Position:
R

Birthdate:
01/08/1986


05/08/2013

Men's Tennis Ready for NCAA Tournament

Michigan State will face No. 25 Tulsa on Friday.

Fall 2007: Entered fall play ranked No. 32 by the ITA ... Competed in three fall tournaments, including a pair of ITA events ... Opened fall slate with three-set win over Ball State's Eduardo Cavia at the Fallon Invitational ... Dropped three-set matches at ITA All-American Invitational and ITA Midwest Regional ...Went 3-3 in doubles play with Adam Monich, including a win over a nationally-ranked doubles team from Texas ... Posted 2-2 doubles record with three other teammates.

2006-07: Finished season with team-best 25-10 singles record and advanced to NCAA Tournament ... Named to All-Big Ten team ... Finished regular season ranked 63rd in the nation in singles by the ITA ... Was ranked as high as 45th at one point ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on March 18 after defeating No.52 Matko Maravic of Michigan ...Went 16-7 at No. 1 singles in dual matches ... Defeated five nationally-ranked opponents ... Won 21 matches in straight sets ... Went 21-12 in doubles play with three different partners, including a 9-4 mark with Adam Monich.

2005-06: Led MSU in total wins (singles and doubles) and winning percentage ... The Spartans' No. 1 singles player for the duration of the season compiling a 28-11 record ... Won nine of his first 10 matches of the year ... Defeated No. 41 Brown's No. 1 singles player Dan Hanegby, who was ranked No. 88 in singles ... Defeated then-No. 64 G.D. Jone of Illinois ... Defeated Ohio State's Chris Klingeman then-No. 76 ... Competed at No. 1 doubles with Adam Monich, posting a 22-13 record ... With Monich, defeated the then-No. 15 doubles team of Brian Hung and Matko Maravic of Michigan.

2004-05: Finished the season at No. 3 singles and posted a 5-3 record in Big Ten play ... Ranked as high as No. 26 in the nation with former teammate Andrew Formanczyk at No. 1 doubles where the duo finished 19-7, including a win over the No. 1 team in the country, Scott Green and Ross Wilson of Ohio State.

Pre-MSU: Went 24-1 as a sophomore and 19-2 as a freshman at Kalamazoo Central ... Played in the U.S. Open junior tournament in 2002 ... Won the doubles national championship at the Boys' 16 level in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Personal: Born Jan. 8, 1986, in Riga, Latvia ... Son of Gunta Rinks ... Hospitality business major.

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