Evan King
Evan King

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Kaplan


02/27/2014

Alumni Spotlight: Evan King

Alumni Spotlight: Evan King, Men's Tennis

05/23/2013

King Advances to Singles Sweet 16 at NCAA Individual Event

King Advances to Sweet 16 at NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Event

04/21/2013

U-M Falls to No. 5 Ohio State at Home in Regular-Season Finale

Men's Tennis Falls to No. 5 OSU at Home in Regular-Season Finale

04/19/2013

U-M Blanks PSU, to Play for Big Ten Crown Sunday

Men's Tennis Blanks PSU, to Play for Big Ten Crown Sunday

04/16/2013

This Week in Michigan Men's Tennis: Penn State, Ohio State

This Week in Michigan Men's Tennis: Penn State, Ohio State

05/06/2013

Evan King's Brilliant Michigan Career

Evan King, the 2013 Big Ten Athlete of the Year, received the No. 11 seed for the singles competition at the upcoming 2013 NCAA Men's Tennis Individual Championship (May 6, 2013).

01/13/2013

2013 Men's Tennis Season Preview

After finishing last season second in the Big Ten standings, U-M's best finish since 2007, the Maize & Blue will look to its veteran lineup led by Evan King, a two-time ITA All-American, and co-captains Shaun Bernstein and Barrett Franks, to compete for a conference title in 2013.

At Michigan ... Three-timeITA All-American (2011, '12, '13) ... Two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Year (2012, '13) ... Four-time All-Big Ten (2010, '11, '12, '13) ... ITA/Midwest Region Senior of the Year (2013) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2010) ... ITA/Midwest Region Rookie of the Year (2010) ... ITA/Midwest Region Player to Watch (2011) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2010) ... USTA Summer Collegiate Team (2010, 2011) ... Named Team's MVP and Most Improved Player (2011).

Michigan All-Time Lists ... Owns the program record for most combined career singles and doubles wins ... Ranks third on Michigan's all-time singles wins list ... Only the fifth Wolverine in program history to post 100 career singles victories ...Tied for 10th for most doubles wins by a freshman (18, 2010).

Senior (2012-13) ...ITA All-American ... Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team (unanimous selection) ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week (Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 13) ...Singles ...29-4 overall record ... 23-1 dual-match record ... Boasts a 12-match win streak ... has won 24 of his last 25 matches ... went 10-0 in Big Ten duals ...Earned back-to-back road wins over Pepperdine's No. 7 Sebastian Fanselow (6-2, 6-4, March 6) and Texas' No. 50 Soren Hess Olesen (6-4, 6-1, March 9) ...Defeated Duke's No. 23 Fred Saba 6-4, 6-4, in dual meeting (Feb. 10) ... DownedPrinceton's No. 2 Matija Pecotic 6-0, 6-1, in dual meeting (Feb. 1) ... Secured 6-4, 6-2 decision over Denver's No. 47 Enej Bonin at Key Biscayne Individuals (Jan. 7) ... Doubles... 11-9 overall record with Shaun Bernstein ... 8-7 dual-match record ... Earned an 8-4 decision over Princeton's No. 11 Zack McCourt/Matija Pecotic (Feb. 1) ... Claimed an 8-5 win over Pepperdine's No. 27 Finn Tearney/Francis Alcantara (March 6) ... 9-2 overall record with Alex Buzzi ... 7-1 dual-match record ... Earned back-to-back neutral-site wins over Texas' No. 11 Chris Camillone/David Holiner (8-5, Jan. 6) and LSU's No. 41 Chris Simpson/Stefan Szacinski (8-5, Jan. 7).

Junior (2011-12) ...ITA All-American ... Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team (unanimous selection) ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week (Sept. 28, March 20) ... Singles ... 34-7 overall record ... 22-2 dual-match record at No. 1 position ... Fell to Virginia's No. 39 Alex Domijan, 6-3, 6-2, in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship (May 23) ... Boasted a 17-match winning streak (Feb. 18-May 13) and won 23 of his final 25 matches ... Went 11-0 in Big Ten duals ... Knocked off Ole Miss' No. 14 Nik Scholtz, 6-4, 6-3, in the NCAA Championships second round (May 13) ... Defeated Ohio State's No. 6-ranked Blaz Rola, 6-3, 6-3, in dual meeting (April 22) .. Clinched U-M's win at Illinois with 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 decision against No. 4 Dennis Nevolo in final match (April 6) ... Defeated Vanderbilt's No. 66 Charlie Jones (6-2, 1-6, 6-3) ... Earned back-to-back home wins over Louisville's No. 113 Andrew Carter (6-0, 6-4, Feb. 2) and LSU's No. 68 Olivier Borsos (6-1, 6-4, Feb. 4) ... Went 2-1 at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships (Nov. 3-6), earning a 7-5, 7-5 win over Ohio State's No. 2 Blaz Rola in the second round ... Runner-up at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional (Oct. 14-17), defeating Ohio State's No. 5 Chase Buchanan, 5-7, 6-0, 6-3, in the semifinals ... Earned a 6-3, 6-1 win over USC's No. 16 Daniel Nguyen at the season-opening Harvard Fall Chowder Invitational (Sept. 23-25) ... Doubles ...22-13 overall record with Evan King ... 14-10 dual-match record ... Ranked No. 24 in the final ITA poll ... Ranked as high as No. 11 nationally (March 27) ... Earned an 8-5 decision against Illinois' No. 45 Dennis Nevolo/Roy Kalmanovich (April 6) ... Claimed an 8-6 decision against Indiana's No. 66 Jeremy Langer/Isade Juneau (April 1) ... Earned an 8-3 win over LSU's No. 28 Olivier Borsos/Chris Simpson (Feb. 4) ... Went 1-1 at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships (Nov. 3-6) ... Advanced to the semifinals at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional, posting a 4-1 mark ... Defeated USC's No. 35 Nguyen/Sarmiento at the Harvard Fall Chowder Invitational (Sept. 23-25).

Sophomore (2010-11)... ITA All-American ... All-Big Ten first team ... ITA/Midwest Region Player to Watch ... NCAA Individual Championships qualifier (singles and doubles) ... three-time Big Ten Athlete Of The Week (Jan. 11, March 1, April 19) ... named team's Most Improved Player ... Named to USTA Summer Collegiate Team ... Singles ... 30-9 overall, 21-3 in dual matches (all at No. 1) ... reached the Round of 16 at the NCAA Individual Championships, defeating (12) Tim Puetz (Auburn) and Gonzalo Escobar (Texas Tech) ... finished season ranked No. 17 in singles ... 2-1 at Key Biscayne Individuals (Jan. 7-9)... 0-2 at the USTA/ITA National Indoors Championships (Nov. 4-5), competing as a singles wildcard... 4-1 at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 21-25), reaching singles semifinals... made season debut at D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships (Oct. 4-5), going 1-1 in the singles qualifying draw... Doubles ... 20-13 overall, 14-10 in dual matches (8-8 at No. 1, 6-2 at No. 2) ... finished season ranked No. 22 in doubles with Jason Jung ... 2-1 at Key Biscayne Individuals (Jan. 7-9)... 1-1 at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 21-25), playing two matches with Jason Jung... 2-1 at the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships (Oct. 7-8) with Jason Jung, defeating the No. 17 and No. 5-ranked doubles teams in the country before losing to the defending national champions from Virginia (the No. 3-ranked team) in the quarterfinals.

Freshman (2009-10) ... Earned first varsity letter ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2010) ... NCAA Individual Championships qualifier (doubles) ... ITA/Midwest Region Rookie of the Year (2010) ... All-Big Ten ... Named to 2010 USTA Summer Collegiate Team ... Singles... 21-13 (.617) in singles play... 14-9 in dual matches -- 5-2 at No. 1, 9-7 at No. 2... 7-3 in Big Ten play... went 7-10 against ranked foes... 7-4 in tournaments... clinched U-M's neutral-site win over No. 10 Cal (March 4), with his win at No. 2 over No. 59 Christoffer Konigsfeldt... played at No. 1 for the first time in his collegiate career in loss to Bassam Beidas (Pepperdine) (Feb. 7)... went 3-1 at the Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships as the tournament's No. 7 seed... went 2-1 at the Land Rover Napa Valley Invitational (Sept. 18-20) in his first collegiate tournament, reaching the championship match... defeated Christoffer Konigsfeldt (Cal) for his first collegiate win, 6-4, 6-4... went 1-1 at D'Novo/ITA All-American Qualifying in Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 6)... Doubles... 19-12 (.620) in doubles play... 15-7 in dual matches -- 10-6 at No. 1, 5-1 at No. 2... 8-2 in Big Ten play... 4-6 against ranked opponents... 3-3 in tournaments... ranked No. 31 by the ITA (teamed with Jason Jung)... qualified for the NCAA Individual Championships (with Jung)... reached Round of 16, defeating No. 17 Raony Carvalho/Rafael Garcia (Texas Tech) and losing to No. 4 Bradley Klahn/Ryan Thatcher (Stanford).

Prep ... Chose Michigan over Illinois and Ohio State... attended Walter Payton College Prep for two years and switched to online classes with Laurel Springs Prep Academy as a junior (2008-09) after moving to Boca Raton, Fla., to train with the USTA High Performance... rated as a blue-chip recruit and ranked at No. 5 nationally by tennisrecruiting.net.

National/International ... Won first career professional title as an amateur, winning the doubles crown with Jordan Cox at the USTA Futures Tournament at Lewis & Clark College in Godfrey, Ill. (July 31, 2010) ... rated as the No. 1 player in the USTA Boys' 18-and-under singles rankings... listed as No. 14 in the International Tennis Federation rankings... competed at 2007, 2008, and 2009 U.S. Open Juniors competition and finished as a quarterfinalist in doubles competition at 2009 Wimbledon Juniors... reached second round of the 2009 U.S. Open Juniors after pulling an upset of No. 5 seed Agustin Velotti in singles competition... King and partner Denis Kudla reached the second round of doubles competition at the 2009 U.S. Open Juniors after upsetting the top-seeded team Yuki Bhambri and Liang-Chi Huang... reached fourth round in singles and quarterfinals in doubles at the 2009 USTA Boys' National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., after claiming the doubles title and a third-place finish in the Boys' 16-and-under the year before... claimed 18-and-under singles title at the 2009 Easter Bowl ITF Championships in Rancho Mirage, Calif... won singles and doubles titles at 2008 Evert American ITF tournament... won Boys' 18-and-under doubles tournament at USTA Pan American ITF Junior Championships in Oct. 2008... main draw qualifier for 2008 Neilsen Pro Tennis Championships... won Boys' 16-and-under doubles title while placing third in the Boys' 16-and-under singles draw at USTA National Championships in August 2008... won the 2008 USTA National Clay Courts title as a 16-year-old... 2007 Illinois State champion in singles competition... won Boys' 18-and-under singles title at 2007 Midwest Closed Championship... won five Boys' 16-and-under singles titles in 2006, including the USTA National Winter Championships, the USTA National Open and the Easter Bowl... received the 2008 Sportsmanship Award at the USTA National Hardcourt Championships in Aug. 2008 and was also the recipient of the 2008 Bill Talbert Sportsmanship Award in July 2008 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies.

Personal ... Evan King was born March 25, 1992... son of Van King and Evelyn Maxwell... father, Van, is a University of Michigan graduate... mother, Evelyn, went to the University of Pennsylvania... featured on the cover of the June 2008 edition of RISE Magazine and the April 2008 edition of USTA Magazine... serves on a committee in support of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics... open major.

Career Statistics

Singles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
2009-10 21-13 14-9 7-4 7-3 5-2 9-7 -- -- -- --
2010-11 30-9 21-3 7-5 8-2 21-3 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 34-7 22-2 12-5 11-0 22-2 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 32-5 23-1 9-4 10-0 23-1 -- -- -- -- --
Career 117-34 80-15 35-18 36-5 71-8 9-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Doubles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten #1 #2 #3
2009-10 18-11 15-7 3-4 8-2 10-6 5-1 --
2010-11 20-14 14-10 5-3 4-6 8-8 6-2 --
2011-12 22-13 14-10 8-3 5-6 14-10 -- --
2012-13 19-10 15-8 4-2 6-5 15-8 -- --
Career 79-48 58-35 20-12 24-20 47-32 11-3 0-0