Tough player who was plagued by injuries over his first two seasons ... experienced a breakout season a year ago ... considered the spark plug of the team ... had several health problems in 2004-05, including two minor eye surgeries ... competitive and at his best in a tough fight ... big forehand is among his weapons ... has great instincts ... boasts tremendous understanding of doubles ... has worked to improve his backhand volley and second serve ... improvement has moved him toward the top of the Irish lineup ... two-year monogram winner ... entering 2007-08 season, owns career singles mark of 43-19 overall and 26-12 in dual matches ... career mark of 44-24 in doubles and 25-10 in dual matches.
AS A JUNIOR: Put together best season of college career ... went 26-12 overall in singles, including 18-7 in dual matches ... was 1-0 at No. 5 singles and 17-7 at No. 6 singles ... opened the year with four consecutive victories at the Tom Fallon Invitational (all in straight sets) ... was just 4-4 to open the dual-match portion of the season, but proceeded to win 14 of his last 17 matches in the spring, including a career-high eight-match winning streak ... each of the eight wins came in straight sets ... never lost more than three games in a set over the first seven of the eight triumphs ... registered an impressive 18-5 mark against players from the Midwest Region ... was in-line for his first career victory over a ranked player, led #100 Rook Schellenberg of Texas (6-4, 4-6, 3-1), when the Irish clinched the match ... went 25-10 in doubles, including a 21-4 mark in dual action ... began the spring season with graduated Stephen Bass at No. 3 doubles and posted a 12-4 mark (duo went 15-5 overall) ... after Notre Dame shuffled its lineup, switched to graduated Barry King and posted a perfect 9-0 record (duo went 10-0 overall) at No. 3 doubles ... ended the season with 13 consecutive victories in doubles ... combined with Bass and King to record nine doubles point clinching victories, including six of the nine matches with King ... went 17-5 in doubles against teams from the Midwest Region.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Went 8-4 in singles play, including 2-2 in dual action ... was 1-0 at No. 5 and 1-2 at No. 6 ... won three of his four matches at the Tom Fallon Invitational ... put together a career-high four-match winning streak ... took his first two matches from the ITA Midwest Championships qualifier ... went 4-1 indoors, 0-1 in tie breakers, 3-4 in close sets, 7-0 when winning the first set, 4-3 outdoors, 2-2 in close matches, 5-1 at home and 6-2 against the Midwest Region ... went 13-8 in doubles, including a 9-7 mark in dual action ... teamed with four different Irish players ... at No. 2 doubles, went 1-3 with graduated Eric Langenkamp ... at No. 3 doubles, went 0-1 with graduated Stephen Bass, 1-0 with graduated Patrick Buchanan, 4-3 with junior Brett Helgeson and 3-0 with Langenkamp.
AS A FRESHMAN: Posted 9-3 record in singles in 2004-05, as well as 6-6 in doubles ... started season 9-1 in singles, qualifying for the main draw of the ITA Midwest Championships before losing to #23 Jakub Praibis of Indiana ... went 4-0 in the Tom Fallon Invitational ... in doubles, went 5-5 with Buchanan ... they won first three matches together and then reached consolation final of A flight in Crimson Tide Fall Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Top-ranked 18-and-under player in Texas in 2004 ... ranked 12th nationally by the USTA in 2004 ... won two bronze balls (third place) in singles and doubles as a 16-year-old in the national winter championships ... ranked 12th by the USTA in the 16s in 2003 and 13th in the 14s in `01 ... was the No. 1 player on the Texas Junior Davis Cup team ... doubles quarterfinalist at the Winter Super National Championships ... born March 29, 1986, in Houston, Texas ... son of Stacey and Jeffrey Roth ... has one younger sister ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a film, television, and theater and computer applications double major.