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Nathan Overholser
  • Senior
  • 6-2, 200
  • Okemos, Mich., Okemos

A three-time All-American (singles and doubles in 1999, doubles in 2000)...First-team All-SEC in doubles (1999 and 2000) and second-team all-conference in singles (1999)...145 career victories (68 singles, 77 doubles) ranks eighth in UF history...77 doubles wins ranks sixth all-time at Florida...One of only three players in school history to garner All-America, All-SEC and SEC Academic Honor Roll status.

AS A JUNIOR IN 1999-2000 - Finished the year ranked second in the nation (with Jeff Morrison) in doubles...All-American and first-team All-SEC in doubles...Named with Morrison as the ITA National Doubles Team of the Month for April...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...15-15 in singles, including 15-11 at number three...8-3 in SEC singles play...28-5 in doubles, including 26-4 in dual play with Morrison...The duo owned a 10-1 mark in SEC play...He and Morrison lead team with 12 wins over ranked doubles teams and won 21 straight doubles matches from March 7 to May 21...14-4 when winning first set in singles...Three wins over ranked foes in singles...Beat Texas' 64th-ranked Nick Crowell to clinch UF's dual win...Sealed UF's win over South Carolina with a 7-6, 6-1 victory over Juan Gamboa...Clinched UF's win over Florida State with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Jay Travis...Downed Auburn's 98th-ranked Mark Kovacs...6-2, 6-3 victory over Duke's Andres Pedroso...Sealed UF's win over Arkansas with 6-1, 6-2 win over Magnus Kullenberg...Beat Florida A&M's Lenin Mongerie (6-2, 6-0) in UF's NCAA first round win...Lost in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship*Missed most of fall with a hip injury.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1998-99 - Named All-America in singles and doubles...1999 first-team All-SEC in doubles and second-team All-SEC in singles...Ranked career-high 34th in singles in final ITA rankings and 9th (with Jeff Morrison) in doubles...Selected to NCAA Individual Championships for singles and doubles...28-9 in singles and 23-9 in doubles play...20-3 in dual play, including 8-3 in SEC play...13 victories over ranked opponents...A perfect 22-0 when winning first set...10-3 in three-setters and 9-4 in tiebreakers...Won 12 of his last 14 to close the year...Had win streaks of 10 and eight matches...13-2 at home in singles...Teamed with Morrison for nine wins over ranked foes in doubles and a 13-0 record at home...Helped UF upset Texas with 6-1, 6-1 win over 22nd-ranked Jack Brasington...Knocked off Duke's 36th-ranked Ramsey Smith in three sets...Downed Mississippi State's Conrad Hurter, 7-6 (8), 6-2...Battled to a 7-5, 7-6 (5) win over LSU's 72nd-ranked Tom Hand...Three-set win over Kentucky's Tomas Smid...Upset win over Tennessee's 44th-ranked Mark Parsons for his 20th win of the year...Stunned South Carolina's 16th-ranked Guillaume Legat, coming back from a first set loss...Clinched UF's NCAA second round win with a 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 win over USF's Stephen Capriati...Three-set win over SMU's 82nd-ranked Dustin Mauck to help UF advance to NCAA quarterfinals...Stunned UCLA's fifth-seeded and seventh-ranked Jean-Noel Grinda, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4 in NCAA singles first round...Beat Arizona State's 60th-ranked Jeff Williams (6-7, 6-3, 7-5) to advance to NCAA singles round of 16...Reached the NCAA quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Fresno State's 64th-ranked Peter Luczak before falling to Stanford's fourth-ranked Ryan Wolters...Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southern Collegiates during the fall...Reached the semifinals of the ITA All-American consolation draw by knocking off two ranked foes before falling to Texas' 39th-ranked Paul Martin.

SUMMER OF 1998 - Made it to the semifinals in doubles, with fellow Gator Jeff Morrison, at the Springfield, Mo. segment...Knocked off Alex Reichel, who is rated 315th in the world, at USTA Futures Tournament in Tulsa.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 1997-98 - Named the Region III Rookie of the Year and was one of eight finalists for the National Rookie of the Year...Ranked 68th in singles in final Rolex Collegiate Rankings...He and Jeff Morrison were ranked 20th in final doubles rankings...UF's number one duo owned seven wins over ranked doubles teams (five ranked in the Top 15)...Chosen for NCAA Doubles Field with Morrison...Team-best 11-6 in three-set matches, including an impressive 7-3 mark when losing the first set but winning the second set...18-4 when winning the first set...11-6 in tiebreakers...Ranked second on team with seven wins over ranked foes...Upset UCLA's ninth-ranked Vince Allegre, 7-5, 6-4...Downed 32nd-ranked Paul Martin of Texas, 6-3, 7-6...Defeated Alabama's 74th-ranked Chris Lopez in three sets...Clinched Gator win over North Carolina with 7-6, 7-5 victory over 79th-ranked Tripp Phillips...Rallied from a set down for an upset of Ole Miss' 26th-ranked Martin Sjoqvist (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)...Came back to beat Vanderbilt's Eddie Coates at number two, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4...Lost a tough 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2) match to South Carolina's 24th-ranked Vladimir Pavicevic in first career appearance at number one singles...Came back to defeat Kentucky's Marcus Fluitt (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) and seal UF's victory...Dropped a three-setter to 31st-ranked Hisham Hemeda of Georgia...Beat Alabama's Ariel Rivero at NCAA Region III Tournament (7-6, 6-1)...Lost in the first round, with Morrison, of the NCAA Doubles Championships.

SUMMER OF 1997 - Captured Boys' 18s doubles title with partner Brandon Hawk at the 1997 USTA National Championship in Kalamazoo...He and Hawk advanced to the second round of the main draw at the U.S. Open...A member of the U.S. National Junior Team.

PREP - A 1997 graduate of Okemos High School, where he was coached by Jim Powers...Reached the quarterfinals of the 1996 U.S. Open Juniors...Ranked fifth in the nation and first in the Western Section of the Boys' 18s in 1996...Became first freshman to ever win state title at number one singles when he captured Class A State Championship his freshman year...Also led team to state Class A crown...Was also a three-year letterwinner in golf.

PERSONAL - Born Nathan Overholser on June 23, 1979 in Lansing, Michigan...Son of Todd and Jo Overholser...Hobbies include playing billiards, chess and golf...Favorite book is The Shawshank Redemption...Favorite movie is The Wedding Singer...Also considered Duke, Georgia, Stanford and UCLA.

MAJOR - Business Administration.


OVERHOLSER'S FLORIDA SINGLES STATS
Year Pos Home Away Neutral SEC Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
1998 1,2,3 10-4 7-5 8-6 4--9 10-13 15-2 25-15 .625
1999 1,2,3 13-2 6-3 9-4 8-3 20-3 8-6 28-9 .757
2000 1,2,3 8-6 6-2 1-7 8-3 15-14 0-1 15-15 .500
TOTALS - 31-12 19-10 18-17 20-15 45-30 23-9 68-39 .636
OVERHOLSER'S FLORIDA DOUBLES STATS
Year Pos Dual Overall Pct.
1998 1 14-9 26-13 .667
1999 1,2 19-5 23-9 .719
2000 1,2 28-4 28-5 .848
TOTALS - 61-18 77-27 .740
CAREER NCAA TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE
SINGLES
Year Team/Ind W/L Opponent School Score Pos
1999 Team W Stephen Capriati USF 6-7(3),7-6(2),6-1 3
1999 Team W Dustin Mauck SMU 6-2,3-6,6-2 3
1999 Individual W Jean-Noel Grinda UCLA 6-7(4),6-1,6-4 1stRd.
1999 Individual W Jeff Williams Arizona State 6-7,6-3,7-5 2ndRd.
1999 Individual W Peter Luczak Fresno State 6-3,6-3 3rd Rd.
1999 Individual L Ryan Wolters Stanford 3-6,4-6 QF
2000 Team W Lenin Mongerie Florida A&M 6-2,6-0 3
2000 Team L Ryan Moore Southern Cal. 2-6,3-6 3
2000 Team L K.J. Hippensteel Stanford 4-6,6-4,4-6 3
DOUBLES
Year Team/Ind. Partner W/L Opponent School Score Pos
1999 Team Morrison W Arrowsmith-Thompson Miami 8-3 1
1999 Team Morrison W Mauck-Pollack SMU 8-5 1
1999 Team Morrison W Grinda-Min-Lee UCLA 8-6 1
1999 Individual Morrison W Coates-Rodrigue Utah 6-2,6-1 1st Rd.
1999 Individual Morrison L Toroman-Williams Tulsa 4-6,6-3,4-6 2nd Rd.
2000 Team Morrison W Beautelus-Yarrell Florida A&M 8-3 1
2000 Team Morrison W Dalby-Jung UAB 8-4 1
2000 Team Morrison W Moore-Rainey USC 9-8(9) 1
2000 Team Morrison W Root-Smith Duke 8-6 1
2000 Team Morrison L Abrams-Kim Stanford 5-8 1
2000 Individual Morrison L Cheyne-Scorteanu Fresno St. 5-7,4-6 1st Rd.
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