AS A JUNIOR IN 2001-02 - Led Florida with a 26-10 singles mark and is 24-12 in doubles, joining Eleazar Magallan as the only Gators to top 20 wins in each category...Led UF with 26 singles wins, 16 dual match singles wins and eight SEC wins after taking just nine, five and three matches respectively in those categories last year...His 13 wins at No. 5 were the most for any Gator at any position...Has an active streak of 11 consecutive singles dual match wins after winning just a total of nine during his freshman and sophomore years combined...Lone ranked singles win of the year was over #80 Jarin Skube of Texas A&M on Feb. 22...Provided the clinching match in an emotional 4-3 win over Mississippi State, UF's win over rival Florida State and in UF's SEC Tournament win over Vanderbilt...In doubles with Troy Hahn led UF with 14 dual and eight SEC wins...He and Hahn are the first UF doubles team to win a match at all three positions in the same year since 1993.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2000-01 - Posted a 9-19 overall singles record and a 14-13 doubles mark...Checked into the fall ITA doubles rankings at No. 29 with Jeremy Wurtzman but finished the year unranked...Played mainly at No. 4 and No. 5 singles for UF with one match at No. 6, a win against Eduardo Pacheco of Arkansas in SEC action...Went 9-12 is dual match doubles play, one win shy of the team lead...Went 6-2 in SEC doubles play, including a 4-0 record in league action when playing with Ross Greenstein...Seven of the nine dual wins came at No. 2 doubles...Posted the first ranked singles win of his career by beating 67th-ranked Tomas Smid of Miami, 6-2, 6-4 on October 27 during the Gator Invitational...Teamed with Nathan Overholser that same day to defeat 44th-ranked Hoffman and Smid in doubles play...Advanced to the Round of 32 at the ITA Region III Championships...Clinched both of UF's SEC home wins (vs. Arkansas and Vanderbilt) in 2001 by pulling out tight matches (6-4, 7-6 (2) over Eduardo Pacheco of Arkansas and 7-6 (2), 7-5 over Jens Fredriksen of Vanderbilt).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 1999-2000 - 11-9 in singles and 15-9 in doubles...4-5 in dual singles play, with most of action at number five (2-3 record)...Has teamed with Troy Hahn in nine dual matches for a 6-3 mark...The duo had a four-match winning streak from Feb. 8-Feb. 24...5-2 in three-set matches...10-1 when winning first set....Helped UF to wins over Georgia State, Furman and South Florida with three-set victories in each match...Clinched UF's win over Wake Forest with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Brett Mauro...7-4 singles record in the fall, including a five-match win streak...Captured the consolation title of the B-1a flight at the USC Fall Invitational...Reached the third round of the Southern Collegiates (Division II).
PREP - Graduated from Saddlebrook Preparatory High School in Wesley Chapel, Fla....First-team all-state both freshman and sophomore years while attending Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis...Won the state championship his sophomore year in 1996 under coach Dave Heffern...Was ranked in Top 10 in the nation in the 12's and 14's...Fractured vertebrae in 1996 and did not play tennis for 18 months...Transferred to Saddlebrook High School in Wesley Chapel, Fla. following injury.
PERSONAL - Born Matthew David Behrmann on August 3, 1980 in Indianapolis, Indiana...Son of David and Nancy Behrmann...Also considered Georgia and Illinois...Enjoys basketball and golf in his free time...Favorite television show is Seinfeld.
MAJOR - Sociology.
|BEHRMANN'S CAREER STATS|
|CAREER NCAA TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE|
|2001||Team||L||Jiri Jezek||Oklahoma State||6-2, 6-4||5|
|2002||Team||W||Nadim Naser||South Florida||6-3, 6-3||5|
|2002||Team||L||Efran Djahangiri||UCLA||6-4, 6-2||5|