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Olivier Levant
  • Senior
  • 5-4, 143
  • Paris, France, Lycee Jean De La Fontaine

IN 2001-02 - Has posted an 18-11 singles record and a 25-10 doubles mark...Moved down in the singles lineup from No. 2 last year to No. 3 this year and has posted an 11-5 mark at that position and a 15-7 overall dual match singles record at No. 1 through No. 4 combined...Has played exclusively at No. 2 doubles and is 14-7 at that position, all but one of those matches coming with Eleazar Magallan...Peaked at No. 54 in the singles rankings and No. 12 in doubles...Advanced to the doubles final at the SEC Indoor Championships in January with Magallan...En route to that final they posted UF's top doubles win of the year by beating #5 Colombo and Ruffoni of Auburn, 9-7, in the semifinals...Leads that Gators with five ranked singles wins this year...Beat #90 Chris Gostek to clinch UF's win over Alabama.

IN 2000-01 - Finished the year ranked No. 24 in doubles and No. 89 in singles...An NCAA Doubles Championship selection...A second-team All-SEC selection in doubles...Member of the SEC's Academic Honor Roll... Teamed with Nathan Overholser to win the ITA All-American Doubles Championship, becoming the first Gators to win an ITA grand slam event since David Blair and Mark Merklein won the 1993 NCAA Championship...Named ITA National Doubles Team of the Month for October...Led UF with 19 overall doubles wins and was second with 22 overall singles wins, tying for the team lead with 13 dual match singles wins...Primarily played at No. 2 singles where he was 10-5...Top win was over 39th ranked Phil Stolt of Illinois in a 4-3 UF win on Feb. 15...Clinched UF's 4-3 win at rival Florida State with a victory over Xavier Luscan...Played at No. 1 doubles with four different partners, posting a 6-6 record at that position...Top doubles win was when he teamed with Overholser to beat #9 Taborga and Talarico of Notre Dame in the All-American semifinals...Playing with Overholser, lost in the opening round of the NCAA Doubles Championship to Amer Delic and Graydon Oliver of Illinois, 6-4, 7-6 (8).

IN 1999-2000 - Joined the team at the National Team Indoors in February...16-8 in singles (all at number four), including 7-4 in SEC play...14-5 in doubles, including 13-5 in dual play with Justin O'Neal at number two...He and O'Neal were 9-0 in SEC play...Four clinching victories is fourth-best on team...14-1 when winning first set and 4-2 in three sets...Florida is 16-0 when he wins in singles...Made Gator debut with a three-set win over SMU's Jon Wallmark at the National Team Indoors...Clinched UF's win over Ole Miss at the National Indoors with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Kristofer Stahlberg...Won his first over a ranked opponent with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory over Mississippi State's 76th-ranked Jerome LeBelicard in UF's SEC opener, clinching Florida's win...Battled to a three-set win over Duke's Joel Spicher to clinch UF's dual victory...Sealed UF's win over Vanderbilt with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Dan McGugin...Beat Georgia's Travis Parrott 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the SEC Tournament...Defeated 48th-ranked Andres Pedroso of Duke in UF's NCAA Quarterfinal win.

PREP - Attended Lycee De La Fontaine in Paris...Ranked in the Top 15 in singles and doubles in the world in juniors in 1997...Rated among the Top Five players in France in 16's and 18's...Reached the doubles semifinals at the 1997 French Open juniors...Won 1997 Sunshine Cup with France...Was singles runner-up in 1996 and 1997 in the French under-18 championships...Knocked off Daniel Elsner, the top-ranked junior in the world, in Montréal in August of 1997, despite playing the third set with a broken ankle.

PERSONAL - Born Olivier Levant on May 9, 1979 in Eaubonne...Son of Bruno Levant and Jocelyne Prieux...Hobbies include soccer and surfing the internet...Favorite movie is Chariots of Fire...

MAJOR - Is enrolled in the Master of Finance graduate program...Graduated from Florida with a undergraduate degree in economics after completing course work in the summer of 2002.


LEVANT'S CAREER STATS
Singles Year #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Dual SEC Fall Overall
2002 0-1 0-1 11-5 4-0 - - 15-7 5-5 3-4 18-11
2001 0-1 10-5 3-3 - - - 13-9 9-3 5-4 22-12
2000 - - - 16-8 - - 16-8 7-4 0-0 16-8
Career 0-2 10-6 14-8 20-8 - - 44-24 21-12 8-8 56-31
Doubles Year #1 #2 #3 Dual SEC Fall Overall
2002 - 14-7 - 14-7 5-3 11-3 25-10
2001 6-5 3-5 0-1 9-11 4-4 10-1 19-15
2000 - 14-5 - 14-5 9-0 0-0 14-5
Career 6-5 31-17 0-1 37-23 18-7 21-4 58-30
CAREER NCAA TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE
SINGLES
Year Team/Ind W/L Opponent School Score Pos
2000 Team W Andres Pedroso Duke 6-1, 6-3 4
2002 Team W Dan McCain South Florida 6-4, 6-1 3
DOUBLES
Year Team/Ind. Partner W/L Opponent School Score Pos
2000 Team O'Neal L Gottesleben-Langre USC 7-9 2
2000 Team O'Neal L Hippensteel-Martin Stanford 5-8 2
2001 Individual Overholser L Delic-Oliver Illinois 6-4, 7-6 (8) 1st Rd.
2002 Team Magallan W Ormaza-Lisac Georgia State 8-6 2
2002 Team Magallan W McCain-Wetzel South Florida 8-4 3
2002 Team Megallan L Clemens-Ketola UCLA 8-5 2
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