USD Men's Tennis 1997



Rikard enters his first semester at USO where he is a junior academically and a sophomore athletically ... a left-hander __..__.-

who possesses a lot of talent ... played freshman year at Mississippi State ( 1994-95) with the Bulldogs advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAAs, fini shing with a record of 19- 7 and national team ranking of No. 6 ... finished frosh year with a singles record of 9- IO (5-4 in dual matches; 1-2 in SEC) and doubles mark of I0-8 (7-3 in spring) ... teamed with Mattias Karlsson for 8-5 doubles mark (5-1 in dual matches) ... '94 fall season reached round of 16 in Missis– sippi lntercollegiates (West Point, MS) ... prepped at Katedral High School and played for Belleuve Tennis Club ... was ranked # I I in BI 8s in Sweden with Belleuve Tennis Club winning the 2nd Di vision (the following season they moved up to Ist Division) ... played against USO teammate Ola Lindblom in club matches in Sweden ... parents are Sven and

Barbro Roos of Lund, Sweden. Major: Pre-Med (Chemistry).

N MALDONADO 5-10 Fr. - Mexico City, Mex.

German is in his first season with the USO men 's tenni s team ... projected to play high up in both the s ingles and doubles line-ups

... talented all-court player with great feel and control ... has excelled in doubles play ... he will make a huge impact on the program immediate ly ... prior to USO he reached a national ranking of No. 2 for all of Mexico for B18s ... he won the Mexico National Tennis Championships in the fall of 1995 ... he cracked the top- I00World Junior Rankings (ITF) ... prepped at St. Thomas Aquines in Mexico City, Mexico ... parents are Olga and Leopoldo Maldonado of Mexico City, Mexico ... brother Leopoldo played last year at the Un iversity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas ... hobbies include

watching boxing and playing soccer. Major: Business Administration.

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