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Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
Thai-Son  Kwiatkowski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
USTA Player Development

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170


07/25/2017

Cavaliers Earn ITA All-Academic Team Honor

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Carl Söderlund also named ITA Scholar-Athletes

06/26/2017

Kwiatkowski Named ACC Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Five Cavaliers earn All-ACC Academic Team honors

05/29/2017

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski Wins NCAA Men's Singles Title

Cavalier senior downs North Carolina's William Blumberg in straight sets

05/28/2017

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski Advances to NCAA Singles Final

Senior will be playing UNC's William Blumberg on Monday for the NCAA Singles title

05/27/2017

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski Advances to NCAA Singles Semifinals

Senior will be making his second semifinal appearance after winning in the quarterfinals on Saturday

01/23/2015

Men's Tennis vs. George Washington (by Matt Riley)

Men's Tennis vs. George Washington (by Matt Riley)

05/19/2014

Men's Tennis NCAA vs. USC (by Matt Riley)

Men's Tennis NCAA vs. USC (by Matt Riley)

05/18/2014

Men's Tennis NCAA vs. Baylor (by Matt Riley)

Men's Tennis NCAA vs. Baylor (by Matt Riley)

05/16/2014

Men's Tennis NCAA vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)

Men's Tennis NCAA vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)

05/10/2014

Men's Tennis NCAA vs. Army (by Matt Riley)

Men's Tennis NCAA vs. Army (by Matt Riley)

2016-17 SEASON - ITA National Team Indoor Champions, NCAA Team Champions
• 2017 NCAA Men's Singles Champion
- downing UNC's William Blumberg 6-4 7-6(5) in the final to win the fourth singles title in program history
• Singles All-American, his third time earning the honor
• All-ACC First Team, his fourth all-conference honor but his first time being voted to the first team
• ITA Atlantic Region Senior Player of the Year
• NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 2 Doubles
• Repeated as the VaSID State Player of the Year
• ITA Scholar-Athlete
• ACC Player of the Week (April 18) after leading the Cavaliers to a 2-0 weekend with wins over No. 18 GT and BC. He defeated No. 5 Christopher Eubanks (GT) in a singles battle, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6), winning both sets in tiebreakers. He also won the deciding doubles match to clinch the point for UVA vs. GT as well as collecting a doubles win against the Eagles. 
• Preseason ITA singles ranking of No. 4; started the spring season ranked No. 39
• ITA Indoors All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Singles and No. 2 Doubles)
• Won the American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open, guaranteeing himself a spot in the 2017 US Open Qualifying tournament
• Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the singles main draw of the $50,000 Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger (Oct. 31)
• Won his first professional singles title at the Mayaguez $10,000 Pro Futures tournament in Puerto Rico (Dec. 24)
• 2016 year-end ATP singles ranking of 675 and 534 in doubles; moved up to career-best ATP rankings of 545 in singles and 460 in doubles in April and May
• Advanced to the second round of singles in the main draw of the $25,000 Los Angeles Futures tournament (Jan. 7)
• Won the doubles title at the Toulouse $15,000 Pro Futures Tournament in Toulouse, France (March 10)
Advanced through qualifying to reach the quarterfinals of the singles main draw in the Toulouse $15,000 Pro Futures Tournament (March 10)


SUMMER 2016

• Moved up to then career-high ATP singles ranking of 669 (7/11) and 534 doubles ranking (7/11)
• Won his first professional title, partnering with Mac Styslinger to win the ITF $25,000 Charlottesville Futures doubles championship (June 11), advancing to the semis in singles
• Won his second professional title the next week, capturing the doubles crown at the ITF $25,000 Winston-Salem Futures, playing alongside Illinois' Jared Hiltzik
• Competed in qulaifying for US Open singles tournament, winning his first set over No. 161 Henri Laaksonen, 6-2, but fell in three sets
• Advanced to the semifinals in singles of the Hyvinkaa Futures Tournament in Finland (Aug. 13)
• Fell in the doubles final of the Kaarina Futures Tournament in Finland while advancing to the quarterfinals in singles (Aug. 6)
• Advanced to the Round of 16 in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles of the Binghampton Challenger (July 24)
• Advanced to back-to-back semifinals in both singles and doubles at the Rochester and Pittsburgh Futures tournaments (June 26-July 3)

2015-16 SEASON - NCAA Team Champions

• ITA Singles All-American
• NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player
• All-ACC Second Team
• NCAA Singles Tournament selection, advancing to the quarterfinals
• NCAA Doubles Tournament selection, falling in the first round
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (No. 3 Singles)
• 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• Recipient of Virginia’s ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor, which is based on academic excellence and athletic performance
• Won the singles and doubles titles at the ITA All-American, the first player since 2009 and fourth in the history of the ITA Men’s All-American to win both titles in the same year, in Tulsa at the Case Tennis Center (Oct. 12)
• All-ACC Academic Team
• ITA Scholar-Athlete
• VaSid Men's Tennis Virginia State Player of the Year and first team singles and doubles
• 39-8 singles record, including a 17-1 mark at No. 3
• 28-9 in doubles including a 21-5 record at No. 2
• Went 5-0 in singles during the NCAA Tournament
• Ranked in the top-10 in singles all season and was ranked in the top-10 of doubles from January 5- April 18
• Was ranked No. 8 in singles the fall, was No. 2 to start the spring (Jan. 5) and finished the year at No. 7
•  In doubles, was No. 13 in the fall, starting the spring at No. 5 (Jan. 5), rising as high as No. 4 (Feb. 10), finishing the season at No. 19
• Logged his 100th career singles victory in the NCAA Championship final, downing Oklahoma’s Spencer Papa 6-4, 6-4
• Won the Blue Singles Draw at the UVA Ranked 1+1 fall tournament (Sept. 20)
• Advanced to the semifinals at the American Collegiate Invitational (Sept. 11)
• Went 12-1 in singles in collegiate tournaments in the fall
• Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw at L.A. Futures (Jan. 9) and Long Beach Futures (Jan. 13) Tournaments
• Advanced to the semifinals in doubles at the L.A. Futures (Jan. 9)
• Preseason No. 8 singles ranking; started the spring season ranked No. 2
• Preseason No. 13 doubles ranking with partner Mac Styslinger; started the spring season ranked No. 5


2014-15 SEASON - NCAA Team Champions

• ITA Singles All-American
• NCAA Singles Championship semifinalist
• Earned No. 1 national singles ranking in February
• 2nd Team All-ACC
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (No. 2 doubles)
• Ended the season ranked No. 12 in singles and No. 40 in doubles
• Tied UVa single-season school record with 44 singles wins
• Posted a 44-8 singles record and a 28-5 doubles record
• ITA All-American Championships Semifinalist
• ITA National Indoor Championships Quarterfinalist
• Won singles flight at UVa Ranked+1 Invitational
• ACC Academic Honor Roll


2013-14 SEASON

• ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year
• VaSID State Freshman of the Year
• 3rd Team All-ACC
• Ranked as high as No. 112 nationally in singles
• Posted a 20-1 singles record in dual match play
• Missed fall season due to injury


JUNIORS

• No. 1 player in the class of 2013 by tennisrecruiting.net
• Ranked as high as No. 13 in ITF world junior rankings
• Played the US Open juniors three times
• 2012 Junior Wimbledon round of 16
• 2012 Orange Bowl semifinalist
• Played the 2013 Junior Australian Open


PERSONAL

• Son of Wendi and Tim Kwiatkowski
• Has a younger brother, Liem
• Both parents are UVA alumni
• Major: Commerce

CAREER STATS

Singles Doubles
Year - Overall Dual ACC - Overall Dual ACC
2013-14 20-1 20-1 11-0 11-4 11-4 4-2
2014-15 44-8 23-4 11-1 28-5 22-2 9-1
2015-16 39-8 24-6 9-2 28-9 21-5 9-2
2016-17 33-7 24-5 10-2 28-3 26-2 8-1
Career 136-24 91-16 41-5 95-21 80-13 30-6

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