Tough player who was plagued by injuries over his first two seasons … experienced a breakout season a year ago … considered the spark plug of the team … had several health problems in 2004-05, including two minor eye surgeries … competitive and at his best in a tough fight … big forehand is among his weapons … has great instincts … boasts tremendous understanding of doubles … has worked to improve his backhand volley and second serve … improvement has moved him toward the top of the Irish lineup … two-year monogram winner … entering 2007-08 season, owns career singles mark of 43-19 overall and 26-12 in dual matches … career mark of 44-24 in doubles and 25-10 in dual matches.
AS A JUNIOR: Put together best season of college career … went 26-12 overall in singles, including 18-7 in dual matches … was 1-0 at No. 5 singles and 17-7 at No. 6 singles … opened the year with four consecutive victories at the Tom Fallon Invitational (all in straight sets) … was just 4-4 to open the dual-match portion of the season, but proceeded to win 14 of his last 17 matches in the spring, including a career-high eight-match winning streak … each of the eight wins came in straight sets … never lost more than three games in a set over the first seven of the eight triumphs … registered an impressive 18-5 mark against players from the Midwest Region … was in-line for his first career victory over a ranked player, led #100 Rook Schellenberg of Texas (6-4, 4-6, 3-1), when the Irish clinched the match … went 25-10 in doubles, including a 21-4 mark in dual action … began the spring season with graduated Stephen Bass at No. 3 doubles and posted a 12-4 mark (duo went 15-5 overall) … after Notre Dame shuffled its lineup, switched to graduated Barry King and posted a perfect 9-0 record (duo went 10-0 overall) at No. 3 doubles … ended the season with 13 consecutive victories in doubles … combined with Bass and King to record nine doubles point clinching victories, including six of the nine matches with King … went 17-5 in doubles against teams from the Midwest Region.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Went 8-4 in singles play, including 2-2 in dual action … was 1-0 at No. 5 and 1-2 at No. 6 … won three of his four matches at the Tom Fallon Invitational … put together a career-high four-match winning streak … took his first two matches from the ITA Midwest Championships qualifier … went 4-1 indoors, 0-1 in tie breakers, 3-4 in close sets, 7-0 when winning the first set, 4-3 outdoors, 2-2 in close matches, 5-1 at home and 6-2 against the Midwest Region … went 13-8 in doubles, including a 9-7 mark in dual action … teamed with four different Irish players … at No. 2 doubles, went 1-3 with graduated Eric Langenkamp … at No. 3 doubles, went 0-1 with graduated Stephen Bass, 1-0 with graduated Patrick Buchanan, 4-3 with junior Brett Helgeson and 3-0 with Langenkamp.
AS A FRESHMAN: Posted 9-3 record in singles in 2004-05, as well as 6-6 in doubles … started season 9-1 in singles, qualifying for the main draw of the ITA Midwest Championships before losing to #23 Jakub Praibis of Indiana … went 4-0 in the Tom Fallon Invitational … in doubles, went 5-5 with Buchanan … they won first three matches together and then reached consolation final of A flight in Crimson Tide Fall Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Top-ranked 18-and-under player in Texas in 2004 … ranked 12th nationally by the USTA in 2004 … won two bronze balls (third place) in singles and doubles as a 16-year-old in the national winter championships … ranked 12th by the USTA in the 16s in 2003 and 13th in the 14s in `01 … was the No. 1 player on the Texas Junior Davis Cup team … doubles quarterfinalist at the Winter Super National Championships … born March 29, 1986, in Houston, Texas … son of Stacey and Jeffrey Roth … has one younger sister … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a film, television, and theater and computer applications double major.