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Christian Bierich
Christian Bierich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Landvetter, Sweden

High School:
Katrinelund

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 182

2009 Spring -- Named first team all-Big Ten... competed at #1 singles and #1 doubles positions in every Hawkeye match... finished 11-9 overall and 5-5 in Big Ten play... ranked as high as 119th nationally in singles... finished 10-11 in doubles competition... teamed up with Nikita Zotov (9-8) and Reinoud Haal (1-3)... Bierich and Zotov defeated three nationally-ranked opponents and were ranked as high as 31st nationally... Bierich and Haal were ranked as high as 78th nationally... letterwinner.

2008 Fall -- Compiled a team-best record of 14-1 in singles competition...won six-straight matches, losing only one set, to claim Big Ten Singles Championship... first Hawkeye to win event since 2000 (Tyler Cleveland)... advanced to round of 32 at ITA Midwest Regionals... won singles Flight A at Northwestern Invite.. claimed five-straight matches to win the flight, winning every set...went on eight-match and six-match winning-streaks... posted a doubles record of 3-2 with fellow senior Greg Holm.

2008 Spring -- Competed at #2 and #3 singles positions... compiled records of 14-7 in dual play and 6-5 against Big Ten competition... competed at #3 doubles... finished season 9-10 in dual play and 3-5 in Big Ten... letterwinner.

2007 Fall -- Competed in three tournaments... went 1-5 in singles competition... picked up 30th career victory in season-opening match at Purdue Invitational... posted a 1-2 doubles record with Gentry Kaegi at Purdue Invitational... went 0-1 doubles record with Tommy McGeorge at ITA Regional.

2007 Spring -- Competed in #2 and #3 singles positions... 6-15 dual singles record... played #2 and #3 doubles... paired with Gregory Holm (4-5), Tommy McGeorge (2-2) and Reinoud Haal (3-4) in doubles... letterwinner.

2006 Fall -- Participated in four tournaments... advanced to the third round of the Polo All-American Tournament... competed in main draw singles and doubles at the ITA Midwest Regionals... earned 16th seed in Big Ten Singles main draw... finished with 5-6 singles record.

2006 Spring -- Competed majority of season at #2 singles... was 8-11 overall in singles...went 5-5 in Big Ten singles play... teamed with Aaron Schaechterle to go 9-9 at #3 doubles... was 4-7 in Big Ten doubles play.... letterwinner.

2005 Fall -- Competed in all four tournaments of the fall season... only Hawkeye to be in championship bracket at Big Ten Indoors... finished with the team's best singles record (10-4)... teamed with Zach Frisch (0-2), Gregory Holm (3-1) and Chaitu Malempati (1-1) in doubles... record with Holm is a Hawkeye-best.

High School -- High school coach was Martin Stigh.

Personal -- Born December 14, 1985... parents are Jorgen and Lena Bierich... sisters Carina and Cecilia are professional figure skaters... pre-business major... received the 2007 Marshall Stewart Memorial Scholarship.

Bierich's Career Records
Singles:	#1	#2	#3	Big Ten	Dual	Tourn.	Overall	Pct.
2005-06	2-1	4-8	2-2	5-5	8-11	10-4	18-15	.545
2006-07	0-1	4-9	2-5	2-9	6-15	5-6	11-21	.344
2007-08	--	6-4	8-3	6-5	14-7	4-5	18-12	.600
2008-09	11-9	--	--	5-5	11-9	14-1	25-10	.714
Career	13-11	14-21	12-10	18-24	39-42	33-16	72-58	.554

Doubles: #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct. 2005-06 -- 0-1 9-9 4-7 9-10 4-4 13-14 .481 2006-07 -- 4-5 5-6 4-6 9-11 0-2 9-13 .409 2007-08 -- -- 9-10 3-5 9-10 1-3 10-13 .435 2008-09 10-11 -- -- 2-8 10-11 3-2 13-13 .500 Career 10-11 4-6 23-25 13-26 37-42 8-11 45-53 .459

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