In the history of Ohio State men's tennis, eight ranked No. 1
Fidan Manashirova checks in as squad gets set to open home schedule
Redshirt junior from New Albany, Ohio, wins final in three sets
The Buckeyes travel to East Lansing, Mich., for annual tournament
Muirfield Collegiate Tennis Invitational
Bryan Koniecko returns to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach for The Ohio State University women's tennis team. He spent the past two years as the assistant coach for the men's tennis program at Brown.
In his collegiate career at Ohio State, Koniecko was a standout player who helped lead his team to Big Ten regular season and tournament titles in each of his four years as a Buckeye. He was named the Big Ten Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2009, as well as the 2006 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. As captain, Koniecko won the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor singles title and was ranked No. 1 in the country individually. Ohio State was also ranked No. 1 in the country his senior year and reached the final of the NCAA team tournament.
After graduating from Ohio State with a degree in communication analysis and practice, Koniecko played at the professional level where he reached an ATP career high ranking of 651. He earned his first professional title in 2007 when he won the ITF professional futures event in Ecuador. In 2008, he was a runner up in the ITF professional futures event in Peoria, Ill.
As a junior, Koniecko traveled to more than 17 countries to compete in tournaments including the Junior Australian Open and Wimbledon. He was ranked as high as No. 45 in the ITF world junior rankings with a win over Marin Cilic and was ranked Top 10 nationally in the Boys' 16s and 18s. The Long Island, N.Y., native also competed in the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Open qualifiers.