Zeyad Montasser
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
City/State: Cairo, Egypt
High School: Modern Education School
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  • Tied career-best with 23-18 record in singles play, matching his freshman season record
  • Moved up to No. 2 singles midway through the year and set new career-high with 14-11 record in dual match singles
  • Compiled 4-2 record at No. 1 doubles, adding wins in both the semifinals and finals of the MAC Tournment
  • Named to the MAC All-Tournament team


  • Found a good niche as primarily a doubles player in the second half of the season, going a combined 16-10 in doubles play in dual matches, and 3-0 against MAC opponents
  • Teamed with Thomas Calderone to go 6-2 in doubles play, including a 3-1 record in No. 3 doubles
  • Finished the season on a four-match win streak in singles play, including three Midwest-region victories
  • Went 3-1 at doubles at the Frank Beeman Invitational (9/10-12) to open the season
  • Won his 100th career match by defeating Aaron Pfister of Michigan State 6-2, 6-2 to advance from the qualifying draw to main draw singles at the ITA Midwest Regional (10/21-22)
  • Earned third letter


  • Went 2-1 against nationally-ranked doubles teams with Kazuya Komada after defeating No. 35 David Bendheim/Calin Paar of Nebraska 8-6 and No. 55 Filip Miljevic and Alexander Pelaez of Illinois State 8-6
  • Finished 14-11 as a team with Komada for third in team wins as a tandem
  • Ranked fourth on the team with 24 doubles wins, including 11-4 in fall tournament play
  • Went 17-12 in singles, including 9-5 in dual matches at No. 4 (1-0), No. 5 (2-1) and No. 6 (6-4)
  • Teamed with Komada to win their doubles flight championship at the Vredevelt Invitationl over teammates Casey Cullen/Pablo Olivarez
  • Reached the finals in his flight in both singles and doubles at season-opening IU Invitational
  • Earned second letter


  • WMU Doubles Team of the Year with Kevin Hayward went 11-3 overall and 9-2 in dual matches all at No. 2, including 1-0 at MAC Tournament
  • Ranked nationally No. 33 in doubles with Michael Calderone in Jan. 6 rankings
  • Defeated No. 34 Drew Daniel/George Navas of Michigan and No. 56 Skip Span/Daniel Tobar of Illinois State with Michael Calderone
  • Tied for the team lead in doubles wins with 28 and had the best doubles winning percentage (.683) on the team
  • Compiled 14-2 mark at No. 2 doubles
  • Third on the team with 51 total wins
  • Fourth on the team with 23 singles wins
  • Won doubles flight championship with Calderone at Wildcat Fall Invitational
  • Defeated Stephen Vogl of Indiana and Tom Mroziewicz of Iowa in the qualifying draw of the ITA Midwest Regional
  • Lost in the championship match of the Hoosier Invitational in singles
  • Earned first letter


  • Joined the team in January and redshirted

High School

  • Ranked career-high No. 153 in the world in the International Tennis Federation (1/1/08), including tournament victories in singles at Dec. 2007 event in Uganda and doubles in August 2007 event in Egypt
  • Ranked No. 1 U18 player in Egypt in May 2007
  • Member of the Egyptian National Team competing in two Junior World Cups (2004, 2006) and two Junior African Championships (2004, 2006)
  • Won the doubles championship, runner-up in singles and helped Egypt clinch the team championship at the 2006 Junior Arab Championships
  • Won the All-Egyptian Tennis Tournament in 2006, runner-up in 2005


  • Majoring in management
  • Son of Mahmoud and Sawsan Montasser
  • Has an older sister, Reem
  • Born Dec. 2, 1990


Montasser's Career Statistics (as of 4/30/12)

Year Singles Doubles Overall
2008-09 23-18 28-13 51-31
2009-10 17-12 24-18 41-30
2010-11 9-8 16-10 25-18
2011-12 23-18 20-20
Overall 72-56 88-61