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Ross VanderPloeg
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
City/State: Holland, Mich.
High School: West Ottawa
Other College: Northern Illinois
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2012-13

  • 2013 MAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • 2013 MAC Tournament All-Tournament Team
  • Second Team All-MAC
  • Two-time recipient of the MAC Player of the Week Award
  • Twice named the MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week
  • Went 22-14 in singles play, including a 15-10 mark in dual match play
  • Went 11-9 at No. 2 singles, and 4-0 at No. 1 singles
  • Advanced to the semifinal round of the ITA Midwest Regional in doubles with teammate Nadin Indre; represented the best finish in program history

2011-12

  • Second Team All-MAC
  • Academic All-MAC
  • Voted the Singles Player of the Year by his teammates, as well as part of the Doubles Team of the Year with Simon Blomberg
  • Recipient of the Hap Sorensen Coaches' Award
  • Went 6-1 in doubles play with Simon Blomberg down the stretch
  • Tied for the team lead with 56 total victories
  • Posted a team-best 30-11 record in doubles play, including a 13-7 record at No. 1, 20-8 in dual matches, and 4-1 in MAC
  • Recorded a perfect 5-0 record in MAC singles play
  • Finished the season with a 26-12 record in singles play, including a 10-4 record at No. 4
  • Posted a team-high 12-match singles winning streak

2010-11

  • ITA All-Academic team
  • Finished the season with the best singles winning percentage of anyone on the Western Michigan squad at 16-5 (.762), winning eight straight overall matches to close the season
  • Won a conference match at his former school, defeating Tyler Stephens of Northern Illinois 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play (4/1)
  • Teamed with Kazuya Komada to win the No. 2 doubles match against Buffalo (3/25)
  • Won his first singles match at WMU (6-0, 6-0) over Larry Brown of Detroit on his way to the State Flight Singles semis at the Frank Beeman Invitational (9/10-12)
  • Teamed with Pablo Olivarez to reach the Flight B Doubles final at the Purdue Fall Invitational (9/17-19)

2009-10

  • Attended Western Michigan as a student, did not play tennis

2008-09 (at Northern Illinois)

  • Recorded a combined 13-12 singles record, with an 11-14 mark in doubles competition
  • Ended the season on a tear, recording five-consecutive singles wins, including both matches of the 2009 Mid-American Conference Championships
  • Played the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions
  • Went 3-2 in MAC singles matches, tied for the best individual record among Huskie starters
  • Saw action in all three doubles positions
  • Teamed with Shaun Stewart to post an 8-7 win over Peter Marrack and Michael Koval from No. 31 Wisconsin, on Jan. 31, 2009
  • During the fall season, posted a 4-4 singles record, with a 5-4 doubles mark
  • Won the Flight "D" singles finals match at the Ball State Invitational, collecting his first-four collegiate singles victories
  • Along with teammate Matt Hansen, advanced to the doubles semifinals of the Drake Fall Invitational.
High School
  • Posted a 22-7 singles record as a senior at West Ottawa
  • Ranked No. 8 in Michigan's Class of 2008
  • National ranking jumped from No. 510 to No. 298 in the 2008 calendar year.

Personal

  • Major is health services, with a 3.77 GPA
  • Son of Kelly and Christi VanderPloeg
  • Honor Roll student
  • Born June 12, 1990

 

VanderPloeg's Career Statistics

Year Singles Doubles Overall
2008-09 (at NIU) 13-12 11-14 24-26
2010-11 (at WMU) 17-4 12-5 29-9
2011-12 (at WMU) 26-11 30-10 56-21
2012-13 (at WMU) 22-14 19-20 41-34
Overall 78-41 72-49
150-90
at WMU 65-29 61-35 126-64
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