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Thai-Son Kwiatkowski

Charlotte, N.C.
USTA Player Development
High School
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

2016-17 SEASON – ITA National Team Indoor Champions, NCAA Team Champions
• 2017 NCAA Men’s Singles Champion
– downing UNC’s William Blumberg 6-4 7-6(5) in the final to win the fourth singles title in program history
• 2018 NCAA Top 10 Award winner, just the sixth the sixth Virginia student-athlete to earn the award [joining Peggy Boutilier (1999) – lacrosse and field hockey, Tiki Barber (1997) – football, Michael Fisher (1997) – soccer, James Dombrowski (1986) – football, Richard Giusto (1983) – lacrosse], earning this prestigious honor
• ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, only the second student-athlete in ACC history to earn back-to-back Scholar Athlete of the Year honors in men’s tennis, joining Dominic Inglot in 2008-09
• Was also named the Virginia Athletic Department’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second straight year
• Singles All-American, his third time earning the honor
• All-ACC First Team, his fourth all-conference honor but his first time being voted to the first team
• ITA Atlantic Region Senior Player of the Year
• NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 2 Doubles
• ITA Indoors All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Singles and No. 2 Doubles)
• ITA Scholar-Athlete
• Repeated as the VaSID State Player of the Year
• Four time member of the All-ACC Academic Team
• Finished his career ranked fourth in program history in total singles wins (136), sixth in singles dual match wins (91), first in ACC singles wins (41), seventh in dual match doubles wins (80) and eighth in combined singles and doubles wind (234)
• ACC Player of the Week (April 18) after leading the Cavaliers to a 2-0 weekend with wins over No. 18 GT and BC. He defeated No. 5 Christopher Eubanks (GT) in a singles battle, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6), winning both sets in tiebreakers. He also won the deciding doubles match to clinch the point for UVA vs. GT as well as collecting a doubles win against the Eagles.
• Preseason ITA singles ranking of No. 4; started the spring season ranked No. 39
• Won the American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open to start the fall season
• Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the singles main draw of the $50,000 Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger (Oct. 31)
• Won his first professional singles title at the Mayaguez $10,000 Pro Futures tournament in Puerto Rico (Dec. 24)
• 2016 year-end ATP singles ranking of 675 and 534 in doubles; moved up to career-best ATP rankings of 545 in singles and 460 in doubles in April and May
• Advanced to the second round of singles in the main draw of the $25,000 Los Angeles Futures tournament (Jan. 7)
• Won the doubles title at the Toulouse $15,000 Pro Futures Tournament in Toulouse, France (March 10)
• Advanced through qualifying to reach the quarterfinals of the singles main draw in the Toulouse $15,000 Pro Futures Tournament (March 10)

• Moved up to then-career-high ATP singles ranking of 669 (7/11) and 534 doubles ranking (7/11)
• Won his first professional title, partnering with Mac Styslinger to win the ITF $25,000 Charlottesville Futures doubles championship (June 11), advancing to the semis in singles
• Won his second professional title the next week, capturing the doubles crown at the ITF $25,000 Winston-Salem Futures, playing alongside Illinois’ Jared Hiltzik
• Competed in qulaifying for US Open singles tournament, winning his first set over No. 161 Henri Laaksonen, 6-2, but fell in three sets
• Advanced to the semifinals in singles of the Hyvinkaa Futures Tournament in Finland (Aug. 13)
• Fell in the doubles final of the Kaarina Futures Tournament in Finland while advancing to the quarterfinals in singles (Aug. 6)
• Advanced to the Round of 16 in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles of the Binghampton Challenger (July 24)
• Advanced to back-to-back semifinals in both singles and doubles at the Rochester and Pittsburgh Futures tournaments (June 26-July 3)

2015-16 SEASON – NCAA Team Champions
• ITA Singles All-American
• NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player
• All-ACC Second Team
• NCAA Singles Tournament selection, advancing to the quarterfinals
• NCAA Doubles Tournament selection, falling in the first round
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (No. 3 Singles)
• 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• Recipient of Virginia’s ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor, which is based on academic excellence and athletic performance
• Won the singles and doubles titles at the ITA All-American, the first player since 2009 and fourth in the history of the ITA Men’s All-American to win both titles in the same year, in Tulsa at the Case Tennis Center (Oct. 12)
• All-ACC Academic Team
• ITA Scholar-Athlete
• VaSid Men’s Tennis Virginia State Player of the Year and first team singles and doubles
• 39-8 singles record, including a 17-1 mark at No. 3
• 28-9 in doubles including a 21-5 record at No. 2
• Went 5-0 in singles during the NCAA Tournament
• Ranked in the top-10 in singles all season and was ranked in the top-10 of doubles from January 5- April 18
• Was ranked No. 8 in singles the fall, was No. 2 to start the spring (Jan. 5) and finished the year at No. 7
•  In doubles, was No. 13 in the fall, starting the spring at No. 5 (Jan. 5), rising as high as No. 4 (Feb. 10), finishing the season at No. 19
• Logged his 100th career singles victory in the NCAA Championship final, downing Oklahoma’s Spencer Papa 6-4, 6-4
• Won the Blue Singles Draw at the UVA Ranked 1+1 fall tournament (Sept. 20)
• Advanced to the semifinals at the American Collegiate Invitational (Sept. 11)
• Went 12-1 in singles in collegiate tournaments in the fall
• Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw at L.A. Futures (Jan. 9) and Long Beach Futures (Jan. 13) Tournaments
• Advanced to the semifinals in doubles at the L.A. Futures (Jan. 9)
• Preseason No. 8 singles ranking; started the spring season ranked No. 2
• Preseason No. 13 doubles ranking with partner Mac Styslinger; started the spring season ranked No. 5

2014-15 SEASON – NCAA Team Champions
• ITA Singles All-American
• NCAA Singles Championship semifinalist
• Earned No. 1 national singles ranking in February
• 2nd Team All-ACC
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (No. 2 doubles)
• Ended the season ranked No. 12 in singles and No. 40 in doubles
• Tied UVa single-season school record with 44 singles wins
• Posted a 44-8 singles record and a 28-5 doubles record
• ITA All-American Championships Semifinalist
• ITA National Indoor Championships Quarterfinalist
• Won singles flight at UVa Ranked+1 Invitational
• ACC Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 SEASON
• ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year
• VaSID State Freshman of the Year
• 3rd Team All-ACC
• Ranked as high as No. 112 nationally in singles
• Posted a 20-1 singles record in dual match play
• Missed fall season due to injury

• No. 1 player in the class of 2013 by
• Ranked as high as No. 13 in ITF world junior rankings
• Played the US Open juniors three times
• 2012 Junior Wimbledon round of 16
• 2012 Orange Bowl semifinalist
• Played the 2013 Junior Australian Open

• Son of Wendi and Tim Kwiatkowski
• Has a younger brother, Liem
• Both parents are UVA alumni
• Major: Commerce


Singles Doubles
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
2013-14 20-1 20-1 11-0 11-4 11-4 4-2
2014-15 44-8 23-4 11-1 28-5 22-2 9-1
2015-16 39-8 24-6 9-2 28-9 21-5 9-2
2016-17 33-7 24-5 10-2 28-3 26-2 8-1
Career 136-24 91-16 41-5 95-21 80-13 30-6