Kriegler Brink
Kriegler Brink

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gauteng, South Africa

High School:
Hoerskool Stellenbosch High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 162

Experience:
3L

Plays:
Left-Handed


• All-MWC Singles Team (2008)
• All-MWC Doubles Team (2007, 2008)

FALL 2008 (SENIOR)

Went 6-4 in singles and 3-1 in doubles matches duing the fall... earned a three-set win over No. 92 Nicholas Delgado (Virginia Tech), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, in the second round of the qualifying draw of the D'Novo All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., before dropping out of the tournament the following round... reached the main doubles draw with partner Zach Nichols before falling in the opening round... advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA South Central Regional Championships before being eliminated by Rice's Cristoph Muller... also reached the Round of 16 in doubles with Nichols before bowing out of the competition.

2007-08 (JUNIOR)
Led the team with a 32-7 overall singles record and a 23-3 mark in dual play at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions... winning percentage of .821 ranks fifth all-time in TCU history... named to the All-MWC Singles Team after posting a 5-1 mark... began the season with a 16-0 record... clinched the match against No. 31 Texas Tech for a 4-3 TCU victory... sealed TCU's victory over New Mexico, with the final game going to 14 points, as the Frogs claimed the MWC Tournament Championship... two-time MWC Men's Tennis Player of the Week selection... earned All-MWC honors in doubles play for the second consecutive year with Cosmin Cotet... duo posted a 14-6 dual record and a 3-1 mark in league play... reached as high as No. 14 in the national rankings... earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Doubles Championships... fell just short of an upset of the No. 3-seeded duo from Miami in the opening round... tallied an 18-9 overall dual doubles record... led the Frogs with a 9-4 singles record in the fall... won four matches at the Polo Ralph Lauren/ITA All-American Championships... tallied four victories to advance to the quarterfinals at the Wilson/ITA South Central Regional Championships... recorded consecutive straight sets wins over Attila Bucko of Baylor, No. 81 Ralph Knupfer of Rice, and No. 93 Sinisa Markovic of Texas Tech... teamed up with Cosmin Cotet for a 2-1 doubles mark... TCU duo advanced to the quarterfinals of the Polo Ralph Lauren/ITA All-American Championships after defeating Drake's No. 35 ranked duo of Pavic and Zirkin and the Illinois tandem of Davis and Rowe... Brink and Cotet earned a preseason doubles ranking of No. 22.

2006-07 (SOPHOMORE)
Compiled an 11-8 dual match singles record... played primarily at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions... notched the only Horned Frog victory at No. 20 LSU with a straight sets win over Colt Gaston... defeated his first ranked opponent of his career with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over SMU's Federico Murgier (No. 125)... recorded the only TCU singles win at No. 10 Oklahoma State with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory over No. 105 Daniel Byrnes... went 5-2 in MWC singles action... teamed up with Cosmin Cotet to notch a 16-4 doubles record... the tandem received their highest national ranking of No. 23 on March 20... duo garnered All-MWC doubles honors... ended the season ranked No. 44 in doubles play... tallied a 6-3 singles record in the fall... defeated No. 125 Filip Kanszcula of Lamar at the Baylor HEB Intercollegiate... recorded two wins in the Ralph Lauren Polo All-American Tennis Championships... knocked off Marquette's Mark Rutherford 6-3, 6-4 and Tennessee's Kiril Tcherveniachki 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-3... made a run in the Wilson/ITA South Central Regional Championship, winning three straight matches, including an upset of the tournament's No. 10 seed Denes Lukacs of Baylor 2-6, 6-2, 7-5... named TCU Male Athlete of the Week on Sept. 24 for his efforts at the Baylor HEB Intercollegiate.

2005-06 (FRESHMAN)
Set a mark of 7-6 in singles play for the spring season... defeated Martel Campbell of LSU 7-6, 6-3 on Feb. 26... recorded an opening round victory in the Mountain West Conference Championship against Ryan White of Air Force 6-1, 6-1... slated a record of 19-7 in doubles action... played the majority of the matches with Jacopo Tezza, setting a mark of 17-5... put together three impressive consecutive victories, starting with a win over Will Ward and Matt Brown of Baylor 8-6... defeated Conor Pollock and Marcus Lunt of Texas A&M 9-8(4) on March 22... took a win over Richard Johnson and Omar Altmann of eventual champion Pepperdine 8-2 on March 24... strung together seven consecutive wins to open conference play... recorded a win over Oscar Plotnik and Chris Coetzee of San Diego 8-3 in the opening round of the NCAA Championships.

PRIOR TO TCU
Kriegler Brink is a former No. 1 ranked junior in South Africa...Has competeted on the junior circuit since 2002...Knocked off Brice Mukunzi (RWA) 6-0, 6-0 at the PIC Pretoria Junior ITF Qualifying Draw in July 2002...Posted an impressive victory versus Euclides Martins (MOZ) at the ITF South/Central African Junior Circuit...Advanced to the round of 16 in the 2003 International Junior Tournament of South Africa in April 2003...Defeated Phenyo Matong (BOT) 6-2, 6-3...Fell in a tough match to David North (RSA) 6-7(4), 6-3, 4-6...Appeared in the round of 32 at the 2003 South African Junior ITF Tournament II...Recorded a convincing victory over Martin Redelinghuis (RSA) 6-0, 6-2 in the round of 64...Played his way to a round of 16 match at the 2004 PIC Pretoria Junior ITF Tournament...After a first-round bye, defeated the likes of Lofo Ramiaramanan (MAD) 6-0, 6-1 in the round of 32...Made his way to the quarterfinals at the 2004 PIC Pretoria Junior ITF Tournament...Took a straight-sets victory over Christian Vitulli (KEN) 6-4, 6-3...Followed with a strong win over Billy Timu (CAN) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the round of 32...Continued through the tournament by dispatching Charl Wolmarans (RSA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the round of 16...Saw his tournament run come to an end at the hands of Thomas Liversage (RSA) 2-6, 4-6...Delivered another strong tournament run at the SATPC Junior ITF Tournament...Defeated Raoslaw Dektar (CAN) 6-1, 6-3 in the opening round...Recovered from an 0-1 set deficit to defeat Bradwin Williams (RSA) 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2...Made short work of Phenyo Matong (BOT) 6-3, 6-0 to advance to the quarterfinal round...Again saw his tournament run end in the quarterfinals with a loss to Myles Blake (GBR) 5-7, 7-6(3), 1-6...Brink is also a strong doubles player...Partnered with Christiaan Coetzee (RSA) in the 2002 ITF South/Central African Junior Circuit...Defeated the team of Lephuthing (RSA)/Matong (BOT) 6-2, 7-5 to move to the round of 16...Advanced through the round of 16 to the quarterfinals...Fell to Idoko (NGR)/Shehu (NGR) 4-6, 5-7 in the quarterfinals...Again partnered with Coetzee, made a semifinals appearance at the 2002 ITF South/Central Africa Circuit...Defeated Kelebeile (BOT)/ Tlhankane (BOT) 6-1, 6-1...Took three sets (2-6, 7-6, 7-5) to knock off the tandem of Chikhladze (GEO)/Nagel (RSA) in the round of 16...Advanced to the semifinals with a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 victory over Akomlo (TOG)/Didavi (BEN)...Suffered a 5-7, 7-5, 3-6 setback to Idoko (NGR)/Shehu (NGR) in the semis...Paired with Derek Drabble (RSA) to compete in the 2002 ITF South and Central Africa Junior Circuit...Earned a first round bye...Won in three sets over Fourie (NAM)/Strydom (NAM)...Ousted in the quarterfinals by the tandem of Berry (RSA)/Linde (RSA) 6-4, 1-6, 2-6...Rejoined Coetzee to compete in the 2003 International Junior Tournament of South Africa...Defeated Obaray (RSA)/Spangerberg (RSA) 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals...Teamed with Thomas Liverage (RSA) at the 2004 PIC Pretoria Junior ITF Tournament...Demolished Andersen (RSA)/ Baptiste (RSA) 6-1, 6-1 in the round of 32...Played alongside Tucker Vorster (RSA) at the 2004 SATPC Junior ITF Tournament...Prevailed 6-4, 6-1 over Fernandes (RSA)/Van Der Merwe (RSA) in the opening round...Scored a 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-0 triumph over Blake (GBR)/Singh (IND) to move to the quarterfinal round...Concluded the tournament with a 6-3, 2-6, 4-6 loss to Vitulli (KEN)/Williams (RSA).

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Hoerskodl Stellenbosch...Did not lose a set in a singles or doubles match during his high school career...Has maintained an ATP singles rank for two years...Former No. 1 ranked junior in South Africa...Spent time in France training and playing in tournaments.

PERSONAL
Kriegler Brink is the son of Johannes Daniel and Irma Brink...Enjoys listening to music...Hopes to play on the pro tour after graduation.

CAREER STATISTICS

Singles Doubles
Season Dual Overall Dual Overall
Spring 2006 7-6 7-6 20-6 20-6
2006-07 11-8 18-13 17-4 19-6
2007-08 23-3 32-7 18-8 20-11

Fall 2008 -- 6-4 -- 6-4
Totals 41-17 63-30 55-18 64-28


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