Daniel Scholten
Daniel Scholten


Wesel, Germany

High School:
Kenrad-Duden Gymnasium

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185




JUNIOR (FALL 2003): Had a very productive fall for the Horned Frogs, winning the second-most singles matches of any TCUer...Won his first match of the fall against Johnny Berrido of Louisville, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, at the adidas Invitational in Peachtree City, Ga., Sept. 26...Was halted in his next contest with Matt Scott of Notre Dame in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1...Picked up his second win by downing Mike Goodman of Wisconsin, 6-2, 6-1, in the consolation draw before exiting the tourney with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to another member of the Fighting Irish, Barry King...Dominated the Texas-Arlington Invitational with four straight wins...His first came at the expense of Nathan McGregor of UTA, 6-2, 6-4...Scholten's next victim was Texas-Pan American's Jeremy Salvo, 6-4, 6-2...Ondrej Fukala of Oklahoma provided Scholten with win No. 5 of the fall by a 6-2, 7-5 count...Only played one match at the ITA South Central Regional Championships in Fort Worth, falling to Shawn Ellison of Louisiana-Lafayette in three sets, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3...Scholten withdrew from the tournament after that with an injury...His final stop of the fall was College Station for the Texas A&M Invitational over Nov. 7-9...Was the only member of TCU's squad to pick up any singles victories at the event...His first was against Cory Ross of LSU, 6-4, 6-4...Bryan Wooten from the host institution gave Scholten his final conquest of the fall, 6-4, 0-6, (10-5)...Ended the season with a 7-3 singles record...Saw limited doubles play, going 2-2...Had a variety of partners, playing with Jacob Martin, Alex Menichini and Jacopo Tezza...Won one match each with Martin and Menichini.

SOPHOMORE (2002-03): Did not see as much singles action during his sophomore year...Was used more as a doubles specialist in dual matches...Had a 4-3 record during the fall season...His most successful tournament came in September at the adidas Invitational in Peachtree City, Ga., where he reached the championship match of the Flight B singles group...Downed Ryan McBride from Arizona State in the first round, 6-3, 6-2...In the quarterfinals, Scholten was victorious over Tennessee's Rawl Martin in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1...Scholten was pitted against Duke's Ryan Heinberg in the semis...Picked up the win by scores of 7-5, 6-2...Had to face teammate Jacob Martin in the title bout, which he lost in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2...Went 5-4 in duals playing at the Nos. 4-6 positions...Was 0-2 at four, 3-2 at five and 2-0 at six singles...Used the Rice Indoors as a warm-up to the dual match season...Defeated Marko Bundalo of Colorado in the first round, 7-6, 6-1...Narrowly missed knocking off No. 59-rated Jose Zarhi of Texas in the next round, falling in three sets, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4...Claimed victory in TCU's first three contests in January...Upended Oscar Roman of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 7-5, 6-1, at five singles before disposing of Saint Louis' Sanjeev Paramanathan, 6-1, 6-2...Sandy Farquharson from Texas-Arlington gave Scholten his third dual match win, 7-6, 6-1...Went on a four-match losing skid over Feb. 2-17...Fell short to Arizona State's Chris Stewart Feb. 2 by a 6-4, 6-4 count...The nation's No. 52-ranked player, Sam Warburg of Stanford, defeated Scholten 6-3, 6-3 Feb. 8 at four singles...Almost snagged a victory against California's Steve Berke, falling in three sets, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, at the No. 4 position...Jorgen Vestli from South Alabama needed little time to beat Scholten Feb. 17 by winning 6-0, 6-3 at five...Played the No. 5 slot against East Carolina March 1 but his match did not factor into the final result...Won his last two dual singles match-ups...The first was versus Mark Weinig of Wisconsin March 15 at No. 6 singles, 6-2, 6-3...Wichita State's Angelo Manns provided Scholten with the last triumph at six, going down in straight sets, 7-5, 6-0...Alex Menichini was Scholten's most frequent partner in doubles action...The two were 1-1 at No. 1 doubles, 8-6 at the No. 2 spot and 1-0 at three doubles...Overall, he finished with 11 wins to 10 losses at two doubles...He went 13-11 in duals...With a 16-16 record in doubles, Scholten tied for the team lead in victories...Opened the dual season with a win at two doubles with Rafael Abreu over Gonzalo Figueredo and Luis Morris from A&M-Corpus Christi by a 9-8 count...The pair was victorious later in the day when they defeated Taylor Curran and Tom De Larzac from Saint Louis, 8-4...Bounced back from a loss to David Corrie and Neils Buksik of UTA to upend the Letcher brothers from Arizona State, 8-2...After losing three matches in a row, Scholten teamed up with Menichini...The tandem won its first match together against South Alabama's Clinton Jacobs and Jorgen Vestli at two doubles, 8-4...It was the first of three triumphs in a row for the combination...They disposed of East Carolina's Paulo Baumer and Nick Rose at the No. 2 hole, 8-3, and then downed Matt Mayer and Harry Walsh of Louisville by an 8-6 score...Scholten and Menichini catapulted to the top position after they suffered a 9-8 setback to Miami (Fla.)'s Shauny Hoyes and Luis Manrique...Lost the first one, 9-8, to Alex Kasarov and David Hippee of Wisconsin before registering a win against Wichita State's Carlo Contente and Leonardo Ramirez, 9-7...They nearly became a fixture at No. 2 doubles the remainder of the year beginning with a win over Eric Cohn and Ryan Mauck of SMU, 8-4...Shunsuke Shimizu and Tom Murray from Tulsa suffered the same fate as Cohn and Mauck three days later...Could not pull off a win versus Benjamin Becker and Zoltan Papp of Baylor fame, falling in an 8-3 decision...He and Menichini picked up TCU's one victory in doubles against Texas A&M at No. 3, defeating Matt Loucks and John Nallon by an 8-5 count...Hit a rough stretch by dropping three consecutive matches to teams from Rice, SMU and UAB...Scholten and Menichini won two doubles matches in the Conference USA Tournament, the first of which was against Juan Barragan and Uli Kiendl from South Florida, 8-2...Claimed TCU's only doubles victory in the title bout with Tulane...Also gave the Frogs their lone triumph in doubles in the NCAA second round versus Matias Marin and Ivor Lovrak of Baylor by an 8-5 score.

FRESHMAN (SPRING 2002): Was a late arrival to TCU, beginning his freshman year in the spring...Wasted little time announcing his presence to the college tennis world by winning the Rice Indoors over Jan. 18-20...Went on to post a 17-8 record in singles...Played the Nos. 3-6 singles positions...Was 0-1 at three, 1-2 at four, 7-2 at five and 4-3 at six singles...At the indoors in Houston, Scholten defeated Matt Gower of Texas-Pan American in his first career match, 6-1, 6-3...In the round of 16, he downed Rice's Sydney Jim, 6-1, 6-1...Plucked another Owl in the quarterfinals, Prakash Venkataraman, in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1...Advanced to the championship with a semifinal win over a third-straight foe from Rice, Ramez Qamer, by scores of 7-5, 7-5...Displayed a great deal of poise in the title bout with Roger Gubser of Texas, winning in three sets, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6...Scholten's play at the Rice Indoors earned him Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week...Kept his winning streak alive by defeating Gwinyai Chingoka of SMU Jan. 30 in three sets, 7-6, 2-6, 7-6...Helped TCU beat top-25-rated Alabama by a 5-2 count with a win over Michael Ray Pallares at six singles...Got another win Feb. 13 at No. 6 over Texas-Arlington's James Young, 6-3, 6-2...Was one of only two Horned Frogs to snag a point Feb. 16 at Tulsa...Scholten disposed of Dustin Taylor at the No. 5 hole by scores of 6-3, 6-4...Earned his first collegiate ranking Feb. 20 when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rated him 111th...Suffered his first career loss and had his nine-match unbeaten stretch snapped Feb. 23 at the hands of Mattias Westerberg from Tulane, 6-3, 6-3, at three singles...Lost his next decision as well at the No. 4 spot to Heinrich Heyl of South Alabama at the fourth position, 6-1, 6-3...Rebounded with a five singles triumph over Ryan McCarthy from Furman March 1, winning in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1...Helped the Purple and White dismantle Miami (Fla.) March 8 by making short work of Maxime LePivert at the No. 5 slot, 6-1, 6-3...Ran into a tough foe from Baylor in Armando Carrascosa March 14 in Waco...Fell 6-0, 7-5 at six singles...Pulled out a grueling three-setter with Colorado's Bryan Knepper March 18, 6-7, 6-1, 7-6...Aided TCU in picking up an important victory over Washington March 23 at the Pepperdine Shootout by defeating Dillon Ruby at six singles, 6-4, 6-1...Did not have the same result the following day against the host Waves, as he was ousted by Diego Acuna at the same position, 6-4, 6-2...Snared his first career victory versus a ranked foe March 27 when he sent No. 88 Jarin Skube of Texas A&M back to College Station with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 loss...Ran into Rice's Venkataraman again in the regular season March 30 and posted another victory at the fourth spot, 7-5, 6-0...Did not factor into TCU's 4-0 loss to Duke April 6...Fell in straights, 6-3, 6-4, at VCU April 7 to Daniel Casquero at four singles...Came out on the short end of a three-setter with SMU's Ryan Mauck April 10, 7-6, 1-6, 6-4...Got one of TCU's five points in a win against No. 21 Arkansas April 14 to end the regular season...He beat Tiago Azevedo, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 5 singles...Fell in three sets to Nadim Naser from South Florida April 20 in the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament at five, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0...Picked up his final triumph of the year in a battle for third place with Louisville at the conference tourney, defeating Alex Sivertsen, 6-2, 7-5...LSU's Sebastian Rutka dished out a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Scholten to end his season May 11...Struggled in doubles play, going 8-14...Partnered with several different Frogs...His most successful venture came with Alex Menichini, as the two went 6-2 together in dual matches at two and three doubles combined.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR: Held an ATP Tour doubles ranking...Played in the German Under-12 national championship during his days as a junior.

PERSONAL: Scholten is majoring in finance with an emphasis in real estate at TCU...Daniel Scholten, the son of Herbert and Inge Scholten, was born Feb. 12, 1980.

Scholten's Career Statistics


Spring 20020-11-27-24-312-85-017-8
Fall 20037-37-3


Spring 20020-55-53-28-120-28-14
Fall 20032-22-2


Nickname: "Scholti"
Favorite racket: Head Prestige
Favorite shot to hit for a winner: Drop shot
Favorite surface to play on: Grass
Favorite song: "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World
Favorite TV show: "Harald Schmidt Show"
Favorite class at TCU: Business law
Favorite professional men's tennis player: Patrick Rafter
Favorite professional women's tennis player: Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo
Favorite junk food: Chipotle
Favorite Coach Rivé quote: "Davo!"
Favorite sport besides tennis: Soccer
Type of player you are: Serve and volley
Languages you speak: German, English, Spanish and Dutch
Language you use on court: German
The major you'd like to win most: Wimbledon
Teammate who makes you laugh the most: Jacopo Tezza
Person who has most influenced your athletic career: My dad
Most memorable match: The German U-12 national championship
Best player you've ever faced: Guillermo Coria
One thing you wish you were better at: Bench press
Team you'd most like to see added to the schedule: Hawai'i
Place you've always wanted to visit but never had the chance: Japan
The best thing about playing tennis for TCU: The home crowds
Teammate who will be the biggest surprise in 2003-04: Jacopo Tezza

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