Dominik Kaufhold Athlete Profile

Dominik Kaufhold

Dominik Kaufhold
Height: 6-5 Weight: 190 Roster Years: 2003-2007 Hometown: Breitscheid, Germany

Personal

  • Looks up to Dirk Nowitizki and Roger Federer
  • Favorite part of playing tennis is being responsible for your own game

Before BYU

  • Top German junior (2003)
  • Beat 80th ranked German player during the summer of 2003

Stats

 

Year Singles Doubles
2003-2004 4-10 7-10
2004-2005 19-8 23-12
2005-2006 18-16 21-12
Career 41-34 51-34


2003-2004 | Freshman Year

  • Arrived mid-season last year from Germany
  • Helped boost the team with key conference win
  • Posted a 7-10 doubles record

2004-2005 | Sophomore Year

  • Kaufhold added much needed depth to the squad
  • Played a majority of the season at No. 6 singles
  • Preserved BYU's perfect home record with his big win over the University of Denver
  • Was named, along with teamate James Ludlow, to the All-MWC doubles team
  • The German posted a 19-8 singles record and a 23-12 doubles record

2005-2006 | Junior Year

  • Selected to compete in the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships where he went 1-1 in doubles with partner James Ludlow
  • Scored a match-clinching win for BYU against No. 58 UNLV after coming back from an Achilles tendon injury sustained the day before against Utah. Kaufhold played through the pain and served himself to a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Elliot Wronski to give the Cougars the 5-2 match win
  • Named MWC Player of the Week after going 5-1 at the Corpus Christi Invitational
  • Overall 18-16 record in singles and regular season 16-9 in doubles, including a 12-8 record with partner Ivan Kokurin
  • All-MWC in singes and doubles
  • 2005 Student Athlete Academic Center Scholar Athlete

2006-2007 | Senior Year

  • Compiled 6-2 singles and 6-2 doubles (with James Ludlow) records during the fall season
  • Was invited to participate in the Polo Ralph Lauren Mens All-American Championships in both singles and doubles where he went 1-1 in singles and 0-1 in doubles
  • Named team captain at the start of the spring season
  • Competed most of the spring season at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles
  • In dual matches aggravated a foot injury, yet still beat Nejc Smole of No. 60 Denver
  • At No. 2 singles in doubles competition, beat the team of Dickhardt and Groh of SDSU once in the regular season when the Aztec duo was ranked No. 14 in the nation, and again in the MWC tournament they were ranked No. 22
  • Finished the season with a spring singles record of 12-12 and a doubles record of 12-12
  • Tallied a 19-14 overall singles record and an 18-14 overall doubles record
  • Received All-MWC honors in doubles competition
  • Received the Doug & Joy Heiner Endowed Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Achievement
  • Received a Coachs Award for his leadership and defining what it means to be a scholar-athlete