Patrick Kawka Athlete Profile

Patrick Kawka

Height: 5-11 Weight: 150 Roster Years: 2010-2013 Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Last School: Odyssey High School

Personal

  • Son of Mark and Elizabeth Kawka
  • Has two sisters
  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Decided to come to BYU because of its great academics and tennis team
  • Nationally ranked Call of Duty player

Before BYU

  • Ranked No. 1 high school player in Nevada while playing for Odyssey High School
  • Finished third in singles and first in doubles in the Hawaii National Level 2

Stats

Year Singles Doubles
2010-11 31-9 23-15
2011-12 27-12 27-10
2012-13 27-6 19-7
Career 85-27 69-32


2010-2011 | Freshman Year

  • Put up a 12-4 singles record in fall play with a four-game winning streak
  • Defeated UCLA's Daniel Kosakowski, who was seeded No.2 in the tournament and ranked No. 5 nationally as a junior player
  • Played in the ITA All-American Invitational with doubles partner Thomas Shubert
  • Went 9-3 with doubles partner Evan Urbina, recording a seven-game winning streak
  • Played in the Mountain Region doubles final against teammates Thomas Shubert and Spencer Smith
  • Took the Utah Invitational doubles title with Evan Urbina
  • Ranked No. 88 nationally in singles at the start of the spring season
  • Put up the Cougars' first singles point against No. 52 San Diego State
  • Secured the doubles point for BYU against San Diego State with partner Evan Urbina
  • Secured the doubles point for BYU and clinched the match for BYU with a singles match against Boise State
  • Ranked as high as No. 88 nationally
  • Finished the season ranked No. 112 in singles
  • Recorded 22 doubles wins with Urbina
  • Secured the win for BYU against TCU during regular season play
  • Named MWC Freshman of the Year and Mountain Region Rookie of the Year
  • Finished with 31 singles wins
  • Earned MWC Player of the Week for his performance in the MWC Championships final against TCU
  • Finished the season No. 13 in the Mountain Region and No. 6 in doubles with Evan Urbina
  • Finished the season No. 107 in the nation

2011-2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Ranked No. 53 nationally in singles in the preseason
  • Reached the singles final of the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships and advanced to the doubles semifinals with Georgy Batrakov but did not compete due to BYU's policy of not playing on Sunday
  • Posted an 11-5 record during the fall
  • Ranked No. 44 nationally in singles to start the spring season
  • Topped No. 75 Matt Kandath of No. 9 Stanford on Feb. 10
  • Went 6-0 in singles during the month of February
  • Defeated No. 6 Alex Llompart and Finn Tearney of No. 7 Pepperdine April 21
  • Had a team-best 26-9 doubles record with Georgy Batrakov at the No. 1 doubles position
  • Had the second most singles wins with 27
  • Named to the All-WCC Second Team Doubles

2012-2013 | Junior Year

  • Won the singles final at the Utah Fall Tennis Classic
  • Won the doubles final at the Utah Fall Tennis Classic with partner Keaton Cullimore
  • Defeated No. 44 Winston Lin from Columbia 6-0, 6-4 on Jan. 21.
  • Named to Pre-Season All-WCC team
  • Named WCC Player of the Month in January and April
  • Beat Santa Clara's No. 65 John Lamble 7-6(0), 6-3 on Feb. 9
  • Topped No. 47 Enej Bonin from Denver 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-0
  • Earned All-WCC First Team honors in both singles and doubles
  • Upset No. 8 Sebastian Fanselow from Pepperdine on April 27
  • Defeated Boise State's No. 29 Andrew Bettles in straight sets
  • No. 1 all-time with a 0.758 singles win percentage
  • No. 7 all-time in career singles victories with 85
  • Named Singles Player of the Year in the Mountain Region
  • Voted Doubles Team of the Year in the Mountain Region with teammate Francis Sargeant