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Patrick Kawka Staff Bio | Graduate Student Assistant

Patrick Kawka
Department
Men's Tennis

Personal

  • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Son of Mark and Elizabeth Kawka, who moved to the United States from Poland in the 1980's
  • Youngest of three children- two older sisters (Monika and Veronica)
  • Father coached him in tennis until he was 14

Education

  • Brigham Young University (2010-13, 2015-16)
  • Majoring in geography

Playing Career:

  • Owns the best singles record at BYU, going 85-27 (75.8%)
  • Eighth on BYU's total wins list
  • Played a year on the professional tour
  • Took second at the ITA Mountain Regionals in 2010 with partner Evan Urbina
  • Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year in 2011
  • Moutain Region Rookie of the Year in 2011
  • Ranked as high as No. 44 nationally
  • Played in the No. 4 singles spot and the No. 1 doubles spot as a Freshman
  • WCC Singles Player of the Year in 2013
  • WCC Doubles Player of the Year in 2013 with partner Francis Sargeant

Coaching Career

  • PTR certified high performance tennis coach- has coached players ranked as high as No. 1 nationally 
  • Coached at the No Quit Tennis Academy in Vegas and had players that were ranked as high as No. 1 nationally
  • Also coached at the Darling Tennis Center and sent players to USC, TCU and Boise State University
Patrick Kawka

My parents are from Warsaw, Poland. They moved to the United States in the early 80's to provide me and my two older sisters a better life and more opportunities. I have two older sisters, Monika and Veronica. They both grew up playing tennis as well. My dad was my coach until I was about 14. He then found it difficult to play the father role as well as being my coach. My parents are now retired and have moved back to Warsaw to live out and enjoy the rest of their life with our other family members. 

I was homeschooled for high school in order to have plenty of time to spend on my tennis. I played for BYU for 3 years and left school to attempt the professional tour. I played for about a year. I am now back at school to finish my Geography major. 
 

I played number 4 singles and number 1 doubles as a freshman here at BYU. I took second place at the regional with my partner Evan Urbina who is now the assistant at Air Force Academy. I am 8th on the total wins record for BYU. I have the best singles winning percentage ever at BYU with 85 wins and 27 losses (.758%). I have the second best doubles winning percentage with my partner Georgy Batrakov. I achieved Freshman of the year in the Mountain West Conference. I was ranked 88 in the NCAA as a freshman. Mountain region rookie of the year in 2010. Ranked 44 in the NCAA as a sophomore. West Coast Conference player of the month in January and April. All WCC first team honors in singles and doubles. Singles player of the year in the Mountain Region. Doubles team of the year in the Mountain Region with partner Francis Sargeant. 

Coached at the No Quit Tennis Academy in Las Vegas. Had players that were ranked as high as #1 in the country. Also coached at the Darling Tennis Center where we had players go to USC, TCU and Boise State University. Players ranked as high as #1 in my high performance tennis program. PTR certified high performance tennis coach.