University of Iowa Athletics

Marc Bruche

Height 5-9
Class Jr.
Hometown Hoelsbrunn, Germany
High School Baylor

2011 Fall – Became first player in program history to reach ITA All-American singles main draw…defeated three opponents in qualifying of ITA All-American, two of which were nationally ranked…named Big Ten Men’s Tennis Co-Athlete of the Week on Oct. 6th…won three straight doubles matches with Will Vasos to reach main draw finals of Baylor-HEB Invitational…earned doubles win with Vasos at Big Ten Indoor Championships…finished season 3-4 in singles…finished season 4-3 in doubles, all with Vasos…nationally ranked in doubles and singles throughout fall season.

2011 Spring — competed at No. 1 position… second team all-Big Ten selection… went 11-10 in dual match play to finish the season 20-13 overall… 3-7 in Big Ten play… topped No. 122 Maricio Ballivan of Drake on Feb. 23… posted a victory against Purdue’s Szymon Tatarczyk at 2011 Big Ten Championships in Iowa’s only postseason match… competed at No. 1 doubles position, teaming with Will Vasos and Jonas Dierckx… posted 13-6 (6-4 Big Ten) record playing with Vasos and a 1-1 record with Dierckx… Academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner

2010 Fall — Competed in four tournaments…notched a team-high nine singles victories…recorded five consecutive singles wins…went 4-0 at Northwestern Invitational to claim the Flight A singles titles…defeated Northwestern’s Sidarth Balaji 7-6 (2), 7-5 in finals match…won three straight singles matches at Purdue Fall Invitational to reach finals match…earned win in D’Novo ITA All-American Tournament…earned win in ITA Central Region Championships in Flight A first round…9-3 overall record…two doubles victories…victory with Nikita Zotov in Flight A doubles first round at Purdue Fall Invitational…victory with Jonas Dierckx in Flight A doubles first round at Northwestern Invitational.

2010 Spring — Competed at No. 1 singles in every match… finished 11-11 in singles play, defeating two nationally ranked opponents… was ranked as high as 15th in ITA Central Regional rankings… compiled doubles record of 8-16, competing at all three positions… finished 5-8 at No. 1 doubles with Nikita Zotov, 3-7 at No. 2 doubles with Tom Mroziewicz and 0-1 at No. 3 position with Patrick Dwyer… defeated one nationally ranked opponent… earned the Outstanding Newcomer award… letterwinner.

2009 Fall — Competed in three tournaments… recorded first career Hawkeye victory over Chikara Kidera of Southern Illinois at the ITA Regionals… advanced to round of 16 at Big Ten Singles Tournament… went 5-4 overall in singles competition… compiled doubles record of 2-4 overall, finishing 1-2 with Nikita Zotov and 1-2 with Reinoud Haal.

2008-09 at Baylor — Member of Baylor team that was crowned Big 12 regular season and tournament champions… team also advanced to round of 16 at NCAA Tournament… named to Big 12 Commissioner’s honor roll for fall semester… finished 4-3 in singles competition and 1-2 in doubles competition during fall season… finished 3-2 in dual singles, competing at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles… compiled record of 5-5 in dual doubles, competing at all three positions.

High School — Ranked No. 5 in Germany Under-18… was a three-time ITF quarterfinalist… winner of Bradenburg in 2005… 2004 German doubles champion… three-time semifinalist (’03, ’04, ’05) in the Bavarian Championships… winner of Bromnenberg Open Senior Tournament in 2004… was 2003 German Champion with Team Bavaria.

Personal — Born March 16, 1988 in Augsburg, Germany… mother is Heidi Bruche and uncle is Herman Abel… has one sister (Yvonne) and two brothers (Markus and Christian)… business major.

Season (Singles) #1 #4 #5 #6 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2008-09 (Baylor) 2-0 1-0 0-2 3-2 4-3 7-5 .583
Career 22-21 2-0 1-0 0-2 7-13 25-23 18-10 43-33 .566
Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2008-09 (Baylor) 1-0 4-4 0-1 5-5 1-2 6-7 .461
Career 20-15 7-11 0-2 9-11 27-28 5-9 32-37 .464