University of Iowa Athletics

Nikita Zotov

Height 6-2
Class Sr.
Hometown Moscow, Russia
High School A.M. Gorky Secondary School No. 204

2011 Spring — competed at No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 positions… compiled 6-13 dual match record to finish the season with a 9-20 record… 2-7 during Big Ten play… topped Ohio State’s Balazs Novak, ranked No. 116, on March 25… competed at No. 2 and 3 spots in doubles… went 0-1 with both Austen Kauss and Jonas Dierckx at the No. 2 spot… went 4-4 (0-1 Big Ten) in dual match play when teamed with Garret Dunn… letterwinner

2010 Fall — Competed in four tournaments…3-7 overall singles record…victory in Flight A consolations at Northwestern Invitational…two consecutive wins at the Big Ten Indoor Championships…3-3 overall doubles record…one doubles win with Marc Bruche at Purdue Fall Invitational…two doubles wins with Garrett Dunn at Big Ten Indoor Championships.

2010 Spring — Finished 5-19 in singles competition… competed at No. 2 (5-17) and No. 3 (0-2) positions… went 8-12 in doubles competition… finished 5-8 at No. 1 position with Marc Bruche and 3-4 at No. 3 position with Garret Dunn… letterwinner.

2009 Fall — Competed in three tournaments… compiled 3-5 singles record… posted 3-4 doubles record, competing with Marc Bruche (1-2) and Austen Kauss (2-2).

2009 Spring — Competed at #2 and #3 singles positions… finished 7-13 overall (5-6 at #2, 2-7 at #3)… went 9-9 in doubles competition… teamed up with Christian Bierich to finish 9-8… duo was ranked as high as 31st nationally… the pair defeated three nationally-ranked doubles opponents… letterwinner.

High School — Ranked as high as sixth in ETA-U14 rankings and No. 49 in ITF rankings… won six ITF tournaments in singles and doubles, reaching finals two times and semifinals nine times… won 2008 Russian Team Nationals with CSKA Moscow… in 2007, won doubles championship at 18th Mitsubishi-Lancer International Juniors Championships… competed in main draw of the 2007 Junior Wimbledon… in 2007, placed first in doubles competition at 14th Slovak Junior Indoor Tournament and at LaVie Sports Junior Cup Villach… in 2006, placed first in doubles at Smash International Junior Championships, advanced to quarterfinals of 29th International Casablanca Junior Cup and won 5th UAE ITF Junior Championships of Dubai.

Personal — Born January 26, 1989… parents are Alexey and Tatiana… pre-business major.

Season (Singles) #2 #3 #4 #5 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2008-09 5-6 2-8 2-8 7-14 7-14 .333
Career 14-30 3-14 0-2 1-0 5-24 18-46 6-12 24-58 .293
Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2008-09 9-8 0-1 1-7 9-9 9-9 .500
Career 14-16 0-4 7-7 5-14 21-27 7-9 28-36 .438