Matt Cox
Matt Cox
Birth Date: 08/08/1979
Height: 6-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
High School: Brophy College Prep
College: 4V
AS A JUNIOR IN 1999-2000: Clinched SCU's first-ever victory over a nationally-ranked team by defeated Andrew Styperek and the 24th-ranked Harvard... won 16 singles matches last year, finishing with 10 losses... won nine of his last 10 singles outings... also beat Pacific's Tobias Abrahamson in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4... had best win of the season in the finals of the WCC Tournament, topping Pepperdine's Chase Exxon... went 7-9 in doubles with Eric bachelor at the No. 2 spot... a chronic sore shoulder limited playing time.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1998-99: Finished with a 9-15 singles record and a 16-9 mark as part of the No. 2 doubles squad... found his most singles success in the No. 3 hole, posting a 6-3 record... had a straight-set victory over San Diego's Stephen Taylor (6-3, 6-3)... enjoyed a 5-2 run from Feb. 17-Mar. 4... was 9-10 after a win on Apr. 7, but lost his last five singles matches of the season... earned the nod in the No. 2 position in a WCC Championship match against San Diego, taking Mattias Tangeford to three sets before falling 2-6, 6-4, 6-4... found success in doubles, teaming with Eric Bachelor to go 1-1 as the top squad and 14-6 out of the two slot... after recording a pair of five-match win streaks earlier in the season, the Bachelor-Cox duo was bumped to the top spot for the final two matches of the WCC Championships... lost 6-8 to San Diego but rebounded with a 9-7 win defeat of Portland.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 1997-98: Tied a school record for most singles victories in a season with 20... finished the season with a 20-10 (.667) record... posted a 15-7 (.682) record in dual matches from the No. 4 position... teamed with Lars Nelson to form Santa Clara's No. 2 doubles team... the Cox-Nelson team finished 16-10, finishing one victory shy of tying a school single-season record for most doubles wins.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz... played under head coach Bill Woods... compiled a four-year singles record of 48-3 and a 48-2 mark in doubles... was 24-1 in singles as a senior...led team to two state championships his junior and senior years as the team went undefeated... was the Southwest Tennis Association's top-ranked junior player in 1997... was the recipient of the scholar-athlete award at Brophy Prep... a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Paul Cox... born August 8, 1979 in Phoenix, Ariz... parents are Jim and Luisa Cox... has one brother, Chris, 28... majoring in finance... enjoys playing the guitar and participates in intramural softball.

Cox's Career Statistics