Bobby Rasmussen
Bobby Rasmussen
Height: 6-1
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Greenwood Village, Colo.
High School: Regis Jesuit

AS A SENIOR IN 2006-07: Had an outstanding final season as a team tri-captain ... finished the season 18-11 in singles and 20-9 in doubles, including 12-6 in dual singles and 14-6 dual doubles ... missed six doubles matches and seven singles matches with broken hand ... named All-WCC Second Team in doubles and singles ... finished career with 60-50 record, sixth all-time at SCU ... won 17 doubles matches with Macek, tied for fourth all-time for a single season ... second all-time at SCU in career doubles wins with Macek with 35 ... 52 combined doubles wins at SCU is 10th all-time ... Doubles: played with Tommy Hicks, Steven Benvenuto and Jan Macek in doubles ... lost 8-6 with Benvenuto on Oct. 6 at Bronco Classic to Kaiser and Keller of Stanford ... won consolation doubles match with Benvenuto on Oct. 8 vs. Myrhed and Gallardo of Oregon 8-6 ... lost at ITA Regionals with Benvenuto to Gallardo and Verdasco of Oregon 8-5 on Oct. 20 ... on Oct. 13, paired with Hicks to defeat Cal Poly's Berger and Meyerowitz in doubles, 8-0 at Bulldog Classic ... beat Brown and Ozurovich of San Diego 8-3 on Oct. 14 to reach semifinals of Bulldog Classic ... had outstanding spring with Macek in doubles, going 17-6, 14-6 in duals and 3-0 at the Aztec Invitational ... clinched seven doubles points with Macek ... had seven-match win streak with Macek from Feb. 4-19 and went 7-1 in Feb. ... nine matches at No. 2, 10 at No. 1 and one at No. 3 with Macek ... started winning streak with on Feb. 4 by defeating UC Irvine's Andrei Radulescu and Alex Sundling 8-4 at No. 2 ... clinched doubles vs. Arizona on Feb. 10 vs. Zimmer and Romic 9-8 (4) ... clinched doubles vs. Oregon on Feb. 17 with 8-4 win over Gallardo and Verdasco ... got doubles clincher on Mar. 11 at Cal Poly with 9-8 (11-9) win vs. Baca and Roybal ... finished his regular season tennis career with a doubles victory 8-6 at No. 1 with Macek on Apr. 15 over Sacramento State's Loredo and Stryhas ... Singles: lost first five singles matches of the year at Bronco Classic, Bulldog Classic an ITA Regionals ... finished fall with three wins in consolation bracket of ITA Regionals ... clinched five dual matches ... started spring with three straight wins at Aztec Invitational, beating Michael Beron (7-5, 4-6, 6-1) of San Diego State, Jack Marsh (6-4, 6-4) of Arizona State and Robert Sabo (6-2, 6-3) of San Diego State on Jan. 13 and 14 ... defeated UC Santa Cruz's Bryan Pybas 6-4, 7-6 (4) for seventh straight win and first of dual season on Jan. 20 ... at No. 5, was the lone winner in singles against Cal, beating Kalim Stewart 6-4, 6-4, on Jan. 30 ... clinched the match on Feb. 4 with a 6-3, 6-2 win at the No. 5 over Zac Tsai of UC Irvine, giving the Broncos their first season win over a ranked opponent ... on Feb. 14 clinched another match after fighting off three match points in the third set before winning 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 vs. Hawaii's Jeff Fitch to start nine-match winning streak ... during streak, beat opponents from Oregon, UCSB, Portland, Saint Mary's, USF, Cal Poly, Cornell and BYU ... clinched matches vs. USF and Cal Poly on Mar. 8 and 11, beating USF's Rainer Nachbauer 6-4, 6-1 and Cal Poly's Kyle Roybal 6-1, 6-4 ... defeated BYU's Jonathan Sanchez 6-3, 6-7 (3), 1-0,(7) at the No. 4 position on Mar. 27, his last match before breaking his hand ... returned to singles lineup at WCC Championships, losing to Charles Wolmarans of San Diego 7-6, 6-4 on Apr. 21 and Adam Fauvre of Saint Mary's 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Apr. 22.  

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005-06: Earned spot on All-WCC Spring Academic Team... compiled an overall record of 13-16 in singles, including a 2-3 mark in conference play... competed primarily at the No. 4 and 5 spots for the Broncos during the spring... defeated Jarrod Diepraam of Hawai'i 6-1, 7-5 to clinch the dual match against the Rainbow Warriors... knocked out Linas Cicenas at the No. 4 spot to clinch Santa Clara's 4-0 win over Loyola Marymount... participated in the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships... reached the Round of 16 of the Baylor Intercollegiates... tallied an overall doubles record of 14-14, mainly playing the No. 1 and 2 positions with Jan Macek during the spring and earned All-WCC Doubles Honorable Mention... advanced to the Round of 16 of the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships with Macek... the duo dropped a hard-fought 9-8 (5) decision to John Pettit and Ken Nakahara of California in the finals of the Santa Clara Bronco Classic.  

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004-05: Saw action in the No. 4 and 5 singles positions earning double digit victories for a second consecutive season with notable wins over No. 54 New Mexico, No. 56 Fresno State, No. 67 UC Santa Barbara and No. 72 Portland...registered a seven match win streak in singles... paired with four different partners en route to recording 14 doubles wins... recorded a notable win with senior Eric Kochanski at No. 1 doubles en route to a team victory over No. 52 Oregon......captured the Flight 'B' doubles championship with senior Ben Hidalgo at the Santa Clara Bronco Classic...reached the Flight 'B' doubles final at the Pacific Tiger Fall Classic... named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete and Bronco Scholar-Athlete of the Week for second consecutive season...named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll (silver honors - 3.74-3.50 cumulative gpa)...named to the WCC Spring All-Academic team.  

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003-04: Named Most Improved Player by teammates... an ITA All-Academic Scholar-Athlete... notched 12 singles wins, anchoring No. 6 position...won first six straight dual matches, including a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Blake Roberts of UC Davis in Bronco debut... solidified spot in the starting lineup following impressive victories over No. 20 Arizona State and No. 33 San Diego State... went onto post a 9-1 singles record during the dual match regular season... advanced to the semifinals of the Flight 'C' singles draw of the Pacific Tiger Fall Classic in his Bronco debut... won the Flight 'B' doubles title with partner Kevin McQuaid at the Pacific Tiger Fall Classic...named Bronco Scholar-Athlete of the Week after posting a 3.75 fall quarter GPA ... a member of the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coaches Andy Potter and John Koslosky at Regis Jesuit High School in Littleton, Colo... captained the 2002 squad... led Regis to 2000 state team championship, defeating perennial champion Cherry Creek High... was a Colorado state singles champion as a sophomore and a junior... went undefeated in 2000 and '01... was named Colorado Student Athlete of the Week by Denver Post... one of the top players in Boys 18s and Boys 16s from the Intermountain Tennis Association, peaking at No. 2 in both ranking lists... ranked No. 72 in USTA Boys 16 singles and top 150 in USTA Boys 18s singles... ranked 20th in USTA Boys 18s doubles and No. 1 in Intermountain Boys 18 doubles with partner Matt Phillips... a two-time member of the Intermountain Junior Davis Cup team... participated at the Super National Hardcourts at Kalamazoo, Mich., for four straight years... captured two sectional singles championships... was the President of the National Honor Society and the school treasurer... received several awards for outstanding leadership and exceptional academic achievement... volunteered in a number of community service projects.  

PERSONAL: Full name is Robert Joseph Rasmussen... parents are Bob and Patti Rasmussen... aunt Maryanne Dunleavy played tennis at the University of Michigan... speaks fluent French... majoring in business... enrolled in the Accelerated Cooperative Education (ACE) honors program for undergraduate business majors at Santa Clara.

 

Rasmussen's Career Statistics

 

Year Singles Dual Singles Overall Doubles Dual Doubles Overall
2007 12-6 18-11 17-6 20-9
2006 9-10 13-16 10-8 14-14
2005 13-11 17-15 6-12 14-14
2004 10-3 12-8 1-4 4-6
Career 44-30 60-50 34-30 52-43