Joel Kielbowicz
Joel Kielbowicz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Henderson, NV

High School:
Green Valley HS

Height:
6-1

Experience:
3L

*2005 All-MWC Singles*

*2005 All-MWC Doubles*

AT UNLV: A fourth-year senior whose remarkable ascension takes a final step as he takes over as team's No. 1 singles player this spring ... A local product with an all-around game who follows in the footsteps of 2005 MWC Player of the Year Henner Nehles ... Earned his first preseason national ranking at No. 85 ... Expected to team with David Campbell at No. 1 doubles to begin the spring season ... Posted a 3-4 fall record in both singles and doubles ... Heads into his final semester with a career record of 40-32 but has won 36 of his last 53 dual matches ... 2005: Continued his startling annual improvement by reaching 20-victory plateau for first time while also earning first national singles ranking en route to All-Mountain West Conference honors ... His 20-10 overall mark included a sparkling 15-6 record in dual matches at the Nos. 2-3 spots ... Won 11 of his first 12 spring matches ... Debuted at No. 91 in the ITA Rankings on March 8 ... Twice won MWC Player of the Week honors (Feb. 23 and on March 16 after going a combined 5-1 to help his team to three victories, including two over ranked opponents) ... His 15-10 doubles mark came with five different partners ... Teamed primarily with freshman David Campbell at top two positions for an 8-6 record ... The duo, which earned All-MWC honors, upset 39th-ranked Matias Silva and Ikaika Jobe of Boise State, 9-7, on March 19 ... Rolled to the singles title at the Rebel Fall Classic on Nov. 6 ... Upset ranked players on consecutive days en route to the crown, including rallying by Oscar Posada (ranked No. 33 in 2005 preseason) of East Tennessee State in the final (6-7, 6-1, 6-1) ... 2004: Unquestionably the most improved player at UNLV as a sophomore ... Improved his singles victories total by nine with a 13-6 overall record, all compiled in dual matches ... Played Nos. 3-5 spots in the lineup, including a 9-4 mark at the fourth position ... Won nine of 11 dual matches during one stretch ... Teamed with three players in compiling a 10-7 doubles record, which included a 10-4 mark with Henner Nehles ... 2003: Earned starting spot in time for dual-match season ... Finished 4-12 in singles, playing anywhere from No. 3-6 in lineup ... Turned in 3-10 doubles mark with two partners, primarily playing No. 3 spot with Aviram Salomon ... First Rebel victory of career was a key three-setter over Jason Yelley to help team down state-rival UNR on Feb. 15 ... 2002: Attended UNLV but was not a member of the tennis program ... Briefly attended the University of Montana after prep career. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Green Valley HS in Henderson ... Lettered four years for the Gators ... Squad won three state championships during his career, which included one individual zone title ... Ranked No. 1 in the Silver State in the 18-and-under division. PERSONAL: Joel Craig Kielbowicz was born on April 20, 1983, in Detroit, MI ... The son of Craig and Pam Kielbowicz ... Has an older sister, Kelly ... Majoring in sociology

 
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