UNLV: One of two seniors on this year's squad ... Expected to see significant time in the lineup after turning in strongest fall season of career ... Went 4-6 in singles in tournament play, including a 3-2 mark at the ITA Regional ... Should find a place in the Rebels' doubles lineup this spring ... Earned Academic All-MWC honors for the second consecutive season.
2009: Saw most extensive action of UNLV career as a junior ... Earned a dual-match victory over Andres Mancero 6-0, 6-1 to help team to 7-0 win over Idaho State ... Compiled doubles record playing with four different partners.
2008: Lettered playing mainly at doubles ... Earned first career singles win, 6-1, 6-3, over Utah State's Matt Braithwaite in Rebel victory over Aggies ... Finished with 5-10 doubles mark compiled with three partners ... Played in two fall tournaments and saw success with partner Bryan Miller ... Won twice at UNLV Fall Classic and again in a consolation match at ITA West Regional.
2007: Got his first taste of college tennis ... Compiled an 0-4 singles record in two tournaments and 0-2 in doubles in two dual matches.
HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Park City HS ... A four-time state champion for the Miners ... Finished his prep career a perfect 85-0 in singles ... Also lettered two years in basketball ... Ranked in the top five regionally and top 200 nationally as a junior 18-and-under.
PERSONAL: Matthew Scott Kunkel was born on Nov. 6, 1987, in Salt Lake City ... The son of Scott and Denise Kunkel ... Has a younger sister, Kaitlin, and brother, Spencer ... Majoring in economics.