TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN TWO-TIME ALL-SEC 2013 ITA SOUTHERN REGION SENIOR OF THE YEAR
2012-13 (SENIOR) Helped lead the Rebels to their 20th consecutive NCAA appearance ... Ranked No. 20 in the nation in singles and No. 3 in doubles ... Earned All-SEC First Team honors for the first time after earning second team in 2012 ... Helped lead the Rebels to their 10th SEC West title ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in singles and doubles for the second year in a row ... Seeded No. 3 in the NCAA doubles ... ITA Southern Region Senior of the Year ... Owns a 30-10 overall record, 14-6 at No. 2 singles ... Teams with Nik Scholtz for a 17-6 overall record, 15-3 at No. 1 ... Won the ITA All-American Consolation Bracket defeating five nationally ranked players along the way ... Southern Intercollegiate singles champion ... Made the UMAA Honor Roll both semesters ... Graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Business.
2011-12 (JUNIOR) All-American ... Named to the All-SEC second team ... NCAA participant in singles and doubles ... Ended the year ranked No. 44 in the nation in singles and No. 10 in doubles ... Helped lead the Rebels to their 19th straight NCAA appearance, including the Sweet Sixteen ... Went 3-0 in singles and doubles to help lead the Rebels to the Sweet Sixteen for the 16th time ... Posted a 24-13 overall record, 14-9 in dual matches ... Went 7-4 in the SEC at No. 3 singles ... Teamed with Nik Scholtz for an 18-6 overall record, 8-3 at No. 1 doubles ... SEC Indoor Championships singles semifinalist ... Captured the ITA Southern Regional Doubles title in the fall with Johan Backstrom to qualify for the ITA National Indoor ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall.
2010-11 (SOPHOMORE) Helped lead the Rebels to their 18th straight NCAA appearance ... Posted a 17-12 overall record, 10-9 in dual matches ... Went 6-4 at No. 3 singles ... Posted an 11-6 overall doubles record with Tucker Vorster including 7-3 at No. 2 doubles ... His win over Clay Thompson gave the Rebels a 3-1 lead against UCLA in the NCAA second round ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the UMAA Honor Roll in the spring.
SPRING 2010 (FRESHMAN) Ended the year ranked No.42 in the nation in doubles with Tucker Vorster ... Played No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles ... Helped lead the Rebels to their ninth consecutive SEC West title ... Clinched the win over South Carolina in the first round of the SEC Tournament ... Won a big match against Mississippi State to help the Rebels win their 25th in a row against the Bulldogs ... Finished with a 13-12 dual match record ... Teamed with Tucker Vorster for a 17-9 overall record, 7-1 at No. 2 ... The duo went 7-4 in the SEC ... Made the Dean's Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO OLE MISS Achieved a career high ranking of No. 4 in junior rankings in Germany and No. 80 in the German men's rankings ... Winner of two ITF tournaments in doubles and one in singles ... Runner-up in singles in German Junior Championships in 2004 ... Under-16 Doubles Champion in 2006 ... Won several titles in North-German championships ... Member of the German National Team ... Reached the third round at the European Individual Championships in 2004 ... Two-time semifinalist at ITF Men's Futures in doubles.
PERSONAL Born August 13, 1990 ... Son of Klaus and Regina Lütjen ... Majoring in Business ... Enjoys soccer, basketball and hanging out with friends ... Athletes most admired are Michael Jordan and Usain Bolt ... Favorite tennis player is Pete Sampras ... Has one brother, Eike and one sister, Nicola.
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