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Alexander Kostanov

  • height 6-1
  • weight 176
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Kursk, Russia
  • height 6-1
  • weight 176
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Kursk, Russia

Alexander Kostanov Bio

Kostanov’s Career Match Results Get Acrobat Reader

Sophomore Year (2010-11)
Turned in a 15-19 record, including nine wins in dual matches … Played in the top half of the singles lineup all season … Tied for the team lead with three wins against SEC foes … Notched a team-best 11 doubles wins as well, including eight in dual matches … Went 5-2 in three-set matches and a perfect 3-0 in 10-point tiebreakers … Took over the No. 1 singles spot for the final three weeks of the season … Rallied past No. 51 Alex Musialek of Kentucky in a 10-point tiebreaker to decide the match, his first career win over a ranked player … Kicked off SEC action with back-to-back singles wins in the No. 2 spot, helping the team to a win over Arkansas in the league opener … Clinched both matches of an early-season doubleheader with three-set wins over Appalachian State’s No. 2 player and Charlotte’s top competitor … Scored the team’s lone point against UC Irvine with a win in the No. 2 match … Advanced to the third round of the ITA Carolina Regional, falling to then-No. 44 Jaime Pulgar of NC State … Finished seventh at the Duke Fab Four Invite to open the season.

Freshman (2009-10) – Joined the team for the spring dual-match season and posted seven singles victories to go with his 10-10 doubles mark … Picked up a win in the No. 4 singles spot against archrival Clemson … Strung together five-straight singles wins, including three in the No. 3 position … Helped the team sweep the doubles matches against Mississippi State, pairing with Johannes Pulsfort for a win in the No. 3 spot … Teamed with Ivan Cressoni at No. 3 doubles against Nebraska, completing the Gamecocks’ sweep of the doubles contests … Won the first two doubles matches he played with Cressoni, helping the team sweep the doubles in the SEC opener at LSU and two days later at Arkansas … Clinched the team’s win over No. 48 VCU with a singles win in the No. 5 spot … Posted wins in both his doubles and singles matches in his collegiate debut against Wofford. Junior Highlights – Put together a 30-18 singles record in junior events … Drew the top seed in the 2009 Green Cup, advancing to the semifinals … Also reached the semis of the 2009 Governor Cup … Got to the doubles finals of that tournament … Earned a spot of the Russian team for the 2009 Junior Davis Cup matches in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, winning his doubles match in Russia’s semifinal victory over Argentina.

Kostanov’s Career Record

SINGLES
Tiebreakers
Year Overall Tourn. Dual #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 3-Set 7-Pt. 10-Pt.
2009-10 7-14 7-14 3-6 2-6 2-2 3-1 0-3
2010-11 15-19 6-6 9-13 2-3 4-8 3-2 5-2 4-5 3-0
Career 22-33 6-6 16-27 2-3 4-8 6-8 2-6 2-2 8-3 4-8 3-0
DOUBLES
Year Overall Tourn. Dual #1 #2 #3
2009-10 10-10 10-10 0-1 1-0 9-9
2010-11 11-18 2-6 8-12 1-5 6-6 1-1
Career 21-28 2-6 18-22 1-6 7-6 10-10