Hometown: Kreenheinstetten, Germany
Very structured and disciplined player...Leads by example...Strong love for the game...Very confident and has matured as a player...Solid all-around game...Very good doubles player...Will push teammates to excel.
SENIOR (Fall): Won the ITA National Small College Cmaphionships in doubles for Division II...Ended the fall with an ITA national ranking of seventh in singles and first in doubles alonside partner Martin Jensen.
JUNIOR (2005): Earned ITA All-America honors in singles and doubles...Received ITA Scholar All-America honors...Named the Sunshine State Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for all sports...Appeared on the All-SSC first-team in singles and doubles...Posted a 19-1 record in singles, including a 14-1 mark at the top flight, placing him in a tie for ninth on the Barry singles season wins list and tied for fifth in winning percentage...Notched a 16-6 doubles record with two different partners...Finished the spring season ranked 15th by the ITA in singles...Ranked #1 in the country after posting a perfect 12-0 mark at the top flight with partner Patrick Rittenauer...Acheived a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring, earning spots on the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll and Barry's President's List...Advanced to the semifinals of the C.L. Varner Classic in doubles in the fall...Moved on to the quarterfinals of the Varner in singles...ended the fall ranked 13th in singles and 13th in doubles with partner Sebastian Losavio.
SOPHOMORE (2004): An ITA All-American in both singles and doubles...Earned ITA Scholar All-America honors...Named to the first-team All-SSC in singles and doubles...Posted a 13.6 record in singles and a 3-1 mark in conference...Notched an impressive 22-4 mark in doubles...Reached the ITA Southeast Championship singles final during the fall ... Advanced to the singles quarter-final in the CL Varner Classic during the fall season ... Teamed with teammate Gerold Wiring, the duo ranks fifth nationally by the ITA in doubles ... Won both the ITA Southeast Championships and CL Varner Classic in doubles during the fall ... Advanced to the ITA Small College Championships where they lost to top-ranked Drury in the doubles semi-final.
FRESHMAN (2003): Finished his freshman campaign with an 18-2 overall record in singles ... Finished season with a 16-9 record in doubles ... Named ITA Scholar All-American ... Received First-Team All-SSC honors in singles ... Named Sunshine State Conference Freshman-of-the-Year.
HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB: Played on an inter-club team in Germany ... Played in the 4th league as the number two ... Posted a 6-1 record ... A two-time state tournament winner ... Ranked 224 among German juniors.
PERSONAL: Full name Thomas Hipp ... Son of Walter and Irene Hipp ... Majoring in sports management.