Images from the Cardinals during the run to another BIG EAST championship.
In the fall (2012): Entered the fall season at No. 70 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings... Selected BIG EAST Player of the Month for September... Registered a 9-4 singles record... Finished runner-up in the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational... Advanced to round of 16 in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional singles draw.
As a freshman (2011-12): 2012 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year... All-BIG EAST selection... Posted a 26-11 overall singles record and went 17-7 in dual matches playing mostly at Nos. 1, 2 and 3... Picked up two singles points and two doubles wins in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament... Finished the 2012 season at No. 11 in the Ohio Valley Regional Singles rankings... Teamed with Andrew Carter, Robert Hall, Michael Lippens, Albert Wagner, Amaury Derognat and Luis Elizondo for a 25-15 tally in doubles... Earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors twice... Ranked No. 23 with Andrew Carter in the January ITA doubles rankings... Stiefelmeyer and Carter compiled an 8-2 doubles record and won the White 4 Division of the UVA Ranked +1 tournament... He and Carter advanced to the finals of the Duke Fab 4 `B' Flight and the quarterfinals of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional... Named to the Athletic Director's honor roll.
High School/Juniors: The No. 1 player in his age group... Was ranked as high as No. 67 in the World ITF Junior rankings... Champion of the 2010 Oslo Indoor Championships... Finalist in the 2010 South African RVTA Junior Championships, the 2010 Radenci Championships and the 2008 Tivoli Trophy Timisoara Tournament. In doubles play, he won the 2010 Serbia Junior Open, the 2010 South African TVTA Championships and the 2009 La Vie Sport Junior Cup.... Finalist in the 2010 Smash International Junior Championships, the 2010 Oslo Indoor Championships, the 2010 Coffee Bowl, the 2009 City of Florence International Tournament and the 2009 SFAX ITF Junior Tournament... The youngest winner of the Vienna Championships and has also won the national championships in U14 and U16.
Personal: Full name Sebastian Stiefelmeyer... Nickname is Seabass... Son of Heinz and Julia Stiefelmeyer... Birthdate is February 29, 1992... Major is economics with a minor in finance.