Matt Solomon

Class Senior Height 6'1"
Hometown Los Gatos, Calif.
High School St. Stephen's Episcopal,
Austin, Texas
Major Economics


Senior season (2009-10) - Opened the fall semester in fine fashion, winning his third straight singles title at the ITA fall tournament, despite playing with torn stomach muscle ... He and freshman teammate Jeffrey Tolman lost 6-3, 7-5 in the finals of regional doubles championship ... Solomon won two of four matches at the ITA national tournament to place seventh.

Junior season (2008-09) - Won his second straight singles title and shared in his third straight doubles crown (with Etienne Moshevich) at the ITA's annual fall tournament ... Won his first singles match at the ITA national tournament, but he and Moshevich fell 6-7, 6-4, 10-7 in their first doubles match ... A stomach virus then knocked Solomon out of the singles competition ... Took a one-semester leave of absence from Whitman in the spring to play NCAA DI tennis at Boise State.

Sophomore season (2007-08) - Won the singles title and teamed with freshman Etienne Moshevich to grab the doubles crown at the ITA's fall regional tournament ... Solomon dropped his first singles match at the ITA's national tournament, falling 6-4, 6-4 to a Trinity University senior ... Solomon and Moshevich won two of three matches at the national tournament to place seventh ... Was twice named NWC Player of the Week as Whitman rolled through an undefeated spring conference season ... Was named NWC Player of the Year after leading Whitman to a conference title ... In Whitman's 8-1 title match victory, Solomon was a 7-5, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles and teamed with older brother Daniel for an 8—2 victory at No. 1 doubles ... The Solomon brothers scored Whitman's only team point in a 5-1 loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the opening round of the NCAA DIII national championship tournament.

Freshman season (2005-06) - Teamed with fellow freshman Nadeem Kassam in the fall to win the Northwest Regional ITA doubles title ... Solomon and Kassam then dropped their first match at the ITA's National Small College Championships, falling 7-5, 6-4 to a pair of seniors from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor ... Solomon played most of the spring season at No. 4 singles, although he had the chance to play and beat No. 1 players at four NWC schools ... Voted to the All-NWC Second Team ... Helped Whitman win its first-round match in the NCAA DIII national championship tournament with a straight-set victory at No. 4 singles.

Prep - Sharpened his athletic and academic skills in the Tennis Academy at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas .

Academics - Plans to work in finance/business after Whitman ... Graduate studies in business a future possibility ... Has worked as an economics and policy research intern for the Sonoma County Economic Development Board and as a sales and marketing intern at Fastrack Design, Inc. ... Also worked as advertising manager for the The Pioneer, Whitman's student newspaper.

Personal - Son of Joan Oloff and Murray Solomon ... Older brother Daniel played varsity tennis at Colorado College, and for one semester at Whitman ... Younger sister Jamie plays varsity tennis at Pitzer College.

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