2008-09: Recorded a combined 13-12 singles record, with an 11-14 mark in doubles competition ... Ended the season on a tear, recording five-consecutive singles wins, including both matches of the 2009 Mid-American Conference Championships ... Played the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions ... Went 3-2 in MAC singles matches, tied for the best individual record among Huskie starters ... Saw action in all three doubles positions ... Teamed with Shaun Stewart to post an 8-7 win over Peter Marrack and Michael Koval from No. 31 Wisconsin, on Jan. 31, 2009 ... During the fall season, posted a 4-4 singles record, with a 5-4 doubles mark ... Won the Flight "D" singles finals match at the Ball State Invitational, collecting his first-four collegiate singles victories ... Along with teammate Matt Hansen, advanced to the doubles semifinals of the Drake Fall Invitational.
High School/Prior to NIU: Posted a 22-7 singles record as a senior at West Ottawa (Mich.) High School ... ranked No. 8 in Michigan's Class of 2008 ... national ranking jumped from No. 510 to No. 298 in the 2008 calendar year.
Personal: Born on June 12, 1990 in Holland, Mich. ... son of Kelly and Christi VanderPloeg ... honor roll student in high school ... admires Michael Jordan ... majoring in business.