Jack Katzman
Jack Katzman
  • Height:
    5-7
  • Weight:
    130
  • Year:
    Sr. Capt.
  • Hometown:
    Seattle, WA
  • High School:
    University Preparatory Academy
  • Major:
    Psychology
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna

Bio



On Court:
  5-star recruit on TennisRecruitng.net, reaching as high as No.49 in the nation in his class...ranked No. 2 in Pacific Northwest Boys18's...favorite junior tournaments were team events, including Zonals and National Boys Team...played three years of high school tennis, winning three individual state titles and leading U Prep to one team title...2017-2018 made impressive debut at ITA West Regionals by reaching the semifinals of the singles and doubles (with partner Casey Morris)...entered West Regional singles as the No. 1 seed based on his 12.91 UTR...won four matches before falling to Pomona-Pitzer's Jed Kronenberg in the semis...won three matches in doubles as No. 6 seed, losing to teammates and eventual champs Berber-Parodi...completed fall campaign by earning rankings of No.5 in the West and No. 28 nationally in singles, and No. 8 in the West in doubles...returned for dual matches in the spring and debuted at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles with Oscar Burney...won his first eight matches without losing a set before falling to Luke Tercek of Bowdoin in the final of the Stag-Hen...won 10 of his next 13 singles duals, including wins over Amherst, Tufts, Middlebury, Gustavus and Pomona-Pitzer...had some of his best results at NCAA team and individuals, defeating Chicago's Nick Chua in straight sets in the team competition, and advancing all the way to the singles final of individuals as an unseeded player...by advancing to the NCAA singles final, became the fifth Stag to do so in as many years...finished 2018 as No. 2 ranked player in the West and No. 3 Nationally...with Burney in doubles went 22-6 in dual matches with winning streaks of 11 and 8 at different points of the season...was the only Stag to win every singles and doubles match (6-0) at ITA National Indoor tourney in St. Peter, MN and his six dual match clinches during the spring tied for team best...CMS Athlete of the Week for February 26...ended his 2018 freshman campaign with overall records of 26-6 in singles and 25-7 in doubles...honored as ITA All-American in singles, was a1st Team All-SCIAC selection as well as SCIAC All-Academic honoree...2018-2019 had strong showings in both the ITA Collegiate Grass Court Invitational and ITA West Regionals, reaching the final of singles in Flight A of both tournaments...defeated Trinity's Wilson Hamilton and Bowdoin's Jerry Jiang to advance to the Collegiate Grass Court final in Newport, R.I., where he lost a hard fought 3-6, 6-1, (10-5) re-match of the 2018 NCAA singles final to Bowdoin's Grant Urken...at ITA West Regionals Katzman also advanced to the final as the No.1 seed, falling to UC Santa Cruz's Chad LeDuff...partnered senior captain Julian Gordy in doubles in both tournaments, earning a 5-2 mark in seven matches, including a tough 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(8) loss in the final of the ITA West Regional to Caltech's Shankar and Wei, where the Stags pair had one match point...came back in the spring to complete one of the most dominant dual match seasons in Stags Tennis history, going 22-0 in singles and 24-5 in doubles...played primarily at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles, but had seven wins at the top singles spot and three wins with partner Robert Liu at No. 1 doubles...among his 22 singles dual match wins, earned a team high four match clinches...between March 10 and May 20 lost only one singles set in 22 matches played...reached the fourth round of the 130th Pacific Coast Doubles Championships with Liu, earning wins over UCSD and UCLA teams in the process, representing the best finish at Pac Coast Doubles by a Stags doubles pair since Dorn and Wood reached the quarterfinals in 2014...Katzman earned SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors in three different weeks (Feb 25, Mar 4, and April 22)...also eaned 1st Team All-SCIAC and ITA All-American singles honors for the second straight year, and was recognized as the ITA National Player to Watch...was voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates and finished with a year-end national ranking of No. 5 for his second straight top-five finish...finished with overall records of 29-3 in singles and 31-7 in doubles...also earned ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades for a GPA of better than 3.5...2019-2020 had his best fall season to date, reaching the Flight A singles final of the ITA West Regionals and then advancing to the semifinals of the ITA Cup in Rome, GA in October...partnered Robert Liu and reached the doubles semifinals at ITA Regionals...earned final fall ITA rankings of No. 2 in the west and No. 4 nationally in singles, and No. 6 in the West with Liu in doubles...returned in the spring to play No. 2 singles and doubles, appearing in 10 singles matches and 11 doubles matches (all with Liu)...went 8-2 in singles dual matches and 9-2 in doubles play, to complete the shortened 2019-2020 season with records of 14-4 in singles and 12-3 in doubles...was honored with several national accolades, including ITA All-American singles honors for the third consecutive year, the Wilson / ITA National Promoter of the Year, ITA Scholar-Athlete honors for achieving a higher than a 3.5 GPA for the 2019-2020 academic year, and earned his third straight top-five national singles ranking, coming in at No.4 nationally, and No. 2 in the West...also earned a No. 8 West Region doubles ranking with Liu...after only two-and-a-half seasons as a Stag, Katzman has amassed 69 singles wins and 68 doubles wins (including 33 with Liu), putting him on pace to be one of CMS' most prolific in career wins...2021-2022 returned for his senior season as co-captain after taking a pause in 2020-2021 when all intercollegiate sports were suspended due to COVID...reached the quaterfinals of singles and the semifinals of doubles at the ITA West Regionals...went 2-1 in singles, losing to second year teammate Philip Martin in the quarters...paired with co-captain Robert Liu to reach the semifinals, falling to teammates Martin and Nathan Arimilli...has now reached the semis or better in the ITA Regionals doubles with three different partners (Morris, Gordy, and Liu twice).

Personal: Son of Wendy and Van Katzman...has younger sister Carly, an expert baker and star lacrosse player...mother Wendy played for the University of Michigan women's tennis team...ardent supporter of the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Dodgers...baseball card collector and cat lover...selected during July of 2019 to represent the USA at the Pan Am Maccabi Games...one of two Stags Tennis representatives on CMS' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as a junior, and then elected by his CMS Student-Athlete peers to the CMS SAAC Executive Board as a senior...earned coveted Wilson Racquet Sports internship for Summer of 2020 (deferred until Summer 2021) in Chicago, after winning Wilson / ITA National Promoter of the Year award in 2020.
 
Favorite Stag: Zhenya Pereverzin (CMC '14)
 
Say What? ran pass routes with members of the Seattle Seahawks during 2020 pandemic

News Mentions

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Liu Earns All-America Honors in Singles, Arimilli and Martin in Doubles

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Robert Liu officially earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America honors in singles, and Philip Martin and Nathan...

June 10, 2022

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Liu Falls in NCAA Singles Competition as CMS Men's Tennis Season Concludes

ORLANDO, Fla. - Senior Robert Liu tried to bounce back from an illness which forced him to retire in the third set of the NCAA Quarterfinals...

May 27, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Comes Up Just Short in NCAA Quarterfinal Round to Tufts

ORLANDO, Fla. - The fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team took a 2-1 lead after doubles, but third-ranked Tufts responded in...

May 23, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Shuts Out Pomona-Pitzer for 11th Straight NCAA Regional Win

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team swept doubles and then got straight-set singles wins from Matthew Robinson (6-3,...

May 14, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Takes 5-1 Win over Hardin-Simmons, Meets Pomona-Pitzer in Regional Finals

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team opened up NCAA play with a 5-1 win over Hardin-Simmons in the second round on...

May 13, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Shuts Out Pomona-Pitzer for 15th Straight SCIAC Title

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's team clicked in doubles to take a 3-0 lead and captured a 5-0 win over Pomona-Pitzer in the...

May 7, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Advances to SCIAC Championship Match with 5-1 Win Over Occidental

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Philip Martin and Matthew Robinson won at No. 1 doubles, and then provided the fourth and fifth points at No. 2 and No. 3...

May 6, 2022

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Robert Liu Named SCIAC Athlete of Year, Five Earn All-League Honors

CLAREMONT, Calif - Senior Robert Liu was named the SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Year, as well as earning the league's Character Award, while...

May 5, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Concludes Another Perfect SCIAC Season With Win over Redlands

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team finished undefeated in SCIAC for the 16th year in a row (including 2-0 in a...

April 30, 2022

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Ethan Carroll Advances to Ojai Singles Championship for CMS Men's Tennis

OJAI, Calif. - Senior Ethan Carroll won his first four singles matches at the 120th annual Ojai Tennis Tournament on Friday and Saturday,...

April 23, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Sweeps Singles to Take 7-2 Win over Pomona-Pitzer, Clinch SCIAC Regular Season Title

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team fell behind 2-1 after doubles, but won all six singles courts in...

April 17, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Defeats Occidental, Falls to APU in Friday Road Split

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s tennis team split a pair of road matches on Friday, improving to 5-0 in SCIAC...

April 15, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Defeats Chapman, Falls to UC Riverside to Complete Busy Weekend

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team ended a four-match, thirty-six hour series of duals with an 8-1 win over Chapman...

April 10, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Splits Day's Action, Stays Unbeaten in SCIAC with Win over Whittier

WHITTIER, Calif. – The fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s tennis team bounced back from a narrow 4-3 loss to Biola to start the...

April 8, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Earns Road Wins over Cal Lutheran, Westmont

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team played two road matches in two different towns and came away with a pair of wins,...

April 2, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Dominates No. 22 Caltech for 9-0 Win in SCIAC Opener

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The third-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Tennis team earned straight-set wins on all six singles lines as it captured a 9-0 win over...

April 1, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Gets Back on Winning Track, Defeats Williams and George Fox

CLAREMONT, Calif. - A day after dropping a tight 5-4 decision to Middlebury, the third-ranked CMS men's tennis team bounced back with a pair of...

March 27, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Edged by Middlebury in Top-10 Battle

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The third-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team fell into a 2-1 hole after doubles, with both losses in tiebreakers,...

March 26, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Outlasts Trinity for Stag-Hen Championship

CLAREMONT, Calif. - A day after rallying from a 3-0 deficit for a 5-4 win over WashU in the semifinals, the fourth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps...

March 19, 2022

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Down 3-0, CMS Men's Tennis Comes Back To Beat WashU to Advance to Stag-Hen Finals

CLAREMONT, Calif. - After falling into a 3-0 hole after doubles, the No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team had a gritty comeback in...

March 18, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Earns Pair of Home Wins over Whitman, Sewanee

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The fourth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team shut out Whitman in an 11 a.m. match, and then came back in the...

March 15, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Takes Down Villanova 6-1

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team swept doubles and then won four of six singles matches in straight sets as it...

March 5, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Closes Out ITA Indoors with 5-1 Win over Brandeis

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team closed out the ITA D3 National Team Indoors with a 5-1 win over Brandeis in the...

February 27, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Knocks off Emory 7-2 in 2019 Title Rematch

MAYFIELD, Ohio - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team bounced back from a 5-4 defeat to Chicago on the first day of the ITA Indoor...

February 26, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Adds Two More Wins, Defeats Point Loma and UC Santa Cruz

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team won twice on Friday, taking down Division II Point Loma Nazarene 6-1 in the...

February 18, 2022

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Robert Liu Earns SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week Honor

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Robert Liu captured the SCIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week Award for matches through Sunday, Feb. 13, the league...

February 14, 2022

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CMS Men's Tennis Sweeps First Home Duals of 2021-22 Season

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team had its first home duals since March of 2020 and came away with a 6-1 win over...

February 12, 2022

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Ted Ducey Alumni Match Features Seven Decades of Stags Tennis

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Twenty-nine Stags Tennis alums, spanning from 1965 to 2020, returned to the Biszantz Family Tennis Center on Saturday for an...

February 5, 2022

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Liu Ranked No. 5, Martin/Arimilli No. 3 in first ITA Division III Rankings

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Robert Liu is ranked No. 5 in the nation in Division III singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in the first...

December 9, 2021

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Martin/Arimilli Advance to ITA Cup Quarterfinals for CMS Men's Tennis

ROME, Ga. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis doubles team of Philip Martin and Nathan Arimilli took a quick 6-4, 6-2 win in its Round of 16...

October 14, 2021

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Stag Teammates Liu and Carroll to Face Each Other in ITA West Region Singles Finals

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Robert Liu and Ethan Carroll will meet head-to-head for the ITA West Regional Singles title on Sunday, after both improved to...

October 3, 2021

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Liu Edges Carroll in All-CMS Singles Final, Four Stags Advance to ITA Cup

CLAREMONT, Calif. - After the CMS men's tennis team had seven of the eight quarterfinalists at the ITA West Regional singles championships, it...

October 3, 2021

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CMS Men's Tennis Sends Seven Through to Saturday's ITA Singles Quarterfinals

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team had seven players win two singles matches on the first day of the ITA West...

October 2, 2021