|High School:||University Preparatory Academy|
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...as a freshman 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...as a sophomore 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...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.
Tools: Head Radical Pro strung with Solinco Tour Bite at 57 lbs