|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...this season 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.
Tools: Head Radical Pro strung with Solinco Tour Bite at 57 lbs