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    Sidarth Balaji
    Sidarth Balaji

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fairfax, Va.

    High School:
    Fairfax

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 170



    05/29/2013

    Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honorees Announced

    Wildcats total over 200 Academic All-B1G awards for the third straight academic year

    05/11/2013

    Northwestern Defeated by Georgia in NCAA Second Round

    Wildcats' season ends with school-record 22 victories

    05/10/2013

    Northwestern Defeats Wake Forest 4-3 in NCAA Thriller

    Jackman rallied back to win decisive match in three sets

    05/09/2013

    Northwestern Heads to Georgia for NCAA Tournament

    Wildcats face Wake Forest at 9 a.m. CT Friday

    04/26/2013

    NU Edged by Illinois 4-2 in Thrilling Big Ten Quarterfinal

    Wildcats comeback bid comes up just short

    2012-13: Finished 26-9 overall and 22-8 in dual-match play in singles ... Commanded the No. 3 position of singles lineup ... Posted a 16-5 record in doubles with partner Raleigh Smith ... Earned six consecutive victories in singles twice, from 2/3 to 2/17 and from 3/9 to 4/6 ... Recorded nine consecutive doubles wins with Smith from 11/2 to 1/25 ... Clinched win over No. 34 Louisville in beating Chris Simich 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 (1/20) ... Defeated 78th ranked Amongh Prabhakar of Wake Forest 6-3, 6-4 in first round of NCAA Tournament, helping the `Cats to victory (5/10) ... Champion of Big Ten Indoor Championships in doubles, shared with Smith (11/4) ... Went 4-1 in the fall.

    2011-12: Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Played at Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 over the course of the season ... Settled into the No. 4 position on 3/4 against Denver and remained there for the duration of the season ... Teamed with Tobias Reitz to form NU's No. 3 doubles tandem ... Won nine matches in doubles play with Reitz and Chris Jackman ... Rallied to force a third set against No. 23 LSU's Tom Knights in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Defeated Purdue's Krisztian Krocsko in three sets (4/20) ... Knocked off No. 28 Michigan's Michael Zhu ... Emerged victoriously in four consecutive singles matches between 4/1-13 ... Bested Jadon Phillips of No. 59 New Mexico at No. 1 singles in straight sets (2/16) ... Opened the season on the No. 1 singles line ... Defeated Ball State's Dalton Albertin (1/15) ... Did not compete during the fall season.

    2010-11: Played in 10 dual matches for Northwestern, competing at the Nos. 2 and 3 spots ... Earned an overall record of 7-11, going 3-7 in the dual season ... Clinched the dual match against Penn State on April 3 with an impressive three-set win over Bryan Welnetz, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) ... Reached the Flight A singles final of the Wildcat Fall Invitational ... Went 4-4 during the fall season ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009-10: Compiled a 12-13 dual record playing everywhere from No. 1 to No. 5 in NU's singles lineup, tying for the team lead in dual wins and finishing 4-0 at the No. 4 position ... Also played the majority of the season at No. 3 doubles, closing the season with three wins in his last four matches alongside Andrew McCarthy ... Won the Flight B singles title at the Wildcat Fall Invitational and ended the fall season with a 4-2 mark.

    High School: Finished top 16 in the National Hard Court Championships Boys' 16 Division in 2007 ... Played No. 1 for the Mid-Atlantic Davis Cup team that finished 6th with a 3-1 record... Took sixth place in the National Open Championships ... Led high school team to 2008 state semifinals ... State semifinalist in singles and doubles in 2008... Won Boys' 16 National Open Championship in 2007.

    Personal: Parents are Manjula Balaji and Balaji Doraiswamy ... Has a brother, Arjun ... Major is economics with a minor in business institutions.

    Season Overall W-L Dual Match

    Fall

    Conference 1 2 3 4 5 6
    2009-10 16-15 12-13 4-2 5-5 0-1 3-10 4-2 4-0 1-0 ---
    2010-11 7-11 3-7 4-4 1-5 --- 1-5 2-2 --- --- ---
    2011-12 9-16 9-16 --- 6-5 2-5 0-3 1-0 6-8 --- ---
    2012-13 26-9 22-8 4-1 7-4 --- 1-0 21-8 --- --- ---
    Career 32-42 24-36 8-6 12-15 2-8 5-18 28-12 10-8 1-0 ---