No. 44 Wildcats will welcome No. 20 Illinois to Combe on High School Night
2011-12: Limited by injury much of the season for a second consecutive year ... Participated in four dual matches ... Went 3-1 in doubles matches with partner Spencer Wolf ... Defeated Denver's Othar Kordaschia and Yannick Weihs, 8-3 (3/4) ... Knocked off Jaime Pulgar and Robbie Mudge of No. 48 North Carolina State (2/24) ... Stepped in to fill out the singles lineup at No. 6 against Beck Bond that day ... Won two three-set singles matches to open the Wildcat Invitational (10/21-23).
2010-11: Limited by injury much of the season ... Saw action in five matches, earning a 2-3 dual season record ... Defeated Illinois' Stephen Hoh in a tough match, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, at No. 6 on April 10 ... Went 4-1 in doubles play, paired with both Chris Jackman and Spencer Wolf ... Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2009-10: Won three of five dual singles matches, including wins at No. 2 and 3 singles to open the season ... Posted a 3-4 dual doubles record ... Runner-up in singles at the 2009 Milwaukee Tennis Classic (9/20) ... Reached the round of 16 at the Big Ten Singles Championship to complete his 7-3 fall record ... Academic All-Big Ten and ITA Scholar-Athlete honoree.
2008-09: Won 19 singles matches overall, including 14 dual victories ... Posted six consecutive victories from 1/18 to 2/15 to kick off the dual season ... Tied for second on the team with six conference victories, including wins over Michigan and Wisconsin ... Played at four different singles spots, anchoring No. 6 with a 7-3 record ... Paired with Alexander Thams at No. 3 doubles for first four matches of the dual season ... In the fall season, won second place at Milwaukee Tennis Classic with 3-0 record ... Advanced to Wildcat Fall Invitational doubles final with Philip Kafka ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.
High School: Five-star recruit ranked as high as No. 20 in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net ... Named to the 2008 National High School Tennis All-American Team ... Finalist at the ITF Spring Circuit and semifinalist a month earlier in the same circuit ... Part of Illinois state championship team in his junior year, while also placing third in individual competition ... Won the CDTA Qualifier that same year ... In 2005, took the crown at the doubles Midwest, was on a championship team in Chicago and placed sixth in the Super Nationals ... Competed with the USTA National team in both England and France as a freshman, while winning the 2004 Midwest Open.
Personal: Born Eric Ross Spector ... Son of Boris and Tamara Spector ... Majoring in economics with a minor in business institutions.