The `Cats went down to the wire in their last regular season match
2014-15: Captured six straight doubles wins with Fedor Baev 3/29-4/17 ... Ranked No. 116 in singles and No. 85 in doubles with Fedor Baev 4/7-14 ... Won five singles matches in a row 3/29-4/11 ... Ranked No. 124 in singles from 3/24-4/7 ... Achieved six straight singles victories 2/22-3/14 ... Ranked No. 107 in singles 3/10-3/24 ... Ranked No. 116 in singles 2/24-3/10 ... Ranked No. 64 in singles 2/10-2/24 ... Won all three singles matches the weekend of 2/6-8 playing at No. 2 ... Beat Notre Dame's No. 82 Josh Hagar 6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 7-5 (1/30) ... Tabbed Big Ten Player of the Week, the first such award of his career (1/20) ... Defeated No. 39 Nick Horton of NC State 7-5, 6-4 (1/16) ... Ranked No. 108 in singles 1/6-2/10 ... Went 5-2 in singles in the fall.
2013-14: Posted season records of 24-8 in singles and 19-9 in doubles ... Co-led the team with 24 singles wins ... Anchored the No. 5 spot in singles and No. 3 in doubles with Fedor Baev ... Won twelve straight singles contests amidst a fourteen-match unbeaten streak 3/7 to 4/25 ... Achieved six consecutive doubles victories with Baev 4/6 to 4/25 ... Claimed first career victory over a ranked opponent in beating No. 97 Hunter Callahan of Ohio State 6-3, 6-3 (3/28) ... Clinched Wildcat win over No. 57 Indiana, defeating Daniel Bednarczyk 7-5, 6-3 (3/9) ... Beat Seab Weber 7-6, 6-2 in victory over No. 27 N.C. State (2/23) ... Achieved first dual match collegiate win over Boise State's Toby Mitchell 6-0, 6-2 (1/17) ... Reached the semi-finals of the Big Ten Singles Championships in the fall ... Went 5-2 in the fall.
High School: Rated as a blue chip recruit and No. 18 ranked U.S. player according to TennisRecruiting.net ... Played in ATP Winston Salem Open 250 event ... No. 4 ranked player in the southern region and No. 1 player in N.C. ... Round of 32 at 2012 U.S. National Clay Court Championships ... Round of 16 at U.S. National Hardcourt Championships consolation bracket ... Third place at 2012 US National Open ... Won 2012 N.C. State Qualifier.
Kirchheimer's Stats (as of 4/22/15)
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Describe briefly your recruiting process/how you ended playing here at Northwestern: I grew up loving Northwestern athletics because both my parents went to school here. So when I started the recruiting process Northwestern was already at the top of my list, and then when Arvid [head coach Arvid Swan] and Kling [assistant coach Chris Klingemann] told me the level they were trying to take the program to, it was a done deal.
What advice will you give to kids wanting to play your sport in college? I'd say to start the recruiting process as early as possible and don't be hesitant when contacting a school.
What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned so far? The necessity of staying level through highs and lows.
Describe a humbling experience in your life: I broke my wrist at the beginning of this past summer and had to pull out of about 4 tournaments I had been signed up for.
Favorite class at Northwesterns and why: Acting 143: Basic Acting Techniques. I enjoyed it because it was after practice and it took me out of my comfort zone.
The person/s that inspire/s you the most: Matt Mcgloin and Sam Shropshire.
If you were given a chance to dine with anyone from any period in history, who will you choose and why? Sam Shropshire because it's an easy walk to Sargent.
What is/are your favorite song/s or best concert ever attended? OG Bobby Johnson
Best book you have ever read? The American Sniper by Chris Kyle
What is/are your favorite place/s to visit? Gettysburg
What is/are your favorite food? Sugar Wafers
Hobbies or favorite activities during your spare time: Watching TV and doing school work
Describe your pregame ritual: I always blast music, grip and ink my rackets, and do my band warmup.
How do you want people to remember you as a person? Someone who tried his best.
What is/are your favorite sports team/s growing up? White Sox
Who is/are your favorite athlete/s growing up? Matt Mcgloin and Geoff Blum