Michal Kianicka
    Michal  Kianicka


    Bratislava, Slovakia

    High School:
    Saint Francis




    Salukis named ITA All-Academic Team

    Five players also named Scholar Athletes


    Salukis drop final home match 5-2 against No. 31 Drake

    SIU wraps up the regular season at 6-15 overall and 0-3 in MVC play.


    Salukis upset former nationally-ranked DePaul, 4-2, at MTSU Shootout

    The SIU men's tennis team will play conference rival Illinois State University for fifth place on Sunday.


    Salukis set to take on Louisville and tough competition at the MTSU Shootout

    This week's matches are the last before the Salukis begin conference play next week.


    Salukis clinch 4-3 win with a third-set tiebreaker in No. 1 singles

    After Alex Pozo's third-set win to tie the match, Jonny Rigby secured the deciding point for SIU in a third-set tiebreaker.

    Match-by-Match Stats
    Went 17-10 overall, 14-5 in duals at No. 2 singles and 9-3 with doubles partner Jonny Rigby...11-5 in doubles with Alex Pozo...Led the team with a .737 winning percentage in singles matches...Finished 2-2 in MVC singles play...ITA All-Academic Team member...Named to the MVC Honor Roll.

    Match-by-Match Stats
    Named MVC Freshman of the Year after a successful first season at the collegiate level...Finished the season as part of the MVC's only No. 1 undefeated doubles team with Jonny Rigby...Went 22-7 overall, 13-4 in duals and 9-3 in tournaments in doubles play with Rigby...The duo beat two ranked doubles teams in their 22-7 run...Earned All-Conference at No. 1 in doubles...Won 17 matches and went 3-1 in MVC singles play...Received All-Select Singles team recognition at No. 3.

    Prior to SIU:Was a member of the Slovakian National team.. Seven-time singles and doubles Slovakian champion...Once held a first-place national ranking and a second-place ITF ranking.

    Personal:Full name is Michal Rosert Kianicka..Born on November 11, 1994 in Bratislava, Slovakia... Son of Ivica and Rosert Kianicka... Has two siblings, Adam and Matej...Majoring in Business Economics