Michal Kianicka
    Michal  Kianicka


    Bratislava, Slovakia

    High School:
    Saint Francis




    Salukis will play four matches during spring break

    SIU will play three SWAC opponents and Troy. It will be the first meetings in school history for all teams.


    Preview and notes for this weekend's matches against Austin Peay and McKendree

    Salukis face Austin Peay on Friday and McKendree on Sunday


    Preview and notes for Illinois-Chicago and Eastern Illinois matches

    The men's tennis team will play its first two home matches of the season this weekend


    Salukis win dog fight against Huskies

    Junior Wilder Pimentel clinched the win for SIU with his victory at No. 3 Singles


    Salukis will face Northern Illinois on Friday

    SIU defeated Northern Illinois last year 4-3


    2015 SIU Fall Classic

    The Salukis swept Eastern Illinois at the 2015 SIU Fall Classic.

    Match-by-Match Stats
    Finished the tournament season 9-2 in singles and 7-2 in doubles with his partner, Jonny Rigby... Won the Purdue Fall Invitational Flight A singles draw and the Flight A doubles draw with Rigby... Kianicka's nine singles wins in the fall ranked him tied for sixth all-time at SIU with six other players... His .800 winning percentage in doubles and singles matches led the team in the fall.

    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