Szymon Opieczonek
    Szymon  Opieczonek

    Hometown:
    Naklow, Poland

    Position:
    Student Assistant


    08/06/2015

    Opieczonek stays with SIU as student assistant

    Opieczonek played four seasons for the Salukis from 2011-15.

    04/11/2015

    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.

    03/28/2015

    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.

    03/24/2015

    Salukis' efforts fall short against Louisville, dropping match 6-1

    Freshmen duo Ransom Braaten and Daniel Martinez earn their third straight doubles match victory.

    03/21/2015

    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.

    04/07/2012

    Wichita State, 4/7/12

    Men's Tennis vs. Wichita State, 4/7/12

    Freshman Szymon Opieczonek


    Student Assistant:
    Opieczonek joins the coaching staff as a student assistant following a four-year career as a player on the men's tennis team.

    Opieczonek is one of SIU's most winning doubles players in program history. His 51 doubles wins is good for second all-time at SIU. His two-season doubles partnership with Jorge Cavero was also a successful one. The duo won a total of 28 matches from 2012-14 putting them in fifth place on the all-time wins list for doubles teams at SIU. In 2014 the tandem won 17 matches which is tied for seventh most in a single season at SIU.

    As a singles player Opieczonek racked up 26 wins. He enjoyed his most successful season in singles play as a junior when he finished 11-17.

    2014-2015:
    Match-by-Match Stats
    Went 7-19 overall in singles play, 5-15 during the dual-match season... Was 10-14 overall in doubles play... Finished the season 8-7 with doubles partner Jonny Rigby...

    2013-14:
    Match-by-Match Stats
    Went 11-17 overall in singles play, 8-10 in the dual-match season...Finished the season with the second most doubles wins with Jorge Cavero, going 17-11 overall.

    2012-13:
    Match-by-Match Stats
    Finished singles play with a record of 3-4 and a doubles record of 13-9 with partners Jorge Cavero and Orhan Spahic...Held second most doubles wins in the No. 2 position with Jorge Cavero.

    2011-12:
    Match-by-Match Stats
    Went 5-10 in singles in the dual-match season (5-16 overall) in his first season as a Saluki, predominately at No. 6 singles...Secured Saluki victory against Bradley on April 21 (W, 4-3) with a 7-6 (5). 1-6, 6-4 victory over BU's Michael Davis at No. 6 singles...Had a team-best 9-7 record in doubles on the dual-match season with partner Orhan Spahic and Nos. 2 and 3 doubles.

    Personal: Majoring in Finance...Son of Yarek and Lidia Opieczonek...Has three sisters: Natalia (20), Agata (14) and Karolina (14).

    Friday, Sept 25
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis West Lafayette, Ind. All Day
    Saturday, Sept 26
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis West Lafayette, Ind. All Day
    Sunday, Sept 27
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis West Lafayette, Ind. All Day
    Saturday, Oct 3
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Tulsa, Okla. All Day
    Sunday, Oct 4
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Tulsa, Okla. All Day
    Monday, Oct 5
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Tulsa, Okla. All Day
    Friday, Oct 9
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Champaign, Ill. All Day
    Saturday, Oct 10
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Champaign, Ill. All Day
    Sunday, Oct 11
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Champaign, Ill. All Day
    Thursday, Oct 15
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Fayetteville, Ark. All Day