Szymon Opieczonek
    Szymon  Opieczonek

    Hometown:
    Naklow, Poland

    Position:
    Student Assistant


    02/12/2016

    Piotr Baranski joins the men's tennis team

    Baranski has played professionally for three years prior to joining the Salukis

    10/14/2015

    Salukis set to begin ITA Central Regional

    SIU enters the regional tournament with an overall singles record of 32-18

    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.

    10/25/2015

    2015 SIU Fall Classic

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

    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).

    Saturday, Feb 20
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Carbondale, Ill. 9:00 AM
    Sunday, Feb 21
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Carbondale, Ill. 11:00 AM
    Friday, Feb 26
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Carbondale, Ill. 12:00 PM
    Sunday, Feb 28
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Carbondale, Ill. 12:00 PM
    Saturday, Mar 5
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Nashville, Tenn. 10:00 AM
    Friday, Mar 11
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Jackson, Miss. 9:00 AM
    Men's Tennis Jackson, Miss. 2:00 PM
    Saturday, Mar 12
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Jackson, Miss. 10:00 AM
    Tuesday, Mar 15
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis Destin, Fla. 2:30 PM
    Thursday, Mar 24
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Men's Tennis St. Louis, Mo. 1:00 PM