Michael Hobson
Michael Hobson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durban, South Africa

High School:
Kearsney College

Height:
6-3

Birthdate:
03/01/1987

Michael Hobson

Career Statistics
Season
Singles
Doubles
Overall
Dual
Overall
Dual
2009-10
10-7
2-2
13-14
10-7
2008-09
12-20
5-14
11-13
11-9
2007-08
12-15
5-9
13-12
7-8
2006-07
5-3
1-0
4-1
4-1
Total
39-45
13-25
41-40
32-25

Biography and Career Highlights

2008-09: Ended the season with a 12-20 singles record, primarily at the No. 5 position ... went 11-13 in doubles ... moved into the semifinal round at the 2008 MVC Individual Championships, in Flight 6 singles (Jan. 23) ... advanced to the quarterfinals of Flight D singles at the Louisville Invitational (Oct. 10).

2007-08: Finished 2007-08 season with 12-15 mark in singles and 13-12 record in doubles ... won E Draw singles title at Bradley Invitational ... advanced to Flight 6 singles final at 2007 State Farm MVC Individual Championships ... won C Draw doubles title at 2007 State Farm MVC Individual Championships with partner Oscar Beich ... advanced to Flight C doubles semifinals at Louisville Invitational with Beich.

2006-07: Ended the season 5-3 in singles ... went 4-1 at No. 3 doubles with partner Oscar Beich ... at the Ball State Invitational made it into the final round at Flight C doubles with former teammate Tim Link ... named to the Fall 2006 AFNI Honor Roll.

Prior to Illinois State: Participated for the Kwazuw National team in the age-18 bracket ... won the under age-18 singles flight in Kwazuw Nationals in 2004 ... was the first team tennis captain at Kearsney College in 2005 ... his school was ranked No. 1 in Kwazula Nationals and was ranked No. 5 in South Africa.

Personal: Born 3/1/87 in Vryburg, South Africa ... son of Adrian and Rose Hobson ... has a sister, Jenna (24) ... major: finance.

Get To Know Michael

Favorites: Actress: Natalie Portman ... Athlete: Usain Bolt ... sport other than tennis: rugby, cricket, and golf ... day of the week: "Friday because it's the end of the week and South Park is on." ... Motto: "Peer pressure is a good thing." ... Michael would like to retire in Cape Town, South Africa. Blondes or Brunettes? Brunettes.





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Michael Hobson

41
Total Doubles Wins

39
Total Singles Wins