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Yakov Diskin
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yorktown, Va.
High School: Grafton

 

Career:

Singles Record: 44-52 Doubles Record: 37-30

2008-09: Played in No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 singles, finishing with a 15-20 record overall...Finished with eight wins at No. 3 and a perfect 4-0 mark at No. 2 singles...Teamed with Krzysztof Muzalewski to post 20 wins in doubles action, primarily at No. 3 in duals...Went 18-9 at No. 3 doubles...Started the spring season 15-3 in doubles action...

2007-08: Finished the year with a 13-16 mark in singles action...Won seven of his first nine matches in the dual season...Posted a 4-3 mark in No. 5 and a 5-8 record in No. 6 singles...Also went 8-7 in doubles action, pairing with both Alex Funkhouser and Matt Fawcett...Went 6-2 in tournament appearances with Funkhouser, including a 5-1 mark at the Hampton Roads Invitational...

2006-07: Finished the season with a singles record of 16-16 and a doubles record of 9-12...Posted a dual meet record of 13-12 playing primarily at the No. 6 singles position where he went 9-14...Earned his first collegiate victory over Petr Krakora of Norfolk State at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational in Virginia Beach, where he advanced to the quarterfinals...14 of his 16 victories came in straight sets...4-3 in CAA contests...Had a season-long winning streak of six matches...Played along with Rodrigo Souza in doubles competition, where the duo recorded a mark of 5-11 at No. 3... they were a perfect 3-0 at No. 2 doubles...In the fall posted a singles record of 3-2 and a doubles record of 0-1...

Before ODU: Three-time Virginia State champion...2006 Virginia doubles champion...2008 Virginia Men's Open state champion...Daily Press Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006, after posting a 44-0 singles record and 42-2 doubles record in those years combined.

Personal: Born May 28, 1989...Son of Boris and Olga Diskin...Has two siblings, Natan (18) and Nir (10)...Goes by the nickname "Yak"...Favorite sports personality is Roger Federer...Person in history he'd most like to meet is Albert Einstein...Favorite movie is "Rain Man"...Plays guitar in his free time...Majoring in Computer Engineering.

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