Stephane Rod LH/RH: Left-Handed
Class: Senior
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hometown: Lausanne, Switzerland/Cessel
photo         Thompson on Rod: "Stephane has the complete game with a big serve. He is very consistent and can attack off both sides with both touch and power. He has already proven to be one of the best players on the team and I think Stephane will solidify his place in the Tech history books if he can step up and have a big senior year. Our team will definitely need Stephane to contribute his best."

Fall 2004: Advanced to ITA Northeast Regional singles quarterfinal ... Teamed with Arvid Puranen to win South Carolina Invitational Flight A doubles title.

2003-04: Won 20 matches for the third consecutive year and was tied for second on team in victories ... Ranked No. 19 in final Northeast Region singles rankings ... Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team in doubles ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Northeast Regional ... Won five matches in qualifying rounds of the ITA All-American before withdrawing due to injury ... Ranked No. 27 nationally in fall doubles with Andreas Laulund.

2002-03: Fourth on the team with 21 singles victories ... Qualified for the 2002 ITA National Indoors ... 2002 ITA Northeast Regional Finalist ... Ranked No. 9 in Northeast Region ... Teamed with Andreas Laulund for a No. 59 national ranking and No. 3 in the region.

2001-02: Had outstanding freshman season with 25 wins, second most on the team ... Won the East Coast Collegiate Flight B singles title and teamed with David Emery to win the Flight B doubles title ... Won the Flight B-2 at the USC Fall Invitational ... Saw action at both the Nos. 3 & 4 positions.

Junior Tennis: Switzerland Regional singles champion ... Swiss Western Regional doubles champion ... National junior ranking of No. 13 ... Reached the finals of five Swiss tournaments last year, winning three.

Odds and Ends: Stephane Rod ... Born 7/16/81 in Lausanne, Switzerland ... Son of Marc and Anne-Loure Rod ... Majoring in marketing.

Year12345 63 SetsTie-BreakerDualTourn.OverallPct.Dbls.Pct.
Fall 20040-00-00-00-00-00-06-51-21-10-06-555%10-377%

    Should compete in the top six on the team ... Has great ground strokes ... Needs to work on his consistency ... Serve has improved a lot ... Will be a leader on the team.

1998-99: Had a 4-2 singles record and a 5-2 doubles record for the Hokies ... Made the 1999 Virginia Tech All-Academic Team.

1997-98: Won all three of his matches in the Virginia Tech Fall Invitational ... Competed in 13 singles matches.

High School: In 1995 he was unbeaten in Virginia high school competition ... Ranked No. 6 in the 1997 MATA 18's.

Personal: Born 4/10/79 in Houston, Texas ... Attended Yorktown High School ... Majoring in finance and communication studies. [an error occurred while processing this directive]