Height
6'0
Class
Senior
Hometown
Krakow, Poland ,
High School
Stanislaw Wyspianski

2002 Second-Team All-Louisiana
2001 Second-Team All-Louisiana

Coach Brown on Rutka
“He has matured into a great leader for our team. I think he’s realized how good of a singles player he can be. He’s one of the fastest players in the nation so he’s always going to be in the match.”

Fall 2003
Did not play because of an injury.

Junior Season
Spent much of the season at No. 4 singles where he compiled a 9-3 record … Went 6-5 in the SEC en route to a final national ranking of No. 117 … Recorded wins over No. 82 Wade Orr of Tennessee, No. 122 Michael Calkins of Illinois and No. 123 Max Fomine of Mississippi State … Took Ole Miss’ No. 19 Alex Hartman to three sets, losing 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in the ITA Region III Championships … Had a four-match win streak from March 22 till April 4 … Ended the season with a five-match win streak at No. 4 singles … Was 12-4 at No. 2 doubles and 1-0 at No. 1 doubles with Cory Ross … The pair won seven SEC matches … Beat Vanderbilt’s 23rd-ranked Brown/Harris … Won the first seven doubles matches of the spring … Earned his third varsity letter.

Sophomore Season (2001-02)
Earned Second-Team All-Louisiana honors for the second-consecutive season … Recorded an a 6-1 mark on court No. 5 and a 2-1 record on court No. 6 … Stepped up his level of play in dual competition and earned a 12-7 overall singles record … Recorded a 9-3 overall mark at the No. 2 doubles position with Cory Ross … Competed in the ITA All-American tournament and upset Illinois’ 100th-ranked Chris Martin, 6-3, 7-5, in the opening round … Didn’t back down from the top-ranked player in the nation in a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Duke’s Phillip King … Finished the tournament season with a 6-8 overall singles record, while facing five ranked opponents and six Southeastern Conference counterparts … Earned his second varsity letter.

Freshman Season (2000-01)
Named second-team All-Louisiana … Compiled an impressive 21-10 overall record and a 12-4 dual-match record while playing primarily at the No. 4 and 5 singles positions … Finished 5-3 in the SEC … Notched a 5-1 record versus Louisiana players … Fell to Texas’ Ron Kloppert, 6-2, 6-2, in the NCAA Regional final on court No. 4 … Finished the season with a 26-7 overall record in doubles … Earned a 12-3 mark in No. 1 doubles dual play with Dan Kiernan … Finished the season as a member of the 29th- anked doubles team in the nation … Finished as the Tigers’ winningest player on singles court No. 5 a perfect 6-0 record … Helped earn three victories over top-50 doubles teams on court No. 1 … Finished with a mark of 9-7 during fall play, including a runner-up finish in the Southern Collegiate Championships Division II … Was 8-2 in doubles play, including a Division I championship at the Southern Collegiate Championships … Brought international experience to LSU as he won the World Team Junior Championships with his native Poland … Earned his first varsity letter.

Prior to LSU
Finished in third place in the National Championships of Poland in 2000 … Reached the quarterfinals of the Orange Bowl under-18 tournament … Recorded a third-place finish in the Sunshine Cup … Played on the Polish under-18 team that won the World Team Junior Championship … Ranked as high as No. 980 on the ATP tour in doubles before coming to LSU.

Personal
Born on August 18, 1981 in Krakow, Poland … Parents are Jacek and Anna Rutka … Has one older brother, Jakub (25) … His Father played basketball professionally in Europe while his mother also competed professionally in Table Tennis … Majoring in mass communications … Full name is Sebastian Maucim Rutka.

Rutka’s Career Statistics

Singles Overall vs. Top 100 SEC Dual
Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct.
2000-01 21 10 .677 0 1 .000 5 3 .625
2001-02 18 15 .545 1 4 .200 3 4 .429
2002-03 21 9 .700 1 1 .500 6 5 .545
Fall 2003 – – — – – — – – —
TOTALS 60 34 .638 2 6 .250 14 12 .538

Doubles Overall SEC Dual
Year W L Pct. W L Pct.
2000-01 26 7 .788 6 3 .667
2001-02 16 10 .615 3 5 .375
2002-03 18 7 .720 7 1 .800
Fall 2003 – – — – – —
TOTALS 60 24 .714 16 9 .640

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