Height
6'2
Class
Senior
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
High School
Archbishop Rummel HS

2008 Co-SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2008 Second-Team All-SEC
2008 ITA Scholar-Athlete
2008 Southeast Regional ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship
2008 SEC Community Service Team
2008 First-Team All-Louisiana
2007 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2007 Second-Team All-SEC
2007 First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
2007 LSU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2007 ITA Scholar-Athlete
2006 ITA Scholar-Athlete
2005 ITA Scholar-Athlete

CAREER (2003-08)
One of the most academically acclaimed student-athletes in LSU history … The four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete graduated in kinesiology with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A as a University Medalist … Is the only two-time SEC Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Earned First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors during his junior season … Named the 2007 LSU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Earned second-team All-SEC honors his junior and senior seasons … Compiled a 63-37 record in singles and 48-32 record in doubles during his time as a Tiger … His success on and off the court propelled the coaching staff to name him team captain his senior year.

SENIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Named team captain … Earned second-team All-SEC honors for the second-straight year … Named Co-SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Selected to the SEC Community Service Team … Received the Southeast Regional ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship … Received first-team All-Louisiana honors … Named to the SEC Honor Roll … Compiled a 16-5 dual record, including an outstanding 10-0 at home … 10 of his dual wins were in straight sets … Opened the dual season on a 10-match win streak and only lost four sets during that stretch … Tied for the team lead in conference wins with eight … Third on the team in doubles wins with 19 … Clinched LSU’s win in the first round of the SEC Tournament against Mississippi State by defeating Chris Doerr, 6-3, 6-4 … His biggest win was against ITA All-American Luis Flores of Georgia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 … Picked up his biggest doubles win when he and partner Jan Zelezny defeated fourth-ranked and top-seeded Jonas Berg and Erling Tveit of Ole Miss, 8-2, in the round of 16 in SEC Coaches’ Indoor Championships … Achieved a No. 53-ranking in the Fila Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings … Posted a 5-5 record in singles and 4-4 record in doubles during the fall … Earned his fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Named the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Received second-team All-SEC honors … Named the LSU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Compiled a 23-10 record in singles and 23-13 record in doubles … Received first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors … The former walk-on started the season 8-0 and only lost one set during that streak … Biggest win of his career came against the No. 35-ranked Devin Mullings of Ohio State on Feb. 24 … Clinched LSU’s 4-3 victory against No. 30 Tennessee … He and partner Jan Zelezny defeated Georgia’s Jamie Hunt and Nate Schnugg in the SEC Tournament, the team that won the U.S. Open Junior Doubles Championship … In the fall, reached the Round of 16 of the Wilson/ITA Region III Indoor tournament … Teamed up with Eric DeRoche to win the doubles bracket at the Ragin’ Cajun Classic … Earned third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete … Compiled a 5-8 record in singles and 3-1 in doubles … Helped the Tigers to a 7-4 conference record that included the clinching win against Tennessee’s Adam Hubble in LSU’s SEC regular-season opener (3/3/06) … Saw limited action in the fall … Played in only the Ragin’ Cajun Invitational … Split 1-1 in singles matches … Earned second varsity letter.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete … Went 14-7 in singles and 3-6 in doubles … Had most singles wins of any Tiger in the 2004 fall season, going 9-5 … Played his way into main draw of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships … Was 3-2 in doubles with Paul White … Received first varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04)
Walked on to the team in the fall and received a redshirt.

PRIOR TO LSU
Was a four-sport star at Archbishop Rummel HS, lettering in tennis, baseball, basketball and golf … Named all-district and academic all-state and reached the state finals in tennis … Averaged 20 points per game in basketball and was named to the all-district team twice … Led his tennis team to a district championship and was on district and state championship baseball teams.

PERSONAL
Born May 31, 1984 … Parents are Stephen and Brenda Dessauer … Brothers Mikey and Stephen attended LSU … Earned degree in kinesiology.

Dessauer’s Career Statistics

Singles

 

Overall

vs. Top 125

SEC Dual

Year

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

2004-05

14

7

.667

0

1

.000

0

1

.000

2005-06

5
8
.385
0
1
.000
1
4
.200

2006-07

23
10
.697
3
4
.429
7
3
.700

2007-08

21
12
.636
1
3
.250
8
2
.800

Totals

63

37

.630

4

9

.308

16

10

.615

Doubles

Overall

vs. Top 60

SEC Dual

Year

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

2004-05

3

6

.333

2005-06

3
1
.750
0
1
.000

2006-07

23
13
.639
0
2
.000
7
4
.636

2007-08

19
12
.613
3
0
1.000
6
4
.600

Totals

48

32

.600

3

3

.500

13

8

.619

 

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