Toby de Klerk
Toby de Klerk
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
High School: RSG t'Rijks
Major: Accounting / Economics

2016-17: Played in 14 matches with nine of those coming at No. 3 singles...Also went 1-0 at the second flight, 4-5 at the third flight and 1-3 at No. 4 singles... 8-9 in doubles, including 8-6 with top-flight teammate Tomas Kmetko... Won six of seven singles matches from Feb. 11-Mar. 8... Three matches went three sets (1-2 in those matches).

2015-16: Played in 14 matches where he posted a 12-2 singles record, including 5-2 in conference play... Went 3-0 at No. 5 singles and 9-2 in the sixth flight... 13-2 in doubles including 10-2 at No. 3 doubles with Eduardo Munoz... The TC duo also went 6-1 in SAC play... Won the first singles matches of the season with streak ending when he retired due to injury in the first set... Bounced back to win his next six singles outings (Mar. 7-Apr. 2)... Won in straight sets over Wingate's Tyler Schofer, 6-4, 6-3 (Mar. 18) to tie the match with No. 48 Wingate at 4-4 to set up a Pioneer victory... Also posted an 8-6 win with Munoz at No. 3 doubles over Wingate's Filippo Pezzoli and Tyler Schofer.

2014-15: Appeared in 15 matches as a freshman... Compiled a 9-6 overall singles record including an 8-5 mark in the sixth flight... Finished with a 6-2 doubles record with teammates Nic Planchard and David Siegle... Opened his Pioneer career with a perfect 4-0 mark in the 2014 fall campaign... During that stretch, he earned a straight-set win over regionally-ranked Bluefield State... Was 5-5 in singles action during the 2015 spring campaign with three wins over conference opponents... Won both doubles matches in the fall with Planchard and the duo won a key point in a conference matchup against Lenoir-Rhyne late in the spring season... Won a pair of matches with Siegle in the team's annual spring break trip to Hilton Head, S.C.   

High School: A product of RSG t'Rijks (high school).... High school coach was Gillis van der Gruiter.

Personal: Full name is Toby Brian Klerk... Born June 16, 1997 in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands... Son of Antonius and Monica Klerk... Sister - Milou... Majoring in accounting and economics... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Future plans: Become an accountant... Hobbies: Tennis, soccer and going to the beach... Favorite class at Tusculum: Business Law... Favorite book: The Legion; Favorite musical artists: Marco Borsato; Favorite song: "Rood" by Marco Borsato; Favorite sports teams: Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester United; Favorite athlete: Roger Federer; Toby can't go live without: Sports; Most thrilling moment in sports: "I was beating the best tennis player in my club, but I had to withdraw after winning the first set 7-6 and being up 4-0 in the second set. When I came off the court I got a big round of applause from the the crowd. It was a sad yet happy moment."; Favorite Tusculum moment: Winning the SAC title in 2016 after beating Queens; Advice to kids: "Keep the fun in the game"; Favorite color: Green; Favorite food: Cordon bleu; Favorite sport other than tennis: Soccer; Person Toby most admires: Roger Federer; Most famous person Toby has ever met: Marco Borsato; Toughest opponent Toby has ever played against: Tim van Rijthoven; When he was a kid, Toby tried to be like: His father.