|Hometown:||Del Mar, Calif.|
|High School:||Torrey Pines HS|
Finished the season with a record of 9-12 in dual matches at No. 2, 3 and 4 singles...Went 2-0 at No. 2 singles, 6-11 at No. 3 singles, and 1-1 at No. 4 singles...Recorded a 12-15 record overall...Paired with Alex Anselme at No. 3 doubles where they posted a 14-7 overall and dual match record...2002 All-Big West Second Team in singles and doubles.
Played No. 4-6 singles, finishing with a 7-10 dual match record, 11-14 overall...Was 4-4 at No. 5 singles...Played No. 2 and 3 doubles with Michael Faust, finishing 9-8 overall...The pair went an undefeated 4-0 at No. 3 doubles.
Attended Torrey Pines High School where his teams won four league titles and three CIF championships...Played No. 1 singles and was All-San Diego in tennis and volleyball...Played outside hitter on the Torrey Pines volleyball team.
Was one of the top eight players in the country as a 16-year-old...Was a quarterfinalist at the 1998 National Juniors...Ranked 60th in 18-and-unders...Also was one of the best beach volleyball players in the country, winning the 16-year-old division at the Manhattan Beach Open...Son of Karel and Liba Placek...Born October 23, 1982 in Pompton Plains, N.J...Majoring in Global Studies and minoring in Exercise Science at UCSB.