Syrym showed tremendous promise in his first action with the
Golden Eagles duing the fall, compiling a combined 8-6 record
against some very stiff competition in tournament play...claimed a
pair of singles wins over SEC foes...a TTU transfer from the
University of Oklahoma, Syrym had previously played Davis Cup
competion forcing him to sit out two full seasons, including one
year at OU and the 2010-2011 season at Tech...tasted his first TTU
action in the fall....a native of Kazakhstan, Syrym competed
professionally until he decided to take time off for his
education...has two years of eligibility remaining with the Golden
Eagles ...has aspirations to continue his proffessional
career after school.
AT TECH - (In 2011 Fall season): Syrym posted a 5-4 singles record during tournament play in his Golden Eagle debut, the most wins on the squad...in doubles action, he paired with Alex Chen to claim a 3-2 record...single wins came against players from Lipscomb, Davidson, Xavier and Georgia's Nathan Pasha and Tennessee's Bryan Schwartz.
(In 2010-11): Syrym was on the sidelines during his first season on the roster due to NCAA transfer rules, sitting out as a redshirt.
BEFORE TECH: Starting in the sport at the age of 10, Syrym has played for 13 years in national and international competition... ranked in the ITF U-18 Top 70...highest international rank was 548 in the ATP world singles charts and 460 in doubles...has captured tourney titles in Greece, Georgia and Pakistan....spent one year at Oklahoma as a member of the team but was not eligible to compete because of his previous Davis Cup experience...the restriction continued through the 2010-11...attended Almaty High School.
PERSONAL: The son of Kanat and Gulmira Abdukhailikov...born August 7, 1987 in Almaty, Kazakhstan...majoring in interdisciplinary studies.