Coach Klein says: "Dmitriy brings a wealth of experience to this program; he has had three great years for us. He has battled injuries, but he still played hard to finish strong this spring. There is not a better ball-striker in the country."
Dmitriy Koch Feature Story, 4/21/05
Spring 2005: Tulane's No. 1 player for the majority of the season. Registered a 10-11 singles record, but seven of his losses came to ranked players. Named All-Conference for the third time with a second-team selection. Posted a 16-8 record at No. 1 doubles with Alberto Sottocorno to climb to No. 27 in the nation and advance to the NCAA Doubles Championship. Helped the Green Wave to its third straight C-USA title and a high ranking of No. 18 in the nation. Also an All-Louisiana Second Team selection.
Fall 2005: Ranked No. 22 in the ITA Preseason ratings. Battled injuries through much of the fall, seeing action in just five singles matches and three doubles outings.
Spring 2004: A first team all-conference selection who posted a 14-4 dual-match record and finished the year ranked No. 50 in the nation. Posted an 12-4 record at No. 2 singles. Was 2-1 in matches against ranked players. Advanced to the finals of the Region III Championships in the fall. Earned C-USA Player of the Week once. Also named First Team All-Louisiana. Posted a 9-13 doubles mark with four different partners. Was 1-1 in the C-USA Tournament as Jacobo Hernandez's partner and 1-1 in the NCAA Regional with Ted Angelinos.
Fall 2003: Became the first Green Wave player to make the finals of the Region III Championship. Qualified for the National Indoor Tournament, but a back injury prevented him from participating. Ended the fall season ranked No. 5 in the region after posting an 8-3 singles mark.
Spring 2003: A key addition to the Wave lineup, recorded a 16-5 overall singles record, incuding a 14-4 mark at No. 3. Won his final 11 decisions. Cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament. Registered an impressive 16-7 record in doubles action, including 8-3 at No. 2 doubles while teaming with Goran Vasiljevic. Was 11-3 in his last 14 completed matches.
Prep: Played in tournaments throughout the world. Was the top rated Under-12 player in the Soviet Union and was ranked in the top 10 among German juniors. Has been ranked as high as 840 in the ATP singles ratings and in the top 500 in doubles.
Personal: Born Feb. 8, 1981 in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Union. His family moved to Germany when he was 14 years old. The son of Irina and Eugeniy Koch. Nickname is "Dima." Majoring in finance.