Michael Kogan
Michael Kogan

Kfar-Saba, Israel

High School:




Accounting and Finance


Koepfer Tabbed Ninth in ITA Rankings

Green Wave team is 62nd in the first rankings of the season


Koepfer Knocks Off No. 9 at ITA All-American Main Draw

The Green Wave junior defeated ninth-ranked Austin of Vanderbilt to advance to third round


Koepfer Earns Spot In ITA All-American Main Draw

The Green Wave junior becomes first Tulane student-athlete to reach the Main Draw since 2003

• Tulane's all-time leader in singles and doubles victories.

Spring 2004: (entering NCAA Individual Tournaments) Will earn All-America honors for the third time in singles based on his seeding in the NCAA SIngles Tournament. Named the Conference USA Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive season, as well as first team all-conference. Ranked No. 11 in the nation. Has a 17-5 record, including 12-4 against ranked opponents. Has lost just one match since March 9th. Was named C-USA Player of the Week four times this spring. Also named Louisiana Player of the Year for the fourth year in a row. Has compiled a 17-4 doubles record, including 17-1 with freshman David Goulet. He and Goulet are ranked No. 12 in the nation and will compete in the NCAA Doubles Championship. Attempting to earn All-America honors in doubles for the third time with his third different partner. Has not lost in doubles since Feb. 22nd.

Fall 2003: Posted a 4-1 singles mark with all of his matches coming against nationally-ranked foes at the Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships as he reached the semifinals of the prestigious event. Also teamed with Dmitriy Koch to post a 1-1 mark in doubles, with a win over the No. 11 team in the country and a loss to the No. 16 tandem.

Spring 2003: Had a dominating year for the Green Wave, earning All-America honors in both singles and doubles. Also named Conference USA Player of the Year and Louisiana Player of the Year honors for the third year in a row. Named C-USA Player of the Week six times during the season. Climbed as high as No. 7 in the nation in singles play and closed the year at No. 11 with a 23-3 record. Tallied a 16-3 record against players in the year-end rankings. Won his final 13 decisions at No. 1 singles in dual-match action. Earned a straight-set victory over Vanderbilt's Bobby Reynolds, who was the top-ranked player in the nation at the time. Compiled a 26-2 doubles record, including 12-2 against ranked opponents. He and senior Victor Romero finished the year with the No. 5 ranking in the country. Closed the season with 15 straight dual-match wins at No. 1 doubles. Earned victories over the No. 2 (Lipsky/Martin from Stanford) and No. 3 (Maiberger/Redondo from San Diego State) doubles duos in the nation.

Fall 2002: Entered the fall season with the No. 17 ranking in the Omni Hotels Preseason Rankings. Posted a record of 5-3 with seven of his matches coming against nationally-ranked opponents. Tallied a 1-2 doubles mark, with both losses coming to the No. 3 ranked duo in the nation.

Spring 2002: Ranked as high as No. 4 (12/11/01) in the nation in singles and finished the regular season with the No. 20 ranking. Earned Conference USA Player of the Year honors for the second year in a row. Also teamed with Victor Romero to be ranked No. 19 in the nation in doubles. Qualified for the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships. Posted a singles record of 17-6, while in doubles, he was 20-2 in 2002. Twice earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors and shared Team MVP honors with Romero. Also picked up Louisiana Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season.

Fall 2001: Opened the fall with the No. 15 ranking in the nation. After posting a 16-4 mark, he jumped all the way to No. 4 in the nation in the final fall rankings. Advanced to the championship match of the Southern Intercollegiates in Athens, Ga. Also reached the semifinals of the ITA All-American Tournament in Stone Mountain, Ga. Defeated No. 2 ranked Philip King from Duke at ITA Championship. At the Tulane Invitational, Kogan teamed with Victor Romero to win the doubles championship, knocking off the No. 5 ranked pair in the nation from LSU. However, in singles, Kogan was denied the title by his teammate Romero.

Spring 2001: Battled injury early in the spring, but rebounded to cap one of the more successful seasons in Green Wave history. Closed the season with the No. 30 ranking in the nation in singles and No. 6 in doubles. Earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles. Advanced to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Singles Tournament and to the Round of 16 in doubles with Mikko Viljanen. Led Tulane to the Conference USA Championship, earning C-USA Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors. Did not lose a set in the entire C-USA Tourney. Also collected Louisiana Athletic Directors Association Player of the Year honors for men's tennis. His final spring record was 17-3.

Fall 2000: Posted a 13-2 record in singles play in the fall. Won the Tulane Invitational singles title and the Tennessee Fall Classic "A" Flight championship. Upset Mississippi's Alex Hartman, the No. 2 seed and the 10th-ranked player in the nation, at the ITA Region III Championships. Teamed with Mikko Viljanen for an 8-3 mark in doubles action, including wins over five nationally-ranked tandems. The pair won the top flight of the Tennessee Fall Classic and advanced to the semifinals of the National Clay Court Doubles Championship.

Prep: A 1996 graduate of Rotberg High School in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel. Held an ATP ranking of 320 in doubles and 650 in singles.

Personal: Born January 2, 1978 in Tashkent in the former Soviet Union. Served three years in the Israeli military. A double major in accounting and finance.

Kogan's Career Stats

SinglesNo. 1No. 2vs. RankedOverall
Fall 2000--4-113-2
Spring 200116-31-08-219-4
Fall 2001--7-416-4
Spring 200213-54-06-617-6
Fall 2002--5-25-3
Spring 200318-22-09-323-3
Fall 2003--4-14-1
DoublesNo. 1vs. RankedOverall
Fall 2000-5-18-3
Spring 200119-13-119-2
Fall 2001-1-03-0
Spring 200221-28-322-3
Fall 2002-0-21-2
Spring 200323-112-226-2
Fall 2003-1-11-1