Led by four singles players in the top 100, Virginia defeats Maryland in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship
Bottom half of the lineup secures the win for Maryland
Maryland has won three of the last four matches against ranked opponents
Stefan knocks off #26 Mengel in singles play
Bottom half of Maryland's lineup secures vital conference victory
As a Junior (2011-12): Became an important piece of the Terps' singles lineup...recorded 10 wins playing primarily at the No. 3 position...had the clinching win over North Carolina's Esben Hess-Olesen in the Terps' upset of the 18th-ranked Tar Heels (4/15)...defeated Boston College's Billy Grokenberger in straight sets to help Maryland to a 6-1 victory over the Eagles (3/16).
As a Sophomore (2010-11): A solid second-year player who played in all 11 conferences matches ... won 19 singles matches including four in conference ... defeated 29th-ranked Michigan's Barrett Franks 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 en route to the Terps first-round NCAA upset over the Wolverines (May 13) ... recorded 11 tournament wins ... knocked off 105th-ranked Iain Atkinson of No.34 Wake Forest 6-4, 6-4 as the Terps nearly defeated the Demon Deacons (April 17) ... saw limited action in doubles ... won five doubles matches in tournament play.
As a Freshman (2009-10): Ranked second on the team with 18 singles victories, including 14 in a dual-match setting ... also had a team-high four ACC singles wins, which included a 6-0, 0-6, 6-3 upset of 106th-ranked Brennan Boyajian which nearly enabled the Terps to knock off No. 18 UNC (March 26) ... five of his seven singles losses in conference play came vs. nationally-ranked foes ... ranked second on the team with 16 doubles wins, including a team-high four in league action ... joined Laine to win three of their final six doubles matches, all against ranked teams.
At The German School of Washington: Made Top 50 18's USTA ... ranked No. 7 in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Personal: Born in Amsterdam, but hometown is Zurich ... parents are Rolando Franz and Martina Wyss-Franz ... hobbies include going to the movies.
Off the Court with Sergio Wyss
Before every match, I: I go over my strategy, listen to dance music and try to stay focused
Favorite pregame meal: Pasta
If I could play another sport at Maryland, it would be: Soccer
Sports Hero: Lance Armstrong
Non-sports Hero: Nelson Mandela
Playing sports as a kid, I pretended to be: David Beckham
Reason I came to Maryland: The great academics, beautiful campus, the diversity and playing in the ACC
What actor should play you in a movie: Vince Vaughn
Craziest ambition: To fight a shark
Superstitions: At tournaments I eat the same meal and go to bed at the same time