Nov. 26, 2012
State prep standout Nick Dykema has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Marquette University men's tennis team, head coach Steve Rodecap announced.
Dykema will arrive on campus in the fall of 2013 and have four years of eligibility with the Golden Eagles.
"Nick is a great addition to our program and I am extremely thrilled that he has chosen to play his college tennis at Marquette" Rodecap said. "He comes from an area where it's not an easy task to be a good player and he has continued to make strides in his game.
"He certainly is a player I feel has room to get better and I know he is extremely motivated to be a great college player," Rodecap added. "Nick is the type a kid that we are looking to attract. He has high standards for himself in both the classroom and on the court and I look forward to seeing him do great things for Marquette."
Dykema is a three-year letterwinner at West DePere High School. He went 27-4 in singles matches during his junior season and was a favorite to contend for the state title, until injuries forced him to retire in the quarterfinals. He owns a career singles record of 78-13 in three years of varsity competition and has been selected first team all-league each of those campaigns.
A three-time conference singles champion, Dykema has also claimed a sectional title during his career. He also represented Wisconsin at the national level in the District Cup Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette has named him as the tennis player of the year in 2011 and 2012.