|High School:||Middle Creek High School|
Fall 2016: Played to the best record of any member on the team during the fall, going 11-4 in singles and 8-3 in doubles … started strong at the Duke James Bonk Invite, taking fifth place in the Blue Draw with a 3-1 record … won first collegiate match in initial action, downing Igor Saveljic of N.C. State 7-6 (3), 7-6 (11) in the Blue Draw Round of 16 … earned fifth place finish by upsetting No. 88 Maksim Kan of Wake Forest, 6-4, 7-5 … went 3-1 at the ITA All-American Championships prequalifying draw, finishing one win short of a trip to the qualifying draw … won all three matches at the event in straight sets … tallied two wins at the ITA Carolina Regional, reaching the Round of 32 before falling to No. 10 Ronnie Schneider of North Carolina, 6-4, 7-6 (4) … capped initial fall at the Charlotte 49ers Fall Invitational, placing second in the A2 flight … went 3-1 in Charlotte with lone loss a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 decision to Henry Patten of UNC Asheville in the championship match … in doubles, paired with Robert Levine at the Duke Bonk Invite and played to a 2-1 mark, winning the consolation final of the White Draw, topping Valparaiso’s Chad Kissell and Dave Bacalla, 8-4 … teamed up with Nicolas Alvarez to march to four wins and the semifinals at the ITA Carolina Regional … earned a pair of straight set victories and then fought through a tough 3-6, 7-6 (1), 1-0 (8) match against UNC Asheville’s Henry Patten and Josh Swindler … topped Elon’s Salvador Mijares and Neal Port in the quarterfinals … took on No. 3 team of Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim of Wake Forest in the semifinals and fell 6-4, 7-6 (2) … in Charlotte, wrapped up the fall with a A1 flight consolation championship, going 2-1 with Jason Lapidus at the event … pair took the consolation title with a 6-4 win versus Charlotte’s Carl Solik and Francis Pare … before putting on the Duke uniform in the fall, advanced to the doubles quarterfinals of the US Open Junior Championships … Stachowiak and partner Sean Sculley earned a wild card to the event by advancing to the finals of the USTA National Championship in mid-August … paired with Sculley and opened the event with a 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 victory against Ulises Blanch and Yosuke Watanuki, the top seed in the event … followed with a comeback 3-6, 6-4, 12-10 triumph versus Youssef Hossam and Ergi Kirkin in the second round and was eliminated in the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 2-6, 10-2 setback to Toru Horie and Yuta Shimizu of Japan.
Prior to Duke: A blue chip prospect, according to TennisRecruiting.net ... helped Duke land the No. 3 recruiting class for 2016, according to TennisRecruiting.net ... ranked as high as the No. 5 prospect in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net ... entered Duke holding the No. 1 spot in the IMG TennisRPI and a Universal Tennis Rating of 13.92 … an inaugural member of USTA National Junior Leadership Team and received the USTA National Selection Tournament Sportsmanship Award in 2015 and 2016 … at the USTA National Section Tournament in May of 2016, advanced to the finals after capturing first four matches … advanced to the USTA Southern L1A Championships' semifinals following four consecutive victories … at the 2015 Southern Winter L1 Championships in Hilton Head, S.C., advanced to the main draw round of 32 and consolation quarterfinals … also captured the doubles championship with Sean Sculley via an 8-6 victory against Bennett Crane and Sami Soufi in the title match … in 2015, received the USTA Southern DeWitt Redgrave III Junior Achievement Award and the James H. Leighton Junior Male Tennis Player of the Year award … also won the James H. Leighton accolade in 2011 … at the USTA National Selection Tournament in December of 2014, won the title with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Blaine Boyden … a USTA National Doubles Championship silver ball finalist in 2014 and gold ball champion in 2013 … while attending Middle Creek High School, won three North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 4A state championships and earned All-America honors as a junior and senior under head coach Jeremy Cunningham … finished as one of eight three-time singles champions in NCHSAA history … tabbed the Raleigh News & Observer Male Tennis Player of the Year following his freshman and junior seasons and never lost a singles or doubles match during his high school career … received Academic All-Conference, All-Region and All-State accolades as a freshman, junior and senior.
Personal: Born Nicolas Gray Stachowiak on June 8, 1998, in Cary, N.C. ... son of Lori and Scott Stachowiak ... father played collegiate tennis at the Division III level … has an older brother, Matt, and a younger sister, Jenna ... uncle was a strength and fitness coach for the Chicago Cubs’ organization in the 1980s … an “A” Academic Honor Roll selection every semester of high school … earned the Exemplary Academic Excellence Award as a junior and senior.