ACC Player of the Week (March 7, 2017)
All-ACC Academic Team (2017)
ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)
Fall 2017: For the second straight fall, played to the best record of any member on the team, going 11-3 in singles and 8-4 in doubles … led the team in victories and closed the fall campaign with a pair of titles, winning the A2 singles draw and A3 doubles bracket at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational … ranked No. 12 in doubles with Spencer Furman in the preseason Oracle/ITA ledger … started strong in singles at the Duke James Bonk Invite, taking third place in the A1 flight with a 3-1 record … topped Elon’s Mario Paccini 6-2, 6-2 to take third after falling to North Carolina’s Simon Soendegaard 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the semifinals … went 2-1 at the ITA All-American Championships qualifying draw, finishing one win short of a trip to the main draw … won both matches in straight sets before falling 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-1 to Ohio State’s Kyle Seelig in the Round of 32 … tallied two wins at the ITA Carolina Regional, reaching the Round of 32 before falling to Yancy Dennis of South Carolina, 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 … closed out the fall campaign at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational, capturing the A2 flight … went 4-0 in Winston-Salem, upsetting No. 98 Enzo Wallart of Kentucky 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals … dropped Jake Stefanik of Kentucky 7-5, 6-0 to secure the title … in doubles, paired with Sean Sculley and Furman … dropped both matches with Furman at the ITA All-American Championships main draw … with Sculley, went 5-2, claiming the consolation final of the Bonk Invite and advancing to the semifinals of the Carolina Regional … duo went 2-1 at the Bonk Invite and won first three matches at the Carolina Regional … in the regional semifinals, pair dropped a 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (8) battle with No. 14 Michael Ogden and Alex Galarneau of N.C. State … teamed with Furman to close the fall in Winston-Salem, going 3-0 and capturing the A3 finals title … swept the final two opponents, blanking James Massie and Olly Cull of UNC Asheville and Bennett Crane and Antonio Cembellin of Indiana in the championship match.
2016-17: Named the team’s Charles Hamilton Hargrave Most Valuable Player after leading the squad in singles and doubles wins … finished the campaign with a 32-12 singles mark with an 18-8 dual match record and 6-6 ACC ledger … the 32 singles wins tied for the sixth most in a year by a Duke freshman, just seven shy of Henrique Cunha’s record, set in 2009-10 … in doubles, stood out with classmate Spencer Furman as the pair earned an NCAA Doubles Tournament selection … posted a 19-5 record with Furman and 6-3 league record, tied for the ninth most ACC doubles wins by a freshman in program history … went 27-8 overall, tied for the fifth most doubles wins in a year by a Duke freshman, and 14-4 in dual matches … the .771 overall doubles winning percentage is the ninth best by a Duke freshman in program history … successful throughout the singles lineup, playing in each of the top five positions … earned first career ranking on February 8 at No. 116 and rose as high as No. 94 in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll ... pieced together a 14-match winning streak from January 9 – March 7 … streak was the longest by a Blue Devil and Duke rookie since TJ Pura’s 14-match run from November 1, 2013 – April 25, 2014 … won first 11 dual matches, the longest streak by a rookie since Cunha ripped off 24 consecutive from February 5 – May 29, 2010 … picked up first career dual match win in initial contest, downing Elon’s Felipe Osses-Konig 6-4, 7-6 (5) on court five … picked up first career ranked win in a dual match at No. 15 Kentucky, defeating No. 110 Trey Yates 6-2, 6-2 on court five … at No. 17 Illinois, earned another ranked win with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against No. 85 Aleks Kovacevic on court four … tied the match at No. 9 Northwestern at 2-2 overall with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Dominik Stary on court four … in first career match on court one, earned a 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (5) victory against N.C. Central’s Gabriel Cucalon … earned victory in first ACC match with highest ranked win of career, defeating No. 49 Jai Corbett 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 on court one at Virginia Tech … named the ACC Player of the Week following the victory … kicked off a three-match ACC winning streak with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 win against Clemson’s Robert Dudley on court four … pushed Duke to a quick 2-0 lead against No. 41 Notre Dame with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Matt Gamble on court four … extended the Blue Devils’ lead against Miami to 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph against Jesse Flores on court four … against Miami in the ACC Championship second round, pushed Duke to a 3-1 lead with a 6-2, 7-5 victory against Flores on court four … pushed the Blue Devils to a 3-2 lead versus No. 20 Georgia Tech during the ACC Championship quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory versus Carlos Divar on court four … teamed with Furman to form the top doubles team … duo won its first 13 matches, the longest streak for a Blue Devil pair since Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler won 16 straight from March 5 – May 16, 2013 … streak was snapped with a 6-4 setback to the No. 2 team in the country, Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim of Wake Forest … Stachowiak and Furman gave Duke the doubles point at No. 15 Kentucky with a 6-3 win on court two against Nils Ellefsen and Enzo Wallart … with Furman, defeated No. 17 Illinois’ Vuk Budic and Alex Jesse 7-5 on court two to give the Blue Devils an early 1-0 lead … secured doubles point in first ACC match, downing Virginia Tech’s Abraham Asaba and Corbett 6-4 on court one … finished the doubles point against Boston College with a 7-6 (2) win against Derek Austin and Hank Workman on court one … gave Duke an early 1-0 lead against Florida State with a 6-4 win against No. 71 Aziz Dougaz and Guy Iradukunda, the pair’s first doubles win versus a ranked duo … helped the Blue Devils capture the doubles point at No. 17 Georgia Tech with a 7-6 (5) win versus Carlos Benito and Christopher Eubanks … earned highest-ranked win of the year against Notre Dame’s No. 19 team of Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar, taking a 6-2 decision on court one … won second consecutive decision against a ranked pair by downing Miami’s No. 40 tandem of Max Andrews and Flores 6-4 … pair defeated Andrews and Flores again, this time ranked No. 55, in the ACC Championship with a 6-1 win ... 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 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.