All-ACC (2018 – Third Team)
ACC Player of the Week (March 7, 2017 & February 27, 2018)
All-ACC Academic Team (2017, 2018)
ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)
2017-18: Repeated as the squad’s Charles Hamilton Hargrave Most Valuable Player, becoming the first two-time recipient in program history … earned first career All-ACC honors, picking up third team accolades … for the second consecutive campaign, led the Blue Devils in singles victories … finished the year with a 25-12 singles mark, a 14-9 dual match record and 6-5 ACC ledger … earned only Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) singles ranking of the year at No. 116 in the April 24 poll ... named the February 27 ACC Co-Player of the Week after winning both singles matches in straight sets on court two, helping Duke capture 4-0 victories against both Coastal Carolina and Furman … played on each of the top four courts, appearing most often on court three until a late-season shift up to the second slot … in doubles, went 17-18 overall, 9-14 in dual action and 2-6 versus league duos … played all but five doubles matches on court one during the season … after dropping first dual match of the year, won 10 of the next 11 decisions, with the lone loss coming to Alex Brown of No. 10 Illinois during the ITA National Team Indoor Championship in Seattle … tallied Duke’s lone point in the home contest against the Fighting Illini, topping Brown 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 on court three … pushed the Blue Devils’ lead to 3-0 against Northwestern with a 6-3, 6-1 win versus Nick Brookes on court three … turned in Duke’s point at Tennessee, earning a 6-4, 6-3 decision against Adam Walton in the third slot … picked up the team’s second point in a 4-3 comeback win against No. 22 Notre Dame at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 victory against Tristan McCormick … earned ACC Co-Player of the Week accolades after downing Zak Talic of Coastal Carolina 6-2, 6-2 and Furman’s Jake Munns 6-3, 6-1 as Duke swept both matches … opened the ACC campaign with a shutdown performance against Virginia Tech’s Carlo Donato, 6-0, 6-0, on court four … split the following four matches, including clinching the contest at No. 16 N.C. State with a 7-5, 7-5 victory against Ivan Saveljic … against Saveljic, Stachowiak trailed 4-1 and 5-2 in the opening set and 5-0 in the second set before capturing the win … snapped a four-match losing streak with consecutive straight-set victories against Clemson and Georgia Tech … clinched the match against the Yellow Jackets with a 7-5, 6-3 victory on court three against Phillip Gresk … defeated Florida State’s Guy Iradukunda, ranked No. 31, 7-5, 7-5 on court two after facing late deficits in both sets … victory was the highest-ranked win of career … made year’s rankings debut at No. 116 following the upset of Iradukunda … went unfinished on court two in both ACC team championship matches with both going into third sets … paired primarily with Sean Sculley on court one or two for doubles … duo evened the doubles action against San Diego during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend championship match with a 6-4 victory against Gui Osorio and Nico Borter … clinched the doubles point against Northwestern with a 6-3 triumph over Ben Vandixhorn and Dominik Stary … snapped a five-match winless streak versus Furman with a 6-3 victory against Cameron Green and Munns that secured the doubles point … shifted to pairing with Spencer Furman for three dual matches, dropping all three … with Furman, fell 7-5, 7-6 (4) and 6-4, all to duos ranked within the top 41 at the time of the match … paired again with Sculley and secured the doubles point against Virginia with a tiebreaker win on court one as the duo defeated Aswin Lizen and Gianni Ross, 7-6 (7) … with Sculley, clinched the doubles point versus Georgia Tech with a 6-3 victory against Elijah Melendez and Chris Yun on court two… made Oracle/ITA rankings debut with Sculley at No. 81 following win versus the Yellow Jackets … paired with Sculley at the ACC Championship, winning both matches 7-5 on court two to clinch the doubles points for the Blue Devils … 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 … 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 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 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.