Hometown – Austin, TX
School – St. Stephen’s Schools
Year – 2015
Major – Biology
Parents – Lisa Busy Malesovas and John Malesovas
- singles 26-14
- doubles 29-11
- overall 55-25
- 3rd set 5-3
- tiebreak 3-3
- 2013 NWC Player of the Year
- 2013 All-American Singles
NWC Player of the Year (April, 2013)
NWC Player of the Week (March, 2013)
Yellow Jersey (Feb 20, 2013)
Yellow Jersey (Feb 3, 2012)
Fall 2012 Rankings (Nov, 2012)
ITA Wrap-up (Oct, 2012)
ITA Play-in Day (Oct, 2012)
Happy Birthday (Dec, 2011)
Coach’s Corner – Colton has a break out sophomore season. Not only did he play #1 all-season for Whitman’s nationally ranked team he was named the NWC MVP, All-American (singles) and played in the NCAA D3 doubles tournament with Andrew La Cava.
They stay the “stars are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas”. This must be true because Colton is going to be a big star at Whitman! In his first competition at Whitman (fall ITA’s) Colton knocked off two seeds before falling in the quarters to eventual champion and teammate Andrew La Cava. I joke with Colton that his first college match was also the first time he played a match indoors (at our indoor tennis center). Actually Colton’s game looks like he grew up on indoor courts — he hits a flat ball, stays up close on the baseline and looks to dictate court positioning. In doubles he teamed up with Steven Roston and made an impressive run to the semi-finals before losing to teammates Conor Holton-Burke/Matt Tesmond.
Colton is an absolute joy to be around. I’m thrilled to have both he and James (the freshman) as a part of the Whitman family. Both Colton and James are incredibly solid and will form the future foundation of the team.
Also interesting to note that Colton is an Eagle Scout. During our annual team camping trip I typically have to help everyone set up their camps. Not with Colton — he is an outdoor pro! Perhaps I will have him lead the next few outdoor trips and I can sit back and relax!
Whitman Official Profile.
Prep - Played two seasons for St. Stephen’s School, earning All-Southwest Prep Conference honors … Trained for five years at Austin Tennis Academy … Competed in numerous USTA tournaments, earning a Top 50 ranking in the Texas section… Comes to Whitman ranked 31st in Texas recruiting class.
Academics - Enjoys science and plans pre-med program in advance of medical school and career in medicine.
Personal - Son of John and Lisa Malesovas … Has younger sister Peyton … Part of volunteer effort to renovate church playground … Enjoys rock climbing and playing guitar.