Coach DeMars on Eklund -- "Tom is a senior and is the leader on this team because everyone respects him. Tom's greatest strength is his intelligence and he often finds a way to beat a higher ranked opponent because he figures out the best way to play him."
As a junior -- Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships...Finished the season at No. 35 in the ITA singles rankings and was ranked as high as 28th...Played at No. 1 singles all year and No. 2 doubles with Jaime Cuellar...Was second on the team in both singles and doubles wins
As a Sophomore -- Went 23-10 in singles play ... Played mostly at No. 2 singles ... Also played some at No. 1 singles ... Teamed with Marcus Westman to compile a 15-12 doubles record ... Played both the No.1 and No. 2 doubles positions
As a Freshman -- Compiled a 13-11 record playing singles ... Played 2-6 positions ... Showed versatility by playing doubles as well ... Teamed with Marcus Westman, Ben Atkinson and Angelo Niculescu for 11 wins
Junior Tennis -- Top ranked unior in Sweden ... Worldwide experience including Junior U.S. Open ... 2001 Swedish champion singles and doubles boys under 18.
Personal -- Born on May 5, 1983, in Eskilstuna, Sweden ... Son of Stefan and Carola Eklund ... Has a brother named Max (19) and a sister named Nikki (14) ... Enjoys playing soccer, listening to music and playing guitar ... Lists Roger Federer is his favorite tennis player.TMTM