Coral Springs, Fla.
J.P. Taravella HS
As a Freshman in 2001-02: Widom ended his freshman campaign as the third-highest ranked freshman at No. 22 in the nation…He tallied an overall singles record of 28-7 and became the first Hurricane since then-freshman Michael Russell in 1996-97 to earn ITA All-American honors…Widom played No. 1 singles for the Hurricanes the entire season, posting a 16-4 dual match record…His four losses all came at the hands of ranked opponents…He compiled an impressive 10-1 record at home this season…He was ranked the entire season, starting with a preseason ranking of No. 100 and climbing all the way to No. 12 through the course of the season…He was named Most Outstanding Player of the BIG EAST Tournament after recording a 6-2, 7-5 win over No. 14 Javier Taborga of Notre Dame…He also earned team MVP honors at the annual tennis banquet…He was named to the USA Tennis Collegiate Team, an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players.
Prep: As a senior he captured the district championship title at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles… was a state finalist at No. 1 singles…named to the Sun-Sentinel All-County First-Team…earned team Most Valuable Player honors…nationally ranked No. 3 in USTA boys’ 18 in 2001 and No. 4 in boys’ 16 in 1999…winner at the 2001 Gator Bowl tournament…also captured National Men’s Open Clays singles and doubles titles…placed third at the Kalamazoo tournament and fifth at the Easter Bowl tournament in 2001
Personal: Born April 24, 1983…son of Eloise Widom… has one brother, Gary Widom…attended the same high school as former UM linebacker Dan Morgan.