|College:||South Carolina State|
A second team all-Big Sky Conference selection after going 16-13 in dual singles play, including 14-8 at No. 2 and 2-5 at No. 1…won both his singles matches at the Big Sky Tournament in straight sets…won each of his final five singles matches of the season…went 7-5 in singles play against conference opposition…posted a team-best 19-5 doubles record (all at No. 1)…that included a 9-1 mark against league opposition…posted a 13-4 record in doubles with teammate Marek Marksoo…at one point during the season, the tandem of Malko and Marksoo were ranked as the 80th best doubles team in the nation by the ITA, just the fourth doubles team in school history to earn a national ranking…was a finalist for the Sacramento State Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
A first team all-Big Sky Conference selection…played every match as the team’s No. 1 singles player…posted an 11-13 record in singles play, including a 7-1 mark against Big Sky opponents…won eight of his final 10 singles matches of the regular season, including straight set wins in both the Big Sky Tournament semifinal and championship matches…all but one of his singles victories came in straight sets…went 7-1 at No. 3 doubles with teammate Roy Brandys…that included a six-game winning streak with Brandys to end the season…overall, Malko was 9-10 in doubles play, including 0-4 at No. 1, 1-3 at No. 2, and 8-3 at No. 3…Malko and Brandys won both their doubles matches in the Big Sky Tournament.
Posted an 8-12 singles record, and a 9-14 doubles mark during the spring…missed four matches with a sprained ankle…in singles play, he went 1-3 at No. 3, 5-6 at No. 4, 1-3 at No. 5 and 1-0 at No. 6…defeated USC’s Peter Lucassen, 6-4, 6-4, in the season opener, and won six of his first 10 singles matches of the season…in doubles play, he went 2-4 at No. 1 and 7-10 at No. 2…played with multiple partners during the season, including Javier Millan, Marko Starcevic and Jason Smith…finished the season playing with Smith and the tandem went 6-5, including 1-0 at No. 1 and 5-5 at No. 2…went 7-6 in his final 13 doubles matches of the season.
Prior to Sacramento State
Played the 2010 season for South Carolina State in Orangeburg, S.C…was a second team all-Mid Eastern Athletic Conference selection after helping the team to a MEAC title and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament…played at the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 spots of the Bulldog lineup.
A business administration major…parents are Alex and Lilia.