|High School:||Miguel de Cervantes|
Fall 2011: Finished 5-5 in singles and 3-5 in doubles during the fall. Won the A singles title at the UB Invitational. Earned a first-round bye in singles play at ITA Regionals, falling in his first round match.
2010-11: Named to the All-MAC First Team. Went 14-11 in singles and 13-11 in doubles as UB’s number one player. Had an eight-match singles win streak betweeb the end of the fall and the beginning of the spring. Had a three-set win over Marist’s Lorenzo Rossi in UB’s win over the Red Foxes. Narned a number four seed, highest ever for a UB player, but fell in the second round at the ITA Regionals. Combined with George Tibil for a first round victory in the ITA’s doubles bracket. Won the A-1 flight title at the Cornell Invitational as the top seed, scoring four wins, all in straight sets.
2009-10: Named to All-MAC First Team and All-MAC Tournament squads. Was 16-7 as UB’s number one singles player and 17-6 in doubles combining with Kirill Kolomyts for a 9-1 record. Became first player in UB’s Division I history to attain a national and regional rankings, finishing seventh in the Northeast region in 2010. Ranked 107th nationally prior to beginning of spring season. Named MAC Player of the Week after going 7-0 during spring break play in Florida. Swept his three singles matches in the St. Bonaventure Invitational. Attained a number five seed in the ITA Regional championships, but was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to illness.
Previous college: Attended the University of Tulsa. Was 5-4 in singles in the fourth, fifth and sixth slots. Helped the Golden Hurricane to the Conference USA title as the team reached the second round of the NCAA Championships.
Personal: Born October 11, 1988. Son of Waclaw Starakiewicz and Elzbieta Niebrzydowska-Starakiewicz. Has two sisters (Ewa Jaskolska, Urszula Gulan). Played on both the juniors and men’s ITF circuits , posting a 13-11 record in junior singles. Won the Under-18 Polish Championships in both singles and doubles. Earned a career-high combined ranking of No. 426 from the ITF. Lists Pope John Paul II as his non-sports hero. Enjoys Polish food. Hobbies include dancing and sightseeing. Majoring in communication.