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Tennis Standout Looks to Future

A senior economics/management double major with a mathematics minor, Duby Lakos ’04 doesn’t concern himself with the circuitous route he took to Wittenberg. Instead, he remains focused on the many tasks at hand, including his senior year as the No. 1 men’s tennis player at Wittenberg and his future job with Deutsche Bank in New York City upon graduation in May.

“I can apply many of the things I have learned here,” said Lakos, whose given name is Dubravko Lakos-Bujas. “It has been a great experience.”

A native of Croatia, Lakos has earned three varsity letters playing for the Tiger men’s tennis team after winning a state singles championship as a senior at Heritage High School in Lynchburg, Va. He has also earned second-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference recognition each of the last two years while compiling 27 singles victories and 31 doubles victories.

Lakos’ academic record is just as impressive. A regular on the Dean’s List, Lakos is also a member of several honoraries, including Chi Sigma Alpha, which recognizes varsity student-athletes with grade point averages above 3.4. Additonally, he works in the business office at Wittenberg and serves Phi Kappa Psi fraternity as its treasurer.

When Lakos enters into the world of high finance, he will follow in his father’s footsteps. Jere Bujas has long been involved in commercial banking, be it in his native Croatia, or in Sweden or Italy, two of the places where the family moved due to destructive armed conflicts that engulfed the Balkan region of Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Fluent in multiple languages, Lakos chose Wittenberg because it offered a strong combination of academic and athletic opportunities, the best financial aid package and the chance to develop close relationships with professors. The wide range of internships also appealed to Lakos, who has interned in Vienna, Austria, Boston and Columbus, respectively, while at Wittenberg.

Lakos, whose brother, Toni Bujas, a senior tennis standout at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, is considering Wittenberg, will be expected to pass along more than just tennis tips as the lone senior on the 2003-04 Wittenberg team.

“I hope to pass on my experience to the younger players,” Lakos said. “I’m looking forward to leading the team this year.”

— Ryan Maurer headline



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