Born in Riga, Latvia, Pjotr had an extremely successful junior career. Champion of the 2005 men’s doubles Latvian National Championship, he went on to earn a runner-up finish in singles the following year. Pjotr also took second place in the European Club Championships and was ranked as high as 187 in the International Tennis Federation Junior Rankings. Pjotr began his college playing career at Mississippi State and finished at University of Detroit-Mercy. While at U of D, Pjotr won consecutive Horizon League Player of the Year Awards while playing No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. He went on to accept the Head Coaching position of the University of Detroit Mercy Women’s Tennis Team.