Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. Gonzales Austin (Vandy): 7-5, 6-2, in the quarterfinals
Austin def. Henry Craig (Denver): 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
The National Indoor Championships feature the best college tennis players from around the country
Tennessee 4, Vanderbilt 1
Vanderbilt to play Tennessee Friday at 12 p.m. CT
May 11, 2013
John Russell's photo gallery from the SEC Fall Classic.
Images from the tennis match against Ole Miss. The Dores lost 6-1. Photos by Joe Howell.
Photos from the indoor match against Brown 2/10/12. Photos by Joe Howell.
2012-13 (Sophomore):First Team All-SEC ... Finished with an overall record of 25-13, including 16-10 during the dual season ... Playing primarily out of the No. 2 singles position ... Ended the season ranked 48th by the ITA ... Was ranked as high as 20th (last on 2/10) ... Selected for the NCAA Singles Championships ... Helped VU advance to the Sweet 16 with wins at No. 2 singles over ETSU and Illinois ... Knocked off 24th-ranked Tom Jomby of No. 8 Kentucky, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 ... Put together two streaks of four-straight match wins ... Defeated 19th-ranked Nathan Pasha of No. 6 Georgia ... Ended the fall season with a record of 9-3 ... Got to the semi-finals of both the Southern Collegiates and ITA Regionals.2011-12 (Freshman): Clinched wins for his team over #33 South Carolina, UAB, and MTSU ... Had a 7 match winning streak from 2/10 (against Brown) through #17 LSU on 3/4 ... Finished his fall tournament slate with a 7-4 overall record.
Personal:Gonzalez Austin Jr ... goes by AJ ... father, Gonzales, is a tennis coach while mother Susan is a teacher ... has a sister, Nakita ... favorite tennis player is Rafael Nadal ... admires teammate Alex DiValerio ... favorite part about competing for Vanderbilt is the team camaraderie ... said no one would believe he watches America's Next Top Model ... major is undecided.
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