Men's Tennis

Gonzales Austin -

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Ransom Everglades

Height:
5-11

Gonzales  Austin

03/11/2015

Austin enters uncharted territory, capturing 100th win

Gonzales Austin eclipsed Bobby Reynolds' 12-year record Sunday with 100th win

03/06/2015

Vandy upsets No. 11 Florida in SEC home opener; 4-3

`Dores defeated the Gators 4-3 in front of a roaring Commodore crowd, improving their overall record to 11-3, and 2-1 in SEC play

02/25/2015

Gonzales Austin named SEC Player of the Week

Austin and the Commodores hit the road this weekend, taking on Arkansas Friday at 2 p.m. and Ole Miss Sunday at 1 p.m.

02/24/2015

Austin/Johnson; No. 1 in Nation

Gonzales Austin and Rhys Johnson lead the country as the No. 1 ranked team.

02/06/2015

Commodores cruise past MTSU in 6-1 victory

The Commodores take a brief hiatus from competition, and then travel to Cambridge, Mass. to take on Minnesota Feb. 20th and Harvard Feb. 22nd.

03/20/2015

M. Tennis vs. Tennessee (3/19/15)

The Men's tennis team defeated Tennessee 4-1 at the Currey Tennis Center. Photos by John Russell. (3/19/15)

03/06/2015

MT vs. Florida (3/6/15)

The Vanderbilt Men's tennis team upset the Florida Gators in their SEC home opener; 4-3. Photos by John Russell

02/06/2015

M. Tennis vs. MTSU (2/6/15)

M. Tennis def. MTSU, 6-1. (2/6/15) Photos by Daniel Dubois

02/03/2015

M. Tennis vs. Indiana (1/30/15)

M. Tennis vs. Indiana (1/30/15) Photos by John Russell

04/19/2014

Vanderbilt vs. Florida - SEC Tournament 4/19/14 (Green)

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Career (as of 6/1/14)

Singles Record: 75-37 overall, 45-23 dual record
Highest singles rank: No. 9

Doubles Record: 60-35 overall, 44-25 dual record
Highest doubles rank: No. 1 w/ Ryan Lipman

Vanderbilt Records:

  • Single season doubles wins (team): 30 w/ Ryan Lipman (2014)
  • Career doubles wins (team): 36 w/ Ryan Lipman (2012-14)

Awards/Honors:

  • 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 ITA All-American (S/D)
  • 2014 First Team All-SEC
  • 2014 ITA Ohio Valley Player to Watch
  • 2014 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • 2013 First Team All-SEC
  • 2012 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2012 SEC All-Freshman Team

Junior (2013-14):Spring- Earned All-American honors in both singles and doubles ... Finished the year ranked No. 19 in singles and No. 3 in doubles ... First VU duo (w/ Ryan Lipman) to earn All-American accolades in doubles ... Joins Ryan Lipman and Bobby Reynolds as the only players to earn multiple All-American honors ... Named ITA Ohio Valley Player to Watch ... Named First Team All-SEC and SEC All-Tournament Team ... Set single season and career record for wins by a doubles team with Ryan Lipman ... Qualified for the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships ... Joined Lipman as the first players to make it to the NCAA singles round of 16 since 2004 ... Led the team in wins with 29 in singles and 30 in doubles ... Defeated a team best 16 ranked opponents ... Defeated No. 37 Leonard Stakhovsky (Penn State) and No. 17 Winston Lin (Columbia) to make it to the NCAA round of 16 before falling to No. 51 Florent Diep (Florida) ... Made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA doubles tournament with Lipman ... Defeated No. 11 Chappell/Stein (TCU) and No. 17 Angus/Stropp (Miss. State) before falling to No. 9 Harrington/Maden in NCAA play ... Finished 5-3 in SEC regular season play ... Defeated No. 11 Tom Jomby (Kentucky), No. 109 Chris Simpson (LSU), No. 91 Malte Stropp (Miss. State) in conference play.

Fall - Made it to the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Tournament ... Semifinalist at the ITA All-American Tournament ... Defeated No. 11 Jeremy Efferding (Texas A&M), No. 41 Campbell Johnson (Cal), No. 43 Amerigo Contini (Va. Tech) and Austin Smith (Georgia) to make it to the semis of All-Americans ... Took down Henry Craig (Denver) and No. 87 Joran Vliegen (ECU) before falling to No. 8 Ray Sarmiento of Southern Cal at National Indoors.

Sophomore (2012-13): 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.

Freshman (2011-12): 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 ... favorite part about competing for Vanderbilt is the team camaraderie ... said no one would believe he watches America's Next Top Model ... double majoring in political science and economics.

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