Senior advanaces to final of the NIIC
Vanderbilt is the only team to boast a singles player and a doubles team in National Indoor semifinals
Gonzales Austin knocks off No. 1 in country; 6-4, 6-4.
The National Indoor Championships feature the best college tennis players from around the country
Vanderbilt's No. 22 doubles team of Rhys Johnson and Gonzales Austin defeated No. 58 Chris Simichi and Albert Wager of Louisville, winning the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional doubles championship.
March 21, 2014
Vanderbilt Senior Day vs. South Carolina on April 13, 2014. Photos by Joe Howell.
#8 Texas A&M defeated #18 Vanderbilt 4-0 on March 9, 2014
No. 15 Vanderbilt men's tennis vs. No. 20 Texas during the ITA Kick-off
Vanderbilt men's tennis doubleheader against Marquette and Belmont.
Career (as of 6/1/14)
Singles Record: 35-30 overall, 21-31 dual record
Doubles Record: 27-30 overall, 22-24 dual record
Sophomore (2013-14):Spring- Finished the year with an overall record of 23-16 ... Went 11-12 in duals, 3-6 in SEC play ... Notched wins against four ranked opponents ... Won in Vandy's NCAA first round match against Virginia Tech, defeating Hunter Koontz in straight sets ... Clinched Vandy's first win over Georgia since 2004 by defeating No. 77 Ben Wagland 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 ... Knocked off No. 85 Elliot Orkin in VU's win over Florida ... Took down Jarryd Chaplin in the win over Tennessee.Fall - Finished with a record of 12-4 in fall tournament play ... Made it to the semifinals of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional ... Defeated Beck Pennington (Kentucky), Mark Kovacs (Purdue), Jimmy Roebker (Xavier) and David Biosca (ETSU) to make it to the semis, fell to No. 24 Hunter Reese.
Freshman (2012-13):SEC Player of the Week (3/20) ... Played mainly out of the No. 3 and No. 6 singles positions finishing with an overall record of 12-14 (10-10 in dual match play) ... Closed out the season on a four-match and eight-straight set win streak prior to the Sweet 16 loss ... Clinched the upset over No. 4 Ole Miss with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win ... Knocked off 16th-ranked Hernus Pieters of No. 6 Georgia in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
Personal:Rhys Michael Johnson... Born November 7, 1994... Son of Shawn Johnson and Michelle Lloyd-Johnson... Has one brother, Myles... Majoring in chemical engineering... Favorites include Roger Federer (Tennis player), "Shawshank Redemption" (Movie) and Playstation (Activity).
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