Men's Tennis

Rhys Johnson -


Perth, Australia

High School:
Applecross Senior HS


Rhys  Johnson


Men's tennis caps fall with Commodore Scramble

Vanderbilt will begin their spring dual season with matches against Furman and Lipscomb at home on January 16th, 2016.


Four Dores Remain Undefeated in Commodore Scramble

Valent, Ross, Newman and Binet all head into the final day of tournament action undefeated in singles action.


Vandy goes 12-4 on day one of Commodore Scramble

Freshmen Chari and Ross earned their first wins at home on the courts of the Currey Tennis Center


Men's Tennis hosts Commodore Scramble

This weekend will give Vandy fans their first glimpses of Alex Ross and Vikram Chari who help makeup the Commodores fifth-ranked signing class.


Doubles shines at SEC Classic

In addition to 'Dores doubles success, Kris Yee plays in his flight final Sunday afternoon.


MT 2015-16 head shots by Joe Howell (9/30/15)

Men's tennis 2015-16 head shots by Joe Howell (9/30/15)


Vanderbilt tennis vs. Ohio State (5/9/15)

Vanderbilt fell to Ohio State 4-0 in round two of the NCAA tournament. Photos by Gary Petit. (5/9/15)


Vanderbilt tennis vs. Notre Dame (5/8/15)

The VU MT defeated Notre Dame 4-1 in first round action of 2015 NCAAs in Columbus, Ohio. Photos by Gary Petit.


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)


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

  • 2015 ITA First Team All-American (Doubles)
  • 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Career (as of summer ’15):
Singles Record: 52-45 overall, 28-42 dual record
Highest singles rank: No. 57
Doubles Record: 57-39 overall, 39-29 dual record
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 1, 2/24/15 - 3/10/15, (With Gonzales Austin)

Junior (2014-15): Earned Rirst-Team All-American honors in doubles… Sat atop the ITA doubles rankings as No. 1 in country from Feb. 24 – Mar. 10th with Gonzales Austin…  Went 29-8 alongside Austin, and 30-9 overall… USTA/ITA Division I Men's Ohio Valley Regional Doubles Champion… Only dropped two SEC doubles matches… USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships doubles Semifinalist… Selected to compete in 2015 NCAA Doubles Championship… Fell to Texas tech’s Dojas/Soares in first round. 6-2, 6-2… Went on a 13-match win streak from1/18 – 3/15… Compiled at 17-15 singles record, playing primarily at No. 2… Went 5-8 overall against ranked players… 2-2 against ranked players in the fall, defeating then-No. 21 Hunter Reese and No. 82 Khade… Dual ranked victories include No. 80 Beltrame, No. 118 Hinnisdaels and No. 106 Lovett.

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 economics... Favorites include Roger Federer (Tennis player), "Shawshank Redemption" (Movie) and Playstation (Activity).

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