Men's Tennis

Rhys Johnson -

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
Applecross Senior HS

Height:
5-9

Rhys  Johnson

05/21/2015

Austin/Johnson eliminated from NCAAs

The automatic All-Americans dropped two 6-2 sets to end their chances of advancement into the second round of play.

04/29/2015

Commodores selected for NCAA singles/doubles championships

Gonzales Austin, Rhys Johnson and Sydney Campbell each earn automatic All-American honors with high seeding

02/24/2015

Austin/Johnson; No. 1 in Nation

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

01/07/2015

Vandy Men's Tennis No. 19 in first ITA poll

In addition, two Commodores were given both singles and doubles honors.

12/27/2014

December Student-Athletes of the Month: Rhys Johnson and Rebeca Reguero

Commodores recognized for academic achievements and leadership

05/09/2015

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)

05/08/2015

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.

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

Career (as of 6/1/14)

Singles Record: 35-30 overall, 21-31 dual record
Highest singles rank: No. 57

Doubles Record: 27-30 overall, 22-24 dual record
Highest doubles rank: N/A

Awards/Honors:

  • 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

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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