Rhys Johnson
Rhys  Johnson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
Applecross Senior HS

Height:
5-9

 

05/24/2016

Dores ready for NCAA individual tournament

VU sends Rhys Johnson, Cameron Klinger and Daniel Valent to compete in the 2016 NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament.

05/18/2016

Alternative commencement ceremony held for student-athletes

Ceremony held Tuesday afternoon

05/12/2016

Senior Memories 2016

Graduating seniors reflect on their time at Vanderbilt

05/04/2016

MT NCAA singles/doubles tournament selections

Daniel Valent was selected for singles play, and Rhys Johnson and Cameron Klinger earn automatic All-American status in doubles.

04/27/2016

Rhys Johnson and Mallory Schonk nominated for H. Boyd McWhorter Award

Scholarship presented annually to the SEC's top male and female scholar-athletes

04/21/2016

MT vs LSU (SEC Tournament). 4/21/16

Vanderbilt defeated LSU 4-2 in the first round of the 2016 SEC Tournament.

04/11/2016

MT vs. Ole Miss. Photos by Daniel Dubois (4/10/16)

MT vs. Ole Miss, 2016 Senior Day. Photos by Daniel Dubois (4/10/16).

02/09/2016

M. Tennis vs. Harvard. Photos by John Russell. (2/7/16)

Vanderbilt men's tennis vs. Harvard. Photos by John Russell. (2/7/16)

10/01/2015

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

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

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)

Awards/Honors:
  • 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 First-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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