Ryan Preston
Ryan  Preston
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Northbrook, Ill.

High School:
New Trier

Height:
6-2

Birthdate:
08/23/1985

 

05/20/2014

Austin, Lipman set for NCAA Championships

Singles begins Wednesday, doubles set for Thursday

2007-08 (Senior): First team All-SEC selection ... Only the fourth player in school history to be a three-time All-SEC selection ... Second team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV selection ... Vanderbilt's male recipient of the SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship ... Vanderbilt's No. 1 singles player for third year in a row ... Team captain ... Participated in the NCAA Singles Championship for the third straight year ... Fell in the first round to top-seeded and eventual national champion Somdev Devvarman of Virginia ... SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 19, becoming VU's first recipient of the award since 2003 ... Defeated five ranked opponents, including No. 2 Greg Ouellette of Florida ... Team representative on Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Finished season with a 15-16 record, including 11-12 mark in dual play ... 5-6 in the SEC, but only two of his losses were in straight sets ... Clinched Vanderbilt's wins over No. 23 Alabama and No. 61 Middle Tennessee State ... Defeated No. 39 Moritz Baumann of Wisconsin, No. 85 Saketh Myneni of Alabama, No. 16 Matthias Wellermann of Ole Miss and No. 96 Kaden Hensel of Tennessee ... Finished 13-16 in doubles play ... Teamed with Vijay Paul to defeat Georgia's 26th-ranked doubles team of Hunt and Schnugg ... Paired with Alex Zotov to defeat Ole Miss' fifth-ranked doubles team of Berg and Tveit.

2006-07 (Junior): First team All-SEC selection for second straight season ... Closed season ranked No. 44 by ITA ... Advanced to NCAA Singles Championship for second straight season ... The Commodores' No. 1 player ... Finished 15-17 overall in singles play and 5-12 in dual play ... Also finished with 3-8 singles record in SEC play ... Finished 10-4 in singles competition in the fall ... Earned five victories over ranked opponents ... Top victory was a 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 win over No. 15 Erling Tveit of Ole Miss ... Won five of first six singles matches to open fall season ... Finished 7-19 in doubles play ... Posted 4-13 doubles record in dual play.

2005-06 (Sophomore): First Team All-SEC... Led the team at No. 1 singles, posting a 12-7 record... team captain... finished the season at No. 44 on ITA rankings... represented 'Dores at NCAA Singles Championships, advancing to the second round... defeated 18th ranked Adrian Zguns at the SEC tournament.

2004-05 (Freshman): Boasted 18-5 overall record in singles, playing predominantly in the No. 4 and No. 5 slots...played 7-3 in the SEC, including an impressive victory against No. 12 ranked Kentucky's Matt Emery (6-4, 6-2) at the final regular season match... won Midwest Regional of the of Intercollegiate Tennis Association's summer circuit in July of 2005.

Prep/Juniors: Helped New Trier to two team state championships and one runner up position ... Two- time captain and massed over 100 high school wins ... Was chosen for first team All-State three times in 2002-04 ... earned four letters in tennis ... National honor society member ... won ITA National summer doubles championships.

Personal: Ryan Preston born on August 23, 1985 to parents Rob and Gail Preston ... Born in Evanston, Illi., raised in Northbrook, Illi. ... Majoring in economics ... Siblings: sister Carrie.

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