May 23, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It is no argument that Vanderbilt men's tennis senior Ryan Lipman has put together one of the most decorated careers in program history, but just to solidify his name with the greatest Lipman broke the school record for combined singles and doubles wins.
With his 2-0 day on Thursday, Lipman surpassed Scott Brown with 173 combined wins. The Nashville native has compiled 96 wins in singles and 77 wins in doubles.
"There is no one more deserving of this record," said Vanderbilt head coach Ian Duvenhage. "Ryan [Lipman] carries himself with such class both on and off the court. He is the type of player that coaches die to have. I couldn't be happier for him."
In the 2014 NCAA Singles Championship, Lipman worked his way to the round of 16, becoming the first three-time All-American in Vanderbilt men's tennis history. Lipman holds both 2014 singles and doubles All-American status to go along with his recognition in singles last season.
To go along with his three All-American honors, Lipman is also the first Commodore to earn All-SEC honors in each of his four seasons with the team. He's also been named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year, SEC All-Freshman Team, Ohio Valley Freshman of the Year and two-time Ohio Valley Arthur Ashe award recipient.
Lipman's 96 singles wins sit just three shy of tying Bobby Reynolds' career record.
The Vandy senior will continue play in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships on Friday.