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Bobby Reynolds: USTA Pro Circuit Player of the Week

March 12, 2004 09:12 AM
Bobby Reynolds, © Beverly Schaefer
Birthdate: July 17, 1982
Residence: Acworth, GA
Height: 6’ 0”
Plays: Right-handed

Bobby Reynolds of Acworth, GA, posted the best results of any American last week at the Make a Wish McAllen Country Club Men's $15,000 Futures, held March 1-7 in McAllen, TX. Reynolds, who is competing in his first full year as a pro after playing three outstanding years of collegiate tennis at Vanderbilt University, advanced to the quarterfinals of the event, defeating Thomas Blake of Fairfield, CT, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4), in the first round and fourth seed Harsh Mankad of India, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3), in the second, before falling to No. 6 seed Nicolas Todero of Argentina, 6-4, 6-1.

In addition to his results in McAllen, the 21-year-old has also performed well on the USTA Pro Circuit in the past. Earlier this year, he reached the doubles semifinals at the USTA Challenger in Dallas. Last year, he won the doubles title and reached the singles quarterfinals at the Futures event in Arlington, TX, finished runner-up in singles and reached the doubles semifinals at the USTA Futures event in Chico, CA, and advanced to the doubles final at the Futures event in Hammond, LA And in 2002, he won the doubles title at the USTA Futures event in Decatur, IL, and reached quarterfinals at the Futures events in Joplin, MO, and Chico.

Before turning pro in 2003 after his junior year of college, Reynolds had a sensational career at Vanderbilt. He ended his final season ranked No. 1 on the Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis Rankings and finished the year with a 46-7 overall singles record, going 24-1 when playing in the No. 1 singles position. He also earned All-American honors his sophomore and junior years.

RANKING HISTORY
2003 – 1 (ITA), 475 (ATP)
2002 – 15 (ITA), 909 (ATP)

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

2004

  • Had the best result of any American at the USTA Futures event in McAllen, Texas, advancing to the quarterfinals before falling to No. 6 seed Nicolas Todero, 6-4, 6-1.
  • Qualified into the USTA Challenger in Joplin, MO, but lost in the first round to Yeu-Tzuoo Wang, 6-4, 6-3.
  • Advanced to the doubles semifinals (with Amer Delic) at the USTA Challenger in Dallas.

2003

  • Qualified into the USTA Challenger in Champaign-Urbana, IL, and fell to Brian Vahaly, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, in the first round.
  • Reached the doubles final (with Amer Delic) at the USTA Futures event in Hammond, LA
  • Won the doubles title (with Brian Baker) at the USTA Futures event in Arlington, Texas... Also advanced to the singles quarterfinals, where he fell to Dusan Vemic, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
  • Received a wild card into the US Open doubles event and teamed with Robby Ginepri to reach the second round, where the duo fell to 2001 champions and No. 9 seeds Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett of Zimbabwe, 6-4, 7-5.
  • Qualified into the USTA Challenger in Binghamton, NY, and lost to Brian Baker, 7-6 (5), 6-4, in the opening round.
  • Qualified into the USTA Challenger in Aptos, CA.... Lost in the first round to Todd Reid, 6-0, 6-3.
  • Reached the final of the USTA Futures event in Chico, CA, where he fell to Matias Boeker, 6-2, 6-2... Also advanced to the doubles semifinals (with John Paul Fruttero).
  • Was a quarterfinalist at the Atlantic City, NJ, Challenger, losing to Jan Hernych, 6-0, 6-3.

2002

  • As a qualifier, advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA Futures event in Joplin, MO, where he lost to Morgan Wilson, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2.
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the USTA Futures event in Chico, CA, losing to Tripp Phillips, 6-4, 7-5.
  • Won the doubles title (with John Paul Fruttero) at the USTA Futures event in Decatur, IL.
  • Qualified into the USTA Futures event in Redding, Calif., and advanced to the second round, before losing to Luke Bourgeois, 6-4, 7-6 (5).

1999

  • Qualified into the USTA Futures event in Boca Raton, FL, and reached the second round, where he lost to Horst Skott, 6-3, 6-1.
  • Qualified into the USTA Futures event in Tallahassee, FL, but lost in the opening round to David Dilucia, 6-1, 6-2.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

2003

  • Turned pro after his junior year at Vanderbilt.
  • Ended the 2002-2003 season as the No. 1-ranked player on the Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis Rankings.
  • Earned All-American honors for the second straight year.
  • Finished the 2002-2003 season with a 46-7 overall record… Went 24-1 when playing in the No. 1 singles position and was 25-11 overall in doubles.
  • Advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championships.

2002

  • Became only the second Vanderbilt men’s tennis player to earn ITA All-American honors and to win 30 singles matches in a single season (Chris Groer).
  • Made it to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships, before losing in three sets to Brandon Wagner of Georgia.
  • Finished the season ranked 15th in singles and 32nd in doubles.
  • Earned first team All-SEC honors after going 5-5 during the SEC regular season at the No. 1 position.
  • Defeated eventual NCAA national singles champion Matias Boeker of Georgia and eventual national runner-up Jesse Witten of Kentucky.
  • Advanced to the semifinals of the Southern Intercollegiate.
  • Qualified for the ITA All-American Championships.
  • Won the Ole Miss Fall Classic.
  • Advanced to the third round of the Region III Championships.

2001

  • Notched several upset victories, including wins over No. 50 Scott Mayer, No. 73 Adam Carey and No. 70 Matt Klinger.
  • Was a first alternate in the NCAA Doubles Championship with Eddie Coates.
  • Tallied a 23-15 overall record in singles and went 27-12 in doubles.
  • Earned a 6-1 record at the ITA All-American Championships… Defeated two seeded teams and advanced to the main draw, only one of two teams from the pre-qualifying to do so.
  • Advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles and the semifinals in singles of the MTSU Fall Invitational.
  • Was one of three Commodores to tally more than 20 overall singles wins.
  • Finished the season ranked No. 43 in the nation in doubles.

JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Was a finalist for the Consolation Boys’ 18 and under Nationals in 2000.
  • Earned a No. 10 national ranking in 2000 and No. 12 in 1999.
  • Was a finalist in the Boys’ 18s Doubles Clay Court Nationals in 1999.
  • Was ranked No. 3 in the South in 1999 for juniors.
  • Won Georgia’s Most Improved Player of the Year in 1998.
  • In 1997, was a finalist at the Boys’ 16s National Indoors.
  • Won the National Indoors Sportsmanship Award for the Boys’ 16s age group.
  • Was named All-County in 1997 and 1998.
  • Was involved in the Interact Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life in high school.

PERSONAL

  • Father, Robert. Mother, Joyce.
  • Majored in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt.
  • Attended Harrison High School in Acworth, GA
 

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