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USTA Pro Circuit Player of the Week: Bobby Reynolds

October 5, 2006 02:05 PM

Birthdate: July 17, 1982
Birthplace: Cape Cod, Mass.
Residence: Acworth, Ga.
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 170 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed
Turned pro: 2003

Bobby Reynolds notched his best results on the USTA Pro Circuit since November 2005, when he swept the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Challenger of Oklahoma, a $50,000 event held last week in Tulsa.
Seeded fifth in singles, Reynolds cruised through a difficult draw without dropping a set, upsetting the No. 2, 3 and 4 seeds in three of his five matches. After knocking off Greg Oulette and Alex Bogomolov Jr., in straight sets in the first two rounds, he eliminated No. 3 Jeff Morrison, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals, No. 2 Robert Kendrick, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals, and No. 4 Michael Russell, 7-6 (3), 6-3, in the final.
In doubles, Russell teamed with Rajeev Ram, and the second-seeded duo upended the No. 1 tandem of Scott Lipsky and David Martin, 6-4, 6-4, for the championship.
A 6-foot right-hander from Acworth, Ga., Reynolds has had an outstanding year on the pro tour in 2006. He captured his first ATP title in doubles, teaming with Andy Roddick to triumph at the RCA Championships in Indianapolis. He also picked up two USTA Pro Circuit doubles titles at the $50,000 Challengers in Dallas and Tunica Resorts, Miss., finished runner-up in doubles and reached the singles semifinals at the $50,000 Challenger in Tallahassee, and advanced to the singles semifinals at the $50,000 Challenger in Waikoloa.
In addition, the former Vanderbilt All-American earned his best Grand Slam results since reaching the singles third round at the Australian Open in 2005, advancing to the third round in doubles this year at both Wimbledon and the US Open.

RANKING HISTORY
2005 – 99 (ATP)
2004 – 288 (ATP)
2003 – 1 (ITA), 475 (ATP)
2002 – 15 (ITA), 909 (ATP)

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

2006
• Captured the singles title at the USTA Challenger in Tulsa, Okla., defeating Michael Russell, 7-6 (3), 6-3, in the final... Was seeded fifth in the draw and upset the No. 2, 3 and 4 seeds during the week -- No. 3 Jeff Morrison, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals, No. 2 Robert Kendrick, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals, and No. 4 Russell, in the final... Also won the doubles title (with Rajeev Ram).
• Was a doubles semifinalist (with Rajeev Ram) at the USTA Challenger in Lubbock, Texas.
• Advanced to the doubles round of 16 (with Chris Haggard) at the US Open.
• Teamed with Andy Roddick to win his first career ATP doubles title at Indianapolis.
• Advanced to the doubles round of 16 (with Ashley Fisher) at Wimbledon.
• Reached the quarterfinals at the ITF Challenger in Surbiton, Great Britain, where he lost to Wayne Arthurs, 7-6 (6), 6-4.
• Won the doubles title (with Jeff Morrison) at the USTA Challenger in Tunica Resorts, Miss.
• Advanced to the semifinals at the ITF Challenger in Leon, Mexico, falling to eventual champion Phillip Simmonds, 6-3, 6-2.
• Finished runner-up in doubles (with Tripp Phillips) at the USTA Challenger in Tallahassee, Fla... Also reached the singles semifinals, losing to Zack Fleishman, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-4.
• Won the doubles title (with Rajeev Ram) at the Dallas Challenger.
• Reached the semifinals at the USTA Challenger in Waikoloa, Hawaii... Lost to eventual champion Frank Dancevic, 6-3, 7-5.

2005
• Ended the year ranked in the top 100 for the first time in his career at No. 99… Earned a career-high ranking of No. 92 the week of Dec. 12.
• Advanced to the doubles semifinals (with Wesley Whitehouse) at the Champaign-Urbana Challenger.
• Reached the quarterfinals at the Orlando Challenger, where he lost to eventual champion Michael Russell, 6-2, 6-1.
• Won the singles title at the Nashville Challenger, defeating Ramon Delgado, 6-4, 6-4, in the final.
• Advanced to the singles semifinals at the Carson, Calif., Challenger, falling to Amer Delic, 6-4, 6-2.
• Won the doubles title (with Amer Delic) at the USTA Challenger in Calabasas, Calif... Was also a singles quarterfinalist, losing to Denis Gremelmayr, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.
• Reached the doubles semifinals (with Scoville Jenkins) at the Sacramento Challenger.
• Finished runner-up in singles at the Lubbock, Texas, Challenger, losing to Ramon Delgado, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
• Advanced to the doubles final (with Rajeev Ram) at the Pilot Pen.
• Reached the singles semifinals at the Binghamton Challenger, falling to Alejandro Falla, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (1).
• Earned a career-best ATP singles result at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., advancing to the quarterfinals before falling to Tomas Berdych, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (9).
• Won the doubles title (with Scoville Jenkins) at the Lexington, Ky., Challenger... Also reached the singles final, where he lost to Dudi Sela, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
• Was a singles semifinalist at the Aptos, Calif., Challenger, losing to eventual champion Andrew Murray, 6-4, 6-3.
• Reached the doubles quarterfinals (with Frank Dancevic) at the ATP event in Newport, R.I.
• Advanced to the doubles semifinals (with Rajeev Ram) and singles quarterfinals at the Forest Hills grass-court Challenger.
• At the Mexico City 2 Challenger, won the doubles title (with Rajeev Ram) and reached the singles semifinals, where he fell to eventual champion Amer Delic, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4).
• Qualified into the ATP events in Indian Wells (lost to Sargis Sargsian, 6-3, 6-2, in the opening round) and Scottdale (lost to Vincent Spadea, 1-6, 7-6, 7-6, in the first round).
• Advanced to the second round of the Waikoloa, Hawaii, Challenger, where he lost to Robert Kendrick, 4-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4.
• Qualified into the main draw of the Australian Open and advanced to the third round… Earned his first career Grand Slam win over Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5), then upset No. 17 seed Andrei Pavel of Romania, 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2, before falling to Spain's Rafael Nadal, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.

2004
• Reached the second round at the Champaign-Urbana, Ill., Challenger, where he lost to Janko Tipsarevic, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3).
• Qualified into Challengers in Austin and College Station, Texas.
• As a wild card, advanced to the second round of the Covington, La., Challenger, where he lost to Andre Sa in straight sets.
• Captured the first USTA Pro Circuit singles title of his career at the $15,000 Futures event in Claremont, Calif., defeating doubles partner Huntley Montgomery, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the final… Teamed with Montgomery to reach the doubles final.
• Received a wild card to compete in the US Open and played a hard-fought, first-round match against Alexander Peya but ended up losing, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4.
• Advanced to the singles semifinals at the USTA Challenger in Aptos, Calif., where he fell to Frank Dancevic, 6-2, 6-3.
• Teaming with Mathias Boeker, advanced to the doubles semifinals at the ITF Challenger in Granby, Canada.
• Reached the singles quarterfinals at the USTA Futures event in Yuba City, Calif., before losing to Marc Kimmich, 6-2, 7-6 (2).
• As a wild card, reached the singles semifinals at the USTA Challenger in Tallahassee, Fla… Lost to Cecil Mamiit, 6-1, 6-4.
• Also as a wild card, was a singles quarterfinalist at the USTA Challenger in Calabasas, Calif., before falling to eventual champion Ivo Karlovic, 6-1, 7-5… Advanced to the doubles semifinals (with Rajeev Ram).
• Reached the singles semifinals at the USTA Futures event in Pensacola, Fla., where he lost to eventual champion Andres Pedroso, 7-6 (3), 6-2.
• Had the best result of any American at the USTA Futures event in McAllen, Texas, advancing to the singles quarterfinals before falling to No. 6 seed Nicolas Todero, 6-4, 6-1… Also reached the doubles semifinals (with Brian Baker).
• 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, Ill., 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, before falling to 2001 champions and No. 9 seeds Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett, 6-4, 7-5.
• Qualified into the USTA Challenger in Binghamton, N.Y., and lost to Brian Baker, 7-6 (5), 6-4, in the opening round.
• Qualified into the USTA Challenger in Aptos, Calif.... Lost in the first round to Todd Reid, 6-0, 6-3.
• Reached the final of the USTA Futures event in Chico, Calif., 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, N.J., Challenger, losing to Jan Hernych, 6-0, 6-3.

2002
• As a qualifier, advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA Futures in Joplin, Mo., where he lost to Morgan Wilson, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2.
• Reached the quarterfinals of the USTA Futures in Chico, Calif., losing to Tripp Phillips, 6-4, 7-5.
• Won the doubles title (with John Paul Fruttero) at the USTA Futures in Decatur, Ill.
• Qualified into the USTA Futures 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 in Boca Raton, Fla., and reached the second round, where he lost to Horst Skott, 6-3, 6-1.
• Qualified into the USTA Futures in Tallahassee, Fla., but lost in the opening round to David Dilucia, 6-1, 6-2.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS
• Played at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee for three seasons from 2000-03 under coach and former ATP doubles star Ken Flach, before turning pro after his junior year.
• Finished No. 1 in the national singles rankings in 2003.
• Led Vanderbilt to the NCAA final in 2003 and capped one of the biggest turnarounds in recent NCAA history before losing to Illinois 4-3 in the final… Beat current pro Amer Delic at No. 1 singles and was named the tournament's MVP (only player to win this award that was not on a championship team).
• Was named ITA National Player of the Month a record three times in 2003 and was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in '03.
• Finished his final season with a 46-7 singles record.
• Was Vanderbilt's first two-time singles All-American... Owns school records for career wins (99) and single-season wins (46 in 2003).

PERSONAL
• Father, Robert, is a pilot. Mother, Joyce, is a tennis instructor. Has one older sister, Debbie, and one younger brother, Michael.
• Majored in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt.
• Attended Harrison High School in Acworth, Ga.
• Is coached by Richard Acuna.
• Hobbies include playing cards, golf and watching his favorite NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
• Shares a house near Atlanta with Robby Ginepri.
• Considers hard court as his best surface and his best shot to be his forehand.

 

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