Men's Tennis
Evan Austin - Men's Tennis - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 6-3
  • Weight 195
  • class Junior
  • High school Barron Collier H.S.

media__sports_m-tennis_auto_action_a-austin1-1436389942417.jpg2001-02: Joined the team in January and had a very impressive start to his collegiate career winning 12 of his first 14 matches from Jan. 10 to Feb. 2 … Won the consolation bracket of the SEC Indoors with a victory over Jason Hasley (LSU) … Most impressive victory was a thrilling three-set win over #48 Lesley Joseph (Georgia) … Played the majority of the season at No. 3 … Defeated Tennessee’s Mark Dietrich and Adam Carey in UK’s two-straight wins over the ranked Volunteers … Teamed with Benmansour to play No. 1 doubles … Won the Milwaukee Tennis Classic upsetting #15 Travis Parrott and Peter Malacek of Portland in the semi-final and #40 Jimmy Borendame and Brandon Currie of Butler in the final… Best wins were over Mark Dietrich/Peter Handoyo (Tennessee), #31 Rene-Charles Combette/Romain Ambert (Mississippi State), #29 Marcus Westman/Angelo Niculescu (South Carolina) and #28 Michael Yani/Phillip King (Duke)… Finished the season ranked #45.

Junior Career: Advanced to the round of 16 in the Boys 18 Nationals in 2001…finalist in doubles competition at the Quogue, NY Futures…Ranked No. 14 in the 2000 U.S. Boys 18 field…Won the Busch Florida Open in 1999…Advanced to the round of 16 at the 1998 Rolex Orange Bowl…semifinalist of the National Clay Courts Championships in 1998…Posted a No. 5 ranking in the 1998 U.S. Boys 16’s field.

Personal: Born on Sept. 9, 1982…Lists dream doubles partner as John McEnroe…Most influential people in his life are his father, Ken Austin, and assistant coach, Greg VanEmburgh…Lists most satisfying moment as an athlete as earning an ATP ranking…Also enjoys fishing, playing snood, and searching the web…Chose UK because of “the great coaches and teammates here.”

Austin’s UK Stats

Year Singles Doubles
Overall SEC Overall SEC
2001-02 22-15 3-8 17-16 3-7


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