Men's Tennis
JJ Mercer - Men's Tennis - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-11
  • Weight 165
  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown Huntington, W.Va.
  • Previous School Ohio State
  • High school Huntington HS

2022-23 (Redshirt Junior): Went 3-3 in singles during the dual season and 15-6 in doubles alongside Joshua Lapadat … Was ranked as high as No. 38 in doubles with Lapadat … Had 3-2 record in doubles against nationally-ranked opponents … Named to All-Tournament Team at ITA Indoor Nationals at the second doubles position … College Sports Communicators Academic All-District … SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll … Fall singles record of 2-3… Fall doubles record of 5-3.

2021-22 (Redshirt Sophomore): Transferred to Kentucky from Ohio State … Reached No. 89 in the ITA singles rankings after going 3-3 in the fall … Finished the year going 10-14 overall and 7-11 in dual matches … Recorded an 8-1 record with partner Joshua Lapadat in the fall, peaking in the doubles rankings together on No. 22 on February 9 … Holds a 11-11 record in doubles in the spring … Defeated Georgia’s No. 90 Blake Croyder and Erik Grevelius, 6-2, with partner Liam Draxl … Earned match-clinching point once … Defeated Wake Forest’s Siddhant Banthia by a 7-6(3), 6-1 score, helping UK advance to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the third time in program history.

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