Men's Tennis
Ryuji Hirooka - Men's Tennis - University of Kentucky Athletics


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2013>> A doubles specialist for UK, partnered with Alejandro Gomez and Beck Pennington on courts two and three in doubles play, while also going 3-0 in singles play … Went 9-14 in doubles with SEC wins over Georgia, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Arkansas … Played against nine teams ranked in the top 75, coming away with wins in three of those matches … Won all three of his singles matches, never dropping more than three games in a set … Played on court six twice, and court five one time in singles competition.

Fall 2011>> Finished the fall 14-8 in singles, including an impressive run to the consolation finals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships … Was flawless at the Bulldog Scramble, earning four singles wins … Won both his matches at the Rainbow Warrior Challenge … Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Louisville Winter Invitational and the round of 16 of the Southern Intercollegiate … Most of his success in the fall came in doubles action with Maks Gold … Went 11-6 in doubles action and 8-3 with Gold … Won the Southern Intercollegiate division II doubles title with Gold, while also advancing to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships.

Spring 2011>> Performed very well in limited singles action for Kentucky, going 5-0 with all five wins coming in straight sets … Played mostly at the No. 5 and No. 6 position in singles, earning wins over Morehead State, Butler, Murray State, Toledo and Cumberlands (Ky.) … Played doubles twice, teaming up with Grant Roberts and Matt Davis … Defeated Cleveland State’s No. 2 doubles team 8-6, while he and Roberts took down Murray State’s No. 3 doubles tandem 8-0.

Pre-College>> Played in the finals of the Singapore International Junior Championships … Also performed well in several futures tournaments over the past few years … Advanced to the All-Japan under 18 quarterfinals … Played in several Grade 1 tournaments.

Personal>> Born Sept. 3, 1991 … Originally from Tokyo, Japan.

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