Men's Tennis
Shane Collins - Men's Tennis - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-11
  • class Senior
  • High school St. Xavier

Fall 2008: Won first preseason singles match in Hawaii … Won first doubles match of year at Bulldog Scramble with sophomore Will Beck.

The Collins File

First Win: 9/23/05 against Maryland’s Michael Coleman
Longest Winning Streak: 4 matches 1/27/08-2/3/08
Highest Singles Position: No. 2 vs. Morehead State in 2006.

Collins’ UK Stats

Singles Doubles
Year Overall SEC Overall SEC
2007-08 10-9 1-47-15 6-23 3-10
2006-07 11-24 3-6 2-13 0-6
2005-06 5-10 9-11 0-1
26-43 4-10 18-39 3-17

Spring 2008: Played primarily at No. 5 singles slot during junior campaign … Compiled a 10-9 record in singles … Won four straight singles matches in late January to early February … Played doubles at No. 3 slot with freshman Will Beck … Undefeated in three-set matches at 4-0 … Secured doubles point at Auburn in the SEC tournament first round win with Will Beck.

Fall 2007: Did not participate in fall tournament action.

Spring 2007: Appeared in his first career SEC singles matches, totaling three wins … Notched an 8-14 overall dual record … Captured the winning match in a 4-3, UK upset over Alabama at No. 6 singles defeating Dan Buikema … Overcame a battle-tested Spencer Feldman of South Carolina as Kentucky won its final home match of the season … Tallied his third conference win over Arkansas’ Bradwin Williams … Appeared mainly in the No. 3 doubles slot with an array of teammates.

Fall 2006: Concluded fall play with a 3-7 record … Participated in a team-high five tournaments … His best tournament of the fall season was his first, where he claimed a 1-1 record in the Southern Intercollegiate.

Spring 2006: In his freshman campaign, tallied a 5-10 singles record … Split doubles action with Marcus Sundh and Kenny Hodge earning a 9-10 record … Appeared in the No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions … Earned his first victory of the season in the Cats’ win over No. 79 ranked Purdue as he defeated Kelubia Mabatah.

Fall 2005: Won the first five matches of his collegiate doubles career … Teamed with teammate Marcus Sundh to capture Flight A Doubles bracket at the Louisville Fall Invitational … Won his first singles match at the Virginia Fall Invitational in September.

Personal: Member of the Saint Xavier 2005 State Championship team … Reached the semifinals of the state singles tournament … Born on Nov. 24, 1986 … Parents are Kevin and Sandy Collins … Three sisters: Whitney (26), Kendahl (24) and Taylor (18)…Business Management major.

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