Men's Tennis
Taha Baadi - Men's Tennis - University of Kentucky Athletics

TahaBaadi

  • height 6-0
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Montreal, Canada

2022-23 (Senior)

  • Currently ranked No. 830 in ATP singles rankings (Nov. 7, 2022)
  • Transferred to UK from Wake Forest
  • Fall singles record of 2-2
  • Fall doubles record of 1-1

From Wake Forest

Awards
• 2021 Third Team All-ACC Singles

Career
• 35-21 record in singles
• 24-11 record in doubles

2021-22 (Junior)
• 
Singles: 15-7
• Doubles: 5-0
Results
• Recorded a 15-7 singles record and went 1-0 in ACC action
• Ended the regular season on a six-match win streak.
• Went undefeated in the No. 2 (3-0) and No. 3 (3-0) spots.
• Posted a 5-0 record in doubles and went 1-0 in conference play
• Ranked as high as No. 100 in singles

2020-21 (Sophomore)
• Singles: 13-9
• Doubles: 16-8
Results
• Recorded a 13-9 singles record and went 5-3 in ACC action
• Ended the regular season on a five-match win streak, including four wins over ranked opponents
• Picked up notable singles ranked wins over No. 43, No. 59, No. 66 and No. 75
• Tied for most wins at the No. 2 spot with 6 singles wins
• Posted a 12-5 record in doubles and went 4-2 in conference play
• Ranked as high as No. 97 in singles and No. 56 in doubles with Melios Efstathiou
• Entered the ITA rankings at 107 in singles (Feb. 6 to Mar. 21)
• Went 2-0 in singles at the ACC Championships

2019-20 (Freshman)
• Singles: 7-5
• Doubles: 3-3
Results
• Joined the program in January
• Finished the season with a 7-5 record spending most of his time on courts two and three
• He played his first collegiate match on the top court, dropping a three-set battle
• Clinched the match against Kentucky to send the Demon Deacons to the ITA National Indoor Championships with a 6-3, 7-6(4) decision on court two
• Picked up two ranked victories, defeating No. 81 Ryan Goetz of Virginia 6-2, 7-6 (4) and No. 102 Adrian Boitan of Baylor, 6-4, 6-0
• Partnered mostly with Melios Efstathiou in doubles for a 2-2 mark

Prior to Wake Forest
• Trained at Tennis Canada, the national tennis training center in Montreal
• Recorded career-high ATP ranking of 965
• Reached the semifinals at M15 Monastir 47 and three quarterfinals of the M15 Cancun in 2019
• Recorded career-high junior ranking of No. 31
• Played in three Junior Grand Slam tournaments (Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open)
• Reached the quarterfinal in Roland Garros with a 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 6-1 first round win, 6-7(6), 6-2, 2-4 (ret.) second round victory and a 7-6(3), 6-2 decision in the third round
• Qualified for Junior Wimbledon and defeated Youcef Rihane 6-2, 6-2 in the first round and picked up a 6-4, 7-6(3) win in the second round over France’s Baptiste Anselmo
• Advanced to the third round before falling to Martin Damm
• Won G2 Montreal, reached semifinal of J1 Lambare and J1 Copa Mundial Campeche
• Competed in the 2019 Winston-Salem Open against Wake’s Borna Gojo.

Personal
• Son of Driss Baadi and Aziza Boujnouni
• Has one sister, Hiba
• Born July 19, 2001 in Rabat Morocco

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