Men's Tennis
William Bushamuka - Men's Tennis - University of Kentucky Athletics


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  • High school IMG Academy

Senior (2018)
Named to first team All-SEC … Compiled an 11-8 record overall and 8-1 in the SEC … Went 10-3 at No. 2 singles … Secured three ranked wins in singles, including taking down No. 6 Arthur Rinderknech of Texas A&M and No. 13 Giovanni Oradini of No. 13 Mississippi State … Won seven of his final 10 singles matches prior to the NCAA Tournament … Went 7-8 in doubles, 5-2 in conference play, on courts No. 2 and 3 paired with Austin Hussey, Ryotaro Matsumura, Gus Benson, and Trey Yates … Advanced as far as the second round of the NCAA Tournament in singles … Named to the SEC Community Service Team.

Junior (2017)
2017 ITA All American after being seeded in the NCAA Singles Tournament … 2017 All-SEC First Team … Record of 14-7 for the singles dual season … 11-7 when playing on court one … Was 3-0 when on the second court … SEC singles play was 6-5 … 8-5 against nationally ranked opponents … Beat Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest, the No. 5 player in the country, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … Had four wins over top-10 opponents, including No. 4 Nuno Borges of Mississippi State … Finished with a record of 11-9 in doubles play … Was 9-6 when paired with Nils Ellefsen … Advanced to round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Tournament … Finished at No. 14 in the final ITA rankings.

Sophomore (2016)
All-SEC First Team … ITA Ohio Valley Region Player to Watch … SEC Player of the Week (1/20) … Qualified for the NCAA singles tournament … Earned a 16-9 record in singles play, playing 22 matches on the top court … Went 5-6 in SEC matches, all played on the top court … Also put together a 3-0 record on the second court in singles … Ranked as high as No. 23 in the country in singles … Earned a team-best 10 wins over ranked singles opponents … season was highlighted by a straight-set victory over reigning NCAA singles champion Ryan Shane 7-6, 6-3 … Defeated Virginia’s Collin Altamirano in the first round of the NCAA singles tournament, 6-4, 6-4 … Bowed out in the second round of the NCAA tournament against tournament finalist Mikael Torpegaard in the second round, 7-6 (7), 6-0 … Earned an 8-11 in doubles play, pairing with Trey Yates, Charles Minc, Nils Ellefsen and Gus Benson, playing across all three courts.

Freshman (2015)
Had a 13-6 record in dual matches during the spring, with a 4-3 record in SEC play… Played at primarily No. 3 in singles, earning five wins against ranked opponents during the season … Earned in-conference singles wins over Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and LSU … Compiled a 7-4 record in the fall season…Frequently played with former Wildcat Jerry Lopez at No. 2 doubles, putting together a 5-4 record, while going 5-0 in doubles at No. 3 with classmate Trey Yates … Named to All-SEC Academic honor roll.

Prior to UK
William Bushamuka from Princeton, N.J., signs onto Kentucky as a five-star prospect and the No. 5  ranked recruit from New Jersey, according to TennisRecruiting,net. Bushamuka is 1-1 vs. blue-chip recruits and 1-0 against five-star recruits this season in his matches. He is ranked No. 141 nationally in the United States and No. 278 in the world, according to Bushamuka comes to Kentucky with a great family background, as he is supported by his mother and father, Victor Bushamuka and Lauren Blum, and 13-year-old brother, Daniel.

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