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ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (11/12/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Nov. 12, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 123 (-3)
Doubles: 163 (-3)
Note: Called his season complete to rest his shoulder ... Pulled out of Knoxville Challenger because of the injury ... 2013 highlights include: reaching the main draw of three Grand Slams, playing his way to the semifinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, and winning his first Challenger singles title at the $100,000 event in Dallas.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 224 (-4)
Doubles: 74 (+2)
Note: Won his sixth Challenger doubles title of 2013 when he became the first Vol to win a title at the Knoxville Challenger, winning it with Sam Groth ... Lost in first round of singles ... Playing the Champaign Challenger this week.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 235 (+8)
Doubles: 143 (+4)
Note: Points added for reaching the singles semifinals of the Knoxville Challenger, where he lost in a close match to eventual winner Tim Smyczek ... made it to the doubles semifinals ... Finishing the year this week at the Champaign Challenger.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 738 (0)
Doubles: 464 (+5)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (10/21/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Oct. 21, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 125 (+1)
Doubles: 165 (-5)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week ... Next stop: $75,000 Charlottesville Challenger.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 207 (+1)
Doubles: 72 (-1)
Note: Career high in singles ... Off last week ... Off this week ... Next stop: $75,000 Charlottesville Challenger.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 249 (-2)
Doubles: 158 (-1)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week ... Next stop: $75,000 Charlottesville Challenger.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 722 (-20)
Doubles: 476 (-1)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (10/14/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Oct. 14, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 126 (-2)
Doubles: 160 (+40)
Note: Jumped back up the doubles rankings this week by winning the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger with Austin Krajicek, giving the pro Vols a doubles sweep of the three California Challenger titles over the last month ... Off this week.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 208 (+15)
Doubles: 71 (0)
Note: Reached career high of 208 in singles rankings after reaching the quarterfinals of the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger ... Off this week.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 247 (+18)
Doubles: 157 (-5)
Note: Reached the quarterfinals of the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger ... Off this week.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 702 (0)
Doubles: 475 (-8)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (10/7/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Oct. 7, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 124 (0)
Doubles: 204 (-46)
Note: Lost in the first round of the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger ... Playing this week in the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 223 (-4)
Doubles: 71 (-2)
Note: Won back-to-back doubles titles in California, taking the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger last week with Reid ... Playing singles only this week at the Tiburon Challenger. 

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 265 (-17)
Doubles: 152 (-21)
Note: Lost in the first round of last week's $100,000 Sacramento Challenger ... Playing this week in the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger. 

Matteo Fago
Singles: 702 (0)
Doubles: 467 (-10)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.

Happy Birthday - Oct. 1: Emily Morrow & Sam Winterbotham

On the first day of October, we'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to freshman Tennessee soccer player Emily Morrow and head men's tennis coach Sam Winterbotham.

Emily Morrow Sam Winterbotham

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (9/30/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Sept. 30, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 124 (+4)
Doubles: 158 (+2)
Note: Reached the singles quarterfinals of the $50,000 Napa Challenger last week ... Playing at the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger this week ... 

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 219 (-2)
Doubles: 69 (+2)
Note: Won the doubles title at the $50,000 Napa Challenger last week after taking a week off singles competition ... It was his 15th pro doubles title ... Playing the Sacramento Challenger this week in singles and doubles.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 248 (-15)
Doubles: 131 (-4)
Note: Reached second round of singles last week at the $50,000 Napa Challenger ... Playing this week at the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 702 (-13)
Doubles: 457 (+50)
Note: Career best No. 457 in the doubles rankings after points were added from Futures title two weeks ago ... Off last week ... 

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (9/23/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Sept. 23, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 128 (-3)
Doubles: 160 (-3)
Note: Off last week ... Playing this week at the $50,000 Napa Challenger in California.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 217 (+15)
Doubles: 71 (+1)
Note: Working back up the rankings -- just seven from his career best -- after reaching the quarterfinals last week at the $125,000+H Kaohsiung Challenger in Taiwan ... Playing doubles this week at the $50,000 Napa Challenger.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 233 (-2)
Doubles: 127 (+14)
Note: Nearing the top 100 in doubles after winning the $75,000 Izmir Challenger in Turkey last week with Austin Krajicek. Ranking of 127 is a career best ... Playing this week at the $50,000 Napa Challenger in California. 

Matteo Fago
Singles: 689 (-1)
Doubles: 507 (-24)
Note: Won another doubles title last week at the $10,000 Futures in Italy last week, this time with fellow Italian Manuel Mazzella ... Winner of three doubles titles this year ... Off this week.

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (9/16/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Sept. 16, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 125 (0)
Doubles: 157 (0)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 231 (-1)
Doubles: 141 (+1)
Note: Lost in the opening round of the $75,000 Challenger in Istanbul, Turkey last week ... Staying this week in Turkey for the $75,000 hard court even in Izmir.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 232 (+40)
Doubles: 72 (0)
Note: Working back up the rankings after reaching the semifinals last week at the $75,000 Challenger in Istanbul, Turkey ... Playing at the $125,000+H Kaohsiung Challenger in Taiwan this week.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 689 (+10)
Doubles: 483 (+36)
Note: Lost in first round of singles and doubles at Italy $10,000 Futures last week ... Playing another $10,000 Futures in Italy this week ... Cracked top 500 in doubles for the 1st time.

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (9/9/13)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Sept. 9, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 125 (-10)
Doubles: 157 (-2)
Note: Lost in the first round of the U.S. Open to Russia's Nikolay Davydenko in five sets ... Off this week.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 230 (-4)
Doubles: 142 (-1)
Note: Off last week ... Playing this week at the $75,000 Challenger in Istanbul, Turkey.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 272 (+32)
Doubles: 72 (0)
Note: Off last week ... Lost in first round of doubles at the U.S. Open ... Singles points added for winning a $15,000 Futures title in Canada ... Playing this week at the $75,000 Challenger in Instanbul, Turkey.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 698 (-31)
Doubles: 519 (+62)
Note: Reached the doubles finals and second round of singles last week at a $10,000 Futures in Italy last week ... Playing another $10,000 Futures in Italy this week ... Doubles ranking is a career best. 

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (8/19/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Aug. 19, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 114 (0)
Doubles: 157 (-1)
Note: Off last week ... Played this week at the ATP 250 event in Winston Salem, N.C. He lost to former world No. 3 James Blake in the opening round of singles. 

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 230 (+3)
Doubles: 141 (+1)
Note: Off last week ... Lost in the first round of qualifying at the U.S. Open. to Germany's Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 304 (-5)
Doubles: 72 (+1)
Note: Off last week ... Playing this week at a $15,000 Futures in Canada ... Playing doubles at the U.S. Open.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 674 (+9)
Doubles: 661 (+27)
Note: Last week, won his first doubles title since 2006, taking the title at a $10,000 Futures in Novi Sad, Serbia. Also reached the second round of singles ... Playing again this week in Novi Sad.

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