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    John Collins     
     
      John Collins
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bowie, Md.

High School:
DeMatha High School

Last College:
University of Maryland

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

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RECORD & HONORS
Career Singles Record: 79-55
Highest Singles Rank: No. 121 (Spring 2010)
Career Doubles Record: 87-57 (9th in UT history)
Highest Doubles Rank: No. 6 with Hunter Reese (9/7/2012)

Singles Title
2012 Tennessee Fall Invitational (Flight 2)

Doubles Titles
2012 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships (with Mikelis Libietis)
2012 ITA National Collegiate Summer Circuit Championships (with Hunter Reese)
2011 USTA/ITA Atlantic Regional Championship (with Maros Horny at Maryland)

2012-13 - SENIOR

Singles Record: 22-11 (4-2 SEC)
Doubles Record: 26-17 (4-5 SEC)

SPRING SEASON

  • Started primarily at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles, later playing some at the No. 6 singles position
  • Over the Vols' first 10 matches, he clinched a team-leading three of them
  • Went 2-0 against Brian Page to clinch both road matches at Illinois
  • Climbed to No. 34 in the rankings with Jones after going 2-1 at the ITA National Team Indoors
  • Went on a 3-match winning streak, contributing to the Vols' wins against Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and South Carolina
  • Picked up first SEC doubles win with Ed Jones at the No. 3 position against Texas A&M. The two ended up going 4-5 in SEC doubles
  • Ended singles in the SEC on a two-match winning streak against LSU and Alabama
  • Went 2-1 in doubles and did not finish a singles match during the Vols' run to the finals of the SEC Tournament
  • Powered the Vols into the final 16 of the NCAA Championships. Dropped only four games in two singles wins against South Carolina State and Clemson
  • Collins and Jones climbed to No. 34 in the national rankings once more with Jones for the final month of the season. The two seniors were on the alternate list for the NCAA Doubles Championships

FALL SEASON

  • Started the season at the Baylor HEB Intercollegiate, reaching the second round of singles and the quarterfinals in doubles
  • Reached the consolation doubles semifinals at the ITA All-American Championships with Hunter Reese
  • Captured his first collegiate singles title, winning five matches to take the second flight at the Tennessee Fall Invitational. He defeated teammate Edward Jones 7-6, 6-2 in the final. Also reached the top-flight doubles final with Jones
  • Won back-to-back regional titles in two different regions. A year after winning the Atlantic championship, Collins teamed up with Mikelis Libietis to win five matches and take the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship
  • Lost in the opening round doubles of the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships.

SUMMER 2012

  • Transferred to Tennessee for senior season after Maryland's men's tennis program was cut
  • won the doubles title with Hunter Reese at the ITA National Collegiate Summer Circuit Championships.

2011-12 - JUNIOR AT MARYLAND
Singles Record: 12-15 (7-4 ACC)
Doubles Record: 23-13 (6-5 ACC)

SEASON RECAP

  • Paired with Maros Horny in doubles to finish second on the team with 23 wins and led the squad in ACC singles victories (7)
  • earned a bid to the 2012 NCAA Doubles Championships becoming the first Maryland doubles team to appear in the tournament since 2008
  • ranked as high as No. 21 nationally by the ITA in doubles
  • playing alongside Horny became the first Maryland tandem to win the USTA/ITA Atlantic Region title and earn a bid to compete at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
  • played as the No. 1 doubles team all season alongside Horny compiling a 15-8 record
  • handed then-No. 4 Kevin King and Juan Spir of Georgia Tech their only conference loss of the season (3/25)
  • finished with a 10-11 record in singles playing primarily at the No. 5 position where he went 6-2
  • defeated William Parker in the Terps' upset of No. 18 North Carolina (4/15).

2010-11 - SOPHOMORE AT MARYLAND
Singles Record: 22-16 (2-9 ACC)
Doubles Record: 19-14 (3-7 ACC)

SEASON RECAP

  • Led Maryland to a banner year and its first NCAA tournament appearance and win in school history
  • 22 singles and 19 doubles victories led the team for a second year in a row
  • played predominantly at No. 2 singles compiling an 8-4 mark
  • knocked off a team-high four ranked opponents
  • included in that was a win over 91st-ranked Clint Bowles of Florida State in the Terps' first round win over the `Noles in the ACC Championships (April 21)
  • paired with junior Maros Horny for a 7-3 mark in doubles and the No. 41 spot in the final ITA doubles rankings
  • duo won three of their final four matches
  • upset second-ranked Drew Courtney and Michael Shabaz of top-ranked Virginia in the ACC tournament (April 22).

2009-10 - FRESHMAN AT MARYLAND
Singles Record: 22-16 (4-7 ACC)
Doubles Record: 19-13 (3-8 ACC)

SEASON RECAP

  • Led the team in both singles (22) and doubles (19) victories
  • 9-2 singles tournament mark also led the squad
  • nationally-ranked in singles during the spring, reaching No. 121
  • had a season-long nine-match singles winning streak from Feb. 12 to March 10, which included a victory over Anton Andersson of No. 75 William & Mary. He won all but one of those matches in straight sets
  • teamed with Jesse Kiuru for the final seven ACC matches going 4-3
  • duo knocked off Carlos Salmon and Tripper Carleton of No. 23 Wake Forest, 8-4, in the final regular-season match (April 18)
  • they also upended Carleton and Zach Leslie, 8-6, four days later in the opening round of the ACC Tournament.

PRIOR TO MARYLAND
  • A 2009 All-American at DeMatha High School in Maryland
  • named 2009 all-county player of the year
  • made the 2009 Washington Post All-Metropolitan team
  • led team to undefeated season as a senior
  • team won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title
  • undefeated in both singles and doubles as a senior
  • also won the league tournament title in both singles and doubles
  • Was a five-star recruit coming out of high school and was listed the No. 1 player in Maryland by tennisrecruiting.net.

PERSONAL
  • Parents: John and Marjorie Collins
  • mother is a tennis teaching pro who played at Colorado State
  • born Jan. 28, 1991
  • has one sister, Kristin
  • nickname is JC
  • loves music, plays the piano and saxophone and played in his high school's wind ensemble for three years.

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