Brandon  Fickey

Brandon Fickey


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Webb School of Knoxville

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180


Career Singles Record: 54-55
Highest Singles Ranking: No. 76 (2/26/2013)
Career Doubles Record: 51-41
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 28 with Jarryd Chaplin (1/2/2014)

2015 ITA Scholar Athlete
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 ITA Scholar Athlete
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Doubles Titles
2013 USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational (with Jarryd Chaplin)
2012 Tennessee Fall Invitational (Flight 1) (with Hunter Reese)
2011 Tennessee Fall Invitational (Flight 3) (with Bryan Swartz)

2014-15 - SENIOR
Singles Record: 2-6 (0-1 SEC)
Doubles Record: 0-2

2015 ITA Scholar Athlete
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • Made his senior debut during the Tennessee Spring Invitational, going 1-1.
  • Played in three SEC matches at No. 6, going three unfinished sets in two of them and losing at Vanderbilt in straight sets.


  • Missed the fall season after undergoing shoulder surgery at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season.

2013-14 - JUNIOR
Singles Record: 10-17 (2-6 SEC)
Doubles Record: 13-12 (2-5 SEC)

2014 ITA Scholar Athlete
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • Played No. 3 and 4 singles and No. 2 and 3 doubles during the spring.
  • Extended his season-long nine-match doubles winning streak with four wins over the opening weekend with partner Jarryd Chaplin.
  • Coming back from a late fall back injury, won his first spring singles match via retirement, 6-1, over Murray State's Max McLean
  • Snapped a three-match losing streak with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Arkansas's Hall Fess, helping UT sweep the Razorbacks, 4-0.
  • Clinched UT's first road win of the spring season, defeating No. 71 Carlos Bautista to help Tennessee defeat Tulsa, 4-3.
  • Won his first SEC singles match since his freshman season, beating South Carolina's Thiago Pinheiro 7-6, 6-3 to clinch the Vols' 4-0 shutout indoors on the road
  • Clinched the Vols 4-1 NCAA opening win against Elon
  • Teamed up with Bartosz Sawicki in doubles late in the year, going 2-1 with three unfinished matches


  • Reached the singles round of 16 at the SEC Fall Classic to start the year, beating Texas A&M's Tito Moreiras and Auburn's Joseph Van Dooren
  • Lost in the first round of qualifying at the ITA All-American Championships
  • Missed USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships with injury suffered at the ITA All-American.
  • Teamed up with Jarryd Chaplin to win the doubles title at the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational in Orlando, Fla., to close the fall season. They went 5-0 over the weekend, beating No. 51 Nemscek and Findel-Hawkins of North Florida 8-7 (4) in the final.
  • Also reached the third round of singles at the USTA Clay Courts.

2012-13 - SOPHOMORE

Singles Record: 24-13 (0-7 SEC)
Doubles Record: 24-11 (5-3 SEC)

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • In second year of starting, primarily played No. 3/4 singles
  • Begin year at No. 3 doubles with Hunter Reese but is now playing with Jarryd Chaplin at No. 2
  • Started the dual match season 8-0 in singles and doubles through the first 10 dual matches. Eventually ran his winning streak to a career-best 10 matches
  • Earned his first career national singles ranking, rising all the way to No. 76 in early March
  • Has three ranked wins including his first top-15 victory, beating No. 14 Michael Redlicki of Duke
  • Has started SEC doubles play with a 5-1 record after going 1-9 last year
  • Had a seven-match losing streak in singles during SEC play and missed the SEC Tournament with injury.
  • Shoulder injury derailed Fickey's middle of the season, but not the finish. He returned in time for the NCAA Championships, clinching the Vols' 4-3 victory over Clemson in the second round in just his second match back. He beat Gerardo Meza 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in the decider.
  • Also provided UT a win against Mississippi State to send the Vols to the quarterfinals.


  • Started the season at the Baylor HEB Invitational, reaching the third round of singles and the doubles quarterfinals
  • Reached the final round of doubles qualifying at the ITA All-American Championships with Edward Jones
  • Once again reached the top-flight singles final at the Tennessee Fall Invitational, where he lost to teammate Mikelis Libietis 5-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a rematch of last year's title match. Won his second career doubles title at the home, winning the top flight with Hunter Reese in their first collegiate tournament together
  • Reached the third round of singles at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship.

2011-12 - FRESHMAN
Singles Record: 18-19 (4-7 SEC)
Doubles Record: 14-16 (1-9 SEC)

Feature Content
January 2012: Serve & Volley: Brandon Fickey
January 2012: Challenges ahead for freshman Vols


  • Started his career playing mostly at the No. 2 position in both lineups, eventually playing No. 3 singles. Started year in doubles playing with Edward Jones but has lately been playing with Jarryd Chaplin. Moved down to the No. 3 position with Bryan Swartz
  • Started dual match career off on a four-match winning streak, winning all of them in straight sets
  • Moved down to the No. 3 singles position and snapped 8-match losing streak, beating No. 48 Jonas Lutjen of Ole Miss and No. 75 Malte Stropp of Mississippi State
  • Ran record to 3-0 to start at the No. 3 position with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Baylor's Robert Verzaal
  • Clinched the Vols' 5-2 win at Arkansas with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 win over Matt Walters
  • Won his only completed match at the SEC Championships, beating Alabama's Jarryd Botha.


  • Finished first fall season with an 8-5 record in singles and a 6-3 doubles record. His eight singles victories tied for second-most on the team
  • Reached the singles final in his first career tournament, rolling to the top-flight final of the Tennessee Fall Invitational before falling to teammate Mikelis Libietis 6-3, 7-6 (2). At that same tournament, Fickey and senior Bryan Swartz won the third-flight doubles title with an 8-6 win against Hugo Klientorsky and Niklas Schroeder of Eastern Kentucky
  • Reached the doubles quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships with junior Edward Jones. The two lost to second-seeded and 25th-ranked Josh MacTaggart and Stephen Vogl 8-5.

  • Signed with Tennessee in November 2010 as the top-ranked player in the Volunteer State and a top-25 national blue-chip recruit by
  • Made history by becoming the first player to win four consecutive state high school singles titles
  • Led Webb School to back-to-back team championships while playing at the No. 1 position
  • Played some of his senior-season matches left-handed after breaking his right hand during the season.

  • Parents: Jeff and Tina Fickey
  • Born Jan. 7, 1993, in Knoxville
  • Has an older brother, Alex
  • Interested in pursuing a career in medicine after college
  • Played the trumpet for three years and the drums for four.
  • Recipient of the Dr. Jim & Mary Lett Scholarship Endowment



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