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    Hunter Reese     
     
      Hunter Reese
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Kennesaw, Ga.

High School:
North Cobb High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

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RECORD & HONORS
Career Singles Record: 83-39
HIghest Singles Ranking: No. 16 (1/2/2014)
Career Doubles Record: 102-29
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 1 with Mikelis Libietis (4/23/2013)

Awards
2014 NCAA Doubles Champion
2014 ITA All-American
2014 ITA Doubles Team of the Year
2014 ITA All-Star Team
2014 All-SEC (First Team)
2014 ITA Scholar Athlete
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2013 ITA All-American
2013 ITA All-Star Team
2013 All-SEC (First Team)
2013 SEC All-Tournament Team
2013 ITA Scholar Athlete
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2012 All-SEC (Second Team)
2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
2012 SEC Player of the Week (March 21)
2012 ITA Scholar Athlete
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Singles Titles
2013 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships
2013 Wake Forest Spring Inviational

Doubles Titles
2014 Wake Forest Fall Invitational (1A Draw) (with Mikelis Libietis)
2014 ITA All-American Championships (with Mikelis Libietis)
2014 NCAA Doubles Championships (with Mikelis Libietis)
2013 ITA All-American Championships (with Mikelis Libietis)
2012 Tennessee Fall Invitational (Flight 1) (with Brandon Fickey)
2012 ITA National Collegiate Summer Circuit Championships (with John Collins)
2011 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships (with Mikelis Libietis)

2013-14 - REDSHIRT SENIOR
Singles Record: 7-6
Doubles Record: 8-1

FALL SEASON

  • Opened his fall season by receiving a wild card to play doubles at the U.S. Open. He and Peter Kobelt lost 6-4, 6-1 to the 10th-seeded French team of Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut. Reese was the first active Vol to play in the main draw of the U.S. Open since Shelby Cannon played singles in 1987.
  • Reached the third round of the SEC Fall Classic in his first collegiate tournament of the season
  • Teamed up with Mikelis Libietis to win back-to-back doubles titles at the ITA All-American Championships, becoming the first team in tournament history to win multiple titles. They now have three national titles and moved into third on the UT career doubles wins list as a team.
  • Less than a week after the ITA All-American title, Reese and Libietis won again. They won 3 matches to win the 1A draw at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational. During the tournament, Reese and Libietis surpassed 100 doubles wins individually.
  • Lost in the second round of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional

2013-14 - REDSHIRT JUNIOR
Singles Record: 25-10 (4-2 SEC)
Doubles Record: 36-6 (9-1 SEC)

Awards
2014 NCAA Doubles Champion
2014 ITA All-American
2014 ITA Doubles Team of the Year
2014 ITA All-Star Team
2014 All-SEC (First Team)
2014 ITA Scholar Athlete
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SPRING SEASON

  • Played No. 1 and 2 singles, holding the top position most of the year. He teamed up with Mikelis Libietis at No. 1 doubles for the third season, ending the year by winning the NCAA doubles title.
  • Opened the spring season at the No. 1 spot in the order, No. 16 nationally, where he won three matches against TTU, EKU and ETSU. Also won career doubles match No. 50 with partner Mikelis Libietis against Eastern Kentucky.
  • Libietis and Reese moved to No. 4 on the Vols' all-time career doubles wins list during the weekend matches against Duke and Wake Forest (57).
  • Earned his 20th SEC doubles win with partner Mikelis Libietis vs. Mississippi State. He won 11 straight games midway through the first set to help defeat No. 63 Florian Lakat of MSU 7-6 (1), 6-0
  • In a matchup of the top two doubles pairs in the nation (week of 3/17), Reese and Mikelis Libietis defeated No. 1 Gonzales Austin and Ryan Lipman of VU, 8-5.
  • Earned a top-100 win over No. 77 Chris Simpson of LSU (6-4, 6-0)
  • Lost in the first round of NCAA singles but found great success in NCAA doubles with Libietis in Athens, Ga.
  • He and Libietis dropped just one set on their way to Tennessee's first NCAA doubles crown since 1980. They beat Ohio State's Kevin Metka and Peter Kobelt 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (6) in the first final in modern NCAA history to go three tiebreaker sets.
  • He and Libietis went 13-1 in doubles major championships during the year, winning the NCAA and ITA All-American titles and reaching the final of the USTA/ITA National Indoors

FALL SEASON
  • Started fall by collecting three wins at the SEC Fall Classic, including a straight-set win over No. 39 Stephane Piro of Florida
  • Captured the ITA All-American Championships doubles title with junior Mikelis Libietis. It was their first collegiate national title and the third ITA All-American won by the Vols (Byron Talbot/Shelby Cannon - 1986; John-Patrick Smith/Boris Conkic - 2009).
  • Became the first Vol in program history to win the singles title at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships. He won the tournament when teammate and doubles partner Mikelis Libietis retired with injury when leading 6-4, 1-3. With the title, Reese qualified for National Indoors.
  • Reached the doubles final of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships with Mikelis Libietis to end the fall with an 11-2 fall record with six ranked wins. In singles, scored his second-career top-10 win, beating No. 3 Peter Kobelt of Ohio State 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Made it to the semifinals of the consolation.

2012-13 - REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
Singles Record: 31-9 (6-3 SEC)
Doubles Record: 33-10 (11-0 SEC)

Awards
2013 ITA All-American
2013 ITA All-Star Team
2013 All-SEC (First Team)
2013 SEC All-Tournament Team
2013 ITA Scholar Athlete
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SPRING SEASON

  • In his second year of starting at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles with Mikelis Libietis
  • Captured his first collegiate singles title just days before the start of the spring season, winning the Wake Forest Spring Invitational
  • Started spring on an 12-match winning streak, the best streak of any current Vol
  • With 26 wins in both singles and doubles, he has surpasses his freshman totals in both
  • Helped the Vols hold on for a 4-3 victory at Wake Forest, beating Amogh Prabhakar at No. 2
  • Produced lightning-fast wins in the Vols' two 4-3 victories over Texas A&M. He beat Harrison Adams 6-2, 6-0 in their first meeting to close ITA National Indoors, and a month later defeated Junior Ore 6-1, 6-0 at home during SEC play
  • Reunited with Libietis in the second week of SEC play after starting the year at No. 3 doubles with Brandon Fickey
  • The Vol pair ended up rolling through the SEC season 10-0 at No. 1
  • Ended SEC season 6-3 in singles and 11-0 in doubles
  • Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after going 2-0 in singles at No. 2 and 1-0 in doubles with Mikelis Libietis
  • Reese and Libietis reached the national No. 1 ranking on April 23, becoming the fourth team in program history to reach the top of the ITA rankings.
  • Recorded a singles win to help the Vols win their second round of the NCAA Championships against Clemson
  • Clinched the Vols' 4-3 win over Mississippi State to send Tennessee to the quarterfinals for the ninth time in program history. Reese defeated Malte Stropp three times during the season, going 3-0; he'd also clinched the Vols' regular season win over the Bulldogs
  • At the NCAA Individual Championships: Lost his debut match in the singles tournament and reached the second round of doubles with Mikelis Libietis. He was seeded No. 1 in doubles with Libietis and earned ITA All-America honors

FALL SEASON

  • Opened the fall season by reaching the singles final in the 64-player draw of the Baylor HEB Intercollegiate. He beat ninth-ranked newcomer Julian Lenz of Baylor in the semifinals before losing to seventh-ranked Mate Zsiga of Baylor in the title match
  • Reached the consolation semifinals of the ITA All-American Championships, picking up 2 top-50 wins along the way
  • Won his third collegiate doubles title with his third partner, taking the top flight of the Tennessee Fall Invitational with Brandon Fickey. Had to withdraw after two wins in singles with a knee injury.

Summer 2012

  • Teamed up with John Collins to win the ITA National Summer Circuit Championships.
  • 2011-12 - REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
    Singles Record: 20-14 (6-5 SEC)
    Doubles Record: 25-12 (7-4 SEC)

    Awards
    2012 All-SEC (Second Team)
    2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
    2012 SEC Player of the Week (March 21)
    2012 ITA Scholar Athlete
    2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

    Feature Content
    February 2012: Around the Ping-Pong Table (VIDEO)
    February 2012: Serve & Volley: Hunter Reese

    SPRING SEASON

    • Primarily manned the No. 2 singles position and the No. 1 doubles court with Mikelis Libietis
    • Was on court for two 3-3 deciding matches: he lost to Memphis to start the year but then proved to be the winning match for the Vols against Mississippi. With the match tied 3-3, Reese defeated Jonas Lutjen 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 on court 3 to clinch the Tennessee win
    • Went 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles at the Blue Gray Classic
    • Started SEC career off the best way possible, going 2-0 in singles and doubles at Florida and South Carolina. He and Libietis won their first top-10 match together, beating eighth-ranked Nassim Slilam and Billy Federhofer of Florida 8-4
    • Ran doubles winning streak to eight matches with Libietis with three wins against ranked opponents during that stretch
    • Won first match at No. 2 singles against Baylor, beating No. 82 Roberto Maytin 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in the 4-3 clincher
    • Went 5-0 in singles on the road in the SEC
    • Defeated No. 77 Alex Stamchev of Auburn, the best ranked win of his career
    • Earned two more ranked wins at the SEC Championships, which included a match in which he fought off five match points to beat No. 77 Malte Stropp of Mississippi State
    • Played in the NCAA Doubles Championships with Mikelis Libietis, losing in the opening round

    FALL SEASON

    • Finished first fall season going 5-2 in singles and 8-2 in doubles
    • Injuries limited him to just four events during the fall, one of which he only played one match in
    • Reached the quarterfinals of the Tennessee Fall Invitational to start the year and was ahead 6-4, 4-1 before rolling his ankle. Also made the semifinals of doubles before having to withdraw
    • Advanced to the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships, ousting fifth-seeded Charlie Baker of Vanderbilt 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the round of 32. The win over Baker, who entered the fall No. 104 nationally, was his first ranked singles victory
    • Most notable performance of the fall came in doubles. He and Libietis teamed up to win the Ohio Valley Regional Championship, knocking off the top two seeds. They beat 25th-ranked Josh MacTaggart and Stephen Vogl of Indiana 8-5 in the semifinals, then defeated 19th-ranked Eric Quigley and Alex Musialek of Kentucky in the championship
    • Traveled with Libietis to the 20-team field at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, where they lost in the opening round.

    SUMMER 2011

    • Won the singles title at an ITA Summer Circuit event in Athens, Ga.
    • Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Summer National Championships as well
    • Played final junior event of his career, reaching the round of 16 at the USTA Boys 18 National Championships.

    2011 - FRESHMAN
    Feature Content
    March 2011: Catching up with Hunter Reese

    SPRING SEASON

    • Graduated early from North Cobb High School in December and redshirted for 2011 spring season
    • Found time to compete on junior circuit
    • Won singles title at USTA 18s National Open in Waco, Texas
    • Finished third at the USTA 18s Spring National Championships in Mobile, Ala. The previous year, he had reached just the third round
    • Was a doubles semifinalist at the ITF Easter Bowl
    • Climbed to 11th nationally in Tennisrecruiting.net's rankings and fifth in the Southeast.

    PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
    • Recruited to UT as the No. 2-ranked player from the state of Georgia by Tennisrecruiting.net
    • Site also listed Reese as 21st-ranked recruit in the nation and the sixth from the Southeast region
    • Led North Cobb High School to its first-ever playoff victory as a junior
    • Named the Cobb County Boys Tennis Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010.

    PERSONAL
    • Born Jan. 11, 1993 in Atlanta
    • Parents: Glenn and Kennedy Reese
    • First player from state of Georgia to join Vols since 1993
    • Recipient of the W. W. & Robert Kennerly Athletic Endowment and Dan & Libby Morgan Athletic Scholarship

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