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  Ben Rogers

Ben Rogers

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kingsport, Tenn.

High School:
Dobyns-Bennett

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 165

FALL 2006: Began the fall season ranked 10th in doubles with Adam Hubble ... Advanced to the championship match of the Middle Tennessee Fall Invitational were he fell to teammate Davey Sandgren ... Teamed up with Hubble to defeat eighth-ranked Daniel and Nathan Byrnes of Oklahoma State in the first round of the main draw at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships ... Played six ranked singles opponents in the fall after only playing two ranked players the first three years of his career.

2006 -- JUNIOR: Named to 2006 SEC Good Works Team ... Went 10-6 with Adam Hubble at the No. 1 position in the doubles lineup ... Began the spring season ranked 37th in doubles with teammate Kaden Hensel ... Advanced to quarterfinals of SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships with Hensel ... Won first two SEC matches of the season against LSU and Arkansas ... Entered doubles rankings at No. 14 on March 7 with partner Adam Hubble ... Won at No. 1 doubles with Hubble 9-8 over Florida's Nestor Briceno and Stefan Tell to clinch the doubles point as the Vols went on to defeat 5th-ranked Florida 4-3 ... Clinched UT's win over Mississippi State with win over Ryan Farlow at No. 6 singles 6-4, 6-2 ... Defeated 50th-ranked Strahinja Bobusic of Georgia 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 at No. 5 singles ... Along with doubles partner Hubble is one of 32 duos to be selected for the NCAA doubles championships ... Fell in first round of doubles championships to North Carolina's fourth-seeded duo of Raian Luchici and Brad Pomeroy 6-4, 6-3 ... Ended the season ranked 37th in doubles with Hubble.

2005 -- SOPHOMORE: Teamed with fellow sophomore Ockie Oosthuizen to win their first nine matches of the fall and win the doubles championship at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships ... Started the spring ranked No. 16 in doubles eventually rose to the No. 5 ranking on Feb. 22 ... Played No. 1 doubles in every SEC match going 7-4 ... Finished the season 29-12 in doubles with Oosthuizen, which places them fourth in wins in a season in the Tennessee record books ... Appeared in two SEC dual-matches in the singles lineup, posting a win over Andrei Nicoara of Arkansas ... Finished the season with an overall singles record of 5-13. 2004 -- FRESHMAN: A mid-term enrollee who graduated high school early and enrolled at Tennessee prior to the spring semester ... Made his Tennessee debut at the SEC Men's Coaches' Indoor Championships ... Clinched Tennessee's home win over UT-Martin ... Teamed with fellow freshman Ockie Oosthuizen in the spring doubles lineup, and the pair compiled an 8-6 overall record (including a 7-3 SEC mark and a seven-match unbeaten streak from March 19 to April 18) ... His 6-6 singles record was highlighted by a 6-3, 6-1 win over Juan Escalante in the Vols' opening-round victory over Wichita State in the NCAA tournament.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE: Attended Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tenn., from 2000-02, and Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tenn., from 2002-2004 ... 2003 Boys' 18s USTA rankings include a No. 2 ranking in the state of Tennessee, a No. 5 Southern section ranking and a national ranking of No. 31 ... Reached the Boys' 18s doubles quarterfinals (with partner Nathan Sachs) at the USTA Super National Clay Court Championships July 2003 in Louisville, Ky. ... Won the Boys' 18s singles title at the 2003 Peach State Junior Classic in Peachtree City, Ga. ... Reached the Boys' 18s singles final at the 2003 Columbus Indoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio ... Led Dobyns-Bennett to TSSAA Class AAA district, regional and state championships in 2003 ... Won the 2003 District 1-AAA singles title and reached the semifinals of the TSSAA state singles tournament ... Named 2003 Team MVP and earned 2003 All-Big 7 Conference honors ... Coached by Steve Annacone (brother of former Vols All-America Paul Annacone) at the Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy in Knoxville.

PERSONAL: Plays with a Babolat Pure Control Zylon racquet ... Academic major: Business management ... Parents: Tom and Jenny Rogers ... Full name: Benjamin Emory Rogers ... Born Feb. 7, 1986 in Spartanburg, S.C.

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