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    John-Patrick Smith     
     
      John-Patrick Smith
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Townsville, Australia

High School:
Townsville Grammar

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 181

Career Singles Record: 152-44
Highest Singles Ranking: No. 1 (4.13.2010)
Career Doubles Record: 146-38
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 1 with Boris Conkic (3.1.2011)

Feature Content
November 2011: Hard Work Prepares Former Vols for Pros
June 2011: Smith Voted SEC Athlete of the Year
May 2011: Ace or Fault? Episode 1
April 2011: Catching up with John-Patrick Smith
March 2011: Smith Completes Comeback at Kentucky
May 2010: The What If Interview: John-Patrick Smith
November 2009: Even with Fall Success, Smith Still Driven to Improve
October 2009: Smith Passes Test at All-American
October 2009: Catching up with John-Patrick Smith

Awards
2011 ITA All-America (Singles & Doubles)
2011 ITA Doubles Team of the Year (with Boris Conkic)
2011 ITA Ohio Valley Region Senior of the Year
2011 SEC Athlete of the Year
2011 SEC Player of the Year
2011 First Team All-SEC
2011 SEC Player of the Week (2 times)
2011 VOLSCARS Male Athlete of the Year
2011 ITA National Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 1 Doubles)
2011 Rainbow Warrior Challenge All-Tournament Team
2011 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
2011 ITA Scholar Athlete
2011 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Community Service Team

2010 ITA All-America (Singles & Doubles)
2010 NCAA Doubles Finalist
2010 ITA Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award
2010 ITA Ohio Valley Region Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship
2010 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Male Amateur Athlete of the Year
2010 SEC Player of the Year
2010 SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player
2010 First Team All-SEC
2010 SEC Player of the Week (4 times)
2010 VOLSCARS Male Athlete of the Year
2010 ITA National Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 1 Doubles)
2010 ITA Scholar Athlete
2010 ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2009 ITA All-America (Singles & Doubles)
2009 NCAA Doubles Finalist
2009 ITA Doubles Team of the Year (with Davey Sandgren)
2009 First Team All-SEC
2009 SEC Player of the Week (2 times)
2009 Blue-Gray Classic Most Valuable Player
2009 ITA Scholar Athlete
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2008 ITA All-America (Singles & Doubles)
2008 NCAA Singles Finalist
2008 ITA Region III Rookie of the Year
2008 SEC Freshman of the Year
2008 First Team All-SEC
2008 SEC All-Freshman Team
2008 SEC Freshman of the Week (2 times)

Singles Titles
2009 ITA All-American Championships
2009 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational - Flight A
2009 SEC Coaches Indoor Championships

Doubles Titles
2009 ITA All-American Championships (with Boris Conkic)
2009 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational - Flight A (with Davey Sandgren)
2009 SEC Coaches Indoor Championships (with Davey Sandgren)

2010-11 (Senior)
Became the second player in the history of college tennis to be named a four-time All-America in both singles and doubles, joining just Rick Leach of Southern California (1984-87) ... Ended final year with a career-best 42 singles wins and ranks second in UT history with 152 wins. He became the UT leader with 146 doubles wins and compiled more combined wins than any Vol before: 296 ... Teamed up with fellow senior Boris Conkic in his fourth year atop the doubles lineup, finishing 27-4 together and holding the No. 1 ranking from March 1 through the end of the season ... By finishing atop the rankings, he and Conkic were named the ITA Doubles Team of the Year, the second time Smith has earned that honor ... Became the first Vol and just the second player ever to be named SEC Player of the Year for a second time after going 9-1 in singles and 9-2 in doubles. Only top-20 touring pro John Isner had accomplished that feat, doing so at Georgia in 2006 and 2007 ... Became one of six Vols to be named All-SEC all four years of a career. Conkic also joined that very select company ... Named SEC Player of the Week twice, which upped his career total to eight such awards ... Cruised to 3-0 double record with Conkic at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, being named to the all-tournament team for the performance ... Reached the doubles finals of the SEC Coaches Indoor Championships with Conkic ... After a slow 5-3 start to the season, he won five matches on his way to the final of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships ... Teamed up with a Sandgren again -- this time Tennys -- and reached the semifinals at the ITA Regionals ... preseason No. 1 in singles.

2009-10 (Junior)
Finished with a career-best 41-9 record in singles and 46-9 in doubles, ending the year No. 2 in singles and No. 3 in doubles nationally ... Earned ITA All-America honors in singles and doubles for the third time ... Returned to the NCAA doubles championship with Davey Sandgren, losing in the finals to Virginia in three sets for the second year ... Enjoyed his best season in conference play, going 9-1 in the SEC in singles and earning SEC Player of the Year honors ... Named SEC Player of the Week four times, easily pacing the league in that category ... Became the first Vol since Chris Woodruff in 1993 to reach the No. 1 singles ranking, a position Smith held for much of April and May ... Awarded a pair of sportsmanship awards from the ITA: the national Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award and the Ohio Valley Region Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship ... Smith and Sandgren finished with 41 victories over the season to break the 1986 school record for doubles wins in a season ... Smith and Rhyne Williams both finished with 41 singles victories, marking just the second time in UT history that teammates have put together 40-plus wins in the same season (last time was 1987) ... Became only the third player in history and the first since 1998 to win the singles and doubles titles at the ITA All-American Championships ... Won the doubles with Boris Conkic -- the two of them ended the season ranked No. 20 by the ITA ... Won singles and doubles at the UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational, taking doubles with Sandgren ... Made it to the semifinals of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships ... Enjoyed a 12-match winning streak in both singles and doubles, both career highs.

Summer 2009
Entered the World University Games tennis tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, as a 14th seed ... Reached the fourth round before falling to fourth seed Aleksander Slovic 6-4, 6-2.

2008-09 (Sophomore)
ITA All-America in singles and doubles, only one of eight players to receive honors in both ... First-team All-SEC for the second time ... Played from the No. 1 position in singles and finished 34-10 ... Ended the year ranked third in the ITA rankings ...Reached the third round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships in singles as a sixth seed ... Competed against a ranked opponent almost every outing, finishing 22-10 against them ... Collected two victories against top-10 opponents, including a victory over No. 1 Bryan Koniecko of Ohio State in straight sets ... Set a new career best with eight consecutive victories in singles, stretching from Jan. 17 until Feb. 1 ... Finished 34-13 in doubles play, with 32 of those victories coming with teammate Davey Sandgren, good for third-most in a season in school history ... Ranked No. 1 nationally in the final ITA doubles ranking ... Continued to climb the record book with Sandgren. They have 39 victories as doubles partners, which is sixth-most in a career at UT ... Finished 14-10 against ranked opponents in doubles with Sandgren, with two victories against top-five teams towards the end of the season.

2007-08 (Freshman)
All America ... SEC Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-SEC ... All-SEC Freshman Team ... Region III Rookie of the Year ... NCAA Singles Runner-up ... Blasted on to the collegiate tennis scene with a team-high 33 singles wins... Advanced to the NCAA championship match by winning five straight matches over ranked opponents ... Defeated the 41st, 29th, 57th, 32nd and 11th ranked players on consecutive days to advance to the championship ... Fell to top-ranked Somdev Devvarmann of Virginia in the finals ... Ranked 15th in the season-ending singles poll ... Twice named SEC Freshman of the Week ... First time after advancing to the semifinals of the SEC Coaches Indoor Tournament by defeating three-higher ranked opponents including eighth-ranked Greg Ouellette of Florida in straight-sets ... Second time after winning both matches at No. 2 position in 4-3 wins over Clemson and Illinois ... Against Illinois defeated 15th-ranked Ryan Rowe ... Overall, went 17-9 against ranked opponents ... Only two of his 11 losses were to unraked opponents and both those players would be ranked later in the season ... Went 14-3 at the No. 2 position in the singles lineup and and 18-5 overall in dual-match play ... Clinched two Tennessee victories (Arkansas and Kentucky) ... With UT trailing 3-2 to Georgia, kept Vols comeback hopes alive with come-from-behind 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Luis Flores at No. 2 p osition ... Went 30-9 in doubles, including a 21-4 mark with partner Kaden Hensel at the No. 1 position in the doubles lineup ... 30 doubles wins was a team-high ... With Hensel received a 5-8 seed at the NCAA doubles tournament ... Ranked as high as fourth in the country in doubles ... Clinched the doubles point for UT five times and went 7-3 against ranked opponents ... Began the fall season ranked 108th in singles ... Advanced to the second round of the Junior U.S. Open ... Won first two singles matches he played as a Vol, advancing to the Round of 16 at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Teamed up with Davey Sandgren to advance to the doubles final at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Southeast Indoors before falling to seventh-ranked Erling Tveit of Ole Miss in three sets.

Prior to Tennessee
Won the 18th Mitsubishi-Lancer International Juniors Championships in the Philippines, Chief Minister's Cup ITF Malaysian World Junior Tennis Championships in Malaysia and the Salon Pas International Junior Championships in Indonesia in 2007 ... Advanced to the finals of the Orange Bowl Championships in Miami in 2007 ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 Australian Open Junior Championships ... Ranked as high as sixth in the ITF junior rankings in 2007.

Personal
Academic Major: Economics ... Parents: Kevin and Susan Smith ... Full name: John-Patrick Tracey Smith ... Born Jan. 24, 1989 in Townsville, Australia.

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