Rhyne  Williams

Rhyne Williams


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Alpha-Omega Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 177

Career Singles Record: 83-17
Highest Singles Ranking: No. 1 (1.4.11)
Career Doubles Record: 66-14
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 4 with Boris Conkic (3.30.10)

Feature Content
May 2011: Williams Punches Ticket to NCAA Final
May 2011: Vols to Face in NCAA Semifinals
March 2011: Catching up with Rhyne Williams
November 2010: Williams Captures National Indoor Championship
October 2009: Catching up with Rhyne Williams

2011 ITA All-America (Singles)
2011 NCAA Singles Finalist
2011 First Team All-SEC
2011 SEC Player of the Week (1 time)
2011 Rainbow Warrior Challenge Tournament MVP

2010 ITA All-America (Singles)
2010 NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 3 singles)
2010 SEC Freshman of the Year
2010 First Team All-SEC
2010 SEC All-Freshman Team
2010 SEC Freshman of the Week (2 times)
2010 ITA National Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 3 singles, No. 2 doubles)
2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Singles Titles
2010 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship
2009 Georgia Tech Fall Tournament

Doubles Title
2009 ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship (with Boris Conkic)

Earned All-America honors for the second year in addition to holding the No. 1 national ranking for two months ... Became the third Vol to reach the finals of the NCAA Singles Championships, falling to top-ranked Steve Johnson of Southern California 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 ... Defeated teammate Tennys Sandgren in the NCAA semifinal ... Continued his unbeaten streak in NCAA team matches, improving to 8-0 ... Finished season tied once again for the team lead in wins with John-Patrick Smith with 42 ... Earned first-team All-SEC honors for the second year in a row and picked up SEC Player of the Week accolades for the first time ... Played doubles with Sandgren, and the two finished 20-4 this spring ... Ended the fall season the best way possible: winning the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship in Flushing, N.Y. ... Became the third Vol and first since Paul Annacone in 1984 to win the prestigious national indoor title. He upset top-seeded Alex Domijan of Virginia in the first round and beat Johnson of Southern California 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the championship match ... Finished the fall with an 8-3 record against ranked opponents, five of those wins coming at the Intercollegiate Indoors ... Also reached the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships ... Reached the semifinals in both singles and doubles at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships. He teamed up with Edward Jones in doubles for the first time.

Summer 2010
Selected as a member of the USTA Summer Collegiate Team along with teammate Tennys Sandgren ... Won the doubles title with Sandgren at the USTA Futures event in Pittsburgh and was a finalist in the singles draw ... Singles semifinalist at Godfrey (Ill.) Futures ... Doubles semifinalist at Rochester (N.Y.) Futures.

2009-10 (Freshman)
Put together one of the most productive freshman seasons in UT history, going 41-7 in singles and 36-6 in doubles ... Earned ITA All-America status by reaching the round of 16 in singles at the NCAA Championships and ended the year ranked No. 30 ... His 41 victories was second-most by a freshman in program history. His winning percentage of .854 was the best ever by a freshman and fourth best by any Vol ... Won three matches at No. 3 singles during the Vols' run to the NCAA title match and was named to the NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team ... Enjoyed a team-best 17-match winning streak in singles during the spring season ... Teamed up with Boris Conkic to go 34-4, including a 25-1 record in dual matches playing primarily at the No. 2 position. The 34 victories were the fourth-most in a season in UT history ... Was named SEC Freshman of the Year alongside Vanderbilt's Ryan Lipman and was also First Team All-SEC after going 10-1 at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles ... Was also named to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team following his undefeated performance in singles and doubles ... Won the singles title at the Georgia Tech Fall Tournament over teammate Matteo Fago in the finals ... Had an eight-match winning streak that included a win over the 12th-ranked player nationally ... Won the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships with Conkic ... Reached the semifinals in doubles of the ITA National Intercollegiate Championships.

Prior to Tennessee
Ranked No. 8 in the world in ITF junior rankings ... Joined teammate John-Patrick Smith as the second top-10 junior to sign with Tennessee ... Won the Pittsburgh Futures tournament at a 16-year-old in 2007 ... Competed in the junior draw at the French Open and the U.S. Open ... Served as Roger Federer's practice partner at the 2008 Master's Open.

Born March 21, 1991 ... Grandfather is Mike DePalmer Sr., who coached Tennessee from 1981-1994 and led the team to the NCAA finals in 1991 ... Mother, Michelle DePalmer Williams, was a professional tennis player ... Father, Bob, played collegiate tennis at Duke ... Also nephew of Mike DePalmer Jr., a tennis All-America for the Vols in 1981 and 1982.



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