Tennessee Volunteers Roster

Name Height Year Hometown (Prev School)
Matt Brewer 6-0
Senior Knoxville, Tenn. (Univ. of Memphis)
Boris Conkic 5-9
Junior Novi Sad, Serbia (Ekonomsko Trquovinska Skola)
Matteo Fago 6-0
Junior Ceprano, Italy (Liceo Scientifico)
Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-2 Freshman Chennai, India (Universal School)
Edward Jones 6-2
Freshman
Carmarthen, Wales (Millfield College)
Taylor Patrick 5-7 RS Freshman
Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden High School)
Davey Sandgren6-4Senior
Gallatin, Tenn. (Aaron Academy)
Tennys Sandgren 6-3
Freshman Gallatin, Tenn. (Aaron Academy)
John-Patrick Smith
6-2
Junior
Kelso-Queensland, Australia (Townsville Grammar)
Max Stevens
6-1
RS Freshman
Dallas, Texas (Highland Park High School)
Bryan Swartz
6-3
Sophomore
Sarasota, Fla. (Miami Online)
Christopher Williams
6-1
Senior
Knoxville, Tenn. (Wofford College)
Rhyne Williams
6-1
Freshman
Knoxville, Tenn. (Alpha-Omega Academy)

COACHES:

Sam Winterbotham - Head Coach
Chris Woodruff - Associate Head Coach
Milos Popovic - Associate Head Coach

Matt Brewer
Matt Brewer
Height
6-0
Class Senior
Hometown Knoxville, Tenn.
Career Singles 64-60
Career Doubles 22-40

Season Highlights

  • Singles Record 21-10 (4-2 SEC)
  • Doubles Record 4-5
  • Final 2010 Singles Ranking No. 117
  • Reached the quarterfinals at the Baylor Invitational in September
  • Won first two rounds of qualifying at the ITA All-American
  • Made it to the semifinals at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships and the National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Career Notes

  • Finished second at the ITA/USTA National Summer Championships
  • Had a 6-2 record in the sixth position for the Vols last year and finished 13-11 in dual matches
  • Transferred from Memphis following his freshman season
  • Redshirted 2006-07 season

Boris Conkic
Boris Conkic
Height
5-9
Class Junior
Hometown Novi Sad, Serbia
Career Singles 86-28
Career Doubles 87-20

Season Highlights

  • Singles Record 29-13 (6-5 SEC)
  • Doubles Record 41-5 (9-1 SEC)
  • Final Singles Ranking No. 35
  • Final Doubles Ranking No. 18 with Williams; No. 20 with Smith
  • First Team All-SEC
  • Had a 16-match doubles winning streak with Williams; they are 22-1 in dual matches this spring
  • Opened 2010 by winning six matches on his way to winning the SEC Indoor Championships
  • Started spring with a 12-match singles winning streak
  • Won the doubles title at the ITA All-American Championships with John-Patrick Smith
  • Teamed up with Rhyne Williams to win doubles at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships
  • Reached the semifinals of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships with Williams

Career Notes

  • Tied for 13th on the career singles wins list with 84; eighth on the doubles list with 84.
  • Second-team All-SEC freshman and sophomore seasons
  • Played in the No. 2 singles position and was 9-1 against the SEC last season
  • Named to the Freshman All-SEC Team in 2008
  • Finished 28-6 in singles as a freshman; the .824 winning percentage is seventh-best in a season in Vols history

Matteo Fago
Matteo Fago
Height
6-0
Class Junior
Hometown Ceprano, Italy
Career Singles 72-28
Career Doubles 63-25

Season Highlights

  • Singles Record 33-8 (10-1 SEC)
  • Doubles Record 17-9 (7-3 SEC)
  • NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 3 Doubles with Jones)
  • Won 9 of last 10 doubles matches
  • Won the backdraw of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic
  • Had a 10-match winning streak earlier this spring.
  • Reached the finals of the Georgia Tech Fall Tournament
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships

Career Notes

  • First-team All-SEC in 2009 
  • Won career-best 16 consecutive matches from Jan. 24 through March 29 last season
  • Has a 28-3 record in SEC dual matches
  • Became first Vol to go 11-0 against the SEC in 2008
  • Named to the Freshman All-SEC Team in 2008

Prajnesh Gunneswaran
Prajnesh Gunneswaran
Height
6-2
Class Freshman
Hometown Chennai, India

Season Highlights

  • Redshirting 2009-10 season

Before UT

  • Ranked as high as No. 889 by the ATP
  • Won both the singles and doubles titles in India's under-18 national championships
  • Did the same in the under-16 division

Edward Jones
Edward Jones
Height
6-2
Class Freshman
Hometown Carmarthen, Wales
Career Singles 14-10
Career Doubles 23-12

Season Highlights

  • Singles Record 14-10
  • Doubles Record 23-12 (7-3 SEC)
  • NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 3 Doubles)
  • Won 9 of last 10 doubles matches with Fago
  • One of four Vols with 10 victories during the fall season
  • Defeated No. 80 Carlos Alvarez of Clemson, his first victory over a ranked opponent
  • Qualified for the main draw of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships

Before UT

  • Won doubles title at the Youll Cup while at Millfield
  • Assisted Millfield to third-place finish in national competition
  • Won two Great Britain ITF doubles events

Taylor Patrick
Taylor Patrick
Height
5-7
Class
RS Freshman
Hometown Knoxville, Tenn.
Career Singles 9-9
Career Doubles 6-7

Season Highlights

  • Singles Record 9-9
  • Doubles Record 6-7
  • Won the doubles title with Max Stevens in the second flight of the Louisville Fall Invitational
  • Won his first career match Sept. 12

Before UT

  • Graduated early; redshirted for the Vols in spring 2009
  • Has been ranked first in the Tennessee 18s singles rankings
  • Won the Class AAA doubles title as a high school freshman

Davey Sandgren
Davey Sandgren
Height
6-4
Class Senior
Hometown Gallatin, Tenn.
Career Singles 84-71
Career Doubles 118-54

Season Highlights

  • Singles Record 18-8 (5-0 SEC)
  • Doubles Record 42-9 (8-4 SEC)
  • Final Doubles Ranking No. 3 with Smith
  • ITA All-America
  • First Team All-SEC
  • Rejoined the singles lineup, replacing an injured Matt Brewer, and went 5-0 in the sixth position during the SEC season.
  • Became the third Vol in history to achieve 100 career doubles wins with a 9-7 victory with Smith against Alabama on March 7
  • Won career-best 12 consecutive doubles matches to open 2010, with 11 of them coming with Smith
  • Teamed up with Smith to win doubles at the UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational
  • Reached finals in doubles of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships
  • Made it to the finals in doubles at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships

Career Notes

  • Ranked third in UT career doubles history with 110 wins.
  • All-America in 2009
  • Finished season with Smith as the top-ranked doubles team by ITA
  • Recorded 32 doubles victories with Smith in 2009; now have 72 career doubles victories together
  • Finished runners-up at the NCAA Championships with Smith last season, losing the finals in three sets
  • Second-team All-SEC freshman season with 28-17 record

    Tennys Sandgren
    Rhyne Williams
    Height
    6-3
    Class Freshman
    Hometown Gallatin, Tenn.
    Career Singles 23-5
    Career Doubles 7-3

    Season Highlights

    • Singles Record 23-5 (10-0 SEC)
    • Doubles Record 7-3
    • Current Singles Ranking No. 114
    • Second Team All-SEC; Freshman All-SEC
    • Has been playing No. 4 in the singles lineup with an undefeated record in conference play
    • Had a 15-match winning streak

    Before UT

    • Ranked as high as No. 9 in junior ITF rankings
    • Competed in the junior competition at the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and the French Open
    • Finalist and doubles semifinalist in two 2009 ITF Grade A tournaments: Copa Gerdau in Brazil and the Easter Bowl in California
    • Achieved an ATP ranking of 980

    John-Patrick Smith
    John-Patrick Smith
    Height
    6-2
    Class Junior
    Hometown Townsville,
    Australia
    Career Singles 110-31
    Career Doubles 110-30

    Season Highlights

    • Singles Record 41-9 (9-1 SEC)
    • Doubles Record 46-9 (8-3 SEC)
    • Final Singles Ranking No. 2
    • Final Doubles Ranking No. 3 with Davey Sandgren; No. 20 with Conkic
    • ITA All-America
    • SEC Player of the Year; earned First Team All-SEC honors for third time
    • SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player
    • The Vols' first No. 1-ranked singles player since Chris Woodruff in 1993
    • Became the seventh Vol in history to log 100 career singles wins with a three-set victory on March 28 against Arkansas; later became the third player to ever record 100 wins in both singles and doubles.
    • Won both the singles and doubles titles at the ITA All-American Championships; doubles championship at All-American came with Conkic
    • Reached the semifinals of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships
    • Had a 12-match winning streak in singles, the best in his career
    • Had a 12-match winning streak in doubles, also the best in his career
    • Won the singles title in the first flight of the UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational; won doubles with Sandgren

    Career Notes

    • Currently seventh on the Vols singles career wins list with 110; fourth in doubles with 110
    • All-America in 2008 and 2009
    • First-team All-SEC in 2008 and 2009
    • Finished season with Sandgren as the top-ranked doubles team by the ITA
    • Recorded 32 doubles victories with Sandgren in 2009; now have 72 career doubles victories together
    • Finished 36-11 last season in singles and finished year ranked No. 3
    • SEC Freshman of the Year in 2008
    • Reached the NCAA Championship singles finals as a freshman

    Max Stevens
    Max Stevens
    Height
    6-0
    Class RS Freshman
    Hometown Dallas, Texas
    Career Singles 12-10
    Career Doubles 12-5

    Season Highlights

    • Singles Record 12-10
    • Doubles Record 12-5
    • Had a six-match winning streak from Oct. 3 to Oct. 23
    • Won the doubles title with Patrick in the second-flight of the Louisville Fall Invitational
    • Played through qualifying into the main draw of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships

    Before UT

    • Graduated early; redshirted for the Vols in spring 2009
    • Rated as the 14th-best recruit nationally
    • One three Class 4A Texas state championships with Highland Park

    Bryan Swartz
    Bryan Swartz
    Height
    6-3
    Class Sophomore
    Hometown Sarasota, Fla.
    Career Singles 9-17
    Career Doubles 15-16

    Season Highlights

    • Singles Record 6-10
    • Doubles Record 7-6
    • Started season 4-1 in doubles

    Career Notes

    • Finished 3-7 in singles and 8-10 in doubles last season
    • Won three consecutive doubles matches with Brewer against SEC competition

    Christopher Williams
    Christopher Williams
    Height
    6-1
    Class Senior
    Hometown Knoxville, Tenn.
    Career Singles 2-3
    Career Doubles 1-3

    Career Notes

    • Finished 2-3 in singles and 1-3 in doubles for the Vols last season
    • Had a 1-2 record against SEC singles competition
    • Transferred from Wofford College following 2008 season

      Rhyne Williams
      Rhyne Williams
      Height
      6-1
      Class Freshman
      Hometown Knoxville, Tenn.
      Career Singles 41-7
      Career Doubles 36-6

      Season Highlights

      • Singles Record 34-6 (9-1 SEC)
      • Doubles Record 33-5 (10-1 SEC)
      • Final Singles Ranking No. 30
      • Final Doubles Ranking No. 18 with Conkic
      • ITA All-America
      • NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 3 Singles)
      • SEC Freshman of the Year; First Team All-SEC; Freshman All-SEC
      • Had a 17-match singles winning streak
      • Won 16 consecutive doubles matches with Conkic to open spring season; they have a 22-1 record in dual matches.
      • Teamed up with Conkic to win the doubles title at the ITA Ohio Valley Region Championships
      • Reached semifinals of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships with Conkic
      • Defeated Fago to win the singles title at the Georgia Tech Fall Tournament
      • Has a 9-2 record against ranked opponents
      • Had an eight-match winning streak earlier this season

      Before UT

      • Ranked No. 8 in the world in juniors
      • Competed in the Junior French Open and the Junior U.S. Open
      • Served as Roger Federer's practice partner at the 2008 Master's Open