Rossi, Jomby, Pennington collect singles wins in the loss
Fall 2011>> Went 11-5 in singles action, advancing deep into several tournaments en route to a ranking of No. 95 ... Started the fall by going 3-1 in singles at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational, including a win over Daniil Proskura of Alabama, who would eventually be ranked 91st in the nation ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships before falling to teammate Anthony Rossi ... Made a fantastic run at the SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships, defeating then-No. 26 Ignacio Taboada of Georgia en route to an appearance in the quarterfinals ... Went 7-3 in doubles action, mostly with Rossi ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiate with Rossi, while also making it to the round of 16 in the SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships with Rossi.
Spring 2011>> Became a staple at the No. 6 singles position after not competing in the fall season ... Earned an impressive 14-9 singles record, including an 8-5 mark in SEC play ... Named to the SEC All-Freshman team ... Started his collegiate career in style by earning singles wins against No. 5 Texas, No. 13 Texas Tech and No. 16 Illinois in his first four matches as a Wildcat ... Also helped UK by posting singles wins over No. 3 Tennessee , No. 7 Florida, No. 20 Auburn, No. 21 Notre Dame, No. 37 Alabama and No. 43 Mississippi State ... The win against Florida was the clinching point in the Wildcats' NCAA Tournament Round of 16 victory over the Gators ... Went 1-0 in Kentucky's run to the SEC Championship match and was in good position to earn a singles point against Georgia in the semifinals when the Wildcats clinched the match ... Spent time ranked in doubles with senior Alberto Gonzalez, with the duo peaking at No. 41 ... Posted a 14-10 record in doubles, including a 6-4 mark in the SEC ... Defeated four ranked foes in doubles action, including Georgia's duo of Sadio Doumbia and Ignacio Taboada, twice ... Doumbia/Taboada were ranked No. 36 the first time Jomby/Gonzalez took them down and then No. 64 the second time.
Pre-College>> Played in the main draw in Poitiers ... Won several regional events in juniors ... Played in the French National Championships ... Performed well in several futures tournaments over the past few years.
Personal>> Born Feb. 18, 1991 ... Originally from France ... Brother played professional basketball overseas.