Men's Tennis

 Ryuji Hirooka
Ryuji Hirooka


Tokyo, Japan



31 Student-Athletes Set to Graduate

Commencement Ceremony Friday at 6 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum


UK Overcomes 3-1 Deficit, Advances to Men's Tennis Sweet 16

UK reaches school-record sixth-straight Sweet 16


No. 13 Kentucky Powers Past Auburn

Wildcats move to 8-1 in SEC play


Monumental Comeback Effort Falls Just Short in SEC Quarters

NCAA Selection Show to take place April 30, 5:00 p.m. ET


Pennington Clinches SEC Quarterfinals Berth at 2:22 am CT

UK downs No. 9 Mississippi State, 4-2, in marathon match


MTEN vs. Illinois, 040214

MTEN vs. Illinois, 040214

2013>> A doubles specialist for UK, partnered with Alejandro Gomez and Beck Pennington on courts two and three in doubles play, while also going 3-0 in singles play ... Went 9-14 in doubles with SEC wins over Georgia, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Arkansas ... Played against nine teams ranked in the top 75, coming away with wins in three of those matches ... Won all three of his singles matches, never dropping more than three games in a set ... Played on court six twice, and court five one time in singles competition.

Fall 2011>> Finished the fall 14-8 in singles, including an impressive run to the consolation finals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships ... Was flawless at the Bulldog Scramble, earning four singles wins ... Won both his matches at the Rainbow Warrior Challenge ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Louisville Winter Invitational and the round of 16 of the Southern Intercollegiate ... Most of his success in the fall came in doubles action with Maks Gold ... Went 11-6 in doubles action and 8-3 with Gold ... Won the Southern Intercollegiate division II doubles title with Gold, while also advancing to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships.

Spring 2011>> Performed very well in limited singles action for Kentucky, going 5-0 with all five wins coming in straight sets ... Played mostly at the No. 5 and No. 6 position in singles, earning wins over Morehead State, Butler, Murray State, Toledo and Cumberlands (Ky.) ... Played doubles twice, teaming up with Grant Roberts and Matt Davis ... Defeated Cleveland State's No. 2 doubles team 8-6, while he and Roberts took down Murray State's No. 3 doubles tandem 8-0.

Pre-College>> Played in the finals of the Singapore International Junior Championships ... Also performed well in several futures tournaments over the past few years ... Advanced to the All-Japan under 18 quarterfinals ... Played in several Grade 1 tournaments.

Personal>> Born Sept. 3, 1991 ... Originally from Tokyo, Japan.

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