Men's Tennis


Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
St. Stephens/Texas Tech High School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Birthdate:
07/30/1986

Fall 2007 Bio
Boasts a record of 5-2 in doubles ... His best outing came at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational, where he went 3-0 in doubles ... Doubles partners have consisted of Ryan Rowe and Jordan Knue ... Has wins over No. 5 Mathieu Thibaudeau and Dan Bulkema of the University of Alabama and No. 16 Marlusz Adamski and Cory Parr of Wake Forest University ... Faced one ranked player in singles.

Junior 2005-06
Proved to be a valuable asset in the Illinois doubles lineup, posting a 29-15 record overall ... Showed he could win with any partner, pairing with a team-high six different Illini ... Recorded his best overall record with junior Ryan Rowe (7-3) ... Carded a 7-2 record in Big Ten doubles tilts ... His best record of 4-1 in Big Ten doubles action came with freshman Jordan Knue ... Finished the season partnered with junior Ruben Gonzales, as the pair went 2-2 against ranked opponents ... Highlights included back-to-back upsets in the Big Ten Tournament over No. 57 Ryan Heller and Andrew Mazlin of Michigan in the semifinals, followed by toppling No. 31 Drew Eberly and Justin Kronauge of No. 2 Ohio State in the finals ... Went 19-26 overall in singles action, including a 5-4 ledger in conference matches ... In the fall, earned a trip to the ITA Midwest Regional round of 32 in singles ... In their first outing as a doubles duo, he teamed with partner GD Jones to go 3-1 en route to a quarterfinals berth at the ITA Midwest Regionals ... Had a stellar start in doubles action overall, going 11-3 with a total of four partners in the fall ... Went 7-9 at the No. 6 singles position on the year and went 11-14 in tournament play ... Voted Illinois' Most Improved Player by his teammates ... Carded a 9-6 mark at the No. 2 doubles position and a 7-4 mark at No. 3 doubles.

Sophomore 2005-06
Saw limited action at the No. 6 position, going 1-4 on the year ... Became a huge contributor in doubles, primarily teaming with Kevin Anderson and Pramod Dabir for a record of 14-4, tallying an 18-5 overall record in doubles play ... Opened the season ranked No. 54 with Kevin Anderson in the ITA preseason doubles rankings ... Reached the doubles final of the ITA Midwest Regional Championship with Dabir ... Fought his way into the qualifying Round of 32 at the ITA Midwest Regional ... Went undefeated (5-0) in Big Ten doubles action ... Concluded the season with a 4-13 overall singles record and a 1-3 ledger in conference tilts ... Carded a 3-1 mark when winning the first set in doubles and singles action ... Tabbed the 2006 Chris Martin Spirit Award recipient.

Freshman 2004-05
Won his first three collegiate matches ... Two of his three wins were come-from-behind victories ... Won his first ever USTA Pro Circuit event, winning the doubles crown at the USTA/Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Tournament.

Juniors/High School
Top-ranked player in Texas as a sophomore ... Reached as high as No. 13 nationally in Boys 16-and-unders ... In the 18-and-under division, was ranked No. 2 in Texas and No. 70 nationally ... Reached the doubles final at the prestigious Easter Bowl Junior Tournament in both 2002 and 2003, winning two "Silver Ball" trophies ... Captured the state singles title in Texas in 16-and-under in 2002 and 18-and-under in 2003 ... Awarded the John McFarlin Award, which goes to the most outstanding male Texas tennis player ... Four-time Texas sectional champion.

Personal
Son of Doug and Leisa Davis ... Has two brothers, Tres and Blake ... His brother, Tres, is a top -500 tennis player professionally, and played one year for Texas A&M ... Favorite athlete is Pete Sampras because he's the greatest tennis player ever to play the game ... Aspires to play professional tennis ... The most influential people in his athletic career are his parents.

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DAVIS' CAREER STATS
SINGLES
Season
Overall
Big Ten
Big Ten Tournament
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Singles
2004-05
3-5
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
2005-06
4-13
1-3
0-0
0-0
0-0
2006-07
19-26
5-4
1-1
1-1
0-0
2007-08
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
TOTAL:
26-44
6-7
1-1
1-1
0-0
DOUBLES
Season
Overall
Big Ten
Big Ten Tournament
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Doubles
2004-05
6-8
3-0
1-0
0-0
0-0
2005-06
18-5
5-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
2006-07
29-15
7-2
2-1
1-2
0-0
2007-08
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
TOTAL:
53-28
15-2
3-0
1-2
0-0

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