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    GD Jones
    GD Jones
    Hometown:
    Auckland, New Zealand

    High School:
    Kings College

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 175

    Birthdate:
    04/01/1986

    Senior 2006-07
    Finished his Illini career with a 18-12 overall and dual singles record ... Went 7-2 in the Big Ten ... Primarily played at Nos. 5 singles ... Went 1-1 at No. 2 singles, 3-4 at three, 6-1 in the fourth slot and 8-6 on court five ... Posted a 1-4 record against ranked opponents ... Carded a record of 22-13 in doubles with two different partners ... His best success came with partner Marc Spicijaric, going 19-12 overall and in duals and 9-1 in conference matches ... Played in the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles slots, going 10-2 at two and 9-10 on court three ... Went 2-2 against ranked doubles tandems ... Spent most of the fall nursing an injury ... In his only outing, teamed with partner Brandon Davis to go 3-1 at the ITA Midwest Regionals, falling in the quarters to then-No. 36 Ryan Keckley and Sheera Parbhu of Notre Dame ... Named the Chris Martin Spirit Award honoree as voted by his teammates ... Selected as Illinois' Spirit Award honoree ... Ended his career with an overall singles record of 80-33 and 30-7 in the league ... Finished with a career doubles ledger of 78-26 and 34-5 in the Big Ten.

    Junior 2005-06
    Settled into the No. 1-3 positions in the Illini lineup ... Did not compete in the fall, but achieved a No. 11 ITA preseason ranking ... Went 9-3 at the No. 2 spot ... Overall, finished the season 14-8 in singles and 6-4 in the Big Ten ... Won eight of his first 11 matches ... His first win of the season came over then-No. 9 Ludovic Walter of Duke ... Ranked as high as No. 41 by the ITA ... In doubles action, posted a 14-9 ledger and a 1-1 mark in Big Ten action ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Feb. 8 ... Teamed with Ruben Gonzales to go 4-1 at the No. 3 doubles spot, including a 4-0 mark in league action.

    Sophomore 2004-05
    Unanimous All-Big Ten Selection ... Went 26-8 overall on the season ... Carded a 23-13 record in doubles ... Recorded a 15-3 ledger playing at the No. 1-2 singles positions ... Ranked as high as No. 14, the second-highest ranking player in the Big Ten and Midwest Region behind fellow Illini Ryler DeHeart ... NCAA singles tournament at-large selection ... Recorded a 7-0 record in singles and 3-0 at the No. 1 position in Big Ten play ... Went 12-5 vs. ranked opponents ... Quarterfinalist in singles at the ITA Midwest Regional ... ITA Midwest doubles champion with DeHeart ... Beat the No. 3-, 5-, 11- and 26-ranked doubles tandems during the fall semester.

    Freshman 2003-04
    Joined the Fighting Illini in January 2004 ... Became a key component to another strong tournament run at the No. 5 and 6 spots ... Finished 22-5 in singles and 19-1 in doubles ... Teamed with Ryler DeHeart to start out 16-0 in doubles ... The duo achieved a ranking as high as No. 54 in doubles ... Honored as the Player to Watch by his teammates ... Member of the New Zealand Davis Cup Team ... Competed in the Junior Wimbledon, US Open and French Open Grand Slam events.

    Juniors/High School
    Ranked as high as No. 25 in the ITF Juniors poll ... Ranked No. 1 in New Zealand Juniors ... Played in both US Open and Australian Open Juniors competitions ... Earned four ATP singles points in Mexican and New Zealand Futures events in 2003.

    Personal
    Son of Mel and Sue Jones ... Has one sister, Sacha ... Coached in New Zealand by Chris Lewis, a former Wimbledon finalist ... Favorite sports teams are the New York Yankees and the New Zealand cricket team ... Ambition after school is to turn pro and make a career out of tennis.

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    JONES' CAREER STATS
    SINGLES
    Season
    Overall
    Big Ten
    Big Ten Tournament
    NCAA Tournament
    NCAA Singles
    2003-04
    22-5
    10-1
    1-0
    2-2
    0-0
    2004-05
    26-8
    7-0
    2-0
    0-1
    0-1
    2005-06
    14-8
    6-4
    1-0
    1-0
    0-0
    2006-07
    18-12
    7-2
    1-2
    3-2
    0-0
    TOTAL:
    80-33
    30-7
    5-2
    6-5
    0-1
    DOUBLES
    Season
    Overall
    Big Ten
    Big Ten Tournament
    NCAA Tournament
    NCAA Doubles
    2003-04
    19-1
    12-0
    3-0
    3-1
    0-0
    2004-05
    23-3
    4-3
    0-1
    0-0
    1-1
    2005-06
    14-9
    9-1
    2-0
    0-1
    0-0
    2006-07
    22-13
    9-1
    1-1
    1-5
    0-0
    TOTAL:
    78-26
    34-5
    6-2
    4-7
    1-1

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