Men's Tennis


Jordan Knue
Jordan Knue

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Western Springs, Ill.

High School:
Lyons Township

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 160

Birthdate:
06/09/1988

Fall 2007 Bio
Went 3-5 in singles in the fall ... Best tournament was a 2-1 outing at the 2007 Louisville Invitational ... Boasts a record of 2-4 in doubles with a combined three partners of Brandon Davis, Abe Souza and Calon Alpar ... Played one ranked opponent in No. 31 Alex Birchmeier and Bryan Norvill of Western Michigan University.

Freshman 2007
Joined the Illini in the spring of 2007 ... At his first tournament donning the Orange and Blue (J. Webb Horton Classic) he went 1-3, including a three-set victory over Michael O'Shea of Florida State, 2-6, 7-6(11), 6-3 ... Received his first dual-match start against cross-state foe Purdue ... Tallied his first dual win against Northwestern's Alex Sanborn in a three-setter (0-6, 6-1, 6-1), clinching the Illini victory ... Finished the season with a 3-11 overall record, 2-8 in dual action (No. 6 singles), 1-3 in tournament play and 1-6 in conference affairs ... In doubles, primarily played with junior Brandon Davis, going 5-3 ... Carded a doubles record at No. 3 of 5-4 overall and 4-2 in conference matches.

Juniors / High School
Three-sport athlete at Lyons Township, competing in tennis, baseball and basketball ... 2006 Midwest Closed Junior Championship doubles semifinalist, and a finalist in 2005 ... In tennis, made an appearance at the 2004 Midwest Open Junior Championship doubles final ... Named All-State his junior and senior year ... Led Lyons Township to a second-place finish in the state tournament in 2006 ... Member of the National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society and was an Illinois State Scholar.

Personal
Son of George and Jonell Knue ... Sister, Brianna, is a former Illinois women's tennis player ... Enjoys playing or watching any sport, watching movies and playing poker ... His biggest thrill in sports is watching the underdog come through and win the match ... Has only been playing competitive tennis for four years ... His favorite athlete is Andre Agassi because he admires his work ethic and his love of the game ... Names his parents as the most influential people in his life because they raised him to be the person he is today.

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KNUE'S CAREER STATS
SINGLES
Season
Overall
Big Ten
Big Ten Tournament
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Singles
2006-07
3-11
1-6
0-0
0-0
0-0
2007-08
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
TOTAL:
3-11
1-6
0-0
0-0
0-0
DOUBLES
Season
Overall
Big Ten
Big Ten Tournament
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Doubles
2006-07
5-4
5-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
2007-08
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
TOTAL:
5-4
5-2
0-0
0-0
0-0

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