Men's Tennis


Ruan Roelofse
Ruan Roelofse

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Capetown, South Africa

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Birthdate:
11/18/1989

2008-09 Freshman
In his debut season, recorded a 16-18 overall singles record ... Posted a 8-8 record in tournament play in the fall ... Saw action across the line up, primarily playing No. 4 singles, ending with a 4-4 record in that slot...Vital contributor in doubles action, registering a 24-14 overall record with five different partners ... Teamed with Heiser to card a 7-5 overall record and the duo started the season ranked No. 36 nationally ... The pair reached the quarterfinals of the fall ITA Midwest Regional tournament ... His best results came with freshman Dennis Nevolo as the pair went 16-6 overall and 4-1 in conference play ... Partnered with Nevolo to capture the doubles title at the Raquet Club Collegiate Invitational ... Won the singles crown as well, defeating teammate Nevolo in the finals ... Compiled a 12-5 record at the No. 1 and 2 doubles spots with Nevolo ... The pair went 4-2 against ranked doubles opponents ... Biggest wins came when the duo upset the No. 7 ranked pair of Jamie Hunt and Nate Schnugg from the No. 6 ranked University of Georgia as well as the No. 16 ranked pair of Steven Moneke and Justing Kronauge of the No. 2 ranked Ohio State University ... Fell in the round of 32 of the NCAA Doubles Championship to No. 10-ranked Tim Puetz and Alexey Tsyrenov from Auburn ...The doubles tandem reached as high as No. 18 nationally before ending the year ranked No. 24 in the ITA singles poll ... Concluded the season ranked No. 27 regionally in singles and No. 3 in doubles with partner Nevolo.

Juniors / High School
Coached by Pietic Norval ... Ranked No. 1 in native land of South Africa ... Was honored as the best junior athlete in 2003 and 2004 ... Named top senior athlete 2005-2007 ... Academic honor student grades fourth through 12th ... Part of the South African Davis Cup team in 2008 ... ITF junior world ranking high was No. 97 ... Participant at the 2007 Junior Australian and Junior US Opens.

Personal
Born Ruan Roelofse on Nov. 18, 1989 ... Son of Leon and An-mare Roelofse ... Has one brother, Leon ... Names Tiger Woods as his favorite athlete because he is professional at what he does ... Plans on pursuing a professional tennis career after graduation ... Credits coach Pietic Norval as most influential person in his athletic career because he showed him how to train, play matches and guided him everywhere.

Career Statistics

Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2008-09 16-18 1-3 24-14 7-3 Total 16-18 1-3 24-14 7-3

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