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    Ryan Rowe
    Ryan Rowe
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Moline, Ill.

    High School:
    Lighthouse Christian Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 205

    Birthdate:
    04/03/1986

    Fall 2007 Bio
    Ranked No. 9 nationally ... Posted an 11-4 record in the fall ... Runner-up at the ITA National Indoor Championship, falling to No. 1 Somdev Devvarman of the University of Virginia ... Topped four ranked opponents en route to the ITA finals appearance ... Has a record of 8-4 against ranked foes ... Recorded an 8-2 mark in doubles ... Went 4-0 in singles 2007 Wilson/ITA Midwest Regionals, including a finals appearance where he medically defaulted ... Made semifinals appearance with Billy Heiser in doubles at the ITA Midwest Regionals.

    Junior 2006-07
    Grabbed his first All-America honor in singles and second in doubles ... Finished the season ranked No. 19 ... Was very instrumental in the Illini's amazing run at the NCAA Tournament, clinching the win for Illinois against Michigan in the second round and against No. 3 Baylor in the semifinals ... Named an NCAA all-tournament selection at No. 2 singles ... Finished season ranked No. 5 in doubles with partner Kevin Anderson ... Advanced to his second straight NCAA doubles final with Anderson to become the first doubles tandem to make back-to-back appearances in the finals with the same partner in 40 years ... Claimed Runner-Up accolades after falling in a tight three-setter where the Illini served for the match in the second and had match point in the third ... The duo finished the season 24-7 overall, 9-1 in the Big Ten, 19-5 in the No. 1 doubles slot and in duals ... Illinois' top tandem also went 14-5 against ranked opponents ... Rowe finished the season 29-10 overall in singles, 22-5 in duals and 7-3 in conference action ... Filled the No. 2 singles slot for the Illini for most of the season, going 18-5 ... Also went 4-0 at No. 3 ... Posted a 13-8 record against ranked opponents in singles ... Recorded a season-best eight straight victories in singles from Jan. 19 to Feb. 16 ... Playing with two partners in doubles, carded a 31-10 overall ledger ... Tabbed a unanimous All-Big Ten selection ... Received the Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor for the week ending Feb. 11 ... Ranked as high as eighth on March 6 in singles ... Teamed with Anderson to claim the top seed in the doubles draw at the Polo Ralph Lauren/ITA All-American Championships in the fall ... In singles action at All-Americans, strung together a tremendous run into the quarterfinals, upsetting two ranked opponents ... In the quarters, fell to eventual champion No. 7 Arnau Brugues of Tulsa.

    Sophomore 2005-06
    Teamed with Kevin Anderson to become only the third Illini doubles tandem to win the NCAA doubles title ... Entered the championships as the No. 4 seed ... The pair finished the season 23-1, with their most notable win coming over then-No. 1 Scott Green and Ross Wilson of Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament final ... Dethroned the 2005 NCAA doubles pair of John Isner and Antonio Ruiz of Georgia ... With Anderson, went 12-0 against ranked opponents ... The team of Anderson/Rowe finished the season ranked No. 1 in the final ITA rankings ... Tabbed a 2006 All-American ... Finished the season with a 32-7 overall doubles record with a combined five partners ... Opened the season ranked No. 30 in the ITA fall regional singles rankings ... Won 16 of his first 18 matches, including 10 straight ... Saw action at the No. 2-5 spots in singles, combining for a 31-6 overall singles record on the season ... Only other Illini to record 30-plus wins on the season along with Ryler DeHeart ... Recorded a 4-0 record at the Club Maeza Invite ... Made it to the finals of the UNLV Fall Classic, where he lost to teammate Ruben Gonzales in three sets ... Went 8-1 in conference singles matches and 7-3 in league doubles action ... Named the Most Improved Player on the Illini squad for 2006.

    Freshman 2004-05
    Won his first three collegiate matches ... Played mainly at the No. 5 and 6 spots for the Illini, going 7-3 in singles ... Went 13-5 in doubles and 8-0 in conference doubles play.

    Juniors/High School
    Attained a No. 1 ranking in the 16-and-under division and as high as No. 15 in the U.S. in 18-and-unders ... Beat the No. 2 juniors player in the world in the first round of the Orange Bowl tournament in Florida ... Won two ITF events, one in Mexico City and the other in Barbados ... Competed in qualifying for the U.S. Junior Davis Cup.

    Personal
    Son of Robert Bradfield and Jody Rowe ... One of four children, including one brother, Brandon, and two sisters, Amber and Destiny Rowe ... Enjoys playing football and basketball recreationally ... Aspires to have a career in professional tennis ... Favorite player is Richard Krajicek because of their similar styles of play.

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    ROWE'S CAREER STATS
    SINGLES
    Season
    Overall
    Big Ten
    Big Ten Tournament
    NCAA Tournament
    NCAA Singles
    2004-05
    7-3
    3-2
    0-0
    1-0
    0-0
    2005-06
    31-6
    8-1
    1-1
    2-1
    0-0
    2006-07
    29-10
    7-3
    2-0
    3-0
    0-1
    2007-08
    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    TOTAL:
    67-19
    18-6
    3-1
    6-1
    0-1
    DOUBLES
    Season
    Overall
    Big Ten
    Big Ten Tournament
    NCAA Tournament
    NCAA Doubles
    2004-05
    13-5
    8-0
    1-0
    1-2
    0-0
    2005-06
    32-7
    7-3
    2-0
    2-0
    5-0
    2006-07
    31-10
    9-1
    2-1
    2-2
    4-1
    2007-08
    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    0-0
    TOTAL:
    76-22
    24-4
    5-1
    5-4
    9-1

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