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Tennys Sandgren- The Kid With The Awesome Name

Johnny Groove
08-03-2011, 11:53 PM
Tennys (yes, it is pronounced Tennis) Sandgren is a young, rising 20 year old American star.

His name is too awesome for words, and fits perfectly. Tennys won a Future last week, and is in prime position to win another one this week.

I'd love to see this kid get to the big time, what say you?

Certinfy
08-03-2011, 11:53 PM
Tennys wins.

Orka_n
08-04-2011, 12:21 AM
This kid will be good for Tenn...is.

Johnny Groove
08-07-2011, 09:24 PM
Tennys won another Future this week :dance:

Will play the Binghamton CH next week.

LawrenceOfTennis
08-07-2011, 09:29 PM
20 year old and still nobody knows him. Promising.

out_here_grindin
08-07-2011, 09:30 PM
Can't do it. He comes from that hellhole on Rocky Top. He will be turning pro I believe, he had considered returning to play for the Tennessee Vols. I saw him once in person. Very wristy shots. At least he's better that Rhyne(Whine) Williams, the other Vol.

Also JP Smith who has been killing it in the futures. The former Vols are making moves, unfortunately because they are my least favorite team in college tennis.

Smoke944
08-07-2011, 09:42 PM
Can't do it. He comes from that hellhole on Rocky Top. He will be turning pro I believe, he had considered returning to play for the Tennessee Vols. I saw him once in person. Very wristy shots. At least he's better that Rhyne(Whine) Williams, the other Vol.

Also JP Smith who has been killing it in the futures. The former Vols are making moves, unfortunately because they are my least favorite team in college tennis.

:spit:
Better get used to them as these guys should be around a while as part of the next generation of American players on the level of Reynolds, Kendrick, Witten, etc.

MaxPower
08-07-2011, 09:43 PM
His surname sounds very swedish, thought it was a swedish talent I missed out on (hope it's not too distant, this guy needs to be converted for DC) His first name.......sounds very awesome!

out_here_grindin
08-07-2011, 09:48 PM
It's not confirmed that he will go pro yet actually. But he likely will due too some good results lately and the fact that Tennessee will not be very good next year and his return will not be that beneficial to him

Johnny Groove
08-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Can't do it. He comes from that hellhole on Rocky Top. He will be turning pro I believe, he had considered returning to play for the Tennessee Vols. I saw him once in person. Very wristy shots. At least he's better that Rhyne(Whine) Williams, the other Vol.

Also JP Smith who has been killing it in the futures. The former Vols are making moves, unfortunately because they are my least favorite team in college tennis.

:lol:

Clemson and Tennessee rivalry, eh?

His surname sounds very swedish, thought it was a swedish talent I missed out on (hope it's not too distant, this guy needs to be converted for DC) His first name.......sounds very awesome!

Blond hair, blue eyes, he surely has some Swedish lineage.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nvUjpuLO17s/TeHg_wSPHTI/AAAAAAAAE2Q/Z8TSPG4Mgzg/s1600/Sandgren5-28-11.jpg

out_here_grindin
08-07-2011, 09:55 PM
I will become a fan when he is into the pro tour though. I wasn't the biggest Farah fan in college but once these guys hit the pro I support them all, repping college tennis.

T4L
08-07-2011, 10:20 PM
He is already a lock for Us Open qualies wildcard but I think if he goes deep in Binghamton he could get and MD WC

out_here_grindin
08-08-2011, 01:39 AM
He is already a lock for Us Open qualies wildcard but I think if he goes deep in Binghamton he could get and MD WC

I doubt it. They are already giving one to Johnson and the Kalamazoo winner. They probably don't want to give so many to low ranked players

DanaKz
08-08-2011, 04:22 AM
I remember this guy since his junior level. It's tough to miss a guy whose name is Tennys :lol:

DanaKz
08-08-2011, 04:23 AM
20 year old and still nobody knows him. Promising.

He plays for college.

Guest12315544
11-30-2011, 08:38 AM
I don't follow College Tennis so I have never heard of him. But that is a great name :)

SapELee
02-24-2012, 10:38 PM
Tennys Sandgren wins tennis match at USTA Pro Circuit (http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/sports/tennis-137261-tennys-sandgren.html)

February 23, 2012 8:36 PM
ShareThis| Print Story | E-Mail StoryBy TODD ORODENKER/ The Brownsville Herald
His name is Tennys, and he plays tennis.

Thursday at the Brownsville USTA Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament at Brownsville Tennis Center, Tennys Sandgren won a tennis match, as he upset sixth-seeded Dimitar Kutrovsky 7-6(4), 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Heíll try for another upset today, as he draws fourth-seed Daniel Cox for the right to go to the semifinals.

There, Tennys, and yes thatís his real name, will have a chance to play more Ö sigh, tennis. And donít think he hasnít heard it all before.

"Certainly I get a lot of interesting comments," Sandgren said. "None negative, just interesting."

Sandgren got the unusual, but fitting, first name from his Swedish great grandfather. It had no relation to the sport, and when his parents decided to bring back the name and give it to their son, they werenít really thinking about the sport either.

But they did play it, and they did have a court in their backyard. So, it became a family thing to do, and sure enough, Sandgren wound up being pretty good.

The Tennessee native stayed in his home state and played college tennis at Tennessee, but last summer, he won two different Pro Circuit tournaments in Illinois. With those wins and with what he did in college, the 20-year-old decided it was the right time to turn pro and go at this full-time.

"I had good results over the summer," Sandgren said. "It was just a matter of when I was ready."

Based on how he handled Kutrovsky, it looks like Sandgren made the right call.

"Heís ranked higher than I am, so itís always nice to beat someone who had some of the wins heís had," Sandgren said.

In the match, Sandgren and Kutrovsky kept taking shots at each in the first set before Sandgren powered through in the tiebreaker.

The second set featured clean tennis until Sandgren broke Kutrovsky twice to take a 5-2 lead. He let up in the ensuing game and was re-broken, then lost on the fourth deuce to make it 5-4.

But after changing his shirt and taking a quick breather, he won four points in a row and ran away with the match.

"Just about trying to win each point," Sandgren said. "There was not a lot of serving plays because the serve was taken out of it with the wind."

Things didnít stop there for Sandgren on Thursday, as he and his doubles partner Rhyne Williams beat Vahid Mirzadeh and Michael Shabaz 6-1, 7-6(0) to advance to the final.

Heíll have that, and of course, another singles match or two.

"Thatís how it is, itís a grind, for sure," Sandgren said. "It should be a really tough one (today)."

SapELee
03-17-2012, 05:54 PM
Tennys SANDGREN (USA) 6-0 6-3 Gregory OUELLETTE (USA) [4]
Tennys SANDGREN (USA) 6-3 6-3 Vladimir OBRADOVIC (SRB)
Tennys SANDGREN (USA) 6-7(2) 7-5 6-4 Takanyi GARANGANGA (ZIM)

Semi against Andre BEGEMANN (GER) [1]. Good luck.

SapELee
03-18-2012, 10:04 PM
He is into the final with 6 2, 4-6 7-5 over Begemann, awaits the winner of Kosakowski & Ball.

SapELee
03-19-2012, 09:10 PM
Won the title over Kosakowski 6-3 7-5.

SapELee
03-24-2012, 12:26 AM
USA F8

Tennys SANDGREN (USA) def. Vladimir OBRADOVIC (SRB) 7-6(5) 6-2
Tennys SANDGREN (USA) def. Chris WETTENGEL (USA) 3-6 6-3 7-6(3)
Gregory OUELLETTE (USA) [5] def. Tennys SANDGREN (USA) 7-5 6-1

SapELee
03-31-2012, 08:53 PM
WC into Tally Challenger, plays Jamie Baker in the 1st round.

SapELee
04-03-2012, 09:59 PM
Lost 60 06 46 :spit:, double faulted twice during the only break in the 3rd set :smash: (so many double faults)

SapELee
04-09-2012, 09:49 PM
Tennys is playing the Oklahoma City future and his first round opponent is Dekel Bar (ISR). Good luck.

SapELee
04-14-2012, 02:14 AM
Def. Bar 6-2 6-0
Def. Carleton 4-6 6-3 6-0
Def. Corrie 6-2 7-6(5)
Vs. Zerbini (semi)

SapELee
04-14-2012, 08:42 PM
Tough loss, 67(5) 57, GL in Little Rock.

SapELee
04-20-2012, 08:46 PM
Little Rock

1st Round def. Peter Aarts 62 61
2nd Round def. Daniel Stahl 63 64
Quarterfinal def. Christian "Little Harry" Harrison 63 76(4)
Semifinal vs John-Patrick Smith

SapELee
04-21-2012, 08:29 PM
Is in the final with a 64 75 win. Final opponent is John Peers. Good luck Tennys.

SapELee
04-22-2012, 05:56 PM
Congrats on another title with a 6-1 7-6(6) victory :yeah:. At this rate, he will break into the Top 300 in no time. Keep it up Tennys :bounce:.

Smoke944
04-22-2012, 06:32 PM
:woohoo:
Was a bit disappointed he didn't finish off the job last week, but this is great.

SapELee
04-30-2012, 11:35 PM
Tennys plays Sajous in the first round of USA F11 (http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw159.PDF). Good luck.

SapELee
05-01-2012, 10:28 PM
Through with a 61 63 win :yeah:. Let's go deep again :bounce:.

SapELee
05-05-2012, 12:41 AM
Into the semi, will play JP Smith again. Seems like the same group of players every week.

SapELee
05-05-2012, 06:48 PM
Tennys vs JP from 2-6 5*-1 to 2-6 5-5 :help:. Had so many set points.....in a mental collapse mode now.

SapELee
05-05-2012, 06:50 PM
Broken again, and now Smith is serving for the match @ 5-6. :lol: this is just too funny.

SapELee
05-05-2012, 06:53 PM
GSM Smith 62 75. Tennys needs to work on his mental side.

SapELee
05-07-2012, 09:07 PM
Tennys plays Trombetta in the first round of USA F12. (http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw162.PDF)

SapELee
05-10-2012, 09:17 PM
Def. Trombetta 62 62
Def. Bester 60 63
Vs. Simmonds in the 1/8

SapELee
05-12-2012, 12:14 AM
6-7(5) 7-6(1) 7-5 :yeah:

SapELee
05-12-2012, 09:59 PM
6-7(5) 6-2 6-4 over Carleton, will play Gerald Melzer in the final. Good luck :cheerleader:.

SapELee
05-13-2012, 06:19 PM
Lost in two sets, but still a great week. Let's keep climbing up the ranking :yeah:.

SapELee
05-18-2012, 12:24 AM
USA F13:

1st Round def. CUTURA, Mate 6-3 7-5
2nd Round def. VINSANT, Shane 6-3 6-3
1/8 vs SAJOUS, Olivier

SapELee
05-18-2012, 09:39 PM
62 62 :yeah:, up next is Christian Harrison.

SapELee
05-20-2012, 02:02 PM
63 46 76(5) gets him into another final. Will play Fratangelo for the title.

Smoke944
05-20-2012, 05:40 PM
He won 6-1 6-3

SapELee
05-20-2012, 06:12 PM
Congrats on yet another title :yeah:

SapELee
05-21-2012, 03:12 AM
From Tennisfutures.net (http://www.tennisfutures.net/interview-with-champion-tennys-sandgren/)

Second seed Tennys Sandgren lived up to his expectations. The 20 year old former Tennessee Volunteer won the USTA Pro Circuit Menís Futures Tournament at Harbor Island Athletic Club beating Bjorn Fratangelo in the final.

RP: Seeded at 2, what were your expectations coming into the tournament?

TS: I felt like I have been playing very well and my expectations were to come in and do my best. My only concern was fatigue and how my body would hold up. I just took it one game at a time.

RP: Is this your first time at the Harbour Island Athletic Club?

TS: Yea, this is my first time here I really like the environment and setting.

RP: Harbour Island Athletic Club is a clay court venue, what is your court preference?

TS: I actually enjoy playing on clay. Before school I loved clay. Then while at school I played on hard courts for so long I just got used to them. I like to slide a lot, on hard or clay, so as long as the clay on the court isnít a thin layer I am

RP: How would you list your strengths as a player?

TS: My movement. I play really disciplined. I try not over playing and try to get my forehand in good situations.

RP: Being successful at the Futures level, what itís going to take to move to the next level?

TS: I think itís just going to take playing a lot in Challengerís tournaments and being up to the competition.

RP: You turned pro last August, and you just won here at Harbour Island, whatís next for you?

TS: I have a week free, then Iím off to California for two 15,000s and then thereís a series of four challengers here in Florida.

SHB
05-22-2012, 01:56 AM
He should be top-300 next week. He's not far away from getting into Grand Slam qualies.

SapELee
05-27-2012, 09:19 PM
He should be top-300 next week. He's not far away from getting into Grand Slam qualies.

289 :yeah:

Smoke944
06-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Lost in a third set tiebreaker after having 2 match points. Pretty costly loss if you look at the draw.

Smoke944
06-15-2012, 11:10 PM
Lost another 3 setter that he never should have.

SapELee
06-16-2012, 01:53 PM
:smash:

kidbourbon
06-18-2012, 03:12 PM
Into the semi, will play JP Smith again. Seems like the same group of players every week.

And they all just left the University of Tennessee last year.

How UT didn't win the NCAAs in 2011 is beyond me. Well, they choked against UGA. That's what happened. But they should have won the whole thing outright. Sandgren was playing #3 for them. Williams #2, and Smith #1.

All three are in the top 300 now. And Smith is like 150 in doubles.

SapELee
06-18-2012, 09:18 PM
^ definitely a big loss for UT, best players gone all at once.

kidbourbon
07-02-2012, 10:40 PM
Rough draw for Sandgren getting Benjamin Becker in the first round. Would be HUGE, though, if he could pull out a W.

kidbourbon
07-04-2012, 03:12 AM
Or not.

Sandgren rolls 6-1, 6-4.

SapELee
07-04-2012, 03:14 AM
Good win. I was worried b/c he was slumping a little prior to this tournament.

SapELee
07-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Tennys won his 2nd round match 64 63.

kidbourbon
07-05-2012, 07:09 PM
Tennys won his 2nd round match 64 63.

Him and Williams won their first round doubles match as well.

kidbourbon
07-06-2012, 06:19 PM
Lost 4-6, 4-6.

All in all, good tournament, though.

SapELee
07-15-2012, 12:10 AM
Christian Harrison in the first round of Binghampton

Full draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/670/mds.pdf

SapELee
07-21-2012, 08:19 PM
Philip Bester in the first round of Lexington Challenger.

Full draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/586/mds.pdf

SapELee
07-24-2012, 09:28 PM
75 62 :yeah:, Kudla or Yani up next.

SapELee
07-31-2012, 02:57 AM
Finalist in doubles partnering Rhyne Williams (Lexington Challenger)

http://www.lexingtonchallenger.com/graphix/gallery_072612/mens_doubles_champs.jpg

Link: http://www.lexingtonchallenger.com/graphix/gallery_072612/mens_doubles_champs.jpg

SapELee
08-14-2012, 08:53 PM
Good luck.

Colette Lewis ‏@zootennis

Men's Qualifying USO WCs to: Buchanan, Halebian, C Harrison, Klahn, Kosakowski, Krueger, Sandgren & Williams. 1 more TBD in Nat'l Playoffs

SapELee
08-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Franco Skugor (CRO) in the first round of USO Q, good luck.

SapELee
08-22-2012, 01:50 PM
Barely survived, 63 67(3) 75 Guido Pella next.

SapELee
09-10-2012, 01:42 AM
Draw for Canada F8: http://www.tenniscanada.com/files/uploads/files/PDFs/events/professional/f8/MDS.pdf

Canadian wc Rotaru in the first round, GL.

SapELee
09-12-2012, 10:46 PM
Lost in the 2nd round to Bangoura 36 75 36 :unsure:.

out_here_grindin
09-14-2012, 06:22 PM
Thats a nice win for Bangoura

SapELee
09-17-2012, 09:31 PM
Canada F9, Daniel Skripnik 1st round. Tennys has not been doing well lately. I hope he can have better result here. Good luck.

Full draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6634/mds.pdf (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/6634/mds.pdf)

SapELee
09-20-2012, 10:02 PM
Through to the quarterfinal, will play Buchanan.

SapELee
09-21-2012, 09:25 PM
Will play Eric Quigley in the semi.

SapELee
09-22-2012, 08:40 PM
64 64, good luck in the final against Polansky.

SapELee
09-23-2012, 05:08 PM
64 63, 4th title of the year :cheerleader:

SapELee
09-23-2012, 05:13 PM
And no points to defend for the rest of the year. :rocker2:

SapELee
09-23-2012, 08:22 PM
There are bunch of pictures from http://aroundthecourts.blogspot.ca/2012/09/mayfair-futures-2012-in-markham-final.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gCcztjsz2gs/UF9WC29cEII/AAAAAAAAf0Y/J-lLb-SZzDk/s1600/DSC02346.JPG

SapELee
09-23-2012, 08:32 PM
Rhyne better not persuade Tennys to get a haircut, I like his hair the way it is.

SapELee
09-29-2012, 10:52 PM
Frederik Nielsen, 1st round, Sacramento Challenger. Good luck.

Full draw: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw203.PDF

SapELee
10-01-2012, 11:38 PM
61 62, saw only the first set and Nielsen was awful; Tennys didn't have to do much.

SapELee
10-03-2012, 08:26 PM
64 63 over Reid, will play winner of Zverev and Van Der Merwe in the quarterfinal.

SapELee
10-07-2012, 03:20 AM
Tiburon Challenger

(1) Benjamin Becker (GER) vs Qualifier
Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs Jack Sock (USA)
Michael Yani (USA) vs Rhyne Williams (USA)
Izak Van Der Merwe (RSA) vs (5) Matteo Viola (ITA)

(3) Ryan Sweeting (USA) vs Robert Farah (COL)
Sergei Bubka (UKR) vs Steve Johnson (USA)
(WC) Daniel Nguyen (USA) vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs (7) Denis Kudla (USA)

(8) Bobby Reynolds (USA) vs (WC) Christian Harrison (USA)
Matt Reid (AUS) vs John Millman (AUS)
(WC) Bradley Klahn (USA) vs Samuel Groth (AUS)
Qualifier vs (4) Wayne Odesnik (USA)

(6) Tim Smyczek (USA) vs Rik De Voest (RSA)
(WC) Michael McClune (USA) vs Mischa Zverev (GER)
Roman Borvanov (MDA) vs (SE) Daniel Kosakowski (USA)
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) vs (2) James Blake (USA)

SapELee
10-08-2012, 03:39 PM
Another doubles title with Williams:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c5MfZvt0Aq0/UHKzdEO8QYI/AAAAAAAAAUI/G6lwh5pAsr4/s1600/IMG_1658.JPG
Link: http://norcaltennisczar.blogspot.com/2012/10/blake-shows-he-can-still-play-at-32.html

SapELee
10-08-2012, 08:20 PM
Finally, Tennys on twitter: @TennysSandgren

SapELee
10-10-2012, 12:55 AM
:facepalm:

Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren

Needed a fresh start #mohawk #whoneedsabarber pic.twitter.com/eZYqBkvt

https://twitter.com/TennysSandgren/status/255827935234256897

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A4ziJtOCcAAL8BT.jpg

SapELee
10-13-2012, 10:59 PM
Before the haircut.

Rhyne Williams ‏@RhyneWilliams

Celebratory In-N-Out Burger after doubles title in Sacramento! #ontothenext http://pic.twitter.com/x9m6DHTn

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A4o9-H6CIAEsK5R.jpg:large

SapELee
10-15-2012, 10:06 PM
15k Mansfield, TX

(1)Mischa Zverev (GER) vs (q)Bjorn Fratangelo (USA)
(WC)Alexios Halebian (USA) vs Jeff Dadamo (USA)
Nicolas Meister (USA) vs Edward Corrie (GBR)
Joshua Milton (GBR) vs (5)Daniel Smethurst (GBR)

(3)Samuel Groth (AUS) vs (WC)Harrison Adams (USA)
(q)Phillip Simmonds (USA) vs (q)Mohamed Abid (TUN)
(q)Nick Chappell (USA) vs (WC)Dmitriy Minkin (RUS)
Christian Harrison (USA) vs (7)Taro Daniel (JPN)

(8)Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) vs (WC)Julian Lenz (GER)
Austin Krajicek (USA) vs (q)Chris Wettengel (USA)
Carsten Ball (AUS) vs Takanyi Garanganga (ZIM)
(q)Mitchell Krueger (USA) vs (4)Tennys Sandgren (USA)

(6)Roman Borvanov (MDA) vs Devin Britton (USA)
Chris Guccione (AUS) vs (q)Marvin Barker (NZL)
Chase Buchanan (USA) vs (q)Eric Quigley (USA)
Daniel Garza (MEX) vs (2)Alex Kuznetsov (USA)

SapELee
10-18-2012, 02:07 AM
62 75, Takanyi Garanganga up next.

SapELee
10-19-2012, 12:00 AM
6-3 6-4 Krajicek next

SapELee
10-19-2012, 11:06 PM
Guess he didn't keep the mohawk for too long :lol:

Doubles with Chase Buchanan, more pics @:http://www.moodswingssite.com/TennisEvents/2012-Futures-of-Mansfield/25982307_F68sgB#!i=2155897239&k=zRv9f3K


http://www.moodswingssite.com/TennisEvents/2012-Futures-of-Mansfield/i-zRv9f3K/0/L/BuchananSandgren007-M.jpg

SapELee
10-20-2012, 06:49 PM
More pics @ http://www.moodswingssite.com/TennisEvents/2012-Futures-of-Mansfield/25982307_F68sgB#!i=2161835662&k=Kjf6JqM

http://www.moodswingssite.com/TennisEvents/2012-Futures-of-Mansfield/i-Kjf6JqM/0/M/Sandgren475-M.jpg

SapELee
10-27-2012, 11:24 PM
Charlottesville Challenger

http://tenniseastcoast.com/

http://tenniseastcoast.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/ch12mds.jpg?w=930&h=1245

kidbourbon
10-29-2012, 08:59 PM
Tough draw for Tennys. Good luck to him.

SapELee
11-07-2012, 12:58 AM
Tennys def. top seed Levine in the 1st round of Knoxville Challenger 76(4) 36 63. Will play Adrien Bossel or Jarryd Chaplin next.

SapELee
11-08-2012, 09:03 PM
76(5) 62 over Bossel :yeah: Groth or Sweeting next.

kidbourbon
11-09-2012, 11:42 PM
Groth took him out in straights.

SapELee
11-11-2012, 03:46 AM
Champaign Challenger

(1)Michael Russell (USA) vs Adrien Bossel (SUI)
Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) vs (WC)Devin Britton (USA)
(WC)Tim Kopinski (USA) vs Bradley Klahn (USA)
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs (7)Jack Sock (USA)

(3)Denis Kudla (USA) vs (q)
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) vs (PR)Jesse Witten (USA)
Greg Jones (AUS) vs (WC)Chase Buchanan (USA)
Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs (8)Alex Kuznetsov (USA)

(5)Bobby Reynolds (USA) vs Daniel Smethurst (GBR)
Rhyne Williams (USA) vs Austin Krajicek (USA)
(WC)Dennis Nevolo (USA) vs (q)
Clement Reix (FRA) vs (4)Ryan Sweeting (USA)

(6)Tim Smyczek (USA) vs Michael Lammer (SUI)
Izak Van Der Merwe (RSA) vs (q)
John-Patrick Smith (AUS) vs Suk-Young Jeong (KOR)
(q) vs (2)Mischa Zverev (GER)

SapELee
11-13-2012, 11:48 PM
64 76(4) Jones or Buchanan next.

SapELee
11-17-2012, 03:40 PM
Battle of the backhands :lol: Never knew that Tennys is such an emotional player; fits perfectly with his BFF Rhyne Williams.

wXKH1RxWaDU

SapELee
11-24-2012, 04:04 PM
From Tennys' facebook

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/575304_441413809256002_1974767717_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/542627_441413132589403_1705092303_n.jpg

From Rhyne's facebook

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/15125_4252152975032_233720763_n.jpg

SapELee
12-13-2012, 01:55 AM
Tomorrow's order of play for the AO wildcard playoffs. Edit: meant to say Friday's order of play.


Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianWildCardPlayoffs/app_142371818162
(https://www.facebook.com/AustralianWildCardPlayoffs/app_142371818162)

2012 Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs Men’s and Women’s Draws, Friday Order of Play


ORDER OF PLAY: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012

2012 Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs

Lifetime Tennis, Norcross, GA

COURT 7 (Center Court)

10:00 a.m. Madison Keys (3) vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands

N.B. 2:00 p.m. Tim Smyczek (1) vs. Christian Harrison

COURT 5

11:00 a.m. Irina Falconi vs. Mallory Burdette (4)

N.B. 1:00 p.m. Denis Kudla (2) vs. Chase Buchanan

COURT 3

11:00 a.m. Alexa Glatch (2) vs. Alison Riske

N.B. 2:00 p.m. Bradley Klahn vs. Tennys Sandgren (4)

COURT 2

10:00 a.m. Julia Cohen (1) vs. Grace Min

N.B. 1:00 p.m. Daniel Kosakowski vs. Rhyne Willams (3)

http://tenniseastcoast.com/2012/12/12/2012-australian-open-wild-card-playoffs-mens-and-womens-draws-friday-order-of-play/


Pictures from twitter (training with Williams, Buchanan, Krueger, and Fratangelo):

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A8uncDyCMAACljI.jpg:large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9NToGSCUAAL05l.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9R_koaCcAA221o.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9ORqm-CIAIYUbN.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9n4QaXCMAAbTho.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9nYnNOCEAEuluT.jpg

SapELee
12-15-2012, 03:22 AM
(4) Tennys Sandgren d. Bradley Klahn, 6-3, 6-3

Will play Smyczek for a spot in the final

Dec. 14, 2012

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Only four players remained in the field after the first day of the USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs.

Two of them are former Volunteers.

Playing on adjoining courts, Tennessee All-Americans Rhyne Williams and Tennys Sandgren finished within minutes of each other in their straight set quarterfinal wins to start the tournament Friday at Life Sport Tennis.

Williams defeated former UCLA All-American Daniel Kosakowski 6-1, 6-4, while Sandgren beat All-American Stanford star Bradley Klahn 6-3, 6-3.

In Saturday's semifinals, Williams will take on second-seeded Denis Kudla and Sandgren goes against top-seeded Tim Smyczek, the finalist at this year's Knoxville Challenger.

The winner of the three-day event earns the USTA's wild card into the main draw of the Australian Open and will be guaranteed at least $27,000 in prize money.

This week's tournament is nothing new to Williams, the 2011 NCAA singles semifinalist for the Vols. He has played this event the last two seasons, but this week brings a different perspective.

In past years, the eight-player draw has been stocked with grizzled veterans of the pro circuit trying to come back from injury and looking for a jump start into the first Grand Slam of the year. This time, the field is full of young up-and-coming players, five of whom played college tennis. Top-seeded Smycek is the "old man" of the group at 25 years old.

Instead of being one of the final players accepted into the draw and earning the first-day upsets as he has in the past, the Williams is seeded third and has the opportunity to play in the main draw of his second career Grand Slam event.

"The previous years, I had no expectations," said Williams, who is now No. 190 in the world rankings. "I was the underdog and I could swing away and really had no pressure. Not that I feel pressure this year. It's just that I'm one of the top three seeds. I'm happy to get the first win, and hopefully I can keep it going."

Williams experienced little trouble in his opening match. He said he was nervous to start, but once he held serve in the first game, he quickly took control against Kosakowski and jumped out to a 5-0 lead.

"Things always tighten up in the second set," Williams said. "Whether you like it or not, it's going to happen with these guys. Everyone's good. You've got to have close games and close sets."

Making his debut at the USTA's annual December event, Sandgren fought through a 15-minute service game against Klahn at 2-3 in the first set. Once he held serve, he immediately broke the former Stanford star and raced out to take the first set 6-3.

"That made me relax," Sandgren said. "That would have been a tough to lose a tight game on your serve like that. It would have been easy to go downhill fast."

Sandgren controlled the second set to move on to the semifinals.

Having grown up playing tennis with everyone in the field and training in Florida with others, there are no strangers across the net at this point for either Sandgren or Williams as the two find themselves just a pair of wins away from the main draw Down Under.

"It helps to have familiar people in your same shoes, but it's not fun to play each other though," Sandgren said. "It's kind of hard. Everyone here is friends, and that makes it difficult. You'd rather play somebody you didn't like.

"There's a good opportunity for all of us here two get a wild card, so we'll definitely put it aside and get after it."
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/121412aaa.html

SapELee
12-19-2012, 10:50 PM
Well I guess no more matching outfit with Williams :awww:

http://www.athleticdna.com/Tennys-Sandgren


Tennys Sandgren
Age 21 (22 July 1991)
Birthplace: Gallatin, TN
Residence: Boca Raton, FL
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 195 lbs
Plays: Right handed
Turned Pro: 2011
Coach: Theron Cole


You could say Tennys Sandgren was born into the sport of tennis. His Father played professionally on the Satellite tour and his Mom was a serious league player. Tennys and his brother were introduced at a very young age and never looked back.

A top junior through the age groups, Tennys entered the University of Tennessee the top junior recruit in the nation, ranked #9 ITF. Tennys was an ITA All American in 2011 and reached the NCAA singles semi-final.

When asked about a pro career Tennys responded, ďI first thought that I could make a career in tennis after I won back to back Futures Titles in July of 2011. Winning a Future used to seem impossible, but after I won two of them I felt that making a living playing tennis was an obtainable goal. It is important to always keep trying to improve. You never just stay the same. You are either going forward or backwardsĒ.

Since turning pro Tennys has quickly risen up the rankings to 241 in the world. He made it to the 3rd round qualifying at the U.S. Open and has captured 4 singles Futures titles and two Challenger quarter finals. He has also finaled and won two Challenger doubles events with collegiate partner Rhyne Williams.

ďI think ADNA best represents my competitive nature. The clothing business and the tour are incredibly tough and you have to work like an animal and grind every day.Ē

SapELee
12-21-2012, 07:52 PM
bZif3KJ_Y6U

SapELee
12-22-2012, 12:21 AM
Our Athletic DNA family is once again pumped to announce the addition of professional tennis player Tennys Sandgren (yes, his name is pronounced tennis) as the newest Pro Ambassador of the ADNA brand.

Itís pretty clear, with a name like this, that he was BORN FOR THIS!

Tennys originates from Gallatin, Tennessee, and was rated the No. 1 recruit in 2010. Tennys has competed in junior events at the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and the French Open Ö achieving a top 1,000 ATP ranking.

Our team had the chance to talk with Tennys about his career, what drew him to the ADNA line, and why heís excited to rep for Athletic DNA. Take a look, and remember to follow and support all of our pros on Facebook & Twitter!

http://athleticdnablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Tennys2.jpg


Tell us about how you came to play tennis?

Well tennis runs in the family. My dad played professionally on the satellite tour back in the day. My mom picked the game up when she was in her early thirties, and became a serious league player. My brother and I were introduced to the sport at an early age, through our parents, and we really just fell in love with it.

Talk about your first major win. How did it feel? Was there a crowd?

My first major win was against Benjamin Becker. He was the one seed at the Winetka Challenger, and fresh off a great performance at Wimbledon. I knew going into the match that my chances to win were slim, but that I definitely had a shot. I remember being ecstatic after I won. That match really gave me the confidence that I could compete with anyone out there, and has been a big step in my development path.

When did you decide that tennis was the career path you wanted to follow?

I first thought that I could make a career in tennis after I won back-to-back Futures Titles in July of 2011. Winning a Future used to seem impossible, but after I won two of them I felt that making a living playing tennis was an obtainable goal.

Did you have any handicaps or hardships to overcome in order to succeed?

I have been blessed to not have any handicaps to overcome, but I donít think anyone can be successful in anything without overcoming a few hardships or roadblocks. I have had amazing parents, and a family who loves me and support me through any difficulties I may go through.

How do you mentally prepare for each match?

I try and just relax as much as possible. I like to listen to house and trance music to just keep stress away from my mind.

Tennys SandgrenHow important is practicing tennis verses just playing matches?

It is always very important to practice even if you are playing a ton of matches. It is important to always keep trying to improve; never settle for just staying the same. You are either going forward or backwards.

How did you hear about Athletic DNA?

I heard about ADNA as a junior when they first started to gain popularity. I loved how they sponsored juniors to help grow the brand.

What drew you to become a Pro for the ADNA brand?

I like the idea that we are both fairly new on the scene and that we have an opportunity to grow together. It is appealing to me to get in on the groundwork of something. It gives me the opportunity to be a part of something early that has the potential to become great.

What part of your personality do you think ADNA best represents?

I think ADNA best represents my competitive nature. This is a very tough business to get into, and I admire that ADNA has their foot firmly in the door. Likewise, going on tour is extremely tough and you have to be very competitive to grind away week-in-and-week-out.

What are your thoughts on wearing the Athletic DNA clothing while you play?

I am looking forward to playing in ADNA gear. I think that their designs are some of the best stuff on the market, and I like to think that being an athlete is in my DNA.


http://athleticdnablog.com/athletic-dna-signs-pro-tennys-sandgren/ (http://athleticdnablog.com/athletic-dna-signs-pro-tennys-sandgren/)

SapELee
12-31-2012, 10:34 PM
Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren

Happy New Year boys and girls.. Let's all try not to break our new years resolutions within the first 3 days #commitment

I hope one of his resolutions is to lose weight, 195 lbs :help:

SapELee
01-01-2013, 08:12 PM
Some pics from the other thread (When they were kids USA Edition (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=214086))

http://www.collegeandjuniortennis.com/PHOTOS/TenysSandgrenHeadShot01016.JPG
http://www.collegeandjuniortennis.com/PHOTOS/TennysSandgren.jpg
http://www.collegeandjuniortennis.com/PHOTOS/TennysSandgren0707.jpg
http://blog.mlive.com/kalamazoo_gazette_extra/2008/07/medium_0195042_4.jpg

SapELee
01-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Bradley Klahn ‏@BradleyKlahn

Enjoying a nice day at the Melbourne zoo with @SJohnson_89 @TennysSandgren #koz sang found a new friend today pic.twitter.com/RrUgo6C8

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A_6D6D5CQAANcWp.jpg

SapELee
01-09-2013, 09:12 PM
AO Qualies

Tennys Sandgren (USA) d. Potito Starace (ITA) 6-4 6-4

2nd round against (12)Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS), good luck.

SapELee
01-23-2013, 09:48 PM
Tennys won his first round match @ Maui Challenger (61 76(10) over Blaz Rola), up next is Denis Kudla.

scarecrows
01-27-2013, 07:51 PM
watching Maui doubles final against the Taipei amateurs

how does he manage to actually win tennis matches?

SapELee
01-27-2013, 08:45 PM
watching Maui doubles final against the Taipei amateurs

how does he manage to actually win tennis matches?

With luck :shrug:

Magick
01-27-2013, 09:09 PM
an absolutely disgusting player

deserves to be banned

SapELee
01-28-2013, 01:15 AM
Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren

@PSerra89 @rhynewilliams Btw I think I'm good on the weight loss.. Thank you for your concern tho pic.twitter.com/Y0XRyhJl

Rhyne Williams ‏@RhyneWilliams

@TennysSandgren @pserra89 Salad for lunch sang... You big fatty

:lol: but seriously he needs to shed some pounds.



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BBqCyvoCcAEm-Ie.jpg

kidbourbon
01-28-2013, 08:42 PM
an absolutely disgusting player

deserves to be banned

What is this guy talking about?

SapELee
01-28-2013, 09:55 PM
What is this guy talking about?

Not sure, but probably related to their doubles match yesterday....tanking/performance?

SapELee
02-03-2013, 01:21 AM
Dallas Challenger

(1) Jesse Levine (CAN) vs Bradley Klahn (USA)
Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) vs Izak Van Der Merwe (RSA)
Michael Yani (USA) vs Qualifier
Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs (7) Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

(4/WC) Rajeev Ram (USA) vs Daniel Kosakowski (USA)
(WC) Austin Krajicek (USA) vs Rhyne Williams (USA)
Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs Mischa Zverev (GER)
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) vs (5) Matthew Ebden (AUS)

(8) Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) vs Denys Molchanov (UKR)
Steve Johnson (USA) vs Bobby Reynolds (USA)
(WC) Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Rik De Voest (RSA)
Ryan Sweeting (USA) vs (3) Tim Smyczek (USA)

(6/WC) James Blake (USA) vs Qualifier
Denis Kudla (USA) vs Qualifier
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) vs Qualifier
Jimmy Wang (TPE) vs (2) Michael Russell (USA)

Tough one, but good luck.

SapELee
02-10-2013, 05:03 PM
Doubles final w/ Rhyne

S3qkDqCFkEw

SapELee
02-11-2013, 12:14 AM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/377728_10151739362335031_1271348736_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/543673_10151739364710031_2044338651_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/554216_10151739362770031_1597216672_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528696_10151739363225031_1107519012_n.jpg



more pictures @ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151739364710031&set=a.10151739360135031.620945.92134015030&type=3&theater

SapELee
03-01-2013, 08:31 PM
Tennys has been named a DC practice partner for the upcoming tie.

SapELee
03-12-2013, 01:01 AM
Calabasas, CA, Futures maindraw: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw235.PDF

Tennys, it is time to take a break from video games and get back on track. Let's break the 200 barrier already.

Smoke944
03-14-2013, 06:35 AM
Lost to the former UCLA Bruin Haythem Abid in the first round in three sets. Very bad loss considering Abid's results the last few months since he started playing tournaments again.

SapELee
03-14-2013, 08:36 PM
:facepalm:

SapELee
03-22-2013, 10:59 PM
Into the semifinal of Costa Mesa, will play Zampieri or Klahn.

SapELee
03-27-2013, 08:53 PM
Tennys won his opening match in San Luis Potosi Challenger (Mexico, Clay) defeating Andrej Martin 63 63. Will play Thomas Fabbiano next, good luck.

SapELee
03-29-2013, 01:22 AM
26 76(11) 62 Teixeira up next, good luck.

SapELee
03-29-2013, 05:20 PM
http://www.respuestadeportiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Tennys-Sandgren1.jpg

http://www.respuestadeportiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Tennys-Sandgren-1.jpg
http://www.respuestadeportiva.com/?p=48658

SapELee
03-30-2013, 12:51 AM
60 76(4) came back from 2-5* in the 2nd set. Great job of cutting down the errors to get himself back in the 2nd set. Next up is Di Mauro, don't think he will win but good luck.

Edit: this is Tennys' first challenger semi and also his first challenger on clay

SapELee
03-30-2013, 04:25 PM
https://twitter.com/TennysSandgren/status/317832538217410560

Thanks for the laughs :hug:

SapELee
03-31-2013, 02:00 AM
Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren 6m

Lost a grind today.. Exhausted. Off to Davis Cup tmrw #neverstops

63 46 26, good week. Have fun in Boise.

SapELee
04-02-2013, 11:17 PM
2009 Roland Garros!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BG1T8a_CIAEHx4J.jpg:large

SapELee
04-04-2013, 08:17 PM
4th from the left.

http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/9c9705c89d5e11e2a58e22000aa801d9_7.jpg

Bob Bryan ‏@Bryanbros 3h

The work horses: practice partners, @mitch_krueger & @TennysSandgren . Day in and day out, they get it done. #thugs pic.twitter.com/cfuiuPhUfC

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHBhdV0CYAARYNX.jpg:large

On the elevator
http://tenngranddotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/usa.jpg

kidbourbon
04-08-2013, 10:44 PM
2009 Roland Garros!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BG1T8a_CIAEHx4J.jpg:large

Yeah, he was there for the FO Juniors, and Rafa enlisted his services as hitting partner.

How did you find this picture?

SapELee
04-08-2013, 10:46 PM
Yeah, he was there for the FO Juniors, and Rafa enlisted his services as hitting partner.

How did you find this picture?

twitter :angel:

kidbourbon
04-08-2013, 10:48 PM
That's freaking cool.

SapELee
04-09-2013, 09:21 PM
Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren 19h

When in Boise..... Make a harlem shake video #daviscupstyle http://say.ly/OMx5xPV

So that is what his ninja-esque costume was for.

Smoke944
04-12-2013, 05:06 AM
Bad loss by him today but playing multiple matches in a day in below freezing temps sounds so unpleasant :lol:

tennis2018
04-12-2013, 11:57 AM
The cold won't be a problem for him in Sarasota...does anyone know if he's in main draw or qualies? I think he was 3rd alt so hoping he got bumped 2 MD

SapELee
04-12-2013, 08:24 PM
Currently, he is one out from the maindraw: http://icontent.atpworldtour.com/acceptancelist/ECEAS/ECEAS-Report-PZ-Data.asp?TournamentID=2013-5069

SapELee
04-13-2013, 08:47 PM
Tennys got a wildcard into Sarasota, but draws Rhyne :sad: This will be mentally tough on them, having to play each other so early.

SapELee
04-16-2013, 12:36 AM
From today's doubles match :awww:

http://i46.tinypic.com/140isxv.gif

SapELee
04-17-2013, 01:34 AM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/547788_601556443197579_1515496015_n.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=601556443197579&set=a.601555426531014.1073741850.470927399593818&type=1&theater

kidbourbon
04-18-2013, 01:47 AM
Are they putting the top back on the liquor bottle?

SapELee
04-18-2013, 01:53 AM
Are they putting the top back on the liquor bottle?

:lol:

SapELee
04-22-2013, 04:57 PM
Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren 20h

Biggest fish of my life #savannah #basspro pic.twitter.com/tWUb69UC3y

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIZ464SCQAAmcxH.jpg

kidbourbon
04-23-2013, 01:49 PM
I'm rooting for Tennys today against Steve-O. He needs a big win.

SapELee
04-23-2013, 10:05 PM
You got your wish...63 16 63. Mike Russell next, good luck.


Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren 12m

@NathanPasha @LaurenHerring1 @RhyneWilliams I wanted to light this thing on fire #vols pic.twitter.com/KijVB0GC56

:rolls:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIkVGxqCUAEnJuB.jpg

kidbourbon
04-24-2013, 09:13 AM
Hahahahaha. I had the same thought.

jcempire
04-24-2013, 10:07 AM
You got your wish...63 16 63. Mike Russell next, good luck.




:rolls:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIkVGxqCUAEnJuB.jpg

He is not the guy who could beat Mike Russell. Let's see what happen

tennis2018
04-24-2013, 10:30 AM
From Sarasota

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=263322&stc=1&d=1366799416

SapELee
04-24-2013, 09:17 PM
Lost 61 75. Still alive in the doubles; def. last week's champions Bozoljac/Devvarman.

SapELee
04-27-2013, 07:19 PM
Tallahassee $50K Challenger md: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw247.PDF

Tennys draws Stebe, should be an interesting match.

SapELee
04-29-2013, 12:20 AM
Since Rhyne withdrew from Tallahassee, Tennys' doubles partner is Austin Krajicek :) All the college guys sticking together :lol:

SapELee
04-29-2013, 05:51 PM
Lost 26 63 63 was up a break twice in the 2nd set and also 3-0 in the 3rd set. Tennys, please work on your serve and fitness :facepalm:

kidbourbon
04-29-2013, 06:29 PM
Lost 26 63 63 was up a break twice in the 2nd set and also 3-0 in the 3rd set. Tennys, please work on your serve and fitness :facepalm:

I'm not certain his fitness is the problem. He recently took out Steve-O in 3.

SapELee
04-29-2013, 06:59 PM
I'm not certain his fitness is the problem. He recently took out Steve-O in 3.

He looked out of breath in the 2nd set :unsure:

SapELee
04-30-2013, 12:43 AM
During the rain delay, I created a short highlights video of Tennys' match from today. I didn't do the whole match though b/c of too many long points. Tennys played a lot like Ryan Harrison, even his groundstrokes looked similar to Harrison's :unsure:

YfGd5SIEpe8

SapELee
05-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Doubles title with first time partner, Austin Krajicek.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJcGlZjCEAA3dpc.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJcHOc1CAAQFZGW.jpg

SapELee
05-05-2013, 09:10 PM
Rhyne Williams ‏@RhyneWilliams 5h

Catching tons of fish today with @TennysSandgren @ReillyOpelka #Not pic.twitter.com/OFpH4xcGi8

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJg0h55CQAAvekL.jpg

Rhyne Williams ‏@RhyneWilliams 5h

I guess this counts.. @TennysSandgren pic.twitter.com/OGZtfa0ZoR

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJg1YeJCYAIYCtb.jpg

kidbourbon
05-06-2013, 03:56 PM
I like how Tennys isn't shy about approaching the net.

SapELee
05-06-2013, 05:09 PM
I like how Tennys isn't shy about approaching the net.

Me too, Rhyne on the other hand :o But I wish Tennys play more like Rhyne than Harrison though. It is tough to break through with a passive game.

kidbourbon
05-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Me too, Rhyne on the other hand :o But I wish Tennys play more like Rhyne than Harrison though. It is tough to break through with a passive game.


I agree. It's also hard to break through without having really good movement, and I really like the way Tennys moves on the court.

SapELee
05-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Good to hear that Tennys is on his way to Paris. Good luck in the qualies :)

SapELee
05-20-2013, 08:45 PM
RGQ

Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) [4] vs. Jan Mertl (CZE)
Bradley Klahn (USA) vs. Agustin Velotti (ARG)
Pedro Sousa (POR) vs. Pere Riba (ESP)
Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs. Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) [30]

SapELee
05-21-2013, 10:53 PM
Lost a heartbreaker 46 75 79 :hug: Good luck in Romania.


Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren 6h

Sometimes despite giving 110% it just doesn't go ur way. Romania in a few days

SapELee
05-22-2013, 12:45 AM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/misc/f_21-05-Sandgren-Tennys-01.jpg
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/galleries/2013-05-21/201305211369166917240.html

SapELee
05-23-2013, 10:28 PM
Made the list of Tennessee's Best Juniors coming in @ No.9.

1 Brian Gottfried (Baylor/Trinity) … Kalamazoo titles – 18s (s&d) … also won national 12s (s), 12s (d), 14s (d) … Pro Titles - singles (25) and doubles (54) … grand slam doubles titles (3) - French (2), Wimbledon (1) plus Italian (4) ... Singles results … French (2nd) Wimbledon (semis) US Open (quarters)

2 Roscoe Tanner (Baylor/Stanford) … won Mid-South Conference (2x) plus national interscholastic (doubles with David Dick) and national collegiate amateur (s) … 1972 NCAA doubles champ … 3x All-American … Pro Tour Ranking: No.4 - pro titles – singles (16) doubles (13) … grand slams (1) Australian Open winner … on Davis Cup winning team

3 Chris Woodruff (Knox Bearden/U. of Tenn.) TSSAA – 1990 state singles champ … national interscholastic singles champ … NCAA singles champ … Pro Ranking – No.29 … won two ATP singles titles … won first round clinching match for US in Davis Cup

4 Ben Testerman (from Knoxville) … Kalamazoo titles – 16s (s&d) … Pro Ranking: No.22 (singles), No.33 (doubles) … Australian Open semis … U.S. Open quarters

5 Brian Baker (Hillwood HS) TSSAA – 2000 singles title … In Juniors – No.2 in world (s) and No.5 (d)) … won 2002 Orange Bowl … runner-up at 2003 Junior French Open … reached quarters at junior U.S. Open and Wimbledon … Pro Tour Ranking – No.52 in singles … has won one match in each grand slam event in 2012 … advanced to Wimbledon round of 16

6 Zan Guerry (Baylor./Rice) … Junior National Ranking - the 1960s (No.2) … 31 national titles …3x All-American at Rice … Kalamazoo titles - 16s (s), 18s (d) in mid-1960s …. national singles titles; 11s, 14s, 16s 18s, 35s, 40, and 45s .. numerous national doubles titles … national interscholastic singles and doubles champion in 1967 …

7 Jimmy Brown (Nashville) … Kalamazoo titles - 16s (s) and 18s (s) in 1979-80… Junior National Ranking - 1980s (No.7) … Pro Tour Ranking: No.42

8 Rhyne Williams (U. of Tennessee) … NCAA runner-up … won ITA national collegiate indoor. Pro Tour Ranking: 119

9 Tennys Sandgren (Knoxville/U. of Tennessee ) … No.9 in world in juniors ...won matches at junior French, Wimbledon and Australian … Kalamazoo titles - 16s (s) in 2007 … Pro Tour Ranking: 211

10 Ricky Brown (Nashville) … Junior National Ranking - 1980s (No.19) … Kalamazoo titles – 16s (s), 18s (s) in early 80s
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http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/5/20/251645/Brian-Gottfried-Tops-State-s-Best.aspx

SapELee
06-02-2013, 07:24 PM
Arad Challenger

(3) Adrian Ungur (ROU) vs. Tennys Sandgren (USA)
Nicolas Renavand (FRA) vs. Victor Crivoi (ROU)
Peter Polansky (CAN) vs. Radu Albot (MDA)
Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs. (5) Flavio Cipolla (ITA)

Not a good draw but good luck.

SapELee
06-03-2013, 11:49 PM
Never thought of Tennys as a bookworm :worship: #GameOfThrones

jcempire
06-04-2013, 07:43 PM
Go Tennys

SapELee
06-07-2013, 09:35 PM
Good luck in Slovakia.

Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren 11h

10 bags. 3 large individuals. 1 small car #roadtriptoslovakia pic.twitter.com/IkNigSL0T5

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMJj6Q5CMAAiWnf.jpg:large

SapELee
06-08-2013, 08:23 PM
Kosice, Slovak Republic

(3) Joao Sousa (POR) vs. Fabiano De Paula (BRA)
Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs. (Q)
Marek Semjan (SVK) vs. Dominik Meffert (GER)
Julio Cesar Campozano (ECU) vs. (7) Ivan Sergeyev (UKR)

Good luck.

SapELee
06-16-2013, 02:16 AM
2009 Wimbledon

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/88718358-tennys-sandgren-of-usa-plays-a-forehand-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=X7WJLa88Cweo9HktRLaNXhz5Rf5vKq9a7kFtPDf3ZcaKr8Pi 3ssS1KK99jvD8XaShXsm109sq2BXnGUN5O9qJA%3d%3d


2009 French Open
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http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/88083549-tennys-sandgren-of-usa-hits-a-backhand-during-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=X7WJLa88Cweo9HktRLaNXqRy0dCVRUOgAg0OLE7jZRhUI%2f hA%2fAWkyEBlVOAcY4J0SwJd7F1QILRNmaBYSY%2bDjA%3d%3d

2007 USO
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/76489398-tennys-sandgren-reacts-against-greg-of-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=lGnjDs01aeQKqjld9R%2fRafL5Rf7638bcFtN2tV1NXM3%2f 158%2bheR1IlqIZIN6G355Wf5%2fIuOvz9S%2ffYXiJftwiw%3 d%3d
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/76489405-tennys-sandgren-follows-through-on-a-return-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=lGnjDs01aeQKqjld9R%2fRadLj9MuQq0fJPTHFElibZ6vZfE 0mcVrTuyOm1SRi8f%2boAsVCsh02mtJ9ArVBkVxGLw%3d%3d

Some old pics from his UT days
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/206818_10150517914830023_4750278_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/165557_10150351751450023_5285589_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/162774_10150351751240023_1113570_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/60222_10150255211860023_8349141_n.jpg

SapELee
07-12-2013, 09:46 PM
Canada F4, will play Benjamin Mitchell in the semis.

SapELee
07-13-2013, 10:51 PM
64 61, will play Krajicek for the title.

SapELee
07-14-2013, 10:00 PM
Lost 7-5 7-6(6), but nice to see Tennys winning some matches again. He and Austin won the doubles title yesterday.

kidbourbon
07-16-2013, 08:09 PM
To a third set we go.

kidbourbon
07-16-2013, 08:36 PM
Tennys gets the W

SapELee
07-18-2013, 12:18 AM
Got through in 3 against Bozoljac. It seems like every time I tune into his match, it is always long and dramatic. Alex Kuznetsov up next.

SapELee
07-18-2013, 01:09 AM
From last week's final.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/tennis/cms/binary/8661346.jpg?size=620x400s
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/tennis/cms/binary/8661356.jpg?size=620x400s
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/tennis/cms/binary/8661348.jpg?size=620x400s
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/tennis/Photos+Singles+Tennis+Championship/8661360/story.html

SapELee
07-18-2013, 12:15 PM
http://binghamton.ynn.com/content/top_stories/673772/tennys-sandgren-advances-at-lg-t/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

J99
07-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Good win over the Serb.

SapELee
07-19-2013, 09:05 PM
46 57 had a couple of set points on Alex's serve in the 2nd set, but couldn't take advantage.

kidbourbon
07-29-2013, 07:50 PM
Anybody have a live stream for the match going on right now against Moriya?

SapELee
07-29-2013, 08:03 PM
Anybody have a live stream for the match going on right now against Moriya?

http://www.streamhunter.eu/tennis-live-streaming-video.html

kidbourbon
07-29-2013, 08:09 PM
This one works, though Sandgren is looking like he's about to lose: http://www.usagoals.me/live/510906-moriya-sandgren-atp-challenger-vancouver/watch/stream/online/free/feed/p2p/en/vivo/tv/gratis/

kidbourbon
07-29-2013, 08:10 PM
http://www.streamhunter.eu/tennis-live-streaming-video.html

I guess this one works too. :)

kidbourbon
07-29-2013, 08:26 PM
Bummer.

SapELee
08-13-2013, 11:52 PM
For the 2nd year in a row, Tennys has been granted a USO QWC.

SapELee
09-14-2013, 03:43 PM
Question and Answer: Tennys Sandgren - http://tennisnerds.com/2013/09/13/question-and-answer-tennys-sandgren/

powellewan
09-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Only just seen there is a thread for Tennys.
Favorite player by far. Good win today, tough match tomorrow vs Menendez

SapELee
09-22-2013, 01:45 PM
Izmir Challenger Doubles

http://s22.postimg.org/6456y5fjl/DSC_0073.jpg
http://s22.postimg.org/xz5j8rbox/DSC_0090.jpg

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=329401&page=5

jcempire
11-07-2013, 09:11 PM
Knoxville CH R2: Sandgren def. [6] Harrison 6-4 6-3

Good win for Tennys
Bad loss for Harrison

SapELee
11-08-2013, 12:05 AM
From lst round match.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYWOK80IEAEiSB-.jpg:large

kidbourbon
11-15-2013, 05:44 PM
He's into the semis at Champaign, and playing his match right now.

Dead Net Cord
11-15-2013, 10:29 PM
Into the final, good luck against the winner of Groth/Nevolo

SapELee
11-16-2013, 01:42 AM
Plays Groth.

Some screen shots from this week with Billy Heiser, them and their stache lol.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BY_UXtFCcAAPFCp.png
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BY64tiZCIAAEGEy.png:large

Dead Net Cord
11-16-2013, 08:19 PM
First Challenger Title

http://oi40.tinypic.com/2rxvb5e.jpg

jcempire
11-16-2013, 10:06 PM
He will have a chance to break into TOp 100 early next year if he continues to improve

Dead Net Cord
11-17-2013, 01:16 AM
cL-gXHmQeSI

SapELee
11-19-2013, 03:07 PM
The Last American Challenger: Itís a Wide Open Field - http://www.changeovertennis.com/last-american-challenger-wide-open-field/

http://www.changeovertennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Screen-Shot-2013-11-19-at-10.20.45-AM.png

8xgdr7Dtglk

kidbourbon
11-20-2013, 02:42 AM
Sandren moves really well.

SapELee
11-22-2013, 08:53 PM
Sandgren Prevails at JSM Illinois Challenger

http://img.tennisrecruiting.net/articles/2013/Tourneys/JSMChallenger/Sandgren.jpg

After a three year absence, the trophy at the University of Illinois JSM Champaign Challenger returned to a player with college roots.

Sandgren claimed his first Challenger Singles title
courtesy, Tennis Sandgren Facebook Page
After former Illini Amer Delic took the title at this Challenger in 2006, the event continued to go to past college players as it was won by Jesse Levine (Florida), Kevin Anderson (Illinois) and Michael Russell (Miami) from 2007 to 2009, respectively.

The landscape changed in 2010 with a win by Alex Bogomolov and then Alex Kuznetsov. Last year's winner, Tim Smyczek, had also decided to forego college, though he had quite a successful year after the win.

Former Tennessee Volunteer Tennys Sandgren changed the pattern with a win in this year's event that followed the elimination of three top seeds.

It seemed like nothing was easy in this end-of-season tournament as seeds fell and matches ran long. Fatigue was definitely in the air.

After Eric Crepaldi of Italy took out top-seeded Smyczek, the path to the finalist spot opened up for seventh-seeded Sam Groth. But he still had to get past former home court hero Dennis Nevolo.

Nevolo had beaten No. 6 Rik De Voest as well as Ed Corrie before taking out John Milton in an epic match, where he survived five match points in the third set tiebreaker before prevailing 3-6,6-1,7-6(7).

Fortunately for Groth, Nevolo didn't have quite enough left in the semis and went down, 7-6(6),6-4, before a large crowd applauding his run. But Nevolo was pleased with his accomplishments. "Playing back in Champaign was a huge inspiration for me," said Nevolo. "I love playing in front of the Illini family. I'm really looking forward to 2014."

Unseeded Sandgren had fought his way to the finals too. He beat Filip Peliwo, No. 2 Jack Sock, No. 8 JP Smith (also a former Vol) and Daniel Smethurst in the semifinals. In an exciting championship match, Sandgren was able to squeeze out 3-6,6-3,7-6(4) win over Groth.

Sandgren did not get the sweep, as he and Texas A&M grad Austin Krajicek (seeded two) lost in the finals of doubles to the unseeded team of Ed Corrie (University of Texas) and Daniel Smethurst. That match was yet another testament to the tournaments high caliber of players with a 7-6,0-6,10-7 score.

Though the sweep would have been nice, the singles win was especially sweet for Sandgren, who had lost in the semifinals the previous week to Smyczek in Knoxville.

Although Sandgren went to the University of Tennessee, he does have connections with the University of Illinois. His current coach, Billy Heiser, is a former member of the Illini tennis team. Sandgren is also sponsored by Athletic DNA, the clothing line whose founders include former Illinois player Michael Calkins.

"It's really special to win my first Challenger, especially here in Champaign," said Sandgren after the match. "Taking a step forward and winning my first Challenger feels great."

tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1826

SapELee
12-01-2013, 10:33 PM
Olivia Rogowska ‏@oliviarogowska 3h

Just witnessed the saddest goodbye :( @TennysSandgren @RhyneWilliams pic.twitter.com/TVoHpJivwM

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BabP9G4IIAAXf98.jpg:large

SapELee
12-01-2013, 10:39 PM
Almost forgot.

Tennys Sandgren ‏@TennysSandgren 30 Nov

Happy #Movember pic.twitter.com/0g8J52CzOi

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaWdqxbIUAA7Xvv.jpg

SapELee
12-14-2013, 01:24 AM
7z_ajwOaLT4

SapELee
12-18-2013, 09:01 PM
Serve 4 Summit Gallery:http://jacquicolephotography.pixieset.com/servesforsummit/

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bbui6i-CIAAizk8.png:large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbukRCZCUAAL3pI.png:large
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http://i44.tinypic.com/20kt4ic.png

SapELee
12-19-2013, 10:43 PM
aVJf01I8pMU

SapELee
12-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Tough loss in the AOWC Playoff. Tennys will start the year in Noumea, New Caledonia.


http://tenniseastcoast.com/2013/12/22/johnson-topples-sandgren-in-5-to-capture-usta-australian-open-wild-card-playoffs-title-for-2013/
http://tenniseastcoast.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/img_1578.jpg?w=326&h=244
http://tenniseastcoast.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/sandgren.jpg?w=326&h=244
http://tenniseastcoast.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/1510550_626789514045065_1983814593_n.jpg

SapELee
01-05-2014, 03:53 PM
Won the doubles title with Austin in Noumea. In Melbourne getting ready for AO Qualies, GL.

Dead Net Cord
02-03-2014, 06:20 PM
What happened to his hair ;o

http://i57.tinypic.com/14twieb.png

Where's the cap? :sad:

SapELee
02-04-2014, 01:30 AM
^ It is not the first time he got a mohawk.

SapELee
02-06-2014, 02:01 PM
More pictures at http://www.moodswingssite.com/2014-Challenger-of-Dallas-Main/

http://www.moodswingssite.com/2014-Challenger-of-Dallas-Main/i-3VsCWHB/1/XL/IMG_7802-XL.jpg

SapELee
03-23-2014, 02:03 AM
Will probably be a while until Tennys is back (hip surgery).

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjWQ1_2CEAAs_i0.jpg