Michael Ross - Men's Tennis - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Michael Ross

Class Junior
Hometown Charleston, S.C.
High school South Carolina Connections Academy
Major Human & Organizational Development

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• 2022-23 SEC Academic Honor Roll

• Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 38 (w/ Siim Troost) (Preseason — 9/6/22)

Career Records (through 2023-24 season)
Singles: 35-44
Doubles: 51-44
Total: 86-88

As a Junior (2023-24)
• Claimed two wins over nationally ranked opponents
• Finished the season 11-12 overall in doubles, including a five-match win-streak (Feb. 4-March 1) alongside partner Joubert Klopper
• Clinched the match and contributed to Vandy’s 4-0 defeat over No. 39 LSU
• In singles, boasted straight-set wins over then-No. 28 Georgia and No. 21 Alabama

As a Sophomore (2022-23)
• Reached the Round of 32 in singles play at ITA All-American Championships
• Finished the season 19-16 overall in doubles play, including a four-match win-streak (Feb. 19-March 2) and a five-match win-streak (March 18-31)
• Contributed to Vandy’s 4-2 defeat over Arkansas with doubles and singles wins
• Claimed four-match win-streak in singles play (Jan. 29-Feb. 12)
• Picked up lone point for the Dores with singles straight-set defeated against Tennessee opponent
• Boasted singles and doubles win over No. 52 Alabama
• Clinched doubles points for the Dores with tiebreak wins over No. 12 Mississippi State and No. 21 Texas A&M
• Defeated then-No. 66 doubles pair from No. 6 Kentucky with Nathan Cox
• Won singles points for the Dores with straight-set singles defeats against No. 74 Arkansas and No. 21 Texas A&M in SEC Tournament play

As a Freshman (2021-22)
• Entered the ITA Ohio Valley Regional doubles ranking for the first time in career at No. 6 (w/Siim Troost) on June 8
• 15-9 dual record in doubles play with 13-8 at the No. 1 doubles spot
• Clinched four doubles points in contests against Northwestern (March 9), Alabama (March 27), Mississippi State (April 15) and in a rematch with the Crimson Tide (April 20) at the SEC Tournament
• Posted three ranked doubles wins with defeats of No. 21 Jordan Chrysostom and Ryan Fishback (Virginia Tech, Feb. 13); No. 60 Tristan McCormick and Hamish Stewart (Georgia, March 4), and No. 44 Filip Planinsek and German Samofalov (Alabama, March 27)
• Clinched first match of his career vs. Alabama A&M (March 18)
• Paired with Jeremie Casabon on Court 3 for the first time, the duo clinched the doubles point after defeating Carles Hernandez and Nemanja Malesevic of Mississippi State, 6-4, on April 15
• Went 2-1 at the No. 6 spot in singles play during the spring season, completing the Dores’ sweep against The Citadel with 6-3 and 6-1 set wins on Feb. 13

The Ross File
• Top-ranked recruit in South Carolina, 14th nationally
• Attended South Carolina Connections Academy
• Ranked top-10 nationally in Boys 16s
• Claimed 2020 Southern singles championship
• Won 2019 National Level 2 title
• Took fourth place in both singles and doubles competition of Winter Nationals in 2019
• Sister, Anna, was a member of the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team (2019-2023)