||Mississippi State University
||Madison Central High School
||Sunday, December 28, 1986
SENIOR YEAR (2008-09):
Enters his final season as the lone senior for the Maroon and White and will look to maintain a leadership role for this youthful team. FALL—Completed fall play by seeing action in all four of MSU’s fall matches… Posted a 5-6 record with all coming from neutral site locations… Finished 4-5 against Southeast Regional competition… Had his strongest showing at the end of the fall season at the Seminole Invitational by stringing two straight wins and advancing to the semifinals.
JUNIOR YEAR (2007-08):
Posted an impressive junior campaign in which he went 22-15, including 12-8 in dual match play. FALL—Finished the fall with a 9-6 singles record...Posted six wins in his final nine matches of the fall...Reached the finals of the Musso Draw in the Crimson Tide Invitational to close out the fall...Went 3-3 in doubles including a 2-1 mark partnered with Chris Doerr. SPRING – Completed spring action with a 13-9 overall record, with a 12-8 record in dual match play, 5-6 record in SEC competition, while proving to be outstanding at home with a 7-2 record at A.J. Pitts and included a victory over Nestor Briceno of Florida at the SEC Indoor Championships who at the time (Jan. 18) was ranked 62nd nationally… Farlow spent half the term playing in the #3 position with the rest of his matches come from the #4 spot, except for a win over Louisiana-Lafayette at the #2 position on Feb. 13…. Competed in two doubles matches at the #1 spot earning one win, while spending majority of the spring at the #2 position, overall garnering a 6-11 record in doubles play.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2006-07):
Showed a major improvement during his sophomore season...Saw significant action in the middle and bottom of the lineup. FALL—Produced an 8-5 record in singles and a 5-6 doubles mark during five fall tournaments...Won 7 of his last 10 singles matches of the fall, with all but one coming in straight sets...Reached the B-Draw finals of the Georgia Tech Invitational (Atlanta, GA) and won three of his final four matches at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships (Tuscaloosa, AL)...With Artem Kuznetzov, won the Georgia Tech Invite Flight B Consolation crown. SPRING—Had a very productive spring, going 10-7 in dual matches...Posted a 6-5 SEC record...Went 5-2 at the #5 spot and 4-1 at the #6 spot in the lineup...Posted wins over UAB, Memphis, Louisiana Lafayette, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Nevada, Vanderbilt and Arkansas...Clinched State’s win over Kentucky...Won 5 doubles dual matches during the spring.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2005-06):
FALL—Went 4-8 in singles and 2-5 in doubles in his first semester with the Bulldog tennis program...Won four of his final six matches of the fall...Reached the Division B semifinals in singles with three wins at the Hibernia Tennis Classic (Lafayette, LA)...Went 1-1, reaching the round of 16 of qualifying at the ITA Southeast Region Indoors (Memphis, TN)...Reached the finals of the Hibernia event in Flight B doubles with Eric Lim, winning two matches. SPRING—Went 2-11 in singles play during his first SEC action, playing primarily at the #6 position...Had a 3-12 doubles mark in dual matches played during the spring with one win coming early in SEC play against South Carolina, playing with Florent Girod.
Attended Madison Central High School...Was the 2005 5A Mississippi High School Boys Singles Champion...Had an STA Ranking of 12 and was ranked #1 in Mississippi in 2005...Selected to the Mississippi Association of Coaches High School All-State Tennis Team...2004 5A Mississippi State Mixed Doubles State Champion...Won the 2003 5A Boys Doubles Championship with former Bulldog Drew Smith.
Ryan William Farlow was born December 28, 1986 in Madison, Miss... The son of Bill and Vickie Farlow...Lists Andre Agassi as his favorite professional tennis player...Hobbies include church, baseball, basketball, music, racquetball and golf... An accounting major at State.
COACH NILSSON ON RYAN:
“As our only senior, we’re looking for Ryan to lead our young guys this year. Last year he saw the level that he needs to be competing at and I think he is ready for it this upcoming season.”