General – Preseason ranked No. 23 nationally in singles this year and No. 48 in doubles with Raian Luchici...his preseason regional rankings are No. 4 in singles and No. 9 in doubles...2004 tri-captain...three-time letterman...has improved his game in every aspect since he came to Carolina...has a great personality and tremendous work ethic...was born April 12, 1982 in Oklahoma City, Okla....son of Ben and Felicia Monroe...has one sister...his father was a basketball player at Langston University...volunteer with Durham/Orange Community Tennis Association.
As a Junior -- Winner of the 2003 Mideast Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award...2003 All-ACC selection...had best singles record on team at 23-10, including 13-4 at No. 2 singles...had wins over six nationally ranked opponents...biggest wins were over No. 30 Phillip King of Duke and No. 31 Seth Rose of South Carolina...clinched the win over No. 20 Georgia...won six of nine matches which went to three sets...finished 14-4 in dual matches and 7-0 in the ACC...won last eight matches of regular season...also had 20-11 overall doubles record, which was the best on the team, winning one fall tournament...was ranked as high as No. 15 nationally in doubles...ended the year No. 72 in singles and No. 18 in doubles nationally...NCAA qualifier in both singles and doubles (with Trystan Meniane)...went 3-1 in the prequalifying phase of the All-American Championships...also went 4-1 in the Omni Hotels Mideast Region Championships, reaching the finals.
As a Sophomore -- Named to the 2002 All-ACC Team...posted an overall singles record of 23-11...went 7-1 in the ACC...had a 21-17 record overall in doubles, including a 6-2 mark at #2 with Daniel Pinchebck...reached as high as #29 in the nation in doubles with Geoff Boyd...was named the ACC Player of the Week on April 15, 2000...advanced to the fourth round of the ITA All-America Pre-Qualifying tournament.
As a Freshman – Had second most singles wins on the team with 18 … 17 of his 18 wins were in straight sets...finished with an overall singles record of 18-13… the highest ranked opponent he defeated was #84 ranked William Barker (Rice), 6-2, 6-2 … won his first seven matches in the spring season.
Prep—Graduated in 2000 from Pembroke Hills High School...one of the top-ranked junior players in Missouri…was ranked as the #1 player in the USTA’s Missouri Valley Section…played #1 at the Boys Team Intersectionals…won the prestigious Easter Bowl singles Championship in the Boys’ 14s…ranked #3 in the USTA Boys’ 16s doubles…reached the semifinals in doubles at Kalamazoo…earned the Sportsmanship Award at multiple USTA events…member of the national team three years in a row.
Full Name: Benjamin Nicholas Monroe
College Major: Communications
Athlete most admired: Arthur Ashe
Post-school ambition: Professional Tennis/Sports Agent
Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning the 2002 ACC championship
Favorite Book: Days of Grace
Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese
Person Who Has Had The Greatest Influence On Your Athletic Career: My father
Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld
Nick Monroe’s Career Record
Season Singles Doubles
2000-01 18-13 10-17
2001-02 23-11 21-17
2002-03 23-10 20-11
Career 64-34 51-45