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Ryuji Hirooka's Profile
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  Ryuji Hirooka
School: University of Kentucky
Year: Senior
Home Town: Tokyo
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Home Country: Japan
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Height: 5-10
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Birth Date: Tuesday, September 03, 1991
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Undecided
Singles Record: 6-2
Doubles Record: 9-2
2013>> A doubles specialist for UK, partnered with Alejandro Gomez and Beck Pennington on courts two and three in doubles play, while also going 3-0 in singles play ... Went 9-14 in doubles with SEC wins over Georgia, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Arkansas ... Played against nine teams ranked in the top 75, coming away with wins in three of those matches ... Won all three of his singles matches, never dropping more than three games in a set ... Played on court six twice, and court five one time in singles competition.

Fall 2011>> Finished the fall 14-8 in singles, including an impressive run to the consolation finals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships ... Was flawless at the Bulldog Scramble, earning four singles wins ... Won both his matches at the Rainbow Warrior Challenge ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Louisville Winter Invitational and the round of 16 of the Southern Intercollegiate ... Most of his success in the fall came in doubles action with Maks Gold ... Went 11-6 in doubles action and 8-3 with Gold ... Won the Southern Intercollegiate division II doubles title with Gold, while also advancing to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships.

Spring 2011>> Performed very well in limited singles action for Kentucky, going 5-0 with all five wins coming in straight sets ... Played mostly at the No. 5 and No. 6 position in singles, earning wins over Morehead State, Butler, Murray State, Toledo and Cumberlands (Ky.) ... Played doubles twice, teaming up with Grant Roberts and Matt Davis ... Defeated Cleveland State's No. 2 doubles team 8-6, while he and Roberts took down Murray State's No. 3 doubles tandem 8-0.

Pre-College>> Played in the finals of the Singapore International Junior Championships ... Also performed well in several futures tournaments over the past few years ... Advanced to the All-Japan under 18 quarterfinals ... Played in several Grade 1 tournaments.

Personal>> Born Sept. 3, 1991 ... Originally from Tokyo, Japan.