||University of Kentucky
||Tates Creek High School
||Wednesday, November 27, 1991
2013>> Clinched seven matches for Kentucky, battling through a nagging arm injury during the season ... Included in the clinching matches were a three-set comeback win to beat No. 8 Oklahoma, and three-set comeback win to topple No. 6 Georgia at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Seattle ... Went 12-8 on the year in singles, playing courts four, five and six during the year ... Played four ranked opponents during the season, going 1-1 with two matches resulting in a DNF ... Picked up seven wins during SEC play, with singles wins against Mississippi State, Georgia, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Alabama and Auburn ... Teamed with Anthony Rossi in doubles, going 11-7 during the course of the season ... The doubles tandem played courts two and three, with a win against a top 50 team, against Mississippi State ... Played in every doubles point he was healthy for during the season.
Fall 2011>> Saw limited action due to injury ... Played in two events, the Duke Fab Four Invite and the Rainbow Warrior Challenge ... Went 2-4 in those events, winning a match in each ... Performed well in doubles, going 3-1 ... Won both doubles matches at the Rainbow Warrior Challenge, one with Maks Gold and the other with Alejandro Gomez ... Won a quarterfinal match with Gold in the Duke Fab Four Invitational.
Spring 2011>> A pleasant surprise for Emery and Kauffmann, providing depth to the bottom of UK's order ... 9-1 in dual matches and 14-7 on the season ... Helped UK defeat No. 48 Maryland with his straight-sets win over Jesse Kiuru at No. 6 singles ... Biggest singles win of the year clinched UK's win at No. 46 Indiana ... With the score tied 3-3, Roberts won a third-set tiebreaker 7-4 to allow UK to escape the upset bid by the Hoosiers ... Only singles loss of the year came in a three-set heartbreaker in UK's win over Arkansas ... Went 3-1 in doubles play, helping UK win the doubles point against Murray State, Cleveland State and Toledo.
Pre-College>> Was a star five-star recruit according to the Tennis Recruiting Network, which also ranked Roberts the No. 1 player in Kentucky and the No. 6 player in the Southeast Region ... Named a high school All-American in 2010, one of the biggest honors in the nation ... Was a two-time state runner-up in 2009 and 2010 ... Was a star at Tates Creek High School, where he is the school's record holder in wins ... Trained at the Wildcat Tennis Club under UK associate head coach Cedric Kauffmann ... Member of the Beta Club in high school.
Personal>> Born Nov. 27, 1991 ... Originally from Lexington, Ky. ... Full name is Grant Douglas Roberts ... Parents are Peter and Margaret Roberts ... Has one brother, Matt ... Comes from a very athletic family ... Mother played basketball at Alabama, while his father played tennis and soccer at Middle Tennessee State.