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  Wade Orr
School: University of Tennessee
Year: Senior
Home Town: Clarksville, Tennessee
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High School: Clarksville Northeast High School
Height: 6-1
Weight: 178 lbs.
Birth Date: Wednesday, September 23, 1981
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Industrial engineering
Singles Record: 61-61
Doubles Record: 53-29

2004 — Senior: Missed the beginning of the fall season after reaggravating a back injury that hampered him through much of the 2002-03 season ... Returned from injury to win his first match of the season at the Icy Hot/ITA Men’s All-American Championships ... Began the spring season in fine form, defeating No. 20-ranked Catalin Gard of Ole Miss at the SEC Men’s Coaches’ Indoor Championships ... Clinched UT’s regular-season upset win at Arkansas March 5 ... Led the Vols with 20 doubles victories on the year ... Finished the season with a 12-7 singles record and a 20-7 doubles tally ... He was ranked No. 117 in the season’s final ITA singles rankings ... Earned SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll recognition for the third consecutive year.

2003 — JUNIOR: Orr was looked upon to provide leadership to a young team in 2002-03 ... Ended the season with 14 singles victories and 15 doubles wins ... Became the first repeat singles champion of the ITA National Summer Championships when he captured both the singles and doubles titles at the event in August in Bloomington, Ind. ... Entered the fall season holding down the No. 82 spot in the preseason Omni Hotels ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings ... Was hampered by an ankle injury for much of the fall, but fought his way to the finals of the “A-1” flight consolation singles bracket at the South Carolina Fall Invitational ... Overcame a painful back injury late in the season to defeat Auburn’s Andrew Colombo at the No. 3 singles position in the first round of the SEC Tournament, marking his 50th career singles win as a Vol ... Received his second straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the Verizon Academic All-District IV Team.

2002 — SOPHOMORE: Had another bright season for the Vols in 2002, finishing the season with a 12-5 dual-match record, while spending most of his time at the No. 6 singles spot ... Posted a 6-4 record in SEC play and notched a 19-18 overall record despite starting the season 5-13 ... His biggest win came against Georgia (April 13), in which he clinched the Vols’ victory over the top-ranked Bulldogs with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory at No. 6 singles ... Orr clinched three matches for the Big Orange in 2002 ... Was also strong in doubles for the Vols, posting a 7-2 record with partners Mario Toledo and Michael Maddox ... Received 2002 SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition.

2001 — FRESHMAN: Put forth a strong effort in his first season playing for the Vols ... Posted a 17-14 overall record and a 4-1 record in SEC play ... Spent most of the season in the No. 6 position, where he compiled an 8-3 record ... Recorded an impressive 10-3 dual-match record, while capturing two clinching points for the Vols ... Made a strong case for increased playing time by winning eight of his last 10 matches ... Finished with a 9-8 doubles record on the season ... Continued to improve over the summer, making the singles finals of the ITA summer circuit tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., and capturing the doubles title at the event ... Went on to the ITA summer circuit title in Bloomington, Ind., to win his second Gold Ball (ITA National Championship) ... Named ITA summer circuit player of the year for 2001.

2000 — REDSHIRTED: Orr enrolled at UT in the spring and was a squad member while  redshirting for a season ... Coach Fancutt was impressed with Orr’s improvement during the season ... During the summer, Orr competed in several individual tournaments and had some promising results, including victories over several former collegiate All-Americas.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE: Was a member of the 1998 Team USA squad ... Was the 1997 Tennessee state singles champion ... Was the 1997 under-17 National Indoor champion ... Ranked No. 5 in the nation in juniors singles ... Was a 1998 finalist in Kalamazoo, Mich., national championships ...  Was the No. 2-rated doubles player in the country in 1998 ... Attended Clarksville Northeast High School.

PERSONAL: Plays with a Babolat Pure Drive racquet ... Academic major: Industrial engineering ... Parents: Russ and Patty Orr ... Full name: Wade Russell Orr ... Born Sept. 23, 1981, in Clarksville, Tenn.