||University of Tennessee, Knoxville
||Tuesday, January 24, 1989
Entered the World University Games tennis tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, as a 14th seed ... Reached the fourth round before falling to fourth seed Aleksander Slovic 6-4, 6-2.
ITA All-America in singles and doubles, only one of eight players to receive honors in both ... First-team All-SEC for the second time ... Played from the No. 1 position in singles and finished 34-10 ... Ended the year ranked third in the ITA rankings ...Reached the third round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships in singles as a sixth seed ... Competed against a ranked opponent almost every outing, finishing 22-10 against them ... Collected two victories against top-10 opponents, including a victory over No. 1 Bryan Koniecko of Ohio State in straight sets ... Set a new career best with eight consecutive victories in singles, stretching from Jan. 17 until Feb. 1 ... Finished 30-12 in doubles play, with 28 of those victories coming with teammate Davey Sandgren, good for fifth-most in a season in school history ... Ranked No. 1 nationally in the final ITA doubles ranking ... Continued to climb the record book with Sandgren. They have 35 victories as doubles partners, which is eighth-most in a career at UT ... Finished 10-9 against ranked opponents in doubles with Sandgren, with two victories against top-five teams towards the end of the season
All America ... SEC Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-SEC ... All-SEC Freshman Team ... Region III Rookie of the Year ... NCAA Singles Runner-up ... Blasted on to the collegiate tennis scene with a team-high 33 singles wins... Advanced to the NCAA championship match by winning five straight matches over ranked opponents ... Defeated the 41st, 29th, 57th, 32nd and 11th ranked players on consecutive days to advance to the championship ... Fell to top-ranked Somdev Devvarmann of Virginia in the finals ... Ranked 15th in the season-ending singles poll ... Twice named SEC Freshman of the Week ... First time after advancing to the semifinals of the SEC Coaches Indoor Tournament by defeating three-higher ranked opponents including eighth-ranked Greg Ouellette of Florida in straight-sets ... Second time after winning both matches at No. 2 position in 4-3 wins over Clemson and Illinois ... Against Illinois defeated 15th-ranked Ryan Rowe ... Overall, went 17-9 against ranked opponents ... Only two of his 11 losses were to unraked opponents and both those players would be ranked later in the season ... Went 14-3 at the No. 2 position in the singles lineup and and 18-5 overall in dual-match play ... Clinched two Tennessee victories (Arkansas and Kentucky) ... With UT trailing 3-2 to Georgia, kept Vols comeback hopes alive with come-from-behind 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Luis Flores at No. 2 p osition ... Went 30-9 in doubles, including a 21-4 mark with partner Kaden Hensel at the No. 1 position in the doubles lineup ... 30 doubles wins was a team-high ... With Hensel received a 5-8 seed at the NCAA doubles tournament ... Ranked as high as fourth in the country in doubles ... Clinched the doubles point for UT five times and went 7-3 against ranked opponents ... Began the fall season ranked 108th in singles ... Advanced to the second round of the Junior U.S. Open ... Won first two singles matches he played as a Vol, advancing to the Round of 16 at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Teamed up with Davey Sandgren to advance to the doubles final at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Southeast Indoors before falling to seventh-ranked Erling Tveit of Ole Miss in three sets.
Prior to Tennessee
Won the 18th Mitsubishi-Lancer International Juniors Championships in the Phillipines, Chief Minister's Cup ITF Malaysian World Junior Tennis Championships in Malaysia and the Salon Pas International Junior Championships in Indonesia in 2007 ... Advanced to the finals of the Orange Bowl Championships in Miami in 2007 ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 Australian Open Junior Championships ... Ranked as high as sixth in the ITF junior rankings in 2007.
Academic Major: Economics ... Parents: Kevin and Susan Smith ... Full name: John-Patrick Tracey Smith ... Born Jan. 24, 1989 in Townsville, Australia.