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  Derek Drabble
School: University of Washington
Year: graduated
Home Town: Johannesburg
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Alma Mater
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: Sunday, January 05, 1986
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 46-38
Doubles Record: 55-35
DRABBLE'S CAREER RECORD YEAR SINGLES (dual/overall) DOUBLES (dual/overall) 2006-07 11-7/16-11 15-6/22-7 2007-08 12-9/14-13 9-13/10-15 Career 23-16/30-24 24-19/32-22   2007-08 (Sophomore): Put together a 14-13 singles record, 12-9 in dual play and was 10-15 overall in doubles ... was 2-0 at No. 3 singles, 8-8 at No. 4, and 2-1 at No. 5 ... big serve resulted in many close matches throughout the year, and he came up with some of the year's biggest wins for UW ... in Washington's win over 10th-ranked Alabama, he fought back from 5-2 down in the third set to defeat Michael Jung, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) and give the Huskies a vital third point ... clinched UW's 4-3 win over Pepperdine with a 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-4 win at No. 4 singles over Johannes de Villiers ... also defeated Arizona's Peter Zimmer in straight sets in UW's only other 4-3 victory ... earned a major road win at Texas A&M, defeating 90th-ranked Chris Chirico, 12-10, in a third-set tiebreak ... competed in the main draw of the Pac-10 Championships but fell in the first round to ASU's Juan Carlos Rebaza ... was 9-13 in dual doubles matches, playing the majority with Andy Kuharszky ... was 1-4 at No. 1 doubles with Kuharszky, and 5-5 at No. 2 ... also went 1-3 at No. 1 doubles with Patrik Fischer, and 1-0 with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan ... fall season was cut short by an ankle sprain suffered during a match against Stanford's Blake Muller in the second round of ITA NW Regionals. 2006-07 (Freshman): Showed remarkable progress by the end of the season...was 8-2 in singles from April until the end of season and 9-1 in doubles during that same period...started year with a 9-10 singles record before winning eight of last nine matches...won 6-3, 6-0 over Wisconsin's Felipe Bellido in the NCAA Team Championships...lost in the finals of the Pac-10 Invitational singles championship to USC's Jason McNaughton...tied for team lead with 22 doubles wins...was 4-2 at No. 4 in dual matches and 7-5 at No. 5...started dual match season paired with Daniel Chu and was 5-1 overall...switched partners and teamed with Andy Kuharszky at No. 3 and went 10-4 in dual matches, 17-6 overall...pair won Pac-10 Invitational Tournament and finished the season with a nine match win streak...was 3-3 in singles action during the fall, including an appearance in the Round of 32 at the ITA Northwest Regionals...also posted a fall record of 3-2 in doubles, pairing up with Andy Kuharszky...the duo made it to the semifinals of the ITA Northwest Regionals. Before Washington and Personal
Derek G. Drabble...Attended Alma Mater High School where he competed in rugby as well as tennis...was coached by Charles Wheeler...obtained an ITF ranking of 144...native of Johannesburg, South Africa...parents are Gerda and Derek...father is a mechanical engineer, his mother a housewife...has a brother, Joshua (2), and a sister, Melissa (15)...intends on majoring in business finance...enjoys playing rugby. Coach Anger on Drabble:
"Derek is now starting to truly believe he can excel, rather than just hearing me say it. I'm certainly hoping that is going to carry over to where he gets a greater and greater share of close matches."