ACC Doubles Team of the Week w/ Terrell Whitehurst- Feb. 6, 2017
Went 3-0 in Hawai’i against the University of Hawai’i (Jan. 5-6) and Texas Tech (Jan. 8) with brother Terrell Whitehurst…went 2-0 in doubles in the Florida State Spring Invitational to help lead the Seminoles to a championship…earned his first ranked doubles win of the season against #59 Renan Hanyama and Ali Mooraj of Purdue in the first match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend (Jan. 27)…along with brother and partner Terrell Whitehurst, clinched the doubles point against No. 8 Florida by beating their No. 11 ranked pair 7-6 (3) during the College MatchDay event hosted at the USTA National Center in Lake Nona, Fla. live on the tennis channel (Feb. 3)…took down The Citadel (Feb. 10) in doubles with partner Terrell Whitehurst in their first doubles match of the season at the No. 2 position…clinched his first match of 2018 with a 6-1, 6-1 win on court six against FAMU…
Turned in a 3-4 singles record and a 3-3 double record in the fall…went 3-1 in singles at the Alabama-Four-In-The Fall with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Vic Budic of Illinois, a 6-3, 6-3 win over Nathan Griffin of Notre Dame and a win over Mohamed Abel-Aziz of Rice in the consolation finals…went 1-1 in doubles with a win over Bertsch and van Emburgh of Oklahoma, 8-5…won two doubles matches at the ITA Southeast Regional at Georgia Tech with his brother Terrell.
Finished 2017 season with a 7-7 record in singles, 13-13 in doubles…shuffled throughout the lineup, playing primarily at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles along with brother Terrell Whitehurst…ended the year on a five-match unbeaten streak…in doubles, won 14 matches primarily on court three, including 13 when paired with Terrell Whitehurst…won three straight against No. 67 Miami, at No. 34 Louisville and vs. No. 47 UCF… key contributor as the Seminoles won 21 doubles points on the year.
Registered a 2-3 record in singles and a 3-1 record in doubles in the Puerto Rico Invitational and in the ITA Southeast Regional Championships in the fall season… after winning the Florida Sectional qualifier in June, advanced to the US Open National Playoffs Men’s Singles Championship.
Finished his sophomore campaign with a 17-14 singles mark and 17-8 doubles record…won his final two matches of the year, in the ACC Tournament against Aaron Gomez of Virginia Tech, 6-0, 6-2 and the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Tyler Stayer of Baylor, 6-1, 6-4…ranked No. 55 with Terrell Whitehurst in doubles to open the season…after Terrell was injured for the remainder of the season in February, went 10-2 with Jose Gracia, including a team-best 8-1 mark in the ACC…won the final eight matches of the season with Gracia…won all three matches at the Rainbow Warrior Invitational in Hawai’i in January, dropping only eight games…in doubles, won a pair of qualifying matches with brother Terrell at the All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla….won the Florida sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open.
Finished his freshman season 6-6 in singles and 18-8 in doubles…tallied wins against No. 70 St. John’s and No. 64 Clemson…playing doubles with brother Terrell, led the ‘Noles with 18 dual match wins, including a 17-8 record on Ct. 3 and 7-4 record in ACC play…went 1-0 against ranked teams with a 6-3 win over No. 43 Oliver Landert and Joshua Wardell of Florida…ended the season winning nine of 11 dual matches, including an 8-6 win over eventual national champion Virginia in the ACC Quarterfinals that helped the ‘Noles become just the second team to take the doubles point against the Cavaliers on the year…won the opening round match in the NCAA Tournament, 8-5 over Andre Baldo and Hassan Ndayishimye of Troy.
Five-star, blue chip recruit from TennisRecruiting.net…ranked as high as No. 1 in the state of Florida and top-15 nationally…ranked No. 1 in Florida in doubles with Terrell and top-5 in the country…teaming up with his brother and fellow Seminole freshman Terrell, reached the semifinals at age 16 of the USTA National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., and reached the semifinals the following year…ranked as high as No. 400 in the world in the ITF Junior Rankings…has participated in several ITF Futures events in the past year, including Pensacola and Niceville, Fla., and the Tallahassee Challenger…won his first doubles ITF Futures match against Russian-duo Ilya Polonskiy and Ilya Vasilyev in Pensacola in November 2014.
Born February 21, 1996…son of Tony and Dawn Whitehurst…beginning school in January after graduating from Florida Virtual School…father was a self-taught tennis player and taught the brothers for four years…majoring in information technology.