Chad Harris


Aurora, Colo
(Cherry Creek)

- 2002 All-SEC Selection -

Final 2001-02 ITA National Ranking (Singles): No. 64
2001-02 Singles Record: 23-13
2001-02 Doubles Record: 12-15

2001-02 (Sophomore): Played entire season at No. 2, earning an overall record of 23-13 won both singles matches in the NCAA Team Championship concluded season ranked No. 53 nationally in singles by the ITA finished season ranked No. 19 in the South by the ITA finished SEC regular season with a 6-5 record, which made him the first Vanderbilt player to finish with a winning record in conference play since 1999 (Andrew Nisker) combined with Bobby Reynolds to win 53 singles matches, which was almost half of the Commodores' team total of 111 advanced to the third round of the Region III Championships.

2000-01 (Freshman): Played the majority of the season at No. 3, earning an overall record of 24-13...Became the first Commodore to twenty overall wins after defeating Jerome Le-Belicard of Mississippi State on March 23...Defeated No. 30 Chad Carlson of Georgia in straight sets at the SEC Indoor Championships in January...Ranked No. 90 in the nation in the first rankings of the spring season.

High School/Juniors: Helped lead his high school to four state championships, winning the individual title at No. 1 for three straight years...State champion runner-up at No. 1 during his freshman year...Went undefeated at No. 1 singles during his junior and senior years...Was ranked No. 2 in the nation as a junior player in 1998...Won the Adult Colorado State Open in the summer of 2000, making him the first teen since Bobby Riggs to win the title...Named Student-Athlete of the Week by the Denver Post...Named Hero of the Week by the CHSAA as a sophomore for his excellence in sports and academics...Named Cherry Creek's Outstanding Athlete, given to one student-athlete in the senior class...Named Junior Player of the Year by the Colorado Tennis Association in 1999...Member of Team Colorado, a part of the junior program of the USTA, since age 12...Four-year member of the Intermountain Tennis Association team...ITA team won Intersectionals for the first time in 22 years...Has traveled to Japan, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Uraguay and Brazil with the USTA National Team.

Personal: Son of Peggy and Gary...Has a younger brother, Matthew... Graduated with academic honors...Three-year member of the National Honor Society. Majoring in Economics and Environmental studies.

Getting to know Junior Chad Harris
1. Favorite Tennis Player: Andre Agassi
2. Favorite non-tennis athlete: John Elway
3. My favorite non-tennis sport is: Hockey
4. Favorite Professional Sports Team: Avalanche
5. Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Dumb & Dumber
6. Favorite Sports Movie: Jerry McGuire
7. Favorite TV Show: Sports Center
8. Favorite Actor: Bill Murray
9. Favorite Singer/Group: Guster
10. Favorite Meal: Pasta
11. Favorite City: Denver
12. Dream Job: Pro Tennis Player
13. Favorite late night snack: Peanut Butter & Jelly
14. Role Model: Parents
15. Favorite Book: Lord of the Rings
16. Most treasured possession: Health
17. I'd like to star in a music video with: Anna Kornikova
18. The highlight of my tennis career: Has yet to come!
19. Favorite Vacation Spot: Colorado Rockies
20. When I get an hour of free time, I usually: play a little Mario Cart

Harris Career Stats
  No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No.6 Total SEC Overall
2002 - 16-7 - - - - 16-7 6-5 23-13
2001 1-1 0-2 14-6 - - - 15-9 5-5 24-13
Career 1-1 16-9 14-6 - - - 31-16 11-10 47-26


  No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 Total SEC Overall All Doubles Partners
2002 - 9-10 - 9-10 2-7 12-15 Smith, Frederiksen, Brown, Reynolds
2001 2-0 1-1 11-6 14-7 3-5 19-12 Coates, Dailey, Hambrick, Tarkoff
Career 2-0 1-1 11-6 14-7 3-5 19-12  



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