Season Ends in NCAA Round of 16 5/23/03
Junior finishes season with unprecedented 46 Singles
Athens, Ga. - Junior Bobby Reynolds (Acworth, Ga.)
had his 2002-03 season come to an end on Friday, as
the nation’s top-ranked player was upset by Washington’s
Alex Vlaski in the NCAA Round of 16, 7-5, 7-6. For Reynolds,
it was his sixth singles match in the last six days.
Vlaski will now advance to tomorrow’s quarterfinals
to take on Auburn’s Rameez Junaid.
Reynolds concludes his junior season with an incredible
46-7 overall record, which included a 25-1 dual-match
mark. Reynolds finished the SEC regular season with
a perfect 11-0 record. He finished the year by winning
35 of his last 37 matches. Two of his losses this year
came to Vlaski.
Other accomplishments this season for Reynolds include
being named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year
and the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He
was also named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Valuable
Player after leading the Commodores to a national runner-up
finish. Reynolds, who has said he will return for his
senior season, became the first collegiate tennis player
to be named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Player
of the Month on three occasions.