Bryan Bankester
Bryan Bankester

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Madison, Miss.

High School:
Central HS

Height:
6-0

Experience:
2L

Honors:
C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2005)

Spring 2006: Was 4-8 in singles during the spring season, going 3-4 at No. 6 and 1-4 at No. 5 singles...Was 3-8 in doubles when teamed with Matt Brewer...Was 1-6 at No. 2 doubles and 2-2 at No. 3...Also was 0-1 at No. 2 doubles with Michael Jetter.

Fall 2005: Won his way into the ITA Southeast Regional main draw, where he fell to nationally-ranked Alex Hume of Kentucky in the Round of 64...Finished the fall with a 3-6 mark in singles and an 0-3 mark in doubles.

Summer 2005: Had a highly-successful summer circuit on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Summer Circuit, playing in the Southwest Tour and finishing with a 9-4 singles record...Appeared in one singles semifinal and two quarterfinals...Also trained over the summer with Ray and Walker Sahag, his coaches from his junior career.

Spring 2005: Played in four dual matches in his first year as a Tiger, going 2-2, including a 1-0 mark at No. 4 singles and a 1-2 mark at No. 6...Did not play doubles.

Fall 2004: Was named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for having a GPA of 3.0 or higher...Went 4-3 in singles in his first semester as a Tiger...Teamed with fellow newcomer Garrison Pilant for a 1-1 mark in doubles at the Middle Tennessee Tournament before posting a 1-1 mark with senior Mark Finnegan at the Arkansas tournament.

Prep: Played prep tennis at Madison Central High School in Jackson, Mississippi...Played No. 1 singles helped his prep team to an undefeated Class 5A championship in 2003-04....A top 20 ranked player in the USTA Southern rankings, Bankester was the top ranked player in the state of Mississippi in 2004... An All-State honoree, Bankester was also honored a PopStar Award winner as one of the state's best prep student-athletes... Was also honored by The Clarion Ledger as an All-Metro honoree. ..As a junior, Bankester won the 5A boys singles title after finishing as the 5A runner up as a sophomore...r...Honor roll student...Was coached by Ray and Walker Sahag.

Personal: Born on January 28, 1986 in Kenner, Louisiana...Son of Mary Lynn and Charles Bankester...Majoring in MIS.

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