Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
El Camino (Calif.) HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
Student Asst. Coach (First Season)

Experience:
4L


12/16/2011

Sixteen Tigers to Graduate Saturday

Commencement to be held at FedExForum

Fall 2010: Entered season ranked 47th in the nation in doubles with David Henry in ITA preseason polls...the duo played two matches against ranked opponents, compiling a 1-1 record...played 59th-ranked Josh MacTaggart and Isade Juneau from Indiana at the All-American qualifiers, winning 8-5...the 49th-ranked doubles team of Jarmere Jenkins and Alex Domijan dealt Smith and Henry a loss in the round of 32 at the Qualifiers, winning 8-4...In singles, Smith was invited to the 2010 ITA All-American Championships to compete in prequalifying singles bid, falling to Illinois State's Timon Reichelt, 6-1, 6-4...won his opening match against Jorge Varon (ETSU), 7-6 (8), 6-2, at the Ohio Valley Regionals before being knocked out by Kentucky's Anthony Rossi, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2...Went 2-1 at the Louisville Winter Invitational defeating opponents from Louisville and Butler...defeated Dante Terenzio of Louisville, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, and Butler's David Dolins, 6-2, 6-0.

Spring 2010: Teamed with David Henry to post team-leading 14 doubles wins...Took ranked opponents from Tulsa and Oklahoma State to the wire at No. 1 doubles in the first two matches of the season...Smith and Henry picked up victory over No. 1 duo from 58th-ranked Iowa...Pair defeated duo from No. 11 Ole Miss...Lost highly contested match to 37th-ranked Darren Walsh and Adham el-Effendi of SMU...Picked up Conference USA victories over UAB and Southern Miss...In singles, posted a 5-10 mark at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 slots...Defeated Shaye Wali from Tulane for only Conference USA singles victory of the season...Also picked up singles wins over foes from Birmingham-Southern, Kennesaw State and Murray State.

Fall 2009: Defeated Vanderbilt's Andy Pulido, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round of singles at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga...In the second round fell to South Alabama's Dauw Kruger, 7-6, 6-3...Captured singles title for C1 singles flight at Steve Baras Memorial Tournament in Chattanooga...Upended UTC's Rick van de Bouenkamp, 6-4, 6-4, in first round action...Defeated Mercer's Adam Hunt, 7-6(3), 6-1, in the second round...Picked up victory over Eastern Kentucky's Philip Janz, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) in semifinals...Upended Belmont's Bruno Silva, 6-2, 6-2, to capture flight title...Teamed with Michael Gaerthoeffner to defeat Samford's Witcher and Foster, 8-2, in the first round of doubles in Athens, Ga...Fell to Coastal Carolina's Ulaskin and Tzvetkov, 8-6, in the second round...Teamed with David Henry to advance to finals of A1 doubles flight at Steve Baras Memorial Tournament in Chattanooga...Upended Kennesaw State's Gianni Kubin and Gokolp Ozdemir, 8-3, in first round...Picked up win over Jacksonville State's Gustavo Holz and Brian Kenyon, 8-3...Won semifinal match over Philip Janz and Nik Schroeder of Eastern Kentucky, 9-8(2).

Spring 2009: Compiled a 3-4 record in singles over the 2009 spring dual season...Went 2-0 at the No. 2 slot with wins over opponents from Glendale Community College and Prairie View A&M...Was 1-1 at No. 3 singles with a win over a foe from Rhodes College and a loss to Vanderbilt's Vijay Paul...Had a 0-2 mark at the No.4 spot with losses to opponents from Ole Miss and Alabama...Picked up team-high 17 doubles victories during 2009 spring season...Teamed with Benedikt Fischer for a 17-9 record at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 doubles spots...Picked up doubles victory over No. 29 Tulsa's Rusty Turpin and Marko Ballok at Conference USA Tournament.

Fall 2008: Picked up two victories at the 2008 Crimson Tide Invite in Tuscaloosa, Ala...Defeated Alex Butnarcuic of Chattanooga in the first round, 6-0, 6-1... Victorious in second match over Michael Browder of Samford, 6-4, 6-4...Fell in his third round match against Vanderbilt's Alex DiValerio, 6-1, 6-1...Won his first round match at the 2008 ULL Invitational defeating Joey Farias of Abilene Christian, 6-3, 6-4 ...Fell in the second round to Diego Machucha of Southern Miss, 6-3, 6-3...Lost in the first round of the UNF Invitational to Francisco Riveroll of Jacksonville, 7-6(5), 6-4...Teamed with Benedikt Fischer at the Crimson Tide Invite to defeat UAB's tandem of Alex Emery and Brian Ly, 8-5 ... Lost in the second round of doubles play to Thomas Estrada and Lucas Jovita of South Florida, 9-7... In doubles, paired with Spencer Heflin and lost to Robin Akser and Grega Teraz of East Tennessee State in the first round of the UNF Invitational.

Spring 2008: Finished the dual season with a 3-10 mark in singles play...Was 1-9 at the No. 3 singles position...Posted a 2-1 mark at the No. 4 position... Combined with Benedikt Fischer to post a 5-2 doubles mark from the No. 3 doubles position... Was 3-5 at the No. 3 doubles spot, teaming with Spencer Heflin.

Prep: Lettered three years at Memphis University School where he won the state championship in 2005... Was named to Best of Preps by the Commercial Appeal in 2005...Transferred to El Camino High School in California for his senior year.

Personal: Son of Ernest and Shelia, Has three brothers, TC, Kevin and Frank, and three sisters, Cynthia, Kim and Nikki...Hobbies include hanging out with friends, listening to music, movies, video games, and any outdoor activity, especially soccer...Fun Fact: "Im the fastest sprinter I know and I once ate 65 hot wings."

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