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2008-2009 Men's Tennis Roster


Morgan Richard

Class: SR-3L
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165 pounds
Previous School: Lycee Cevenol
Hometown: Paris, France

2008-09 (Senior)
Fall:
Finished the fall 1-2 in singles play ... Defeated Yoann Re of Virginia Tech at the Southern Intercollegiate ... Paired with Kyle Wishing to post a 0-1 record.
Spring: Posted an 11-10 record in dual matches ... Went 8-9 at the No. 4 position ... Ended season 15-12 overall ... Defeated Joshua Scholl of Florida Atlantic 6-2, 7-5 to clinch the Sun Belt tournament title for team ... Won his match 6-1, 6-3 over Daniel Isaza of No. 38 East Tennessee State ... Posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over No. 65 Brigham Young's Georgy Batrakov ... In doubles action was 16-10 overall ... Posted an 11-4 record when pairing with Robert McKenzie... Teamed with McKenzie to defeat FAU's Daniel Vardag and Scholl 8-3 ... Pair also defeated Raviot Dhatt and Benny Althaus of No. 69 Denver 8-2.

2007-08
Fall:
Posted 2-6 singles mark and 3-4 doubles record ... Defeated Louisville's Greg Johnstone at MT Fall Invitational before falling to Mississippi State's 40th-ranked Phillippe Frayssinoux in semifinals ... Lost to Samford's Jordan Delass in three sets and Wake Forest's Jason Morganstern at Southern Intercollegiate Championships ... Defeated New Mexico's Chris Parkes before falling to Wichita State's Tiago Espirito Santo in Round of 16 in prequalifying at ITA All-American Championships ... Lost both matches at ITA Southeast Indoor Championships, dropping straight-set decision to Florida's Tyler Hochwalt and three-set outing against Georgia's Drake Bernstein ... Played all seven doubles matches with Marc Rocafort ... Duo won once at MT Fall Invite before falling to semifinals to Mississippi State (Frayssinoux-Necajevs) ... Defeated Wake Forest (Brasseaux-Forman) before dropping Round of 16 decision to Florida State (Aubone-Bowles) at Southern Intercollegiates ... Posted 9-8 (6) triumph against Ball State (Epkey-Perdomo) before falling in Round of 32 to 51st-ranked Tulsa (Soriano-Bridges), 7-9, in qualifying at All-American ... Lost 8-9 (5) to Alabama (Struyf-Myneni) in first round at Indoor Championships.
Spring: Posted 6-17 dual match singles mark (0-4 versus ranked opponents) and 9-13 dual match doubles record ... Played at Nos. 2 and 3 in 19 of 23 singles decisions ... Defeated Chattanooga's Pavel Vostrikov in straight sets before losing pair of three-setters to Indiana State's Jon Sigurdsson and Virginia Tech's Yoann Re ... Defeated Denver's Andrew Landwerlen in three sets before dropping six straight, all in straight sets, including against East Tennessee's Predrag Burmozovic, Louisville's Simon Childs and Tennessee's Davey Sandgren ... Won three consecutive three-set decisions, beginning against Vanderbilt's Nick Cromydas and including Western Michigan's Kazuya Komada and Tennessee Tech's Dean O'Brien ... Lost six in a row for second time, including three to ranked opponents, dropping decisions to San Diego's 66th-ranked Dean Jackson, Rice's 26th-ranked Bruno Rosa and South Alabama's 119th-ranked Marek Sramek ... Defeated Louisiana-Lafayette's Janusz Conradi in first round of Sun Belt Championships but lost final two matches to 119th-ranked Sramek and Florida Atlantic's Karol Szmurlo (three sets, 6-7 (8) in the third) ... Posted 1-3 doubles mark with Richard Cowden with a victory over Michigan State (Rinks-Allare) ... Lost only decision with Chris Nowak to Vanderbilt (Cromydas-Salcedo) ... Posted 2-2 mark with Morgan Richard, including wins over Indiana State (Behl-Sigurdsson) and Minnesota (Pham-Schwark) ... Registered 6-7 record with Marc Rocafort ... Duo defeated Chattanooga (Bouabdellah-Axente) and Indiana (McLoughlin-Eilers) before dropping two straight to ranked foes, 17th-ranked Tennessee (Hensel-Smith) and Texas Tech (Rojmar-Szumanski) ... Collected win over Tennessee Tech (O'Brien-Vaglietti) before losing four straight, including defeats against San Diego (Jackson-Schive), Rice (Zivojinovic-Müller) and South Alabama (Baker-Nagel) ... Defeated Memphis (Narasimhan-Ramsay) in final regular season match and Louisiana-Lafayette (Banas-Olechowski) in first round of Sun Belt Championships ... Lost to USA (Baker-Nagel) but won against Florida Atlantic (Sajous-Szmurlo) at SBC Championships.

2006-07 (Sophomore)
Fall:
Posted 7-4 singles mark with one loss in three sets to a ranked opponent ... Defeated Rodrigo Lama of Southern Illinois and East Tennessee's Lisandro Picardo in three sets before falling to Tennessee's 116th-ranked Davey Sandgren in three sets in semifinals at MT Invitational ... Picked up wins over Georgia Tech's Austin Roebuck and Domagoj Anic of Southern Miss before dropping decision to Georgia's Ricardo Gonzalez at Georgia Tech Invitational ... Defeated East Tennessee's Predrag Burmazovic in three sets, Amrit Narasimhan of Memphis and Vanderbilt's Nathan Sachs at Volunteer State Challenge ... Lost in three sets to Alabama's Javier Bes in first round of ITA Southeast Championships ... Picked up three doubles victories with Marc Rocafort, defeating Furman (Crook-Sobszyk) and Central Florida (Roesch-Sakey) at Georgia Tech Invitational and Tennessee (Stephens-Racz) at Volunteer State Challenge. Spring: Posted a 17-7 singles mark ... started the season 1-2 before going on a six-match win streak to improve to 7-2 ... Went 3-1 in the Florida State Invitational capping the tournament with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 win over 100th ranked Eric Molnar of Georgia Tech ... Played in the fourth position most of the season but also saw playing time in the three spot ... Defeated opponents from Western Michigan, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Wisconsin and Oklahoma ... Ended the year 4-2 against Sun Belt opponents ... Posted an impressive 16-8 outdoor record and 10-5 in three set matches ... Teamed with Marc Rocafort for a 13-8 doubles record ... The pair defeated South Florida's Mahmoud Estrada-Thomas Estrada 9-8 (6) ... Defeated opponents from Western Michigan, Mississippi State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Memphis ... Ended the season 4-1 against Sun Belt oppoenents.

2005-06 (Freshman)
Spring:
Enrolled in January and compiled an 8-5 singles and 8-6 doubles record ... Played at Nos. 5 and 6 with one match at No. 3 in singles ... Won first four matches as Blue Raider, including wins over Virginia Tech's Brandon Corace and Indiana's Araud Roessel ... Lost next three outings to Georgia Tech's Scott Blackmon, Rice's Rodrigo Gabriel and South Alabama's R.J. Nagel ... Came back with four consecutive wins, including a 6-7 (8), 6-2, 7-5 triumph over Fresno State's Sam Tadevosian and straight-set victories over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Jan Cingel, Louisville's Johnny Berrido and South Florida's Juan Barragan ... Lost final two matches of the year; 6-4, 4-6, 6-10 to Vanderbilt's Nik Cromydas and 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, to Tulsa's Ross Cunningham in first round of NCAA Team Championships ... Lost only doubles match of the year with Rishan Kuruppu to Belmont (Lima-Abreu) ... Played other 13 outings with Greg Pollack, compiling 8-5 mark ... Defeated Minnesota (Debreyne-Dumas) and South Alabama (Huffman-Kricka) but lost three of first five outings ... Won next three matches, including triumphs over Fresno State (Cech-Tadevosian), Louisville (Radman-Naughton) and Vanderbilt (Cromydas-Magarik) ... Lost in tiebreaker (5) to Louisiana-Lafayette (Corduneanu-Domoney) but came back with a tiebreaker victory (5) versus Memphis (Jetter-Pilant) ... Won both outings in Sun Belt Championships, defeating Denver (Nipic-Zetterholm) and UL (Corduneanu-Domoney) ... Dropped an 8-5 decision to Tulsa (Soriano-Gray) in NCAA Team Championships.

Personal Ranked in Top 50 in juniors in France, including in the Top 10 in the Paris region ... Plays for Tennis Club of Paris, one of the largest facilities in all of France ... Son of Richard and Bonnet Richard.