Dean O'Brien
Dean  O'Brien
Hometown:
Benmore, South Africa

High School:
Earl Grainger Tennis Academy/St. Stithians

Last College:
Tennessee Tech

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Birthdate:
05/15/1990

Experience:
2 letters


06/07/2014

#TGW: Mentor Toughness

Assistant Coach Derek Schwandt spending summer helping top college player prepare for the pros

05/15/2014

King Captures Mexico City Futures Title

Former Tech star wins singles and doubles titles in Mexico City Futures event

12/12/2013

Spir Wins $15K Futures Event in Colombia

Tech 2013 graduate has won four singles and doubles titles this fall

07/21/2013

King, Spir Reunite in BB&T Atlanta Open

Greatest Tech doubles team receives wild card into main doubles draw

Photo Gallery
O'Brien Home in the Jejane Nature Reserve

General info: Transfer from Tennessee Tech who worked his way into regular duty in the middle of Tech's lineup his junior year, then excelled at the bottom of the Tech order as a senior ... Finished career with a 59-16 dual match record in singles, including his two seasons at Tennessee Tech, and 51-25 in doubles.

2010-11: Moved into the singles lineup in February at No. 6 position and enjoyed a tremendous spring, both in singles and doubles ... Won 15 of 17 dual match decisions (18-9 overall), and 10 of 11 in conference play ... Won the clinching match in Tech's 4-3 win over No. 11 Georgia, and against No. 21 Mississippi State in the NCAA 2nd round ... Was 11-2 at the No. 6 spot, and won all four of his matches at No. 5 ... Teamed with Guillermo Gomez to go 19-4 in dual matches, the best record among Tech's doubles teams (16-3 at No. 3, 3-1 at No. 2) ... They were 1-1 in career NCAA dual doubles matches.

2009-10: Went 7-8 in dual match play, 1-3 in conference play ... Played anywhere from No. 2 to 6 in the lineup, but mostly at 3-4 ... Teamed up with Guillermo Gomez to go 7-5 at No. 3 doubles, helping solidify the Yellow Jackets' in doubles over the last month.

2008-09 (Tennessee Tech): Named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year ... Posted a 19-6 overall singles record, going 12-7 in doubles play ... All-OVC selection for the second-straight year ... Had a remarkable 17-1 singles record in dual match play at the No. 1 position, going a perfect 8-0 in conference play ... Won 11-consecutive matches to close out the regular season.

2007-08 (Tennessee Tech): Had one of the best freshman seasons at Tech ... Was named First-Team All-OVC while going 19-4 in singles and 13-6 in doubles ... Played number one doubles and two singles ... Helped Tech claim the OVC regular season title.

High School/Junior Tennis: Strong player on the Junior ITF circuit ranking #1 in South Africa ... Played tennis at Earl Grainger Tennis Academy and swam the breaststroke and butterfly while attending St. Stithians College ... Ranked as high as #163 in the world in junior rankings ... Received academic colours all four years.

Personal: Full name is Dean Kevin O'Brien ... Son of Roye and Jacqui O'Brien of Johannesburg, South Africa ... Birthday is May 15, 1990 ... Majored in Management.

Career Results (Singles)
Year Conference Dual Overall
2007-08 (TT) 8-1 (.889) 19-4 (.826) 19-4 (.826)
2008-09 (TT) 8-0 (1.000) 18-2 (.900) 21-7 (.750)
2009-10 1-3 (.250) 7-8 (.467) 12-12 (.500)
2010-11 10-1 (.909) 15-2 (.882) 18-9 (.667)
Total 27-5 (.844) 59-16 (.787) 70-32 (.686)
Career Results (Doubles)
Year Conference Dual Overall
2007-08 (TT) 7-1 (.875) 13-6 (.684) 13-6 (.684)
2008-09 (TT) 5-2 (.714) 12-5 (.706) 13-7 (.650)
2009-10 5-6 (.455) 13-11 (.542) 16-13 (.516)
2010-11 9-2 (.818) 19-4 (.826) 21-10 (.677)
Total 26-11 (.703) 57-26 (.687) 63-36 (.636)