Ryan Smith
Ryan  Smith
Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Lassiter

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 162

Birthdate:
02/16/1989

Experience:
4 letters

Graduated:
2011


Photo Gallery

2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Second Team
2008, 2009, 2010 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team
2008, 2009 ACC Academic Honor Roll

General Info: Lefty with great hands ... Is a tremendous athlete and with a lot of speed on the court ... Made an instant impact in the Jackets lineup as a freshman, and became a stalwart as a doubles specialist his last two years (ranked as high as No. 60 with Eliot Potvin) ... Had a career NCAA doubles mark of 3-1 with Potvin ... Finished 79-57 for his career in doubles, 32-13 the last two years with Potvin ... Graduated with high honors in Biochemistry.

2010-11: Teamed with Eliot Potvin to win 17 of 25 matches and solidify the middle of Tech's doubles lineup for the Jackets, who won the doubles point 20 of their last 27 matches ... Won both NCAA regional matches at No. 2 ... They were 24-10, including fall matches ... Did not play singles competitively in the spring, went 4-4 in the fall.

2009-10: Teamed with Eliot Potvin to win eight of 11 matches and solidify the doubles lineup for the Jackets, who won the doubles point 10 of their last 16 matches ... Ranked as high as 52nd nationally in doubles ... Went 6-3 in singles, winning his only dual match of the spring against USC Upstate.

2008-09: Went 13-17 overall last year in singles, 6-9 in dual matches and 4-4 in ACC play ... Played the majority of his dual matches at the No. 5 position (4-5 record) ... Paired with Guillermo Gomez as Tech's top doubles team in the spring, posting a 6-8 record at No. 1 ... Teamed with Miguel Muguruza to go 8-7 in doubles, capturing the doubles title at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational.

2007-08: Teamed with senior Scott Blackmon at the No. 1 doubles position ... Finished the dual season with a 14-10 doubles record to earn a No. 42 doubles ranking ... Defeated NC State's No. 9 doubles tandem of Nick Cavaday and Jay Weinacker, 8-4 ... Registered wins over the No. 26, No. 58 and No. 60 teams ... Had an overall record of 21-14 in doubles and 17-17 in singles play ... Played at the No. 2 through No. 5 singles position ... Finished the dual singles season with a 11-12 record ... Named to the 2008 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team.

High School/Junior Tennis: Four -year letterwinner in tennis at Lassiter under Coach Mark Giles ... Elected captain for three seasons .... Helped team win state championship in 2005 ... Named Lassiter tennis MVP from 2005 - 07 ... Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year in 2005 & 07 ... No. 9 National ranking in 2005.

Personal: Full name is Ryan Andrews Smith ... Born February 16, 1989 ... Son of Brad and Susan Smith ... Has one brother, Brandon (23) ... Graduated with high honors in Biochemistry.

Career Results (Singles)
Year ACC Dual Overall
2007-08 3-8 (.273) 11-12 (.478) 17-17 (.500)
2008-09 4-4 (.500) 6-9 (.400) 13-17 (.433)
2009-10 0-0 (.000) 1-0 (1.000) 6-3 (.667)
2010-11 0-0 (.000) 0-0 (.000) 4-4 (.500)
Total 7-12 (.368) 18-21 (.462) 40-41 (.494)
Career Results (Doubles)
Year ACC Dual Overall
2007-08 5-6 (.455) 15-10 (.600) 21-14 (.600)
2008-09 5-6 (.455) 11-12 (.478) 17-17 (.500)
2009-10 8-3 (.727) 13-9 (.591) 17-13 (.567)
2010-11 7-4 (.636) 17-8 (.680) 25-13 (.658)
Total 25-19 (.568) 56-39 (.590) 80-57 (.584)