Golden Hurricane doubles team lost in NCAA Doubles Championship first round
Watling, Marsland to face Johnson, Quiroz in NCAA Doubles Championship May 24
Watling to face No. 26 Jose Hernandez in NCAA Singles Championship
Golden Hurricane falls in NCAA Round of 16 for second-straight campaign
Year Singles Doubles 2008-09 19-5 19-10 2009-10 21-11 23-10 2010-11 22-9 26-13 2011-12 24-12 30-10 Totals 86-37 98-43
TULSA - A four-year letterwinner . . . finished his career with an 86-37 singles record and a 98-43 doubles mark . . . left Tulsa tied for sixth all-time in career singles triumphs . . . was a member of the fifth TU doubles team in school history to earn All-America status is 2012 . . . named the C-USA Player of the Year and the ITA Central Region Senior of the Year in 2012 . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team his final three years, while also landing on the all-C-USA Singles Second Team as a freshman . . . earned a spot on the all-C-USA Doubles First Team his final three years . . . named the Conference USA Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship in 2011 . . . also named the 2011 Conference USA Outstanding Doubles Team of the Championship with Clifford Marsland . . . reached the Round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship as a junior . . . competed in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships sophomore and senior years, advancing to the second round in the singles tournament sophomore year . . . competed in the finals of the 2011 USTA/ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship, and won the 2011 ITA Central Region Indoor Doubles Championship . . . reached the championship match of the consolation doubles draw at the 2010 D'Novo/ITA All-American Championship . . . advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2009 D'Novo/ITA All-American Championship Singles Main Draw . . . earned a career-high ITA singles rank of No. 21 on January 5, 2010 . . . tied the school record by being ranked No. 3 in doubles three times senior year . . . was part of three Conference USA Championship teams and the first two NCAA Round of 16 appearances in school history.
SENIOR (2011-12) - Finished the season with a 24-12 singles record and a 30-10 mark in doubles, playing primarily at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles . . . teamed with Clifford Marsland to earn NCAA All-America status after finishing the year as the No. 7-ranked doubles team . . . honored as the Conference USA Player of the Year and the ITA Central Region Senior of the Year . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team and the all-C-USA Doubles First Team . . . competed in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships . . . defeated No. 23 Gonzalo Escobar of Texas Tech, No. 30 Enej Bonin of Denver and No. 92 Patrick Pohlmann of San Diego . . . collected a 10-6 mark against nationally ranked doubles teams . . . advanced to the title match of the 2011 USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship . . . won the 2011 ITA Central Region Doubles Championship . . . tied the school record with a No. 3 national doubles rank on three separate occasions . . . season-best singles rank was No. 44 on Sept. 9 . . . named Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week three times . . . honored as the C-USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Month in November.
JUNIOR (2010-11) - Posted a 22-9 singles mark and a 26-13 doubles record during the year . . . played primarily at No. 2 and No. 3 singles and was a mainstay at No. 1 doubles with Clifford Marsland . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team and the all-C-USA Doubles First Team . . . named the Conference USA Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship . . . also named the Conference USA Outstanding Doubles Team of the Championship with Marsland . . . reached the Round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship after defeating the No. 16-ranked team of Dean Jackson and Patrick Pohlmann of San Diego in the opening round . . . defeated eight ranked doubles teams during the season . . . competed against 13 doubles teams ranked inside the top 25 in the nation (including five top-five ranked teams), and upset six of them . . . defeated No. 13 Nick Andrews and Christoffer Konigsfeldt of California, No. 17 Vahid Mirzadeh and Connor Smith of Florida State, No. 21 Raony Carvalho and Rafael Garcia of Texas Tech, No. 21 Matt Allare and Peter Kobelt of Ohio State, and No. 24 Aleksey Bessonov and Rifat Biktyakov of Oklahoma State . . . had a stretch during the spring season where he compiled a 15-3 singles record . . . was a perfect 4-0 overall at the Conference USA Championship . . . teamed with Marsland to put together a perfect 3-0 doubles record during the NCAA Championship, which included an 8-3 win over Ed Corrie and Vasko Mladenov of Texas in the Second Round to help TU secure the doubles point and send the Golden Hurricane to its first appearance in the Round of 16 in school history . . . highest ITA singles rank of the season came in September when he was tabbed as the No. 39-ranked player in the nation . . . reached his career-high doubles rank of No. 19 on both February 14, 2011 and April 26, 2011, and ended the year ranked No. 20 in the nation . . . a three-time Conference USA Player of the Week (March 8, March 15, April 19) . . . won three singles matches over nationally-ranked opponents, including No. 37 Casey Watt of Notre Dame, No. 45 Jason Jung of Michigan and No. 59 Carlos Cueto of California . . . reached the finals of the consolation doubles draw at the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championship . . . advanced to the semifinals of the USTA Central Region Championship.
SOPHOMORE (2009-10) - Completed the season with a 21-11 singles and 23-10 doubles record . . . an all-C-USA Singles First Team selection . . . named to the all-C-USA Doubles First Team . . . played in the No. 1-3 singles positions . . . compiled a 10-5 record in the No. 2 flight . . . posted an 8-4 singles record against nationally-ranked opponents . . . advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship, falling to No. 14 Sanam Singh of Virginia . . . earned a career-high No. 21 national singles ranking from the ITA . . . completed the season as the No. 60-ranked player in the nation by the ITA . . . earned Conference USA Player of the Week three times (January 26, February 2, March 30) . . . named C-USA Player of the Month for November . . . advanced to the singles quarterfinals of the D'Novo ITA All-American Tennis Championships with a 3-1 record . . . defeated two nationally-ranked opponents . . . finished second in doubles at the Wilson/ITA Regional Championships with partner Philip Stephens . . . the duo posted a 4-1 record for the tournament.
FRESHMAN (2008-09) - Posted a 19-5 singles record and a 19-10 doubles record . . . his 19 duel singles wins were second-most on the team . . . went 10-1 in the No. 4 singles position . . . earned second team all-C-USA honors . . . went 8-3 in doubles with partner Philip Stephens, with all their wins coming in the No. 2 position . . . posted an 8-5 doubles mark with Alberto Sottocorno . . . did not play during the fall campaign.
PRIOR TO TULSA - Earned two letters at East Bergholt High School . . . played on both the juniors and men's ITF circuits . . . went 41-22 in junior singles and 26-22 in junior doubles . . . earned a career-high combined ranking of No. 71 from the ITF . . . compiled a 2-2 singles record on the men's singles circuit.
PERSONAL - Majoring in business management . . . son of Michael and Karen Watling . . . has a younger brother, Christopher.
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