Boasts big serve and big forehand ... very athletic player ... one of the hardest workers on the team ... always looking to improve his game ... joined the team in January, 1998 ... helped found Notre Dame Family ... program consists of group of Notre Dame student-athletes who visit pediatric oncology wards in local hospitals ... has flattened out his forehand and improved his volley.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in three singles matches at ?99 Tom Fallon Invitational ... beat Nortwestern?s Scott Kurtis in the first round before losing to teammates Adrian Hidaka and Tim Giattina ... played doubles with Hidaka at Tom Fallon Invitational.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in one match at ?98 Boilermaker Classic ... was forced to retire at 3-4 in third set against Iowa?s Ulf Jentler.
AS A FRESHMAN: Transferred to Notre Dame after one semester at Holy Cross College.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letterwinner at Pine Crest Preparatory School with a 60-8 career singles record ... four-time all-county and three-time all-conference selection ... captained team his senior season ... father Larry played tennis at South Carolina ... born June 27, 1979, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ... Dean?s List student with a 3.857 cumulative grade-point average ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in finance.
BOB BAYLISS: ?Ricky has been a terrific role model for our players. As a team captain he sets examples others need to emulate. His commitment to excellence in all areas of his life make him an inspiration to all.?
Career RECORD Singles Year Dual Open Overall 1998-99 0-0 0-1 0-1 1999-2000 0-0 1-2 1-2 Career 0-0 1-3 1-3
Doubles Year Dual Open Overall 1998-99 0-0 0-0 0-0 1999-2000 0-0 0-1 0-1 Career 0-0 0-1 0-1