Johnny Parkes

Johnny Parkes

Player Profile

Southport, Merseyside

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SENIOR (2008-09): Named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team...named the 2009 MWC men's tennis Player of the Year...named to the All-MWC singles team for the fourth straight year and the All-MWC doubles team for the second year in a row...picked up the UNM L.F. "Tow" Diehm Inspirational Award ...became the all-time winningest Lobo in singles history, defeating No. 89 Robert McKenzie of Middle Tennessee State 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the NCAA Singles Championship Round of 64, finishing with a career record of 97-42...kept pace with sixth-ranked and fifth-seeded Bruno Agnostinelli in the Round of 32, falling 7-5, 6-3...finished career ranked 75th in the ITA polls, with five overall rankings throughout the spring season (preseason-116, March 2-103, April 14-85, April 21-79, April 28-77)...picked up five MWC Player of the Week honors, including three in a row...went 30-5 in singles action, including 24-3 at the No. 1 position in the spring...the 30 wins ties him at sixth all-time for wins in a season...lost just eight singles sets in all 27 matches...started the season undefeated (12-0) in singles and doubles...won 15 straight matches from Feb. 22-April 11...defeated four out of five ranked opponents he faced...notched 20 or more wins all four seasons of career...posted an overall doubles record of 21-9, with partner Miles Bubgy, most doubles season wins in his career...finished career ranked ninth on the all-time UNM doubles list with a 75-47 mark...won four consecutive doubles matches at the ITA Fall Regional, advancing to the finals...stringed together two six-match win streaks in the spring...faced four ranked doubles opponents with wins over a No. 20 and No. 75 combination...qualified for the USTA Futures main draw in Sept. 2008...had two wins at ITA All-American to advance to qualifying round.

JUNIOR (2007-08): Named to the All-MWC Academic Team for the third straight year...named to All-MWC Team, doubles and singles...collected MWC Player of the Week honors on March 26... went 21-11 in singles overall...posted a 19-9 doubles record... won 11 consecutive doubles matches with partner Chris Parkes from Feb. 27 to April 11... cracked the ITA individual rankings on Feb. 20 at No. 90...ranked 18th on all-time career singles list...cracked career doubles all-time list at the 23rd slot...finished the fall season with three straight wins at the ITA Regional.

FALL 2007: Finished the fall season with three straight wins at the ITA Regional... collected a record of 5-2 in singles... went 1-3 in doubles with his brother Chris.

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Named to the All-Mountain West Conference singles team for the second straight year... also honored on the MWC's All-Academic team... posted a 24-13 singles record, including a team-high 17 wins in the spring... went 19-13 in doubles, including an 8-1 record in the fall... made the doubles quarterfinals of the ITA Mountain Regionals with Miles Bugby before suffering his first loss of the season... won the Oregon Classic doubles title with Miles Bugby in November... spent most of the dual match season at No. 2 singles, going 10-5 but stepped up to No. 1 for a period, going 2-2... faced six ranked singles players, getting a three-set win over No. 58, Texas Longhorn's Milan Mihailovic, in March.

FRESHMAN (2005-06): Standout performer in his first year as a Lobo... named to the MWC All-Academic Team... tied for first on the team with 22 wins, 13 in the spring... selected to the all-MWC team for singles... named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year as well as Freshman of the Year for Region VII... became the second consecutive Lobo to win the MWC Freshman of the Year after Max Jones won the award in 2004-05... his 22 wins were the most by any freshman in the MWC... recorded the best record on the team in the fall, tying Graeme Kassautzki for the most wins with nine... finished the fall season strongly winning four of his last five, all at the ITA Regional Championships... made the quarterfinals of the Aggie Invitational and the Balloon Fiesta... appeared in the round of 16 at the Denver Invitational... held his own against 44th-ranked Adam Holmstrom of Denver, falling 6-3,6-4... tied for the second most wins in doubles during the fall, going 6-6...went 3-1 with Kamil Pajkowski to start his career, winning three in a row at the Aggie Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in tennis at Millfield School under the guidance of Adrian Simcox and Phil Thomas... team captain in 2004-05 and vice captain in 2003-04... as a senior, went 11-1 for his team... guided his team as a sophomore and junior to the Youll Cull (Under 19 Public Schools Title) and a runner-up finish in the National Schools Tournament... as a junior, team was the Under 18 County Champions... in the Under 15 division, helped his team to three National Championships, three Thomas Bowl Championships and won the National Schools tournament... personally, had strong appearances at the Under 18 British Nationals, almost knocking off the second seeded player in three sets.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 27, 1986 in Southport, Merseyside, England to Terry and Jayne Parkes... has one older brother, Chris... favorite food is Pizza or Chinese and favorite athlete is Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali... says his greatest thrill while participating in sports was being part of a team atmosphere... a Psychology major.