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Ryler DeHeart (born March 1, 1984 in Kauai, Hawaii) is an American professional tennis player.[1] He reached his singles career high ranking of 174 on May 3, 2010.[1] He is coached by Brad Dancer.[2]

Ryler DeHeart
Ryler DeHeart US Open.jpeg
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceChampaign, IL
Born (1984-01-03) January 3, 1984 (age 35)
Kauai, Hawaii
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro2006
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$214,290
Singles
Career record1–4 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 174 (May 3, 2010)
Current rankingNo. 987 (January 8, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2010)
French OpenQ3 (2010)
WimbledonQ3 (2010)
US Open2R (2008)
Doubles
Career record0–1 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 120 (November 22, 2010)

Professional careerEdit

His first win on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour came at the 2008 US Open[3] as a qualifier, where he beat Olivier Rochus in five sets.[4] He lost to Rafael Nadal in the next round 1–6, 2–6, 4–6 despite taking a 3–0 lead in the third set.[3][5] He predominantly plays Challenger tournaments.

On June 7, 2009, he won his first ATP Challenger Tour title with a 6–2, 3–6, 7–5 victory over Carsten Ball in the Sunset Moulding YCRC Challenger final in Yuba City, California, United States.

Career tour titles (4)Edit

Singles (3)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (1)
Futures (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. July 24, 2006 Illinois, United States Hard   Todd Paul 6–7(2), 6–2, 6–1
2. July 30, 2007 Illinois, United States Hard   Matt Bruch 6–4, 6–3
3. June 1, 2009 Yuba City, United States Hard   Carsten Ball 6–2, 3–6, 7–5

Doubles (1)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (2)
Futures (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score
1. January 31, 2010 Hawaii, United States Hard   Kevin Anderson   Im Kyu-tae
  Martin Slanar
3–6, 7–6(2), [15–13]
2. May 15, 2010 Sarasota, United States Clay   Brian Battistone   Gero Kretschmer
  Alex Satschko
5–7, 7–6(4), [10–8]

Collegiate careerEdit

DeHeart played college tennis at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he achieved a #1 ITA singles ranking and was a two-time All-American. As a Junior, he won the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Singles Championship. As a Senior, he was a semifinalist at the ITA All-American Championships and won the consolation title at the ITA National Indoor Championships. He finished his career with a singles record of 138–36 (most wins in Illinois history) and a doubles record of 104–38.

PersonalEdit

DeHeart resides in Champaign, Illinois.[1]

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