Ryler DeHeart

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

Ryler DeHeart
Ryler DeHeart US Open.jpeg
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceChampaign, Illinois
Born (1984-01-03) January 3, 1984 (age 37)
Kauai, Hawaii
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro2006
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$214,290
Career record1–4<
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)
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 120 (November 22, 2010)

Professional careerEdit

His first win on the ATP Tour came as a qualifier at the 2008 US Open[3] 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 played Challenger tournaments.

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

Career titlesEdit

Singles (3)Edit

Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
ATP Challenger (1)
ITF Futures (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent 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 (2)Edit

Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
ATP Challenger (2)
ITF Futures (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents 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 number one in the ITA singles rankings 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.


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