Jarryd Chaplin- A member of the Australian Institute of Sport in 2009, Represented Australia in teams from age 12-18 including Junior Davis Cup, World Youth Cup, American Tour. Reached an ITF Junior ranking of #72, Winner of 16’s Optus Australian Nationals, Semi-finalist of 3 Pro circuit doubles events. Now finished the 2011/12 sophmore year at University of Tennessee which has been the most fulfilling experience of my career, the electricity of playing a high stakes college dual match is something you can’t find anywhere else in the world. Playing for a community, team, school and yourself makes every moment on the court so much more meaningful. The biggest realization for me is that collegiate athletics is a pathway to go on to the professional ranks along with developing life skills that I would never have learned prematurely entering the pro circuit.
A quote from Head coach Sam Winterbotham after I clinched to beat rival SEC foe LSU 4-3.
This is what we're telling the team," said head coach Sam Winterbotham. "We've got to be tough. We've got to be tougher than everybody else because that's the difference in these matches. I thought Jarryd was a perfect example of that."