Rikus de Villiers
    Rikus de Villiers

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Durban, South Africa

    High School:
    Westville Boys High

    Last College:
    Pepperdine

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 175

    09/02/2009

    2008-09 Men's Tennis

    Year-in-review photo gallery

  • de Villiers on College Tennis Online

    Fresno State
    2010-11 (Senior):
    earned automatic berth into NCAA Championship for doubles for the second year in a row with partner Remi Boutllier ... named first team All-WAC in singles and doubles ... All-WAC Tournament team in singles and doubles ... competed in the NCAA Tournament against No. 19 Minnesota in the first round and No. 15 California in the second round ... helped the team win the WAC Championship title ... named WAC Tennis Player of the Week twice ... reached as high as No. 83 in ITA Rankings in singles in the spring ... competed in all 26 dual matches ... posted a 13-12 record in singles ... lead to Fresno State's highest ranking in the season at No. 30 ... defeated No. 120 Damian Hume from Boise State in the regular season, 6-3, 6-1 ... triumphant No. 122 Lajola from hawai'i in the regular season, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 ... won a double tiebreaker over Pacific's Ivan Castro, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) ... earned only point over Florida State, defeating No. 37 Clint Bowles, 7-5, 6-3 ... defeated A. Surreaux of New Mexico State, 6-1, 6-1 in the WAC Championship ... posted a 17- 6 record in doubles in spring ... at No. 33 in doubles, defeated No. 26 Andrews and Konigsfeldt, 8-2 from California ... advanced to the final round in the Pacific Coast Doubles in San Diego ... clinched doubles point over LMU, Santa Clara, Nebraska and Idaho ... reached as high as No. 15 in doubles with Boutillier in ITA Rankings ... posted a 8-2 doubles record in fall ... undefeated in doubles in the ITA All-American ... advanced in the ITA Northwest Regional Championship to finish the season.

    Fresno State
    2009-10 (Junior):
    First Team All-WAC selection in doubles ... second-team All-WAC selection in singles ... received an invitation to the NCAA Doubles Championships with partner Remi Boutillier ... knocked off Alexis Klegou in three sets in the Bulldogs' 4-3 upset of No. 12 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas ... beat Rice's Oscar Podlewski, 6-2, 6-2, help the Bulldogs earn a berth in the ITA National Team Indoors Sweet 16 ... defeated Hawai'i's Andreas Weber in the WAC Championship match ... led the team with 12 three-set match victories ... picked up a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Stephen Havens of No. 38 Notre Dame ... knocked off Evan Urbina of BYU, 6-3, 7-5, in the Bulldogs' 4-2 NCAA Tournament victory ... advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Northwest Regional by defeating three opponents ... won the Bulldog Classic in both singles and doubles ... went 7-0 in the fall when partnered with Remi Boutillier ... compiled an 8-3 record in singles action in the spring.

    2008-09 (Sophomore): A second-team All-WAC selection in doubles ... ranked as high as No. 112 in singles at one point in the season ... defeated 121st-ranked Richard Wire of Stanford, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 ... compiled a 20-12 record in singles and a 27-9 record in doubles ... won the singles A Draw Championship of the Bulldog Classic ... reached the doubles final of the Bulldog Classic and the UNLV Rebel Classic with Boutillier ... won seven-straight singles matches to begin the season.

    Prior to Fresno State: Competed for Pepperdine during the 2007-08 season ... played primarily at No. 5 in singles and the No. 2 position in doubles with the Waves ... won eight-straight doubles matches during the spring season ... while at Westville Boys High in Durban, South Africa, was unbeaten his last three years while at the No. 1 position in both singles and doubles ... won "best athlete" in high school, and was named team captain.

    Personal: Born Sept. 5, 1989 ... parents are Michael and Pearl de Villiers ... has a sister, Michelle ... admires his dad for what he has done for him throughout his tennis career ... biggest athletic thrill is participating in the final match with the score tied 3-3 against Stanford, while playing for Pepperdine.

    Career Singles Statistics

    YearOverallDualTourn
    2007-08*7-87-80-0
    2008-0920-1212-108-2
    2009-1023-1415-118-3
    2010-1117-1513-124-3
    Totals67-4947-4120-8

    Career Doubles Statistics

    YearOverallDualTourn
    2007-08*9-109-100-0
    2008-0927-919-68-3
    2009-1028-621-47-2
    2010-1126-818-68-2
    Totals90-3367-2623-7

    * Played 2007-08 season at Pepperdine

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