Brendan Ruddock  
Brendan Ruddock

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

High School:
Connetquot HS

Height:
6-4


02/23/2013

Gophers Fall to Badgers in Big Ten Opener

Minnesota wins doubles but falters in singles to fall to 3-6 on the season

02/17/2013

Minnesota Marks 5-2 Win Over Marquette

Gophers improve to 3-5 on the season

02/15/2013

Minnesota Meets Marquette in Rochester this Weekend

Gophers will face the Golden Eagles in their annual match at the Rochester Athletic Club

02/09/2013

Men's Tennis Falls in Close Call to Boise State, 4-3

Bonin and Weber earn their second wins on the weekend

02/08/2013

Ruddock Endures; Gophers Upset Louisville, 4-3

Minnesota wins doubles and captures three victories in singles for second win of season

10/18/2011

Brendan Ruddock

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2011-12 • JUNIOR SEASON: Did not compete in the spring season because of an injury • Finished the fall with a 3-6 record in singles and a 4-3 doubles record • Three singles wins came in three different tournaments • Went 2-1 in three-set/match tiebreaker matches • Played doubles with Juan Pablo Ramirez, Eric Frueh, and Phillip Arndt • Went 3-0 with Frueh at the Gopher Invitational (11/3-6), taking down Michael Moore and Ryan Bandy of Notre Dame twice in the process and beating Luke Manley and Alex Clinkenbeard of Denver.

2010-11 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Went 6-4 in singles and 4-5 in doubles during the fall • Started fall with three straight losses at the Denver Pioneer Invitational, but reeled off six consecutive wins from 9/26 to 10/30 • Reached Round of 16 in singles at the Big Ten Indoor Tournament in East Lansing, Mich. (10/29-11/1) • Reached Flight A semifinals in doubles with Julian Dehn at the Big Ten Indoors • Had a ledger of 12-7 in singles and 10-9 in doubles • Was last undefeated Minnesota player to compete in more than four singles matches after beginning the season with six wins in a row • Played at No. 3, 4, and 5 positions, going 9-3 at the fifth flight • Was 4-2 in three-set decisions • Played with four different doubles partners and at all three doubles positions • Clinched doubles point with Arndt with a doubles win over Penn State on 4/15, beating No. 67 Russell Bader and Eddie Bourchier • Played No. 5 singles in all three of Minnesota's Big Ten tournament matches • Posted victories over Rodney Carey of Wisconsin in the quarterfinals and Stephen Vogl of Indiana in semifinals to help team advance to championship • Had championship match against No. 98 Balazs Novak of Ohio State abandoned after winning first set 6-2 • Defeated at fifth singles by Fresno State's Nick Papac in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

2009-10 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Earned Minnesota's Jerry Noyce Most Improved Player Award, Team Spirit Award, and Bob McNamara Unsung Hero Award • Compiled a 15-13 singles record and 6-10 doubles ledger • Opened his career with three straight victories before finishing runner-up in the B Flight at the Drake Invitational (9/18-20) • Won both singles matches at the Pepperdine Invitational (9/24-27), including a thrilling three-set match over Sebastian Hafner of Fresno State 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (0) • Beat Northwestern's Spencer Wolf 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Big Ten Indoor Championships (10/30-11/2) • Played with four different doubles partners and won two matches at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with Eddie Svenda • 6-3 in three-set matches in the spring • Won tiebreaker against Indiana's Will Kendall 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5) on 4/11 • Gophers went 8-0 in duals when Ruddock won his match and 0-6 when he lost.

PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Attended Connetquot High School • Head coach was Justin Hertz • Became the first player from his high school to win the Suffolk County singles championship, finishing the season 20-1 overall and winning the consolation championship to place fifth at the state tournament as a junior • Also placed fifth at state as a senior after finishing as Suffolk County runner-up • Named to the Newsday All-Long Island boys' tennis team the past two years • Six-time all-conference selection and four-time all-county performer • Collected six varsity letters • Won three Consecutive U.S. Tennis Association Eastern Section titles and was ranked No. 1 in the section in the under-16 age group • Captured a gold medal in doubles in the Empire State Games.

PERSONAL: Major is undeclared • Son of Wayne and Jayne Ruddock • Born December 28, 1991.