John Hughes
John Hughes
Height: 6-1
Weight: 165
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Springfield, Mass.
High School: Cathedral

As a senior:
Became the winningest player in program history with 137 career victories, including 26 as a senior ... Earned First Team All-NEC recognition out of the No. 2 singles flight and Second Team All-NEC with No. 2 doubles partner Andrew Weeden ... Named Team MVP ... Played his best tennis at the end of the season, earning NEC Player of the Week on March 30 and April 13 ... Went an undefeated 10-0 out of the No. 2 singles flight in dual matches, part of a 12-1 dual match record and a 15-5 singles mark for the season ... Pushed Stanford's Ryan Thacher, ranked No. 84 in the nation, to a 4-6 first set in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... Easily disposed of Sacred Heart's Chris Ujkic, 6-1, 6-0, to give the Bobcats' their first point in a come-from-behind victory over the Pioneers in the NEC Tournament Championship ... Clinched the Bobcats' 4-3 NEC Tournament Semifinal victory with a three-set win over Fairleigh Dickinson's Peter Skvarka, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

As a junior:
Won a career-high 38 matches, including a team-high 21 singles victories...earned his 100th career win in the NEC Tournament Semifinals, defeating Sacred Heart's Kirill Kasyanov, 6-1, 6-3, in the top flight...won 10 of his first 11 singles matches of the year, including victories in his first two matches of the ITA Regionals against opponents from Fairfield and Dartmouth...won his singles flight at the Bucknell Round Robin with wins against opponents from Bucknell, UConn and Wilkes...won the top singles flight at the Quinnipiac Invitational, defeating two competitors from NEC rival Sacred Heart, as well as one each from Bucknell and Boston University...paired with Charlie Feldman to win the top doubles flight at the Bucknell Round Robin with wins against teams from Bucknell, Wilkes, and UConn...earned NEC Player of the Week in consecutive weeks (10/14, 10/21) for his efforts at the Quinnipiac Invitational and the ITA Regionals.

As a sophomore:
Paired with Scott Salway to earn Second-Team All-NEC honors ... named Team MVP ... won 28 matches while playing primarily out of the No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles flights ... earned five wins at No. 1 singles, while perhaps his most notable accomplishment at the position came in defeat - he became the only conference opponent to take a set from NEC Player of the Year Philip Stephens, winning by a 6-4 margin in the NEC Championship ... a two-time NEC Player of the Week ... paired with Charlie Feldman to win 12 doubles matches, including a 4-2 record in dual matches ... went 5-2 with Salway out of the No. 2 doubles flight ... paired with Feldman to take the Flight One Championship at the Fairfield Doubles Festival ... narrowly missed the Quinnipiac Invitational Flight A Championship, falling in a third-set tie-break, 10-8, to Sacred Heart's Kirill Kasyanov ... advanced to the round of 32 at ITA Regionals.

As a freshman:
Selected Second-Team All-NEC at the No. 2 doubles flight along with fellow freshman Charlie Feldman ... named NEC Co-Player of the Week Oct. 3, with Feldman, after the duo's "B" Flight Championship at the UConn Invitational ... Won consecutive doubles championships in he and Feldman's first two collegiate tournaments at the Fairfield Doubles Festival and UConn Invitational ... also took the Flight B Doubles Championship at the Quinnipiac Invitational ... compiled over 30 wins in singles and doubles for the year ... competed primarily out of the No. 2 and 4 flights, compiling a 14-6 overall singles record.

Before Quinnipiac:
Achieved a #11 New England regional ranking in the 18 and under division while compiling a 40-18 record and reaching the state semifinals playing No. 1 for Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass... Was First-Team All-Western Massachusetts and captained his high school team for three years each... Led Cathedral to the Western Massachusetts semifinals.

Personal:
Born John Hughes in Springfield, Mass... The son of Deborah and John Hughes... Has three sisters, Andrea, Meredith, and Caitlin... Father, John, played tennis at Holy Cross... Sister, Meredith, plays tennis at Western New England College... Chose Quinnipiac while also considering St. John's Univ., and the Univ. of Rhode Island... Majoring in business.