Ra'ees Ismail
Ra'ees Ismail

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maineville, Ohio

High School:
Kings

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
03/29/1987


04/26/2014

St. John's Top Xavier, 5-0, In BIG EAST Championship Semifinal Match

Xavier Finishes The Season With A 14-11 record.

As a Senior (2008-09): Leaves Xavier as the all-time leader in career singles, doubles and overall victories • After recording a team-high 23 wins as a senior, he finished with 90 career singles victories, going 90-50 over four years • His team-best 25-12 doubles record pushed his career mark to 84-48 • Overall, he leaves XU with a record of 174-98, 24 wins more than any other Musketeer in history • Earned his third straight Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team selection • Was named the A-10's Men's Tennis Player of the week on three ocassions • Posted a 15-8 singles record in dual meets, going 1-0 in Flight 2, 11-7 in Flight 3 and 3-1 in Flight 4 action • Teamed with junior J.T. Torbeck to earn 24 of his 25 doubles wins • The duo went 24-11 overall, including a 16-7 mark in Flight 2 action during dual meets • Showing their doubles dominance, the pair recorded victories in 16 of thier last 20 matches to end the season.

As a Junior (2007-08): Became the Musketeers' all-time leader in doubles victories, going 20-12 in paired action to push his career record to 59-36 • Earned A-10 First Team All-Conference and Academic All-Conference honors • Finished the season with a team-best 45 total victories, moving him into second place in program history with an overall career record of 126-73 • Was used primarily in the No. 3 singles slot, posting a 14-7 mark in that position • Earned Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 • Ended the season by winning 12 of his last 16 singles decisions, including a come-from-behind 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory during the championship round of the A-10 Tournament • Teamed up with J.T. Torbeck to win three consecutive matches at the A-10 Tournament in the No. 2 doubles position.

As a Sophomore (2006-07): Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors for the second consecutive year • Honored on the Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall and spring semesters • Garnered A-10 All-Conference First Team accolades • Named A-10 Performer of the Week on March 19 • Posted a 14-9 dual match singles record playing at No. 3 • Defeated Charlotte's Ryan Johnson 6-3, 6-2 in the championship match of the A-10 Tournament • Teamed with J.T. Torbeck in the spring and posted a 16-9 doubles mark, playing mostly at No. 2

As a Freshman (2005-06): Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors • Honored on the Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall and spring semesters • Named the Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week on Jan. 30 • Second on the team in singles wins with a 24-9 record and first in doubles wins with a record of 17-11 • Recorded first career singles victory on Sept. 16 with a 6-2, 6-0 decision over Tony Mitson of IPFW • Closed out season with eight straight singles wins including a perfect 3-0 mark at the 2006 Atlantic 10 Conference Championships • Posted a 10-2 mark versus A-10 competition.

Prior to Xavier: Played No. 3 singles for the 2005 Ohio State Champion Kings squad, which finished the season with a 21-0 record • Teamed with Matt Allare to win the 2005 Ohio State Doubles Championship • Ismail and Allare did not drop a set in four matches en route to picking up the championship • Claimed runner-up honors in the 2004 Ohio State Doubles Championship as Ismail and John Allare fell 6-4, 6-3 to current Xavier teammate Doug Matthews and Matt Allare • Finished in the top 10 percent of class at Kings • Also earned a Trustee Scholarship at Xavier.

Personal: Majoring in Chemistry • Father, Ali, played tennis at Tennessee Wesleyan College • Born March 29, 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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ISMAIL'S CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Dual Open Overall
2008-09 0-0 1-0 11-7 3-1 0-0 0-0 15-8 8-5 23-13
2007-08 0-0 2-1 14-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 16-8 9-4 25-12
2006-07 0-0 0-0 14-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 14-9 4-7 18-16
2005-06 0-0 0-0 0-0 14-6 3-0 0-0 17-6 7-3 24-9
TOTAL 0-0 3-1 39-23 17-7 3-0 0-0 62-31 28-19 90-50

ISMAIL'S CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year #1 #2 #3 Dual Open Overall
2008-09 1-0 16-7 0-0 17-7 8-5 25-12
2007-08 0-0 10-5 6-2 16-7 4-5 20-12
2006-07 1-0 15-9 0-0 16-9 6-4 22-13
2005-06 1-0 2-0 11-8 14-8 3-3 17-11
TOTAL 3-0 43-21 17-10 63-31 21-17 84-48

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