If you’re looking through the 2020 French Open men’s doubles draw as a college tennis fan, you will find many familiar faces. Twenty-four former collegiate men’s players made the draw. Each of them made history at their school and in the greater scope of college tennis.

Take a look at their legendary collegiate careers that helped prepare them for this moment.

Steve Johnson | University of Southern California

  • Johnson anchored the Trojans to four consecutive NCAA Team Championships
  • He collected two NCAA Singles Championships for himself
  • Steve closed out his career with USC on a 72 match win streak

Marcelo Arevalo | University of Tulsa

  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: 39
  • Reached Sweet 16’s of the NCAA Singles Championship 
  • Named Conference USA Player of the Year and ITA Central Region Player to Watch as a sophomore

Robert Farah | University of Southern California

  • Won two NCAA Team Championships and the 2008 NCAA Doubles Championship
  • Finished USC career ranked No. 1 in singles and No. 2 in doubles
  • ITA Player of the Year (2010), ITA All-Star (2010), ITA All American (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Sander Gille | East Tennessee State University

  • A-Sun Conference Player of the Year
  • Reached the NCAA National Championship Tournament
  • A-Sun All Academic Honor

Cameron Norrie | Texas Christian University

  • Norrie finished his collegiate career ranked No. 1 in the Oracle ITA Singles Rankings — a first for the program
  • After going 21-1 at the No. 1 singles slot his junior season, Norrie also claimed TCU’s season singles winning percentage record
  • He was named an ITA Singles All-American all three years he played for the Horned Frogs

Dominic Inglot | University of Virginia

  • ITA Singles All-American
  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 17
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 2 doubles

Arthur Rinderknech | Texas A&M University

  • As a senior, Arthur Rinderknech clinched Texas A&M’s first ever trip to the NCAA Semifinals
  • Helped Texas A&M to a national team ranking of No.5, playing primarily at the No.1 spot
  • Was ranked as high as No.10 in the country in singles
  • 2016 NCAA doubles runner-up

Ben Mclachlan | University of California

  • Compiled an 8-4 singles record and an 8-2 doubles record, including a 7-1 doubles record playing with his brother and teammate, Riki McLachlan
  • Finished his collegiate career 27-15 (Career Singles) 28-18 (Career Doubles)
  • USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championship Singles & Doubles Champion

Mackenzie McDonald | UCLA

  • In his final season with the Bruins, McDonald won not only the NCAA Singles Championships, but also the NCAA Doubles Championships with Martin Redlicki – He became the first men’s player to sweep the NCAA individual titles in 15 years
  • He finished his collegiate career ranked No. 1 in the singles and doubles Oracle ITA Rankings
  • McDonald was named an ITA All-American in singles for three straight years.

Austin Krajicek| Texas A&M University

  • 2011 NCAA doubles champion
  • 2010 ITA Indoor Doubles Intercollegiate Championship
  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 1 

Tennys Sandgren | University of Tennessee

  • ITA Player to Watch
  • In 2011, he was selected as a member of the USTA Summer Collegiate Team along with his teammate Rhyne Williams
  • ITA All-American in singles

Andreas Mies | Auburn University

  • ITA All-American Doubles Champion
  • ITA Doubles All-American 
  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 2

Nick Monroe | University of North Carolina

  • As a freshman he had second most singles wins on the team with 18 — 17 of his 18 wins were in straight sets
  • Highest ranking of No. 3 in the region in singles (Carolina Region)
  • All-ACC Team

John Peers | Middle Tennessee State University, Baylor University

  • ITA Doubles All-American
  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 5
  • Earned ITA Texas Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award

Rajeev Ram | University of Illinois

  • 2003 NCAA National Champion 
  • 2003 NCAA Doubles National Champion
  • Career High ITA Doubles Ranking: No. 6

Jean-Julien Rojer | UCLA

  • Ranked No. 35 in singles and No. 1 in doubles in the Preseason ITA Rankings
  • Earned All-America honors in 2001 and 2002
  • Three-year letterwinner at UCLA from 2000-02

Joe Salisbury | University of Memphis

  • Two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete 
  • Became first player in school history to appear in main draw of ITA All-America Singles Championship
  • Finished his collegiate career 79-55 (Singles Career) 97-37 (Doubles Career)

Ken Skupski | Louisiana State University

  • Played at No. 1 singles for entire career
  • Three-time ITA All-American
  • Sits fourth on the LSU career wins list with 104

Neal Skupski | Louisiana State University

  • Three-time ITA All-American
  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 8
  • 2011 Louisiana Player of the Year

Michael Venus | Louisiana State University

  • 2009 ITA Singles & Doubles All-American
  • Compiled a combined 34 victories over nationally-ranked opponents, 21 in singles and 13 in doubles
  • SEC Player of the Year

Joran Vliegen| East Carolina University

  • ITA Carolina Regions Most Improved Senior Award
  • Final ITA Singles Ranking: No. 28
  • First player in school history to win the ITA Carolina Region Singles Title and first player to compete at the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championships 2014

Jackson Withrow | Texas A&M University

  • Three-time ITA All-American
  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 1
  • Advanced to the Sweet 16 at the individual championships 
  • 2016 NCAA doubles runner-up

Tim Puetz | Auburn University

  • Won the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional in Singles
  • ITA Doubles and Singles All-American 
  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 9

Robert Lindstedt | Pepperdine University

  • 1998 ITA All-American for the Waves
  • 1998 NCAA Championship doubles finalist
  • All-West Coast Conference first team selection in both singles and doubles

Check out the 12 former collegiate men’s players in the French Open singles draw!

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