Men's Tennis



Robert Allan
Robert Allan

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
St. Mark's Anglican Community School

Last College:
St. Mark's Anglican Community School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

03/14/2014

Nevada Men's Tennis vs Seattle

Nevada Men's Tennis vs. Seattle Men's Tennis at Caughlin Athletic Club on March 14, 2014. All photos credit Jake Ward.

At Nevada: 2012-13 (Freshman) Allan rocketed off to a hot start in his collegiate career, winning nine straight matches. He finished the season with a 12-9 record in dual play, and a 2-4 mark in conference play. He was 5-5 in doubles action with partner Victor Ouvrard, and 3-1 in conference play. This season, Allan is expected to be an anchor in the back half of the singles line up, with the possibility of moving his way up. "He has huge upside to his game, and has the potential to be top three in our line up this year," head coach Erik Burton said.

Prior to Nevada: Allan has competed in tournaments not only in Australia, but all over the world. His first International Tennis Federation (ITF) win came in 2010 at the age of 16, a Grade 4 in Gosford, New South Wales. He was ranked no. 400 in the world rankings for the ITF.

Allan last attended St. Mark's Anglican Community School in Perth, Australia, where he received his Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and his Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR). He easily reached his goal of a 70 ATAR, scoring a 78.95. Allan has chosen Business as his degree of study here at Nevada.

Allan began his tennis career in Perth at the age of three. He moved from Perth to Singapore, where he met his first private coach, Art Hobbs. It was Singapore where his tennis career started, playing in his first ever tournament. After relocating back to Perth, he connected with coach Ashley Dyer at Next Step Tennis Academy, who has been his coach since he was 10 years of age.

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