CU (M) Tennis BIO
 J.T. Christian

2010-11 (Junior): Named MVC First team scholar-athlete... Qualified to play in the USTA/ITA Central Regional Tournament by winning all three matches on the opening qualiftying day... Finished the Omaha Collegiate Invitational with an undefeated record in the fall, winning in both singles and doubles competition... Was a strong hold for the Jays at the No. 2 singles position, holding a 7-10 record in the Spting and overall 10-14 record during the year... Teamed up with Billy Paluch in singles, posting a team high 14 wins, including 9-7 during the spring and 5-3 in tournament play... Took home the doubles title at a 2010 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Summer Circuit event... Currently sits in a tie for 19th place with 74 combined career wins.  Forty of those are in doubles, a number that places him in 14th overall on the doubles charts. 

2009-10 (Sophomore): Earned a spot on the All-Select squad of the 2010 MVC All-Conference Team ... Named MVC Player of the Week on April 6 ... Led CU with 13 singles wins, and finished second in the league with an .833 win percentage at No. 2 ... Went 2-1 in tournament play, 0-3 at No. 1, 10-2 at No. 2 and 1-0 at No. 4 singles ... Combined with Billy Paluch to earn a Creighton record of 21 doubles wins at the No. 1 doubles spot over the course of the fall and spring seasons ... Their 11 dual wins was second best in the Valley ... His .667 win percentage (16-8) over the fall and spring at No. 2 was good for third in CU history ... Went 2-3 in MVC play in both singles and doubles ... Recorded a 10-match win streak at No. 2 singles from Feb. 16-April 2 ... Won nine straight at No. 1 doubles from Feb. 16-April 1.

2008-09 (Freshman at Marquette): Posted an overall record of 7-5 in singles action and 14-3 mark in doubles play ... Was 2-0 in dual match singles action ... Teamed up with several players to claim a perfect 6-0 mark when competing in dual match doubles ... Paired with Mark Rutherford to claim the Flight "A" doubles title at the MU Fall Invitational ... Claimed his first career singles win with a victory over Marc Pretorius of Xavier at the Ball State Fall Invitational ... Earned dual match wins over Chicago State (No. 5) and South Dakota State (No. 6) ... Earned first letter at MU.

Prior to Marquette: Four-year letterwinner at Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas ... Posted a career record of 75-11 in singles action ... Claimed the state championship in 2006 as a sophomore ... Served as team captain each of his last two seasons with the program ... Member of a regional championship squad in 2006 ... Named the school's athlete of the year that season.

Personal: Son of John and Joann Christian ... Majoring in exercise science ... Born January 17, 1990 in Lenexa, Kansas. 

 


Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lenexa, Kan.
High School: Olathe Northwest HS
Other College: Marquette
Experience: Transfer