Cards will play Wake Forest Friday at 10 a.m. in Columbus, Ohio
Junior Sebastian Stiefelmeyer stands in at No. 47 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Preseason Rankings
In the fall (2010): Posted an 8-3 record in singles... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships, the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals and the USTA/ITA Indoor Championships... Ranked No. 10 in ITA preseason singles rankings... Teamed with Viktor Maksimcuk for a 6-3 doubles record... Childs and Maksimcuk won the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional title... Childs and Maksimcuk reached the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Indoor Championships... Childs and Maksimcuk were No. 45 in the ITA preseason doubles rankings.
As a junior (2009-10): Selected to New Zealand Davis Cup team... Registered the deciding point New Zealand's 3-2 Davis Cup win over Pakistan... NCAA Singles Runner-up - becoming the first U of L player to advance to the title match... Opened the singles championship with five consecutive wins. En route to his runner-up finish, he upset four higher-ranked opponents and avenged four prior losses along the way - including a first-round victory over top-ranked JP Smith of Tennessee... Became Louisville's second All-American when he reached the round of 16... Posted a team-best 33-12 overall record and was 22-5 in dual matches, playing at No. 1... Selected to the NCAA Singles Championship for third consecutive season... BIG EAST Player of the Year (2nd straight year)... All-BIG EAST selection... Earned U of L adidas High Performance Award... Six-time BIG EAST Player of the Week recipient... Ranked as high as No. 12 in the preseason ITA singles rankings... Teamed with Simon Childs to appear at No. 10 in ITA preseason doubles rankings
As a sophomore (2008-09): BIG EAST Player of the Year... Spent 10 weeks in the ITA singles rankings, reaching as high as No. 26... Posted a 28-13 overall record... Went 19-4 in dual matches, playing mostly as the top seed... All-BIG EAST selection... U of L Sophomore Athlete of the Year... Earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors three times... Competed in the NCAA singles and doubles championship for the second straight year... Advanced to the semifinals of the Florida State Seminole Invitational... Teamed with Simon Childs for a team-best 26-9 overall record... Childs and Childs went 13-5 in dual matches at No. 1... The duo spent nine weeks in the ITA rankings, reaching a program-best sixth in the nation... Childs and Childs reached the NCAA doubles championship for the second straight season... The tandem won the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational A-2 Flight and the Florida State Seminole Invitational... Advanced to the finals of the ITA Midwest Regional and the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships... Named to A.D. honor roll in the fall and spring... BIG EAST Academic All Star.
As a freshman (2007-08): Named U of L Male Freshman Athlete of the Year... Posted a 25-14 overall record, including a 15-8 mark as the Cards top-seeded player... Competed in the 2008 NCAA singles and doubles championship, becoming the first freshman in U of L history to do so.... Ranked as high as No. 36 in the ITA singles rankings... Finished the season at No. 43... All-BIG EAST tournament singles selection... Named ITA Midwest Region Rookie of the Year... Advanced to the Southern Intercollegiate Quarterfinals... Went 3-0 in the All-American Pre-Qualifying to reach the Qualifying Draw... Advanced to the round of 16 of the Midwest Regional Open... Teamed with Simon Childs for a 10-4 overall and dual match record as U of L's top-seeded team... Childs and Childs were ranked as high as No. 23 in the ITA doubles rankings and earned an at-large bid to the 2008 NCAA Doubles Championship..
High School/Juniors: Won the International Junior de Leiria and the South Pacific Junior Championships... Quarterfinalist in the Australia Open Junior Championships and the Asia/Oceania Closed Championships.
Personal: Full name is Austen Denis Childs... Son of Denis Childs and Sharon Childs... Birthdate is February 23, 1989... Major is Sport Administration... Athletic goal at U of L is to win the Big East... Post college ambition is to be a professional tennis player... Best moment of his career so far was making the quarterfinals of the Aussie Open juniors... Favorite thing about the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center is the tv room... Most people don't know that he likes ice hockey... If he could trade places with someone for a day it would be Ryan Gosling... Marcel Vos has had the greatest impact on his athletic career... Proudest moment of his life was coming to U of L.
Austen Childs' Statistics Singles Doubles Year Dual Tourn. Overall Dual Tourn. Overall 2007-08 15-8 10-6 25-14 15-8 2-4 17-12 2008-09 19-4 9-9 28-13 15-8 13-4 28-12 2009-10 22-5 11-7 33-12 20-7 11-8 31-15 Total 56-17 30-22 86-39 50-23 26-16 76-39