NCAA Mens Tennis

Centre Court: by Johannus Monday

Centre Court: by Johannus Monday

I also have to give a big thanks to my high school coach, Nathan Lundy. He was like a father figure to me, and still is. He helped me improve greatly and he believed in me when I didn’t even have that belief within myself. Thank you to everybody who has been involved with my tennis because it’s not just me. It’s not just one person. It’s a lot of people.

Upon beginning this post-Tennessee journey, the most important thing for me is trying to improve my ranking to the point which I think it should be at. I think I’m playing at a very high level. So, I want to get to that level as quickly as possible and then build from there.

My focus now is simply to work hard and improve, because I think that’s what I’m good at. If I keep doing that, good things will happen. It’s about me just trying to keep working towards my ultimate goal.

Until next time, JoMo signing off.

Go Vols.


Monday concluded his collegiate career at Tennessee this spring as a six-time ITA All-American, earning four singles honors and two doubles recognitions.

Those six All-America honors for Monday are the second-most in Tennessee program history, behind only John-Patrick Smith, who earned eight such honors as a singles and doubles All-American in each of his four years on Rocky Top.

He earned the 2023 and 2024 SEC Player of the Year Awards, becoming just the fourth player in conference history to garner the honor in back-to-back seasons. He also ascended to No. 1 in the national ITA singles rankings during the 2024 spring season.

Monday was awarded All-SEC First Team status in each of his four seasons. 

Capping his four-year career with a 105-25 (33-4 SEC) singles record, Monday was 47-7 (21-2 SEC) at the No. 1 singles lineup position. Those 105 victories put him at No. 12 on Tennessee’s all-time singles wins listing.

In year one on Rocky Top, he tallied seven SEC Freshman of the Week awards, along with eventually earning the SEC Freshman of the Year and ITA National Rookie of the Year Awards.

On the doubles courts, he posted a 90-34 (24-9 SEC) career mark and was 38-10 (16-5 SEC) at the No. 1 doubles slot. He attained a career-high national doubles ranking of No. 2 alongside Pat Harper in 2023.

Tennessee reached the NCAA semifinals for the seventh and eighth times in program history during Monday’s career, doing so in back-to-back seasons—2021 and 2022.

Tennessee’s season results during Monday’s career…

2020-21: 28-4 (10-2 SEC), SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Semifinals


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