S. Paige Allen
Tennys Sandgren, named after the sport by his parents, made his move up the rankings in the summer of 2011. He won his first professional singles title at the Futures in Godfrey, Ill., in July and captured his second a week later at the Futures in Decatur, Ill. Shortly thereafter, Sandgren turned pro, leaving the University of Tennessee after two years. Sandgren earned All-America honors for the Volunteers after reaching the semifinals of the 2011 NCAA men’s singles championships, and he was named All-Southeastern Conference as a freshman and as a sophomore.