Major: Business Administration
Birthdate/Place: September 1994 in Bloomington, Ind.
Parents: Ron and Anita Schneider
Hometown: Bloomington, Ind.
High School: Bloomington High School South
General: Heads intro the spring season of his freshman year ranked 17th nationally in the ITA singles rankings...one of the most highly recruited members of the high school class of 2013...full name is Ronald Ray Schneider...plans to major in business administration...son of Ron and Anita Schneider...born in September 1994 in Bloomington, Ind. ...both of his parents attended the University of Evansville where his father played tennis and his mother was a diver.
Fall 2013: Had a tremendous fall tournament season as a freshman...went 12-2 overall in singles and 4-2 in doubles...played one-half of his singles matches against nationally-ranked players, going 5-2...went 3-2 in three-set matches...reached the Round of 16 in singles at the ITA Carolinas Regional...advanced to the doubles quarterfinals in the same tournament while playing with Brett Clark...started the fall season by winning his first nine singles matches...reached the Round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa...he went 3-0 in the qualifying phase of the tournament and then won two of three matches in the main draw...in his first tournament as a Tar Heel he won the singles championship at the UVA Ranked Plus One tournament.
Prep Highlights: 2013 alumnus of Bloomington High School South...2013 USTA Boys 18s national doubles champion with Paul Oosterbaan...with that win the duo earned a wild card into the main draw of the 2013 U.S. Open doubles tournament...it was Schneider's third title at Kalamazoo in his career...he won the USTA National Open in Lexington, Ky., in July 2013 over his Tar Heel freshman teammate Jack Murray...on June 25, 2013, he finished off a great week to win the Midwest Sectional qualifier in the U.S. Open National Playoffs...went 6-0 in the tournament without dropping a set...beat Kevin Metka of Ohio State 6-1, 6-4 in the tournament final...in 2011 at USTA Nationals in Kalamazoo he won both the singles and doubles in the Boys 16s...U.S. Open Juniors participant in both singles and doubles in 2011 and 2012...three-time individual Indiana state champion (2010, 2011, 2012)...his team finished second in the state championship in 2009...had a 99-1 record at #1 singles during his high school career...ranked #1 nationally on TennisRecruiting.net for the Class of 2013 from 2011-13...member of National Honor Society...executive chair of Bloomington South's Dance Marathon...academic honor roll all four years with a GPA of 4.0 or above.
Off Court with Ronnie
The best thing about being a Tar Heel tennis player is: representing UNC on and off the court.
My favorite thing about playing for Coach Paul is: his dedication and willingless to do anything to make us better.
Since last year the aspect of my game I've worked on the most is: my serve.
My best friends on a college tennis team are: Paul Oosterbaan at the University of Georgia and Riley Reist at Ohio State.
My greatest strength as a tennis player is: My forehand.
Away from the tennis court and academic pursuits I like to spend time: watching my Indiana sports team dominate.
The best movie I've seen recently is: Talladega Nights the Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
If I could compete in another sports at UNC it would be: soccer.
The music act I'd most like to see in person is: Miley Cyrus.
The personal interest I have that might surprise my teammates is: I'm a huge soccer fan.
My favorite post-match meal would consist of: a chicken sandwich with Chipotle mayo.
My favorite beverage is: NOT sweet tea.
My favorite food made by a relative is: Spaghetti by my Momma.
My favorite guilty pleasure food wise is: Sakura Xpress.
If I possessed the gift of time travel I'd like to go to: when Manchester City scored two goals in stoppage time to win the Permier League over Manchester United.
My most prized possession is: my Colts Teddy Bear.
If I could go to dinner with a famous person it would be: Peyton Manning.
My dream job is: manager of Manchester City.
The most interesting people I've met at UNC are: all the Euros on the team and learning more about Europe from them than any European history class.
Ronnie Schneider's Career Stats
Season Singles Doubles
Fall 2013 12-2 4-2
Career Totals 12-2 4-2