UNC Men's Tennis Bio
 Ronnie Schneider
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JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16): Finished with a 26-8 overall singles record, going 21-5 in spring play • Saw most of his playing time at No. 2 (15-4), with appearances at No. 1 (5-1) and No. 3 (1-0) • Named team captain alongside senior Brett Clark • Went 18-11 in doubles play • Began the season ranked No. 14 in singles and posted a final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis ranking of No. 23 • Reached a career high rank of No. 10 in February • Tallied an 11-7 record against ranked opponents • Went 4-0 at the No. 2 singles slot during the ITA National Indoor Championship, including a come-from-behind, three-set victory over No. 2 Thai-Son Kwaitkowski of Virginia in the tournament final •Named MVP of the ITA National Indoor Championship, the first player in UNC history to do so • Defeated No. 11 Benjamin Lock of Florida State to reach the Round of 16 in the NCAA tournament, earning him All-America honors in singles • Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships • Earned first team All-ACC honors for the third year in a row • Named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15): Went 30-16 overall in singles matches and 25-7 in doubles • Played at No. 1 (6-4) and No. 2 (13-6) during the spring season • Ranked No. 23 among singles players in the ITA's preseason poll and was No. 27 at the end of the fall campaign • Named to the first team All-ACC after a 10-6 singles season against conference opponents, two of those victories against ranked opponents • Went 5-4 against ranked singles opponents during fall play, all of whom were ranked No. 63 or higher • Edged No. 16 Dane Webb of Oklahoma in the consolation bracket of the ITA All-American Championships main singles draw • Made a run to the quarterfinals of the ITA Carolinas Regional singles draw • Earned a quarterfinals appearance at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships after defeating both Harvard's No. 18 Denis Nguyen and Southern Cal's No. 39 Jonny Wang • Went 5-2 in doubles during fall play, accumulating all of those wins with fellow sophomore Jack Murray • Named to the 2014-15 ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14): Had a banner freshman year for the Tar Heels, earning first-team All-ACC honors • Compiled an overall 34-9 singles record and a 23-4 doubles record • His 34 singles wins were the most in a season by a freshman in Carolina history • Played at No. 2 in the majority of dual matches, where he went 16-4 • Saw action at the No. 1 spot, going 5-2 • Defeated a team-leading 13 ranked singles opponents, including eight players in the nation's top 50 • Earned a key singles win against Texas' No. 22 Lloyd Glasspool in the Tar Heels' 4-3 upset of the No. 7 Longhorns • Paired with Jack Murray to defeat No. 19 Illinois' 31st-ranked doubles team of Jared Hilizik and Alex Jesse • Clinched the match with his singles victory against No. 46 Tim Kopinski of Illinois • Sealed Carolina's second-round victory over South Carolina in the NCAA tournament with a win over Tsvetan Mihov • Teamed with Murray to rally from 7-3 down for a crucial doubles win in the same match • 4-0 in doubles play with Murray in the NCAA Tournament, earning a spot on the All-NCAA Tournament team • Selected to compete in the NCAA singles tournament • Reached the Round of 16 singles at the ITA Carolinas Regional in the fall and advanced to the quarterfinals of the same tournament with Brett Clark • Reached the Round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. • Finalist for Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 Rammy Awards • Earned ACC All-Academic honors and 2013-14 ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

JUNIOR/PREP: Attended Bloomington High School South • 2013 USTA Boys 18 national doubles champion with Paul Oosterbaan, which earned the duo a wild card into the main draw of the 2013 U.S. Open doubles • Won the USTA National Open in Lexington, Ky. over his UNC teammate Jack Murray • Won the Midwest Sectional qualifier in the U.S. Open National Playoffs, going 6-0 in the tournament without dropping a set • Won both the singles and doubles in the Boys 16s in 2011 • Three-time individual Indiana state champion (2010, 2011, 2012) • Team was the runner up in the 2009 Indiana state championship • Had a 99-1 record at No. 1 singles during his high school career • Ranked No. 1 nationally on TennisRecruiting.net for his 2013 class • Member of National Honor Society and executive chair of Bloomington South's Dance Marathon • Academic honor roll all four years with a GPA of 4.0 or above. 

PERSONAL: Full name is Ronald Ray Schneider • Son of Ron and Anita Schneider • Born in Bloomington, Ind. • Both of his parents attended the University of Evansville, where his father played tennis and his mother was a diver • Enrolled in the Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy as a Rising Star. 


OFF COURT WITH RONNIE

Why I chose Carolina: it's the greatest combination of academics and athletics in the country.

The best part of being a Tar Heel tennis player is: the entire Carolina athletics support system. From academic counselors and athletic directors to nutritionists, psychologists, athletic trainers, doctors, and everything in between, UNC has made me feel at home ever since I stepped on campus.

My favorite part about competing for Coach Paul is: his passion for you, not only as a tennis player but as a person.

The aspect of my game I've worked on the most since last year is: left wrist strength.

My greatest strength as a tennis player is: my forehand.

Favorite tennis memory: winning the National Indoor Championship last year. 

Dream doubles partner: Will Ferrell.

My ideal post-match meal consists of: a buffalo chicken sandwich and cheesecake.

My favorite sport, other than tennis, is: basketball.

Outside of tennis, I like to spend time: hanging out with everyone on Longview Street.

Favorite movie: Talladega Nights. 

Favorite class taken at UNC: any CJ Skender and Chip Snively class.

My go-to karaoke song is: anything T-Swift. 

My dream job is: manager of Manchester City. 

 

RONNIE SCHNEIDER'S CAREER STATS

Season Singles Doubles
2015-16  26-8  18-11
2014-15  30-16  25-7
2013-14  34-9  28-6
Career Totals  90-33  71-24

 

 

Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bloomington, Ind.
High School: Bloomington South
Major: Business Administration
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