AT UNLV: A tall, athletic senior who looks to have a strong finish to his college career ... A streaky player, "Hoops" will once again start in the middle of the singles lineup ... Ranked 27th in singles in the Mountain Region heading into spring campaign ... Earned Academic All-MWC honors for the second straight season.
2006: Produced a 13-7 mark in dual matches playing at spots 5-6 as part of 15-12 overall record as a junior ... Won 11 of 13 matches in the heart of the spring, including one six-match win streak ... Turned season around after a 2-5 fall singles record ... Had a 5-8 overall doubles record in spot duty.
2005: Joined team in February and promptly won his first seven singles matches ... Also posted 10-7 mark in doubles with three partners at second and third courts ... Primarily teamed with Martin Redelinghuys (6-6) at No. 3 ... Won in doubles and then downed Juan Felipe Diaz in three sets to help his team upset 10th-ranked Oklahoma State 4-3 on March 13.
HIGH SCHOOL: Won the Auckland Secondary Doubles Championship under coach Tom O'Sullivan ... Ranked in the top 10 in Auckland as a juniors player ... Also played Rugby from 1998-2000.
PERSONAL: Jonathan Hooper was born on Jan. 18, 1985, in Auckland, New Zealand ... The son of Mostyn and Margaret Hooper ... Has two older sisters, Naomi (32) and Victoria (25) ... Has chosen University College for his studies ... Lists fellow New Zealander Troy Turnbull as his favorite player.