ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016)
Fall 2016: Played in three fall tournaments, the ITA Carolina Regional, Wolfpack Invitational and Charlotte 49ers Fall Invitational, posting a 5-3 singles record and 3-2 doubles mark … reached the semifinals of his singles flights during last two tournaments of the fall … went 1-1 in singles at the regional, opening with a 6-2, 6-0 win in the Round of 128 before falling 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to UNC Charlotte’s Leonardo Menezes in the Round of 64 … reached the semifinals of the Wolfpack Invitational, defeating Elon’s Felipe Osses-Konig 6-1, 6-3 and N.C. State’s Igor Saveljic 6-4, 6-4 before falling to NCSU’s No. 39 Nick Horgon, 6-2, 4-6, 5-7 … finished up in Charlotte with a 2-1 singles mark, downing Andy Lau of Troy 6-2, 6-2 and Haris Poric of Wofford 7-6 (4), 6-0 before falling to Henry Patten of UNC Asheville 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals … in doubles, finished with a 1-1 record with Robert Levine at the Wolfpack Invitational … went 2-1 with Spencer Furman at the Charlotte 49ers Fall Invitational, taking the A2 flight consolation championship with a 6-2 victory against Davidson’s Shamael Chaudhry and J.B. Gough.
2015-16: Concluded rookie campaign with a 12-8 singles record, 10-3 ledger in dual matches and a 10-10 mark in doubles … posted a winning mark in ACC singles play, going 3-2 … filled slots three through six of the singles order, playing most often in spots five (4-2 record) and six (4-1 mark) … after a 1-1 start to the spring campaign, won five straight matches … earned first career dual match victory against Felipe Osses-Konig of Elon at the No. 6 spot … turned in a 6-3, 6-0 victory versus Vanderbilt’s Tate Allwardt on court six … played as high as the No. 3 spot in the order, topping NC A&T’s Nicolas Ardur, 6-1, 6-0, in that position … registered first career match-clinching point against Coastal Carolina’s Rick Timmerman with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph on court five … gave Duke its first lead at No. 74 Miami by topping Niclas Genovese 6-2, 6-0 on court five to put the Blue Devils up 2-1 en route to a 5-2 victory … tallied second ACC victory with a 6-1, 6-3 triumph versus Kyle Childree of Boston College … extended winning streak to three matches with victories versus Louisville’s Carlos Longhi Neto and N.C. Central’s Thomas Persico … missed the remainder of the spring season due to injury … teamed with senior Josh Levine for seven doubles matches during the spring, playing them all at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots … duo claimed first two matches before dropping next two decisions … paired with sophomore Nicolas Alvarez for six matches and went 3-3, 2-3 at No. 1 and 1-0 at No. 2 … also went 0-1 with freshman Catalin Mateas … clinched the doubles point with Alvarez at Vanderbilt in a 6-3 victory against Baker Newman and Pen Binet … captured first ACC doubles win with Levine, downing Miami’s Kevin Bondar and Fermin Calvo, 6-4 … added second league doubles triumph with Levine against Boston College’s Kent Mukai and Jeff Melvin with a 6-3 decision … played in two fall tournaments and posted a 2-5 singles mark and 3-3 doubles record … made Duke debut at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional and went 1-2 in singles and 2-1 in doubles … earned first career victory against Wake Forest’s Sam Bloom with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph in the consolation bracket Round of 64 … played four matches at the Wake Forest Invite and went 1-3 … teamed with freshman Vincent Lin in doubles and advanced to the regional Round of 16 before suffering a 7-6 (4), 6-3 setback to Furman’s Cameron Green and Adam Steryous … the pair of Dickerson and Lin was the only Duke squad to advance to the Round of 16 … at the Wake Forest Invite, teamed with Levine and went 1-2.
Prior to Duke: A five-star recruit who helped Duke finish with the No. 2 recruiting class for 2015, according to TennisRecruiting.net ... ranked as high as the No. 49 recruit in the country by TennisRecruiting.net ... took part in the Easter Bowl ITF Tennis Championships in April of 2015 and in the USTA National Selection Tournament in February ... in late November of 2015, won the USTA Open Regional Tournament, only dropping one set in four matches ... claimed the L4 sectional tournament in August of 2014 and advanced to the consolation semifinals of the USTA National Selection Tournament in May of 2014 ... during junior career, collected five USTA silver balls at national events ... as a freshman at Moorestown High School, led the team to a 33-4 record while playing No. 1 singles ... the following year, helped the program to the state championship before being home schooled as a junior to increase ability to play on the ITF circuit ... spent two months in South Korea and two months in Los Angeles during the year away from Moorestown ... returned to school for senior season and went 7-0 before suffering a season-ending injury ... the South Jersey Player of the Year as a freshman and sophomore ... a semifinalist in the New Jersey State Championship as a sophomore, when he went 42-1, losing only match of the season in the semifinals ... an All-South Jersey, and All-Group 3 selection by area coaches as a senior ... named the Burlington County Scholastic League Player of the Year and to the NJ.com All-State Second Team after final campaign ... helped team to South, Group 3 title as a senior ... in high school, was coached by the winningest high school coach in the country, Bill Kingston.
Personal: Born Ryan Steven Dickerson on May 8, 1997, in Voorhees, N.J. ... son of Cathy and Steve Dickerson ... has a younger brother, Connor ... cousin Marc Burk graduated from Duke in 1981 ... a member of the National Honor Society in high school.