Michael Ruamthong Completes First Year on William & Mary’s Men’s Tennis Team
Tennis: How It All Began
Michael Ruamthong, now age 19, first found tennis through Mansion House Swim & Tennis Club. A fun summer of tennis peaked his interest in the game. After that, he could easily be found playing tennis at all hours of the day, never seeming to get enough of the sport that he is passionate about. At Mount Vernon Athletic Club, he was able to use the indoor courts to practice and harness various aspects of his game.
He quickly found himself on the tournament scene and became one of the top players at age 12. Unfortunately, he suffered a shoulder injury which took him out of the game for a year. After months of physical therapy, he was finally able to return to the courts and get back to an elite playing level.
Michael “Racquets” up some Accomplishments
Once back on the courts, Michael wasted no time building an impressive tennis resume. He was Team captain at his high school, West Potomac, and was also named the tennis teams Most Valuable Player during each of his four years! Leading to Michael being named West Potomac Individual Athlete of the Year. He also won the Patriot District Singles Championship and was selected the Patriot District Player of the Year in both 2013 and 2014! Classified as a three-star recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network, he is ranked as high as No. 196 nationally and No. 5 in the state of Virginia.
William and Mary Men’s Tennis Team
In the Fall of 2015, Michael began his Freshman year at the College of William and Mary, competing with their Division I Men’s Tennis Team under the new head coach, Jeff Kader. The team consists of a select group of 11 elite players with just two freshmen players. The team completed a successful 2015-2016 season and is looking forward to getting back into the NCAA season.
Passion for the Game of Tennis
Michael is a common presence at MTVAC and helps to train, encourage and mentor local tennis players. He hopes to help others excel in the game and provide tips to our younger junior players.