Tony Lupieri, Felipe Rios unable to claim fifth-straight win for title on Tuesday.
Junior tallies three-set win on day one of individual play.
Transferred to Baylor from Middle Tennessee State for his senior season ... Finished with a team-best 30-13 singles mark and was 38-6 in doubles and was named All-Big 12 in both singles and doubles ... Named an ITA All-American in doubles with Roberto Maytin ... Finished the season ranked No. 5 in doubles and No. 21 in singles ... Advanced to the round of 32 in the NCAA Singles Championships ... Played at No. 1 singles in 24 of the team's 27 dual matches and No. 1 in doubles in 25 dual matches ... Peers and Maytin advanced to the NCAA Championship quarterfinals before falling to eventual national champions Austin Krajicek and Jeff Dadamo of Texas A&M ... Earned Big 12 position championship at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, was 5-1 in singles and 6-0 in doubles ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... Earned ITA Texas Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award ... Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week (March 22, April 5) ... Made debut at Baylor by tallying a team-best 10-4 singles record in four fall tournaments ... Opened fall with an ITA ranking of No. 28 ... Rolled to straight-set wins in first three matches at the HEB Baylor Invitational ... Dropped a three-set match 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to 22nd-ranked Jeff Dadamo of Texas A&M in the tourney's quarterfinal round ... Was the only BU player to qualify for the main draw at the ITA All-American ... At the ITA Texas Regional posted four consecutive wins including a quarterfinal win over Texas A&M's 12th-ranked Austin Krajicek ... Lost in the regional semifinals to 24th-ranked Gonzalo Escobar of Texas Tech.
Prior to Baylor...
Transferred to Baylor from Middle Tennessee State after the spring of 2010 ... In three years for the Blue Raiders racked up a 72-25 record in singles play and 56-31 mark in doubles ... Earned all-conference honors from the Sun Belt in 2009 and 2010 in singles and doubles ... Sun Belt Conference MVP in 2009 ... Highest singles rank came on March 30, 2010, at No. 28 in singles and No. 23 in doubles (Jan 5, 2010) ... Participated in 2009 NCAA Doubles Championships and the 2010 NCAA Singles Championships, losing in the first round both years ... Before college ranked as high as 167 in the ITF ranking and 11 in the Australian Junior Ranking ... Advanced to the second round of qualifying in the Melbourne Park Futures ... In 2005, was a quarterfinalist in the Australian 18's National Championships.
John William Peers ... Born July 25, 1988, in Melbourne, Australia ... Son of Bill and Elizabeth Peers ... Father, Bill, and uncle, Robert Peers, played in the Victoria Amateur Football (AFL) ... Mother, Elizabeth, was a WTA professional tennis player who participated in prestigious tournaments such as Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open, in which she advanced to the doubles semifinals ... Sister, Sally, is also a WTA professional who competed in the 2010 US Open, advancing to the second round ... Other activities include golf and surfing ... Majoring in finance.