Parker Collins completed his USC career by helping lead the Trojans to the NCAA Semifinals as a member of the doubles lineup... He and partner Ruben Torres posted two wins in NCAA Tournament matches at No. 3 doubles... Played limited singles during the regular season, entering the lineup on three occasions - once at No. 5 (1-0) and twice at No. 6 (1-1)... Played with five different doubles partners, but with Torres compiled a 7-4 overall record and 7-3 mark in dual matches... Also played doubles with Jamil Al-Agba (1-0), Johan Berg (5-2), Adriano Biasella (0-1) and Daniel Langre (3-3)... Posted a 1-1 singles record in the fall and reached the doubles semifinal at the SCTA Championships with Langre.
Collins played at No. 5 singles for much of the season, with the exception of five matches at No. 4... Posted a 15-24 overall singles record and 9-16 dual match record... Played doubles with Prakash Amritraj (0-1), Johan Berg (6-6) and Daniel Langre (11-1), alternating at the No. 2 and 3 spots... Collins and Langre finished the season ranked No. 42 in the ITA doubles rankings after dropping only one match during the regular season... Struggled in singles throughout the season, but topped off the year by winning the Pac-10 Doubles Tournament with Langre in April... The pair became the first USC duo to win the event since 1995... Despite USC's team loss to UCLA in the NCAA Second Round, Collins and Langre finished their year with a upset-victory over the Bruins' Tobias Clemens and Lassi Ketola at No. 2 doubles... The duo also won the final nine consecutive matches... Collins compiled a 5-4 singles record in fall tournaments ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at Fresno State's Bulldog Classic, the consolation second round at the ITA Omni Regional Championships and the first round of the SCTA Championships by way of a qualifier.
Collins redshirted the 2002 season.
Collins finished the season with a 14-19 overall singles record, 10-13 mark in dual matches and a 2-7 record in conference matches... In the fall he earned two wins in the consolation round of the ITA Rolex Regionals... He won his first 5-of-7 dual matches but began to struggle as the team entered Pac-10 play... In doubles, Collins played the majority of his dual matches with partner Ruben Torres... The pair compiled a 13-9 overall record primarily at No. 3... He also played doubles matches with Daniel Langre (2-1), Scott Merryman (1-1), Andrew Park (0-1), Damien Spizzo (0-1) and Garrett Wong (0-1)... He lost in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament in both singles and doubles with Torres.
In his first collegiate season, Collins finished with a 16-26 overall record and 8-20 mark in dual match play ... Played the sixth spot in all but one match where he was moved to No. 5 when Ryan Moore became injured ... At a spot higher, he defeated UCLA's Chris Sands and was one of only two Trojans to earn wins in a 5-2 team loss to the Bruins ... In the last four matches of the regular season, Collins posted a 2-2 record, earning big wins against Oregon and Cal ... Displayed one of his best performances at the 2000 Pac-10 Invitational where he advanced to the second round in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles ... His improvement throughout the year was most evident in the second round of the NCAAs when he sparked a USC victory by upsetting Fresno State's Nick Fustar 6-2, 6-3 for the Trojans' third point ... He and partner Andrew Park played at the No. 3 doubles spot and posted a 15-13 record ... He also played doubles matches with Scott Merryman (1-0) and Patrick Gottesleben (1-0).
Collins is a 1999 graduate of Corona del Mar (Calif.) High ... He was a four-year letterwinner on the tennis team ... He helped lead the team to the CIF Division I Championship as a senior ... The team also won the Sea View League Championship in 1998 and 1999 ... Collins was an all-league first team selection all four years ... As a freshman, he won the CIF doubles championship and garnered the league championship as a sophomore and junior.
Parker Ryan Collins was born on Sept. 21, 1980, in Pasadena, Calif. ... The son of Larry and Nancy Collins ... Parker is undecided on his major but hopes to pursue a career as a stockbroker.
COLLINS' CAREER STATISTICS
S - Overall S - Duals D - Overall D - Duals
Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct.
2000 16 26 .381 8 20 .286 17 13 .567 14 11 .560
2001 14 19 .424 10 13 .435 16 14 .517 14 9 .609
2002 Redshirt Season
2003 15 24 .385 9 16 .360 18 15 .545 14 11 .560
2004 3 4 .429 2 1 .667 16 10 .615 13 7 .650
Totals 48 73 .397 29 50 .367 67 52 .563 55 38 .591