A first-year player in the program ... transferred from LSU prior to the fall semester ... has three years of eligibility remaining.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2008-09 at LSU): Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned his first collegiate singles win, downing James Crawford of Tennessee Tech 6-2, 7-5 at the ITA Southeast Regional (Oct. 16-19) ... won in both singles and doubles at the Auburn Spring Classic (Jan. 23-25).
As a Freshman (2007-08 at LSU): Served a redshirt season.
At Centennial High School: A two-time county champion and two-time regional champion ... 2004 Gatorade Rookie of the Year ... named Howard County Player of the Year twice and made the Washington Post All-Metropolitan team twice (2005 & 2007) ... won 2005 All-Metropolitan Player of the Year ... finished among the top three singles players in the state three times (second in 2004; third in 2005; third in 2007) ... coached by Gene Vanderpool.
Personal: Born in Columbia, Md. ... parents are Michael and Christine Lissner ... mother played tennis at Stonybrook University ... father played hockey and tennis at Hillsdale College ... has one brother, Cody (14) ... nickname is Ry ... hobbies include movies, music, and all sports, basketball in particular.
Off the Court with Ryan Lissner
Favorite pregame meal: Pasta with grilled chicken
If I could play another sport at Maryland, it would be: Basketball
Sports hero: Andre Agassi
Non-sports hero: My parents
Reason I came to Maryland: The academics and the beautiful campus
What actor should play you in a movie: Justin Timberlake
Craziest ambition: Run a marathon
Superstitions: The way I put on my clothes