On O'Rourke: Extremely hard worker ... outstanding student ... being counted on for leadership and depth to lineup ... great role model ... a great pleasure to work with.
Fall 2006: Picked up two wins at Navy Invitational.
Spring 2006: Won first three straight singles matches ... captured a won at his toughest match of the season vs. #8 Virginia at the No. 6 position ... won one ACC match against Virginia.
Fall 2005: Won only singles match at Navy Invitational.
Spring 2005: Complied a 4-1 record during the 2005 season.
Fall 2004: Continued to show improvement with strong play in the fall season...recorded three singles victories in fall action.
Spring 2004: Captured six singles victories playing in the No.4, No.5, and No. 6 positions...won five of his first seven matches...went 1-0 in doubles play with Chase Dawson.
Fall 2003: Was the Terps' most improved player during the fall season...streaked to three straight wins at the end of the season to win the Flight B backdraw at the Penn Classic...finished with a 6-5 singles record...won two doubles matches with partner David Reichsfeld at the DC Metro Invitational.
Before Maryland: Attended St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia Pa ... coached by Ryan Gargullo...was selected team MVP as well as All-League in 2002-2003 ... received a gold medal for his performance on the national Latin exam and was a national merit commended student...was team captain during his senior year...his team was Philadelphia Catholic League champions from 2000-2002...compiled a 55-4 career singles record...achieved his highest ranking of 6 in middle states 18 & under; 255 nationally in 18 & under.
Personal: Born on June 24, 1985 to John and Terri O'Rourke...has two brothers, Ryan and Corey, and one sister, Cara ... both his father and uncle were tennis players at Fairfield University in the 70's...interests outside of tennis are modeling, music, and rapping...admires his family the most because their continual support and willingness to help...chose Maryland because of the great tennis team and coaches, the strength of the business school, and because of the school's atmosphere...nicknames are "J.R." and "The One".