"Jeremy Efferding is a freshman who had a tremendous fall for the Aggies by getting to the finals of the ITA Regional here in October. During that tournament he beat several nationally-ranked players, gaining confidence with every result. Jeremy's biggest asset is he never takes points off and does not give his opponent anything. He is always making the opponent make shots to beat him. He is very solid off of both sides and is a tremendous returner. He is a very smart player and finds ways to win. Jeremy has a great attitude on the court, he stays very positive and believes in his abilities. He is very coachable and I believe will have a tremendous impact on this team." - Aggie Head Coach Steve Denton
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Garnered All-SEC first-team honors as well as All-SEC Tournament accolades…Became the first men’s tennis player to knock off the ITA’s No. 1 ranked player when he upset eventual national champion Virginia’s Alex Domijan, 6-3, 7-6 (4), at the No. 2 line on March 13…The win over Domijan capped off an impressive run by Efferding in which he won six consecutive matches with three contests coming against highly ranked opponents (Nos. 1, 18, 41)…Posted a 22-12 overall record including a 16-9 mark in dual matches…Went 7-5 from the No. 1 line, 5-4 from No. 2 and 4-0 from No. 3…Finished the season with an 8-11 mark against ranked opponents and posted a 6-4 mark in conference...Season and team-high singles ranking of No. 18 on May 2 and finished No. 23 in the final ITA rankings…In doubles, posted a 19-13 overall record, including a 14-10 mark in dual match contests…Played entirely with Jordan Szabo as a partner in the spring, earning a 4-0 record from the No. 2 doubles position and 10-10 at No. 3…Was named the SEC Player of the Week on March 3…Named the Texas region player to watch by the ITA.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): In the fall of 2011, Efferding reached the finals of the ITA Regional in College Station and along the way defeated five straight opponents including a three-set victory Roberto Maytin from Baylor in the semifinals ... he defeated four opponents in the ITA Men's All-American Championships pre-qualifying ... due to those victories Efferding was ranked No. 73 in ITA singles rankings entering the spring season.
HIGH SCHOOL and JUNIOR CAREER: Homeschooled in Florida and was a Blue Chip, five-star recruit ... participated in the USTA National Training Program ... was a three-time state champion in Florida including the Florida Closed 18's Championship in 2010 ... known for being a gentlemen on the court, Efferding has won several sportsmanship awards as well as the prestigious Bill Talbert Sportsmanship Award in 2008 at the International Hall of Fame ceremonies.
PERSONAL: Jeremy I. Efferding is the son of Brian and Lucia Efferding of Boca Raton, Florida ... born May 4, 1993 in Dallas and moved with his family to Florida at the age of 11 ... has a younger sister, Stephanie ... kinesiology major at Texas A&M ... in his spare time he enjoys taking part in apologetics and attending church ... aspires to be a professional tennis player or a physical therapist.