Last updated: 28/11/2023
Last updated: 28/11/2023
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Get to know Ryan Peniston
Ryan Peniston is the current British No.5. Since turning professional in 2018, Peniston has won four ITF singles titles and has embarked on a steady rise through the rankings, where he now sits within the top 200.
Peniston studied in the United States and is a graduate of the University of Memphis. During his time at University, Peniston was part of the Great Britain University Team that won the nation's first ever team gold medal at Master'U Championships.
University tennis is a key part of the LTA performance pathway. The GB student team has won eight major international medals in the last four years, with current and former team members going on to produce excellent results in the professional game.
- Place of birth: Southend
- Lives: Southend
Peniston was selected as one of 10 British players to feature in our new tennis documentary series, Beyond the Baseline, presented by Lexus.
Success continued in September, where Peniston reached the semi-final at the Columbus Challenger - eventually losing out to Denis Kudla 7-5, 6-2.
Peniston secured the biggest title to date after winning the Winnipeg National Bank Challenger. The 27-year-old secured victory after overcoming Leandro Riedi 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the final to lift the trophy and mark a significant milestone in his career.
Ryan Peniston bowed out to fellow Brit, and former two-time Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray 6-3, 6-0, 6-1 in the opening round of The Championships, Wimbledon.
Peniston kicked-off his grass court season at the Lexus Surbiton Trophy where he reached the Round of 16, following a first-round win against Jiri Vesely, 6-4, 6-2. Facing a tough opponent in Jason Kubler, the Brit missed out on a place in the quarter-final after a 6-3, 7-6(5) loss.
He then went on to compete at the Rothesay Open Nottingham event, overcoming Italy's Mattia Bellucci in his opener before losing out to rising Swiss star Dominic Stricker, 6-4, 6-2.
Peniston was then awarded a main draw wild card for the cinch Championships.
Peniston got off to a flying start in February, making it all the way to the semi-final of the Tenerife Challenger 3 event where, he faced Stefano Travaglia. Unfortunately, Peniston just lost out on a place in the final after a 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-2 defeat to the Italian.
In his first ATP Challenger event of the year, Peniston made it to the semi-finals at the Noumea Challenger event before having to withdraw from his match against France's Laurent Lokoli due to injury.
Peniston faced Canadian Alexis Galarneau in the first round of Australian Open qualifying, where he was defeated 7(5)-6, 6-2.
Peniston's triumphs continued at Wimbledon where he defeated Henri Laaksonen in his first match at SW19 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, before losing out to Steve Johnson in round two.
Peniston came out on top after a three-set all-British battle against Jack Draper in the second round of the Surbiton trophy but lost out on a place in the semi-finals after losing 6-7, 6-3, 7-6.
He then headed to the Rothesay Open Nottingham, where he battled passed second seed Jiri Vesley before going out in the quarter-finals.
Playing in his first ATP Tour event as a wild card, Peniston upset top seed and world No.5 Casper Ruud in the first round of the cinch Championships 7-6(4), 7-6(2). He then beat Francisco Cerundolo to become the only Brit in the quarter-finals - where he lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to Filip Krajinovic.
Another week and another ATP quarter-final for Peniston in Eastbourne - beating two top 50 players in Holger Rune and Pedro Martinez before losing to fellow Brit Jack Draper 6-3, 6-3.
Peniston and partner, Evan Furness, reached the semi-finals of the Prague Challenger after the pair defeated the Netherland’s Robin Hasse and Poland’s Lukasz Kubot in straight sets, but fell short of a place in the final after losing 6-2, 6-3 to Portuguese/Polish double-act, Francisco Cabral and Szymon Walkow.
Peniston reached his second final of the season, and first on the clay in the Czech Republic. The Briton finished runner-up after losing 6-4, 6-7(6), 1-6 to Frenchman, Evan Furness.
Peniston reached the quarter-finals in Saint Brieuc after defeating Frenchman Antoine Hoang 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-3, but lost out on a place in the final after his 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 defeat to Antoine Escoffier.
In his first ITF event of the year, Peniston finished runner-up at the M25 Loughborough, defeating fellow Brits Billy Harris and Aidan McHugh before losing to Antoine Escoffier in the final.
Ryan won the ITF M15 Heraklion in Greece in May, beating Brit Luke Johnson on the way.
Took part in Schroders Battle of the Brits in June, replacing Jack Draper in the main singles line up and losing two close matches against Cameron Norrie and Paul Jubb at the National Tennis Centre. Also partnered Norrie in the doubles competition.
Won first and second ITF titles at $15k level in Cancun in April. Runner up in two other ITF $15k tournaments.
Went to University of Memphis on tennis scholarship in 2014.
- Won his maiden ATP Challenger title at the Winnipeg National Bank Open in August 2023
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