Derrick had a legendary career at Alabama, where he was one of the most dominant linebackers to ever play his position
2014 (SOPHOMORE) ITA Doubles All-American ... NCAA Doubles participant with Daniil Proskura ... Second Team All-SEC ... ITA Southern Region Player to Watch ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... ranked as high as No. 51 in singles and No. 7 in doubles ... won a team-high 22 singles matches in addition to 16 doubles matches ... played at No. 2 singles and split time at the top two spots in doubles ... defeated five nationally-ranked opponents in singles and another six in doubles ... won his last five singles matches of the season ... defeated the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams in the nation in consecutive weeks ... snapped No. 1 Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese's 10-match overall winning streak and 20-match winning streak in the SEC that dated back to 2012 ... also beat 37th-ranked Libietis in singles, 6-4, 7-6(6) ... topped the higher-ranked Ryan Lipman of Vanderbilt, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 ... defeated South Carolina's Tsvetan Mihov, who was nationally-ranked, twice, including the regular-season matchup and in the SEC tournament ... clinched the match for the Tide against San Diego at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, beating Uros Petronijevic 6-5, 5-6, 6-5(3) ... also beat No. 74 Campbell Johnson of California at ITA Kick-Off Weekend ... won two singles matches in the qualifying draw at the ITA All-American Championships ... advanced to the quarterfinals at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships in singles, winning his first three matches at the tournament in straight sets ... made it to the round of 16 in singles at the Southern Intercollegiates.
2013 (FRESHMAN) Second Team All-SEC ... SEC All-Freshman Team ... earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Feb. 6 ... tied for the most overall singles wins on the team with 29 ... led the squad with 26 doubles victories throughout the year ... knocked off six nationally-ranked opponents in singles and another four in doubles ... teamed with partner Daniil Proskura to defeat the duo of No. 27 Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant of 12th-ranked Texas A&M in the quarterfinals of the SEC Championship ... battled to a three set victory over Stefan Lindmark to help the Tide defeat No. 6 Ole Miss in the conference tournament ... his win against Santiago Munoz clinched the Tide's victory over Arkansas in the opening round of the SEC Championship ... defeated Austin Smith of No. 3 Georgia ... secured a top-75 win in doubles with Proskura over No. 60 Edward Jones and John Collins of 10th-ranked Tennessee ... earned a top-25 win in doubles with Proskura over No. 25 Adams and Vinsant of 12th-ranked Texas A&M ... secured a victory in doubles with Proskura over Gonzales Austin and Anton Kovrigin of No. 14 Vanderbilt ... earned the clinching point for the Tide with his thrilling victory over No. 85 Lukas Ollert of arch-rival Auburn ... eased to a victory over LSU's Tam Trinh ... edged out Mike Ward of Arkansas ... earned a victory against No. 55 William Kallberg of No. 13 Ole Miss to open SEC play ... secured a top-50 win in doubles with Proskura over the Rebels' 49th-ranked duo of Adrian Skogeng and Kallberg ... defeated Venkat Iyer of Cornell from the No. 1 position at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center ... clinched the team victory against Harvard by defeating Denis Nguyen ... secured the winning point for the Tide with a victory against Tomas Hanzlik of Penn State in the Wake Forest Spring invite ... earned a doubles win with teammate Jarryd Botha at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships against Yannick Born and Marlon Brand of Middle Tennessee State ... secured wins against Daniel Bustamante (Troy), Olivier Borsos (LSU), Stefan Lindmark (Mississippi) and Malte Stropp (Mississippi State) en route to advancing to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships ... also picked up two wins in doubles with Botha at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships ... earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the Tom Fallon Invitational after defeating Billy Pecor of host Notre Dame and Michigan State's Denis Bogatov ... earned two doubles wins with Botha against Michigan and Michigan State at that same tournament ... began his collegiate career at the Duke Fab Four Invite where he collected singles wins against No. 96 Alexis Heugas of VCU and Duke's Daniel McCall.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS Five-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net ... ranked No. 1 in Georgia, No. 8 in the Southeast and No. 25 in the nation by TennisRecuiting.net ... four-time Georgia Independent School Association individual and team champion ... four-time Telegraph Middle Georgia High School Player of the Year ... won the National Open Doubles finals in the boys 16 group ... finalist in the National Open Singles in Boys 16 ... played seven-time Grand Slam Champion Mats Wilander in an exhibition match (edged in a third set tiebreaker) ... also competed in soccer and track.
PERSONAL INFORMATION Born Jan. 31, 1994 ... son of W. John and Gena O'Shaughnessey ... has two brothers, Will and David ... David played basketball at Mercer University ... majoring in lower division finance.