Interview with Jesse Witten, June 2016

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: Tennis Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Witten discusses being recruited by the University of Kentucky and how he procrastinated committing to a school. Witten discusses his time playing tennis in college including regular season play, SEC tournaments, NCAA tournaments, and NCAA singles play. Witten talks about being awarded All-American singles all four years of college. Witten also discusses winning UK Male Athlete of the Year and being inducted into the UK Athletic Hall of Fame. Finally, Witten discusses his professional career. He talks about playing in the U.S. Open and winning three matches before finally losing to Novak Djokovic.

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2016oh157_af865

Interviewee Name

Jesse Witten

Interviewer Name

Dennis Emery

Interview Partial Date

2016-06

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Witten, Jesse Interview by Dennis Emery. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Witten, J. (n.d.). Interview by D. Emery. University of Kentucky Athletics: Tennis Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Witten, Jesse, interview by Dennis Emery. (n.d.), University of Kentucky Athletics: Tennis Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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