Lima, Ohio (Shawnee HS)
Two-time All-America in
singles (1997, 1999)...144 career overall victories (78 singles, 66 doubles)
is fifth-best all-time at Florida...78 career singles wins is seventh in UF
record books, while 66 doubles victories is tied for seventh...37-8 at home
in singles in his career...Only the second player in school history to earn
All-America, All-SEC and SEC Academic Honor Roll status.
SUMMER OF 1999 - Earned four ATP points...Reached the quarterfinals at the USTA Futures event in Danville, Calif...Beat Kevin Kim in round of 16...Also advanced to the semifinals in doubles with partner Zach Fleishman.
AS A JUNIOR IN 1998-99 - All-American in singles...First-team All-SEC in 1999...Ranked 17th in singles in final ITA rankings...Selected to NCAA Individual Championships for singles...34-6 in singles and 24-11 in doubles play...34 singles victories was third-best single-season mark at UF...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Closed out the year with wins in 18 of his last 19 matches...Lost just twice after November 5th...24-1 in dual play, including 12-0 in the SEC...Tied for tops on team with five clinching wins...14-4 versus ranked foes...16-0 at home and 32-1 when winning the first set...Sealed Gator win over Purdue with win over 57th-ranked Jason Marshall...Downed Texas' 43rd-ranked Brandon Hawk to clinch Gator upset...Beat Wake Forest's 35th-ranked Myles Clouston in straight sets...Beat Georgia's 78th-ranked Joey Pitts to help UF to victory...Rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third set to clinch UF's win at Mississippi State with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over 80th-ranked Matthieu Ballay...Won clinching match over Kentucky's Johan Hesoun...Beat South Carolina's 51st-ranked Vladimir Pavicevic for 10th straight win...Closed out perfect SEC slate with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Vanderbilt's Eddie Coates...Won his 13th consecutive match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Alabama's Ariel Rivero at SEC Tournament...30th win of the year over Miami's Jamin Thompson in NCAA first round...Won 15th straight match with win over USF's Matt Guyaux in NCAA second round...Helped UF to win over SMU in NCAA round of 16 with 6-4, 6-3 victory over 96th-ranked Toby Hansson...Downed Texas' 20th-ranked Jack Brasington (6-4, 6-4) in NCAA singles first round...Advanced to individual round of 16 with 6-3, 6-4 upset of sixth-seeded and 13th-ranked Michal Chmela of LSU for his 18th straight win...8-4 during the fall season, which included a quarterfinal showing at the ITA All-American and a semifinal appearance at the Southern Collegiates...Downed three ranked players at the ITA All-American before falling to Washington's 21st-ranked Robert Kendrick...Reached the quarterfinals of the A-1 flight at the USC Fall Classic.
SUMMER OF 1998 - Had a strong showing on the USTA Satellite and Futures Circuit, earning 13 ATP points for his top-10 finish in the standings...Reached the quarterfinals at several segments, including College Station, Texas and St. Joseph's, Mo.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1997-98 - Named second-team All-SEC for the second straight year...Ranked 45th in final singles rankings...Selected to NCAA Singles Field for second straight year...UF's number one singles player before suffering a stress fracture in his right foot...Missed six matches, but returned for NCAA Regional Play and the individual NCAA Championships...Had teamed with Jack Whigham for 11-5 dual doubles record (5-5 at number two and 6-0 at number three) prior to injury...15-3 when winning the first set...Eight wins over ranked opponents was best on team...Three clinching wins tied for squad lead...Downed Arizona State's 71st-ranked Gustavo Marcaccio, 6-2, 6-1...Beat Purdue's 80th-ranked Jamie Gordon, 6-4, 6-1...Upset Texas' 32nd-ranked Paul Martin, 6-4, 6-4 and then knocked off UT's 63rd-ranked Nick Crowell the following week, 6-1, 7-5...Easily beat LSU's 49th-ranked Pedro Escudero, 6-4, 6-2...Clinched UF's upset of Ole Miss with 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over 11th-ranked Sebastien DeChaunac...Sealed UF's victory over Auburn with 6-3, 7-6 upset of 27th-ranked Lee Pearson...Downed Arkansas' Tim Crichton, 6-4,6-4 in Gator win...Missed first dual match of the year against Vanderbilt due to a sore foot and missed six straight matches...Returned versus Tulane at NCAA Regional and downed 58th-ranked Dennis Lundberg...Lost in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships to Nenad Toroman of Tulsa.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 1996-97 - Named All-America in singles, the first Gator freshman ever to receive that recognition...Ranked 16th in singles in final Rolex rankings...Named Region III Rookie of the Year and second-team All-SEC...Was one of eight finalists for the National Rookie of the Year...Lost in first round of individual NCAAs to Kansas' Xavier Avila in three sets...28-12 in singles and 26-14 in doubles play...UF's No. 1 singles player who also played at No. 2 and No. 3...Posted a 11-8 mark at No. 1 and was 15-9 overall in dual play...Teamed with Jack Whigham for an 11-2 dual mark in doubles...Led team with five clinching wins...14-4 at home...Team-best 28 singles wins and 26 doubles wins...Team-best 24-0 when winning first set...6-0 in tiebreakers...9-10 vs. ranked foes...Had a team-best nine-match winning streak...Lost back-to-back matches just three times all season...Beat sixth-ranked Cedric Kauffmann of Kentucky at SEC Indoors for first career win over a ranked opponent...Knocked off LSU's Pedro Escudero, 6-3, 6-1, in first career appearance at No. 1 singles... Sealed UF's come-from-behind win over South Carolina with a 7-6, 7-6 victory over Keith Brill at No. 1 singles...Beat No. 30 Doug Root of Duke (6-4, 7-6) to aid UF's upset dual match win...Downed the highest ranked opponent of his career with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Georgia's fourth-ranked John Roddick...Set Gator record for most singles wins by a freshman with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Mississippi's 14th-ranked Johan Hede, breaking Doug Proudian's record of 26 wins in 1989...Helped UF to upset of Mississippi State at SEC Tournament with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over sixth-ranked Matthieu Ballay...Clinched UF's NCAA Regional first round win over Tennessee with 6-3, 6-1 win over Mark Way.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA - A 1996 graduate of Shawnee High School, where he was coached by Ron Huber' Won 1996 state Division I singles title as a senior... Advanced to the round of 16 of the main draw at 1995 Nationals in Kalamazoo. Won 1993 state singles Division 2 championship as a freshman. Won 1995 state Division 1 championship as a junior. Won two national titles, the 1992 Fiesta Bowl Tournament and the 1992 Western Open. At the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival advanced to the quarterfinals. Made it to the semifinals of the 1995 National Grass Courts in Philadelphia.
PERSONAL - Born Justin Matthew O'Neal on October 24, 1977 in Lima, Ohio. Son of Stanton and Georgia O'Neal. Hobbies include basketball.
MAJOR - Sociology.
|ONEAL'S FLORIDA SINGLES STATS|
|ONEAL'S FLORIDA DOUBLES STATS|
|CAREER NCAA TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE|
|1997||Team||L||Thomas Dupre||Miss. St.||3-6,3-6||1|
|1997||Individual||L||Xavier Avila||Kansas||4-6,6-3,4-6||1st Rd.|
|1998||Indvidual||L||Nenad Toroman||Tulsa||3-6,3-6||1st Rd.|
|1999||Individual||W||Jack Brasington||Texas||6-4,6-4||1st Rd.|
|1999||Individual||W||Michal Chmela||LSU||6-3,6-4||2nd Rd.|
|1999||Individual||L||Eric Drew||Washington||3-6,6-3,3-6||3rd Rd.|