2011-12 (Freshman) Named to the all-Mountain West team for doubles ... first Air Force freshman to earn a spot on the team since Shannon Buck in 2003 ... posted a 17-16 overall doubles record with Lance Wilhelm ... they went 13-10 at the No. 1 position and defeated two conference teams, including the Mountain Region's No. 10 ranked team of Conor Berg and Ben Dunbar from New Mexico, 8-6 ... also won the No. 1 match against UNLV ... the duo advanced to the finals of the UNM Balloon Fiesta Classic in the fall ... posted a 5-4 record in dual singles matches, including a 3-2 mark at the No. 5 spot ... earned his first career singles conference win with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win over Freddy Gelbrich of San Diego State ... won the team's Rich Gugat "Attitude is Everything" Award for character, leadership and attitude ... also was named the team's Most Improved Player.
Before Air Force Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... led team to state championships all four years ... team captain as a senior ... received the Lee Hammel Award as the Most Outstanding High School Player in Utah ... ranked No. 1 in doubles in USTA Intermountain Section ... highest tennisrecruiting.net national ranking was No. 283 ... national Merit Scholar finalist ... high school tennis coach was Natalie Aposhian.
Personal Parents are Joseph and Beverly Taylor ... has five siblings ... completed the Expeditionary Skills and Evasion Training (ESET) this past summer... also completed the jump program where he parachuted five times and received his jump wings ... active in his squadron as an element NCO (non-commissioned officer) ... hobbies include paintball and golf ... also recruited by Army and Navy ... favorite food is Mexican food ... favorite movie is The Dark Knight Rises ... reality show he would choose to be on is The Hunger Games ... favorite author is Vince Flynn ... favorite musical group is 3 Doors Down ... person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus ... greatest moment in sports was being named all-conference in doubles last season ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite tennis player is Roger Federer ... member of cadet squadron 21.