Purdue was with a game of defeating the Hoosiers, but came up short, 4-3.
2013-14 Competed at the Purdue Fall Invitational and played doubles with Arthur Dobradin.
2012-13 Won first three singles matches of the season, including a 6-3, 6-3 win over Mike Ward of Arkansas at No. 3 ... helped Purdue beat Iowa in the regular season with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Andres Estenssoro at No. 6 ... won three out of four matches when paired with Mark Kovacs ... participated in two fall tournaments ... won the Purdue Invitational Flight B over Nick Volz of IUPUI 6-1, 6-3 (9/23).
2011-12 Picked up his first singles win in the team's first match of the season over Josh Dancu of DePaul 6-1, 6-4 (1/22) ... won three-straight singles matches from 1/29-2/10 ... also won three-straight singles matches from 4/6-11 ... played in three fall tournaments.
BEFORE PURDUE Earned four varsity letters in tennis and two in golf ... named second team all-state and team MVP in tennis as a freshman ... earned first team all-state and team MVP honors as a sophomore ... second team all-state as a junior ... first team all-state and team MVP as a senior in tennis ... named Male Athlete of the Year for 2010-11 school year ... also qualified for sectionals, regionals, and finals in the state golf tournament ... holds Harrison High School record for most career tennis wins with 71 ... team won sectionals in 2007 and 2010 and regionals as a senior ... played No. 1 singles all four years ... competed in the state tennis singles championship match in 2008 and 2010 ... selected to play for Central Indiana's Team Cup in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 2010.
PERSONAL Given name is John Evan Hawkins ... born on March 22, 1993, in Lafayette, Ind. ... parents John and Julie Hawkins both attended Purdue ... has a younger sister, Megan ... enjoys watching movies, golfing, and hanging out with friends ... plans to major in management.