The freshman from Oyster Bay, N.Y., is off to an unbelievably fast start in college tennis. She became the first Virginia player in history to reach the finals of the ITA All-American Singles Championships. She is ranked 4th in the nation as a freshman!
Julia has competed in the U. S. Open and Australian Open Junior Championships. She also won a USTA Futures event in New Orleans last year.
Make sure you watch this fantastic player at the Blue Gray.
The junior is from Kalamazoo, MI – home of the super nationals. He won two state high school championships, and competed at the super nationals in front of his home town crowd.
He is the highest nationally ranked player in the Big East at no. 24. Greg was named the Big East Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and earned a spot in the NCAA singles championships. He was also named the ITA Midwest Player to Watch.
The business major excels in the classroom where earned the distinction of a Big East Academic All-Star.
Lorraine is a sophomore from Walnut, CA. She earned All-American honors last year as a freshman. She has a very aggressive game with a big serve that has carried her to a no. 4 nationally ranking in doubles.
She came to Pepperdine after a successful junior career where she was ranked in the top ten of all recruits for 2011. Aside from tennis, she loves golf and pasta.
Tennis champions have been crowned in Minnesota since 1929, but only one player has ever won four consecutive high school state titles – Dusty Boyer. In fact, the last guy he beat in the state finals, Scott Elsass, was so impressed that he decided to join Dusty and play tennis for Nebraska.
Coach McDermott expects Dusty to make an immediate impact for the Huskers. Look for this fireplug freshman to play high in the lineup at the Blue Gray.
From Michigan, Kelsey is a sophomore and ranked 41st nationally. She is the highest ranked Buckeye since Kersten Flower. She is coming off a great fall circuit where she won five consecutive single matches, including two over top 20 opponents.
As a junior, she was named “Miss Tennis” for the state of Michigan. Kelsey graduated Magna Cum Laude from high school and is studying to become a pharmacist.
Sandy is from the down under world of Melbourne. This is her junior campaign for the Broncos and she will try to build on her impressive 20 win season from last year. She is also an excellent table tennis player, reaching her state semi-finals.
Sandy will be right at home at Lagoon Park because her favorite food is ice-cream, and Blue Bell will provide all she can eat!
Vitor is team captain and plays number one singles and doubles for the Red Raiders. Vitor is one of the “Boys-from-Brazil” – in all; there are seven players on the team from Brazil. The San Paulo native is in his senior season and is former Blue Gray champion – the Raiders won the tournament two years ago when Vitor was a sophomore. He has been ranked nationally among the top 10 in college doubles.
From Chicago, Elizabeth is a senior who has been instrumental in helping the Bulldogs win back-to-back Ivy League championships. Her teammates have elected her captain for the upcoming season. She won over 20 matches last year in both singles and doubles, and was awarded the Lisa Rosenblum Award for the team’s most valuable player. She is a first team All-Ivy League player.
She is an extremely solid baseliner and hits a very flat ball with great precision. Her nickname is “E”.
Dominika grew up along the banks of the Danube in Bratislava, Slovakia where she played club tennis for TK Pezinok. She has won over 100 doubles matches in her collegiate career. In fact, she in on track to become the all-time doubles winner at Marshall, which is a pretty big accomplishment considering Marshall’s 2004 doubles duo of Kroh and Johnson reached the NCAA Championship finals.
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Jamie is from the historic city of Surrey, England. He is a three-time All-CAA selection in singles, including first team honors in 2010 and 2012. Jamie won the 2011 ITA Atlantic Region Singles Championship and competed in the ITA National Indoor Championships. He leads W&M in career doubles winning percentage and ranks fifth in W&M history in career singles winning percentage.
He comes from a tennis family – his father, John, was a touring professional and competed at the Wimbledon Championships.
Last year, Winston was featured in a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Linsanity Part II.” The Blue Gray Committee was so intrigued by the article, and Winston, that we made a special effort to bring “Linsanity” to Montgomery.
Lin finished his freshman year with an impressive 21-1 record. He was selected as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and was a first team All-Ivy League selection. Lin is an aggressive all-court player, with a powerful topspin forehand honed by his childhood coach.
He has played piano since age 5, and has won several classical piano competition awards.
The junior hails from Somerset, England where he won the Great Britain National Championships. He also led the United Kingdom to the finals of the Junior World Team Davis Cup.
Last year, he won a team-high 32 matches for the Broncos in his second season at Boise State. He is currently ranked 28th in the nation, and a member of the Mountain West All-Conference team.
The junior is from Porto Alegre Brazil, which will be one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup. She has notched 34 single victories and 25 doubles win for the Spartans. Marina is a gifted athlete that can play tennis with either hand; however, we’re betting she will play right-handed at the Blue Gray.
It won’t be difficult for Marina’s host family to convert her to a southern belle; she already claims barbeque as her favorite food.
The junior from Bethesda, MD is the number one player for the Big Red. As a junior player, he was ranked 127 in the world, winning ITF events in 2006 and 2009. He represented India in the Junior Davis Cup. His sister, Tara, was a member of the 2009 Duke Tennis team that won the national championship.
Klara’s home town is Klatovy, Czech Republic where she grew up playing on clay. She has quickly mastered the faster surfaces in U. S., and has been ranked among the top 50 college players. Klara is terrific athlete with a positive attitude and great focus. This would explain how she has been able to earn over 105 wins in singles and doubles in just two yeara of collegiate tennis.