November 2013 PNW Endorsements G18 Doubles Champion; In singles, I won 3 of 4 matches in the Compass Draw format.
2013 PNW USTA Sectionals: G18 Doubles Champion; 3rd place finish in singles
7/14/2013 at USTA G18 National Clay Courts, I received the Sportsmanship award!
A little history of me...
Before moving to Anchorage, Alaska, I was ranked in the top 40 nationally and highly ranked in the Southern section. I won a few Bullfrog tournaments while living in Alexandria, LA and Cary, NC. I also placed 2nd and 3rd in doubles at National Open Level 3. As a younger player, I won my draw at the Super National Clay Courts in Boca Raton, FL. I was selected to be on the Junior Davis Cup team in the Southern section (They use a different title for this event now). I participated in Zonals and our team won the Gold Medal. I participated in the Louisiana AAU tennis team winning the Gold Medal as a team. I love singles and have a passion for doubles. While living in Anchorage, Alaska, my tennis community has allowed me to play in the Men's Open Divisions in singles and doubles. Many tournaments I play in all 5 events: Men's singles, doubles, Women's singles doubles, Mixed. All events are open. My clubs tournaments are usually unsanctioned but high quality tennis in the men's and mixed events. In 3 years in high school and playing women's singles and doubles and mixed, I've only lost 3 matches (1-high school doubles' match, 1 women's open doubles and 1 mixed which was a default because of illness). My men's doubles open partner and I played in the Arlington, TX US Open Qualifier in 2012 and made it to the quarters saving match points 3 times. Being a part of the Pacific Northwest section, I have won a few Endorsement Doubles title, made it to the finals several times in doubles. 2012 made it to the finals at Sectionals in doubles and in 2011 made it to the finals in singles. Even though I've lived the last 3 years in Alaska, I will be an asset to my tennis team.
Not pleased with how I played at the USTA Spring Nationals. I did not capitalize on opportunities. I'm looking forward to the upcoming nationals in May, Endorsements in June, Memphis, Birmingham, Claremont, and San Diego.
I'm reaching my goals this summer! I made the PNW G18 Nationals Team, the Memphis Clay Court Championships, and the Regional Segment in Dallas. I'm on the rise!
*3 time Regional and State Champion; As a Freshman, I helped our team win the Regional and State team title by playing doubles.
*MVP on varsity team as a Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior
*Team captain as a Senior, Junior and Sophomore
*Junior Representative on the Alaska Tennis Association Board of Directors
*Awarded Sportsmanship Award as a Freshman for conduct on and off court plus playing doubles with a Senior to give her an opportunity to win the Regions and State doubles title. Playing doubles was a good opportunity for her but also helped my team to win the local, regions, and state titles.
*3 yrs. teaching Special Olympics, hitting lessons, and Quickstart
*Volunteer time officiating matches and working tournament desks
I have attended various camps for the past 13 years playing tennis. Having to move has given me the opportunity to experience tennis across the United States. I've attended camps in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Newks in TX, Celius and John Eagleton in Sarasota,FL, Cary Tennis Academy in Cary, NC.
Most recently, I trained with Rafa Font de Mora in Glendale, Arizona in preparation for the Memphis Clays. In December, I will spend 2 weeks with Mike Wolfe preparing for Winter Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ.