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Laura Baker
Lincolnton, North Carolina
 
West Lincoln High School
Recent Graduate, Class of 2010
 

Overall Record: 2-3  
GENERAL INFORMATION
 Height: 5' 5"
 Plays: Right-handed
 H.S. Coach: Ken Hilderbran
 Private Coach:   Ken Hilderbran
 Favorite Player: Novak Djokovic
 

TOURNAMENTS
USTA RANKING:
#43: '09 NC G18 Standing List (Sept) (Combined) - pbl 9/1/09
#324: '09 Southern G18 Standing List (Sep) (Combined) - pbl 9/01/09

Top G16 Rankings:
#1631: '09 G16 National Standing List (Combined) - pbl 07/30/09
#26: '09 G16 NC Endorsement List (Jun) (Combined) - pbl 06/10/09
#24: '09 G16 NC Standing List (Jul) (Combined) - pbl 07/31/09
#233: '09 G16 Southern Standing List (Jul) (Combined) - pbl 07/10/09

2010 USTA Record: SINGLES: 3-1, DOUBLES 1-0
Hickory 3.5 Tennis League
03-09 -#1 Singles - won 6-0, 6-0
03-16 - Doubles - won 7-6, 6-1

2009 USTA Record: SINGLES 25-16, DOUBLES 11-5
2008 USTA Singles Record: 22-21 Doubles: 6-6
2007 USTA Singles Record: 10-7
2006 USTA Singles Record: 1-2

Championships:
2009
July: Summer Slam: G18S
June: Great 8 Challenge: G16S, G16D, Team Finals Singles Champion
June: Beat the Heat Jr. Classic G16S
April: Shelby Jr. Open G18D w/ Kirsten Ward
February: CCTA Jr. Classic G16S
2008
July: Rock Cup Challenger G16D w/ Kelly Tomlin
May: SCC Spring Fling G16D w/ Kelly Tomlin
2007
October: CRCC Fall Futures G16S

Finalist:
2010
May: Statesville Spring Fling G18S
2009
April: Shelby Jr. Open G16S
April: Jr. Crossroads G18D w/ Kelly Tomlin
March: Hickory Classic G16S
February: CCTA Jr. Classic G18D w/ Lucia Leahy
January: RCC Winter Freeze G18S Consolation Winner
January: January Indoor Jr. Championships G18S
2008
September: AMP Junior Open G16D w/ Kelly Tomlin
August: Weddington Summer Junior Classic G16S & G16D w/ Kelly Tomlin
July: Rock Cup Challenger G16S
June: CCC Beat the Heat G16S
March: CCC Jr. Spring Open G16S
2007
December: RCC Christmas Open G16S Consolation Winner

HIGH SCHOOL
Academics:
NC Academic Scholar Program
National Honors Society
National Beta Club
Top 7% of her class
President’s Education Award
WSOC Outstanding Graduate
2009 Junior Marshal (Top 12 Students in the Junior Class)
Senior Yr Schedule: AP Chemistry (93**), Chemistry II Honors (98*), Calculus II Honors (87*), English IV Honors (94*), French III (93**), SAT Prep (95*), Team Sports (100**), Honors Chorus(99**). (*1st Semester grades posted 02-02-10, **3rd Quarter Grades posted 4-12-10)
Senior Class Secretary

Tennis:
10 WLHS Female Athlete of the Year
10 Marine Distinguished Athlete Award
09 State Finalist vs Hannah Lebowitz (Salisbury) 6-2, 2-6, 5-7
08 State Semi-Finalist: Singles
08, 09 All-State: Singles
08, 09 Regional Top Seed/Tournament Champion: Singles
08, 09 All-Region: Singles
07, 08, 09 2A Southern Piedmont Conference Tournament Champion: Singles
07, 08, 09 All-Conference: Singles
08, 09 Conference Player of the Year
08, 09 Regular Season Conference Champion: Singles
07, 08 Most Valuable Player
07 Most Improved Player

2009 WLHS #1 Seed (Singles: 15-0; Doubles 10-2) Captain;
singles record: 25-2
2008 WLHS #1 Seed (Singles:14-0; Doubles 10-3) Co-Captain; record: Singles 23-1
2007 WLHS #1 Seed (Singles: 12-7 Doubles: 11-4) Co-Captain
2006 WLHS #5 Seed

2010: Track

West Lincoln High School is in the
AA Southern Piedmont Conference and the
AA West Region.

Activities:

First Wesleyan Church Youth:
Long Shoals Wesleyan Church Youth:
Apple Festival Booth
First United Methodist Church Youth:
Soup Kitchen
Annual Christmas Party (for underprivileged children)

2010 Relay for Life

TENNIS CAMPS
2009 Tiger Tennis Camp at DePauw University
2008 Rod Ray (Wofford) Tennis Camp

ACADEMY
Laura Baker has never attended a tennis academy and has had 4 private lessons. With the exception of her rising 7th grade summer, she's only played tennis since June 2006 and in 2008 won conference, regionals and placed 3rd at States in singles. This year she was State Singles Finalist in only the third "3rd Set Tie Break" match since 1985! We credit God for this natural talent...and a VERY committed high school coach!

She has played a total of 6 G14 tournaments, 28 G16 tournaments, and 5 G18 tournaments since October 2006.

Laura is looking for a college chemistry department that can prepare her to be a Pharmacist, as well as a college coach who can utilize her tremendous upside to bring her to full potential on the tennis court.

 
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