View Full Version : Former College players in Pro

May 17th, 2010, 07:23 AM
Created this for news on former college players, now on pro tour.

Ani Mijacika , former Clemson star player, competed in Warshaw Open Q round.

def. Joanna Nalborska (POL) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

lost to Irina Begu (ROU) 3-6, 2-6

May 19th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Megan Falcon, former LSU star, won the Missouri Valley section's tounrney for USO National Playoffs

link (http://www.missourivalley.usta.com/Global/News/News/2010/05/USONP/Final_Day.aspx)

Didn't know Megan was Californian :eek:

May 26th, 2010, 07:30 AM
Palmetto Pro Open -Sumter, S.C (http://www.usta.com/USTA/Global/Pro_Tennis/USTA_Pro_Circuit/Information/14418_Latest_News_and_Results_from_the_USTA_Pro_Ci rcuit.aspx).

Gira Schofield (former USC) def. Meghan Blevins 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Dianne Hollands, former UA(rizona), is playing too, she's seeded 8th.

Megan Falcon passed the Q rd, defeating Maria Belaya 7-5, 6-2 on the way.

anybody can add since I'm not too keen on this :lol:

May 26th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Zalameda :angel:

Jun 6th, 2010, 04:40 AM
Lots of former college players are competing at El Paso. Lists are at my blog

Jul 21st, 2010, 10:36 PM
yesterday went to see Sharapova & Groth (WTT).

And Hyndman is a player, as well as Nicole Melichar

LINK (http://www.wtt.com/playerspage.aspx)

Jul 21st, 2010, 10:45 PM
The Newport Beach breakers are coached by UCI men's coach Trevor Kronemann. :yeah:

Well it's called the WTT Pro League so I wonder if the NCAA considers Melichar a pro? :confused:

Jul 21st, 2010, 10:57 PM
There was a woman who wore a UCI shirt, I dunno if she was asst coach of the Breakers or something,

I think it's Vana Yamamoto, Assistant Coach of UCI women's team(uploaded some photos at my blog)

And aren't amateurs allowed at WTT? Google search says;

'A professional and amateur co-ed tennis league created by Billie Jean King'

Oh well, whatever :lol:

Jul 21st, 2010, 11:08 PM
Domijan is the only amateur that plays full-time. Melichar is a "wildcard" player, but she is definitely an amateur. She is looking at schools.

Jul 22nd, 2010, 12:30 AM
The rule last year was that amateurs could only play on an all amateur team. Back then, once you were an amateur and playing on a pro team you were automatically (whether you wanted it or not) considered a pro.

Jan 20th, 2011, 10:16 PM

ENTRY LIST (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023406&event=&order=Position)

Can't belive Cohen and Falconi are so highly ranked :lol: Lots of former college stars, I'm gonna watch it :)

Feb 2nd, 2011, 11:50 PM
ASUs Nadia & Laila Abdala are representing Mexico in Fed Cup for doubles, so is Texas A&M Nazari Urbina for singles. They lost to Colombia 3-0.

Colombia 3 - México 0
Catalina Castaño (COL) a Nazari Urbina (MEX) 6-1, 6-3
Mariana Duque (COL) a Ximena Hermoso (MEX) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Karen Emilia Castiblanco Duarte-Mariana Duque (COL) a Laila Abdala-Nadia Abdala (MEX) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Feb 9th, 2011, 01:43 PM
I didn't know that Nicola Slater, who's playing at Rancho Mirage, was a former Seminole :eek:

LINK (http://www.seminoles.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/slater_nicola00.html)

'Senior Year (2006-07): Names to 2007 All-ACC Conference team...along with doubles partner Lauren Macfarlane, played at the South Region final and invited to the 2006 Indoor National Championships, the first doubles team or singles player in program history...defeated four players ranked in the top 75 including a 6-3,3-6,6-4 victory over No. 15 Riza Zalameda of UCLA during the second round of the NCAA Tournament...defeated No. 75 Melissa Mang of Duke 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 to help propel the Seminoles to defeat the Blue Devils for the first time since 1983...ranked as high as No. 55 in single and No. 13 in doubles with partner Carolin Walter...defeated five teams ranked in the top 20 of the nation in doubles...won 9-8 against Duke's No. 5 Bercek/Mang...defeated No. 19 Schnack/Zalameda of UCLA 8-6 at the second round of the NCAA Tournament...completed her senior season with a 20-7 record in doubles.'

:eek: They misspelled Zalameda (Zalamed) so I added an a :lol:

Feb 9th, 2011, 01:54 PM
Alexandra Hirsch, who plays doubles with Nina Munch-Soegaard (former TCU star) today at ITF Rancho Mirage also is a distinguished Collegian of Wake Forest.

link (http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/hirsch_alexandra00.html)

Singles: 2007-08 preseason rank of 44... finished with 4-5 conference mark at No. 1, including wins over opponents from Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Maryland (ACC Tournament)... defeated UNC's #4 Jenna Long 6-4, 3-6, 6-4... 2007 preseason rank of 32, peaked at 29th on January 9, finished ranked 64th ... posted straight set wins over opponents from UM-Twin Cities, Syracuse, #67 Kansas, #27 Florida State, Furman, Duke... defeated Duke's #59 Daniel Bercek 6-1, 6-1 and #98 Nicola Slater (FSU) 6-1, 6-1... battled Georgia Tech's fifth-ranked Kristi Miller through three sets (2-6, 6-4, 3-6)... missed several contests in May due to injuries.
Doubles: Defeated #5 Duke duo Melissa Mang/Daniela Bereck 8-6 with doubles partner Ashlee Davi'

'owns a black belt in karate' :scared: :lol:

Feb 9th, 2011, 01:57 PM
So let's see, NCAA former and future players playing today at Rancho Mirage;

Tsay, McDowell, Schnack, Harkins, Slater, Melichar, Falcon,

Hirsch, Munch-Soegaard, Zalameda

Peters and Cako played yesterday and lost :sobbing:

Feb 9th, 2011, 10:52 PM
I read somewhere that Hirsch worked with the CIA :eek:

Feb 10th, 2011, 04:22 AM
:eek: Too bad she lost today :sobbing:

Apr 4th, 2011, 01:08 PM
ANI MIJACIKA, the ace of Clemson for 3 years :)


$50,000 Wenshan China, P.R.
C50 29 Mar 2011 to 03 Apr 2011 Entry: Q Hard (I)
32 W Oksana KALASHNIKOVA (GEO) 7-6(2) 6-2
16 W Noppawan LERTCHEEWAKARN (THA) 6-1 7-5
SF W Zarina DIYAS (KAZ) 6-4 5-7 3-0 RET
FR L Iryna BREMOND (FRA) 5-7 6-3 5-7
$50,000 Wenshan Qualifying Draw China, P.R.
C50 26 Mar 2011 to 28 Mar 2011 Entry: DA Hard (I)
32 W Xiao ZHOU (CHN) 6-4 6-1
16 W Veronika KAPSHAY (UKR) 6-1 7-5
QF W Doroteja ERIC (SRB) 6-2 7-5

$25,000 Kunming Qualifying Draw China, P.R.
C25 19 Mar 2011 to 21 Mar 2011 Entry: DA Hard (O)
64 W Natela DZALAMIDZE (RUS) 6-2 6-2
32 W Xiaorong DONG (CHN) 6-2 6-2
16 L Tadeja MAJERIC (SLO) 4-6 6-7(6)

$25,000 Sanya Qualifying Draw China, P.R.
C25 12 Mar 2011 to 14 Mar 2011 Entry: DA Hard (O)
64 W Boyan WANG (CHN) 6-1 6-0
32 W Yang SHENG (CHN) 6-1 6-0
16 L Saisai ZHENG (CHN) 6-2 5-7 6-7(3)

FED CUP - Group I, Europe/Africa, Group C, Round Robin Israel
FC 04 Feb 2011 to 04 Feb 2011 Entry: Hard (O)
W Patricia MAYR-ACHLEITNER (AUT) 4-6 7-6(2) 7-5
L Olga GOVORTSOVA (BLR) 2-6 2-6

Jun 19th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Yasmin Schnack of Elk Grove and Amanda Fink of Calabasas lost 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 to Chichi Scholl of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Alyona Sotnikova of Ukraine in the doubles final of the $25,000 Hunt Communities USTA Pro Tennis Classic in El Paso, Texas, the USTA reported. Scholl also won the singles championship.

Mar 4th, 2014, 09:44 PM
Bump...for players like D-Lao, N-Gibbs, M-Sanchez, etc.

Mar 4th, 2014, 10:49 PM
CollegeTennisOnline list of college players in the WTA rankings as of year end 2013: http://www.collegetennisonline.com/tennis/NewsDetail.aspx?nwId=48655

I think they are missing quite a few (e.g. Connie Hsu), but it's a good starting point.

Mar 6th, 2014, 02:54 AM
Would also be cool to see them make a list of girls currently playing in college who have WTA ranks :)

Mar 19th, 2014, 11:32 PM
I know Lauren Embree is still recovering from her hip surgery, but I can't imagine that she would be parking in the handicapped... :confused: