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fantic
May 17th, 2010, 08:23 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

fantic
May 19th, 2010, 04:12 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:

fantic
May 26th, 2010, 08:30 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:

Kevin.
May 26th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Zalameda :angel:

fantic
Jun 6th, 2010, 05:40 AM
Lots of former college players are competing at El Paso. Lists are at my blog

fantic
Jul 21st, 2010, 11:36 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)

gouci
Jul 21st, 2010, 11:45 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:

fantic
Jul 21st, 2010, 11:57 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:

tennisbuddy12
Jul 22nd, 2010, 12:08 AM
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.

Tennisace
Jul 22nd, 2010, 01:30 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.

fantic
Jan 20th, 2011, 11:16 PM
ITF RANCHO SANTA FE

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 :)

davidjaime
Feb 3rd, 2011, 12:50 AM
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

fantic
Feb 9th, 2011, 02:43 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:

fantic
Feb 9th, 2011, 02:54 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)

'JUNIOR SEASON
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:

fantic
Feb 9th, 2011, 02:57 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:

Kevin.
Feb 9th, 2011, 11:52 PM
I read somewhere that Hirsch worked with the CIA :eek:

fantic
Feb 10th, 2011, 05:22 AM
:eek: Too bad she lost today :sobbing:

fantic
Apr 4th, 2011, 02:08 PM
ANI MIJACIKA, the ace of Clemson for 3 years :)

SINGLES

$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
QF W Laura ROBSON (GBR) 4-1 RET
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

gouci
Jun 19th, 2011, 05:41 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.

tie_breaker
Mar 4th, 2014, 10:44 PM
Bump...for players like D-Lao, N-Gibbs, M-Sanchez, etc.

CTSEMT
Mar 4th, 2014, 11:49 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.

hellas719
Mar 6th, 2014, 03:54 AM
Would also be cool to see them make a list of girls currently playing in college who have WTA ranks :)

tie_breaker
Mar 20th, 2014, 12:32 AM
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:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjHl4n7IYAATRvK.jpg

iPatty
Aug 27th, 2014, 03:32 PM
I can't believe Tayler Davis (Cal) is CiCi Bellis' hitting partner/coach. I never thought she was very good. :lol:

tennisbuddy12
Aug 27th, 2014, 05:25 PM
I can't believe Tayler Davis (Cal) is CiCi Bellis' hitting partner/coach. I never thought she was very good. :lol:

Was a great recruit and wasn't too bad in college. Was ranked top 40 in singles and I think the same in doubles. Pro was never on her mind, I think just a Cal education which she got. I read somewhere that they're undefeated when she travels with CiCi, so it'll be interesting when that record stops haha

iPatty
Aug 27th, 2014, 06:42 PM
Was a great recruit and wasn't too bad in college. Was ranked top 40 in singles and I think the same in doubles. Pro was never on her mind, I think just a Cal education which she got. I read somewhere that they're undefeated when she travels with CiCi, so it'll be interesting when that record stops haha

Oh I know she was mildly successful, I just never was impressed by her game. I wouldn't think she would be able to keep up with CiCi if both were going all out. :shrug:

She must be more of a coach and less of a hitting partner. I know CiCi also hits with one of the guys who plays for Stanford.

Amalgamate
Aug 27th, 2014, 07:00 PM
Oh I know she was mildly successful, I just never was impressed by her game. I wouldn't think she would be able to keep up with CiCi if both were going all out. :shrug:

She must be more of a coach and less of a hitting partner. I know CiCi also hits with one of the guys who plays for Stanford.

Yea, CiCi would kill Tayler. I heard Tayler is more like a baby sitter/older sister. "Hitting partner" is just a more PC term. CiCi works with actually accomplished coaches. Tayler is in charge of driving CiCi places, getting her rackets strung, arranging flight travel and hotels, setting up practice sessions with guys at Stanford, and the occasional drills.

iPatty
Aug 27th, 2014, 07:08 PM
Yea, CiCi would kill Tayler. I heard Tayler is more like a baby sitter/older sister. "Hitting partner" is just a more PC term. CiCi works with actually accomplished coaches. Tayler is in charge of driving CiCi places, getting her rackets strung, arranging flight travel and hotels, setting up practice sessions with guys at Stanford, and the occasional drills.

Ah ok, that makes much more sense. :lol:

2nd_serve
Sep 4th, 2014, 03:57 AM
Not sure which thread to post this in, but

Patrick McEnroe Resigns From USTA Development Post

link (http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/ap-source-patrick-mcenroe-resigning-usta-25238352) to abc source

slickshoes510
Sep 4th, 2014, 01:35 PM
Women's Collegiate Invitational draw: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/cw/cwdraw.pdf

Is that draw accurate? How did they come up with it?

Pac-12 vs. UNC and Florida vs. UVA in the first round. Way to go USTA. Loeb and Brady should be the top seeds based on their summer performances.

Inger67
Sep 4th, 2014, 08:28 PM
Women's Collegiate Invitational draw: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/cw/cwdraw.pdf

Is that draw accurate? How did they come up with it?

Pac-12 vs. UNC and Florida vs. UVA in the first round. Way to go USTA. Loeb and Brady should be the top seeds based on their summer performances.

What is this exactly? Will the winner get any sort of future WC?

Kevin.
Sep 4th, 2014, 09:00 PM
I think the winner gets a QWC into next year's US Open.

iPatty
Sep 4th, 2014, 09:24 PM
I think the winner gets a QWC into next year's US Open.


Really? Why were Janowicz and Cercone invited then?

tennisbuddy12
Sep 5th, 2014, 12:42 AM
I think the winner gets a QWC into next year's US Open.

Depends on their ranking at next years us open. If 150, it's a MDWC. Otherwise it's a QWC. They invited members of the all star team and top seniors/players who turned pro

slickshoes510
Sep 5th, 2014, 07:11 AM
Robin Anderson was invited but I'm guessing she pulled out. She hasn't played since the national championship. Hayley Carter was added as a replacement.

CTSEMT
Sep 5th, 2014, 06:03 PM
Really? Why were Janowicz and Cercone invited then?

It is the 6 players on the USTA collegiate team and the 2 highest ranked American graduating seniors (not already on that team). I couldn't believe that was Janowicz/Cercone either, but there really were no other American seniors in the top 30 besides Ahn who was already on that team.

In theory, that would make this upcoming season quite strong for college tennis but then with this no-ad fiasco, who knows or cares :tape:

Also, saw in the NYT that the USTA has "poached" Brady and she is taking the fall off to play pro events. May turn pro?

iPatty
Sep 5th, 2014, 06:25 PM
It is the 6 players on the USTA collegiate team and the 2 highest ranked American graduating seniors (not already on that team). I couldn't believe that was Janowicz/Cercone either, but there really were no other American seniors in the top 30 besides Ahn who was already on that team.

In theory, that would make this upcoming season quite strong for college tennis but then with this no-ad fiasco, who knows or cares :tape:

Also, saw in the NYT that the USTA has "poached" Brady and she is taking the fall off to play pro events. May turn pro?

Giron said the same thing at first but it was NID he would turn pro.

I think Brady will do the same.

slickshoes510
Sep 6th, 2014, 01:43 AM
Loeb vs. Elbaba in the finals. No way do they get into the top 150 on the tour if they continue playing college. Would the winner end up turning pro? I think it's more likely if Loeb turns pro.

2nd_serve
Sep 6th, 2014, 06:26 PM
Giron said the same thing at first but it was NID he would turn pro.

I think Brady will do the same.


Not speaking to the particulars of this case, but the strategy of doing some college years then turning pro, could be a better choice for a range of player than the choice of zero or four years.

tie_breaker
Oct 16th, 2014, 10:16 AM
Does anyone remember Julia Cohen? I believe she played briefly for the Gators before turning pro.

Check this out!!! (http://www.tennislive.net/wta/julia-cohen/)

davidjaime
Oct 19th, 2014, 07:09 PM
So I just found out Yuki Chiang has been playing the ITF Circuit since June. She won a 10K doubles in Japan and is presently playing a 10K in Peru. Does this mean she won't return to college? :(

troyvan
Oct 19th, 2014, 10:55 PM
So I just found out Yuki Chiang has been playing the ITF Circuit since June. She won a 10K doubles in Japan and is presently playing a 10K in Peru. Does this mean she won't return to college? :(

As long as she doesn't accept the prize money, she's still eligible for college play. Tons of the top college players test their games and earn ranking points on the ITF circuit during the summer or even the fall, and then still play college tennis. No issue there, provided they don't take the money.

beachman49
Oct 22nd, 2014, 04:15 PM
I believe they can even keep enough prize money to cover expenses (with receipts). I believe.

Kevin.
Oct 22nd, 2014, 09:11 PM
So I just found out Yuki Chiang has been playing the ITF Circuit since June. She won a 10K doubles in Japan and is presently playing a 10K in Peru. Does this mean she won't return to college? :(

She isn't on roster anymore. I am pretty sure her and Michigan's Amy Zhu are now pro. I have no idea why though.

tie_breaker
Oct 22nd, 2014, 11:08 PM
In the last few years, they changed the rules where they can keep up to $10,000 of their earnings.

In the past, they could only keep up to the amount of their expenses, although I don't know who really monitors that and determines what are qualified expenses. :lol:

tennisbuddy12
Oct 23rd, 2014, 02:14 AM
In the last few years, they changed the rules where they can keep up to $10,000 of their earnings.

In the past, they could only keep up to the amount of their expenses, although I don't know who really monitors that and determines what are qualified expenses. :lol:

I know at tournaments (at least on the USTA Pro Circuit), there are ITA Reimbursement Forms. Also, when you sign in , you mark if you're an amateur or professional.

tie_breaker
Feb 14th, 2015, 01:57 AM
Where Are They Now?
Catching Up with Gator Great Lauren Embree
by Colette Lewis, 13 February 2015
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Lauren Embree had one of the most successful collegiate careers in the University of Florida's storied tennis history, leading the Gators to back-to-back NCAA titles in 2011 and 2012 as the team tournament's Most Outstanding Player, while posting a career singles record of 117-16 during her four years in Gainesville.

http://img.tennisrecruiting.net/articles/2015/WhereAreTheyNow/LaurenEmbree/LEmbreeTRNet.jpg


Former Florida standout Lauren Embree is on the WTA Tour
© Zoo Tennis
The 24-year-old from Marco Island Florida went undefeated (38-0) in SEC singles competition during her career, and is the only woman in conference history to be named SEC Player of the Year three times. In 2013, the five-time All-American finished her senior year No. 1 in the ITA national rankings, but an injury late that year, which resulted in hip surgery, kept her from a smooth transition to the professional circuit.
After rehab, and a stint as an assistant at Florida while she completed her degree in sports management, Embree resumed her professional career on the ITF Women's Circuit in Europe. Last fall she reached the finals of two $25,000 tournaments in the United States, and has earned a career-high WTA ranking of 335. Now living in Santa Monica, California and working with former UCLA volunteer assistant Laura Gordon, Embree has begun the year on the USTA Pro Circuit, where she has competed in four tournaments in the past month.

At the $100,000 Dow Corning Tennis Classic in Midland, Mich., last week, I spoke with her about her return from injury, what she misses about college tennis, and her goals for 2015 and beyond.


Questions and Answers

Colette Lewis (CL): Are you happy with your progress since you've come back from the injury?

Lauren Embree (LE): I am definitely happy with where I am overall, as a person. My mindset is definitely different than what it was when I finished school. I was a little bit unsure about what I wanted to do and if this was what I wanted to do, and then I got hurt, and it really kind of put things in perspective for me a little bit. I just changed my mindset about everything.

I had what I think was a pretty good mindset going out of college, but getting hurt made me realize that this is what I really want to do. So overall, I'm pretty happy with where I am now, as opposed to where I was last spring with my injuries and some personal things, when things weren't looking great for me at the time. But now they're a lot better and I'm happy.


CL: I know you had two wrist surgeries while you were at Florida. Is that an issue at all?

LE: No, no problems with my wrist.

http://img.tennisrecruiting.net/articles/2015/WhereAreTheyNow/LaurenEmbree/Embree2TRNet.jpg

Embree's dramatic comeback clinched the Gators' 2011 NCAA title over Stanford
© Zoo Tennis
CL: And when did you realize you would need hip surgery?
LE: My right hip was giving me trouble, and then I was out in Los Angeles for the [USTA] college camp last December, and that's when it really just kind of tore. But it's fine now.


CL: Have you recovered psychologically from that?

LE: When I first got back, it was really difficult to try to move to one side, be explosive, because I was always trying to make sure it wasn't going to rip again. But they said, listen, that's not going to happen again. We repaired it, you're going to be fine. So it was just trusting myself and just doing it. So that took a little bit to be back playing comfortably and 100 percent. But I feel like I'm back to 100 percent now.


CL: How did you end up with a wild card into this tournament?

LE: I did not apply for a wild card into any tournaments, actually, even the [$]25s, I was just going to try to go through qualifying. And I came up here, thinking I was in qualifying, and the USTA called me and asked me if I wanted a wild card, and I said sure, why not? I haven't taken one and it's a good opportunity. I had heard so many good things about the tournament. Inside, it's obviously not my best surface, but I've got nothing to lose, so I just decided to take it.


CL: What's been your reaction to all the snow?

LE: I've literally only seen snow three or four times in my life. It snowed (in Midland) really bad so that school was cancelled yesterday, so that was like weird for me. This cold is good for about an hour or two, where I can play in the snow for a second, take some pictures, then I'm ready to go home. No, the tournament's great, it's inside, so it's just the walk to the car you have to get past.


CL: What are your goals, anything specific?
LE: I do have a couple of specific goals. One that I'll share is to try and play the qualies of the US Open or Australia next year. That's my main goal. I have other small personal goals for myself, but that's the one, to get around close to that ranking where I have a chance to play.


CL: You played in the main draw of the French Open back in 2009. Where does that rank among your tennis experiences?

LE: That's definitely one of my greatest accomplishments I think, as far as my tennis career goes, but that was a long time ago. I was like 17, I was young, I put no pressure on myself whatsoever, was doing really well. I had just committed to school; life was really good back then. It's definitely one of my greatest memories and experiences, but I've had so many, going through college, and a lot of those are just as good as that one.


CL: Where are you training now?

LE: I'm in California, training mostly at UCLA. The good thing about LA is there's a lot of good people to hit with, that you can connect with. Laura knows a bunch of people, so it's a good spot to be for right now.


CL: How did you start working with Laura?

LE: Long story short, my old coach, Julie Steven, who I've worked with since I was super young, used to coach Laura, so that's how we all know each other. But I was playing doubles with Robin Anderson, who plays 1 at UCLA, at some pro tournaments a bunch last year and she was with Robin a lot, traveling. So on the road, Julie kind of asked her to watch over me, help me out. That's how we met, and she helped me throughout my whole hip surgery, she got me in to see a really good doctor, and was really on me about my rehab. She really helped me get through that six months and then she offered to help me out a little bit, so we've been working together since June.

http://img.tennisrecruiting.net/articles/2015/WhereAreTheyNow/LaurenEmbree/Embree1TRNet.jpg

Embree now lives and trains in Los Angeles
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CL: Who handles your schedule, travel arrangements? Is that something that's all your responsibility now?
LE: That was a big adjustment. You get used to everyone doing it for you, because that's the norm in college, and then you come out and you have to do it all. I basically do all of it, Laura helps me with it, but as far as the traveling and the schedule, the racquet stringing and all that, I do that all myself.


CL: What's the toughest part?

LE: One of them is making a schedule, to be honest. There's so many options and you just want to play everything, but you know that your body can't. The schedule came out in December and Laura and I went over it, had a schedule up until March, because that was all that was out at the time. We've tweaked it here and there, but I just look based on how my ranking is, how many tournaments I want to play and where they are.


CL: What do you miss most about college tennis?

LE: I think the biggest thing I miss is having that support, having a team that's really for you and wanting you to win. Out here, you're just by yourself and not a lot of people want that for you necessarily. So I think just having the camaraderie and the girls on the team and the support of Florida that I had, is something I miss. And I miss my coaches a lot too. Those are like my second dads in school, so just the whole atmosphere is what I miss.


CL: Do you have any ideas about what you might do with your degree after your tennis career?

LE: I've been thinking about it a little bit, but I don't know what I'll do with that degree necessarily. I've never said I'd want to coach, but if I were to coach, it would be college, so maybe try to get a college coaching position when I'm done playing. But I haven't really thought about too much as far as the degree. I just did it because I wanted to stay in sports and it was what was best for me at the time.

CL: You're a Gator for life?

LE: Always, it's in my blood. I still keep in touch with some of the girls. You know you're getting old when there's only one girl on the team that you've played with. They have a really good, young, fun team this year.


CL: What do you think of their prospects for the season?

LE: They're good. They're stacked. They're young but they're all great. Roland [Thornqvist, head coach] will do a good job with them and they'll have fun.

desariofan
Feb 14th, 2015, 05:37 AM
Oh wow this is great about Lauren Embree. Thanks!!!!

hellas719
Feb 14th, 2015, 05:57 AM
:yeah:

Who is the Laura she talks about?

tie_breaker
Feb 14th, 2015, 06:29 AM
:yeah:

Who is the Laura she talks about?

http://dailybruin.com/images/2013/02/web.sp_.2.26.gordon.feat_.picA_-640x476.jpg

http://dailybruin.com/2013/02/25/laura-gordon-crosses-courts-from-player-to-volunteer-assistant-coach-2/

Volunteer assistant coach Laura Gordon played for UCLA women’s tennis coach from 2002 to 2006. Gordon began her UCLA athletic career as a walk-on but went on to earn All-American and All-Pac-10 honors. She walks the line between player and coach, having played college tennis so recently.

slickshoes510
Feb 14th, 2015, 05:28 PM
http://dailybruin.com/images/2013/02/web.sp_.2.26.gordon.feat_.picA_-640x476.jpg

http://dailybruin.com/2013/02/25/laura-gordon-crosses-courts-from-player-to-volunteer-assistant-coach-2/

Volunteer assistant coach Laura Gordon played for UCLA women’s tennis coach from 2002 to 2006. Gordon began her UCLA athletic career as a walk-on but went on to earn All-American and All-Pac-10 honors. She walks the line between player and coach, having played college tennis so recently.

Interesting she's not with UCLA's staff anymore. Is she just coaching full time now?

tie_breaker
Feb 14th, 2015, 06:52 PM
Interesting she's not with UCLA's staff anymore. Is she just coaching full time now?

Isn't she from your neck of the woods? :lol:

tie_breaker
Feb 23rd, 2015, 04:20 AM
https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10999726_841003482639229_4400034847835892400_n.jpg ?oh=1d3ddbe61264aef4675a254021dfb413&oe=558BB18A

USC Women's Tennis
Former NCAA Champion Kaitlyn Christian wins her 1st pro event since leaving USC at $25,000 Surprise, Arizona! Trojans dominated in the event with 3 of the 4 teams in doubles semifinal consisting of a former Trojan and Maria Sanchez reaching the semifinals of singles.

I bet she's waiting for Sabs to graduate...