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Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond

U.S.A. - Tennis

Years at UF
1991-93
Events
Women's Doubles & Mixed Doubles

2012 Olympic Schedule

Representing the U.S.A. in Women's Doubles (with Leisel Huber) & Mixed Doubles (with Mike Bryan)

Won BRONZE MEDAL in Mixed Doubles!

Date Time ET Event - Women's Doubles
Opponent Result
28-Jul -- First Round Doubles --  bye
1-Aug 12:30 pm Second Round Doubles Radwanska/Radwanska (Poland)  W, 6-4, 7-6 (3)
1-Aug  9:30 am Quarterfinals Doubles Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesina (Russia)  W, 6-3, 6-3
3-Aug 7 am Semifinals Doubles Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka(CZE)  L 6-1, 7-6 (2)
5-Aug 9 am  Bronze Medal Match Doubles Maria Kirlenko/Nadio Petrova (RUS)  L, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

 

Date Time ET Event - Mixed Doubles
Opponent Result
1-Aug 12:30 pm First Round Mixed Doubles Sara Errani/Andreas Seppi (Italy) W, 7-5, 6-3
3-Aug 11:30 am Quarterfinals Mixed Doubles Dulko / del Potro (ARG) W, 6-2, 7-5
4-Aug 1 pm Semifinals Mixed Doubles Victoria Azarenka / Max Mirnyi (BLR) L, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)
5-Aug 11 am Bronze Medal Match Mixed Doubles Sabine Lisicki / Christopher Kas (GER)  W, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)

 

 

WTA Tour Bio

NBC Olympics Bio

 

Gator Bio:

ITA NATIONALLY‑RANKED No.  1  SINGLES (1993 Final Poll)

ITA NATIONALLY‑RANKED No. 30  DOUBLES (1993 Final Poll)

 

* 1992 & 1993 SINGLES ALL‑AMERICAN *

* 1992 & 1993 SEC FIRST TEAM SINGLES & DOUBLES*

 

COLLEGIATE GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONSHIPS:

1993 NCAA Singles

1992 NCAA Singles

1992 ROLEX National Indoor

1991 ITA Clay Court

 

 

CAREER COLLEGIATE RECORDS

Singles                  Doubles

Fall 1991               15‑0 (1.000)          0‑0 ( .000)

Spring 1992          35‑4 ( .897)           11‑4 ( .733)

Spring 1993          34‑0 (1.000)          7‑2 ( .778)

Totals                    84‑4 ( .954)           18‑6 ( .750)

 

 

AGGREGATE RECORDS

Set          Game                     Tiebreak

Fall 1991               30‑ 0      182‑ 57                  0‑0

Spring 1992          72‑13    477‑249                 0‑0

Spring 1993          68‑ 1      414‑116                 3‑0

Totals                    170‑14   1073‑422              3‑0

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RECORD HOLDER (upon graduation)

Career Singles Winning Percentage, .954

(Smashing previous mark of .893)

 

Singles Season Winning Percentage, 1.000

(Passing previous mark of .929)

 

Singles Season Wins, 1991‑92 50‑4

(Crushing previous mark of 39‑3)

 

 

RAYMOND'S REIGN

In two seasons, Raymond collected 70 per­cent of her 84 wins against the top‑ranked col­legiate players, including:

                                                                        16 vs. Top‑10 Players in the Nation

                                                                        58 vs. Top‑74 Players in the Nation

 

In addition, Raymond defeated 13 top‑180 world‑ranked professional players in 1992‑93, including No. 17 Amy Frazier (Nov. '92).

 

SPRING (1993)

Announced Wed., April 14, to forgo amateur status at the conclusion of the NCAA Championships in May to join the women's professional circuit.

 

In the 1993 NCAA Singles Championship, earned six wins in four days to capture second consecutive title ... Lost only 23 total games in the NCAA Singles Tournament, which is the fewest games lost by the eventual champion. The previous record of 32 games was shared by Patty Fen­dick of Stanford (1987) and Raymond (1992) ... first round, defeated Stanford's No. 39 Khristine Kurth 6‑3, 6‑1 in 60 minutes ... second round, defeated Southern Cal's No. 28 Suzie Italiano 7‑6 (9‑7), 6‑0 in 1 hour, 25 minutes ... third round, defeated Texas' No. 35 Jackie Moe 6‑3, 6‑1 in 54 minutes ... quarterfinals, defeated California's No. 13 Pam Nelson 6‑1, 6‑3 in 56 minutes ... semifinals, defeated Texas' No. 10 Kelly Pace 6‑1, 6‑0 in 53 minutes ... finals, defeated North Carolina's No. 11 Cinda Gurney 6‑3, 6‑1 in 49 minutes.

 

In the NCAA Team Championships, led team to semifinal finish with three straight set wins at no. 1 singles ... in the second round defeated Brigham Young's Evica Koljanin 6‑1, 6‑0 ... in the quarter­finals, defeated Arizona State's No. 27 Kori David­son 6‑2, 6‑2 ... in the semifinals, defeated Texas' No. 7 Susan Gilchrist 6‑2, 6‑2.

 

No. 1 collegiate player in America at the conclu­sion of each collegiate season ... two‑time TENNIS magazine‑ITA Collegiate Player of the Year ... second player in NCAA history to win back‑to‑back singles crowns (1986 and 1987) ... third player to win two NCAA titles in a career ... Ties former Stan­ford player Sandra Birch with record number (four) of grand slam titles in a career ‑ however, Raymond only used two of four‑year eligibility period ... SEC Player of the Year, guiding Florida to fourth‑straight title and 12th first place finish in 13‑year history of conference championship ... ROLEX All‑Star team ... named 1992 HONDA/Broderick Sports Award winner for Tennis and Philadelphia  Amateur Athlete of the Year by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association ... nominee for the 1993 Honda Broderick Sports Award (announced in Sept.) ... voted by team as Most Valuable Player ... selected First Team singles and doubles All‑SEC ... ended career on a 44 match win‑streak, claiming 42 of those wins in straight sets ... also won 40 during win‑streak in less than one hour of court time ‑ commonly known as the "Lisa Raymond Tanning Hour" ... during two‑year career, only lost 13 sets in 88 total matches ... in 1993, defeated 26 players ranked in the top‑74 in the nation, including 7 wins against top‑10 players ... owns an outstanding ag­gregate game record of 1073‑422, winning 72 per­cent of all games played in a match ... CNN Head­line Sports as the Female Amateur Athlete of the Week on Saturday, April 10, 1993 ‑ Florida's first student‑athlete to receive the prime time honor.

 

SUMMER & FALL (1992)

Provided the United States with two singles wins in the 20th annual Maureen Connolly Brinker Cup Challenge to help the team to a 6‑5 victory over Great Britain ...UF teammate Andrea Farley and Raymond were the only amateurs on the five‑member select squad, which included touring professionals No. 17 Amy Frazier, No. 83 Audra Keller and No. 216 Luanne Spadea.

 

Played world‑ranked No. 1 Monica Seles in second round of U.S. Open...lost 7‑5, 6‑0...Seles said "Whatever she (Raymond) touched just went in fast. I mean, she hit four or five shots ‑ just really great shots. Even when you play Steffi (you) are not expecting them."...received a wild card into the U.S. Open main draw...defeated No. 130 Austria's Petra Ritter 6‑3, 6‑3 to advance to stadium court matchup against Seles...reached main draw of both the Virginia Slims of Los Angeles and Canadian Open...defeated three top‑122 players en route to a first round Virginia Slims matchup against world‑ranked No. 17 Amy Frazier...dropped a tight straight‑set match 7‑5, 7‑6 (7‑5) to the eighth‑seeded Frazier...defeated two top‑172 opponents to qualify for the main draw of the Canadian Open...upset No. 69 Mariaan DeSwardt in the first round 6‑4, 3‑6, 6‑3 before falling to No. 9 Manuela Maleeva‑Fragniere 6‑1, 6‑2 in the second...also played Team Tennis for the Tampa Bay Action...teaming with pro Kathy Rinaldi for a doubles victory over San Antonio...all 11 summer matches were against professional opponents ranked top 172 in the world...compiled 8‑3 summer mark...has forfeited $41,581 in prize money since coming to college, including $12,400 from the 1992 U.S. Open.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (1991‑92)

Only player in NCAA history, either male or female, to win three collegiate grand slam titles in one season...ITCA Clay Court, ROLEX National Indoor and NCAA champion...1992 TENNIS magazine Col­legiate Player of the Year...National Rookie of the Year...ROLEX National All‑Star team...All‑Southeastern Conference...played consistent No. 1 for the national champion Lady Gators...won nine of 10 NCAA matches (team & singles) in straight sets and expired less than one hour of playing time...won 20‑straight matches to begin freshman collegiate campaign, including 19 in straight sets...captured four tournament titles during win‑streak, including 1991 National Clay Courts, 1991 Gator Fall Classic, 1991 SEC Coaches Indoors and 1992 ROLEX National Indoors...first collegiate player, either male or female, to win both the Na­tional Clay and National Indoors, both in a single season or a career...one of six women's singles players to win two grand slam events in a season...has won eight‑straight national amateur titles, including Clay, Indoor and NCAA crowns, previously claimed five 18‑and‑under national championships...named VOLVO Tennis/Player of the Month for February...assisted UF to the 1992 National Team Indoor Championship...compiled a 50‑4 1991‑92 record, a 35‑4 spring mark, including 39 straight‑set victories...won 32‑of‑50 matches against top‑87 opponents...tallied a 100‑10 ag­gregate set record and a 655‑295 aggregate game record record...top‑10 victories (rankings at time of match) :    No. 1 Georgia's Shannan McCarthy 6‑3, 6‑3; No. 2   Mississippi's Paloma Collantes (three times):   No. 5 Miami's Melissa Mazzotta 6‑3, 6‑2; No. 5 Stanford's Heather Whillens (twice); No. 6 Arizona's Danielle Scott 6‑2, 6‑3; No. 8 Kentucky's Susan Klingenberg 6‑4, 6‑2...nationally‑ranked twice in doubles, including a season‑high No. 28 with partner Jill Brenner and No. 26 with Erika Kuttler...posted an 11‑4 doubles mark, including wins over three top‑25 teams...received a wild card invitation into the main draw of the Virginia Slims of Florida, March 3‑14, 1992, and defeated veteran Peanut Harper 6‑3, 6‑1, on centre court.

 

SUMMER (1991)

Qualified for West Chester Ladies Cup and beat Susan Sloane, world‑ranked No. 43 in first round...lost to Rosalyn Fairbank‑Nideffer, No. 75, in the quarterfinals...received a wild card to the U.S. Open qualifiers.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA

Nationally‑ranked number one in singles and doubles (girls 18‑and‑under)...first recipient of the "Dorothy Anderson Memorial Scholarship", donated by former Gator and current Chicago Bear Neal Anderson in memory of his mother...won five national titles, including one on every surface ‑ and the 1990 National crowns in both singles and doubles...captured 1990 Easter Bowl title, 1990 Hard Courts, 1989 International Grass Courts and 1987 Clay courts...teamed with Jennifer Capriati in 1987 to win Girls 14s National Doubles Championships...awarded the prestigious Maureen Connolly Brinker Outstanding Junior Girl Award in 1989 and 1990 (The award and the Foundation were the dream of the late Maureen Connolly Brinker, three‑time Wimbledon  champion and the winner of the first Grand Slam of women's tennis. The award is presented each year to the girl player considered by the committee to have the most out­standing full season performance.)...also received 1990 TENNIS magazine junior girl Player‑of‑the‑Year Award...was chosen to three select teams, in­cluding the 1987 and 1989 Brinker Cup team (U.S. vs. Australia), 1990 Continental Cup Team and the 1989 and 1990 USTA National Juniors team...while serving as one‑of‑nine members on the National team which competed in Italy, Belgium, France and England, including the Wimbledon Juniors Tournament...also qualified for the U.S. Open in 1989 and 1990 and played in the singles, doubles and mixed‑doubles draws in 1990.

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