- Alex Liles
- 5' 5"
- Largo, Fla. (Saddlebrook Preparatory School)
CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA singles ranking: 93 (Feb. 22, 2005) ... Career-high ITA doubles ranking: none … 2006 All-Southeastern Conference Second Team… Earned ITA Scholar Athlete status in 2006 by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5 … 2006 & 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... elected to transfer at the end of the 2006-07 season.
AS A JUNIOR (2006-07)
Awards: SEC Academic Honor Roll
Singles: did not play during the spring due to injury
Doubles: did not play during the spring due to injury
Singles: Preseason Fila National Ranking (Sept. 8): 111 … Fall ITA South Region Ranking (Dec. 8): none ... missed most of the fall with an injury … posted a 2-1 record at the Gator Fall Classic, opening the year with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Duke’s Jenny Zika (Sept. 15) before dropping a tough 7-5, 7-5 decision to USF’s 72nd-ranked Shadisha Robinson … capped the fall with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Miami’s Romy Farah.
Doubles: Preseason Fila National Ranking (Sept. 8): none … Fall ITA South Region Ranking (Dec. 8): none ... posted a 2-0 record with Csilla Borsanyi, 1-0 with Megan Alexander and 0-1 with Lolita Frangulyan … opened with Frangulyan and an 8-5 loss to Miami’s Banada and Farah at the Gator Fall Classic, but finished the event with Borsanyi and earned two solid wins, 8-5 over Duke’s Cargill and Granson and 8-0 over USF’s Keefe and Schumacher.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2005-06)
Awards: ITA Scholar Athlete by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5 ... SEC Academic Honor Roll … Second Team All-SEC
Singles: Final Fila National Ranking: none … Final ITA South Region Ranking: none ... Season-High National Ranking: none …14-2 in dual matches (positions Nos. 4-6), including a 9-1 record in SEC regular-season matches (at Nos. 4-6) … ended the season with a tough 6-4, 6-0 loss to Stanford’s 34th-ranked Celia Durin in the NCAA Team Semifinals ... tallied the clinching victory in the NCAA quarterfinals, downing Baylor’s Zuzana Krchnakova 6-2, 6-4 ... provided the thrilling dual match-clinching victory in the NCAA round of 16 versus UCLA, defeating Elizabeth Lumpkin 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 ... needed just 45 minutes to defeat South Florida’s Luisa Obando 6-0, 6-0 in the NCAA Second Round, posting her second career double-bagel ... was two points from victory in the NCAA first round match against Samford’s Sarah McKey when play was halted ... led her SEC Tournament quarterfinal match versus USC’s Megan McGavock (April 21) 6-2, 5-3 and her SEC final match against Kentucky’s Jessia Giuggioli 6-3, 3-4 (April 23) when play was abandoned ... posted her first career double-bagel win, defeating Auburn’s Irina Pljusznyin (April 2) … played a season-high No. 4 in the lineup against LSU, collecting a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Tiffany Tucker (March 26) … first loss of the season was a 7-6 (6), 6-4 decision to Georgia’s Kelley Hyndman (March 12) … 2-0 in clinching dual matches (UCLA-NCAA 3R, Baylor-NCAA QF) … 3-0 in three-set matches.
Doubles: Final Fila National Ranking: none … Final ITA South Region Ranking: none ... Season-High National Ranking: none … 1-2 doubles record, with the victory coming with Nina Suvak in the 8-1 clinching doubles-point dual match win over Arkansas’ Bordeleau and Cornett … 1-0 with Suvak in clinching doubles-point matches (Arkansas).
Did not compete during the fall season
AS A FRESHMAN (2004-05)
Awards: 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
Singles: Final ITA National Ranking: none ... Final ITA South Region Ranking: none ... Season-high ITA Ranking: 93 (Feb. 22, 2005) … provided the clinching win in UF’s NCAA Championships First Round victory over South Carolina State, topping Gisel Brito 6-0, 6-1 ... collected her first SEC Tournament decision in the SEC Semifinal, topping Vanderbilt’s Annie Menees 6-2, 6-3 ... played dual match positions No. 3 through No. 6 … is 2-1 in clinching dual-match point contests, with the lone loss a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 setback to Kentucky’s 42nd-ranked Sarah Foster at the No. 3 position … rallied for an impressive 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Ole Miss’ Preethi Subramanian (April 10) … Clinched dual match against Duke after winning 12 of final 13 games in a win 6-4, 6-0 against Jenny Zika at the No. 3 position, her second career win at No. 3 position … Opened singles dual-match season with 6-1, 6-1 victory versus UCF’s Jennifer Carati at the No. 4 position, clinching dual match.
Doubles: Final ITA National Ranking: n/a ... Final ITA South Region Ranking: n/a ... Season-high ITA Ranking: n/a … began the dual match season playing the first eight matches with Nina Suvak, but switched to partner with Whitney Benik in 13 of the last 15 through the NCAA team event, posting a 5-5 record and dropping the final four … played near flawless in an 8-0 win over Vanderbilt’s 47th-ranked Taka Bertrand and Amanda Fish in the SEC Semifinals ... has two clinching doubles-point wins with Benik: on April 10 a 8-4 victory versus Ole Miss duo of Mimi Renaudin and Ilona Somers; and in debut with Benik, an 8-2 victory versus Auburn duo of Petra Bercik and Ashley Cowart at No. 2 … with Suvak: 8-0 dual match record … Provided clinching doubles point five times this season with Suvak, including three in a row from Jan. 27 through Feb. 16 ... Clinched doubles point versus Duke’s Clelia Deltour and Parker Goyer with 8-1 victory (March 23) … Rallied from a 4-1 deficit against North Carolina duo of Caitlin Collins and Alex Jurewitz to claim 8-5 win … Opened season on Jan. 22 with 8-0 sweep versus Baylor pair of Carolin Korsawe and Iva Mihaylova.
Singles: ITA Fall South Region Rank: 14 … Advanced to the round of 8 at the ITA South Regional, falling to eventual champion and No. 2-ranked Megan Bradley of Miami … posted two victories over nationally ranked opponents, including a 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Alabama’s 49th-ranked Ashley Bentley in the round of 16 at the ITA Regional … reached the third round of the Riviera/ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying event … battled injury during the preseason, but still won her collegiate debut with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Florida State’s Miranda Foley in the Gator Fall Classic.
Doubles: Collected a 2-1 record with Nina Suvak … also played once with Boglarka Berecz, falling to Miami’s nationally ranked pair of Megan Bradley and Audrey Banada 8-6 at the Miami Fall Classic … paired with Jennifer Magley in a 8-5 loss to Florida State’s 58th-ranked Clarke and Moldovan at the Gator Fall Classic … Liles and Magley had never even practiced together prior to that pairing.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA
Alex Liles trained at Saddlebrook Academy … significant coaches include Jimmy Brown and Drew Wager … finalist at the 2003 Super National Clay Courts, where she dropped a tough 6-7 (4), 6-0, 7-6 (1) decision to top-seeded Audra Cohen … a doubles quarterfinalist at the 2003 Milo Cup played in Santiago, Chili … won the 2003 Tallahassee National Open and the Naples National Open … in 2001 reached the round of 16 at the 2001 Orange Bowl, won the Chanda Rubin International doubles crown with Jackie Carleton while reaching the semifinals of the singles draw … also in 2001 was a mixed doubles quarterfinalist at the Eddie Herr International … placed fifth at the 2001 Easter Bowl Girls’ 18 draw … reached a season-high USTA singles ranking of No. 8 in 2003.
|All-time Dual Match||Overall|
|Singles By Position||#1||#2||#3||#4||#5||#6||Record|
|Alex Liles (2005)||3-2||5-2||4-2||2-0||14-6|
|Alex Liles (2006)||1-0||5-0||8-2||14-2|
|Alex Liles (2007) – no matches played||0-0|
|Liles’ NCAA Career Record|