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Lauren Embree

Height
5' 6"
CLASS
So.
Hometown
Marco Island, Fla.
Experience
1L
School
Lely HS

(as of August 20, 2013)

 

Major: Sport Management

 

(on pace to earn her degree in December of 2013 after completing an internship during the 2013 Fall)

 

 

CAREER RECORD

 

OVERALL

DUAL

SEC

NCAA

OVERALL

DUAL

SEC

NCAA

YEAR

SINGLES

SINGLES

SINGLES

SINGLES

DOUBLES

DOUBLES

DOUBLES

DOUBLES

2009-10

32-6

20-3

9-0

4-1

37-7

24-3

9-1

5-2

2010-11

28-1

24-0

9-0

8-1

28-4

27-0

10-0

5-0

2011-12

31-6

22-2

10-0

6-1

30-5

25-2

11-0

6-2

2012-13

26-3

20-1

10-0

3-2

24-9

20-6

8-3

5-2

Totals

117-16

86-6

38-0

21-5

119-25

96-11

38-4

21-6

 

All-Time Dual Match, Singles By Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

Record

2009-10

20-3

 

 

 

 

 

20-3

2010-11

6-0

18-0

 

 

 

 

24-0

2011-12

10-0

12-2

 

 

 

 

22-2

2012-13

20-1

 

 

 

 

 

20-1

Totals

56-4

30-2

 

 

 

 

86-6

 

Lauren Embree reached a career-high WTA Tour world doubles ranking of 334 on Aug. 6, 2012 ... ranked a career-best No. 462 in the WTA singles listing on Sept. 21, 2009 ... one of three collegiate women selected to represent the United States in December of 2011 and again in 2012 at the sixth annual Master’U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate competition held in Rouen, France (in 2012 joined Arizona State’s Jacqueline Cako and Southern California’s Zoë Scandalis; 2011 joined Duke’s Beatrice Capra and Arizona State’s Jacqueline Cako) … selected to the 2010, 2011 & 2012 USTA Summer Collegiate Team ... missed the majority of the 2010 fall season – playing only five doubles matches- when she was rehabilitating her left wrist (ruptured tendon) that required two surgeries (in June 2010 and in late October 2010) … headlined UF’s 2009 incoming class that is ranked No. 1 in the country by tennisrecruiting.net, which rated her No. 1 in the country in the Girls’ Class of 2009 list on Aug. 26, 2009 … enrolled at UF for the 2009 Summer B session that began on June 29 … earned a wildcard and competed in the qualifying draw for the 2009 U.S. Open … won a French Open wildcard and competed on the clay in Roland Garros in May of 2009, where she made her WTA tournament debut, playing on Suzanne Lengler court

 

CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA singles ranking: 1 (all during 2012-13 season: Feb. 26, March 12, 26, April 9, 16, 23, May 2 and FINAL) ... Career-high ITA doubles ranking: 6 (with Joanna Mather, 2010 Fall) ... won the 2012 Riviera/ITA All-American Singles Championships, becoming the 20th different Gator to win a collegiate Grand Slam title, as well as the 10th to claim one on the singles court; fourth different Gator to win the Riviera/ITA All-American Singles Championship, joining Jill Craybas (1995), Jessica Lehnhoff (2001) and Allie Will (2011) … clinched the 2011 and the 2012 NCAA Team Championship point ... the first player in history to clinch the NCAA team title with a third-set tie-breaker victory in the final match on the courts since the collegiate tennis began the doubles-followed-by-singles format in 2001 (did so rallying from a 4-0 third-set deficit to clinch the 4-3 team win, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (6)) ... won all five 2011 doubles dual matches she played at the 2011 NCAA Team Championships, while completing four of six singles matches - all wins ... 2011 and 2013 Honda Award for Tennis Finalist (one of four) ... 2013 ITA National Senior Player of the Year ... 2010, 2012 & 2013 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year (first player in the 21-year history of the award to receive the SEC’s top individual honor three times in a career)first freshman in SEC history to be voted SEC Player of the Year (2010) …  became sixth different Gator named SEC Player of the Year; second player in SEC history to be voted Player of the Year twice (UF’s Jill Craybas) … 2012 & 2013 SEC All-Tournament Team … 2011 & 2012 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player ... 2012 NCAA All-Tournament, No. 2 Singles ... 2011 NCAA All-Tournament, No. 2 Singles and No. 2 Doubles ... 2011 ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch (has an outstanding season and is expected to perform at a high level the rest of his or her career; this award’s criteria also includes a player’s sportsmanship and character.) … 2010 ITA National Rookie Player of the Year ... 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... 2010 NCAA All-Tournament Team, No. 1 Singles and No. 2 Doubles ... 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 All-SEC First Team … SEC Player of the Week (April 12, 2011; March 5, 2012; Feb. 4, March 20, 2013) … 2011 ITA National Women’s Team Indoor All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Singles) … 2011 ITA National Women’s Team Indoor All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Doubles) … 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Singles All-American ... 2012 Doubles All-American ... won the 2011 Riviera/ITA All American consolation doubles draw with Joanna Mather … three-time SEC Freshman of the Week honoree in 2009-10 … compiled a career-best 43-match dual match singles win streak (from 2010-12) … 10th different true freshman to start opening day playing the No. 1 singles position and only the second true freshman to start at the No. 1 singles position since 1994 … competed in the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 NCAA Singles and 2010, 2012 & 2013 Doubles Championships ... Selected as the No. 1 overall seed for the 2013 NCAA Singles Championships ... compiled a 28-1 singles record in 2011, for a winning percentage of 96.6, the second highest in a season in UF history (Lisa Raymond was 34-0 in 1993) … voted 2012 & 2013 Most Valuable Player (team award) ... 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll… compiled a 49-2 dual match doubles record with Joanna Mather, the second-most by a doubles team in program history; the 24-1 record with Mather in 2012 was tied for the fifth-most dual match wins in a season by a team ... became the 24th Gator to win 100 career singles matches on Feb. 18, 2013, in a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 singles win against North Carolina’s No. 7 Gina Suarez-Malaguti. With the win, Embree became only the eighth Gator to win 100 singles and 100 doubles matches in a career … undefeated in career in SEC regular-season play with a 38-0 record in dual singles matches … highest ranked opponent defeated: No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, Texas A&M (6-2, 6-1, April 20, 2013 in the SEC Semifinal) and No. 4 Hilary Barte, Stanford (6-4, 6-4, May 25, 2010 in NCAA Final)…

 

 

EMBREE IN THE GATOR RECORD BOOK (upon graduation)

NCAA Dual Match Records:

No. 1 for NCAA dual match total combined singles and doubles wins (34-4) ... No. 1 for NCAA dual match doubles wins (19-3) ... T-No. 1 for NCAA dual match singles wins (15-1) ... No. 3 for NCAA dual match combined singles and doubles winning percentage (34-4 record, 89.5%)

 

CAREER RECORDS

No. 5 for career combined singles and doubles wins (236) ... No. 2 for career dual match singles winning percentage (93.5 percent, 86-6) ... No. 3 for career singles winning percentage (88.0 percent, 117-16) ... Tied-No. 3 for career doubles wins (119) ... Tied-No. 9 for career dual match singles wins (86) ... No. 12 for career singles wins (117) ... No. 12 for career doubles winning percentage (82.6 percent, 119-25) ... No. 2 for career dual match doubles wins with Joanna Mather (49-2, 2010-12) ... No. 4 for doubles wins as a team (with Joanna Mather) in career (55)

 

SEASON RECORDS

No. 2 for singles winning percentage in a season (96.6 percent, 28-1, 2011) ... Tied-No. 9 for doubles wins in a season (37 in 2010) ... No. 4 for singles winning streak (28 straight during 2011 season) ... No. 3 for doubles winning streak (with Joanna Mather, 23 straight in 2012) ... Tied-No. 9 for doubles winning streak (with Joanna Mather, 15 straight in 2011)

 

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

87-15 versus ranked opponents … 16-5 record in three-set matches (12-3 in dual matches) … 19-0 in singles dual match clinching matches … 31-4 in doubles-point clinching matches ... in NCAA dual matches was 15-1 in singles (3-0 in clinchers) and 19-3 in doubles (7-0 in clinching doubles-point matches)

 

 

AS A SENIOR (2012-13)

Awards: ITA National Senior Player of the Year ... Finalist for the Honda Award for Tennis (1 of 4) ... Selected as the No. 1 overall seed in the 2013 NCAA Singles Championships (third Gator) ... Selected for the 2013 NCAA Doubles Championships ... SEC Player of the Year … First Team All-SEC … SEC All-Tournament Team … ITA Collegiate All-Star Team … SEC Player of the Week (February 4 and March 20) … won the Riviera/ITA All-American Singles Championship … achieved her first-ever No. 1 ITA National Singles Ranking in the Feb. 26 ranking…won her 100th career singles match on Feb. 18. … won her 100th career doubles match on Feb. 2 … became the eighth Gator to win 100 singles and 100 doubles matches in a career on Feb. 18… won her 114th career doubles match (April 21 vs. Georgia’s No. 1-ranked team of Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia in the SEC final), tying for fourth most in program history with Jessica Lehnhoff and Nina Suvak ... Most Valuable Player (team award)

 

Singles: FINAL ITA National Ranking: 1… Season-High National Singles Ranking: 1 (Feb. 26, March 12, 26, April 9, 16, 23, May 3, FINAL) …Final ITA Southeast Region Ranking: 1 … 20-1 in dual matches … 10-0 in SEC regular-season matches … lost to Arizona State’s No. 21 Jacqueline Cako, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships, her final collegiate singles match ... had won 39 consecutive dual matches until her loss to Stanford’s No. 13 Nicole Gibbs in the NCAA Semifinals ... her tough 6-2, 6-0 win against Cal’s No. 8 Anett Schutting gave UF a 2-1 lead in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... posted her first double-bagel singles win of the season during the NCAA First Round win against Marist’s Kelsey Raynor that gave UF a 3-0 lead ... won her 100th career singles matches on Feb. 18 in a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 win against No. 7 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) … eighth Gator to win 100 singles and 100 doubles matches in a career … achieved her first-ever No. 1 ITA National Singles Ranking in the Feb. 26 ranking and remained at the top spot through (present) … clinched the dual match versus Georgia on March 15 by defeating No. 7 Lauren Herring 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 … highest ranked opponent played: No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, Texas A&M (won, 6-2, 6-1, on April 20 in the SEC Semifinal) … highest ranked opponent defeated: No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, Texas A&M (6-2, 6-1, on April 20 in the SEC Semifinal)  … 24-3 versus ranked opponents …19-1 in dual matches versus ranked opponents … 6-0 record in three-set matches (4-0 in dual matches) … record in dual singles match clinching matches: 2-0

 

FALL SEASON: Preseason ITA National Singles Ranking: 6 … competed in two events, both grand slams … won the first national singles title of her illustrious career by gutting out a classic three-setter in the final of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, halting the run of Virginia’s Julia Elbaba by rallying for the 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, victory; was receiving down 2-0 and 4-2 in the final set, before she staged another of her classic comebacks by winning the next four games and earning the championship … reached the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA National Indoors, dropping a 6-1, 6-1 decision to California’s No. 36-ranked Zsofi Susanyi

 

Doubles: FINAL ITA National Ranking: 11 (with Sofie Oyen) and 57 (with Danielle Collins) … Season-High and FINAL National Doubles Ranking: 11 (May 3, Final, with Sofie Oyen) … Final ITA Southeast Region Ranking: 2 (with Oyen), 8 (with Collins) … 20-6 in dual matches … 8-3 in SEC regular-season matches … lost in the NCAA Doubles Championships round of 16 (with Oyen) to Alabama’s No. 7 Alexa Guarachi and MaryAnne Macfarlane ... became the 14th Gator to win 100 career doubles matches when she and Sofie Oyen defeated Baylor’s Ema Burgic and Kiah Generette 8-5 on Feb. 2 … secured the important doubles point in the NCAA Quarterfinals with an 8-4 win against Cal’s No. 33 Lynn Chi and Anett Schutting after the other two matches had split results ... provided the clinching doubles-point win in the NCAA round of 16 match against Duke’s Mary Clayton and Hanna Mar (8-1) ... became the 18th Gator to win a combined 200 career singles and doubles matches in her defeat of No. 7 Mary Clayton and Ester Goldfeld 8-4 at Duke with Sofie Oyen on Feb. 17 … lost to No. 10 Courtney Colton and Lauren Mira (Vanderbilt) 8-6 with Sofie Oyen in the SEC Quarterfinal …defeated No. 11 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar and Wen Sun (Texas A&M) 8-2 with Oyen in the SEC Semifinal … defeated No. 1 Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia (Georgia) 9-8 (7-2) with Oyen in the SEC Final to clinch the doubles point and win her 114th career doubles victory, which ties for the fourth-most in program history with Jessica Lehnhoff and Nina Suvak … 11-4 in dual doubles point clinching matches (3-0 in NCAAs) … 3-1 in dual matches with Brianna Morgan …17-5 in dual matches with Sofie Oyen … 7-4 in dual matches versus ranked opponents with Sofie Oyen …

 

FALL SEASON: Preseason ITA National Doubles Ranking: 15 (with Danielle Collins) … compiled a 3-2 record all with Collins and all versus nationally-ranked opponents … lost in the consolation final of the Riviera All-American Championship with Collins, dropping an 8-3 decision to Pepperdine’s seventh-ranked Guillermo and Issara, after upsetting Texas Tech’s sixth-ranked Adams and Kilgo 9-7 in the quarterfinals and UCLA’s second-ranked Dolehide and Montez, 8-6 in the semifinals

 

AS A JUNIOR (2011-12)

Awards: 2012 NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player ... 2012 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team, No. 2 Singles ... Singles All-American ... Doubles All-American ... SEC Player of the Year … First Team All-SEC … SEC All-Tournament Team … SEC Player of the Week (March 5) … Compiled a 43-match dual match singles winning streak … Riviera/ITA All American Consolation Doubles Title (with Joanna Mather) … Most Valuable Player (team award) … Selected for and represented the U.S. at the sixth annual Master’U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate team competition held December 8-11, 2011, in Rouen, France (1 of 3 collegiate women) … earned berth into the NCAA Singles Championships - reaching the round of 16 - and the NCAA Doubles Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals ... selected to the 2012 USTA Summer Collegiate Team

 

Singles: FINAL ITA National Singles Ranking: 10 … FINAL ITA South Region Ranking: 3 ... Season-High National Singles Ranking: 5 (September 2011) … 31-6 overall and 22-2 in dual matches (10-0 SEC dual matches) … extended her career record in SEC regular-season singles matches to 29-0 and playing either the No. 1 or No. 2 position … finished the dual match season tied for a team-best 22 wins in 24 matches, with four of those victories coming in NCAA Championships action ... extended her win streak to 20 before falling to Duke’s No. 1-ranked Beatrice Capra in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championships .... won her last 18 matches in dual match competition … clinched the 2012 NCAA Team title with a 6-4, 6-0 win against UCLA’s 98th-ranked McCall Jones ... earned the first singles win of the NCAA Semifinals, defeating Duke’s Ester Goldfeld, 6-4, 6-1 ... captured an impressive 6-4, 6-1 win against Michigan’s No. 93-ranked Brooke Bolender in the NCAA Round of 16 and gave UF a 3-0 lead ... one of three UF singles matches playing match-point at the exact same time to clinch the NCAA Second Round win against Washington State, and finished third of the trio and earned a 6-2, 6-3 decision against No. 108 Elisabeth Fournier to cap the team victory ... earned a spot on the SEC All-Tournament Team after winning both matches she completed, including the thrilling 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 comeback win against Georgia’s seventh-ranked Chelsey Gullickson in the team final … named SEC Player of the Week on March 5 after she won all three singles matches the previous week, capped by a thrilling comeback against Georgia’s Lauren Herring, as Embree rallied from down a set to force a third, then came back from down 2-1 in the deciding frame in the last match on court and the team score locked at 3-all, to win the three-setter and help the No. 15-ranked Gators upset No. 4 Georgia in Athens … did not lose a GAME in singles through the first two dual matches of the season … won her first two dual matches of the year and extended her overall dual match singles win streak to 43, before falling to Baylor’s Nina Secerbegovic, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 … 19-5 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent defeated: No. 7 Chelsey Gullickson, Georgia (3-6, 6-4, 7-5, April 22) … highest ranked opponent played: No. 1 Mallory Burdette, Stanford (lost 6-1, 6-2, Feb. 12) … 4-2 record in three-set matches (3-1 in dual matches) … 6-0 in singles dual match clinching matches, including 2-0 the NCAA Team Final!

 

FALL SEASON: competed in three different events, falling to the eventual champion in two of them en route to a 7-3 record, with a 3-3 mark against ranked opponents … earned an at-large spot into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships, where she played a pair of three-setters, dropping a tough 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 decision in the round of 16 to SMU’s 10th-ranked Marta Lesniak, who won the tournament … reached the final of the USTA/ITA SE Regionals, falling to No. 9 Chelsea Gullickson of Georgia in the final … advanced to the round of 16 at the Riviera/ITA All-American, defeating Boston College’s Katarina Galic before losing to Kansas State’s Petra Niedermayerova … 3-2 vs. ranked opponents … 1-1 in three-set matches

 

Doubles: FINAL ITA National Singles Ranking: 16 (with Mather) … FINAL ITA South Region Ranking: 3 (with Mather) ... Season-High National Ranking: 11 (March 13 with Mather) … 29-5 overall record, 24-2 in dual matches (including 11-0 in SEC regular-season matches) playing with Joanna Mather (25-2) and Sofie Oyen (1-1) … advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships, highlighted by a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win againt California’s No. 5-ranked team of Annie Goransson and Anett Schutting; lost to Tennessee’s No. 10-ranked Natalie Pluskota and Kata Szekely, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) ... had entered the NCAA Team Quarterfinals riding a 23-match win streak with Mather - the third longest streak in program history - before dropping the 8-4 decision to Miami’s 76th-ranked Lina Lileikite and Gabriela Mejia; that loss also snapped her individual 18-match win streak ... rallied for the 9-7 clinching win against Michigan’s Mimi Nguyen and Michelle Sulahian, who were serving for the match at 7-5, in the NCAA Quarterfinals after the other two matches had split decisions ... clinched the doubles point in the NCAA Second Round with an 8-2 win against Washington State’s Liudmila Vasilieva & Elizaveta Luzina ... earned an 8-0 win vs. South Carolina State’s Victoria Khatcei and Laura Bosneag in the NCAA First Round … provided the crucial clinching win in the SEC Tournament final with an 8-5 win against Georgia’s Chelsey Gullickson and Alina Jerjomina after the other two matches had split decisions; also on the winning end of the clinching 8-6 decision at Georgia (March 4) during the regular season … 6-0 in doubles-point clinching matches

 

FALL SEASON: logged a 3-2 record in two events (both with Joanna Mather), with the highlight of winning the 2011 Riviera/ITA All American consolation doubles draw, defeating Virginia’s ninth-ranked Hardenbergh and Vierra, 8-0, in the final, after earning wins against Georgia Tech’s sixth-ranked pair of Lilley and O’Neill, 8-2 … dropped a round of 16 decision to Tennessee’s Plukota and Szekely in the USTA/ITA National Indoors

 

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11)

Awards: Honda Award for Tennis Finalists (one of four players) ... selected to the 2011 USTA Summer Collegiate Team ... NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player ... NCAA All-Tournament Team, No. 2 Singles and No. 2 Doubles ... NCAA Singles Championships Semifinalist ... Singles All-American ... ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch ... All-SEC First Team … SEC Player of the Week (April 12) … ITA National Women’s Team Indoor All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Singles) … ITA National Women’s Team Indoor All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Doubles) ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... staged a 28-match singles win streak that was the fourth-longest run in program history ... went 24-0 in singles dual matches and 26-0 in doubles dual matches

 

Singles: FINAL ITA National Singles Ranking: 9 … FINAL ITA Southeast Regional Ranking: 3 ... Season-High National Singles Ranking: 4 (2010 Fall) … 28-1 overall and 24-0 in dual matches (9-0 SEC dual matches) … played the No. 2 spot (18-0) for the majority of the dual match season, before taking her spot on court one for the first time on April 1 versus Kentucky’s Megan Broderick (W, 6-4, 6-1) … rallied from a 4-0 third-set deficit to defeat Stanford’s 22nd-ranked Mallory Burdette 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the dual-match clinching win in the NCAA Team Final; became first player in history to clinch the NCAA team title with a third-set tie-breaker victory in the final match on the courts since the collegiate tennis began the doubles-followed-by-singles format in 2001 ... advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships, where she was forced to retire from injury (torn off toenail) after splitting sets with Stanford’s Stacey Tan (loss was only of season, with her 28-match winning streak the fourth-longest in UF history) ... knocked out the NCAA’s sixth-seeded Bianca Eichkorn of Miami 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the 64-player NCAA Singles Championships ... won all three of her completed dual matches at the NCAA Team Championships site, including the victory against Burdette and the 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 decision against Clemson’s 48th-ranked Keri Wong in the a tight dual match win and an impressive 6-2, 6-2 victory over UCLA’s Noelle Hickey in the NCAA Semifinals ... earned a place on the ITA National Indoor All-Tournament Team for singles (No. 2 position) and doubles (No. 2 position) after leading the Gators into the championship match … 17-1 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent played: No. 6 Eichkorn of Miami … 5-0 in three-set matches with four coming in dual match action … 5-0 in clinching matches, including the epic 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (6) win against Stanford’s 22nd-ranked Mallory Burdette after trailing 4-0 in the third set that secured the NCAA Team Championship

FALL SEASON: ITA Preseason Singles Ranking: 4 … did not compete in singles during the fall season, when she rehabbed from a pair of surgeries on her left wrist (ruptured tendon) in June and in late October

 

Doubles: FINAL ITA National Doubles Ranking: 29 (with Sofie Oyen); No. 48 (with Joanna Mather) … FINAL ITA Southeast Region Ranking: 6 (with Oyen) ... Season-High National Doubles Ranking: 6 with Joanna Mather (2010 Fall) … 28-4 overall and 27-0 in dual matches (10-0 in SEC dual matches) … paired with Mather (15-0), Oyen (9-0) and Hitimana (3-0) … won all four dual matches (with Oyen) at the NCAA Team Championships site, being the first to record a decision in all four en route to helping UF capture the doubles point in all four dual matches ... active 15-match win streak with Mather is tied for eighth longest in UF history … began dual match season with Mather, mixed in with three matches with Hitimana and played the last three regular-season with Oyen … 6-4 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent played: No. 8 (with Mather, UNC’s Featherston and McHale, L 8-6, Jan. 16 at Freeman Memorial in UNLV) … highest-ranked opponent defeated: 17 (with Oyen, Tennessee’s Alda & Nichols, W 8-4, April 10) … 6-0 in clinching doubles-point matches (4-0 with Mather; 2-0 with Hitimana)

 

FALL SEASON: ITA Preseason Doubles Ranking: 6 (with Joanna Mather) … lost both matches with Mather at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, falling in the round of 32 to Arkansas’ 26th-ranked Tigu and Paulson, before losing 9-7 to Duke’s ninth-ranked Gorny and Clayton in the consolation round

 

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10)

Awards: SEC Player of the Year … ITA National Rookie Player of the Year ... NCAA All-Tournament Team, No. 1 Singles position ... 2010 Singles All-American ... ITA Southeast Region Rookie Player of the Year ... First Team All-SEC … SEC All-Freshman Team … three-time SEC Freshman of the Week, awarded March 3, 10 and April 14 … Evelyn Pucket Most Improved Player (team award) … competed in the NCAA Singles Championships … an alternate to compete in the NCAA Doubles Championships (with Anastasia Revzina)

 

Singles:  Current ITA National Singles Ranking: 9 … Season-High National Singles Ranking: 9 (twice, April 26 & May 3) ... 32-6 overall and 20-3 in dual matches … completed the dual match season winning her final 17 matches, with last five of the last seven coming against top-11 ranked opponents, capped with an impressive 6-4, 6-4 victory against Stanford’s No. 4-ranked junior Hilary Barte in the NCAA Team Final, marking the highest-ranked foe she has defeated ... dropped a tough 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 decision to California’s Mari Andersson in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships ... provided the thrilling 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 clinching win over North Carolina’s No. 21 Sanaz Marand in the NCAA Semifinals, the match lasting two hours and eight minutes ... upset Miami’s No. 7 Laura Vallverdu 6-4, 6-2 for the then-highest-ranked opponent she has defeated and gave UF a 2-0 lead in the NCAA Quarterfinals en route to the win ... provided the thrilling clinching 6-4, 7-6 (4) win against Ole Miss’ 44th-ranked Kristi Boxx in the NCAA Round of 16 ... led both singles matches in the first two rounds of the NCAA Championships, but play was halted and she was not able to record a result … played the No. 1 singles position in every dual match this year, including all 11 SEC regular-season matches, posting a 9-0 record vs. league foes; led both SEC singles matches that were halted once the dual match point had been clinched … every dual match win except one was in straight sets … provided first victory in SEC Tournament semifinal win against South Carolina, defeating 11th-ranked Ana Marija Zubori, 6-4, 6-1 (match moved indoors and started with singles play) … highest-ranked opponent played was California’s No. 4 Jana Juricova (lost 6-2, 6-4 in quarterfinals of Riviera All-American, Oct. 9) … had one 6-0, 6-0 victory, blanking Mississippi State’s Radka Ferancova (March 26) … 27-6 vs. ranked opponents, with highest-ranked opponent defeated being Stanford’s fourth-ranked Hilary Barte (6-4, 6-4, May 25 in NCAA Final) ... also downed Miami’s seventh-ranked Laura Vallverdu (6-4, 6-2, May 22 in NCAA QF) and Georgia’s 10th-ranked Chelsey Gullickson (7-5, 6-4, April 11) … 1-3 record in three-set matches (1-2 in dual matches) … 6-0 in clinching matches, the most recent a 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 victory against UNC’s N. 21 Sanaz Marand in the NCAA Team Semifinals

 

FALL SEASON: 12-2 record during the fall … began collegiate career winning seven consecutive matches, all of which came against nationally-ranked opponents … reached the quarterfinals of the Riviera All-American, playing her way through qualifying before falling to California’s Juricova … went 4-0 at the Kitty Harrison Invite, defeating a trio of ranked foes, highlighted by a 7-5, 6-4 win against North Carolina’s 34th-ranked Katrina Tsang on the final day

 

Doubles:  Current ITA National Doubles Ranking: 20 (with Allie Will); 26 (with Anastasia Revzina); 29 (with Joanna Mather) … Season-High National Singles Ranking: 4 (with Will, Feb. 18, 2010) … tied for team-best overall record of 37-7, which included a 24-3 dual match record … partnered with Mather and Revzina in dual matches and played throughout the NCAA Team Tournament at the No. 2 spot with Mather ... earned a berth into the NCAA Doubles Championships with Revzina and the pair dropped a hard-fought 6-7(2), 7-5, 6-1 decision to California’s ninth-ranked Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova ... 10-1 with Mather, all at the No. 2 position, with the lone loss a 9-7 decision to Ole Miss’ Connor Vogel and Gabby Rangel in the NCAA Round of 16; last win was an impressive 8-1 victory against Stanford’s No. 56 Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan in the NCAA Final … 14-2 record with Revzina, including a 1-1 mark at No. 1 and a 13-1 record at No. 2 … 12-6 vs. ranked teams, with best two dual match wins coming with Mather, defeating Tennessee’s Alda and Zubor twice, once when No. 22 (8-4) and against when No. 24 in SEC Tournament final (8-3) … 7-0 in clinching doubles point matches (3-0 with Mather; 4-0 with Revzina), with the most recent an 8-4 victory with Mather against UNC’s No. 31 Katrina Tsang/Shinann Featherston in the NCAA Semifinals

 

FALL SEASON: compiled a 13-3 record during the fall, playing with Allie Will (10-2) and Anastasia Revzina (3-1) … won first eight matches of career, all with Will, reaching the final of the Riviera All-American Championships after playing way through qualifying (lost to Tennessee’s No. 7-ranked Whoriskey and Pluskota, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in championship) … defeated six nationally-ranked opponents during Riviera, including North Carolina’s fifth-ranked Grabinski and Marand 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the semifinals … other loss with Will came in the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regional, falling 8-4 to Miami’s 36th-ranked Mejia and Vallverdu

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA

Received her diploma from Lely High School in December of 2008 … rated as the nation’s No. 2 overall recruit in her signing class by tennisrecruiting.net … ranked No. 1 in 2008 Final USTA Girls 18 Rankings and No. 7 in the world junior ratings ... ranked as high as No. 1 in the country in the USTA 14s, 16s and 18s divisions … earned a wildcard for the 2009 U.S. Open qualifying draw, where she won the first round match, but lost in the next round 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4 to No. 24 seeded Shenay Perry (USA), who has been ranked as high as No. 40 in the WTA professional rankings … won a French Open wildcard and competed on the clay in Roland Garros in May of 2009, where she made her WTA tournament debut, playing on Suzanne Lengler court … singles finalist at the 2009 USTA Girls’ 18 National Championships held at the Berkeley Tennis Club and Claremont Resort & Spa, where she also paired with future fellow incoming classmate Allie Will for third place in the doubles competition … captured the singles title at the 2008 Eddie Herr International Tennis Championships ... singles finalists at the 2008 and 2009 Easter Bowl ITF and semifinalist at the 2008 Orange Bowl, where she won the doubles title in 2007 and 2009 … won the singles title at the 2008 G-18 National Clay Court Championships in Memphis, after being a finalist in 2007 … won the 2008 and 2007 USTA G18 National Open in Naples, Fla. … won the 2007 Florida State High School Singles Championship, a title also won by her older brother in 2006 …competed in the junior events of the Australian Open, the French Open and the U.S. Open … played for the 2006 U.S. Junior Fed Cup in Italy … member of the 2009 New York Buzz of the World Team Tennis league … a few of her more significant coaches have included her father, Keith Embree, as well as Julie Steven and Bill Marshall.

 

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