My Mom is British and came to the States on a tennis scholarship at the University of Alabama. It was a life-changing experience for her, and I learned from an early age how this experience helped her obtain a graduate assistantship to get her Ph.D., and then go on to be a tenured professor and program chair while also being a Mom. She is my main coach, and because of her experience and honest account of 'student-athlete life', I feel like I know and understand what it takes to be successful both on and off the court in college. I am excited about the challenge of working hard and developing my tennis skills over the next four years in a team environment. Team tennis experiences (e.g. High School, Ozaki Cup, FL/So Challenge, Gold Team Challenge) have been most rewarding to me - I have made lasting friendships and memories. I feel like I make a bigger impact when competing in a team format. I'm more motivated to 'rise to the occasion' when others are depending on me and my match result is a deciding factor in the outcome. It also feels great to know that I can motivate and inspire my teammates by cheering them on. For the last 6 months, I've focused on my net game (transitioning, overheads, volleys, etc) and it's been awesome to see the payoff in my recent doubles tournament wins. I am looking forward to playing singles but also doubles in college where I'll have the opportunity to properly prepare for competition and a chance to win the first point in a dual match. I plan to maintain high grades in college, as I would eventually like to go to Law School and be an Attorney like my Dad. I haven't decided on a major/minor yet, but I am leaning towards Business.
Rankings Tennis Recruit (Tennis Recruiting Network) 18 WTN (World Tennis Number)
USTA Highlights N4 18s Doubles Winner, Minneapolis MN (2023) N2 16s Doubles Finalist, Eau Claire WI (2023) N3 16s Doubles Finalist, Rome GA (2023) N4 18s Singles Finalist and Doubles Winner, Huntsville AL (2023) Represented Southern Section in G16s Singles and Doubles at the N2 Florida/Southern Team Invitational Challenge (2022) N2 16s Singles Consolation Finalist, Austin TX (2022) N5 Alabama State Closed 18s Singles Champion (2022) N3 18s Singles Consolation Winner, Vancouver WA (2022) Alabama Tennis Association Female Junior Tennis Player of the Year (2021) Represented Alabama in G18s Singles and Doubles at the N4 Southern Junior Ozaki Invitational Team Cup (2021) N4 16s Singles Winner, Bannockburn IL (2021) N4 16s Singles Runner Up, Rome GA (2021)
High School Highlights 3x High School 6A State #1 Singles and Doubles Champion (‘21, ‘22, ‘23) Led Mountain Brook High School to 3 State 6A Team Championships ('21, '22, '23)