As doubles play begins today at the US Open, we took a walk down memory lane and dug up some photos from the players’ college days. The ten former women’s collegiate players were the best of the best while in college and are continuing to represent in the professional ranks.

Flip through all 10 below!

Note: List is alphabetical and not ranked

10Jennifer Brady | UCLA

  • Career High ITA Doubles rank: No. 8
  • ITA All-American in singles and doubles
  • Named to the 2015 USTA Collegiate National Team

9Hayley Carter | UNC

  • Only women’s tennis player in ACC history to be named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, ACC Player of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP in back-to-back years
  • ACC’s all-time leader in women’s tennis singles victories (168)
  • Seven-time ITA All-American

8Kaitlyn Christian | USC

  • Won program’s 1st NCAA Doubles Championship
  • Named ITA Doubles Team of the Year
  • Three-time ITA Doubles All-American

7Alexa Guarachi | Alabama

  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 4
  • USTA/ITA Southern Regional Champion
  • Winningest doubles team in program history at end of collegiate career

6Desirae Krawczyk | Arizona State

  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No.6
  • Had consecutive years with wins over the top ranked player in the country
  • ITA Most Improved Player in the Southwest Region

5Giuliana Olmos | USC

  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: #4
  • ITA Singles All-American
  • ITA Southwest Regional Doubles Champion

4Ellen Perez | Georgia

  • Career High ITA Rank: No. 5 in singles & No. 10 in doubles
  • ITA All-American in singles and doubles
  • Helped the Bulldogs advance to the NCAA Final Four, the ITA National Team Indoor Finals

3Sabrina Santamaria | USC

  • USC’s First ever Triple Crown Winner in one year: All-America, National Indoor, NCAA Doubles Champion
  • Five-time ITA All-American
  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 1

2Ena Shibahara | UCLA

  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 3
  • Two-time ITA Singles All-American
  • ITA National Rookie of the Year

1Luisa Stefani | Pepperdine

  • Holds Pepperdine record for career winning percentage (.847)
  • Career High ITA Doubles Rank: No. 8
  • Three-time ITA Singles All-American

Check out the 21 Former College Men’s Players in the US Open Doubles Draw.


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