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Wendy Zhang
Player Profile:
Wendy Zhang 1901840
Height: 5'4"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Richmond, B.C., Canada
High School: Forest Trail Academy

As a Sophomore (2015-16): ITA All-American (Doubles) … Third Team All-ACC … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Player of the Week (4/5/16) ... ITA Scholar-Athlete
Tallied overall records of 24-18 in singles and 26-11 in doubles … Went 6-9 versus ranked opponents in singles and 12-8 against ranked doubles pairs … Selected, with Stephanie Wagner, to participate in the NCAA Doubles Championship, but withdrew from competition … One of 13 sophomores named an ITA All-American … Ranked in singles the whole spring, rising to No. 61 and finishing at No. 81 … Ranked in the top 12 in doubles with Wagner in all but one spring release, peaking and finishing eighth … Led Miami in overall doubles victories and (minimum 10 matches) overall doubles winning percentage (.703) … Went 15-11 in spring singles action, including 8-5 in the ACC and 4-6 versus ranked opponents … Won her first five spring matches, including topping No. 55 Mai El Kamash of No. 25 Ole Miss, 6-0, 6-3, in the Miami Spring Invite to open 2016 … Clinched Miami’s 4-3 win over No. 10 Oklahoma State, the eventual NCAA Team Championship runner-up, at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 triumph against No. 89 Kelsey Laurente … Playing at No. 2, posted a dominant 6-0, 6-1 win versus Daneika Borthwick at No. 71 Florida State, her first of two 6-0, 6-1 wins over three matches … Toppled No. 111 Stephanie Nauta of No. 12 Virginia, 6-2, 6-3 … Earned her first-career top-25 win by knocking off No. 20 Joana Eidukonyte, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, at No. 29 Clemson … In the NCAA Team Championship Round of 64, beat Quinnipiac’s Sitilia Rencheli, 6-1, 6-0 … Was 17-9 in spring doubles play, including 15-8 in dual matches, 7-3 in the ACC and 12-7 versus ranked opponents … Played with Stephanie Wagner and was at No. 1 in every dual match … Co-led the team in dual match doubles wins and ranked spring doubles victories … Notched 10 wins over top-50 pairs, including seven against top-30 duos and three versus top-15 opponents, two of which were against top-10 foes … Went 8-1 during a stretch of 13 matches, including posting six victories in as many outings … Began 2016 by taking down No. 11 Sydney Campbell/Courtney Colton of top-ranked Vanderbilt in the Miami Spring Invite, 6-3 … Beat No. 30 Pleun Burgmans/Paula de Man of No. 41 Auburn, 6-1 … At the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, recorded a 6-2 win over ninth-ranked Maria Alvarez/Kelsey Laurente of No. 10 Oklahoma State … Earned a 6-1 victory versus No. 20 Kiah Generette/Blair Shankle of No. 29 Baylor … Toppled No. 21 Quinn Gleason/Monica Robinson of No. 31 Notre Dame, 6-3 … Downed No. 21 Danielle Collins/Meghan Kelley of No. 12 Virginia, 6-2 … Dropped just nine total points in the ACC Championship semifinals against No. 10 Paige Hourigan/Kendal Woodard of No. 15 Georgia Tech, earning a 6-0 win … Defeated No. 34 Seda Arantekin/Caroline Wagner of No. 37 TCU, 6-2, in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 32 … Recorded a 9-7 mark in fall singles play … Ranked No. 73 in the fall … Registered two victories in the Miami Fall Invite … Picked up a win at the Puerto Rico College Challenge … Won a pair of matches at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, including knocking off No. 68 Krista Hardebeck of eventual NCAA champion Stanford, 6-2, 6-4, for her first-career top-75 win … Reached the Bedford Cup A Draw semifinals … Won two matches to make the USTA/ITA Southeast Regionals Round of 16, including topping No. 88 Mariana Gould of Georgia, 6-4, 7-5 … Playing with three partners, went 9-2 in fall doubles matches to lead the team in both wins and winning percentage (.818) … Ranked No. 50 in the fall with Clementina Riobueno … With Clara Tanielian, won the Miami Fall Invite Orange Draw and recorded a victory at the Puerto Rico College Challenge … Went 4-0 and won the Bedford Cup A Draw with Yolimar Ogando … Playing with Riobueno, logged a win in USTA/ITA Southeast Regionals.

As a Freshman (2014-15): All-ACC Academic Team ... ITA Scholar-Athlete
Posted an overall record of 23-7 in singles and 21-10 in doubles ... Ranked in singles the entire spring season, peaking at No. 58 and finishing at No. 101 ... Ranked in two separate doubles pairs in the spring, peaking at No. 37 with Sinead Lohan ... Went 10-3 in spring singles ... Won 6-3, 6-4 against Georgina Sellyn of eventual national champion Vanderbilt at the Miami Spring Invite ... Defeated Daniela Schippers of No. 30 Florida State, 6-4, 6-1, during ITA National Indoor Kick-Off Weekend ... Beat eighth-ranked Virginia’s Cassie Mercer, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) ... Recorded a 6-0, 1-6, 6-1 victory against Raluca Mita of No. 47 Virginia Tech ... Defeated Erin Stephens of No. 23 Ole Miss, 6-2, 6-3, in the second round of the NCAA Team Championship ... Played with two different partners and posted a 14-6 mark in spring doubles, including 9-2 in ACC matches ... Tied for the team lead in ACC doubles wins ... Teamed with Lohan to defeat Natalia Maynetto/Luicelena Perez of seventh-ranked Alabama at ITA National Team Indoor Championships ... Won 8-3, with Lohan, against Samantha Asch/Luisa Fernandez of No. 53 Wake Forest ... Paired with Lohan for an 8-4 victory over No. 14 Clemson’s Daniela Ruiz/Joana Eidukonyte ... Won 8-6, with Lohan, over Breanna Bachini/Rhiann Newborn of No. 67 Syracuse ... Playing with Lina Lileikite, recorded an 8-5 win over Julia Elbaba/Maci Epstein of eighth-ranked Virginia ... Won 8-3, with Lileikite, over Beatrice Capra/Rachel Kahan of No. 24 Duke ... Recorded her first doubles win over a ranked opponent by pairing with Lileikite to take down No. 34 Kate Vialle/Ashley Dai of second-ranked North Carolina, 8-4 ... Went 13-4 in fall singles ... Captured the Singles B Draw titled at the USTA Clay Court Invitational and defeated No. 79 Yukako Noi of Florida State, 6-2, 6-3, in the semifinals ... Beat Masa Grgan of Georgia State, 6-2, 7-5, at USTA/ITA Southeast Regionals ... Teamed with two different partners in fall doubles, compiling a record of 7-4 ... Playing with Lohan, defeated Florida’s Stefani Stojic/Belinda Woolcock, 8-6, to capture the Doubles 1 Bracket title at the Bedford Cup ... Paired with Silvia Fuentes for an 8-7 (7-5) win over Peggy Porter/Stefani Stojic of Florida at the Duke Fab Four.

Prior to Miami: Highest ITF Juniors ranking was No. 374 ... Reached No. 756 in the WTA doubles rankings and No. 808 in the WTA singles rankings ...  Doubles champion at the 2014 $10,000 Petit Bourg in Guadeloupe ... Won doubles at the 2011 Canadian Mid-West ITF U-18 and finished as the runner-up in singles ... Doubles champion at the 2010 Honduras Bowl and was the singles runner-up ... Won her first tournament at 13 years old.

Personal: Full name is Wendy Qi Wen Zhang ... Last name is pronounced ZANG ... Born April 11, 1995 in China ... Parents are Winfield and Michelle Zhang ... Has a younger sister, Juliet ... Majoring in business ... Favorite athlete is Li Na ... Chose Miami in part because of the quality of the tennis program.

 STATS                                      SINGLES                                                                 DOUBLES
YEAR TOTAL FALL SPRING DUAL ACC *RNK      TOTAL FALL SPRING DUAL ACC *RNK
2014-15 23-7 13-4 10-3 7-3 4-2 1-2 21-10 7-4 14-6 11-6 9-2 1-0
2015-16 24-18 9-7 15-11 13-11 8-5 4-6 26-11 9-2 17-9 15-8 7-3 12-8
CAREER 47-25 22-11 25-14 20-14 12-7 5-8 47-21 16-6 31-15 26-14 16-4 13-8
*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents
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