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University of Miami Athletics

Audrey Banada

Height

5-4

Class

Junior

Hometown

Fla.

High School

North Miami Beach HS

Winner of the South Region Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship
Two-Time All-ACC
2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2005 All-American (Doubles)
Three-Time Letterwinner

Audrey Banada, a former four-year letterwinner under head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews, is in her first-season as Miami women’s tennis volunteer assistant coach.

Fall 2006: Entered the fall of her senior season ranked No. 71 in the preseason ITA singles rankings…finished the fall with a 7-3 singles record…defeated #81 Whitney Benik of Florida 6-2,6-3 in the Gator Fall Classic…won two rounds in the All-American qualifying defeating No. 50 Roxanne Clarke of Arizona State and No. 100 Jenny Keuhn of Michigan before losing in the qualifying round to #10 Shadisha Robinson of USF…played with Romy Farah in doubles and finished an outstanding fall going 15-3…began the season going 3-0 at the Gator Fall Classic, continued with strong performances at the All-American Championships, beginning in the pre-qualifying round the duo won seven straight matches defeating the likes of Texas, North Carolina, Stanford and Duke…defeated #10 Tiffany Clifford and Sarah Foster of Texas A&M in the first round of the main draw before losing to #3 ranked Christian and Catrina Thompson of Notre Dame. ..claimed the A Doubles Flight of the Miami Invite by defeating No. 11 Paula Zabala and Nikkita Fountain of FIU and defeating two Clemson teams back to back.

2005-2006: Won the South Region Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship. Named to the All-ACC team for the second time in her career…finished the season with a 29-9 singles record overall and 18-5 in dual play…played primarily with Monika Dancevic to comprise Miami’s #2 doubles team, the pair were 15-7 overall and 15-6 in dual match play…finished her junior year ranked No. 98 in the nation, ended the season on a seven match winning streak…defeated the likes of Boston College, NC State , Texas and UNC…defeated Nina Suvak of Florida 7-6 (5), 6-2…closed out the ACC season going 11-1 in dual match play, with her only loss coming to No. 51 Alison Silverio of Georgia Tech…helped Miami advance to the finals of the ACC Championship by defeating Tara Lyer of Duke 6-0, 6-3…defeated Fresno State in the Round of 16 in the NCAA tournament to help Miami advance to the Elite Eight for the second time in three years…served for the match against Stanford in the Final of the NCAA tournament, leading 6-1, 5-3 and 30-0 when the match was suspended. Fall: Won the consolation draw of the ITA/South Regional Championships…lost a tough three setter to eventual National Indoor Champion Diana Srebovic of Florida in the first round, before going on a five match win streak defeating Georgia Tech, Georgia, FIU, UAB and USF.

2004-05: All-American in doubles with Megan Bradley…named to the All-ACC squad…named to the 2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll…reached Quarterfinals in the NCAA Doubles Championships…finished the year ranked sixth in doubles with Bradley and 36th in doubles with Melissa Applebaum…was seeded third at the NCAA Doubles Championship alongside teammate Bradley, earning her first All-American honor…was ranked as high as second in doubles alongside Bradley, together the duo posted a 16-1 dual-match record and a 27-3 mark overall…posted an 18-4 overall singles record…claimed the match clinching win in Miami’s 4-3 upset over fourth ranked UCLA at the ITA Team Indoor Championship with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over Sarah Gregg at the No. 4 position…posted a 6-4, 6-3 win over Daniella Alvarez to clinch UM’s 4-3 win over Clemson at the ACC Championship that sent the Hurricanes to the championship final in their inaugural season in the ACC…was named to the All-ACC team after posting a 9-0 record in league play…held a 18-match unbeaten streak that ended at the NCAA Tournament Second Round when she fell to California’s Jessica Shu…posted an 8-1 mark at the No. 5 slot and was a perfect 6-0 at No. 6 singles…held an 11-match win streak in doubles…holds an impressive 58-9 doubles record and 49-6 record in singles in two years at Miami…Fall…was ranked second in doubles in the South Region in the ITA Fall Regional Rankings with teammate Megan Bradley… Ranked No. 119 in the ITA preseason singles rankings…finished the fall season with a 9-1 record in doubles play alongside Bradley…together they took home the Wilson/ITA South Region Doubles title…enjoyed an eight match win streak in doubles that ended in the quarterfinal round of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships.

2003-04: Finished her first season at Miami ranked No. 25 in the ITA South Region Singles rankings with a dual match record of 22-1 and a 31-2 overall record…defeated Boston College’s Amy Molden 6-3, 6-0 and Notre Dame’s Kristina Stastny, 6-1, 6-3 in the Big East Championship…triumphed over UCLA’s Lauren Fisher in the NCAA Quarterfinals 6-4, 7-6…her 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 win over Lindsay Dawaf clinched Miami’s upset win over No.1 ranked Florida in the NCAA Regionals…finished the season with an overall record of 28-4 in doubles play… along with teammate Mari Toro, defeated UCLA’s Laura Gordon and Sarah Gregg in the NCAA Quarterfinals, 9-7…compiled a 9-1 record during fall play…won five straight matches to claim the “B” singles title at the 2003 ITA Southern Regional Championships that included a win over Florida State’s Alina Mihaliescu in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 in the championship match…her only loss of the fall season came at the hands of teammate Sihem Bennacer in the semi-finals of the Gator Invitational.

Prep: Ranked in the state of Florida’s Top 10 coming out of high school…trained at the Extreme Team Tennis Academy…coached by Diego Dominguez…won the girl’s 16 Florida State Closed Tournament and advanced to the round of 16 of the USTA Super Nationals in 2000…won the singles title of the girl’s 18 of the Gulfstream Designated twice, taking the championship in both 2001 and 2002…paired with Joelle Schwenk to win the girl’s 16 doubles title at the 1999 Bush Florida Open and the girl’s 16 doubles title at the USTA Super National L1 in 2001…was ranked as high as No. 4 nationally in 2001 in the USTA’s Girl’s 16 group.