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University of Miami Athletics

Jenna Osborne

Height

5-11

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Somerset West, Western Cape

High School

Somerset College

Fall 2008…
Ended her first fall campaign with the Hurricanes collecting an impressive 6-2 record … Had an equally as impressive 5-3 mark in doubles play, sharing time with Gabriela Mejia, Alessa Waibel and Bianca Eichkorn, respectively … Started off the campaign winning her first four matches, including sweeping her way to claiming the Flight “E” championship at the 16th Annual William & Mary Invitational in Williamsburg, Va. … Had straight-set wins in all of her victories throughout the fall … Began the campaign with a 6-1, 7-5 win against ACC counterpart Jacqueline Mabatah (Boston College) … Defeated William & Mary’s Maria Morrissey (6-2, 6-3) to claim the title in Virginia … Started off the ITA South Regional with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Kennesaw State’s Alena Sergeychik … Lost to Valeriya Makarycheva (Mississippi State), 2-6, 0-6 in the Round of 32 … Won two-of-three matches in the UM Women’s Tennis Fall Invitational, including an opening-day victory against Katie Orletsky (UCF), 6-2, 6-2 … Also defeated teammate Lauren Greco in the final round, 6-2, 6-4 … After dropping her first doubles match of the year, went on a five-match winning streak … Teamed with freshman Alessa Waibel for an ITA South Regional championship in Flight “B” action … The duo combined to defeat Alabama’s Meritt Emery and Alice Tunaru, 8-6, in the championship match … Teamed with Mejia to collect two wins in the consolation bracket at William & Mary, including an 8-5 win over Ohio State’s Angela DiPastina and Christina Keesey.

Freshman (2007-08)…
Enrolled just in time to participate for the Hurricanes during the spring season … Saw action in just two matches as a singles play, both coming in the form of wins at the Johan Kriek Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. … Went 7-6 in doubles action, mostly with partner Michaela Kissell … Began the year 2-1 in the Johan Kriek Classic with Caren Seenauth, Claudia Wasilewski and Michaela Kissell … Saw all but two matches in doubles plat at the No. 3 position … Began the spring season with back-to-back victories alongside Kissell at the No. 2 doubles spot for UM … Started her singles clip with a 9-7 win over Samantha Lange of Stetson … Followed that up with a three-set super match with Maggie Suydam (Dartmouth), winning on scores of 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 10-4 … Defeated Florida International’s Maria Dolores Pazo and Priscilla Castillo, 9-8 (8-6) … Picked up a 7-0 win over Quinnipiac in doubles play with Kissell during the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Coral Gables … Helped in consecutive doubles point wins with Kissell and Seenauth against combos from Boston College and Maryland at the No. 3 position.

High School/Prep…
Playing in the No. 1 position her senior season, went 9-1 in singles dual matches and 10-0 in doubles dual matches … Posted similar scores in the No. 1 position her junior year, going 10-0 in singles play and 9-1 in doubles action … Served as team captain her junior and senior seasons … Was chosen for the senior team to represent her province in 2007 … Ranked as the No. 8 player in South Africa at the Under-14 level, the Under-16 level and the Under-18 level.