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Julia Cohen






Philidelphia, PA

High School


Sophomore (2008-09)…
Ended her first season with Miami ranked No. 5 in the Campbell’s/ITA Singles poll … Earned her first-ever trip to the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Singles Championships … Completed the year tied for the third-most wins on the team, holding a 33-8 record overall … Named an ITA All-American for the first time in her career … Picked up All-Conference honors following a perfect 11-0 record against ACC competitors … The only player in the ACC to finish 11-0 in the No. 1 singles spot in ACC play … Was ranked in the Top 10 of the ITA Singles poll seven times for a total of 14 weeks throughout the spring … Ended the dual season with a record of 23-5, all at the top flight singles position … Picked up a 22-8 record against nationally ranked opponents … Finished the year 23-6 in doubles play, and ranked as high as No. 37 in the Campbell’s/ITA Doubles poll alongside partner Bianca Eichkorn, claiming a record of 14-2 on the year together … Also ranked No. 44 in the doubles poll with Laura Vallverdu as the two collected a record of 9-3 on the year … Defeated her first Top 10 opponent in the form of #21 TCU’s Nina Munch-Soegaard (No. 6) on the road in three sets, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 … Defeated back-to-back Top 5 opponents in consecutive days as part of her season-best 15-match win streak stretching from Feb. 21 vs. #7 Baylor through the ACC Championship match against #3 Duke … First defeated #8 Georgia Tech’s Irina Falconi (No. 5) in three sets (5-7, 6-3, 6-1), only to bounce back for a straight-set defeat of the nation’s top-ranked player from #9 Clemson, Ani Mijacika (No. 1) on the strength of a 6-4, 6-1 line … Recorded a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Aurelija Miseviciute (No. 4) of 21st-ranked Arkansas … Defeated #7 Duke’s Mallory Cecil (No. 31) in the regular season before facing her again in the NCAA Tournament, in both the team and individual portion of the annual event … Played a key part in Miami’s wins over Army and #29 FIU in the NCAA Tournament [Coral Gables Regional] with two straight-set wins … Picked up a 6-0, 6-4 win against FIU’s Liset Brito (No. 79) at the top singles spot … Began her run in the NCAA Singles Championships with a 7-6(4), 6-3 an opening-round triumph over South Carolina’s Ana Marija Zubori (No. 48) … Defeated Duke’s Ellah Nze (No. 37) to advance to the quarterfinals, using a 6-4, 6-4 line score … Earned a trip to the semifinals with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 victory over North Carolina’s Sanaz Marand (No. 21) … Fell in the semifinals to eventual national singles champion Mallory Cecil (No. 6) … In doubles play, collected an 8-1 win over Duke’s team of Jessi Robinson and Mallory Cecil, ranked, No. 53, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tennis Championships at the No. 2 position … Also grabbed an 8-3 win in the Round of 16 over #11 UCLA’s team of Carling Seguso and Stephanie Wetmore (No. 66) …. Teamed with partner Laura Vallverdu to claim her highest doubles victory of the year with an 8-4 triumph over Baylor’s seventh-ranked team of Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi … Saw her only action of the year in the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships … Gained a 6-2 record throughout the fall campaign in her only tournament played … Started off her UM career by defeating Ohio State’s Kirsten Flower (No. 41) … Defeated Flower in a 6-1, 6-2 straight-set victory … Also defeated No. 46 Ela Kaluder of Arkansas, 7-5, 6-1 in the next round of competition … Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Mississippi’s Kristi Boxx in the round of 16 … Lost to No. 2 Ani Mijacika (Clemson) in straight sets, 3-6, 1-6 … Bounced back to win her next three consecutive matches in the consolation round … Knocked-off No. 15 Megan Falcon (LSU) in a three-set come-from-behind affair, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the consolation round … Lost in the consolation finals of her flight to Amanda Fink (No. 5) of Southern California, 4-6, 2-6.

Before Miami…
Spent her freshman year with the University of Florida program … Selected as the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Rookie of the Year … Also tabbed ITA Rookie of the Year … The third different Gator from Philadelphia, joining Lisa Raymond and Traci Green … The first Gator rookie to open dual match season playing the No. 1 singles position since Anouschka Popp (1994) … Collected a record of 14-8 overall in singles competition … Had a 21-0 record in doubles play leading into the NCAA Tournament … Rolled off five straight wins to start her Florida career, including wins over Duke’s Tara Iyer (6-3, 6-0) and North Carolina’s Katrina Tsang (6-3, 6-3) … Defeated No. 46 Katie Rybakova in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 before suffering her first loss to SEC foe and No. 29 Amanda Taylor of Vanderbilt (5-7, 2-6) … Collected her second win over a ranked opponent by knocking off No. 76 Katie Hyndman of Georgia, 6-2, 6-4 … Also downed No. 19 Megan Falcon (LSU) on scores of 6-2, 7-6 (4).

High School/Prep…
Extremely accomplished and successful junior player, reaching a combined career-high of No. 4 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior world rankings on June 11, 2007 … has been ranked as high as No. 360 in the WTA Tour professional singles rankings (April 23, 2007) and No. 771 in doubles (December 3, 2007) … competed in 12 Junior Grand Slam events, highlighted by her showing at the 2007 Australian Open Junior Championships where she reached the doubles final with Poland’s Urszula Radwanska, falling to Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina and Arina Rodionova, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 … during that same 2007 Australian Open Junior, advanced to the round of 32 of the singles draw … played in the qualifying draw of the 2004 and 2005 Women’s U.S. Open … won the $10K ITF/Mexico City in 2004 … finalist at the $25K ITA/ Mexico City in 2007 … won three Grade A and numerous other ITF tournaments … three-time member of the U.S. Junior Fed Cup team … accumulated over 12 Gold Balls in national competition … won the singles and doubles titles at the 2007 Grade A International Casablanca Junior Cup … ranked No. 1 in the 2002 USTA 12s and 14s … during the 2006 season when she ranked as high as No. 7 in the ITF World Junior rankings, Cohen captured the Copa Graiman singles championship, reached the doubles quarterfinals of The Junior Championships at Wimbledon and at the Girls’ 18 USTA National Championships … coached in Miami, Fla., by Pablo Arraya, a former professional player who reached No. 30 in the ATP rankings.