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University of Miami Athletics

Melissa Applebaum

Height

5-8

Class

Senior

Hometown

Coral Gables, Fla.

High School

Gulliver HS

2006 ALL-AMERICAN (Doubles)
2006 ALL ACC TEAM

2005-06: All-American in doubles…earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship with Audra Cohen as the No. 2 seed…Ranked second in doubles with Cohen and No. 58 in singles to end season… named to the All-ACC team…19-13 overall and 15-10 in dual play…10-7 at the No. 2 position…posted a 38-6 record in doubles…went 24-3 in doubles alongside Cohen…held a 15 match unbeaten streak with Cohen at the No. 1 position…is Miami’s all-time leader in doubles with a 107-34 career doubles record…is tied for 11th all-time with a 80-43 career singles record.

2004-05: Finished the season with a 17-6 dual record and 24-10 overall… played mostly at No. 3 compiling a 13-5 record at the spot…posted 4-1 record at the No. 2 position…defeated No.122Alex McGoodwin in straight sets in UM’s upset over No. 4 UCLA… earned an upset victory over USF’ No. 75 Courtney Verson, 6-2, 7-6 (3), at the No. 2 slot…downed Saras Arasu of Duke, 6-3, 6-4, in upsetting No. 10 Duke…defeated Clelia Detour of No. 15 Duke, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championships …bested Alix Lacelarie of No. 11 Clemson, 6-1, 6-1 in the ACC semi-finals…defeated Katherine Bartnik of Florida Atlantic, 6-1, 6-0 in the NCAA Team tournament first round….downed Monica Wiesener of No. 24 California, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, in the second round of the NCAA tournament…entered the singles rankings for two straight weeks…compiled a 24-14 overall doubles record playing at all three spots with a myriad of partners… knocked off No. 13 Julie Coin and Alix Lacelarie of No. 11 Clemson in the semi-finals of the ACC tournament with Audrey Banada…finished the season playing No. 1 doubles with Banada and a final ranking of 36…Fall…Was ranked 21st in the South Region in the ITA Fall Regional Rankings…Ranked No. 121 in the ITA preseason rankings…finished the fall season with a 7-4 singles record…paired up with freshman Caren Seenauth to compile a 5-4 record in doubles play…strung together a four match win streak to close out the fall season…defeated Georgia Tech’s Kacie Anson at the ITA South Regional Championship consolation round.

2003-04: Finished her sophomore season ranked 24th in singles play in the final ITA Southeast Region rankings… recorded a dual record of 13-7 in singles play …a solid performer at No. 3, going 7-1 in dual matches…downed opponents from West Virginia, Florida Atlantic, Baylor, UCLA and Old Dominion…paired up with teammate Megan Bradley to defeat UCLA’s Daniela Bercek and Lauren Fisher, 8-6, in the NCAA Quarterfinals…compiled a 22-6 dual record in doubles alongside Bradley…paired up with Bradley to go undefeated in the NCAA Tournament…was ranked 30th in Doubles in the ITA NCAA Division I Women’s rankings, alongside Bradley…tied for the sixth position on the Big East’s All-Tournament Team in singles…entered her sophomore season at Miami ranked No. 97 in the ITA preseason rankings…compiled an overall record of 3-3 in singles play during the fall season…downed No. 93 Katie Martzolf of Wake Forest 6-4, 6-3 in the opening round of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.

2002-03: Was ranked No. 74 in singles play in the final ITA national rankings… recorded an overall record of 21-11 in singles play at the 1-2-3-4 spots…played primarily at the No. 2 spot compiling a dual record of 6-3…a solid performer at No. 3, going 5-1 in dual matches…won her first five matches as a Hurricane, downing opponents from Illinois, Florida Atlantic, Baylor, Texas and Florida…upset No. 18 Nataly Cahana of Old Dominion in three sets 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 playing in the No. 1 slot…downed No. 87 Alicia Salas of Notre Dame 6-4, 6-2…overtook Virginia Tech’s Carolyn Kramer 6-0, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the BIG EAST Tournament before falling in the finals to Alicia Salas of Notre Dame 7-5, 4-6, 7-5…helped lead UM to a 4-1 win over No. 39 Purdue in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament…fell to No. 33 Julie Smekodub of Tulane 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the NCAA Singles Tournament…paired with teammate Megan Bradley for an overall record of 15-3 and ranked No. 21 nationally in doubles play, including going 14-2 in dual matches at the No. 1 spot.

Prep: No. 1 ranked high school player in the state of Florida…ranked as high as No. 11 in the nation…won the Easter Bowl doubles championship in April 2002…was a National K-Swiss singles finalist…made the quarterfinals in the pre-qualifying NASDAQ Tournament in 2002…recorded a victory at the NASDAQ Tournament over a professional player ranked No. 150 by the Women’s Tennis Association…also a quarterfinalist in the Orange Bowl tournament in doubles competition in 2001.