University of Miami Athletics

Wendy Zhang

Height

5-4

Class

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.

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

*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents