Gabriela Lastra-Yetten (born June 7, 1980) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Gabriela Lastra
Full nameGabriela Lastra-Yetten
Country (sports) United States
Born (1980-06-07) June 7, 1980 (age 39)
Chile
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$56,892
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 193 (September 15, 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open1R (2003)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 164 (August 4, 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (2002)

BiographyEdit

Lastra, who was born in Chile, played junior tennis in Northern California, before attending Stanford University.[1]

While at Stanford she competed in the local WTA Tour tournament, the Stanford Classic, on multiple occasions in the women's doubles draw. She and Keiko Tokuda paired together to reach the quarter-finals in 2000. A member of three NCAA Division 1 Championship winning teams, she partnered with Lauren Kalvaria win the NCAA doubles title in 2002.[2] The pair also competed at the 2002 US Open as wildcards and were beaten in the first round by 15th seeds Kim Clijsters and Meghann Shaughnessy.[3]

In 2003 she was a doubles quarter-finalist at the Warsaw Open and qualified for the doubles main draw in Madrid. At the 2003 US Open, she won her way through qualifying, with wins over Kristen Schlukebir, Sandra Kleinova and Nuria Llagostera Vives. She lost to Amanda Coetzer in the first round, but by qualifying had entered the world's top 200.[4]

Following her 2003 US Open appearance she retired from professional tennis and worked for several years for a private equity firm in New York. She has since moved to Andover, Massachusetts and is known by her married name Yetten. Locally she is involved in coaching tennis and has served on the coaching staff at Bentley University.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Gabriela Lastra". gostanford.com. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cardinal women win doubles title". San Francisco Chronicle. May 26, 2002. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - U.S. Open - 26 August - 08 September 2002". ITF. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lindsay Davenport quickly wins opener despite ailing left foot". Billings Gazette. August 24, 2003. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  5. ^ "Coaches: Gabriela Yetten". bentleyfalcons.com. Retrieved December 18, 2017.

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