Jackie Trail

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Jacqueline Trail Harang (born Jacqueline Amanda Trail, November 26, 1980, in Paducah, Kentucky) is a retired American professional tennis player.[1] Trail had a prolific junior tennis career and played on the professional tour from 1997 to 2003. She retired due to injury in 2003.

Jackie Trail
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceTampa, Florida, U.S.
BornJacqueline Amanda Trail
(1980-11-26) November 26, 1980 (age 40)
Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Turned pro1997
Retired2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$109,276
Singles
Career record138–148
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking166 (March 1, 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (1999)
US Open2R (1997, 1998)

Junior careerEdit

Trail began playing tennis at the age of 4. At 7 years old, she won the first sanctioned United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned tournament that she entered. In 1992, at the age of 12, Trail was ranked #1 in Kentucky in the Girls 12s, Girls 14s, Girls 16s, Girls 18s and Women's Open divisions. In 1993, Trail won the Kentucky State High School Tennis Championship as a 7th grader. She repeated the following year as an 8th grader.

Trail won seven national junior titles, second all-time only behind Tracy Austin when Trail turned professional at age 16. Her national junior titles are:

  • 1997 Girls 18s Hardcourts (age 16)
  • 1997 Girls 18s Claycourts (age 16)
  • 1996 Girls 18s Indoors, Singles and Doubles (age 15)
  • 1996 Girls 16s Hardcourts (age 15)
  • 1995 Girls 16s Hardcourts (age 14)
  • 1995 Girls 18s Indoors (age 14)

In 1996, Trail won the Girls 16s USTA National Sportsmanship Award. That year, Trail became the only player in history to win the USTA National Championships, USTA National Sportsmanship Award, and attain the #1 national ranking all in the same year.

In 1997, Trail was ranked #1 in the Girls 18s in the nation, ranked #6 in the ITF world junior rankings, represented the United States in the Connolly Continental Cup, was a member of the USTA's Team USA, and was the recipient of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Award. Trail advanced to the semifinals of Junior U.S. Open, defeating Justine Henin in straights sets in the quarterfinals. Later that year, Trail signed with Octagon sports agency and turned professional.

Professional careerEdit

Trail moved up the world rankings rapidly in 1997. She finished her rookie year on tour ranked #339 and advanced to the 2nd Round of the US Open. In 1998, she again advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open, narrowly losing to Wimbledon Champion Conchita Martínez. Trail finished the year ranked #198. By mid-1999, Trail had risen to #166 in the world. However, Trail suffered a foot injury near the end of the 1999 season. In 2000, Trail played on and off while she received medical attention to her foot injury. She finished the 2000 campaign ranked #339 in the world. Trail continued to play on tour the following few years through her increasing number of injuries. After winning her third career professional title in 2003, Trail retired from professional tennis.

Professional titlesEdit

2003 – Waco, Texas, United States
2001 – Tallahassee, Florida, United States
2000 – Easton, Maryland, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview with Jackie Trail". ASAP Sports. September 1, 1997. Retrieved February 25, 2011.

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