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Jamie Loeb (born March 8, 1995) is an American tennis player.

Jamie Loeb
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Wimbledon qualifying 2018
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceOssining, New York Lake Nona, Florida
Born (1995-03-08) March 8, 1995 (age 24)
Bronxville, New York
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013–15)
Prize money$428,546
Singles
Career record169–132 (56.1%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 132 (February 5, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 270 (July 22, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2017)
French OpenQ2 (2018)
WimbledonQ3 (2017)
US Open1R (2015)
Doubles
Career record110–81 (57.6%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 120 (July 16, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 316 (July 22, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
US Open1R (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2017, 2018)
Last updated on: July 29, 2019.

She has career-high WTA rankings of 132 in singles, achieved in February 2018, and 120 in doubles, set on July 16, 2018. Loeb has won eight singles titles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

She won the New York State high-school title as a sophomore. Loeb won the singles and doubles 18s championships at the 2012 USTA National Winter Championship, and won the doubles at the 2013 USTA International Spring Championship. Loeb attended the University of North Carolina for her freshman and sophomore years (2013–15), and won the 2015 NCAA Division I Tennis Women's Championships.

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Bronxville, New York, Loeb was raised in Ossining, New York.[1] Her parents are Jerry, who owns a butcher business, and Susan Loeb, who is a substitute teacher.[2][3] She is the youngest of four siblings, and is Jewish.[4][5] For middle school, she attended the Anne M. Dorner Middle School, while playing high school tennis.[3]

Tennis careerEdit

Her mother, a tennis instructor, was her first coach.[6] She began hitting tennis balls at Club Fit in Briarcliff at age five, and then at the Hardscrabble Club in Brewster at age seven, and by the age of 11 she was competing in national tournaments.[3][6] She won a New York State title for Ossining High School as a sophomore, following in the footsteps of her sister Jenna who had won three.[6][3] She finished her high school studies on-line.[3]

She trained at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Randall’s Island where on occasion she hit with McEnroe.[6][7]

Loeb won the singles and doubles 18s championships at the 2012 USTA National Winter Championship, won the doubles and finished runner-up in singles at the 2013 USTA International Spring Championship, and was a quarterfinalist at the 2013 Wimbledon Juniors.[8]

Loeb attended the University of North Carolina for her freshman and sophomore years (2013–15), studying sports administration.[9][5] She played tennis for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and became the first freshman in close to 30 years to win both the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championship (defeating Carol Zhao of Stanford in the final of the 2015 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships; making her the NCAA Women's Singles Tennis National Champion) and the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship.[5] She was also the first singles national champion in UNC women's tennis history.[10] After she won the national championship, the Village and Town of Ossining declared August 3 to be Jamie Loeb Day.[11] In both her freshman and her sophomore seasons, she was named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year and ITA All American.[1][10][8]

She then decided to compete in tennis as a professional, leaving UNC with an 84-9 career-record in singles competition.[5][10]

Loeb won her biggest title to date at the 2015 Stockton Challenger in the doubles event, partnering Sanaz Marand. She received a wild card at the 2015 US Open and played Danish fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first round, losing in straight sets. Loeb won two ITF singles titles in 2016, at tournaments in Surprise, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas.

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2018 Newport Beach, United States 125K Hard   Rebecca Peterson   Misaki Doi
  Jil Teichmann
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [8–10]
Loss 0–2 Sep 2019 New Haven, United States 125K Hard   Usue Maitane Arconada   Anna Blinkova
  Oksana Kalashnikova
2–6, 6–4, [4–10]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 10 (8 titles, 2 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–2)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2012 ITF Buffalo, United States 10,000 Clay   Tornado Alicia Black 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 2–0 Sep 2012 ITF Amelia Island, United States 10,000 Clay   Mari Osaka 6–3, 7–5
Win 3–0 May 2013 ITF Sumter, United States 10,000 Hard   Brooke Austin 6–4, 6–3
Win 4–0 Jul 2015 ITF El Paso, United States 25,000 Hard   Jennifer Brady 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
Win 5–0 Feb 2016 ITF Surprise, United States 25,000 Hard   CiCi Bellis 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Win 6–0 Jul 2016 ITF El Paso, United States 25,000 Hard   Caitlin Whoriskey 7–5, 6–3
Win 7–0 Feb 2017 ITF Launceston, Australia 60,000 Hard   Tamara Zidansek 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 7–1 Oct 2017 ITF Templeton, United States 60,000 Hard   Sachia Vickery 1–6, 2–6
Loss 7–2 Feb 2018 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard (i)   Madison Brengle 1–6, 2–6
Win 8–2 Oct 2019 ITF Dallas, United States 25,000 Hard   Anhelina Kalinina 6–0, 6–7(3–7), 6–0

Doubles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–8)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2012 ITF Buffalo, United States 10,000 Clay   Nika Kukharchuk   Fatma Al-Nabhani
  Jacqueline Cako
1–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 1–1 May 2013 ITF Sumter, United States 10,000 Hard   Sanaz Marand   Kristy Frilling
  Alexandra Mueller
4–6, 3–6
Win 2–1 Jun 2014 ITF El Paso, United States 25,000 Hard   Ashley Weinhold   Danielle Lao
  Hsu Chieh-yu
4–6, 6–4, [15–13]
Loss 2–2 Jul 2014 ITF Vancouver, Canada 100,000 Hard   Allie Will   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Win 3–2 Aug 2014 ITF Landisville, United States 25,000 Hard   Sanaz Marand   Lena Litvak
  Alexandra Mueller
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 4–2 Oct 2014 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Hard   Sanaz Marand   Danielle Lao
  Keri Wong
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 5–2 Jul 2015 ITF Stockton, United States 50,000 Hard   Sanaz Marand   Kaitlyn Christian
  Danielle Lao
6–3, 6–4
Loss 5–3 Jun 2016 ITF Sumter, United States 25,000 Hard   Carol Zhao   Ashley Weinhold
  Caitlin Whoriskey
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Loss 5–4 Jun 2016 ITF Baton Rouge, United States 25,000 Hard   Ingrid Neel   Lauren Herring
  Ellen Perez
3–6, 3–6
Loss 5–5 Jul 2016 ITF Sacramento, United States 50,000 Hard   Chanel Simmonds   Ashley Weinhold
  Caitlin Whoriskey
4–6, 4–6
Win 6–5 Aug 2016 ITF Granby, Canada 50,000 Hard   An-Sophie Mestach   Julia Glushko
  Olga Govortsova
6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–6 Oct 2016 ITF Las Vegas, United States 50,000 Hard   Chanel Simmonds   Michaëlla Krajicek
  Maria Sanchez
5–7, 1–6
Loss 6–7 Nov 2016 ITF Tokyo, Japan 100,000 Hard   An-Sophie Mestach   Rika Fujiwara
  Yuki Naito
4–6, 7–6(14–12), [8–10]
Loss 6–8 Nov 2017 ITF Tyler, United States 80,000 Hard   Rebecca Peterson   Jessica Pegula
  Taylor Townsend
4–6, 1–6
Loss 6–9 Apr 2018 ITF Dothan, United States 80,000 Clay   Sofia Kenin   Alexa Guarachi
  Erin Routliffe
4–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Win 7–9 May 2018 ITF La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain 25,000 Clay   Ana Sofia Sanchez   Chiara Scholl
  Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers
6–3, 6–2
Win 8–9 Jul 2019 ITF Honolulu, United States 60,000 Hard   Hayley Carter   Usue Maitane Arconada
  Caroline Dolehide
6–4, 6–4


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rising Jewish star Loeb ousted," The Jerusalem Post.
  2. ^ WTA Staff (30 June 2018). "Jamie Loeb". wtatennis.com. WTA Tennis. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jamie Loeb, Ossining's Rising Tennis Star" | Ossining, NY Patch
  4. ^ "Brengle leads three Jewish tennis players at Rogers Cup in Toronto," The Canadian Jewish News.
  5. ^ a b c d "Meet Jamie Loeb, a 20-Year-Old From Ossining, NY, Who Will Make Her Pro Tennis Debut at The U.S. Open," Tablet Magazine.
  6. ^ a b c d "Jamie Loeb, 20, ready to take stage at U.S. Open" - NY Daily News
  7. ^ "McEnroe spurring Loeb on to big time," The Jewish Chronicle.
  8. ^ a b University of North Carolina Tar Heels Official Athletic Site
  9. ^ "Malan Award-winning Loeb likes to talk tennis as much as playing it," Midland Daily News.
  10. ^ a b c "UNC's Jamie Loeb finishes spectacular season, claims individual title". 25 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Village of Ossining Proclaims August 3 as Jamie Loeb Day".

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