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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
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$375,022
Singles
Career record162-118
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 132 (February 2, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 179 (January 14, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2017)
French OpenQ2 (2018)
WimbledonQ3 (2017)
US Open1R (2015)
Doubles
Career record105-75
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 120 (July 16, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 142 (January 14, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
US Open1R (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2017)
Last updated on: January 21, 2019.

She has a career-high WTA singles ranking of 132, achieved on February 2, 2018. She also has a career-high doubles ranking of No. 120, achieved on July 16, 2018. Loeb has won seven singles and six 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.

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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. Loeb received a wild card at the 2015 US Open. She played Danish fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first round, losing in straight sets. Loeb won 2 ITF singles titles in 2016, at tournaments in Surprise, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas.

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2018 Oracle Challenger Series – Newport Beach, United States Hard   Rebecca Peterson   Misaki Doi
  Jil Teichmann
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [8–10]

ITF finals (13–11)Edit

Singles (7–2)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–2)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 25 June 2012 Buffalo, United States Clay   Tornado Alicia Black 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 2. 30 September 2012 Amelia Island, United States Clay   Mari Osaka 6–3, 7–5
Winner 3. 20 May 2013 Sumter, United States Hard   Brooke Austin 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 5 July 2015 El Paso, United States Hard   Jennifer Brady 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. 21 February 2016 Surprise, United States Hard   CiCi Bellis 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. 3 July 2016 El Paso, United States Hard   Caitlin Whoriskey 7–5, 6–3
Winner 7. 12 February 2017 Launceston, Australia Hard   Tamara Zidansek 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1 October 2017 Templeton, United States Hard   Sachia Vickery 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 4 February 2018 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Madison Brengle 1–6, 2–6

Doubles (6–9)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–8)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25 June 2012 Buffalo, United States Clay   Nika Kukharchuk   Fatma Al-Nabhani
  Jacqueline Cako
1–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 1. 20 May 2013 Sumter, United States Hard   Sanaz Marand   Kristy Frilling
  Alexandra Mueller
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 2 June 2014 El Paso, United States Hard   Ashley Weinhold   Danielle Lao
  Hsu Chieh-yu
4–6, 6–4, [15–13]
Runner-up 2. 28 July 2014 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Allie Will   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Winner 3. 10 August 2014 Landisville, United States Hard   Sanaz Marand   Lena Litvak
  Alexandra Mueller
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Winner 4. 13 October 2014 Florence, United States Hard   Sanaz Marand   Danielle Lao
  Keri Wong
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 5. 13 July 2015 Stockton, United States Hard   Sanaz Marand   Kaitlyn Christian
  Danielle Lao
6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 3. 18 June 2016 Sumter, United States Hard   Carol Zhao   Ashley Weinhold
  Caitlin Whoriskey
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Runner–up 4. 26 June 2016 Baton Rouge, United States Hard   Ingrid Neel   Lauren Herring
  Ellen Perez
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 18 July 2016 Sacramento, United States Hard   Chanel Simmonds   Ashley Weinhold
  Caitlin Whoriskey
4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 6 August 2016 Granby, Canada Hard   An-Sophie Mestach   Julia Glushko
  Olga Govortsova
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 2 October 2016 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Chanel Simmonds   Michaëlla Krajicek
  Maria Sanchez
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 13 November 2016 Tokyo, Japan Hard   An-Sophie Mestach   Rika Fujiwara
  Yuki Naito
4–6, 7–6(14–12), [8–10]
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2017 Tyler, United States Hard   Rebecca Peterson   Jessica Pegula
  Taylor Townsend
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 21 April 2018 Dothan, United States Clay   Sofia Kenin   Alexa Guarachi
  Erin Routliffe
4–6, 6–2, [9–11]

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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