Jessica Lehnhoff (born 15 March 1980) is a Guatemalan born former professional tennis player from the United States.

Jessica Lehnhoff
Full nameJessica Lehnhoff
Country (sports) United States
 Guatemala
Born (1980-03-15) March 15, 1980 (age 39)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$87,911
Singles
Career record78–55
Highest rankingNo. 166 (June 14, 2004)
Doubles
Career record89–46
Highest rankingNo. 105 (July 12, 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2004)
US Open3R (2001)

BiographyEdit

Lehnhoff grew up in Guatemala City, the youngest in a family of four siblings, who moved to Florida when she was aged 11. One of her brothers, Alexander, played Davis Cup for Guatemala. Their father Walter died in 1999.[1]

A right-handed player, she was highly rated as a junior, the top ranked in the country for her age group in 1995, the year she won a doubles title at the Orange Bowl. After graduating from Cooper City High School she played collegiate tennis for the University of Florida Gators. Partnering Whitney Laiho, she won the doubles title at the 2001 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships. The pair subsequently were given a wildcard into the women's doubles at the 2001 US Open and reached the third round. She captained the Gators in her senior year and graduated in 2002 with a degree in TV and Film production, after which she turned professional.[1]

As a professional, Lehnhoff reached a singles ranking of 166 in the world and won two ITF singles titles. She was more successful in the doubles format. In 2004 she featured in the main draw of the French Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open. At Wimbledon she partnered with Bethanie Mattek to reach the second round and as a result made it to her best doubles ranking of 105.[2] She was a quarter-finalist in the doubles at the 2004 Challenge Bell, a WTA Tour tournament held in Quebec City.

By 2007 she was retired from the tour but began playing Fed Cup tennis for her native Guatemala.[3] Over two years she appeared in a total of eight ties and finished with an 8/5 overall record.

She now runs a college placement company, assisting junior tennis players from Sweden to be recruited by American colleges.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Presgraves, Daryl (June 3, 2001). "Parental Guidance - tribunedigital-sunsentinel". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Sugiyama-Huber doubles team advances". The Japan Times. June 29, 2004. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ "TT quartet for Fed Cup". Newsday. April 17, 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Lehnhoff Tennis International - Jessica Lehnhoff". lehnhofftennisinternational.com. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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