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  Laura Granville
Laura Granville

Player Profile

Chicago, Ill.

High School:
The Latin School



2000-01 (Sophomore): Ranked No. 20 in the fall ITA Rankings... Held the No. 1 preseason ranking ... Was a perfect 6-0 at the ITA Regional held at Stanford to win the individual title ... Had wins over No. 88 Jieun Jacobs of Cal, No. 80 Erica Perkins of Washington State and teammate, No. 40 Gabriela Lastra en route to Regional title ... Finished the fall season with a record of 7-0.

1999-2000 (Freshman): Begins the spring ranked No. 2 by the ITA after a No. 19 preseason ranking ... Won three qualifying matches at the Riviera All-American Championships to reach the singles main draw ... Upset No. 4 Mariel Verban of Wake Forest, 4-6, 7-5 (retired) in the second round at the All-American before falling to No. 83 Adria Engel of Wake Forest, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 ... Won the ITA Northwest Regional Championship with a victory over teammate Lauren Kalvaria, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 ... Had victories over No. 18 Amy Jensen of California, No. 13 Kristina Kraszewski of California and No. 64 Susanne Bertel of Pacific ... Played her first collegiate matches at the World TeamTennis Collegiate National Championship at Stanford University.

Prior to Stanford: One of the top junior players in the country ... Won the USTA National Girls' 18 Championship in singles in 1998 and '99, the first player since Tracy Austin in 1977 and '78 to accomplish that feat ... Lost in the first round of the 1999 U.S. Open to Fabiola Zuluga, 6-1, 6-2 ... Reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Junior Championships, defeating the No. 1 junior player in the world Virginie Razzano ... Reached the girls' doubles final at Wimbledon ... Reached the second round of the U.S. Open as a wild card entrant, defeating Paola Saurez of Argentina, 6-4, 6-4 ... Defeated No. 1 seed Marissa Irvin in the singles championship of the 1998 USTA National Girls' 18 Championships ... Finished third at the 1998 USTA National Girls' 18 Clay Court Championships for the third time in her career ... Member of the 1997 U.S. World Cup Team, an equivalent to the Fed Cup ... Began playing tennis at the age of four in the Tiny Tots Program at Mid-Town Tennis Club in Chicago, Ill.

Personal: Undeclared Major ... Grandfather Edwin Lennox was a swimmer on the 1924 U.S. Olympic Team that competed in Paris ... Enjoys extreme games biking ... Daughter of Elizabeth and Charles Granville.

Coach Lele Forood: "Laura Granville has to defend a title and she's very good at doing that having repeated as junior champion already. So she's very capable of dominating the college scene again this year. We're working to improve aspects of her game that will make her a better player overall and will eventually make her a better pro player as well. She's a great competitor and has incredible focus during matches."

Career Statistics (Singles)