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  Lauren Embree
School: University of Florida
Year: graduated
Home Town: Marco Island
Home State: Florida
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Lely
Height: 5-6
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Dominant Hand: Right
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Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
Lauren Embree reached a career-high WTA Tour world doubles ranking of 334 on Aug. 6, 2012 ... ranked a career-best No. 462 in the WTA singles  listing on Sept. 21, 2009 ... one of three collegiate women selected to represent the United States in December of 2011 at the sixth annual Master’U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate competition held in Rouen, France (joining Duke’s Beatrice Capra and Arizona State’s Jacqueline Cako) … selected to the 2010, 2011 & 2012 USTA Summer Collegiate Team ... missed the majority of the 2010 fall season – playing only five doubles matches- when she was rehabilitating her left wrist (ruptured tendon) that required two surgeries (in June 2010 and in late October 2010) … headlined UF’s 2009 incoming class that is ranked No. 1 in the country by tennisrecruiting.net, which rated her No. 1 in the country in the Girls’ Class of 2009 list on Aug. 26, 2009 … enrolled at UF for the 2009 Summer B session that began on June 29 … earned a wildcard and competed in the qualifying draw for the 2009 U.S. Open … won a French Open wildcard and competed on the clay in Roland Garros in May of 2009, where she made her WTA tournament debut, playing on Suzanne Lengler court
 
CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA singles ranking: 4 (2010 Fall)... Career-high ITA doubles ranking: 6 (with Joanna Mather, 2010 Fall) ... clinched the 2011 and the 2012 NCAA Team Championship point ... the first player in history to clinch the NCAA team title with a third-set tie-breaker victory in the final match on the courts since the collegiate tennis began the doubles-followed-by-singles format in 2001 (did so rallying from a 4-0 third-set deficit to clinch the 4-3 team win, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (6)) ... won all five 2011 doubles dual matches she played at the 2011 NCAA Team Championships, while completing four of six singles matches - all wins ... 2011 Honda Award for Tennis Finalist (one of four) ... first freshman in Southeastern Conference history to be voted SEC Player of the Year (2010) … 2010 & 2012 SEC Player of the Year … became sixth different Gator named SEC Player of the Year; second player in SEC history to be voted Player of the Year twice (UF’s Jill Craybas) … 2012 SEC All-Tournament Team … 2011 & 2012 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player ... 2012 NCAA All-Tournament, No. 2 Singles ... 2011 NCAA All-Tournament, No. 2 Singles and No. 2 Doubles ... 2011 ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch (has an outstanding season and is expected to perform at a high level the rest of his or her career; this award’s criteria also includes a player’s sportsmanship and character.) … 2010 ITA National Rookie Player of the Year ... 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... 2010 NCAA All-Tournament Team, No. 1 Singles and No. 2 Doubles ... 2010, 2011 & 2012 All-SEC First Team … SEC Player of the Week (April 12, 2011; March 5, 2012) … 2011 ITA National Women’s Team Indoor All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Singles) … 2011 ITA National Women’s Team Indoor All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Doubles) … 2010, 2011 & 2012 Singles All-American ... 2012 Doubles All-American ... won the 2011 Riviera/ITA All American consolation doubles draw with Joanna Mather … three-time SEC Freshman of the Week honoree in 2009-10 … compiled a career-best 43-match dual match singles win streak (from 2010-12) … 10th different true freshman to start opening day playing the No. 1 singles position and only the second true freshman to start at the No. 1 singles position since 1994 … competed in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 NCAA Singles and 2010 & 2012 Doubles Championships ... compiled a 28-1 singles record in 2011, for a winning percentage of 96.6, the second highest in a season in UF history (Lisa Raymond was 34-0 in 1993) … voted 2012 Most Valuable Player (team award) ... 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll… compiled a 49-2 dual match doubles record with Joanna Mather, the second-most by a doubles team in program history; the 24-1 record with Embree in 2012 was tied for the fifth-most dual match wins in a season by a team ... through the 2011-12 season has won 186 combined singles and doubles matches, the 24th most in UF history (91 singles wins) ...  66-15 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent defeated: No. 4 Hilary Barte, Stanford (6-4, 6-4, May 25, 2010 in NCAA Final)… 14-3 record in three-set matches … 12-0 all-time in NCAA singles dual matches ... 17-0 in singles dual match clinching matches … 19-0 in doubles-point clinching matches
 
AS A SENIOR (2012-13)
Singles: Preseason ITA National Singles Ranking: 6
 
Doubles: Preseason ITA National Doubles Ranking: 15 (with Danielle Collins)
 
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12)
Awards: 2012 NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player ... 2012 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team, No. 2 Singles ... Singles All-American ... Doubles All-American ... SEC Player of the Year … First Team All-SEC … SEC All-Tournament Team … SEC Player of the Week (March 5) … Compiled a 43-match dual match singles winning streak … Riviera/ITA All American Consolation Doubles Title (with Joanna Mather) … Most Valuable Player (team award) … Selected for and represented the U.S. at the sixth annual Master’U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate team competition held December 8-11, 2011, in Rouen, France (1 of 3 collegiate women) … earned berth into the NCAA Singles Championships - reaching the round of 16 - and the NCAA Doubles Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals ... selected to the 2012 USTA Summer Collegiate Team
 
Singles: FINAL ITA National Singles Ranking: 10 … FINAL ITA South Region Ranking: 3 ... Season-High National Singles Ranking: 5 (September 2011) … 31-6 overall and 22-2 in dual matches (10-0 SEC dual matches) … extended her career record in SEC regular-season singles matches to 29-0 and playing either the No. 1 or No. 2 position … finished the dual match season tied for a team-best 22 wins in 24 matches, with four of those victories coming in NCAA Championships action ... extended her win streak to 20 before falling to Duke’s No. 1-ranked Beatrice Capra in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championships .... won her last 18 matches in dual match competition … clinched the 2012 NCAA Team title with a 6-4, 6-0 win against UCLA’s 98th-ranked McCall Jones ... earned the first singles win of the NCAA Semifinals, defeating Duke’s Ester Goldfeld, 6-4, 6-1 ... captured an impressive 6-4, 6-1 win against Michigan’s No. 93-ranked Brooke Bolender in the NCAA Round of 16 and gave UF a 3-0 lead ... one of three UF singles matches playing match-point at the exact same time to clinch the NCAA Second Round win against Washington State, and finished third of the trio and earned a 6-2, 6-3 decision against No. 108 Elisabeth Fournier to cap the team victory ... earned a spot on the SEC All-Tournament Team after winning both matches she completed, including the thrilling 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 comeback win against Georgia’s seventh-ranked Chelsey Gullickson in the team final … named SEC Player of the Week on March 5 after she won all three singles matches the previous week, capped by a thrilling comeback against Georgia’s Lauren Herring, as Embree rallied from down a set to force a third, then came back from down 2-1 in the deciding frame in the last match on court and the team score locked at 3-all, to win the three-setter and help the No. 15-ranked Gators upset No. 4 Georgia in Athens … did not lose a GAME in singles through the first two dual matches of the season … won her first two dual matches of the year and extended her overall dual match singles win streak to 43, before falling to Baylor’s Nina Secerbegovic, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 … 19-5 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent defeated: No. 7 Chelsey Gullickson, Georgia (3-6, 6-4, 7-5, April 22) … highest ranked opponent played: No. 1 Mallory Burdette, Stanford (lost 6-1, 6-2, Feb. 12) … 4-2 record in three-set matches … 6-0 in singles dual match clinching matches, including 2-0 the NCAA Team Final!
 
FALL SEASON: competed in three different events, falling to the eventual champion in two of them en route to a 7-3 record, with a 3-3 mark against ranked opponents … earned an at-large spot into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships, where she played a pair of three-setters, dropping a tough 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 decision in the round of 16 to SMU’s 10th-ranked Marta Lesniak, who won the tournament … reached the final of the USTA/ITA SE Regionals, falling to No. 9 Chelsea Gullickson of Georgia in the final … advanced to the round of 16 at the Riviera/ITA All-American, defeating Boston College’s Katarina Galic before losing to Kansas State’s Petra Niedermayerova … 3-2 vs. ranked opponents … 1-1 in three-set matches
 
Doubles: FINAL ITA National Singles Ranking: 16 (wtih Mather) … FINAL ITA South Region Ranking: 3 (wtih Mather) ... Season-High National Ranking: 11 (March 13 with Mather) … 29-5 overall record, 24-2 in dual matches (including 11-0 in SEC regular-season matches) playing with Joanna Mather (25-2) and Sofie Oyen (1-1) … advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships, highlighted by a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win againt California’s No. 5-ranked team of Annie Goransson and Anett Schutting; lost to Tennessee’s No. 10-ranked Natalie Pluskota and Kata Szekely, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) ... had entered the NCAA Team Quarterfinals riding a 23-match win streak with Mather - the third longest streak in program history - before dropping the 8-4 decision to Miami’s 76th-ranked Lina Lileikite and Gabriela Mejia; that loss also snapped her individual 18-match win streak ... rallied for the 9-7 clinching win against Michigan’s Mimi Nguyen and Michelle Sulahian, who were serving for the match at 7-5, in the NCAA Quarterfinals after the other two matches had split decisions ... clinched the doubles point in the NCAA Second Round with an 8-2 win against Washington State’s Liudmila Vasilieva & Elizaveta Luzina ... earned an 8-0 win vs. South Carolina State’s Victoria Khatcei and Laura Bosneag in the NCAA First Round … provided the crucial clinching win in the SEC Tournament final with an 8-5 win against Georgia’s Chelsey Gullickson and Alina Jerjomina after the other two matches had split decisions; also on the winning end of the clinching 8-6 decision at Georgia (March 4) during the regular season … 6-0 in doubles-point clinching matches
 
FALL SEASON: logged a 3-2 record in two events (both with Joanna Mather), with the highlight of winning the 2011 Riviera/ITA All American consolation doubles draw, defeating Virginia’s ninth-ranked Hardenbergh and Vierra, 8-0, in the final, after earning wins against Georgia Tech’s sixth-ranked pair of Lilley and O’Neill, 8-2 … dropped a round of 16 decision to Tennessee’s Plukota and Szekely in the USTA/ITA National Indoors
 
 
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11)
Awards: Honda Award for Tennis Finalists (one of four players) ... selected to the 2011 USTA Summer Collegiate Team ... NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player ... NCAA All-Tournament Team, No. 2 Singles and No. 2 Doubles ... NCAA Singles Championships Semifinalist ... Singles All-American ... ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch ... All-SEC First Team … SEC Player of the Week (April 12) … ITA National Women’s Team Indoor All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Singles) … ITA National Women’s Team Indoor All-Tournament Team (No. 2 Doubles) ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... staged a 28-match singles win streak that was the fourth-longest run in program history ... went 24-0 in singles dual matches and 26-0 in doubles dual matches
 
Singles: FINAL ITA National Singles Ranking: 9 … FINAL ITA Southeast Regional Ranking: 3 ... Season-High National Singles Ranking: 4 (2010 Fall) … 28-1 overall and 24-0 in dual matches (9-0 SEC dual matches) … played the No. 2 spot (18-0) for the majority of the dual match season, before taking her spot on court one for the first time on April 1 versus Kentucky’s Megan Broderick (W, 6-4, 6-1) … rallied from a 4-0 third-set deficit to defeat Stanford’s 22nd-ranked Mallory Burdette 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the dual-match clinching win in the NCAA Team Final; became first player in history to clinch the NCAA team title with a third-set tie-breaker victory in the final match on the courts since the collegiate tennis began the doubles-followed-by-singles format in 2001 ... advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships, where she was forced to retire from injury (torn off toenail) after splitting sets with Stanford’s Stacey Tan (loss was only of season, with her 28-match winning streak the fourth-longest in UF history) ... knocked out the NCAA’s sixth-seeded Bianca Eichkorn of Miami 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the 64-player NCAA Singles Championships ... won all three of her completed dual matches at the NCAA Team Championships site, including the victory against Burdette and the 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 decision against Clemson’s 48th-ranked Keri Wong in the a tight dual match win and an impressive 6-2, 6-2 victory over UCLA’s Noelle Hickey in the NCAA Semifinals ... earned a place on the ITA National Indoor All-Tournament Team for singles (No. 2 position) and doubles (No. 2 position) after leading the Gators into the championship match … 17-1 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent played: No. 6 Eichkorn of Miami … 7-0 in three-set matches with six coming in dual match action … 5-0 in clinching matches, including the epic 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (6) win against Stanford’s 22nd-ranked Mallory Burdette after trailing 4-0 in the third set that secured the NCAA Team Championship
FALL SEASON: ITA Preseason Singles Ranking: 4 … did not compete in singles during the fall season, when she rehabbed from a pair of surgeries on her left wrist (ruptured tendon) in June and in late October
 
Doubles: FINAL ITA National Doubles Ranking: 29 (with Sofie Oyen); No. 48 (with Joanna Mather) … FINAL ITA Southeast Region Ranking: 6 (with Oyen) ... Season-High National Doubles Ranking: 6 with Joanna Mather (2010 Fall) … 28-4 overall and 27-0 in dual matches (10-0 in SEC dual matches) … paired with Mather (15-0), Oyen (9-0) and Hitimana (3-0) … won all four dual matches (with Oyen) at the NCAA Team Championships site, being the first to record a decision in all four en route to helping UF capture the doubles point in all four dual matches ... active 15-match win streak with Mather is tied for eighth longest in UF history … began dual match season with Mather, mixed in with three matches with Hitimana and played the last three regular-season with Oyen … 6-4 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent played: No. 8 (with Mather, UNC’s Featherston and McHale, L 8-6, Jan. 16 at Freeman Memorial in UNLV) … highest-ranked opponent defeated: 17 (with Oyen, Tennessee’s Alda & Nichols, W 8-4, April 10) … 6-0 in clinching doubles-point matches (4-0 with Mather; 2-0 with Hitimana)
FALL SEASON: ITA Preseason Doubles Ranking: 6 (with Joanna Mather) … lost both matches with Mather at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, falling in the round of 32 to Arkansas’ 26th-ranked Tigu and Paulson, before losing 9-7 to Duke’s ninth-ranked Gorny and Clayton in the consolation round
 
 
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10)
Awards: SEC Player of the Year … ITA National Rookie Player of the Year ... NCAA All-Tournament Team, No. 1 Singles position ... 2010 Singles All-American ... ITA Southeast Region Rookie Player of the Year ... First Team All-SEC … SEC All-Freshman Team … three-time SEC Freshman of the Week, awarded March 3, 10 and April 14 … Evelyn Pucket Most Improved Player (team award) … competed in the NCAA Singles Championships … an alternate to compete in the NCAA Doubles Championships (with Anastasia Revzina)
 
Singles:  Current ITA National Singles Ranking: 9 … Season-High National Singles Ranking: 9 (twice, April 26 & May 3) ... 32-6 overall and 20-3 in dual matches … completed the dual match season winning her final 17 matches, with last five of the last seven coming against top-11 ranked opponents, capped with an impressive 6-4, 6-4 victory against Stanford’s No. 4-ranked junior Hilary Barte in the NCAA Team Final, marking the highest-ranked foe she has defeated ... dropped a tough 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 decision to California’s Mari Andersson in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships ... provided the thrilling 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 clinching win over North Carolina’s No. 21 Sanaz Marand in the NCAA Semifinals, the match lasting two hours and eight minutes ... upset Miami’s No. 7 Laura Vallverdu 6-4, 6-2 for the then-highest-ranked opponent she has defeated and gave UF a 2-0 lead in the NCAA Quarterfinals en route to the win ... provided the thrilling clinching 6-4, 7-6 (4) win against Ole Miss’ 44th-ranked Kristi Boxx in the NCAA Round of 16 ... led both singles matches in the first two rounds of the NCAA Championships, but play was halted and she was not able to record a result … played the No. 1 singles position in every dual match this year, including all 11 SEC regular-season matches, posting a 9-0 record vs. league foes; led both SEC singles matches that were halted once the dual match point had been clinched … every dual match win except one was in straight sets … provided first victory in SEC Tournament semifinal win against South Carolina, defeating 11th-ranked Ana Marija Zubori, 6-4, 6-1 (match moved indoors and started with singles play) … highest-ranked opponent played was California’s No. 4 Jana Juricova (lost 6-2, 6-4 in quarterfinals of Riviera All-American, Oct. 9) … has one 6-0, 6-0 victory, blanking Mississippi State’s Radka Ferancova (March 26) … 27-6 vs. ranked opponents, with highest-ranked opponent defeated being Stanford’s fourth-ranked Hilary Barte (6-4, 6-4, May 25 in NCAA Final) ... also downed Miami’s seventh-ranked Laura Vallverdu (6-4, 6-2, May 22 in NCAA QF) and Georgia’s 10th-ranked Chelsey Gullickson (7-5, 6-4, April 11) … 6-0 in clinching matches, the most recent a 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 victory against UNC’s N. 21 Sanaz Marand in the NCAA Team Semifinals
FALL SEASON: 12-2 record during the fall … began collegiate career winning seven consecutive matches, all of which came against nationally-ranked opponents … reached the quarterfinals of the Riviera All-American, playing her way through qualifying before falling to California’s Juricova … went 4-0 at the Kitty Harrison Invite, defeating a trio of ranked foes, highlighted by a 7-5, 6-4 win against North Carolina’s 34th-ranked Katrina Tsang on the final day
 
Doubles:  Current ITA National Doubles Ranking: 20 (with Allie Will); 26 (with Anastasia Revzina); 29 (with Joanna Mather) … Season-High National Singles Ranking: 4 (with Will, Feb. 18, 2010) … tied for team-best overall record of 37-7, which included a 24-3 dual match record … partnered with Mather and Revzina in dual matches and played throughout the NCAA Team Tournament at the No. 2 spot with Mather ... earned a berth into the NCAA Doubles Championships with Revzina and the pair dropped a hard-fought 6-7(2), 7-5, 6-1 decision to California’s ninth-ranked Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova ... 10-1 with Mather, all at the No. 2 position, with the lone loss a 9-7 decision to Ole Miss’ Connor Vogel and Gabby Rangel in the NCAA Round of 16; last win was an impressive 8-1 victory against Stanford’s No. 56 Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan in the NCAA Final … 14-2 record with Revzina, including a 1-1 mark at No. 1 and a 13-1 record at No. 2 … 12-6 vs. ranked teams, with best two dual match wins coming with Mather, defeating Tennessee’s Alda and Zubor twice, once when No. 22 (8-4) and against when No. 24 in SEC Tournament final (8-3) … 7-0 in clinching doubles point matches (3-0 with Mather; 4-0 with Revzina), with the most recent an 8-4 victory with Mather against UNC’s No. 31 Katrina Tsang/Shinann Featherston in the NCAA Semifinals ...
FALL SEASON: compiled a 13-3 record during the fall, playing with Allie Will (10-2) and Anastasia Revzina (3-1) … won first eight matches of career, all with Will, reaching the final of the Riviera All-American Championships after playing way through qualifying (lost to Tennessee’s No. 7-ranked Whoriskey and Pluskota, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in championship) … defeated six nationally-ranked opponents during Riviera, including North Carolina’s fifth-ranked Grabinski and Marand 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the semifinals … other loss with Will came in the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regional, falling 8-4 to Miami’s 36th-ranked Mejia and Vallverdu
 
PRIOR TO FLORIDA
Received her diploma from Lely High School in December of 2008 … rated as the nation’s No. 2 overall recruit in her signing class by tennisrecruiting.net … ranked No. 1 in 2008 Final USTA Girls 18 Rankings and No. 7 in the world junior ratings ... ranked as high as No. 1 in the country in the USTA 14s, 16s and 18s divisions … earned a wildcard for the 2009 U.S. Open qualifying draw, where she won the first round match, but lost in the next round 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4 to No. 24 seeded Shenay Perry (USA), who has been ranked as high as No. 40 in the WTA professional rankings … won a French Open wildcard and competed on the clay in Roland Garros in May of 2009, where she made her WTA tournament debut, playing on Suzanne Lengler court … singles finalist at the 2009 USTA Girls’ 18 National Championships held at the Berkeley Tennis Club and Claremont Resort & Spa, where she also paired with future fellow incoming classmate Allie Will for third place in the doubles competition … captured the singles title at the 2008 Eddie Herr International Tennis Championships ... singles finalists at the 2008 and 2009 Easter Bowl ITF and semifinalist at the 2008 Orange Bowl, where she won the doubles title in 2007 and 2009 … won the singles title at the 2008 G-18 National Clay Court Championships in Memphis, after being a finalist in 2007 … won the 2008 and 2007 USTA G18 National Open in Naples, Fla. … won the 2007 Florida State High School Singles Championship, a title also won by her older brother in 2006 …competed in the junior events of the Australian Open, the French Open and the U.S. Open … played for the 2006 U.S. Junior Fed Cup in Italy … member of the 2009 New York Buzz of the World Team Tennis league … a few of her more significant coaches have included her father, Keith Embree, as well as Julie Steven and Bill Marshall.