Beatrice Capra

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Beatrice Capra
Beatrice Capra.jpg
Beatrice Capra in action during the 2009 US Open.
Country (sports) United States
Residence Delray Beach, Florida, United States
Born (1992-04-06) April 6, 1992 (age 24)
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Retired Active
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $82,836
Singles
Career record 55–53
Career titles 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 201 (September 20, 2010)
Current ranking No. 868 (October 7, 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 3R (2010)
Doubles
Career record 20–21
Career titles 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 402 (July 4, 2011)
Last updated on: October 9, 2013.

Beatrice "Trice" Capra (born April 6, 1992 in Ellicott City, Maryland) is an American tennis player who currently attends Duke University. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 201, which she reached on September 20, 2010. Her career high in doubles is 405, which she reached on July 4, 2011.

She is the daughter of Giovanni and Laurie Capra. She has a sister named Pia and has a bulldog named Mo. She is a native of Ellicott City, Maryland, but now resides in The Woodlands, Texas. She attended McDonogh School of Baltimore until her freshman of high school when she then switched to Laurel Springs Online School for the duration of her high school career.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

US Junior Career[edit]

Capra earned the number one ranking slots in the G14, G16, G18's devisions. She was the girls 14's Easter Bowl Champion, G18s Spring National Champion, and was a two time Finalist at the G18s Clay Court National Championship. She also represented United States in Junior World Cup G14s and G16s, and was chosen as a hitting partner for United States Fed Cup team finals against Italy.[2]

ITF Junior Tennis Career[edit]

Competing in the international junior circuit, Capra earned a top 8 ITF ranking, was the Banana Bowl ITF Champion, the Grade A Bonfiglio Champion, and the Tulsa ITF Champion. She also earned a spot in the quarterfinal rounds of singles in both the Junior US Open and the Junior French Open. Capra was also a semifinalist in doubles of Junior Wimbledon.[3]

2010[edit]

Capra won a wild card playoff tournament to receive a wild card entry to her first senior Grand Slam tournament, the 2010 U.S. Open, where she reached the second round by defeating Karolina Šprem 6–1, 6–3. This was her first win over a player in the top 100. She then recorded her first top 20 win by defeating 18th seed Aravane Rezaï 7–5, 2–6, 6–3 to reach the third round, where she was beaten by Maria Sharapova, 6–0, 6–0. Capra recorded her highest WTA ranking to date on 9/20/2010 of #201 in the world.[4]

2011[edit]

Capra played at the 2011 Family Circle Cup, but lost in the 1st round of qualifying to Tetiana Luzhanska of Ukraine. The score was 7-5 6-4, Capra had a 4-2 lead in the first set. During this year, Capra obtained her highest doubles ranking to date on 4/07/2011 of #402.[5]

World Team Tennis[edit]

Capra is a former member of the Philadelphia Freedoms. She was the only amateur in the World Team Tennis Pro League during its 36th season, during this time. Some of her results include a doubles win with partner Lisa Raymond and a lost singles to Venus Williams. Her teammates included Jimmy Connors, Brendan Evans, Nathan Healey, Melanie Oudin*, and Lisa Raymond. The Freedoms lost to the Washington Kastles on July 6, 2011. Capra's highest professional ranking to date is #201 in the world.

Professional Highlights[edit]

  • Williamsburg 10k Champion
  • Osprey 50k semifinalist
  • Competed in WTA Events (Sony Ericson, Stanford, Family Circle Cup, Ponte Vedra)
  • Winner of US playoff for Main Draw US open
  • Reached 3rd round of US Open losing to Maria Sharapova
  • Reached WTA ranking of 201 at age 18 before attending Duke University [6]

College Tennis[edit]

She is a member of the Varsity Women's Tennis Team and is a three-time All American and was an integral part of the 2012 ACC Championship Team, and the 2014 National Indoor Championship Team as well. During her freshman year, she was named National Rookie of the Year, ACC Player of the Year, ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player, in addition to being undefeated (11-0) while playing the number 1 position. She is only the second player in Duke Tennis history to accomplish such as feat. She was a member of the Colligate All Star Team, and represented the United States for the Master U tournament for collegiate tennis in 2012.[7]

Personal[edit]

Capra is of Italian descent on her father's side, who is from Monza. Until the age of 18, she trained at the Evert Academy, run by former World No. 1 Chris Evert. Her tennis idols are Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters. She also admires Maria Sharapova's mental toughness. Capra says she considers herself mentally tough. Capra credits much of her support to her parents and her neighborhood friends. At Duke University, she currently is majoring in Cultural Anthropology, minoring in Sociology and getting her Markets and Management Certificate. She plans on completing her undergraduate studies in the spring of 2016.[8]

Former internships include, but are not limited to, the YMCA, Marve Russel Inc, and Duke Tennis Camps.

Education[edit]

Capra attended Mcdonogh School of Baltimore until 9th grade. After 9th grade she chose to enroll in the Laurel Springs online schooling program so she could travel more consistently for tennis. Laurel Springs helped Capra gain the educational skill that assisted her with her acceptance to Duke University. Capra was meant to attend Duke University in the fall of 2010, however she deferred a year of school so that she could test her fate on the professional tour. After a year on the WTA tour Capra entered Duke University in the fall of 2011. At Duke she declared a major in cultural anthropology and a certificate in Marketing and Management. Her academic highlights at Duke include making the All ACC Academic team four times.

Injuries[edit]

Capra has suffered many minor injuries that caused set back in her college career. At the end of her freshman year she played through the NCAA tournament with a stress fracture in her foot. After the 2011 NCAA Capra was selected to be apart of the collegiate national team that summer where the United States Tennis Federation would fund her professional tournaments and travel. Eager to get back, Capra came back to playing too soon and injured her knee where she was set back for the rest of the year. Duke University tried everything to remedy her knee trauma (prp injections/ cortisone shots) but nothing was ever to truly fix the problem. After playing through the season with an injured knee, Capra needed knee surgery in the summer of 2014 where she was sidelined for 7 months.

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