Jamie Loeb

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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$428,546
Singles
Career record169–132 (56.1%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 132 (February 5, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 270 (July 22, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2017)
French OpenQ2 (2018)
WimbledonQ3 (2017)
US Open1R (2015)
Doubles
Career record110–81 (57.6%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 120 (July 16, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 316 (July 22, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
US Open1R (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2017, 2018)
Last updated on: July 29, 2019.

Jamie Loeb (born March 8, 1995) is an American tennis player.

She has career-high WTA rankings of 132 in singles, achieved in February 2018, and 120 in doubles, set on July 16, 2018. Loeb has won seven singles titles and eight 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.

Personal life[edit]

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 career[edit]

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

WTA 125 series finals[edit]

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 Sweden Rebecca Peterson Japan Misaki Doi
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [8–10]

ITF finals[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 United States Tornado Alicia Black 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 2. 30 September 2012 Amelia Island, United States Clay Japan Mari Osaka 6–3, 7–5
Winner 3. 20 May 2013 Sumter, United States Hard United States Brooke Austin 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 5 July 2015 El Paso, United States Hard United States Jennifer Brady 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. 21 February 2016 Surprise, United States Hard United States CiCi Bellis 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. 3 July 2016 El Paso, United States Hard United States Caitlin Whoriskey 7–5, 6–3
Winner 7. 12 February 2017 Launceston, Australia Hard Slovenia Tamara Zidansek 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1 October 2017 Templeton, United States Hard United States Sachia Vickery 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 4 February 2018 Midland, United States Hard (i) United States Madison Brengle 1–6, 2–6

Doubles (8–9)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–8)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25 June 2012 Buffalo, United States Clay Russia Nika Kukharchuk Oman Fatma Al-Nabhani
United States Jacqueline Cako
1–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 1. 20 May 2013 Sumter, United States Hard United States Sanaz Marand United States Kristy Frilling
United States Alexandra Mueller
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 2 June 2014 El Paso, United States Hard United States Ashley Weinhold United States Danielle Lao
Chinese Taipei Hsu Chieh-yu
4–6, 6–4, [15–13]
Runner-up 2. 28 July 2014 Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Allie Will United States Asia Muhammad
United States Maria Sanchez
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Winner 3. 10 August 2014 Landisville, United States Hard United States Sanaz Marand United States Lena Litvak
United States Alexandra Mueller
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Winner 4. 13 October 2014 Florence, United States Hard United States Sanaz Marand United States Danielle Lao
United States Keri Wong
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 5. 13 July 2015 Stockton, United States Hard United States Sanaz Marand United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Danielle Lao
6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 3. 18 June 2016 Sumter, United States Hard Canada Carol Zhao United States Ashley Weinhold
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Runner–up 4. 26 June 2016 Baton Rouge, United States Hard United States Ingrid Neel United States Lauren Herring
Australia Ellen Perez
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 18 July 2016 Sacramento, United States Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds United States Ashley Weinhold
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 6 August 2016 Granby, Canada Hard Belgium An-Sophie Mestach Israel Julia Glushko
Belarus Olga Govortsova
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 2 October 2016 Las Vegas, United States Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
United States Maria Sanchez
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 13 November 2016 Tokyo, Japan Hard Belgium An-Sophie Mestach Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Yuki Naito
4–6, 7–6(14–12), [8–10]
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2017 Tyler, United States Hard Sweden Rebecca Peterson United States Jessica Pegula
United States Taylor Townsend
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 21 April 2018 Dothan, United States Clay United States Sofia Kenin Chile Alexa Guarachi
New Zealand Erin Routliffe
4–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Winner 7. 18 May 2018 La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain Clay Mexico Ana Sofia Sanchez United States Chiara Scholl
Spain Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers
6–3, 6–2
Winner 8. 14 July 2018 Honolulu, United States Hard United States Hayley Carter United States Usue Maitane Arconada
United States Caroline Dolehide
6–4, 6–4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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