Ellen Perez
Ellen  Perez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Shellharbour, Australia

High School:
Melbourne Park

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
10/10/1995

06/14/2017

2017 Season Wrap Up

Overview of the 2016-17 Women's Tennis Season

06/08/2017

333 Bulldogs Named to Director of Athletics Honor Roll

333 Bulldogs Named to Director of Athletics Honor Roll

05/27/2017

Christofi-Shaffer Fall in Tiebreaker in the Quarterfinals

Bulldogs Duo Drop Nailbiter in Tiebreaker of Elite Eight

05/26/2017

Elite-Eight Bound for Christofi-Shaffer

Christofi-Shaffer Move on to Quarterfinals

05/25/2017

Three Bulldogs Reach the Round of 16

Perez and a Bulldogs' pair Advance to Sweet Sixteen

JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)

The No. 1 singles and doubles player on the Bulldogs' team that went 19-6 and reached the Round of 16 of the program's 31st-consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships...All-America honoree in both singles and doubles for the second straight year, a feat that only one other player (Hayley Carter of UNC) has accomplished in the last two years...All-SEC First Team...Advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Singles Championships...Went 15-8 in singles and 11-11 in doubles after missing the fall season due to injury...Paired with Caroline Brinson to form the nation's 10th-ranked doubles team...Brinson/Perez secured All-America status with their seeding in the NCAA Doubles Championship along with the final ranking, together they were 9-7...Brinson/Perez dispatched then-No. 4 Rachel Pierson and Rutuja Bhosale of Texas A&M for their best win...Plateaued at No. 3 in the doubles rankings heading into the NCAA Championships...highest-ranked singles win came over SEC Co-Freshmen of the Year Jade Lewis of LSU...Named ITA Player to Watch...Garnered SEC Player of the Week honors for March 13-19 after beating Belinda Woolcock of Florida and Mia Horvit of South Carolina...Played in the first round of the main draw at the 2016 US Open after winning an Australian wildcard playoff event in the summer...Named to the J.Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll for the spring semester...Received Leighton Ballew Women's Tennis Scholarship.

sophomore season (2015-16)         

Part of a Georgia team that went 22-5 and advanced to the program’s 30th-consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships...All-America honoree in both singles and doubles...All-SEC First Team selection...Finished the season ranked No. 5 in singles and No. 10 in doubles along side Mariana Gould...Was a perfect 11-0 in SEC singles play in the regular season and finished the spring with a 16-4 mark in dual matches...Defeated then-No. 1 Joana Eidukonyte of Clemson on Jan. 30 in three sets as part of the Bulldogs’ 7-0 victory over No. 20 Clemson...Earned SEC Player of the Week honors after defeating Eidukonyte... Participated in the Australian Open as a wild card in doubles...Rose as high as No. 3 in the singles rankings after entering spring play at No. 14...Clinched two matches for the Bulldogs and had six doubles point clinchers...Finished the season 28-7 overall in singles and 19-9 in doubles...Held a 21-6 record against ranked opponents for the year...Went 11-3 in fall play including a 6-2 mark against ranked opponents... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA All-American Championships in both singles and doubles play – the first Bulldog to accomplish the feat since Agata Cioroch in 2003... Scored victories over sixth-ranked Stephanie Wagner (Miami) and Francesca di Lorenzo of Ohio State, who would go on to win the USTA/ITA Indoor singles title later in the fall... Went 6-2 in doubles play with Mariana Gould and won three matches over ranked opponents...Recipient of the Leighton Ballew Women's Tennis Scholarship.

Freshman Season (2014-15)

Helped the Bulldogs advance to the NCAA Final Four, the ITA National Team Indoor Finals and the SEC Tournament Championship Final to end the season 24-7 and nationally ranked No. 5...Named doubles All-American with departed senior Lauren Herring as a duo that ended the season ranked No. 6...Compiled a 20-12 singles record and final national ranking of No. 45 and a 26-12 doubles record...Went 7-3 in SEC singles matches from the No. 1 and 2 courts...Defeated seven nationally-ranked singles opponents and nine nationally-ranked doubles opponents...Named SEC Freshman of the Week for the week of Feb. 25...Clinched three matches and seven doubles points for the Bulldogs...Was featured in the ESPN highlight reel for hitting a behind-the-back winner against Georgia Tech...Played to a near-perfect 5-1 record in singles and an 8-3 record in doubles...Won the doubles title at the Bulldog Tennis Classic alongside Silvia Garcia...Was the champion of the D Flight in singles at the Charleston Invitational...Won the B Flight doubles competition at the Charleston Invitational...Advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles at the ITA Southeast Regional...Ranked No. 5 in the ITA Preseason Newcomer/Freshman Rankings...Selected to the pre-qualifying singles draw for the 2014 Riviera/ITA All-American tournament.

Juniors/High School

Trained with the Tennis Australia Academy at Melbourne Park...Qualified for the juniors tournament at the 2014 Australian Open...Also qualified for the Wimbledon and French Open juniors but was forced to withdraw due to injury...Won the 2012 doubles tournament at the B2 ITF Fiji tournament, and advanced all the way to the semifinals as a singles player...Was the U-14 Australian Winter Nationals singles and doubles champion...Claimed a singles title at the 2013 G1 ITF Thailand tournament...Winner of the 2013 ITF 10K doubles tournament in Hong Kong...Advanced to the singles quarterfinals at the 2014 ITF 50K Burnie International in Burnie, Australia...Finalist in the 2014 ITF 15K Glen Iris doubles tournament in Glen Iris, Australia.

Personal

Born Oct. 10, 1995 ... Daughter of John and Mitz Perez ... Family: Has an older brother, Matthew ... Major: Sport Management.

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