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Duke Women's Tennis BIO
Rebecca Smaller
Player Profile:
Rebecca Smaller 1888843
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
City/State: London, United Kingdom
High School: Queenswood School

2015-16: Posted a 5-6 singles record and a 6-4 doubles mark during the 2015-16 season … won three straight singles matches at the Kitty Harrison Invitational, defeating Sofia Segerfors of VCU, 6-3, 6-2, Skylar Holloway of LSU, 6-4, 7-5 and Kelly Mengel of Penn State, 6-1, 6-1 … also picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win over UNLV’s Cristina Moroi at the Freeman Memorial … competed primarily alongside Alyssa Smith during the fall campaign … won four consecutive matches for her longest doubles win streak of the 2015-16 season … played into the quarterfinal round of the USTA/ITA Regional Championship while competing with Smith … dropped UNC-Greensboro’s duo of Masey Demoss and Jamie Grinberg, 8-1, in round of 64 … defeated Appalachian State’s Mackenzie LaSure and Melissa Machado, 8-3, in the round of 32 … advanced to the quarterfinal round after outlasting the Wake Forest team of Kasey Gardiner and Kimmy Guerin, 8-7 (7-3) … downed NC State’s Joanna Nalborska and Bianca Moldovan, 8-5, while competing with Smith.

2014-15: Concluded first season at Duke with an overall record of 11-10 and a conference mark of 2-2 … split time between courts four, five and six … amassed a doubles record of 11-5 while competing with numerous teammates in doubles play … compiled an 8-6 mark during the fall season, including a season-best five-match win streak that began with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Lina Qostal of Penn and concluded with a 6-2, 6-4 win over North Carolina’s Ashley Dai … outlasted Seda Arantekin, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0, of No. 20 TCU Feb. 6, in the first match of the ITA Indoor Championships … registered a three-set, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Raluca Mita of Virginia Tech on Feb. 27, helping guide Duke to a 5-2 win … final singles win of the year came by way of a 6-4, 7-5 victory against Molly Wickman of Pittsburgh … went 6-2 in doubles while competing with Rachel Kahan, earning six straight victories without a loss … doubles win against 46th-ranked San Jose State’s Gaelle Rey and Marie Klocker marked the highest victory against a ranked opponent for Smaller … clinched the doubles point alongside Ester Goldfeld in Duke’s 4-3 win over 67th-ranked Syracuse after downing Rhiann Newborn and Breanna Bachini, 8-4, on court three.

Prior to Duke: Three time British National Schools Champion (2011, 2012, 2013) … earned gold at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in mixed doubles play … also collected bronze at the same event for singles … silver medalist at the 2013 World Schools Championships in Australia … crowned the 2013 Vila Do Conde Junior Tennis Cup doubles champion, teaming with Vera Aleshcheva … secured the 2013 SunDays Luxembourg Outdoor Junior Open doubles championship while partnered with Louise Ronaldson … alongside Brigit Folland, won the 2012 ITF Donnybrook doubles title … earned the 2011 Podgorica Open doubles championship while paired with Freya Christie … reached the semifinal match of the 2012 Rushbrooke ITF tournament … played into the quarterfinals of the 2013 Vila Do Conde Junior Tennis Cup tournament before falling to Cristina Bucsa in three sets … advanced to the 2013 SunDays Luxembourg Outdoor Junior Open quarterfinals before suffering a defeat to Vivian Wolff in a second-set tiebreak … saw quarterfinal action in the 13th Carthago Cup in 2013 before dropping a three-set match to eventual runner-up, Dina Hegab … faced Melissa Ishuan Ifidzhen in the quarterfinal match of the 2013 Malta ITF U18 World Ranking Tournament … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013 ALK Open in Kaarina, Finland … made appearance in quarterfinal match at the 2012 ITF Donnybrook tournament.

Personal: Born Rebecca Smaller on Jan. 16, 1996 in London ... daughter of Daniel and Sissel Smaller ... has one brother, Nicholas.

 

Singles

   

Doubles

   

Year

Dual

Conference

Overall

Dual

Conference

Overall

2014-15

3-4

2-2

11-10

1-1

1-0

11-5

2015-16

0-0

0-0

5-6

0-0

0-0

6-4

Career

3-4

2-2

16-16

1-1

1-0

17-9 

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