Duke Women's Tennis BIO
2008-2009: Earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship in doubles action ... Registered the second most wins on the team, finishing with a 35-7 overall record ... Reached the 30-win mark for the first time in her career and with a 27-2 record in dual matches ... Won the clinching point in the NCAA Championship match against California ... Closed out the season with a 17-match win streak, including going 4-0 in NCAA Tournament action ... Did not drop a single set during the 17-match win streak ... Went undefeated in ACC competition at the No. 5 spot ... Reached the 100 career victories mark in her final regular season match to become the 17th Blue Devil to win 100 singles matches ... Named the ACC Player of the Week on Jan. 27 ... Climbed into the national rankings in the final few weeks of the season ... Joined Amanda Granson to play No. 1 doubles all season ... Registered a 19-9 record in dual matches, including an 8-3 mark in ACC action ... Ranked as high as 11th by the ITA during the spring ... Went 2-0 in ACC Tournament action, including a win over the No. 13 pair from Miami in the championship match ... Posted a 3-1 record in NCAA Tournament action ... Went 8-5 in fall tournament action ... Advanced to the quarterfinal round of the consolation bracket of the ITA Regional Championship ... Posted a 5-7 record in doubles action.
2007-2008: Garnered All-America recognition in doubles ... lined up at the No. 4 singles slot primarily ... registered a 21-4 record in dual matches for the season ... went 9-2 in regular season conference action and was 12-2 overall against ACC opponents ... posted a 17-4 record in the No. 4 spot and a 4-0 mark at No. 5 ... won 10 of her final 11 singles matches ... captured a three-set victory over Clemson’s Ina Hadziselimovic in the ACC Championship match ... won the first two matches of the NCAA Tournament against Temple and William & Mary opponents ... closed out the season ranked 23rd in the region by the ITA ... paired up with Amanda Granson in the top doubles spot ... was part of duo picked to compete in the NCAA Tournament ... advanced the NCAA Tournament round of eight in doubles play before losing to the No. 2 pair from Fresno State ... finished with a 15-7 record in the spring and a 9-5 mark against ACC competition ... defeated the pair from California 8-6 in the NCAA Tournament round of 16 ... tied for the team lead in doubles victories with 15 ... finished the season ranked seventh in the nation and second in the region ... earned ACC All-Academic team honors and was selected to the ITA Scholar-Athlete team ... compiled a fall singles ledger of 3-5 while facing five nationally-ranked foes ... fell in the first round of the Flight A main draw at the William & Mary Invitational and bounced back to reach the consolation finals ... finished the fall with a 2-1 outing at ITA Southeast Regionals, falling in the round of 16 to the No. 27 player in the nation ... in doubles action, went 7-2 when combining with Amanda Granson, as the duo began the fall with a five-match win streak ... that streak came at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships as the tandem won the doubles title to earn a berth to National Indoors, where the duo reached the title match of the consolation bracket ... the pair notched wins over the No. 1- and No. 2-ranked teams in the nation over the course of fall play, in addition to two victories over top-60 opponents, as the duo faced five ranked tandems ... paired with Tory Zawacki for four matches, going 2-2 overall and winning two of three matches versus top-25 opponents ... after falling in the first round of the Riviera/All-American Championships main draw, the tandem defeated the fifth-ranked and 23rd-ranked teams in the country to reach the consolation title match before falling to the nation’s No. 11 duo ... also went 2-2 when combining with Reka Zsilinszka, with all matches coming at the William & Mary Invitational ... along with Zawacki, received a doubles preseason national ranking of No. 22 and a singles ranking of No. 72 ... in the Southeast Region Dec. 7 listings, ranked second in doubles with Granson.
Summer 2007: Paired with Tory Zawacki to win the doubles championship at the ITA National Summer Championships to earn a wild card spot in the main draw of the Riviera/All-American Championships.
2006-07: Received All-ACC honors for the second consecutive year after posting an overall singles mark of 15-14, including a 3-8 mark versus conference opponents and a 2-5 fall ledger ... went 4-5 versus nationally-ranked competition ... garnered ACC Performer of the Week accolades on March 19 ... was victorious in every match played in the month of February (4-0) and kept that win streak alive through five matches in March for nine straight wins ... notched an overall doubles record of 21-8, pairing with three teammates ... combined with Jessi Robinson to go 6-6 in doubles action, a record that included a quarterfinal appearance at ITA Regionals ... the two ranked 46th in the preseason ITA doubles rankings ...ended the year with a singles national ranking of No. 102 and combined with Daniela Bercek for a doubles listing of No. 15 ... also received a regional ranking of No. 16 in singles and No. 4 in doubles with Bercek ... teamed up with Bercek to post a mark of 14-6 at the No. 1 position and a 1-0 record at No. 2, as the duo led the squad in doubles wins (15), dual doubles wins (15) and ACC doubles wins (seven) ... the tandem went 6-4 versus ranked opponents for the year ... ranked 55th in the ITA preseason singles rankings.
2005-06: Had a stellar freshman year, leading the Blue Devils in wins with 29 ... posted a 29-10 overall record, including a 21-3 record in dual matches ... played four different singles positions for Duke, enjoying success at the No. 2 (2-1), No. 3 (10-1), No. 4 (7-1) and No. 5 (2-0) slots ... won eight of 10 matches against ACC opponents ... advanced to the semifinals of the William & Mary Invitational in the fall ... posted a 4-1 record against nationally ranked foes ... finished the season at No. 71 in the ITA Rankings and is ranked No. 55 prior to the 2006-07 season ... compiled a 25-14 doubles record with 19 wins in dual matches ... played primarily with Jennifer Zika, recording a 16-6 mark overall and an 11-4 record in dual play ... reached the ITA Southeast Regional doubles semifinals with Zika before falling to teammates Daniela Bercek and Jessi Robinson... achieved a ranking of No. 41 as a doubles team with Zika ... ranks No. 46 in the 2006-07 preseason rankings with Jessi Robinson as her partner.
Prep: Placed fourth at the USTA National Spring Championships in 2005 ... singles finalist at the K-Swiss Junior Tennis Championships and Bullfrog USTA Southern Designated Tournament ... collected doubles titles in Sept. of 2003, Nov. of 2003 and July of 2004 at the Chanda Rubin American, Chanda Rubin Event and the National Open, respectively ... singles champion at the Chanda Rubin in Sept. of 2002 and finalist in Sept. of 2004 ... semifinalist at the Peach State Classic in May of 2004 ... SS Supercircuit in March of 2002 ... listed as the No. 1 player in the USTA Girls 16s in both singles and doubles in 2002 ... has played in $10,000 and $25,000 tournaments ... led Mount Carmel High Academy to three 5A state championships in 2003, ’04 and ‘05 while claiming the state singles title all three years ... two-time MVP on Mount Carmel’s tennis team.
Personal: Born Melissa Alice Mang on Dec. 11, 1986 in Chicago, Ill. ... daughter of Fabien and Peggy Mang ... has one older sister, Amanda ... enjoys running, swimming, shopping and spending time with friends.