Duke Women's Tennis BIO
2009: NCAA Individual Singles Champion ... Became the first ACC women’s tennis player to win both the individual and team national titles ... She is just the seventh rookie to win the individual singles title ... Earned All-America honors ... Helped lead Duke to the 2009 National Championship a the top singles player ... Named the ITA National Player of the Year ... Earned the Honda Award for women’s tennis ... Finished the year ranked first in the ITA rankings ... Named the ACC Rookie of the Year and to the All-ACC team ... Voted as the ITA Southeast Region Rookie of the Year ... Compiled a 32-4 overall record after joining the team in January of 2009 ... Posted a record of 24-4 at the No. 1 singles spot ... She was 16-4 against nationally-ranked foes and went 10-1 against ACC competition ... Earned ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors after leading the Blue Devils to the ACC title ... Won 15 consecutive matches from March 25 to May 17 ... In doubles action paired with senior Jessi Robinson at No. 2 and registered a 22-8 overall record and 9-2 mark in ACC competition ... The duo finished the year ranked 47th after not being ranked most of the season ... Named the ACC Player of the Week twice ... Earned her first weekly honor after defeating top-ranked Maria Mosolova of Northwestern in three sets ... Captured her second weekly award with wins over two top-10 opponents, including the nation’s No. 1 player, Ani Mijacika of Clemson.
Prep: Tabbed the No. 1 recruit in the nation ... Trained at Bollettieri Tennis Academy ... Captured six titles over past four years ... Won Palmetto Pro Open singles championship and advanced to doubles semifinals in June 2008 ... Garnered top honors at the Kaelin Diadora USTA Championship in 2008 ... Qualified for Tier 2 at the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Pilot Pen after beating 40th-ranked player in the world ... Competed in the French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open junior tournaments in 2007 ... Won the doubles at the Easter Bowl in 2007 and was a finalist in singles at the International Spring Championships ... Runner-up in Girls 18’s National Clay Court Championships in 2006 ... Won Girls 18 Southern Closed Championships ... Won the singles and doubles titles at the Copa Graiman in Ecuador in 2007 ... Advanced to the quarterfinals in the Copa Gerdeau in Brazil that same year ... A two-time Bollettieri Student of the Year ... Captured Best In Group Award in 2005-06 and 2007-08 ... Earned the IMG Mental Conditioning Award and the IMG Most Determined Strategist Award in 2006-07 ... Played varsity tennis as a seventh grader and earned team MVP awards and All-Conference and All-State honors ... Graduated from Pendleton School with high honors ... Was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Mallory Anne Cecil ... Born on July 18, 1990 ... Daughter of Doug and Julie Cecil ... Has a sister, Olivia ... Father played golf at University of South Carolina ... Mother played golf at Southern Methodist University ... Greatest thrill in sports was beating Sarah Errani, ranked 40th in the world at the WTA Pilot Penn ... Favorite athlete is Tim Tebow ... Hopes to pursue goals of playing on the pro tour after Duke.