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Amanda Granson
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Hilton Head, S.C.
High School: Heritage Academy
Amanda Granson Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 09/22/2010

2009-10: Registered a team-best 32-10 overall singles record … 46th player to reach the 30-win mark in a season … garnered ITA National Indoor Championship Sportsmanship award … selected as the recipient of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship for the Carolina region …   finished with a team-high 21-7 record in dual matches … went 8-2 against ACC opponents in dual matches … became the 19th Blue Devil in program history to amass 100 career victories with a 6-4, 6-3 win over her foe from Boston College … broke the Duke career record for ACC singles victories with a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Danielle Mills of Miami … owns 32 career ACC singles wins … defeated 37th-ranked Valeria Pulidio of Southern California 6-3, 6-2 to help Duke to a win over the No. 8 Trojans … registered a 3-1 record in NCAA Tournament action … won a crucial three-set match (2-6, 6-4, 6-4) against UCLA to help the Blue Devils advance to the NCAA quarterfinals … played doubles primarily with Ellah Nze in dual matches … tandem went 19-12 overall and 15-10 in dual contests … finished 3-5 against ACC foes and was 4-8 against nationally-ranked opponents … posted a perfect 4-0 mark in NCAA Tournament action … defeated 13th-ranked pair from North Carolina in NCAA quarterfinal … beat the No. 4 team from UCLA to help Duke move into the NCAA quarterfinal match. Fall 2009: went 11-3 in singles tournament action in the fall … took No. 9 Josipa Bek to three sets in the ITA Carolina Region Championship semifinals … paired up with Nze to advance to ITA Carolina Region Championship doubles semifinals … duo put together a 4-2 record in the fall tournaments … completes her career ranked 15th in career victories … All-ACC Academic pick.


2008-2009:
Earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship in doubles ... Posted a 19-10 dual match record and finished the year 29-16 overall mark ... Lined up at No. 4 for the Blue Devils, going 17-10 in singles action, including 8-3 against ACC foes ... Ranked among the top 75 singles players in the country for much of the season ... Went 4-1 during the Blue Devils’ run to the national title ... Put together a 10-7 mark against nationally-ranked opponents ... Played with Melissa Mang in the top singles spot ... 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 ... Posted a 10-6 record in fall tournament action ... Advanced to the semifinals of the consolation bracket at the ITA All-American Qualifying tournament ... Defeated 36th-ranked Lauren Liu of Northwestern at the event ... Posted an 8-7 record in doubles action, playing with both Melissa Mang and Reka Zsilinszka ... Paired with Mang to defeat the No. 5 and No. 6-ranked doubles teams ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA All-American Championship with Mang.

Spring 2008:
Earned All-America honors in doubles ... Played primarily at No. 5 singles ... posted a 17-7 record in dual matches and an 11-3 mark against ACC opponents ... finished 8-3 in regular season conference play ... ranked as high as 99th by the ITA on Jan. 8 ... third on the team in wins ... won 10 consecutive matches to close out the season ... beat Stephanie Kusano of California in the NCAA Tournament round of 16 ... captured a victory over Clemson’s Federica van Adrichem in the ACC Championship match ... teamed up with Melissa Mang in the No. 1 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 foes ... defeated the pair from California in the NCAA Tournament team play 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.

Fall 2007:
Compiled a singles mark of 3-4 for the fall while facing five ranked opponents ... reached the semifinals of consolation action at the William & Mary Invitational before falling to teammate, Melissa Mang ... went 2-1 at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships to end the fall campaign ... in doubles action, went 7-2 when combining with Mang, 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 Jessi Robinson to record a ledger of 3-2, as the duo went 3-1 at the William & Mary Invitational to win the Flight A consolation draw ... in the Southeast Region Dec. 7 listings, ranked second in doubles with Mang and 18th among singles players.

2006-07:
Posted an overall singles record of 23-10, including marks of 15-4 in dual matches, 8-2 in ACC play and 6-5 in fall action ... also went undefeated versus ranked opponents at 3-0 for the spring and 4-0 for the year ... won three of four matches played in the month of February ... compiled a perfect 8-0 mark for the month of March and won her first three matches in April for a win streak of 11 matches ... was tops on the Blue Devil squad in singles wins (23), dual match victories (15) and ACC triumphs (eight) ... in the fall, went 3-1 at the Gator Invitational and also at ITA Regionals ... combined with three teammates to go 16-12 for the year in doubles competition ... was 7-4 when combining with Jessi Robinson, as the duo went 6-3 versus conference foes ... posted a mark of 6-4 when pairing with Tory Zawacki and teamed up with Kristin Cargill to go 3-4 for the year... was named to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team.

Prep:
Played one year of high school tennis as a freshman ... was named Tennis Player of the Year by the Express Times and the Morning Call ... tennis team MVP at Freedom High School ... led her team to the Pennsylvania state championship in 2002 ... was a National Open doubles champions in 2004 ... finished in the top 12 at National Hard Courts in 2005 ... Heritage Academy Wendy’s High School Heisman recipient.

Personal:
Born Amanda Allen Granson on March 14, 1988 in Bethlehem, Pa. ... daughter of Marc and Robin Granson ... has three sisters ... sister, Sarah, played tennis at James Madison from 1997-2001 ... sister, Katie, played tennis at Duke (1999-2003) and coached Yale’s women’s tennis team (2004-06) ... sister, Jessica, is a 2007 Duke graduate ... enjoys reading, scrap booking, taking pictures, golfing and biking ... would like to start a business with her three older sisters and play on the pro tour upon graduation ... also wants to go abroad ... favorite athlete is her brother-in-law, Kevin Cassese, who currently serves as the head coach for men’s lacrosse at Lehigh University and plays lacrosse professionally.

CAREER STATISTICS

 

Amanda Granson

Singles

Doubles

Year

Dual

Conference

Overall

Dual

Conference

Overall

2006-07

15-4

8-2

23-10

11-8

7-4

16-12

2007-08

17-7

8-3

24-11

16-8

7-4

32-14

2008-09

19-10

8-3

29-16

19-9

8-3

27-17

2009-10

21-7

8-2

32-10

16-11

3-5

22-14

Career

72-28

32-10

108-47

62-36

25-16

97-57



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