Jamie Loeb

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Jamie Loeb
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Wimbledon qualifying 2018
Country (sports)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Residence Ossining, New York, United States Lake Nona, Florida
Born (1995-03-08) March 8, 1995 (age 24)
Bronxville, New York, United States
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
College University of North Carolina (2013–15)
Prize money US$464,255
Singles
Career record186–145 (56.2%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 132 (5 February 2018)
Current rankingNo. 279 (February 10, 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2017)
French Open Q2 (2018)
Wimbledon Q3 (2017)
US Open 1R (2015)
Doubles
Career record127–91 (58.3%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 120 (16 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 174 (February 10, 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon Q1 (2018)
US Open 1R (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 1R (2017, 2018)
Last updated on: February 10, 2020.

Jamie Loeb (born March 8, 1995) is an American tennis player.

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She has career-high WTA rankings of 132 in singles, achieved in February 2018, and 120 in doubles, achieved in July 2018. Loeb has won eight singles titles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

She won the New York State high-school title as a sophomore. Loeb won the singles and doubles 18s championships at the 2012 USTA National Winter Championship, and won the doubles at the 2013 USTA International Spring Championship. Loeb attended the University of North Carolina for her freshman and sophomore years (2013–15), and won the Singles NCAA Championship in 2015.

Personal life

Born in Bronxville, New York, Loeb was raised in Ossining, New York. [1] Her parents are Jerry, who owns a butcher business, and Susan Loeb, who is a substitute teacher. [2] [3] She is the youngest of four siblings, and is Jewish. [4] [5] For middle school, she attended the Anne M. Dorner Middle School, while playing high school tennis. [3]

Tennis career

Her mother, a tennis instructor, was her first coach. [6] She began hitting tennis balls at Club Fit in Briarcliff at age five, and then at the Hardscrabble Club in Brewster at age seven, and by the age of 11 she was competing in national tournaments. [3] [6] She won a New York State title for Ossining High School as a sophomore, following in the footsteps of her sister Jenna who had won three. [6] [3] She finished her high school studies on-line. [3]

She trained at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Randall’s Island where on occasion she hit with McEnroe. [6] [7]

Loeb won the singles and doubles 18s championships at the 2012 USTA National Winter Championship, won the doubles and finished runner-up in singles at the 2013 USTA International Spring Championship, and was a quarterfinalist at the 2013 Wimbledon Juniors. [8]

Loeb attended the University of North Carolina for her freshman and sophomore years (2013–15), studying sports administration. [9] [5] She played tennis for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and became the first freshman in close to 30 years to win both the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championship (defeating Carol Zhao of Stanford in the final of the 2015 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships; making her the NCAA Women's Singles Tennis National Champion) and the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship. [5] She was also the first singles national champion in UNC women's tennis history. [10] After she won the national championship, the Village and Town of Ossining declared August 3 to be Jamie Loeb Day. [11] In both her freshman and her sophomore seasons, she was named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year and ITA All American. [1] [10] [8]

She then decided to compete in tennis as a professional, leaving UNC with an 84-9 career-record in singles competition. [5] [10]

Loeb won her biggest title to date at the 2015 Stockton Challenger in the doubles event, partnering Sanaz Marand. She received a wild card at the 2015 US Open and played Danish fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first round, losing in straight sets. Loeb won two ITF singles titles in 2016, at tournaments in Surprise, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas.

WTA 125K finals

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

ResultW–L   Date   TournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1 Jan 2018 WTA Newport Beach, United StatesHard Flag of Sweden.svg Rebecca Peterson Flag of Japan.svg Misaki Doi
Flag of Switzerland.svg Jil Teichmann
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [8–10]
Loss0–2 Sep 2019 WTA New Haven, United StatesHard Flag of the United States.svg Usue Maitane Arconada Flag of Russia.svg Anna Blinkova
Flag of Georgia.svg Oksana Kalashnikova
2–6, 6–4, [4–10]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 10 (8 titles, 2 runner–ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–2)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0Jun 2012ITF Buffalo, United States10,000Clay Flag of the United States.svg Tornado Alicia Black 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win2–0Sep 2012ITF Amelia Island, United States10,000Clay Flag of Japan.svg Mari Osaka 6–3, 7–5
Win3–0May 2013ITF Sumter, United States10,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Brooke Austin 6–4, 6–3
Win4–0Jul 2015ITF El Paso, United States25,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
Win5–0Feb 2016ITF Surprise, United States25,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg CiCi Bellis 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Win6–0Jul 2016ITF El Paso, United States25,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Caitlin Whoriskey 7–5, 6–3
Win7–0 Feb 2017 ITF Launceston, Australia60,000Hard Flag of Slovenia.svg Tamara Zidansek 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss7–1 Oct 2017 ITF Templeton, United States60,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Sachia Vickery 1–6, 2–6
Loss7–2 Feb 2018 ITF Midland, United States100,000Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Madison Brengle 1–6, 2–6
Win8–2Oct 2019ITF Dallas, United States25,000Hard Flag of Ukraine.svg Anhelina Kalinina 6–0, 6–7(3–7), 6–0

Doubles: 19 (8 titles, 11 runner–ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–10)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0Jun 2012ITF Buffalo, United States10,000Clay Flag of Russia.svg Nika Kukharchuk Flag of Oman.svg Fatma Al-Nabhani
Flag of the United States.svg Jacqueline Cako
1–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss1–1May 2013ITF Sumter, United States10,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Sanaz Marand Flag of the United States.svg Kristy Frilling
Flag of the United States.svg Alexandra Mueller
4–6, 3–6
Win2–1Jun 2014ITF El Paso, United States25,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Ashley Weinhold Flag of the United States.svg Danielle Lao
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Hsu Chieh-yu
4–6, 6–4, [15–13]
Loss2–2 Jul 2014 ITF Vancouver, Canada100,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Allie Will Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad
Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Win3–2Aug 2014ITF Landisville, United States25,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Sanaz Marand Flag of the United States.svg Lena Litvak
Flag of the United States.svg Alexandra Mueller
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win4–2Oct 2014ITF Florence, United States25,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Sanaz Marand Flag of the United States.svg Danielle Lao
Flag of the United States.svg Keri Wong
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win5–2 Jul 2015 ITF Stockton, United States50,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Sanaz Marand Flag of the United States.svg Kaitlyn Christian
Flag of the United States.svg Danielle Lao
6–3, 6–4
Loss5–3Jun 2016ITF Sumter, United States25,000Hard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Carol Zhao Flag of the United States.svg Ashley Weinhold
Flag of the United States.svg Caitlin Whoriskey
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Loss5–4Jun 2016ITF Baton Rouge, United States25,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Ingrid Neel Flag of the United States.svg Lauren Herring
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ellen Perez
3–6, 3–6
Loss5–5Jul 2016ITF Sacramento, United States50,000Hard Flag of South Africa.svg Chanel Simmonds Flag of the United States.svg Ashley Weinhold
Flag of the United States.svg Caitlin Whoriskey
4–6, 4–6
Win6–5 Aug 2016 ITF Granby, Canada50,000Hard Flag of Belgium (civil).svg An-Sophie Mestach Flag of Israel.svg Julia Glushko
Flag of Belarus.svg Olga Govortsova
6–4, 6–4
Loss6–6Oct 2016ITF Las Vegas, United States50,000Hard Flag of South Africa.svg Chanel Simmonds Flag of the Netherlands.svg Michaëlla Krajicek
Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez
5–7, 1–6
Loss6–7 Nov 2016 ITF Tokyo, Japan100,000Hard Flag of Belgium (civil).svg An-Sophie Mestach Flag of Japan.svg Rika Fujiwara
Flag of Japan.svg Yuki Naito
4–6, 7–6(14–12), [8–10]
Loss6–8Nov 2017ITF Tyler, United States80,000Hard Flag of Sweden.svg Rebecca Peterson Flag of the United States.svg Jessica Pegula
Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Townsend
4–6, 1–6
Loss6–9 Apr 2018 ITF Dothan, United States80,000Clay Flag of the United States.svg Sofia Kenin Flag of Chile.svg Alexa Guarachi
Flag of New Zealand.svg Erin Routliffe
4–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Win7–9May 2018ITF La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain25,000Clay Flag of Mexico.svg Ana Sofia Sanchez Flag of the United States.svg Chiara Scholl
Flag of Spain.svg Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers
6–3, 6–2
Win8–9 Jul 2019 ITF Honolulu, United States60,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Hayley Carter Flag of the United States.svg Usue Maitane Arconada
Flag of the United States.svg Caroline Dolehide
6–4, 6–4
Loss8–10 Aug 2019 ITF Lexington, United States60,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Ann Li Flag of the United States.svg Robin Anderson
Flag of France.svg Jessika Ponchet
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), [7–10]
Loss8–11 Aug 2019 ITF Landisville, United States60,000Hard Flag of the United States.svg Hayley Carter Flag of the United States.svg Vania King
Flag of the United States.svg Claire Liu
6–4, 2–6, [5–10]

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