The list of University of Florida Tennis Players includes former athletes of the Florida Gators men's tennis and Florida Gators women's tennis teams of the University of Florida who have competed on the professional tennis circuit. The list includes such athletes as Lisa Raymond, Nicole Arendt, Jill Craybas, and Jesse Levine.
The Florida Gators men's tennis team represents the University of Florida in the sport of tennis. The Gators compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team hosts its home matches in Linder Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus, led by head coach Bryan Shelton. In the eighty-five-year history of the Gators men's tennis program, the Gators have won nine SEC team championships, two NCAA singles championships and one NCAA doubles championship.
The Florida Gators women's tennis team represents the University of Florida in the sport of tennis. The Gators compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They play their home matches in Linder Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus, and are currently led by head coach Roland Thornqvist. In the thirty-nine-year history of the Gators women's tennis program, the team has won twenty-five SEC championships and seven NCAA national tournament championships.
The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida, United States. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. The university traces its origins to 1853 and has operated continuously on its Gainesville campus since September 1906.
|Ouellette, Gregory Gregory Ouellette||Former pro tennis player|
|Arendt, Nicole Nicole Arendt||Former pro tennis player|
|Buth, Dawn Dawn Buth||Former pro tennis player|
|Cohen, Julia Julia Cohen||Current pro tennis player|
|Craybas, Jill Jill Craybas||Current pro tennis player|
|Embree, Lauren Lauren Embree||Current pro tennis player|
|Hetherington, Jill Jill Hetherington||Former pro tennis player|
|Levine, Jesse Jesse Levine||Current pro tennis player|
|Merklein, Mark Mark Merklein||Former pro tennis player|
|Morrison, Jeff Jeff Morrison||Former pro tennis player|
|Raymond, Lisa Lisa Raymond||Current pro tennis player|
|Stafford, Shaun Shaun Stafford||Former pro tennis player|
|Sweeting, Ryan Ryan Sweeting||Former pro tennis player|
Ryan Sweeting is a former professional tennis player.
Lisa Raymond is an American retired professional tennis player who has achieved notable success in doubles tennis. Raymond has 11 Grand Slam titles to her name: 6 in women's doubles and 5 in mixed doubles. On June 12, 2000, she reached the World No. 1 Ranking in doubles for the first time. Her career high singles ranking was No. 15 in October 1997. Over the course of her career, Raymond won four singles titles and 79 doubles titles, and held the World No. 1 doubles ranking for a total of 137 weeks.
Jill N. Craybas is an American former professional tennis player. At 39 years of age, she was one of the oldest players on the WTA Tour, as well as the longest serving, having turned pro in 1996. From the 2000 US Open to the 2011 US Open, Craybas competed in 45 consecutive Grand Slam main draws, her best result coming in the 2005 Wimbledon Championships where she reached the fourth round which included wins over Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams.
Jesse Levine is an American-Canadian former professional tennis player. He achieved his career-high singles rank of world No. 69 on October 1, 2012. Levine represented the United States through 2012, and he represented Canada starting in 2013.
Nicole J. Arendt is an American retired professional tennis player. Arendt won sixteen doubles titles in her career. The left-hander reached her highest singles ranking on the WTA Tour on June 16, 1997, when she was ranked forty-ninth in the world. Arendt reached her career-high doubles ranking of No. 3 in the world on August 25, 1997.
Jeffrey Alan Morrison is a retired American professional tennis player.
Mark Merklein is a Bahamas-born former college and professional tennis player. He played for the Bahamas Davis Cup team from 1999–2004.
Jill Hetherington-Hultquist is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She played college tennis for the University of Florida, and was women's tennis head coach at the University of Washington until May 2014.
Christopher Clark Burckle, Jr. is an American competition swimmer who specializes in breaststroke and medley events. He competed in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Paul Albert Duhart was a Canadian-American professional football player. Duhart played college football for the University of Florida. Thereafter, he played professionally for the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Boston Yanks of the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the mid-1940s.
Shaun Stafford Beckish, née Shaun Stafford, is an American former college and professional tennis player who played on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour from 1989 to 1996. As a collegiate tennis player, Stafford won the 1988 NCAA national singles championship while playing for the University of Florida. She won two WTA tournaments in her professional career, one in singles and the other in doubles.
Andres V. Brandi is an American college and professional tennis coach. He is currently co-head coach of the LSU Tigers tennis team with his son, Chris Brandi.
The 2011 Toray Pan Pacific Open was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 28th edition of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, and was part of the Premier Series of the 2011 WTA Tour. It took place at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan, from September 26 through October 2, 2011. Agnieszka Radwańska won the singles title.
The 2012 Open GDF Suez was a women's professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 20th edition of the Open GDF Suez and was a Premier tournament on the 2012 WTA Tour. It took place at Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France from February 4 through February 12, 2012.
Dawn Alexis Buth is an American former college and professional tennis player. As a collegiate player, she played for the University of Florida and won two national doubles championships. As a professional, she played on the ITF Women's Circuit (ITF) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour from 1998 to 2001. She served as head coach of the women's tennis team at George Washington University (GWU) from 2004 to 2013. She is currently the Associate Director for Leadership Development at the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).