Jamie Loeb

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Jamie Loeb
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Wimbledon qualifying 2018
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceOssining, New York
Born (1995-03-08) March 8, 1995 (age 25)
Bronxville, New York
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of North Carolina (2013–15)
Prize moneyUS$ 470,412
Singles
Career record191–149 (56.2%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 132 (February 5, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 268 (August 31, 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2017)
French OpenQ2 (2018)
WimbledonQ3 (2017)
US Open1R (2015)
Doubles
Career record129–94 (57.8%)
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 120 (July 16, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 157 (August 31, 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
US Open1R (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2017, 2018)
Last updated on: 5 October 2020.

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

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 nine doubles titles on the ITF 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[edit]

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[edit]

Loeb at UNC in 2013.

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 wildcard 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 series finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2018 WTA Newport Beach, United States Hard Sweden Rebecca Peterson Japan Misaki Doi
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [8–10]
Loss 0–2 Sep 2019 WTA New Haven, United States Hard United States Usue Maitane Arconada Russia Anna Blinkova
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
2–6, 6–4, [4–10]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 10 (8 titles, 2 runners–up)[edit]

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)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2012 ITF Buffalo, United States 10,000 Clay United States Tornado Alicia Black 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 2–0 Sep 2012 ITF Amelia Island, United States 10,000 Clay Japan Mari Osaka 6–3, 7–5
Win 3–0 May 2013 ITF Sumter, United States 10,000 Hard United States Brooke Austin 6–4, 6–3
Win 4–0 Jul 2015 ITF El Paso, United States 25,000 Hard United States Jennifer Brady 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
Win 5–0 Feb 2016 ITF Surprise, United States 25,000 Hard United States CiCi Bellis 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Win 6–0 Jul 2016 ITF El Paso, United States 25,000 Hard United States Caitlin Whoriskey 7–5, 6–3
Win 7–0 Feb 2017 ITF Launceston, Australia 60,000 Hard Slovenia Tamara Zidansek 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 7–1 Oct 2017 ITF Templeton, United States 60,000 Hard United States Sachia Vickery 1–6, 2–6
Loss 7–2 Feb 2018 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard (i) United States Madison Brengle 1–6, 2–6
Win 8–2 Oct 2019 ITF Dallas, United States 25,000 Hard Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina 6–0, 6–7(3–7), 6–0

Doubles: 22 (9 titles, 13 runners–up)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–2)
$80,000 tournaments (0–3)
$50,000 (2–2) / $60,000 tournaments (1–2)
$25,000 tournaments (5–3)
$10,000 tournaments (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (7–12)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2012 ITF Buffalo, United States 10,000 Clay Russia Nika Kukharchuk Oman Fatma Al-Nabhani
United States Jacqueline Cako
1–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 1–1 May 2013 ITF Sumter, United States 10,000 Hard United States Sanaz Marand United States Kristy Frilling
United States Alexandra Mueller
4–6, 3–6
Win 2–1 Jun 2014 ITF El Paso, United States 25,000 Hard United States Ashley Weinhold United States Danielle Lao
Chinese Taipei Hsu Chieh-yu
4–6, 6–4, [15–13]
Loss 2–2 Jul 2014 ITF Vancouver, Canada 100,000 Hard United States Allie Will United States Asia Muhammad
United States Maria Sanchez
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Win 3–2 Aug 2014 ITF Landisville, United States 25,000 Hard United States Sanaz Marand United States Lena Litvak
United States Alexandra Mueller
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 4–2 Oct 2014 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Hard United States Sanaz Marand United States Danielle Lao
United States Keri Wong
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 5–2 Jul 2015 ITF Stockton, United States 50,000 Hard United States Sanaz Marand United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Danielle Lao
6–3, 6–4
Loss 5–3 Jun 2016 ITF Sumter, United States 25,000 Hard Canada Carol Zhao United States Ashley Weinhold
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Loss 5–4 Jun 2016 ITF Baton Rouge, United States 25,000 Hard United States Ingrid Neel United States Lauren Herring
Australia Ellen Perez
3–6, 3–6
Loss 5–5 Jul 2016 ITF Sacramento, United States 50,000 Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds United States Ashley Weinhold
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
4–6, 4–6
Win 6–5 Aug 2016 ITF Granby, Canada 50,000 Hard Belgium An-Sophie Mestach Israel Julia Glushko
Belarus Olga Govortsova
6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–6 Oct 2016 ITF Las Vegas, United States 50,000 Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
United States Maria Sanchez
5–7, 1–6
Loss 6–7 Nov 2016 ITF Tokyo, Japan 100,000 Hard Belgium An-Sophie Mestach Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Yuki Naito
4–6, 7–6(14–12), [8–10]
Loss 6–8 Nov 2017 ITF Tyler, United States 80,000 Hard Sweden Rebecca Peterson United States Jessica Pegula
United States Taylor Townsend
4–6, 1–6
Loss 6–9 Apr 2018 ITF Dothan, United States 80,000 Clay United States Sofia Kenin Chile Alexa Guarachi
New Zealand Erin Routliffe
4–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Win 7–9 May 2018 ITF La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain 25,000 Clay Mexico Ana Sofia Sanchez United States Chiara Scholl
Spain Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers
6–3, 6–2
Win 8–9 Jul 2019 ITF Honolulu, United States W60 Hard United States Hayley Carter United States Usue Maitane Arconada
United States Caroline Dolehide
6–4, 6–4
Loss 8–10 Aug 2019 ITF Lexington, United States W60 Hard United States Ann Li United States Robin Anderson
France Jessika Ponchet
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), [7–10]
Loss 8–11 Aug 2019 ITF Landisville, United States W60 Hard United States Hayley Carter United States Vania King
United States Claire Liu
6–4, 2–6, [5–10]
Win 9–11 Oct 2020 ITF Porto, Portugal W25 Hard Mexico Ana Sofia Sanchez Croatia Jana Fett
New Zealand Erin Routliffe
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 9–12 Oct 2020 ITF Macon, United States W80 Hard United States Francesca Di Lorenzo Poland Magdalena Fręch
Poland Katarzyna Kawa
5–7, 1–6
Loss 9–13 Nov 2020 ITF Orlando, United States W25 Hard New Zealand Erin Routliffe United States Rasheeda McAdoo
United States Alycia Parks
6–4, 1–6, [9–11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rising Jewish star Loeb ousted," The Jerusalem Post.
  2. ^ WTA Staff (30 June 2018). "Jamie Loeb". wtatennis.com. WTA Tennis. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jamie Loeb, Ossining's Rising Tennis Star". Ossining-Croton-On-Hudson, NY Patch. September 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "Brengle leads three Jewish tennis players at Rogers Cup in Toronto," The Canadian Jewish News.
  5. ^ a b c d "Meet Jamie Loeb, a 20-Year-Old From Ossining, NY, Who Will Make Her Pro Tennis Debut at The U.S. Open," Tablet Magazine.
  6. ^ a b c d Coffey, Wayne. "Jamie Loeb, 20, ready to take stage at U.S. Open". nydailynews.com.
  7. ^ "McEnroe spurring Loeb on to big time," The Jewish Chronicle.
  8. ^ a b University of North Carolina Tar Heels Official Athletic Site
  9. ^ "Malan Award-winning Loeb likes to talk tennis as much as playing it," Midland Daily News.
  10. ^ a b c "UNC's Jamie Loeb finishes spectacular season, claims individual title". 25 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Village of Ossining Proclaims August 3 as Jamie Loeb Day".

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