Joanna  Henderson

Joanna Henderson


Aberdeen, Scotland

High School:
St. George's School Edinburgh


Career Singles Record: 59-62
Highest Singles Ranking: No. 74 (5/1/15)
Career Doubles Record: 65-49
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 16 (9/8/14 - with Caitlyn Williams)

2015 SEC Community Service Team
2015 SEC Player of the Week

2014 SEC Community Service Team
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2012 SEC Freshman of the Week (2x)

2013 Tennessee Fall Invite

2014 Tennessee Fall Invite
2013 Tennessee Fall Invite

2014-15 - SENIOR
Singles Record: 22-18
Doubles Record: 19-8


  • Opened her fall season by receiving her highest ranking in doubles at No. 16 with Caitlyn Williams. She and Williams went 5-1 together in the fall. They also won the Tennessee Fall Invite doubles title for the second year in a row.
  • Advanced to the quarterfinals for singles and semifinals for doubles in the Ohio Valley Regional Championships.
  • Went 3-1 versus ranked opponents throughout the fall.
  • On Oct. 19, she won her 50th doubles match in her career in a 8-4 quarterfinal match of the Ohio Valley Regional against MTSU's duo of William and Moraes.
  • Finished the fall by winning five of her last seven matches in singles and six of seven in doubles.


  • Played the entire spring in the No. 1 spot in singles for the Lady Vols, going 12-13 for the year. In doubles, she played all but two matches in the No. 1 spot with fellow senior Caitlyn Williams, going 10-2.
  • Began the spring with a ranked 6-2, 6-3 win over No. 124 Andrea Eskauriarza of Murray State.
  • Went on a five-match winning streak in doubles from February 22-March 27.
  • Defeated ninth-ranked Sydney Campbell from Vanderbilt 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (7) to secure her first career win against a top-10 opponent.
  • Was named the SEC Player of the Week following her wins over Campbell and Kentucky's No. 85 Nadia Ravita in singles.
  • Bested Mississippi State's Jasmine Lee, who was ranked No. 56, 1-6, 6-5, 7-5 to clinch the match for the Vols.
  • Beat the duo of Berg/Dailey from South Carolina 8-6 during the final weekend of the regular season.
  • Earned bid to the NCAA Doubles Championships.
  • Fell in round of 32 to Stanford's 10th-ranked Doyle/Tsay 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-2.
  • 2013-14 - JUNIOR
    • Finished the season on a three-match win streak (April 11-May 9)
    • Took down Georgia State's Masa Grgan 7-5, 6-1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (May 9)
    • Captured the match winner against Auburn (April 11) after a three set (7-6 (8), 2-6, 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles over ranked opponent Emily Flickinger.
    • Clinched the match winning point for the second season in a row in a 6-4, 3-6 6-4 win at No. 37 Indiana (Feb. 23)
    • Bested Chattanooga's Kaylene Chadwell 6-3, 6-1 in the Lady Vols sweep of the Mocs (Feb. 16)
    • Out-worked Dana Oppinger of Marshall 6-2, 6-3 at the UVA Winter Invite (Jan. 19)
    • Swept her three matches in the Tennessee Fall Classic earning Tournament Singles Champion honors out-playing NC State's Kissell, Ohio State's DeSantis and Kentucky's Sutjiadi (Oct. 25-27)
    • Fought for two wins in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional versus Natasha James of Evansville 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 and Elle Stokes of Louisville 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-5 (Oct. 20)
    • Took Shelby Talcott of Iowa 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 during the Furman Fall Classic (Sept. 29)
    • Beat Furman's Alex Moreno-Kaste 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 for her first win of the season (Sept. 28)

    • Ended the year ranked No. 45 in the nation in doubles alongside Caitlyn Williams
    • Went 7-1 during the fall with partner Caitlyn Williams
    • Earned doubles wins over LSU (April 4) and Arkansas (April 6) alongside Williams.
    • Captured back-to-back victories in a double header with Murray State and Western Kentucky (March 19)
    • Gained three victories during the Tennessee Fall Classic against teams of Kentucky 8-3, NC State 8-1, Ohio State 8-6 en route to Doubles Tournament Champion honors (Oct. 25-27)
    • Added a victory over Kentucky against Fox/Lewis during the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional opening round(Oct. 19)
    • Won all three matches of the Furman Fall Classic against teams from Furman, Florida State and Clemson (Sept. 27-28)

    2012-13 - SOPHOMORE
    • Outworked Alex Clark of Mizzou 6-2, 6-4 (3/31)
    • Beat Kristen Lewis of Kentucky 6-1, 6-0 (3/22)
    • Managed a win over Sophie Garre of Indiana 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 (2/15)
    • Defeated #93 singles player Fidan Manashirova (OSU) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) (2/17)

    • Won 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 against Nebraska's Janine Weinreich during the ITA Kickoff in Lincoln, Neb. (1/26)
    • Went 3-0 in singles competition at the Tennessee Fall Classic defeating opponents from NC State, Ohio State, and Kentucky (10/28)
    • Defeated Jenny Porter of Furman at the Furman Fall Classic (9/23)

    • Went 6-4 though the month of March
    • No. 2 doubles squad - No. 41 Caitlyn Williams/Joanna Henderson (UT) d. Sarah Lee/Mimi Nguyen (U-M), 8-3 (2/1)
    • Started with partner Caitlyn Williams at the #2 doubles position in their ITA Kickoff doubles matches (1/27)
    • Crushed Northwestern's Wowchuk/Niu team 8-2 in doubles with partner Caitlyn Williams at the UVA Winter Invitational (1/21)

    • Went 5-3 throughout the Fall in doubles competition
    • Defeated opponents from South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio State and Memphis
    • Partnered with Caitlyn Williams for Fall doubles matches

    2011-12 - FRESHMAN
    • One of just two rookies to win SEC Freshman of the Week twice
    • Won 11 matches in rookie campaign, including career-high five-match winning streak from Jan. 27-Feb. 12
    • Perfect 5-0 record from No. 6 spot, also playing at positions three, four and five

    • Owns 4-2 three-set match record, including comeback over Nida Hamilton to help UT knock off No. 12 Northwestern, 4-3
    • Was down a set and trailed 4-0 in second set before winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
    • Also clinched UT's win over UC Davis

    • Finished year with 18-8 record, including an 11-2 mark with Kata Szekely
    • Played with four different partners during freshman season, mostly from No. 3 position...Went 5-2 in SEC play
    • Part of six doubles clinching points
    • Won career-high six consecutive matches (March 4-25)
    • Last three of streak helped her win second SEC Freshman of the Week honor (3/28)
    • Had 11 wins by at least five points

    • Tied for third on team with 15 dual-match wins
    • Ranked No. 22 (with Natalie Pluskota) in ITA Preseason Doubles Poll
    • Posted 1-1 record with Williams at Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic
    • Finished third with Pluskota in the Furman Fall Classic's first flight
    • Defeated South Carolina's Dijana Stojic/Jaklin Alwai, 9-7, in third-place match

    • Part of the fifth-ranked recruiting class in the country according to
    • Led the under-18 Scotland team to victory in four nations
    • Represented Scotland/Great Britain from the age of nine
    • Won three British National titles and was a runner-up in three others
    • Victorious in a pair of ITF doubles championships and placed second in one
    • Was named Scotland's tennis junior player of the year in 2006 and 2008
    • Six-time Aberdeen Junior Sports Person of the Year (2006-2011)
    • Helped St. George's School to 2011 AEGON Team Tennis Schools National Championship match and finished as runner-up
    • Part of the 2008 Lawn Tennis Association Team of the Year
    • Recipient of the Campbell & Joan Wallace Scholarship Endowment


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