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    Jesse Grace     
     
      Jesse Grace
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Germiston, South Africa

High School:
University of Cambridge International

Height:
5-6

Experience:
HS

Career Singles Record: 5-20 (3-14)
Career Doubles Record: 8-12 (5-9)

MATCH-BY-MATCH
2011-12
2012-13

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13)
Singles
  • Defeated LSU's Caroline Hudson 6-1, 6-1 (4/7)
  • Competed in the 2013 ITA Kickoff in Lincoln, Neb. (1/27)
  • Defeated C.C. Sardinha of Oklahoma State at the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic (11/9)

Doubles
  • Followed doubles win over Miss. St. with win over Emily Zabor/Natalia Maynetto (Alabama) 6-5 (4/19)
  • Handedly defeated Petra Ferancova/Sarai Flores (Miss. St.) 8-0 with partner Williams (4/18)
  • Partnered with Caitlyn Williams, team won 8-2 over Burns/Taylor of LSU (4/7)

  • Competed at the 3 spot with partner Mimi Fotopolous against Molly O'Koniewski/Julie Sabacinski of Notre Dame (2/3)
  • Saw doubles action with partner Sarah Toti at Michigan (2/1)
  • Partnered with Mimi Fotopolous for a one match play at the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic (11/9)

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12)
Singles
  • Joined the Lady Vols in January of 2012
  • Posted three wins, all from No. 6 position, where she saw majority of her action

  • Also played from No. 4 and 5 positions
  • Won consecutive matches for first time in her career with first SEC win against Mississippi State's Roseline Dion and UNLV's Anett Ferenczi-Bako

Doubles
  • Playing with five different partners, won five matches in 2012, including three SEC wins
  • Primarily played from No. 3 spot
  • Won career-high two consecutive matches in March with wins over Mississippi State and UNLV duos

  • First ranked win came alongside Brynn Boren, defeating No. 36 Jen Pfeifler and Paulina Schippers of Auburn
  • Helped clinch doubles point for UT twice

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • Two-time runner-up in girls nationals in South Africa in 2007 and 2010
  • Member of the Bedfordview Country Club Women's A Team
  • Also rated as high as ninth in the GS 18 rankings

  • Ranked as high as 13th according to the WS South African Tennis Association rankings as a junior and maintained top 20 rating since the age of 12
  • Attended the University of Cambridge International
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