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2019 Australian Tennis Recruit – Gabriella Ioannou

The Person

About Me:

  • Bubbly & friendly
  • Approachable
  • Determined
  • Hard working
  • Passionate
  • Humble

Leadership & Community:

  • House Captain
  • Captain of Maribyrnong Sports Academy Girls State Tennis Team
  • Captain for Maribyrnong Sports Academy Australian National Titles Girls Tennis Team
  • Selected as a leader for a school girls leadership camp
  • Coached younger tennis players at local tennis club
  • Assisted with school sports at local primary school

Personal Quote:

"Dreams do come true if you work hard and believe in yourself!"


The Athlete

Height:

5 ft 4

Right-handed

Strengths:

  • Aggressive game style – both forehand and backhand are equally strong
  • Serve allows me to win a lot of free points
  • Consistent
  • Strong return of serve
  • Good communication skills in doubles
  • Never gives up

Teams Represented:

  • Pennant representative for Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club (Grade 1)
  • Year 8 – 12 – Maribyrnong Sports Academy Girls State Tennis Team
  • 2018 – Captained Maribyrnong Sports Academy Girls State Tennis Team to a championship
  • Represented Maribyrnong Sports Academy in Australian Schools National Titles in Albury
  • 2018 – Vice captain in the 2018 Pizzey Cup Girls Team
  • 2017 & 2018 – Represented Victoria in the School Sports Australia National Pizzey Cup Girls Tennis Team
  • 2017 – Captained Maribyrnong Sports Academy girls tennis team to a bronze medal in the Australian Schools National Titles
  • 2017 – Selected in the All Australian U18s Girls Tennis Team
  • 2016 – Selected to represent Victoria at the IMG Academy Discovery Open in Florida

Athletic Highlights

Awards Received:

  • 2016 – 2018 – Gold Medallist in the State Titles representing Maribyrnong Sports Academy girls tennis team
  • 2017 – All Australian U18’s Girls Tennis Team award
  • 2017 – Victorian School Sports Award (Blues Award) for Excellence in girls tennis
  • 2014, 2015 & 2017 – Bronze Medallist in the Australian Schools National Titles in Albury

Best Wins:

  • Maddy Muller Hughes (UTR 9.15) – won 6-2 6-2
  • Tiana Glazbrook (UTR 9) – won 7-6 6-3
  • Georgia Townsend (UTR 9) – won 6-4 2-6 10-2
  • Nadia Rajan (UTR 9) – won 7-5 6-4
  • Naomi Mckenzie (UTR 10) – won 6-4 6-1
  • Ellen Shanahan (UTR 9.16) – won 6-2 6-1
  • Komaki Ido (UTR 9.14) – won 1-6 6-2 10-5
  • Sophia Storch (UTR 8) – won 6-3 6-0

Close loss:

  • Alex Kalachova (UTR 10) – lost 7-5 6-2

The Student

Attends:

Maribyrnong Secondary High School, Victoria Australia

SAT Result:

  • Reading and Writing: 550
  • Maths: 450
  • Total Score: 1000

Predicted GPA:

3.194

Preferred Course of Study:

Sports & Exercise Science

Academic Awards/Achievements:

  • 2015 & 2016 – Maribyrnong College Principal Award for Academic Excellence
  • Graduated and successfully completed VCE studies
  • ATAR – 66

References, Resume & High School Transcript

Coach Reference: Click to View

School Reference: Click to View

Student Athlete Resume: Click to View


If you feel that this student could be a good fit, please contact our Talent Coordinator:

Chris Bates
Phone: +61 407 639 551 | Email: chris@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: chris.bates4