Emma Ottavia Ghirardato

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January 31, 2005

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About Athlete

My name is Emma. I am a dual citizen of Italy and of the USA. I am a competitive tennis player, but I am also a very good student. In college, I would like to be able to cultivate both my passions: tennis and learning. While this may not be possible everywhere, I believe that this dream can come true in a great US school.

GPA

2021-2022: 3.33/4 (Italian 10/12)

Teams

2019-2021: Le Pleiadi (went from Italian Serie C to Serie B2, singles and doubles)
2022: Country Club Cuneo (Italian Serie B1, played singles and doubles)
2023: CT Reggio Emilia (Italian Serie B2, played singles and doubles)

Championships

-U16 (singles) Piedmont Regional Champion, July 2020

-Winner (singles and doubles), San Marino Junior Cup (Tennis Europe Cat. 3 event), San Marino, September 2020

-U16 (doubles) Italian National Champion, 2021

-Runner-up (singles and doubles), Zürichsee Open (ITF Junior J5 event), Horgen (Switzerland), September 2021

-Winner (doubles), Aphrodite Cup (ITF Junior J4 event), Nicosia (Cyprus), March 2022

-Runner-up (singles and doubles), Hilversum (ITF Junior J5 event), Hilversum (Netherlands), June 2022

-Winner (singles), Ioannina Cup (ITF Junior J4 event), Ioannina (Greece), July 2022

-Winner (singles), Trofeo Mercadante (ITF Junior J3 event), Palermo (Italy), September 2022

-Winner (doubles), Asuncion Bowl (ITF J300 event), Asuncion (Paraguay), February 2023

-Semifinalist (singles), Banana Bowl (ITF J500 event), Criciuma (Brasil), March 2023

-Semifinalist (singles) and Winner (doubles), 38 Perin Memorial (ITF J300 event), Vrsar (Croatia), March 2023

-Runner up (doubles), Torneo Internazionale di Santa Croce sull'Arno (ITF J300 event), S. Croce (Italy), May 2023

 

Additional sporting info

-Current (as of May 22, 2023) ITF Junior ranking: 65

-Current (as of May 24, 2023) UTR: 10.18

-Current (as of January 2023) Italian (FIT) ranking: 2.3

Personal Best

-U16 (doubles) Italian National Champion, 2021

-Winner (singles), Ioannina Cup (ITF Junior J4 event), Ioannina (Greece), July 2022

-Winner (singles), Trofeo Mercadante (ITF Junior J3 event), Palermo (Italy), September 2022

-Semifinalist (singles), Banana Bowl (ITF J500 event), Criciuma (Brasil), March 2023

What makes you different?

I am a great fighter, but I also have an excellent technique (see the videos for proof)!!

Why do you want to compete in college?

I want to compete in college, because I think it will give me a great chance to: 1) keep improving my tennis and my tennis experience while pursuing my education, 2) feel the team spirit in tennis, something which is almost unique for an individual sport like tennis.

College Goals?

To be able to turn pro after I finish college, while at the same time being ready for life after tennis.

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