Jennifer Embry
Jennifer Embry

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Tex.

High School:
Memorial High School

Height:
5-8

Position:
No. 1 Singles



1998-99: Co-captain ... All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten selection for second consecutive year after posting a team-best 27-12 record (7-3 Big Ten) ... won the prestigious Arizona State Invitational in the fall with wins over 19th-ranked Angela Lawrence of Pepperdine and 63rd-ranked Amy Jensen of California ... won five straight matches to claim the title in that event ... won 60th career match March 27 against Penn State?s Rebecca Ho (6-0, 3-6, 6-1) ... invited to compete in the singles portion of the NCAA Championships ... went 19-15 (5-5 Big Ten) in doubles with partner Missy Wright ... she and Wright upset the third-ranked and defending NCAA champion combo of Cal?s Amanda Augustus and Amy Jensen (8-3) on March 17 ... teamed with Wright to earn doubles berth into NCAA Championships ... won the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit National Championship in doubles with Julie Ditty of Vanderbilt on Aug. 15, 1999 ... duo gained wild-card entry into the U.S. Open qualifying tournament.

1997-98: Compiled a record of 17-17 (5-5 Big Ten) in singles play, playing mainly in the No. 2 slot ... named All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in her career ... Purdue Female-Athlete-of-the-Month for April as a result of going 7-2 in singles play, including winning seven consecutive matches ... defeated 33rd-ranked Zsofia Csapo of Pepperdine 6-2, 6-4 ... posted a record of 19-11 (7-3 Big Ten) with doubles partner Mary Beth Maggart ... the duo ranked in the top-25 for 23 consecutive weeks, eventually finishing with their highest ranking of 21st ... became Purdue's first doubles team to be invited to compete in the NCAA Championships ... advanced to the second-round of NCAA's by upsetting 14th-ranked Anne Kremer and Teryn Ashley of Stanford 6-4, 6-3 .

1996-97: Had a phenomenal rookie year, compiling a 23-15 record at the No. 2 singles position ... victory total second only to Mary Beth Maggart (27) ... posted more dual match wins (15) than any other Boilermaker ... was Purdue's most successful player in Big Ten matches with 6-4 record ... only Boiler to win two matches at the Big Ten Championships ... partnered with former teammate Johanna Hall for a 9-6 doubles record and national ranking of 38th ... reached the doubles final at the USTA Oklahoma City Satellite.

High School: Earned four letters in tennis at Memorial High School ... state tournament quarterfinalist in singles as a freshman ... state champion in doubles as a sophomore ... 1996 National Clay Court doubles champion.

Personal: Given name Jennifer Rebecca Embry ... born Aug. 8, 1978 ... parents' names are Robert and Judith Embry ... has two older sisters, Suzanne and Nicole, and an older brother, Robert ... Suzanne played tennis at Trinity ... majoring in movement and sport science.

Embry's Career Records

       Singles	           Doubles
Year	  Overall  Big Ten	Overall	Big Ten
1996-97	  23-15	   6-4	        18-17	4-6
1997-98	  17-17	   5-5	        19-11	7-3
1998-99	  27-12	   7-3	        19-15	5-5
Career	  67-44	  18-12	        56-43	16-14