Women's Tennis

@ndwomenstennis


06/26/2017

Broda, Robinson Named To All-ACC Academic Squad

Duo honored by conference for performance in the classroom

05/23/2017

Robinson Named Program's First National Arthur Ashe Award Winner

Irish senior caps career with prestigious national honor

05/16/2017

Robinson, Spence Snare ITA Regional Honors

Robinson named Arthur Ashe and Most Improved award winner; Spence earns top rookie honor

05/14/2017

#32 Irish Fall To #2 Buckeyes In NCAA Second Round

Irish run ends in 4-0 loss at Ohio State

05/13/2017

Irish Gut Out Victory Over Short-Handed Jayhawks In NCAA Championship First Round

Miller pulls out epic three-set win to clinch 4-3 victory for Notre Dame

05/23/2017

Commencement 2017

Notre Dame and the athletics department graduated 170 student-athletes on May 21, 2017.

04/27/2017

ACC Women's Tennis Championship Second Round

ACC Women's Tennis Championship Second Round

04/26/2017

ACC Women's Tennis Championship First Round

ACC Women's Tennis Championship First Round

03/17/2017

Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest

Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest

02/22/2017

Notre Dame vs. Purdue

Notre Dame vs. Purdue

01/22/2017

Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan & Wright State

Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan & Wright State

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2017 National ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sportsmanship & Leadership Award
  • 2017 Byron V. Kanaley Award
  • 2017 Francis Patrick O’Connor Award
  • 2017 ITA Midwest Region Most Improved Player Award
  • 2017 All-ACC Second Team
  • 2017 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2015 NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier
  • 2015 All-ACC Third Team
  • 2014 USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Doubles Championship qualifier

AS A SENIOR:

  • Recorded an overall singles record of 19-13 including 14-9 in dual competition.
  • With doubles partner Brooke Broda, had a final record of 11-8, including 7-2 in tours.
  • Finished with an overall doubles record of 12-22 with partners Brooke Broda, Mary Closs and Jane Fennelly.
  • Began the season ranked 63rd in singles and 48th in doubles with Broda.
  • Started the season with a record of 7-1 with Broda.
  • In singles, went 10-1 in the first 11 matches of the spring semester.
  • Finished her senior campaign ranked 101 nationally in singles competition
  • Named to the All-ACC Second Team
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned the ITA Midwest Region Most Improved Player (Senior) Award
  • Selected for two of Notre Dame Athletics’ most prestigious honors: the Byron V. Kanaley Award and Francis Patrick O’Connor Award
  • Became the first Notre Dame women’s tennis player to win the National ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sportsmanship & Leadership Award
  • Earned a monogram

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Completed a solid season with a record of 14-11 in singles and 12-10 in doubles
  • Started at No. 101 on national singles rankings and finished at No. 89, reaching as high as No. 53
  • Recorded victories over TCU’s Mia King (6-4, 6-1) and Anki Wind of Memphis (7-5, 6-2), as well as a doubles victory with Quinn Gleason over No. 11 Yuliya Lysa/Shannon Hudson of Arkansas at the ITA All-American Championships in October
  • Defeated No. 14 Brienne Minor of Michigan (7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1) on February 17
  • Beat No. 95 Elena Cerezo-Codina of Virginia Tech on April 15
  • Handed a loss to No. 9 Kelsey Laurente/Maria Alvarez of Oklahoma State with partner Quinn Gleason
  • All three singles matches at the ACC Championship went unfinished
  • Participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Earned a monogram

AS A SOPHOMORE:  

  • Had an impressive season, topping the lineup card at No. 1 doubles with Quinn Gleason and providing a steady hand at No. 2 singles for the Irish
  • Named to All-ACC Third Team
  • Ranked as high as No. 16 nationally in doubles
  • Defeated No. 41 Rima Asatrian and Kanika Vaidya of Columbia 6-2 at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in September
  • Earned an at-large bid to the USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Doubles Championship with Gleason, where the pair won one of three matches
  • Picked up a handful of ranked doubles wins throughout the spring season.
  • Defeated No. 10 Emina Bektas and Alex Najarian of Michigan 6-4 on February 1.
  • Knocked off North Carolina’s No. 12 Caroline Price and Jamie Loeb 8-5 in a 5-2 loss to the top-ranked Tar Heels on March 13
  • Defeated Ohio State’s No. 26 Gabriella De Santis and Sandy Niehaus 7-5 on February 8
  • Dropped No. 36 Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno of Miami 8-4 on April 10
  • Qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship
  • Assembled an overall record of 16-15 at singles, starting the season off with a win over No. 102 Tina Jiang of Columbia (6-4, 6-2)
  • Rallied to notch a ranked win over No. 64 Paige Hourigan of Georgia Tech (6-3, 4-6, 6-1) and, twice, against Kerrie Cartwright of Florida State (No. 89, 7-5, 6-3, regular season; No. 118, 6-4, 6-3, ACC Championships)
  • Earned a monogram

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Posted an incredibly successful initial campaign
  • Compiled a 24-10 singles record (17-7 dual) as well as an 11-12 doubles mark (2-11 dual)
  • Wasted no time in wowing the singles field at the ACC Championships, making quick work of Boston College's Heini Salonen in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) before rallying to dispatch Clementina Riobueno of Miami (1-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Cruised to a victory against DePaul's Kelsey Lawson in straight sets (6-2, 6-1) on the first day of the NCAA regional at Evanston, Illinois, before earning a hard-fought triumph against Northwestern's Manon Peri (6-1, 1-6, 6-1)
  • Eventually lost to 110th-ranked Maya Jensen of Alabama (4-6, 3-6) in the NCAA Sweet 16
  • Also rallied to defeat 100th-ranked Tristen Dewar of Clemson (3-6, 7-6, 6-4) during conference play
  • Split time with Jennifer Kellner and Jane Fennelly at doubles for a majority of the fall and spring seasons
  • Defeated the 46th-ranked duo of Sarah Lee and Ronit Yurovsky of Michigan (8-6) with Kellner
  • Earned a monogram

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Tennis letterwinner at Fallbrook High School
  • Completed senior season at nearby Oasis High School
  • Ranked eighth in the class of 2017 according to TennisRecruiting.net
  • Reached the No. 1 ranking in the Southern California 18s division
  • Ranked among the girls 18s national top 20
  • Named Fallbrook High School Athlete of the Year
  • Selected as Fallbrook's Most Valuable Player in 2011 and 2012
  • A top-50 national competitor, won the Avocado League Championship and was a California Interscholastic Federation tournament finalist as a junior
  • Reached the finals of the Avocado League Championship as a freshman.
  • SCTA Sportsmanship Award winner
  • Has earned one silver medal and two bronze medals in national open competition.
  • 2013 Claremont ITF Doubles champion
  • 2012 San Diego Player of the Year
  • 2012 United States Tennis Association Regional Open finalist.
  • Won the 113th annual Ojai Tournament
  • Finalist at the USTA National Open in Denver, Colorado, and also earned the National Open Sportsmanship Award
  • Won the silver ball in women's doubles at the Balboa National Open
  • 2012 Southern California Junior Sectionals Consolation winner
  • Claimed the West Coast Bay Championship in 2011
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and double majoring in Marketing and Spanish

Monica Robinson
Monica  Robinson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valley Center, CA

High School:
Oasis

Height:
5-4

Shop Now

Nissan
Auction: VIP Football Weekend vs. USC

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

NCAA Infractions Report

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats