Skyhawk Women's Tennis | Jessica Silva
|Hometown||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
2012: Posted a 3-6 overall singles record but went 2-0 against OVC competition...Played primarily at No. 6 singles (2-2) but also saw time at No. 5 (1-4)...Paired with both Katie McCall (1-1, 1-0 OVC) and Alice Laing (1-0) at No. 3 doubles...Named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
BEFORE UTM: Was a top amateur player out of Culford School in Suffolk, England...A Winnipeg native, she was a top-20 player in the 16-and-under age group in Canada before moving to Portugal in 2009...While in Portugal, she developed into a top-10 junior player...Attending Culford School, she was part of a national powerhouse program...Was a part of Culford's 2010 national championship team, as the team won 4-2 over Huddersfield-based Greenhead College...After the match was tied, Silva and teammate Tonia Nelskamp earned victories to clinch the title...The AEGON Team Tennis Schools Senior Students Finals involved 250 schools from across England and was organized by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and were held at the prestigious Bolton Arena...In reward for winning the tournament, Silva and her teammates earned an exclusive training session with Judy Murray, a nationally-renowned coach and mother of Andy Murray, a top-ranked player in the world...Earned high marks in the classroom throughout her highly-decorated prep career.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 27, 1993...Daughter of Daniel and Anabela Silva...Majoring in biology.