2007 IN REVIEW
The American enjoyed a solid season rising to a career-high No. 127 in November…
Went 4-6 in ATP singles play and 1-2 in doubles action…Reached first ATP QF in Los Angeles (l. to Stepanek), recording first Top 10 win over No. 6-ranked Gonzalez in 1st RD… As a qualifier, reached 2nd RD at Australian Open (l. to Arthurs) and 1st RD at Wimbledon (l. to Haas)…On Challenger circuit, finished runner-up in Valencia (l. to Bogdanovic) in addition to SF performances in Sacramento and Dallas…Also a QF in four other tournaments.
1999--Claimed two Futures doubles titles in three finals…2000--Won back-to-back U.S. Futures titles at Redding and Chico…Also runner-up at one other…Captured two Futures doubles titles in five finals…2001--Made ATP debut as wild card in Washington, DC (l. to Wayne Black)…In doubles, won Tarzana Challenger (w/Joyce) and Malibu Futures (w/Whitehouse)…2002--Finalist at three Futures events… Doubles titlist at Mexico #6 Futures…2003--Notched two ATP match wins, as qualifier in San Jose (d. Llodra) and Newport (d. J. Johansson)…Finalist at Torrance Challenger (l. to Tipsarevic)…Won doubles title at Mandeville Challenger (w/De Chaunac)…2004--Qualified into ATP events at San Jose and Los Angeles…Doubles runner-up at Hawaii Futures…2005--Won Cuenca Challenger (d. Pashanski)…Runner-up at USA #25 Futures (l. to B. Becker)…2006--Captured title at Ho Chi Minh City Challenger (d. Snobel) and followed with runner-up effort at Tallahassee Challenger (l. to Fish)…Also finished year with runner-up at Champaign Challenger (l. to Delic).
Father, Gary, is a real estate manager; mother, Stevie, works with husband...Has one older sister, Amy, who is a lawyer in Los Angeles...Has three boxers (mother and two pups)...Enjoys reading about science and watching movies...Says, "loves to learn something different every day and loves to compete."...Played one season of collegiate tennis at UCLA in 1998-99 at the No. 2 position before turning pro in 2000...No. 18 in world junior rankings in 1998, the highest American in year-end rankings...Played on runner-up Sunshine Cup team (l. to Spain) in 1998...Considers hard courts as favorite surface and forehand as best shot.