AT TEXAS A&M
2013-14 (SOPHOMORE):FALL RESULTS:Was second on the team for most singles victories with a 7-5 mark, including 3-2 against ranked opponents...Posted the highest ranked win of her career with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over top-seeded and 10th-ranked Breaunna Addison of Texas to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2013 ITA Texas Regional...Went 2-3 in doubles with three different partners...Enters the spring No. 9 in the ITA Texas Region singles rankings.
2012-13 (FRESHMAN): After going 6-9 in fall tournament matches, came on strong in the spring and posted a 7-5 dual match record, including 5-2 in SEC matches, to finish 13-14 overall...Began the spring playing No. 6 singles, where she went 6-3...Posted a 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 victory against 109th-ranked Olivia Janowicz of Florida on March 3 to help A&M record its highest-ranked win in program history with a 4-3 win over then-No. 4 Florida, 4-3, ending the Gators’ 37-match regular-season SEC winning streak and their 45 overall win streak against league opponents...Played No. 5 for the first time in the SEC Championship semifinal match against No. 2 Florida on April 20...Also played No. 5 in the final four NCAA tournament matches, going 1-1 in NCAA postseason play...Ended the season with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over 92nd-ranked Ellen Tsay of Stanford in the NCAA championship match to go 4-5 overall against ranked opponents...Longest winning streak was three matches, accomplished three times, including twice during dual match play...Posted a 3-1 record in doubles in dual matches...FALL RESULTS: Made her Aggie debut at the Midland Racquet Collegiate Invitational and had an impressive start...Won her first three matches, including two against ranked opponents to advance to the semifinals...Defeated Carmen Sandor of Penn State, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, in her first match as an Aggie and followed with straight-set wins over 56th-ranked and No. 3 seed Stephanie Tan of TCU and No. 105 Rashmi Teltumbde of Texas Tech, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the semifinal round, where she fell to 52nd-ranked Petra Januskova of Penn State...Went 6-3 in doubles, including 3-0 with fellow freshman Stefania Hristov to win the Flight 1 doubles title at the Rice Fall Invitational...Also went 2-1 with senior Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar.
PREVIOUS ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: A blue-chip recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network, had been ranked as high as fourth and was rated as the 12th-top recruit in the nation when she signed with Texas A&M in November 2011...Was No. 582 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior rankings and won the ITF International Grass Court Championships in both 2010 and 2011...In addition, earned a Women's Tennis Association (WTA) professional ranking on the strength of having reached the semifinals of two $10,000 challengers and the quarterfinals of two other $10,000 challengers...Other top tournament finishes include winning the 2009 Mike Agassi Girls 18 National in Las Vegas and the 2008 Labor Day Championships Girls 18, as well as reaching the finals at the 2009 USTA Winter Nationals Girls 18s and the 2009 Gator Bowl...Also won the 2012 U.S. Open National Playoffs Middle States Sectional Qualifier
PERSONAL: Anna Mamalat is the daughter of Anatoliy and Galina Mamalat...Has an older brother, Daniil, who is a senior on the Marquette University tennis team, and a younger brother, David...Began playing tennis when she was 4 years old...Most memorable moment of prep career is winning Grass Court Championships two consecutive years...Most memorable moment of A&M career is playing in the NCAA Championship finals against Stanford...Made official recruiting visits to Oklahoma State, Wake Forest and Georgia, but chose to sign with Texas A&M because, “I love the tennis and academics here at A&M. Howard made a real good impression and I knew the team would only improve”... Hobbies include Netflix and playing basketball...Is fluent in Ukrainian...A 2012-13 Champs/Texas A&M scholar athlete, is majoring in sport leadership with a minor in sport management...Career ambition is to own a business...Born March 8, 1994, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mamalat Up Close:
Favorite Aggie tradition: Silver Taps
Favorite class subject: history
Favorite quote: "Don’t forget to smile."
Favorite tennis player: Rafael Nadal
Favorite athlete (any sport): Michael Jordan
Favorite professional sports team (any sport): Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite website: Twitter
Favorite type of music: anything
Favorite food: steak and potatoes
Favorite TV show: Vampire Diaries
Favorite book: Hunger Games
Favorite movie: Batman
Favorite part about the sport of tennis: traveling
Favorite sport to play other than tennis: basketball
Favorite Karaoke song to sing: Barbie Girl
Favorite vacation spot: Bahamas
The teammate who will surprise people the most this year: Each team member will do great this year!
The teammate who can always make me laugh: Stefania
The person who has had the greatest impact on my athletic career: my brother Dan
The accomplishment (athletic or non-athletic) that I am most proud of: reaching team finals at NCAA Championship
The person I would most like to meet: Jennifer Lawrence
The most famous athlete I have met: Victoria Azarenka
The most famous non-athlete I have met: Miley Cyrus
When I was little, I dreamed of being a: veterinarian
Something I've always wanted to do but haven't: swim with sharks
The show I would most like to participate in is: Modern Family
I can’t believe I watch this TV show: The Kardashians
Few people know that I: don’t save my messages
My most prized possession: friend and family albums
The best advice I ever received: Put your head down and work hard. Never wait for things to happen.
My dream job is: fashion designer
Being at A&M has taught me: managing money and debt
After I graduate, I plan to: get a job