Tessa van der Ploeg Placed


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 Available Fall 2015



Fall 2014

Country: The Netherlands
Height:   5'8 ft
Weight:  145 lbs

Personal and Academic Information

Tessa is a 17 year old girl from Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, who can be described as a girl with a great passion for tennis and a real fighting spirit. Currently she is in her senior year of high school at the highest level of education in the Netherlands.

She is scheduled to take her TOEFL tests test in the fall of 2014 and is expected to graduate in June 2015.

Tessa sees college tennis as a opportunity to obtain good education and improve her tennis level.

Athletic Information

Tessa started playing tennis when she was 6 years old. During her junior career she has always been ranked top 20 nationally and won several tournaments.  She won 2 Tennis Europe tournaments in de girls doubles under 14 and under 16. Furthermore she has become national champion of girls doubles under 16 and won the district championships under 12, 14, and 16 amongst others.

Last year she won the women’s district championships, the doubles in a national open Dutch women’s tournament and was 2 times runner up in the singles. This year she reached the semi finals of a 3 star national ranked open tournament and the quarter finals of the Dutch women's national championships!Due to these great results she is currently ranked 47 in singles and 48 in doubles in the Dutch open women’s ranking.

Tessa is a left handed player with an aggressive game and she likes to come to the net when an opportunity arises. Her biggest weapons are her groundstrokes. She can easily get someone out of her comfort zone when she plays the ball cross court.

She ’s also a very good team player and she likes to play doubles as much as she likes to play singles; This year she won the team masters between 4 districts and the Friesland Cup (competition between several tennis clubs in the district).

Tessa is now looking forward to be part of a college tennis team!