Patricia Gribi Placed

College tennis stipendium Patricia

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2019





Country: Switzerland
Height:  5'5 ft
Weight:  121 lbs

Personal and academic information


Patricia is a 17-year-old girl who was born and raised in Bern, Switzerland. She is a calm, well balanced, social and open minded girl. While tennis being her passion, Patricia also enjoys other sports such hiking, swimming and cycling. Patricia is also a passionate book reader and is completely fluent in Five languages (German, Spanish, Italian, French and English).

Patricia is currently a senior in high school (highest level) and is expected to graduate with a bilingual degree (German-English) in June 2019. Beside her academic Swiss education Patricia also holds a Spanish school degree. She achieved a composite score of 1030 on the SAT and a TOEFL score of 85 

Patricia has been dreaming about becoming a college player for several years now. She sees the value of obtaining a college degree while fully staying committed to her passion, tennis.

Athletic information

Patricia is a 5’5 ft. right-handed all court player who can be very patient and loves fast rallies. Her biggest weapon is her backhand down the line and she is very comfortable at the net. Thanks to her great footwork, she is able to play at a high pace at ease. In addition she is very determined and very disciplined and is always looking to improve her weaknesses. Also, Patricia never suffered serious injuries during her athletic career. 

She practices 10 hours of tennis and 3 hours on physical condition per week (mostly at the Swiss Tennis Accademy in Heimberg – Switzerland). 

In the past seasons, she has played around 50 matches in average in both national and international events. In other words, Patricia is not afraid of putting in the hours on and off the court. Last but not least, Patricia is team captain of her club competition with Tennis Club Thun (NLC), where she also enjoys playing doubles.

Best results of the past year:

  • 4-6 6-2 6-1 W over to Sara Radojevic (UTR 8.63), National Swiss open ranking 85 (January 2019)
  • 3-6 6-3 1-6 L to Lisa Kung (UTR 9.67), National Swiss open ranking 67 (November 2018)
  • 6-7 6-3 4-6 L to Larissa Tschenett (UTR 9.15), National Swiss open ranking 69 (June 2018)
  • 4-6 2–6 L to Kiara Cvetkovic (UTR 10.18), National Swiss open ranking 45 (May 2018)
  • 4-6 7-5 3-6 L to Leandra Vernocchi (UTR 9.15), National Swiss open ranking 63 (May 2018)
  • 7-6 6-0 W over Emma Ebona (UTR 10.12), National Swiss open ranking 92 (January 2018)
  • 6-3 6-1 W over Oceane Etoundi (UTR 7.97), National Swiss open ranking 93 (January 2018)
  • 4-6 7-5 6-3 W over Larissa Tschenett (UTR 9.15), National Swiss open ranking 69 (December 2017)
  • 7-6 6-3 W over Michele Temperli (UTR 9.18), National Swiss open ranking 66 (November 2017)
  • 6-2 6-1 W over Laura Vetter (UTR 9.11), National Swiss open ranking 65 (November 2017)