Emily van der Werf Placed

College tennisbeurs Amerika Emily

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2019




December 2018
December 2018
December 2018

Country: The Netherlands
Height:   5'10 ft
Weight:   135 lbs

Personal and academic information

Emily van der Werf is a 17-year-old girl who grew up together with her parents and brother in Beverwijk, the Netherlands. Emily can be described as a high disciplined, hard-working and helpful girl who always aims for the best possibility and does not settle for less. Sports has always been a big part of her life and besides tennis she also played field hockey at a high level for a long time. 

Besides being a very good athlete, Emily is also an outstanding student. She is currently in her senior year of high school at the highest level of education in the Netherlands (VWO/Gymnasium), holding a 3.7 GPA. She expects to graduate in June 2019. She is scheduled to take The SAT on December 1st and TOEFL on December 8th.

Studying and playing tennis at the best possible level at an American university is a dream for Emily. 

Athletic information

Emily started playing tennis at a local tennis club at the age of 5. Within a year she was recognized by the National Tennis Federation (KNLTB) and she practiced there until she was 12 years old. 

During her junior career, she played the national junior ranking tournaments, competed at the national Dutch junior championships and played some Tennis Europe and ITF events. She always played at the top of The Netherlands in her age group. She participated three times with the top 5 players of the Netherlands in a country match against Belgium. In addition, she also became 2nd at a Tennis Europe tournament (U14 & U16) in doubles. She achieved a highest singles ranking of 165 and a highest doubles ranking of 112 in the Dutch national open woman’s ranking. Emily has a projected UTR rating of 8.58.

Emily is a right-handed player with great footwork and who loves to control the rally. She has a powerful serve and her most dangerous weapon is her forehand. When she sees any possibility to be aggressive she will move to the net. In addition Emily is a good doubles players with great hands. She reads the game very well, and she knows when to poach. Emily loves it to play in a team and is very coachable.

Best results of 2018:

  • 6-3 2-6 6-3 win over Kiki Rijk (UTR 8.93) National Dutch open ranking of 85, August 2018
  • 7-5 6-4 win over Lucky van Gennip, National Dutch open ranking of 87, August 2018
  • 1-6 6-7 loss to Amelie van Impe, (UTR 9.37), July 2018
  • 3–6 5–7 loss to Eloise de Mooij (UTR 9.59), National Dutch open ranking of 63, April 2018
  • 6-2 7-6 win over Julia Szegedi, (UTR 8.25), January 2018