SMC Gaels
Saint Mary'es College Athletics

Women's Tennis

Vanessa Nommensen
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: International Connections Academy
Other College: Tulane University
Experience: 2 Years
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AS A JUNIOR (2016-17): Began the season with a win at the Cal Nike Invitational in both singles and doubles action...also competed at the ITA Regionals, Bronco Invitational, and Cal Winter Invitational...named to Comissioner's Honor Roll with Gold Honors...won back-to-back singles matches against Cal Poly and Cal in January...played all six of her season doubles matches with Parminder Kaur and went 3-1 overall...defeated conference opponents from BYU and San Diego as the No. 6 seed.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Started her first season with the Gaels on a strong note, earning three consecutive wins to open the year at the Cal Nike Invitational … picked up wins in both singles and doubles at the Cal Winter Invitational including a 6-2 doubles win with Clementine Clement over Fresno State's Sofya Malysheva and Olivia Noble … her most dominant win of the year came in singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Mari Taslagyan of Cal State Northridge.

PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: Five-star recruit out of high school and ranked 37th in the nation and fifth in the state of California according to ... Was ranked 1,038 by ITF ... compiled a 36-26 overall record during 2013-14, including 10 wins vs blue chip or five-star players ... Won the ITF Grade 5 title in doubles in Edmonton, Canada ... Won doubles at the 16 and 18 regionals ... Finalist for the ITF Grade 4 in Vancouver, Canada, and the National Open 18s in Irvine, Calif. ... In singles, she posted a third place finish in the National Open in Irvine, Calif. ...Played her freshman season of 2014-15 with Tulane ... Recorded the second most overall (16-16) and dual (13-10) victories on the team ... Primarily played the No. 4 singles position, where she went 10-8 ... All 13 of her dual wins came via straight-sets ... Won six in a row March 10-22, including victories over Houston's Maria Cardenas, Cincinnati's Lauren Bellinger, No. 59 New Mexico's Dominique Dulski and SMU's Yana Erkeeva ... Delivered a 6-3, 6-3 conference tournament quarterfinal win vs. Temple's Dina Karina ... Also essential in earning the victory over No. 69 Yale, knocking off Carol Finke, 6-2, 6-2 ... Went 9-17 overall in doubles and 8-10 in dual play ... Primarily played the No. 2 spot with senior Nicky Stracar ... Won three of her last four doubles matches, including her conference tournament quarterfinal and semifinal matchups vs. Temple and Tulsa, respectively.