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2016-17 Women's Tennis Roster

Mary Closs

Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Menlo Park, CA
High School St. Francis


  • Finished the season 15-15 in singles and 12-20 in doubles
  • Competed with Bess Waldram (1-1), Allison Miller (7-5), Rachel Chong (0-2) and Monica Robinson (4-12) in doubles
  • Won nine straight singles matches, topping her opponents in 18 of 19 sets, from Jan. 22-March 13, 2017


  • Completed the season with an overall record of 18-16 in singles and 15-20 in doubles
  • Won against Grace Summers of Eastern Illinois (6-0, 6-1) in singles and, with partner Allison Miller, defeated Barbare Eristavi/Ella Perinovic of Western Michigan (8-1) at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships
  • Defeated Ines Vias of Illinois (7-5, 7-5), Natalia Davila of Purdue (6-4, 6-1), Stephanie Smith of Indiana (6-3, 6-1), Silvia Fuentes of Miami (6-3, 3-6, 6-2), Amanda Rebol of NC State (5-7, 6-3, 7-5), and Kate Vialle of North Carolina (7-5, 6-0) during the dual season
  • At the ACC Championship, won against Ally Miller-Krasilnikov of Clemson (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) and, with doubles partner Julie Vrabel, defeated Amber Washington/Callie Frey of Pittsburgh (6-1) and Tristen Dewar/Ally Miller-Krasilnikov of Clemson (6-4)
  • Participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Earned a monogram


  • Turned in a solid season with a 34-24 combined record at singles and doubles between the fall and spring season
  • Won three out of four doubles matches playing with Brooke Broda during the Western Michigan University Super Challenge to wrap up the fall season
  • Spent the majority of the spring playing at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles with Jane Fennelly
  • Tallied a 12-10 record in singles during the dual season, while notching a 13-5 record as Fennelly’s partner
  • Defeated 116th-ranked Gabriella Castaneda (7-5, 6-1) of Florida State during the ACC Championship
  • Beat Palina Dubavets (6-4, 2-6, 7-5) of TCU in Notre Dame’s first-round loss in the NCAA Championships
  • Earned a monogram


  • Compiled an outstanding initial campaign, boasting a 20-13 singles record (14-10 dual) as well as a 12-15 doubles mark (8-10 dual)
  • Wasted no time in beginning collegiate career with a bang, sweeping the field at the Ball State Fall Invitational en route to a 4-0 record
  • Played one match against a nationally ranked player, losing to No. 113 Monique Albuquerque of Miami, Fla., in straight sets (2-6, 1-6)
  • Longest win streak during season spanned six matches from March 26 to April 13.
  • Spent the majority of the spring season playing at No. 3 doubles, splitting time with Julie Sabacinski and Molly O’Koniewski
  • Along with O’Koniewski, defeated Emily Safron and Heini Salonen of Boston College (6-3) in the first round of the ACC Tournament before bowing out against Stephanie Wagner and Lina Lileikite of Miami, Fla., (6-8)
  • Earned a monogram


  • Letterwinner at St. Francis High School
  • Ranked among the top-five players in Northern California
  • Three-time Western Catholic Athletic League first team selection
  • Two-time San Jose Mercury News all-league first team choice
  • Member of the 2010 Central Coast Section Scholastic Championship team
  • Top-50 national prospect was a finalist at the 2012 Girls 18s National Open and the 2011 Girls 16s Doubles Orange Bowl, both sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association
  • Reached the doubles final of the Waco Junior International Tennis Federation event in September of 2011
  • Participated in the 2011 USTA Intersectional Team Championships in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Trains at the Kim Grant Tennis Academy
  • Graduated in May 2017 with a degree from the Mendoza College of Business