Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Laura Oldham
Laura Oldham


Sheffield, England

High School:
Silverdale School



Cats Dealt Heartbreak in Tempe

No. 67 Arizona women's tennis (9-14, 1-9) dropped its last match of the regular season, 4-3, to No. 22 Arizona State (16-5, 6-4) on Saturday afternoon at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Ariz.


Arizona Drops Home Finale to Cal, 6-1

Despite pulling upsets at the No. 1 and 2 doubles spots to earn the doubles point, No. 75 Arizona was unable to extend its early 1-0 lead and fell 6-1 to No. 11 California.


Arizona Swept by Stanford

No. 75 Arizona women's tennis (9-12, 1-7 Pac-12) fell 7-0 to No. 13 Stanford (15-3, 7-1 Pac-12) on Friday afternoon at LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.


Arizona Women's Tennis Falls to No. 2 USC, 5-1

No. 74 Arizona (9-11, 1-5) fell to No. 2 USC (19-2, 8-0), 5-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Robson Tennis Center.


Arizona Edged By UCLA, 5-2

No. 74 Arizona women's tennis (9-10, 1-5) fell to No. 9 UCLA (14-3, 5-2), 5-2, on Friday afternoon at the Robson Tennis Center.

2012-13: Posted a 10-14 singles record, including an appearance at the Pac-12 Tournament, most consistently at the No. 3 spot.

2011-12: Finished with a 6-11 singles record in her freshman season.

High School: Attended Meadowhead School in Sheffield, England... Was the runner-up at the Doncaster British Tour in 2011...Was a semi-finalist at the Hull British Tour in 2010...Won the Ladies County Cup in 2010...Won the Yorkshire Championship and finished second at the Road to Wimbledon Doubles tournament.

Coach Maes' Take: "Laura Oldham will be an asset for the Cats if she continues her hard work on and off the courts. Held up by a serious back problem last fall, she got stuck behind and that was unfortunate. However, she put in the work after season and this summer and this is already showing a significant difference in her output today. Laura's energized focus is paying off and I expect great things from her."


Biggest Influence of tennis career: Parents and grandparents, supporting and traveling to tournaments.

Spends free time: Hanging out with friends, shopping and traveling.

Favorite place to play tennis other than Arizona: Roehampton, NTC on grass

Hidden Talent: Cooking

Favorite Sport other than Tennis: Soccer

Favorite TV Show: The Apprentice

Favorite Food: Chocolate Brownies

Why she chose Arizona: "The nice weather year-round, the tennis program and the beautiful campus."

On Coach Maes: "She has really helped me settle in here and is already having a big impact on improving my game."