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Laura Oldham
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sheffield, England
High School: Silverdale School
Experience: 3 Letters

SENIOR (2014-15)
Tallied a 15-13 overall record for the 2014-15 season and went 9-11 in dual play, including earning two conference wins…the 15 overall wins and the nine wins in dual play rank fourth and sixth on the team respectively… Manned the No.3 court for Arizona… Knocked off six straight opponents, all of them in straight sets from Feb. 28- March 19… In doubles play teamed up with Chypyha at the No.3 spot where they tallied a 10-8 overall record and a 10-6 mark in dual play including going 5-4 in Pac-12 play, tied the highest doubles total on the team…was named a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

JUNIOR (2013-14)
Recorded a 14-6 singles record at the No. 6 spot for the Wildcats.

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

FRESHMAN (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.”

PERSONAL

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.”