Sept. 6, 2006
(San Francisco) - USF freshman women's tennis player Jenni Heinser has yet to make her Green and Gold debut, but has already made an impression in The City by winning the 2006 San Francisco City Open with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Lija Hodzic of Stanford. One of the top recruits in Dons women's tennis history, Heinser brings an outstanding tennis resume to the Hilltop.
After achieving USTA top-25 singles rankings from 2000-2003, highlighted by a No. 2 ranking in USTA 14's in 2001, Heinser earned her highest ITF Junior World Rank of No. 16 in 2005. The all-surface player reached the 2005 doubles quarterfinals in the 2005 Wimbledon Junior Championships and advanced to the singles round of 16 in the 2005 Junior French Open.
Heinser posted impressive results in her first full year on the ITF Tour capturing doubles title and runner-up singles showings at a pair of ITF events - the Chanda Rubin ITF Junior Classic and the North/Central American & Caribbean Closed ITF Junior Championships. A doubles finalist and singles quarterfinalist at the Yucatan Cup, the Miami, Florida native reached the semifinals in singles and doubles at the USTA International Winter Championships.
"We are so excited to have Jenni join our tennis program here at USF," said USF head coach Hillary Somers. "She will have a huge impact on our program and is just the type of player we need to bring our program to another level. Her level of play, her professionalism, and her attitude are all so admirable. She is a very special player to have here at USF. "