Women's Tennis

Ali Garrity  
Ali Garrity

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Medina, Ohio

High School:
Medina

Height:
5-5


GENERAL:
  • A strong left-handed player with tremendous athletic ability and great instincts
  • Her speed allows her to cover the court, and her advanced foot work allows her to compete at a very high level
  • Can hit a variety of shots from many different angles
  • Her productivity comes from her rugged, physical play and sound mental approach which enables her to stay cool under pressure

2013-14:
  • Stepped in and had a sensational freshman campaign, spending the majority of the season at No. 1 singles
  • Posted a 10-12 overall record in singles play, with a 3-4 record in the MAAC and a 4-1 record at No. 2 singles
  • Finished with a 9-11 mark in dual competition
  • Won six singles matches in straight sets
  • Blanked Dexuan Yuan of Geneseo in straight sets (6-0, 6-0)
  • Posted a 12-11 record in doubles matches, with a 5-2 record in MAAC play

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Won the 2012 Division I Medina Sectional Tournament as a senior, and advanced to the state tournament each of her last two years at Medina
  • Completed her high school career with a 90-23 record and is the first female to receive the Medina County Gazette MVP all four years of her career
  • Named Medina Post Player of the Year four years in a row, and served as team captain as a junior and senior
  • Ranked No. 15 in the state of Ohio and 283 Nationally (U-18 division) by the USTA on November 12

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:
  • Presidential scholar at Siena and a psychology major
  • Daughter of David and Valerie Garrity and has two sisters, Kellie and Rebeccah
  • In 2009, she had the opportunity to play with Sam Querry in doubles against John Isner and Mardy Fish in a Victory Gallop charity Pro-AM

GETTING TO KNOW ALI:
Nickname: Al
One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is: I am a very approachable person! I love meeting new people and making new friends!
Why did you choose Siena? I choose Siena because it was really the only school I went to that I could picture myself having the best college experience. The campus is the perfect size and the people are so friendly!
If I didn't play tennis, I would: Be very overweight. I love food. (Suki can agree with me on this one)
My favorite TV show is: Breaking Bad
My favorite pro sports team is: Any team that beats the Heat
My favorite book: The Great Gatsby
My favorite movie: Anchorman. Really anything with Will Ferrell!
My favorite food/ice cream is: Sushi or my grandma's Spanish rice...And I love moose tracks ice cream!
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to (why): I would like to go back to Europe and spend more time in Switzerland, such a gorgeous country!
The person I would pick as my dream doubles partner would be: Sam Querry, because I actually have played doubles with him before and I hit a winner on John Isner, so I believe he is my good luck charm.
What song/band is most likely to be playing on your iPod? Ride by Lana Del Ray or It Wasn't Me by Shaggy
Do you have any pre-game rituals or traditions? I usually just listen to music really loud and make video montages in my head of me winning the match. Is that weird?
What reality show could you see yourself being a part of? Wipe Out. I know I could get past those big red balls.
Three words to describe yourself: Spontaneous, compassionate and sarcastic
Words to Live By:"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you will be criticized anyway." -Eleanor Roosevelt

GARRITY'S CAREER STATS
SINGLES Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dual Tour Conf
2013-14 10-12 5-9 4-1 0-1 --- --- --- 9-11 1-1 3-4
Totals 10-12 5-9 4-1 0-1 --- --- --- 9-11 1-1 3-4
DOUBLES Total 1 2 3 Dual Tour Conf
2013-14 12-11 5-6 6-4 --- 11-10 1-1 5-2
Totals 12-11 5-6 6-4 --- 11-10 1-1 5-2
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