General: Leads by example with her hard work on the court and in the classroom...A "nose to the grindstone" type of player...Possesses a thunderous forehand that generates a lot of pace...Very fast and athletic.
At Siena: Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team as a junior...Appeared in three exhibition matches as a junior winning all three times...Appeared in just one singles match and one doubles match as a sophomore (0-1, 0-1)...Ended rookie season with a 2-13 singles record playing #4, #5 and #6 singles (2-11 in dual matches and 1-5 in MAAC matches).
Before Siena: Was team captain as a junior and senior at John F. Kennedy Catholic where she posted a 27-6 career record...Named All-League as a sophomore, junior and senior...Also letterd in golf and track... A 3-time undefeated League 5 Champion in track...Won gold and silver medals in Shot Put and the silver medal in 2x400 and 1600...2006 Steven Murphy Award recipient (recognizes a junior participating in two sports who demonstrates team dedication, hard work, intensity, reliability and leadership).
Personal: Born on the 4th of July in 1989 in White Plains, New York...Daughter of Phil and Cathie Messing...A marketing and management major...Would like to take time off after college to teach tennis and then go to graduate school for her MBA...2007 Girl Scouts Gold Award Recipient...Lifetime member of the Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps (2006-2007).
Getting to Know Jennifer
The best thing I did this summer was: Helped an eight year old boy with severe ADHD learn how to focus and communicate better through the game of tennis.
One thing people would be surprised to know about me: That I was a Gold Medal Shot Putter on my High School Track and Field Team
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: The Amazing Race
If I could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? The Dalai Lama
My favorite website is: DunkinDonuts.com
My favorite movie: The Fast and The Furious
The person I'd most like to play a singles match with is: Melanie Oudin