Prior to joining UCLA, Abbey gained entry into the 2017, 2018 and 2019 US Open Junior tournament main draws. She was a finalist at the 2015 Eddie Herr International Championships in the Girls’ U16 category. In 2016, she repeated the feat at the 49th Easter Bowl in the Girls’ U16 category and at the USTA National Winter Championships in the Girls’ U18 category.
In 2017, she was named to the USTA Junior Leadership team, won the doubles title at the USTA Girls’ U18 National Clay Court in Memphis and was a finalist in the singles draw. In early 2019, Abbey won back-to-back ITF Grade 1 Tournaments and came to Europe to play the French Open & Wimbledon. She achieved her career-high ITF Junior ranking of #16 in October that year.
At UCLA, she was selected to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for fall 2019 and winter 2020 and was named ITA Southwest Region Rookie of the Year in 2020. Abbey hopes to pursue a career in developmental science but does not rule out trying to compete in the WTA after her graduation.
Abbey is a family-oriented person, having extraordinary close bonds with her two younger brothers. She has been an amazing role model to our younger athletes. She was a mentor, sharing her experience and inspiring other players by her attitude, her courage and her dedication through difficult times, as well as setting an example with the academic goals she was aiming for.
Although Abbey was never a formal Edge client, we are proud that we had the opportunity to provide her with our full Training Services during her remarkably successful season prior to joining UCLA. These services included individual tennis coaching at tournaments and during weekly training blocks in our various locations around the world, as well as tailored fitness workouts with our strength & conditioning expert.