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Jaklin Alawi

  • height 5-8
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Sofia, Bulgaria
  • High school Vladamir Stoichev
  • height 5-8
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Sofia, Bulgaria
  • High school Vladamir Stoichev

Jaklin Alawi Bio

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2012-13 (SENIOR): Picked for All-SEC Second Team honors for the second year in a row … Maintained a national ranking in singles the entire season, ascending as high as No. 34 while finishing 96th in the final ITA poll … Ranked nationally in doubles for much of the spring with Dominika Kanakova … The duo finished the season ranked No. 28, their highest billing of the year … Struggled in singles play during the spring while holding down the No. 1 position for nearly every match … Her top singles victory of the spring came against Ole Miss on Senior Day when she defeated then-No. 45 Caroline Rohde-Moe 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) to clinch the Gamecocks’ 4-0 win over the Rebels … The win also essentially guaranteed South Carolina a 19th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament … In the fall, Alawi reached the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships for the second straight year … Earned a hard fought three set victory against Caroline Price from North Carolina to advance to the quarters … Compiled a stellar doubles record for South Carolina, one of the best in over a decade … Her 27 wins marked the most for a Gamecock since the 2001-02 season … She and Dominika Kanakova compiled a 24-11 record together, making them the winningest duo for a single season since 2001-02 … Their two best wins of the season came against Auburn and Alabama … Versus the Tigers, they upended Plamena Kurteva and Pleun Burgmans 8-5 in helping Carolina down then-No. 18 Auburn … Kurteva and Burgmans finished the season ranked No. 19 … Also snagged an 8-6 victory from Mary Anne Macfarlane and Alexa Guarachi of Alabama, a duo that finished the season ranked No. 3 … Posted wins against duos that ended the season ranked Nos. 31, 41, 58 and 67 … Received an at-large bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship with Kanakova, becoming the first South Carolina duo to compete in the event since 2009 … Her 30 victories playing No. 1 doubles over a two-year span were the most by a Gamecock since Kathy Boyanovich and Jennifer Radman combined for 31 between the 2001 and 2002 spring campaigns … Graduated in May 2013 with her degree in political science and left to attend graduate school at Florida International University while serving as a graduate assistant for the Panthers’ women’s tennis team … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row. 2011-12 (JUNIOR): Made an immediate impact on the Gamecocks’ squad as a transfer … Earned All-SEC Second Team honors and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player … Became the second Gamecock in a row to pick up the ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch after Anya Morgina took home the award in 2011 … After beginning the fall unranked, Alawi opened the spring campaign rated No. 33 in the nation in singles, a career best, following an 11-2 fall record … Remained nationally ranked the entire spring and finished the year 95th … Held a national doubles ranking during the spring with Anya Morgina and Dijana Stojic … Ranked as high as No. 37 in doubles with Stojic and No. 52 with Morgina … End the season ranked No. 48 with Stojic … Signature doubles win of the season was an 8-3 victory with Stojic against Allie Will and Sophie Oyen of Florida on April 14, who were the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the nation at the time … Their win helped the Gamecocks take the doubles point from the Gators for the first time since 2002 … South Carolina and Stanford were the only teams to win doubles against the 2012 national champions … Clinched South Carolina’s 4-3 win against Clemson on Feb. 22 with a come-from-behind 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win against Beatrice Gumulya on court two to give the Gamecocks’ their first win over their instate rivals since 2006 … Led the team in singles victories with a 25-9 record … Tied for the team lead in individual doubles victories with a 22-12 mark … Played the entire spring at the No. 2 singles spot and all but two matches at No. 1 doubles … Was the singles co-runner-up at the Gamecocks’ first fall tournament, the Milwaukee Tennis Classic … She and Stojic were the doubles co-champions in Milwaukee … A finalist at the Furman Fall Classic in the second singles flight … Earned singles co-champion honors at the Wildcat Invitational in the A flight … A quarterfinalist at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll. 2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Chosen for the All-Big West Second Team in doubles with partner Rachel Manasse … The two went undefeated in Big West play and won a pair of matches in the Big West Tournament to help Long Beach State earn its eighth all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament … Reached the semifinals in singles at the CSF Fall Intercollegiate in October after winning her first three contests … Played the first six matches of the spring at No. 2 singles … After losing her opening match to Alison Ramos of Southern California, Alawi won her next three matches and lost just five games in six sets … Moved to No. 4 singles following LBSU’s match with Boston College on March 11 … Also played three contests at No. 5 singles down the stretch and had a 3-0 mark at the position … Had a strong year in doubles with Manasse, as the duo went 14-4 … The two played all but one match at No. 2 doubles and finished 13-4 on court two … As a whole, Alawi was 16-7 in dual matches playing doubles and posted a 20-13 record between the fall and spring to mark consecutive 20-win seasons in doubles. 2009-10 (FRESHMAN): The Big West Freshman of the Year and a first-team All-Big West selection in both singles and doubles with partner Rachel Manasse at Long Beach State … Went 4-6 over the fall before posting a 16-7 record in dual match play in singles … Ranked No. 125 in singles from March 30 to April 13 … Started off the dual season at No. 3 singles, going 4-1, then moved to No. 2, where she was 3-1, and finished the year at No. 1 singles with a 9-5 record at the position … Defeated two ranked opponents in singles during the season … Topped then-No. 70 Mary Weatherholt 7-5, 6-4 in a 5-2 win Nebraska and beat Cal Poly’s then-No. 85 Susie Matzenauer 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in a 5-2 win over the Mustangs … Missing a partner for the first fall tournament, Alawi entered a unique partnership with St. Mary’s Molly Aloia, as the two went 2-1 at the Cal Invitational … Went 19-9 with her regular partner, Rachel Manasse, to include a 5-1 record over the fall … Claimed the Fullerton Invitational flight A doubles title with a 4-0 record … In dual matches, she posted a 2-0 record at No. 2 doubles and was 12-8 at No. 1 doubles … Reached a high of No. 55 in the doubles rankings in February. HIGH SCHOOL: Winner of three International Tennis Federation junior singles titles and two doubles titles … Was ranked as high as No. 170 in the ITF … The top-ranked junior in Bulgaria … Winner of the Eddie Uerr U-16 Doubles Title … A member of the Bulgarian Fed Cur Team … Took seventh place in the European Summer Cups.

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2009-10* 20-13 4-6 16-7 9-5 3-1 4-1
2010-11* 16-14 6-5 10-9 1-0 5-5 1-4 3-0
2011-12 25-9 11-2 14-7 (6-5) 14-7 (6-5)
2012-13 15-22 9-7 6-15 (2-8) 6-14 (2-7) 0-1 (0-1)
Total 76-58 30-20 46-38 (8-13) 16-19 (2-7) 22-14 (6-6) 4-1 1-4 3-0

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2009-10* 21-11 7-2 14-9 12-9 2-0
2010-11* 20-13 4-6 16-7 14-6 2-1
2011-12 22-12 7-4 15-8 (5-6) 15-6 (5-4) 0-2 (0-2)
2012-13 27-12 11-7 16-5 (6-3) 15-5 (6-3) 1-0 (0-0)
Total 90-48 29-19 61-29 (11-9) 42-20 (11-7) 17-8 (1-2) 2-1

* At Long Beach State