Feriel Esseghir
Feriel Esseghir

Player Profile

Algiers, Algeria

High School:
Brickhouse Academy



Fall 2003 --Did not see any action.

2002-03 -- Sat out most of the season due to injury ... Played in her first dual match on April 5 against Stanford ... Posted a 4-3 overall singles record ...Went 2-0 in NCAA Tournament matches ...Defeated No. 35 Erin Burdette of Stanford, 6-4, 2-6, (11-9) in a dual match on April 18 ...Teamed with Jackie Carleton to go 6-3 in doubles action.

High School/Juniors --Attended Saddlebrook Prep for three years ...Enrolled at the Brickhouse Academy in Sarasota, Fla. for her senior year ...Ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles in Algeria ...Ranked top-40 in singles and top-20 in doubles in the ITF Junior Rankings ...Reached the round of 16 at the French Open in 2001 ...Also competed in the Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships ...Represented Algeria at the Connolly Continental Cup in 2001 ...Doubles finalist at the Asuncion Bowl in 2001 ...Has also competed in a number of tournaments on the WTA Tour ...Advanced through qualifying and into the main draw finals at the Midlothian USTA Challenger in 2001 ...Represented her country at the African Championships in 2000, reaching the singles final ...Also participated on the Algerian Fed Cup Team in 2000 ...Ranked as high as No. 380 in singles on the WTA Tour.

Personal -- Full name is Feriel Esseghir ...Born Oct. 29, 1983 in Algiers, Algeria ...Parents are Aicha and Belaid Esseghir ...Has one brother, Mohamed and two sisters, Faiza and Mounira ...Plans to pursue a professional tennis career ...Physiological sciences major.