Amanda Basica
Amanda Basica

Player Profile

Lomita, CA

High School:
Peninsula HS

Last College:
Univ. of Florida



Overview - Two-time All-American ... Smart player ... Uses the court well and mixes up shots ... Great ground strokes ... Hits a heavy ball ... Solid backhand ... Expected to play among the top-three singles and top-two doubles positions. Fall 1999 - Debuted at No. 29 in singles and No. 2 in doubles (w/Cooper) in the ITA preseason rankings ... Saw limited action due to various injuries, playing only two singles and doubles matches.

1998-99 - Returned from a shoulder injury which kept her out of the lineup during all of UCLA's dual matches in 1998 ... Finished second on the team in victories with 26, ending the season 26-13 overall ... Owned a 24-10 overall doubles mark, earning All-America honors ... Posted a 5-2 singles record in fall action ... First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Also earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 accolades ... Reached the semifinals of the ITA Regionals, losing to teammate No. 21 Cristina Popescu ... Won the doubles draw with Annica Cooper ... Owned a perfect 5-0 fall doubles mark ... Saw a majority of her action at No. 2 singles in dual match play, going 12-5 ... Also went 5-3 at the No. 3 slot for a 17-8 dual match record ... Posted two dual match victories over No. 4 Teryn Ashley of Stanford ... Reached the second round in both singles and doubles at the NCAA Championships ... In singles, defeated Central Florida's Maria Widyadharma 6-3, 6-2 before falling to Florida's Whitney Laiho 7-5, 6-3 ... Teamed with Cooper at the NCAAs, losing to Duke's Goldstein/Webb 6-1, 6-2 ... Finished the season ranked No. 43 in singles and No. 5 in doubles.

1997-98 - Projected to play in the No. 1 slot in her first season at UCLA, however suffered a shoulder injury in December which caused her to miss the entire dual match season ... Made her UCLA dual match debut at No. 5 with a victory in the NCAA Regional against Marquette ... Also played, but did not complete her match, in the No. 5 slot during the first round of the NCAA Team Championships ... Enjoyed an impressive fall in singles and doubles ... Entered the preseason ranked No. 15 and climbed to No. 4 in fall edition ... Named the ITA National Player of the Month for November ... Won the Rolex So. Calif. Regional ... Claimed the consolation title at the Riviera All-American Championships ... Won 10 consecutive matches to register a 10-1 record in fall tournaments ... One of those matches was a straight-set victory over No. 2 Vicky Maes of Arizona in the ITA Regional semifinal ... In doubles, entered the preseason ranked No. 23 with Cristina Popescu and climbed to No. 12 with Annica Cooper in fall edition ... Won five consecutive matches to claim the Rolex So. Calif. Regional with Cooper ... Defeated then-No. 14-ranked team of Lawrence/Csapo of Pepperdine to claim Regional title.

1996-97 (at Florida) - All-American in singles ... Advanced to the third round of the NCAA Singles Championships losing to eventual national champion Lilia Osterloh of Stanford ... Reached the second round in doubles ... Achieved final national ranking of No. 15 in singles and No. 20 in doubles ... Named the ITA South Region Rookie of the Year ... Concluded year ranked No. 5 in both singles and doubles in the South Region ... Garnered first team All-Southeastern Conference honors at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles ... Recorded a 40-10 overall singles record, including a 26-5 mark in dual matches ... Logged an 8-3 record at No. 1 singles and went 11-2 at the No. 2 slot ... Compiled a 17-8 record versus ranked opponents ... Received a wild card entry to the Rolex Indoor Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals before losing to No. 7 Katie Schlukebir of Stanford ... Won 18 consecutive singles matches from March 2 through April 19 ... Teamed with fellow rookie Traci Green for a 20-2 dual match record, including a 14-2 mark in the No. 2 position ... Duo went 4-1 against ranked opponents, including an 8-4 upset over then-No. 2 Moros/Taylor from Texas ... Finished with an overall doubles record of 27-6 ... Reached the semifinals of the SEC Coaches Fall Classic ... Won the consolation bracket of the Gator Fall Classic ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rolex South Regional ... Teamed with fellow freshman M.C. White during fall doubles ... Doubles finalist at Gator Classic and semifinalist at Rolex Regional.

High School / Juniors - Entered college as the No. 1 ranked player in the USTA Girls 18s division for singles and doubles in 1995 ... Member of U.S. National Team from 1993-95 ... Played singles and doubles at the 1996 Wimbledon, U.S., French and Italian Open juniors tournaments ... Won the 1995 Easter Bowl Girls' 18 Championships ... Finished 1994 season ranked No. 10 in the ITF world junior rankings ... Singles finalist at 1994 Canadian and Japan Open junior championships ... Reached semifinals of the 1993 French Open junior championships in singles before losing to eventual champion and current world No. 1 Martina Hingis 6-4 in the third set ... Won the 1992 National Girls' 16 Championship singles title ... Involved with the USTA Training Assistance Program in 1991-92 and 1996 ... Named Athlete of the Year and High School All-American her senior year.

Personal - Full name is Amanda R. Basica ... Born June 20, 1978 ... Parents are Val and Becky Basica ... Sister Amber played tennis at USC ... Began playing tennis at the age of six at the Jack Kramer Club ... Enjoys skiing, shopping, reading and going to movies.