|Country (sports) United States|
College University of Florida
Career record 172–131
Name Nicole Arendt
Height 1.77 m
Turned pro 1991
Prize money US$ 1,642,964
Career titles 0
Role Tennis player
Weight 68 kg
Education University of Florida
|Born August 26, 1969 (age 46)
Somerville, New Jersey (1969-08-26) |
Residence Gainesville, Florida, United States
FULL VERSION Seles vs Arendt 1991 US Open (English & German Language)
Nicole J. Arendt (born August 26, 1969) is an American retired professional tennis player. Arendt won sixteen doubles titles in her career. The left-hander reached her highest singles ranking on the WTA Tour on June 16, 1997, when she was ranked forty-ninth in the world. Arendt reached her career-high doubles ranking of No. 3 in the world on August 25, 1997.
Arendt was born in Somerville, New Jersey. She attended the Hun School of Princeton for her high school education.
Arendt received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Andy Brandi's Florida Gators women's tennis team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1988 to 1991. She was a key member of the Gators' NCAA national championship runners-up teams in 1988 and 1990, and received eight All-American honors during her college career.
She turned professional in 1991. Arendt's best Grand Slam doubles result was reaching the finals of the 1997 Wimbledon Championships, partnering with Manon Bollegraf. She and her mixed doubles partner, Luke Jensen, were also the runners-up in the 1996 Australian Open and 1996 French Open. Her highest world doubles ranking was No. 3 on August 25, 1997.
Arendt was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001; she graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in public relations in 2003.