2014 ITA All-American Doubles 2014 ITA All-Academic Team Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection (Fall 2013)
2013-14 (Freshman): Enjoyed most successful season of any BU player...Earned ITA All-American doubles honors by advancing to NCAA quarterfinals with partner Victoria Kisialeva...Went 34-5 in singles action overall, including 24-2 mark in dual-match play...Was 35-7 in doubles action overall with three different partners...Teamed with Kisialeva to produce 21-6 record and 10-3 mark in dual-match play...Ended season ranked No. 22...Had not played with Kisialeva since March 19, before winning opening two matches of NCAA Championship to reach quarterfinals...Beat No. 9 Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips of UCLA in opening round, 6-3, 6-3, before downing No. 27 Belinda Woolcock and Sofie Oyen of Florida, 4-6,6-4, 6-2...Fell 6-3, 6-1 to No. 2 Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase of Georgia to end season...Spent latter part of season playing No. 3 doubles with Alex Clay as duo was 13-1 and 10-1 at No. 3 spot...Majority of singles matches came at No. 4 and 5 singles positions with a 22-2 record...Won season's final five decisions...Only losses in dual-match play were to No. 27 Sofie Oyen of Florida and Mia Lancaster of Oklahoma...Reached season high rank of No. 103 on March 27 and was No. 109 at end of season in singles...Provided clinching point in 4-3 victory at No. 20 Texas (April 18) with 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5) victory over Neda Koprcina to help BU complete undefeated Big 12 regular season and claim outright league title...Posted 7-1 record in Big 12 play to earn share of No. 4 singles position title...Tallied deciding point in 4-1 triumph over No. 25 Oklahoma State in Big 12 Championship finale with 6-2, 7-6(3) win over Katarina Adamovic...Had breakout fall season, going 10-3 in three tournaments...Won consolation final at Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational with five straight wins, after opening career with loss...Went 2-1 at USTA/ITA Texas Regional, dropping round of 32 match to No. 10 Breaunna Addison of Texas...Closed fall with 3-1 mark at Jack Kramer Club Invite...Produced 10-2 record in doubles action, including 9-2 mark with Kisialeva...Teamed with Kisialeva to win doubles title at season-opening Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational...Reached semifinals of USTA/ITA Regional Championships...Made quarterfinals at Jack Kramer tournament...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
Prep/Juniors: Played for Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas...Won the girls singles in the TAPPS 4A State Championship leading her team to a third-place overall finish...Played in the U.S. Open Junior Championship and won a pair of tournaments in doubles and made three quarterfinals in singles.
Personal: Full name is Sydney Blair Shankle...Born August 14, 1994 in San Antonio, Texas...Daughter of Jimmy and Terri Shankle...Majoring in business.