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 Alex Leatu
Alex Leatu
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

High School:
Keystone National

Last College:
Vanderbilt

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:
08/12/1992

Experience:
1L

• Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

Fall 2013 (Senior): Played only three singles matches due to injury...Was 2-1, reaching round of 32 at ITA Texas Regional...Produced 4-2 mark in doubles with partner Makenzie Craft...Advanced to consolation finals of ITA Texas Regional with four straight wins...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2012-13 (Junior): Finished season with 14-16 record overall and 12-15 mark in dual-match play...Competed mainly at No. 5 and 6 spots in lineup...Produced three-set win vs. Lina Padegimaite of Texas, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 to help BU earn come-from-behind 4-3 win...Went 13-16 in doubles with six different partners...Was 6-8 with Kiah Generette, including win over No. 82 Mia Lancaster and Emma Devine of Oklahoma...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2011-12 (Sophomore - Vanderbilt): Closed out the season with a 12-8 overall record...Earned an 11-7 record in dual-match play and 1-1 in tournament play...Went 5-3 in her last 8 matches, with a 3-3 mark in SEC play...Was 2-0 and 6-2 at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions...Ranked at No. 85 alongside doubles partner Jackie Wu, and at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions earned a 4-5 and 3-3 record...Longest win streak of the season was six matches before falling to Northwestern's Belinda Niu...Clinched a match against Auburn in March to give the Commodores their fourth SEC win...Defeated Texas' Big 12 No. 4 singles champion Cierra Gaytan-Leach in January...Selected as the 2011 Rosemary Fri Award recipient by UTSA Colorado.

2010-11 (Freshman - Vanderbilt): Named the ITA Ohio Valley Region Player to Watch after posting an 18-16 record in her freshman year...Finished the year ranked No. 73 in singles and No. 41 in doubles with Rachael Dillon...Went 11-13 in dual matches, with a 5-6 mark in SEC play...Named to the All-SEC Second Team after playing the majority of the spring at the No. 1 singles and doubles positions...Clinched three wins for the Commodores this spring...Topped Alabama's Mary Anne Macfarlane twice this season, including in the SEC Tournament to advance Vanderbilt to the semifinals...Won her first seven matches in the fall before falling to teammate Chelsea Preeg in the finals of the June Stewart Invitational.

Prep/Juniors: Colorado's top-ranked player since the age of 14...Ranked as high as No. 11 in the USTA National rankings in the Girls 18 division in 2010...Advanced to the championship of the ITA Girls 12-18 Great Pumpkin Sectional in Las Vegas, Nev....Placed third at the St. Louis National Open in November 2009...Nominated for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars based on outstanding achievement at Keystone National High School.

Personal: Jennifer Alexandra Leatu...Born August 12, 1992...Parents are Valentin and Adela Leatu...Majoring in Communications...Hobbies include fashion, styling, design and writing...Father was on the Romanian national bobsled team...Mother was a Romanian national champion in rhythmic gymnastics.

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