THIS SEASON: Lindsey Nelson enters her fourth and final season at USC... Competed in only two singles matches and went 3-1 in doubles with Maria Sanchez during the fall due to injury.
2007: Lindsey Nelson earned her second straight honor as a Honda Award Finalist, the only Trojan to have been named a finalist twice... Reached the NCAA Singles Final for second consecutive year... Won the Pac-10 Singles Championship... Named Pac-10 Player of the Year... Ended season ranked No. 3 in the nation with a 31-8 overall singles record... Went 14-6 in dual match play, playing almost exclusively at the No. 1 position... An ITA All-American... Went 17-14 overall in doubles play, going 7-10 at the No. 1 dual match slot with Julie Smekodub, and 2-1 at No. 3 with Sarah Fansler... Named an ITA College All-Star... Ranked No. 8 in the ITA preseason singles rankings and No. 17 with Dianne Matias in doubles... Went 2-1 in singles during the fall and 3-1 in doubles with Matias.
2006: Nelson was a 2005-06 Honda Award Finalist after becoming just the second USC player in history to reach the NCAA Singles final... Finished the year ranked No. 9 with a 25-9 overall singles record and was 12-6 in dual matches, playing entirely at the No. 1 position... Missed part of Pac-10 play due to pneumonia... Reached Pac-10 Tournament singles semifinals... Jumped 35 spots over two ranking periods to rank No. 18 entering the NCAA Tournament... Named to All-Pac-10 First Team and an ITA All-American... Competed in NCAA Doubles with Luana Magnani, reaching the Round of 16 to finish 23-8 with Magnani and rank No. 18... Received Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention... Named to USTA Summer Collegiate Team along with USC teammate Amanda Fink... Went 4-0 in the fall, sidelined for part of the season with an ankle injury... In her only tournament of the fall season, won the Fall Desert Classic... Enters the season ranked No. 9 in the preseason singles poll and No. 43 in doubles with Dianne Matias.
2005: Nelson primarily played at the No. 2 position... Finished the season ranked No. 16 in the final ITA singles poll and No. 42 and No. 44 in the final ITA doubles poll with respective partners Carine Vermeulen and Anca Anastasiu... Earned ITA All-America honors in singles... Named to the All-Pac-10 First Team... Went 35-8 overall in singles, 19-1 in dual matches and 7-1 in Pac-10 play... Put together a 17-match win streak in January through April... Runner-up at the ITA Regional Championships... Defeated No. 12 Alice Barnes of Stanford to advance to the semifinals at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships before falling to No. 13 Dea Sumantri of Washington... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Championship, fell to No. 22 Alice Barnes... Reached the NCAA Singles Round of 16 where she fell to No. 67 Marianna Yuferova of VCU... Defeated all of her opponents in the NCAA Tournament to help the Women of Troy reach the quarterfinals... Played doubles primarily with Anastasiu at the No. 2 position... The pair compiled a 12-3 overall record and went undefeated for 12 straight matches before losing on May 14 to No. 27 Coladillo/Pooler of Arizona State... Paired up with Vermeulen in the No. 1 (1-2) and No. 2 (3-0) positions to compile an overall record of 8-4... Had significant wins over No.1 Hollands/Mlakar of Arizona and No. 21 Callillo/Pooler of Arizona State... In the ITA Regional Championships, reached the semifinals before losing to Pilecka/Burkett of Arizona State... Advanced to the doubles quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Championships... Also paired up with Taylynn Snyder (0-1) and Dianne Matias (3-2).
HIGH SCHOOL: Nelson is a 2004 graduate of Villa Park (Calif.) High... A four-year letterwinner who played at No. 1 singles and doubles... Led her team to four Century League team titles and won four Century League individual singles titles... Became the first Orange County player to reach the CIF Southern Section singles finals three times... Named the 2003 Orange County Register Player of the Year and named to the 2001 and 2002 Orange County Register All-County first team... A three-time Los Angeles Times All-Star first team selection (2001, 2002, 2003)... On the junior circuit, she was ranked as high as No. 1 regionally (SCTA) in G18s in 2001, and as high as No. 3 nationally (USTA) in 2002 in G16s according to the USTA... Won singles championships at the 2002 California Bowl, 2002 Prince Doubles Grand Prix Masters, 2002 Ysmasaki and 2001 Los Caballos... Advanced to the singles semifinals of the 2003 California Bowl and the doubles finals at the 2003 Super National Hard Courts.
PERSONAL: Lindsey Nelson was born on Nov. 18, 1985, in Riverside, Calif. ... The daughter of Mike and Tanis Nelson, she has one older sister, Tara Uziel... Her father played collegiate tennis at Oregon State and spent time on the professional circuit... Lists Monica Seles as her biggest sports hero... Is majoring in theater... Would like to play professionally after graduation or work for a major fashion designer.
NELSON'S CAREER STATISTICS S - Overall S - Duals D - Overall D - Duals Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. 2005 35 8 .814 19 1 .950 23 10 .697 17 6 .739 2006 25 9 .735 12 6 .667 24 9 .727 15 5 .750 2007 31 8 .795 14 6 .700 17 14 .548 11 11 .500 TOTALS 91 25 .784 45 13 .776 64 33 .660 43 22 .662