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Melodie Collard

5'10''
Height
Junior
Class
Gatineau, Canada
Hometown
Tennis Outaouais Performance
High School
Melodie Collard - Women's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

2023 ITA Doubles All-American

2023-24
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  • Doubles finalist at the ITA All-American (partnering with Annabelle Xu), picking up three wins against teams ranked in the top 25
  • Consolation Doubles Finalist at the ITA Fall National Championships
  • Picked up a top-10 doubles win at Michigan, topping No. 8 Jaedan Brown and Kari Miller 6-2 with partner Elaine Chervinsky (2/3)
  • Earned ACC Doubles Team of the Week honors after the win against Brown and Miller (2/6)
  • Topped No. 11 Fiona Crawley and Carson Tanguilig of UNC in doubles in the 4-0 win during ITA Indoors (2/11), second top 15 doubles win of the season
  • Defeated No. 45 Thea Rabman of UNC 6-0, 6-0 (2/11)
  • Went 10-6 in singles and 11-9 in doubles in the fall
  • Advanced to the semifinals of the A2 singles bracket at the Fall Ranked Spotlight Tournament in Cary (9/16)
  • Ranked No. 46 in the ITA Preseason Doubles Rankings, moving up to No. 13 in the final fall rankings

2022-23

  • ITA All-American in doubles
  • NCAA Doubles Semifinalist with Julia Adams, becoming just the second UVA doubles team to advance to the semifinals in program history
  • Finished the year ranked No. 6 in doubles with Julia Adams
  • Earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Doubles Championship partnering with Julia Adams
  • Rose to a top-10 doubles ranking, coming in at No. 7, while partnering with Julia Adams (3/7)
  • Won her dual match debut, downing Stefaniia Mikhailova of Washington State on court six during ITA Kickoff Weekend (1/27)
  • Partnered with Julia Adams to take down the No. 3 doubles team of Fiona Crawley and Carson Tanguilig of UNC 6-3. Crawley and Tanguilig had been ranked as high as No. 1 in the doubles rankings earlier in the season (2/24)
  • VaSID First Team All-State in Doubles
  • ITA Scholar Athlete
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Summer 2022

  • Won a gold medal competing in the mixed team competition at the 2022 Canada Games. She and fellow Cavalier Annabelle Xu played on team Quebec (8/14)

2021-22 

  • Ranked No. 3 in the ITA Newcomer Top-10 rankings
  • Only competed in the fall
  • Picked up her first win over a ranked opponent at the Fall Ranked Spotlight Tournament in Cary, N.C., topping No 29 Ayana Akli of South Carolina (9/26)
  • Doubles Runner-Up at the ITA Atlantic Regional, partnering with Hibah Shaikh (10/25)
  • Runner-Up in the Consolation Doubles bracket at the ITA National Fall Championships, partnering with Hibah Shaikh (11/7)
  • Went 11-4 in doubles in the fall
  • Won the Pre-Qualifying Tournament for the WTA 1000 National Bank Open (formerly Rogers Cup) in Montreal, but fell in the first round of singles qualifying
  • Played in doubles main draw at the National Bank Open, partnering with fellow Canadian Carol Zhao, advancing to the Round of 16 after topping Beatrice Gumulya and Emily Webley-Smith 6-2, 6-3 in the opening round

JUNIORS AND HIGH SCHOOL

  • Career-high ITF junior ranking of No. 17
  • Won the doubles title at the 2019 Challenger Banque Nationale de Saguenay in the doubles draw partnering with Leylah Annie Fernandez (currently ranked #69 in the WTA singles ranking)
  • Competed in three 2021 ITF World Tennis Tour tournaments in Antalya, Turkey, including a quarterfinal run the last week of March
  • Four ITF junior singles and five doubles titles
  • Singles runner-up at both the 2019 Coffee Bowl in San Jose, Costa Rica and the 2019 Grade 1 Juniors tournament in Merida, Mexico
  • 2019 Junior French Open, 2019 Junior U.S. Open and 2020 Junior Australian Open singles, twice advancing past the first round
  • 2019 Junior US Open doubles semifinalist
  • Represented Canada as a member of the 2019 Junior Fed Cup team

PERSONAL

  • Majoring in kinesiology

CAREER STATS

SINGLES DOUBLES
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
2021-22 5-8 0-0 0-0 11-4 0-0 0-0
2022-23 20-11 11-7 7-5 28-10 21-4 11-2
Career 25-19 11-7 7-5 39-14 21-4 11-2