After serving as the volunteer assistant coach for the Loyola Marymount women's tennis team two years ago, Amanda Ammerman begins her second season in the assistant coach position.
A two-time All-American, Ammerman began her collegiate playing career at the University of Florida from 1996-97. An All-American in singles, she advanced to the third round of the NCAA Singles Championships, losing to the eventual national champion, while also advancing to the second round in doubles. Ammerman achieved a final national ranking of No. 15 in singles and No. 20 in doubles. She concluded her year ranked No. 5 in both singles and doubles in the South Region while also garnering first team All-Southeastern Conference honors at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles.
Ammerman transferred to UCLA in 1997 where she played for two seasons. In her first season as a Bruin, she entered the preseason ranked No. 15 and climbed to No. 4 in the fall edition. Her accolades include being named the ITA National Player of the Month, winning the Rolex Southern California Regional and claiming the consolation title at the Riviera All-American Championships. She won 10 consecutive matches to register a 10-1 record in fall tournaments. In doubles, Ammerman entered the preseason ranked No. 23 and climbed up to the No. 12 spot.
In her second season at UCLA, Ammerman finished second on the team in victories with 26, ending the season 26-13 overall. Her 24-10 overall doubles record garnered her All-America honors for the second time in her career. She earned a First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic selection, along with honorable mention All-Pac-10 accolades. She reached the second round in both singles and doubles at the NCAA Championships. Ammerman finished the season ranked No. 43 in singles and No. 5 in doubles. In her final season at UCLA, Ammerman was team captain for the team, which made it to the NCAA quarterfinals before losing to eventual champs Stanford.
Ammerman entered college as the No. 1 ranked player in the USTA Girls 18s division for singles and doubles in 1995. A member of U.S. National Team from 1993-95, she played singles and doubles at the 1996 Wimbledon, the U.S., French and Italian Open juniors tournaments while winning the 1995 Easter Bowl Girls' 18 Championships. Ammerman finished the 1994 season ranked No. 10 in the ITF world junior rankings and as a singles finalist at the Canadian and Japan Open Junior Championships. She reached the semifinals of the 1993 French Open Junior Championships in singles, won the 1992 National Girls' 16 Championship singles title and was involved with the USTA Training Assistance Program in 1991-92 and 1996. Ammerman was named Athlete of the Year and High School All-American as a senior at Peninsula High School in Lomita, CA.
Born June 20, 1978, Amanda now resides in Marina Del Rey with her husband Ben. Ben is a former Lion who played on the men's basketball team and attended Loyola Law School. Ammerman is currently getting her masters in guidance and counseling at LMU.
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