Women's Tennis Adds Pair for Fall
The LMU women's tennis program added two more standout athletes for next year.
July 14, 2014
The LMU women's tennis program has added two more standout athletes for the fall, it was announced by 40th-year head coach Jamie Sanchez. Anna Romeka (Stevenson School) and Audrey Marquard (IMG Academy) join Andrea Crespo (Valencia, Spain) as the latest additions to the program.
Romeka, a 5'7" native of Monterey, Calif., went undefeated during the regular season in high schools singles over the course of the 2013 season, finishing as a CIF Central Coast Section singles semi-finalist. A NorCal Girl's 16's top-10 player, she finishing as a USTA sectional 16's finalist in 2011. Equally as developed as a doubles player, she won a level three national in 2013 after reaching the CCS doubles final with current Lion teammate Logan Finnell as a freshman. Romeka also won a 2012 California Open event playing in the doubles bracket. A true student-athlete, she was named to the Academic Honor Roll in all four years of high school while carrying a 3.8 GPA.
Marquard, who has been playing competitive tennis since she was 11, trained at IMG Academy (Sarasota, Fla.) in tennis and physical fitness 4-5 times a week prior to choosing to play for the Lions this fall. The IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis program provides a solid foundation for the pursuit of success, pairing elite academics with world-class tennis instruction and athletic training. The IMG Academy has established itself as a premier school for preparing student-athletes for their next step in life.
The 6'l" native of Bradenton, Fla. was the College Format spring 2010 winner at IMG before finishing as the runner-up in the same format in the fall of 2011. Training under Coach Ferdinand Redelijk of Holland, Marquard won the 2010 April Showers Challenge Girls' 14 singles title at the Fort Gatlin Tennis Center and reached the finals of the Lake Cane Tennis Center 2010 Junior Summer Slam Local Girls' 14 singles tournament. The talented incoming freshman has played tennis all over the world, including Switzerland, Mexico, France and Nevis, while also training with WTA player Jennifer Zerbone from France and past ATP player Marc Walder from Switzerland.