Nevada Apollo
Nevada  Apollo

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Nevada Connections Academy

Experience:
2L


08/11/2017

Ketels, Apollo Make ITA National Summer Championships

Two women’s tennis players to compete for college tennis’ summer national title

06/07/2017

Zags Ranked Fifth in Northwest Region

Two singles players, one doubles pair also regionally ranked by ITA

04/29/2017

WTEN Season Ends in WCC Finals

Two Zags, one pair named to All-WCC Championships squad

04/28/2017

Zags Sweep into First WCC Title Match

A 4-0 win over BYU puts Zags one win from NCAA berth

04/27/2017

Second-Seeded Zags Up for Challenge at WCCs

GU begins WCC Champs in semifinal round on Friday

04/14/2017

WTEN vs. Saint Mary's April 14

Photos from Friday, April 14's women's tennis match versus Saint Mary's.

02/24/2017

Women's Tennis vs. Montana Feb. 24

Photos from the Zags' win over Montana inside The Stevens Center

02/20/2017

Women's Tennis vs. Idaho Feb. 17

Scenes from the Bulldogs' 4-3 comeback win against the Vandals on Friday, Feb. 17 at The Stevens Center.

11/12/2016

Gonzaga Invitational Day 2

Photos from day two of play at the Gonzaga Invitational November 12.

11/11/2016

Gonzaga Invitational Day 1

Scenes from the first day of competition at the Gonzaga Invitational November 11, 2016.

2016-17: First Team All-WCC -- Singles...All-WCC Honorable Mention -- Doubles. Singles: Led team with 22-6 overall record in singles play, going 13-3 in duals...reached two bracket finals during fall season, winning title at Bulldog Invite Nov. 4-6...undefeated at Gonzaga Invitational Nov. 11-13...10-3 at No. 1 singles during spring, 3-0 at No. 2...won first three matches of dual season at No. 2 singles ...played first career No. 1 singles match Feb. 17 versus Idaho...beat Hawaii's Cindy Nguyen in three sets for victory over No. 105-ranked player in the nation...5-0 in WCC play, all atop singles lineup...won WCC Singles Player of the Week on Feb. 14 and April 18...dominated Saint Mary's' Jana McCord 6-0, 6-1 to pace Zags to first win over SMC in 16 years April 14...led No. 12 Luisa Stefani by a set twice when matches were stopped...claimed 6-2, 6-2 victory versus BYU in WCC Championships semifinals. Doubles: 11-14 overall in doubles play, 5-9 during dual play...with Alex Bourguignon, claimed first-round victory at USTA/ITA Northwest Regionals Oct. 21; went 2-1 at tournament...2-2 at No. 2 doubles to begin season...with Domonique Garley, won first match at No. 1 doubles against Montana's Sulz and Orfanos 6-1...also downed Utah State's Octave/O'Meara 6-3 Feb. 26...earned WCC Doubles Pair of the Week Feb. 28...on March 16, swept past Fresno State's Lawson/Wilson 6-1...led two WCC matches when doubles competition was halted.

2015-16: Singles: 21-10 overall, 11-5 in duals…went 3-1 at Cougar Classic Sept. 11-13, including win over WSU’s Lize Leenknecht…two wins over WCC foes at Saint Mary’s Fall Invitational Oct. 9-11…reached Blue flight semifinal at Bulldog Invitational Nov. 6-8...first dual win came Jan. 29 vs. Montana at No. 3 singles…won seven consecutive singles matches from Jan. 29 to March 9, six of those in two sets…clinched Jan. 31 match against Nevada with tight two-setter vs. Adriana Gergelyova…3-1 in WCC play with wins over BYU, San Francisco, and Santa Clara, all at No. 3 singles…also led vs. San Diego, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, and Portland when play was halted. Doubles: 8-8 overall…won first collegiate doubles match 6-4 with Melanie Yates over Stuijt/Orfanos of Montana Sept. 11…went 2-1 with Alex Bourguignon at ITA Northwest Regionals with Alex Bourguignon, including an 8-7 (5) win over pair from host Stanford…reached semifinals of Bulldog Invitational with Graciela Rosas, posting wins over Montana State, Eastern Washington, and Montana…with Rosas, played in two dual matches, including season opener Jan. 16 at Utah State.

High School: Graduated from Nevada Connections Academy in Las Vegas while attending Advantage Tennis Academy in Irvine, Calif. …spent one year at La Jolla High School in La Jolla, Calif., as well, playing in the top half of the lineup for La Jolla…helped the school to a CIF championship while going undefeated all season…made the Honor Roll during all four years of high school.

Other Experience: Played in UTSA Junior tournament for 11 years, taking second at Summer Sectionals in 2013…earned bronze medal at the National Open in 2014, and took second in doubles play at the Summer Azuza ITA in 2015…has competed in intersectional, all four super-nationals, and other international tournaments…finished high school career as the No. 1 recruit from Nevada.

Personal: Parents are Michelle and Stuart…has three siblings; Aimee, Lance, and Matthew…received her name after being born on Halloween, which is also Nevada Day…chose Gonzaga because “I wanted a school that had a balance of academics and tennis and had a great community feel. When I visited Gonzaga, I felt it was the perfect fit for me and thought it was really special that they not only focused on the individual on the court, but off it as well. Also, many family members currently live in Spokane, making Gonzaga a very familiar place for me.”

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