Jaklin Alawi
Jaklin Alawi

Hometown:
Sofia, Bulgaria

High School:
Vladamir Stoichev

Last College:
Long Beach State

Height:
5-8

Experience:
2L

Plays:
Right


2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2012-13 (SENIOR): Picked for All-SEC Second Team honors for the second year in a row ... Maintained a national ranking in singles the entire season, ascending as high as No. 34 while finishing 96th in the final ITA poll ... Ranked nationally in doubles for much of the spring with Dominika Kanakova ... The duo finished the season ranked No. 28, their highest billing of the year ... Struggled in singles play during the spring while holding down the No. 1 position for nearly every match ... Her top singles victory of the spring came against Ole Miss on Senior Day when she defeated then-No. 45 Caroline Rohde-Moe 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) to clinch the Gamecocks' 4-0 win over the Rebels ... The win also essentially guaranteed South Carolina a 19th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament ... In the fall, Alawi reached the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships for the second straight year ... Earned a hard fought three set victory against Caroline Price from North Carolina to advance to the quarters ... Compiled a stellar doubles record for South Carolina, one of the best in over a decade ... Her 27 wins marked the most for a Gamecock since the 2001-02 season ... She and Dominika Kanakova compiled a 24-11 record together, making them the winningest duo for a single season since 2001-02 ... Their two best wins of the season came against Auburn and Alabama ... Versus the Tigers, they upended Plamena Kurteva and Pleun Burgmans 8-5 in helping Carolina down then-No. 18 Auburn ... Kurteva and Burgmans finished the season ranked No. 19 ... Also snagged an 8-6 victory from Mary Anne Macfarlane and Alexa Guarachi of Alabama, a duo that finished the season ranked No. 3 ... Posted wins against duos that ended the season ranked Nos. 31, 41, 58 and 67 ... Received an at-large bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship with Kanakova, becoming the first South Carolina duo to compete in the event since 2009 ... Her 30 victories playing No. 1 doubles over a two-year span were the most by a Gamecock since Kathy Boyanovich and Jennifer Radman combined for 31 between the 2001 and 2002 spring campaigns ... Graduated in May 2013 with her degree in political science and left to attend graduate school at Florida International University while serving as a graduate assistant for the Panthers' women's tennis team ... Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row.

2011-12 (JUNIOR): Made an immediate impact on the Gamecocks' squad as a transfer ... Earned All-SEC Second Team honors and was named the team's Most Valuable Player ... Became the second Gamecock in a row to pick up the ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch after Anya Morgina took home the award in 2011 ... After beginning the fall unranked, Alawi opened the spring campaign rated No. 33 in the nation in singles, a career best, following an 11-2 fall record ... Remained nationally ranked the entire spring and finished the year 95th ... Held a national doubles ranking during the spring with Anya Morgina and Dijana Stojic ... Ranked as high as No. 37 in doubles with Stojic and No. 52 with Morgina ... End the season ranked No. 48 with Stojic ... Signature doubles win of the season was an 8-3 victory with Stojic against Allie Will and Sophie Oyen of Florida on April 14, who were the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the nation at the time ... Their win helped the Gamecocks take the doubles point from the Gators for the first time since 2002 ... South Carolina and Stanford were the only teams to win doubles against the 2012 national champions ... Clinched South Carolina's 4-3 win against Clemson on Feb. 22 with a come-from-behind 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win against Beatrice Gumulya on court two to give the Gamecocks' their first win over their instate rivals since 2006 ... Led the team in singles victories with a 25-9 record ... Tied for the team lead in individual doubles victories with a 22-12 mark ... Played the entire spring at the No. 2 singles spot and all but two matches at No. 1 doubles ... Was the singles co-runner-up at the Gamecocks' first fall tournament, the Milwaukee Tennis Classic ... She and Stojic were the doubles co-champions in Milwaukee ... A finalist at the Furman Fall Classic in the second singles flight ... Earned singles co-champion honors at the Wildcat Invitational in the A flight ... A quarterfinalist at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships ... Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Chosen for the All-Big West Second Team in doubles with partner Rachel Manasse ... The two went undefeated in Big West play and won a pair of matches in the Big West Tournament to help Long Beach State earn its eighth all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament ... Reached the semifinals in singles at the CSF Fall Intercollegiate in October after winning her first three contests ... Played the first six matches of the spring at No. 2 singles ... After losing her opening match to Alison Ramos of Southern California, Alawi won her next three matches and lost just five games in six sets ... Moved to No. 4 singles following LBSU's match with Boston College on March 11 ... Also played three contests at No. 5 singles down the stretch and had a 3-0 mark at the position ... Had a strong year in doubles with Manasse, as the duo went 14-4 ... The two played all but one match at No. 2 doubles and finished 13-4 on court two ... As a whole, Alawi was 16-7 in dual matches playing doubles and posted a 20-13 record between the fall and spring to mark consecutive 20-win seasons in doubles.

2009-10 (FRESHMAN): The Big West Freshman of the Year and a first-team All-Big West selection in both singles and doubles with partner Rachel Manasse at Long Beach State ... Went 4-6 over the fall before posting a 16-7 record in dual match play in singles ... Ranked No. 125 in singles from March 30 to April 13 ... Started off the dual season at No. 3 singles, going 4-1, then moved to No. 2, where she was 3-1, and finished the year at No. 1 singles with a 9-5 record at the position ... Defeated two ranked opponents in singles during the season ... Topped then-No. 70 Mary Weatherholt 7-5, 6-4 in a 5-2 win Nebraska and beat Cal Poly's then-No. 85 Susie Matzenauer 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in a 5-2 win over the Mustangs ... Missing a partner for the first fall tournament, Alawi entered a unique partnership with St. Mary's Molly Aloia, as the two went 2-1 at the Cal Invitational ... Went 19-9 with her regular partner, Rachel Manasse, to include a 5-1 record over the fall ... Claimed the Fullerton Invitational flight A doubles title with a 4-0 record ... In dual matches, she posted a 2-0 record at No. 2 doubles and was 12-8 at No. 1 doubles ... Reached a high of No. 55 in the doubles rankings in February.

HIGH SCHOOL: Winner of three International Tennis Federation junior singles titles and two doubles titles ... Was ranked as high as No. 170 in the ITF ... The top-ranked junior in Bulgaria ... Winner of the Eddie Uerr U-16 Doubles Title ... A member of the Bulgarian Fed Cur Team ... Took seventh place in the European Summer Cups.

CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2009-10* 20-13 4-6 16-7 9-5 3-1 4-1 -- -- --
2010-11* 16-14 6-5 10-9 1-0 5-5 -- 1-4 3-0 --
2011-12 25-9 11-2 14-7 (6-5) -- 14-7 (6-5) -- -- -- --
2012-13 15-22 9-7 6-15 (2-8) 6-14 (2-7) 0-1 (0-1) -- -- -- --
Total 76-58 30-20 46-38 (8-13) 16-19 (2-7) 22-14 (6-6) 4-1 1-4 3-0 --

CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2009-10* 21-11 7-2 14-9 12-9 2-0 --
2010-11* 20-13 4-6 16-7 -- 14-6 2-1
2011-12 22-12 7-4 15-8 (5-6) 15-6 (5-4) 0-2 (0-2) --
2012-13 27-12 11-7 16-5 (6-3) 15-5 (6-3) 1-0 (0-0) --
Total 90-48 29-19 61-29 (11-9) 42-20 (11-7) 17-8 (1-2) 2-1

* At Long Beach State

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