Laura Ganzer
Laura Ganzer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Schwalbach, Germany

High School:
Wolfgang Ernst Gymnasium

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
06/15/1984

Experience:
3L

Plays:
Right


2005-06 (JUNIOR): Began the fall ranked 107th in singles ... Finished the fall with a 5-4 record in singles and went 3-6 in doubles ... Reached the semifinals of the USTA collegiate event she played in New York ... Started out slow by losing the first two matches of the fall before going on to win five of her final seven ... Her overall record for singles was 11-9 and she was 5-4 in dual matches with most of her playing time coming at four singles ... Was 10-12 playing doubles and 7-4 in dual matches ... Defeated then-No. 100 Rebecca Rankin of Arizona State at a spring tournament in Las Vegas ... Picked up a key victory over Clemson's Carol Salge at the No. 4 slot by scores of 7-5, 6-3 to help USC defeat the Tigers despite losing the doubles point ... Ganzer's season came to an abrupt end against Georgia on March 10 ... She defeated nationally-ranked Carolina Basu 6-0 in the first set and with the match tied 4-4 in the second, Ganzer charged the net for a short ball and severely sprained her ankle in the process ... Returned to play doubles with Miranda Gutierrez against LSU and Arkansas on March 24 and 26 ... Despite winning both matches at the No. 3 position, Ganzer opted to stay out for the remainder of the season to let her ankle fully heal ... Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third season in a row ... Was also a member of the Dean's List for the fall and spring semesters ... One of two Gamecocks named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

2004-05 (SOPHOMORE): Went 18-9 on the season and finished 15-13 in doubles ... Won her draw at the Southern Intercollegiate with four victories against opponents from Wofford, College of Charleston, Furman and East Tennessee State ... Held a 7-3 singles record after the fall ... Won 12 out of 13 matches during one stretch between the fall and spring ... Won her singles match in USC's first six dual matches of the season, four of which came at the No. 2 position ... Entered the singles rankings for the first time in her career March 22 at 91st ... Defeated ranked foes Elizabeth Exon of Michigan and Sarah Foster from Kentucky during the spring ... Played the majority of her matches at the No. 3 slot where she went 5-4 ... At the second spot, Ganzer was 4-1 with three of the four wins coming in straight sets ... Injuries forced her to miss a month of play in the spring ... Teamed with Fallon Koon and Danielle Wiggins for doubles in dual contests ... Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... A Dean's List honoree for the spring semester.

2003-04 (FRESHMAN): Was one of three freshmen in the singles lineup for USC ... After going 4-6 in the fall, improved to go 13-9 in the spring for a combined singles mark of 17-15 ... Played the majority of the season at No. 3 singles where she went 13-7 ... Won seven of her first eight matches in the spring ... Defeated the first ranked player in her career during that period of time with a 7-6, 6-3 victory over then-No. 78 Maria Brito from Clemson ... Nearly beat Kelly Schmandt of Vanderbilt, losing 6-4 in the third set ... After the loss, she won five straight matches, four of which came in straight sets ... One of her triumphs during the streak was over Harvard's Eva Wang, and it helped USC beat the then-15th-ranked Crimson 5-2 ... Fell in three sets to Shadisha Robinson of Georgia, who was among the nation's top 15 at the time of the match, in three sets ... In doubles, Ganzer went 12-17 overall with a 9-12 slate in duals ... Played exclusively at No. 1 doubles with Christyn Lucas and Danielle Wiggins ... Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the Dean's List for the fall and spring semesters.

HIGH SCHOOL: Placed second with the German team in the under-16s in Paris for the European team championships ... Held a German women's ranking of 70th in 2001 and 105th in 2000 ... Won first place in the German doubles championships in 2000 and 2001 ... Held an ITF junior ranking of 100 in 2000.

PERSONAL: Is majoring in management and marketing ... Born June 15, 1984 ... Her parents are Friederike and Karlo Otto Ganzer.

GANZER'S CAREER STATISTICS
Singles

YearOverallTourn.Dual#1#2#3#4#5#6
2003-0417-154-613-90-10-113-7---
2004-0518-99-49-5-4-15-4---
2005-0611-96-55-4--1-04-4--
Totals46-3319-1527-180-14-219-114-4--

Doubles

YearOverallTourn.Dual#1#2#3
2003-0412-173-59-129-12--
2004-0515-138-47-90-34-13-5
2005-0610-123-87-4-5-42-0
Totals37-4214-1723-259-159-55-5