Women's Tennis

Elly Strother

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Calgary, Alb., Canada

High School:
National Sport School

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
04/20/1988

Elly Strother

Strother's Career Results
Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 Fall Total 1 2 3 Fall Total
06-07 -- -- 1-0 1-0 1-5 2-1 2-2 7-8 -- 0-1 -- -- 0-1
07-08 -- -- -- 2-1 1-3 4-1 4-3 11-8 -- -- 5-2 1-1 6-3
08-09 -- -- -- 1-0 3-0 2-1 2-5 8-6 -- -- -- 0-1 0-1
09-10 -- -- -- -- 0-2 5-2 4-4 9-8 -- -- 0-1 2-2 2-3
Totals -- -- 1-0 4-1 5-10 13-5 12-14 35-30 -- 0-1 5-3 3-4 8-8

Senior (2009-10)--Strother closed out her final season with five singles wins in dual play, and nine overall singles victories. In doubles play, she was 2-3 overall with four different partners. On senior day against Rutgers, Strother clinched the match point at No. 6 singles, winning 6-3, 6-4. Following the season, Strother earned the team's dedication award and her fourth letter.

Junior (2008-09)--Strother bounced back from a 2-5 fall singles record to tally a 6-1 spring record, with her only loss coming against No. 3 Notre Dame in early April. Strother's lone doubles match came with Maggie Wilson in the fall as the duo fell to Texas A&M. Strother earned the team's Unsung Hero Award following the season.

Sophomore (2007-08) -- Strother improved on her freshman year efforts with an overall record of 11-8, 7-5 in dual action. Her 7-5 dual record included an undefeated BIG EAST record of 3-0 with wins against Louisville, Providence and Connecticut. She also was undefeated in conference play on the doubles side, securing a 3-0 mark. While pairing up with Maggie Wilson and Christina Ruiz, they collected wins against Syracuse, Providence and Connecticut all at No. 3. In the fall, Strother saw action in seven fall matches, playing to a 4-3 singles record and a 1-1 doubles mark with Wilson.

Freshman (2006-07) -- Strother started her Golden Eagle career with a 7-8 overall record for her freshman season. She played at four different slots during the spring dual season seeing action at no. 3 (1-0), no. 4 (1-0), no. 5 (1-5) and no. 6 (2-1) for a 5-6 spring record. Storther played two doubles matches in the fall with Francina Bonnelly for a 0-2 record and saw action at no. 2 doubles with Shannon Brown against Notre Dame's Kelcy Tefft and Brook Buck on April 21.

Prior to Marquette:Strother was ranked as the No. 4 player under the age of 18 in Alberta while attending the National Sport School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She qualified for nationals from 2001-06, but because of her American citizenship was unable to participate until 2005. Strother was a finalist at the Alberta Open two consecutive seasons, including winning the doubles championship in 2006. In March of 2006, she finished in third place n the Junior Alberta Provincials in the U18 Division. Early in her career Strother won the Casely's U16 International Junior Tournament in 2004, and then won the Ellensburg Jr. Championship in the singles and doubles division in 2005.

Personal: Strother was born April 20, 1988. She is the daughter of Doug and Laurie Strother. Graduated with a degree in nursing in the spring of 2010.

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