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Chelsea Davis
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Laurel Springs School
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Spring 2012: Went 6-4 overall, seeing action at both the No. 5 and 6 positions ... Swept Becky Silvers from Colgate and Kari Pope from Army at the Cornell Winter Invitiational (1/27-29/12) ... Won consecutive matches over Hofstra's Brooke Sailer (2/3/12), UMass'  Chantal Swiszcz (2/4/12) and Binghamton's Emma Leibowicz (2/10/12) ... Downed Old Dominion's Faith Atiso, 6-1, 6-0 (3/24/12) ... Notched two doubles wins at the Cornell Winter Invitational with Amy Li.

Fall 2011: Had a win over Amanda Halstrom of Delaware in the first round of the main draw singles at the Cissie Leary Invitational … Was the No.1 seed in the G singles bracket at the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational … Also participated in the William & Mary Invitational and the Columbia Invitational.

Spring 2011: Went 7-9 in singles, playing almost entirely in the No.4 spot, including a 1-2 Ivy League record … had non-league wins over Fairleigh Dickinson, St. Johns, Stony Brook, Eastern Tennessee State, Rutgers and Colorado State … had Ivy League singles win over Alexa Krakaris of Princeton, 6-2, 6-1. 

Fall 2010: Earned the No.3 seed in the D singles bracket at the William & Mary Invitational, notching a first-round win over an opponent from EMU … Also had a first-round doubles win with partner Nicole Bartnik over a duo from Old Dominion …Advanced to the finals of the B singles back draw at the Cissie Leary Invitational with three wins … Participated in the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational, beating a player from Rutgers in the first round of the C singles draw … Also participated in ITA Northeast Regionals. 

Spring 2010: Went 11-11 in singles, playing in the Nos. 2 and 3 positions … Went 6-8 in doubles with partner Natasha Makarova … Had Ivy League wins over players from Penn and Cornell … Had non-league wins over opponents from Stony Brook, Fairleigh Dickinson, Buffalo, Long Island, George Washington, NJIT, Florida Atlantic, Nova Southeastern and Fordham.

At Laurel Springs: Has held ranking as high as No. 2 in the USTA Northern California region … trained full-time with Jose Higueras in Palm Springs, California  … Trained at Rick Macci Tennis Academy and the Solomon International Tennis Institute … Held national USTA ranking of No. 46, No. 6 in the Northern California region … Played in the USTA National Team Championships … Placed third in the Level 2 National Open.

Personal: Political science major ... Daughter of Chris and Ross Davis … Father, Ross, played tennis at Montgomery Junior College.

Getting to Know Chelsea:  
What do you like best about Columbia? The awesome education, the tennis team, John Jay brunch, living in the same place as all my friends
What is your favorite thing to do in New York City? Explore
Who's your favorite professional tennis player? Kim Clijsters and James Blake
People would be surprised to know that I: Am terrible at ping-pong
If I were to have a dinner party, I would invite: My family and closest friends
Song you never get sick of: Buddy Holly, Weezer
Favorite season and why: Winter, because I love celebrating the holidays
Favorite Disney movie: Lion King
What is your favorite ice cream topping? Anything chocolaty and fruity

 
What song would you sing at karaoke? Wannabe, Spice Girls
What is your dream vacation? Somewhere warm and exotic, possibly remote
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Australia
If you could stay one age for your entire life, how old would you chose to be?      21
Your most over-used word/phrase is: "I know, right?"
What's the best advice you've ever recieved? Having faith in God and working hard will always pay off.
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be and why? NBA Finals or the Olympics