Nina Munch-Soegaard
Nina Munch-Soegaard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Amarillo, Texas

High School:
Home Schooled

Height:
5-7

Experience:
4L


• ITA Singles All-American (2009, 2010)
• All-MWC Singles Team (2007, 2008)
• ITA Southwest Region Player to Watch (2008)
• Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame Tennis Player of the Year (2007, 2008)
• MWC Freshman of the Year (2007)
• Texas Regional Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship (2010)

2009-10 (SENIOR): The Frogs' top singles player on the year ... earned an invite to the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships after posting a 14-13 overall record during the season ... fell to Miami's Bianca Eichkorn in the opening round ... an All-Mountain West singles selection ... earned the Texas Regional Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship by the ITA ... played all 27 matches at the top singles position ... 20 of those matches were against ranked opponents, where she was 7-13 overall ... started the season against a ranked opponent in the first 11 matches ... highest-ranked victory came against No. 16 Denise Muresan of Michigan ... was unranked entering the season but finished 62nd nationally in the final ITA poll ... posted a 6-2 record in Mountain West play ... earned MWC Player of the Week selection on March 12 ... had the match-clinching victories against UC Irvine and Colorado State ... in doubles, primarily teamed with Maria Babanova in the second slot ... duo posted an 8-6 record from that position, while suffering a loss in their only match at No. 1 ... fell to fourth-ranked Kali Krisik and Kristy Frilling of Notre Dame, 8-4, in that match ... tandem finished 1-1 against ranked opponents after defeating 47th-ranked Laura Burns and Kateryna Yergina of Virginia Commonwealth ... duo posted a 3-3 MWC record ... also paired for six matches with both Kayla Duncan and Idunn Hertzberg ... went 2-4 at the top spot with Duncan ... added a 3-3 record with Hertzberg at the No. 2 slot, with a 1-1 MWC campaign ... began the year teamed with Duncan for consecutive victories over 25th-ranked Heather Steinbauer and Erica Robertson of Vanderbilt and 27th-ranked Krista Damico and Amanda Craddock of Texas ... duo dropped their next match against second-ranked Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette of Stanford ... did not compete in the fall.

2008-2009 (JUNIOR): Singles All-American... dismantled five straight nationally-ranked opponents to open the season... ranked as high as No. 6 in the country before finishing the year at No. 22... has now earned final rankings in all three seasons as a Horned Frog... earned an overall singles record of 18-9 after going 5-4 at the top position during the spring... all nine spring decisions came against ranked opponents... became the fourth singles All-American in TCU history, joining Nicole Leimbach (2006), Story Tweedie-Yates (2005) and Rene Simpson (1988)... her biggest wins came against 2008 NCAA Singles Champion No. 11 Amanda McDowell from Georgia Tech and No. 6 Fani Chifchieva from Auburn... entered the NCAA Singles Championships as the No. 16 national seed... fell to No. 17 Laura Gioia in opening round... garnered a 17-6 overall doubles record after going 7-3 during the spring with four different partners and playing in all three positions... teamed up with Macall Harkins to defeat No. 33 Berkeley Brock and Lenka Hojckova from N.C. State... alongside Idunn Hertzberg, the duo helped clinch the doubles point over No. 14 Arkansas with a win in the second round of the NCAA Regionals... Paired up with Maria Babanova to take down tandems from Auburn, Miami, Baylor and Florida State... led the team in the fall with a 13-5 record in singles action, including a 12-match winning streak from 10/9 to 11/7... earned an ITA preseason ranking of No. 47... became the first Horned Frog to advance to the semifinals in singles action at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va... upended 2008 NCAA Singles Champion No. 3 Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech in the opening round...followed by taking down No. 30 Samantha Murray of Northwestern and No. 70 Maria Sanchez from Southern Cal before falling to No. 1 Aurelija Miseviciute from Arkansas in the semifinals... named TCU Female Student-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 2... claimed back-to-back MWC Women's Tennis Player of the Week nods in February... crowned Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Singles champion after taking down No. 34 Taylor Ormond from Baylor in the finals...On her way to the title, she also dismantled No. 15 Megan Falcon of LSU and No. 27 Csilla Borsanyi of Baylor in straight sets... earned TCU Female Athlete of the Week and Female Athlete of the Month accolades after her regional performance... went 10-3 in doubles action, including a 9-3 clip with partner Maria Babanova... the duo won three matches to advance to the doubles main draw semifinals at the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships... also entered the third round of prequalifying at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, taking down pairings from Virginia and Florida.

2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Led the team for the second consecutive year with an overall record of 26-11... posted a spring mark of 16-8 at the top singles position... defeated nine ranked opponents during the season, including No. 11 Melanie Gloria of Fresno State... earned All-MWC singles honors after posting a 6-3 record in league play... named the MWC Women's Tennis Player of the Week on March 6 after defeating two ranked opponents in singles play and a ranked doubles duo... reached as high as No. 55 in the ITA national rankings... added a win over No. 98 Alexandra Kichoutkin in the opening round of the NCAA Regionals... named first alternate to the NCAA Singles Championships... registered an overall doubles record of 18-11 and a dual mark of 17-8... posted a perfect 10-0 record with partner Maria Babanova, including a victory in the first round of the NCAA Regionals against Tulsa... led the team in the fall with a 10-3 singles record... won five matches to claim the singles title at The Racquet Club Invitational in Midland, Texas... defeated No. 38 Sylvia Kosakowski of Pepperdine in the championship... reached the semifinals of the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships... defeated opponents from Texas, Texas Tech, SMU and Texas A&M... won nine consecutive matches during the two tournaments... downed No. 120 Megan Fudge of Illinois at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships... earned a preseason singles ranking of No. 78... teamed up with Kewa Nichols for a 1-3 doubles record... duo blanked North Texas pair in the opening round of the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships.

2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Named the MWC Freshman of the Year... Earned All-MWC singles honors... Posted a 21-6 dual match singles record playing at the top three positions... Went 8-2 in MWC play... Defeated four nationally ranked opponents in the spring... Began collegiate career with three wins at the USTA/ITA National Team Women's Indoor Championships... Knocked off No. 19 Katrina Tsang of North Carolina and No. 57 Taka Bertrand of Vanderbilt at the tournament... Defeated No. 36 Elze Potgieter of Texas A&M, 6-1, 6-4... Entered the Fila/ITA collegiate rankings on Feb. 21 with a season-high ranking of No. 60... Remained in the polls throughout the season... Won nine out of 10 matches from March 19 through April 15... Named the TCU Female Athlete of the Week on April 16, after clinching the match against Wyoming to capture the MWC regular season title... Ended the season playing at the No. 1 singles position, posting a 4-2 record... Notched an overall singles record of 24-8 for the year... The 24 wins ties for fourth among freshmen dating back to 1993... Compiled a doubles dual match record of 19-9 playing mostly at the top two positions... Teamed up with Kewa Nichols for an 11-5 mark... Named the MWC Player of the Week on March 1... Went 3-2 in the fall at the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships in singles action... Paired with Kewa Nichols for a 2-1 record at the Southwest Regional in doubles... Defeated pair from Houston and LSU before falling to top-ranked tandem from Texas A&M in the round of 16.

Juniors: Was coached by her father Jan Munch-Soegaard, a tennis pro... Was home schooled so spent her prep career playing in tournaments... Played in the Federation Cup for Norway in Turkey in 2006... Competed at No. 2 and No. 1 doubles and did not lose a match... Was ranked as high No. 539 on the WTA tour during the summer of 2006 in singles... Ranked No. 645 in doubles... In juniors in 2005, won an ITF singles event in Kramfors, Sweden and reached the finals of the singles in an Oslo, Norway event... Won two doubles ITF events in Norway and Finland... Claimed the 2005 Norwegian Championships in singles and doubles... On the Pro Tour (WTA) in the summer of 2006, reached the quarterfinals in a Fort Worth, Texas, tournament... Also reached the doubles finals at a tournament in Southlake, Texas... Advanced to the semis of a tournament in Edmond, Okla.

Personal: Munch-Soegaard is the daughter of Jan and Melisa... Has Norwegian and American dual citizenship... Has a younger sibling, Thea... Father played tennis at Murray State... Is currently a pre-major at TCU.

CAREER STATISTICS

Singles Doubles
Season Dual Overall Dual Overall
2006-07 21-6 24-8 19-9 21-10
2007-08 16-8 26-11 17-8 18-11
2008-09 5-4 18-9 7-3 17-6
2009-10 14-13 14-13 13-14 13-14
Totals 56-31 82-41 56-34 69-41


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