Women's Tennis

Laura Eales
Laura  Eales

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Somerford Keyne, England

Height:
5-8

05/04/2016

Maeva Razakasoa Wins Second Big West Player of the Year Award

The junior earned the Big West's highest honor for the second time in her career after taking home POY honors as a freshman in 2014.

05/04/2016

Razakasoa Selected For NCAA Singles Championship Field

On the same day she was named Big West Player of the Year, junior Maeva Razakasoa has been selected as one of the 64 participants in the NCAA Division I Singles Championships.

04/15/2016

Beach Tennis Claims Third Straight Big West Regular Season Title

For the third year in a row, LBSU has gone unbeaten against Big West competition, winning 28 straight matches in conference play.

03/16/2016

Laura Eales Named Big West Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

The LBSU junior was recognized for her strong play over the last few weeks, winning her second career weekly honor.

03/04/2016

Beach Tennis Stays Perfect At Home With 5-2 Win Over Sac State

LBSU will get back to conference play with a 10 a.m. clash with UC Davis on Saturday morning.

AWARDS
2014 First-Team All-Big West - Doubles
2015 Second-Team All-Big West - Doubles
2016 First-Team All-Big West -- Doubles


Long Beach State (2015-16): Named first team All-Big West in doubles alongside partner Hayley Thompson ... won her second career Big West Player of the Week award on Mar. 16 ... along with Thompson, ranked as high as No. 29 in the country in doubles by the ITA ... compiled a 25-10 overall singles record, including a 15-7 record in dual play and a 6-1 mark against Big West opponents ... played mostly at No. 4 in singles (8-4) but also spent time at No. 5 to start the season (6-3) and made a one-time appearance at No. 3 (Mar. 10), defeating Pepperdine's Matea Cutura, 7-6, 6-3 ... put together an 8-match winning streak at singles from Feb. 26-Mar. 18 ... did her best work in doubles, where she and Thompson were 21-5 overall, going 12-4 in dual play with a 6-0 Big West mark ... the pair played all 16 of its matches at the No. 1 doubles spot, winning three of four matches against nationally ranked opposition ... on the road at No. 27 Arizona State (Feb. 21), defeated the No. 54-ranked doubles team of Ebony Panoho and Alexandra Osborne, 6-3 ... also earned a 6-3 win over No. 45 Alexis Valenzuela/Camille De Leon from Cal State Fullerton (Apr. 15) ... led the Beach with an 10-3 singles record and 10-1 doubles record during the fall season ... on Jan. 15, defeated Oregon's No. 59-ranked pair of Kennan Johnson/Shweta Sangwan, 6-1 ... won the third flight singles championship at the UNLV Invitational ... claimed the Flight A doubles title with partner Hayley Thompson at the Beach Tennis Fall Tournament.

(2014-15): A second-team All-Big West selection in doubles with partner Karlina Rozenber g ... Accumulated an overall singles record of 21-9... Posted a 12-5 record in dual matches and 9-4 record in tour play... Helped Long Beach State win its fifth straight Big West women's tennis tournament title... In the championship singles match, defeated UC Santa Barbara's Luisa Ortiz Candido 6-2, 6-3... On February 4th, 2015, was named the Big West Tennis Athlete of the Week... Established a 20-7 overall doubles record, while also going 8-0 in Big West matches... In dual play, posted an 18-6 record against opponents ... Went 6-4 in singles during the fall tournament season ... Reached the finals of the fourth flight in the Beach Tennis Tournament ... Went 5-3 in fall doubles, including a 5-2 mark with Ebba Unden as her partner ... The duo won the No. 2 doubles flight of the Beach Tennis Tournament.

(2013-14): Mainly played doubles during the 2014 season, earning first team All-Big West honors in doubles ... posted a 22-9 doubles record as a freshman, including a 16-4 record in duals ... Played No. 3 doubles for the first half of the season with Holly Reid, posting a 9-1 record and a perfect 4-0 mark in Big West matches ... Switched to No. 1 doubles with Ebba Unden and went 7-3 ... Snagged a crucial 8-7 (7-1) win to claim the doubles point in the 49ers upset of Tulsa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... won nine consecutive doubles matches with Reid from Jan. 20-Mar. 6 ... Went 7-6 in singles during the fall tournament season ... Played No. 6 singles three times during the spring but went 0-3 with two three-set matches.

High School: Had an LTA 4.1 rating ... Was the No. 1 ranked U18 junior in the United Kingdom ... Won the U18 National UK doubles title ... Placed third in the 2010 National Team Tennis Championship with her club, Virgin Active.

Personal: Also played soccer and ran track as a youth ... Daughter of Clive and Paula ... Enjoys cooking as well as reading and writing ... Majoring in English.

Career Statistics
Singles Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dual Tour. BWC
2013-14 7-9 --- --- --- --- --- 0-3 0-3 7-6 0-1
2014-15 21-9 --- --- --- --- --- 12-5 12-5 9-4 4-2
2015-16 25-10 --- --- 1-0 8-4 6-3 --- 15-7 10-3 6-1
Totals 53-28 --- --- 1-0 8-4 6-3 12-8 27-15 26-13 10-4
Career Statistics
Doubles Total 1 2 3 Dual Tour. BWC
2013-14 22-9 7-3 --- 9-1 16-4 6-5 6-2
2014-15 25-10 5-3 13-3 --- 18-6 7-4 8-0
2015-16 22-5 12-4 --- --- 12-4 10-1 6-0
Totals 69-24 24-10 13-3 9-1 46-14 23-10 20-2

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