Laura Hughes
Laura Hughes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Windsor, Nova Scotia

High School:
Kings-Edgehill

Height:
5-6

Position:
No. 6 singles

Birthdate:
06/19/1980

Awards:
Commissioner's Academic Medalist (2001, 2002), Commissioner's Honor Roll (2001, 2002)


Junior (Spring 2001):
Hughes earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...Played in eight singles matches during the season, finishing 0-1 at No. 5 and 1-6 at No. 6 singles...Hughes also played in two doubles matches, finishing 0-1 at No. 3 doubles with both Sumitra Rao and Rebecca Garner.

Fall 2000:
Hughes made the most of her playing time, finishing with a record of 6-5 in singles...She advanced to the consolation finals at Middle Tennessee State in Flight 4 singles before falling to Belmont's Lides Valerra, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1...Hughes was teamed with freshman Rebecca Garner for a mark of 4-8 in doubles play...The duo had a season-high three-match winning streak, which included a 15th-place finish at MTSU.

Sophomore (Spring 2000):
Hughes saw limited playing time during the spring...At No. 8 singles, Hughes was 1-2...She teamed with Sumitra Rao for a mark of 1-1 at No. 3 doubles and a 1-0 record with Kate Borthwick at No. 2 doubles.

Fall 1999:
Completed the fall season 6-5, including a 3-3 record at No. 7 singles and a 2-2 record at No. 8 singles...Captured the No. 7 singles consolation title at the University of Memphis/Varsity Pro Shop Invitational...Posted a 1-0 record at No. 6...Teamed with Kate Borthwick for a 3-3 record doubles record, including 2-2 at No. 4 doubles.

Freshman (Spring 1999):
Finished the spring season with a 2-12 singles record, including 2-10 at No. 6 singles...Was also 0-1 at both No. 4 and No. 5 singles... Had a 3-2 doubles record, including 2-2 with Annika Westberg (1-1 at both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles)...also teamed with Claire O'Donoghue for a win at No. 2 doubles.

Prep:
Prepped at Kings-Edgehill High School in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada...Hughes was coached by Mark Lever and Jamie Fergeson during her high school years...Hughes was also a member of the track and field, cross country, soccer and downhill skiing teams at Kings-Edgehill...she was MVP of her downhill skiing team as well as the MVP of her soccer team.

Personal:

Hughes is the daughter of Michael and Barbara Hughes...born June 19, 1980... is undeclared in her major.

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