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Shannon Hudson
Shannon Hudson

Shannon Hudson

Senior | 5-3 | Virginia Beach, Va. / First Colonial HS

Junior (2015-16)
» No. 35 ITA doubles ranking with Yuliya Lysa

Posted a 7-15 dual-match record in singles … Went 10-14 in doubles, including a 6-7 mark with Yuliya Lysa … vs. No. 45 Purdue (Jan. 31): Emerged victorious over Andjela Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 to capture the overall victory for the team … vs. No. 60 Old Dominion (Feb. 19): Won a third-set tiebreaker to give the team a thrilling 4-3 victory … Was held off in the first set 6-7 (2) but responded with a 6-3 win in the second set … Trailed 5-6 in the third set, but forced a tiebreaker and won 7-6 (5) … vs. No. 15 Auburn (March 20): Struck first in doubles with Lysa, blanking Tigers Andie Dikosavljevic and Paula de Man 6-0 at the No. 2 position and helping the team clinch the doubles point … Defeated No. 46 Pleun Burgmans 6-4, 7-5, Burgmans’ first loss to a Razorback in her four-year career … at No. 17 Texas A&M (March 27): Dropped the first set, but pushed her match to a third set and delivered a huge 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 3 to set up Lysa’s clinching victory at the top spot … at No. 63 Tennessee (April 2): Rallied with Lysa for a 7-6 (7) triumph to clinch the doubles point and give the team the early advantage … vs. No. 5 Vanderbilt (April 10): Earned a 6-2 victory with Lysa over the 10th-ranked tandem of Courtney Colton and Sydney Campbell at the top doubles spot, helping the team earn the doubles point … vs. No. 47 Ole Miss (April 14): Eased past 26th-ranked duo of Arianne Hartono and Mai El Kamash 6-0 at the No. 1 doubles position with Lysa … Was first off the court in singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 3 … vs. No. 21 Mississippi State (April 21): Teamed with Lysa to beat the 35th-ranked tandem of Madison Harrison and Kristina Vozniak 6-1 at the No. 1 doubles spot, helping the team clinch the opening point … Finished 7-4 in singles and 7-4 in doubles during the fall … Selected to the singles pre-qualifying draw of the 2015 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships … Teamed with Lysa in the main doubles draw … Was ranked No. T-96 in the Fall 2015 preseason ITA singles poll … Also was ranked No. 11 with senior Yuliya Lysa in the Fall 2015 preseason ITA doubles poll … at UVa Invite (Sept. 25-27): Wont three of four singles matches … at Riviera/ITA All-American Championships (Oct. 3-11): Went 3-2 in singles and 0-1 in doubles with Yuliya Lysa.

Sophomore (2014-15)
» Singles qualifying draw of the 2014 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in 2014

Turned in a 12-9 singles record and an 8-10 doubles record in the spring … Defeated a trio of nationally ranked opponents in singles and doubles action … Half of the doubles duo (Yuliya Lysa) that finished the season ranked No. 31 in the final Oracle/ Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national rankings … Finished the fall with an 8-6 singles record … Selected to compete in the singles qualifying draw of the 2014 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, the 21st Razorback under head coach Michael Hegarty to do so … Finished runner-up in her flight at the Oklahoma Sooner Invitational, defeating opponents from Oklahoma, North Texas and Abilene Christian along the way … Earned three wins at the Virginia Fall Invite, taking down opponents from South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland … Finished the fall with a 2-4 doubles record

Freshman (2013-14)
» SEC Community Service Team

Compiled an overall singles record of 20-8, including 13-6 in dual play and 3-2 in SEC play … Team-leading 13 dual wins (13-6) in singles as a true freshman … One of only five SEC freshmen with 13 or more singles wins … One of 21 in the SEC with 13 or more singles wins … Ranked as high as No. 115 in the ITA singles rankings on Jan. 2, 2014 … Ended the regular season on an eight-game win streak … Finished 3-1 when playing No. 1 singles .. Competed in all other matches exclusively at No. 2 singles, finishing with a record of 10-5 … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 22, 2014 … Faced 10 ranked opponents over the course of the season … Upset No. 114 Emily Flickinger of Auburn at home in straight sets on court two, 6-1, 6-3 … Tallied an 11-14 overall doubles record, including 8-10 in dual play

Prior to Arkansas
A blue-chip recruit out of First Colonial High School, ranked 18th in the tennis recruiting class of 2013 … Behind a successful junior career, ranked as high as No. 6 in the nation and was either No. 1 or No. 2 as a junior player in the USTA Mid-Atlantic section for 26 consecutive months (March 2009-June 2012) … Claimed six top-three finishes at USTA Super National events, and was named Hampton Roads All-Sport athlete of the year … Held the No. 1 seed at the USTA Girls 16 & Under Clay Court Nationals in Virginia Beach during the summer of 2012 … Among high school seniors, ranked 28th nationally, sixth in the Mid-Atlantic Section and first in the state of Virginia by the Tennis Recruiting Network … As a sophomore, completed the first-ever sweep of all three state championship events, claiming the state championship in team competition as well as individual singles and doubles, including a win in singles over reigning champion Emily Flickinger (currently at Auburn) … For work off the court, was named Outstanding Metro Scholastic women’s player of the year for two consecutive years

Personal
Born in 1995 to parents Walter Hudson and Barbara Wine, both of Virginia Beach, Virginia … Came to Arkansas with a long family legacy at the university … Represented the fourth generation in the Hudson family to attend college in the state of Arkansas … Grandfather, Robert Carnahan Hudson, graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1951, while her great-grandfather, Walter Cole Hudson, attended the University of Arkansas from 1895-1897 when it was known as Arkansas Industrial University … James Hudson also attended college in Arkansas.