Ossining's Jamie Loeb Loses First Match In US Open

College sophomore squares off against one of tennis’s top pros in major tournament.

Jamie Loeb, Ossining native and sophomore at University of North Carolina, lost her first match of the US Open to Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki Tuesday, but managed to snag herself an impressive two games in the first set.

The match at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows lasted a short 67 minutes, ending with a 6-2, 6-0 victory for the two-time Open runner-up Wozniacki.

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The 20-year-old Loeb qualified for the US Open by winning the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis National Championship. Loeb was named the ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year.

Reaching the US Open was a lifelong dream for Loeb, she told Westchester Magazine in an article this month. She had a tough draw for her first matchup, however. Wozniacki has a 469-186 career record and faced off with Serena Williams in the final match of last year’s US Open.

Despite have such a quick and decisive match, Loeb maintained a positive attitude after stepping off the court, and Wozniacki proved to be very encouraging towards Loeb going pro.

A tweet from UNC Women’s Tennis shows the competitors shaking hands and exchanging smiles after their match:             

 

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