Jessica Livianu
Jessica  Livianu

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Laurel Springs School

Fall 2017: Finished the fall sesaon ranked 24th by ITA Tennis ... Captured a flight title at the Columbia Invitational by finishing a perfect 3-0 at the event ... Became the first member of the BIG EAST Conference to reach the quarterfinals of the Oracle ITA Masters when she defeated Madara Straume of UNC Wilmington and the No. 4 overall seed, Kaitlyn McCarthy, of Duke ... Captured another pair of wins at the ITA Women's All-American Championships with two three-set victories. 

Spring 2017:
Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Earned BIG EAST Player and Freshman of the Year ... Put together one of the greatest freshman seasons in St. John's history ... Finished with a 23-3 singles record ... Was a perfect 8-0 in BIG EAST play ... Reached as high as 25th in the ITA Tennis Rankings ... Qualified for the NCAA DI Individual Championships ... Defeated top-16 ranked Luisa Stefani of Pepperdine and USC's Gabby Smith before falling in three sets.

Before St. John's:
Attended the Laurel Springs School in Ojai, Calif. … was ranked No. 152 in the ITF Juniors Tennis list … was noted as a Blue Chip tennis recruit … reached the round of 32 or better in four different 2015 ITF International competitions … was crowned singles champion twice in the U.S. Juniors National competition … chose St. John’s over Columbia, Penn, Harvard, Texas A&M, Texas and UCLA.

Personal: Daughter of Bagdana Romansky-Livianu and David Livianu … has a younger brother, Jacob (15) … mother Bagdana Romanksy-Livianu was a professional tennis player … lists cooking, baking, movies, snowboarding, swimming and archery as her hobbies … was a UNICEF ambassador … almost always eats fettuccini alfredo as a pregame ritual … lists her mother as the most influential person in her athletic career ... lists Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniak as her favorite professional athletes.

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