Amanda Atanasson
Amanda Atanasson
Height: 5' 10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Owings Mills, Maryland
High School: Forest Trail Academy

Amanda Atanasson had an solid first season at UCSB...Recorded an overall singles record of 17-13 in 2016-17...In dual matches, playing at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 in the lineup, Atanasson recorded a 13-8 record...It was her thrilling 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 (10-8) win over Kansas's Maria Jose Cardona at No. 5 that clinched the Gauchos' first-ever NCAA Tournament victory...Recorded a 6-4, 6-4 sweep over Klara Pribylova as UCSB defeated Hawai'i for its first Big West Tournament championship in two decades...Won seven of her last nine singles matches...Pairing with three different teammates, but primarily Lou Adler, Atanasson posted an overall doubles record of 22-10...Playing mostly at No. 3 with Adler, Atanasson went 18-5 in dual matches...Won seven consecutive doubles matches at one point...Went 13-2 to close out the 2015-16 campaign.

Before UCSB
Atanasson spent her Freshman year at LSU where she helped the team achieve a national ranking of 26. She recorded a 9-3 overall singles record with the Tigers and an 8-6 overall doubles record. 

High School
Atanasson attended Forest Trails High School where she was recruited as a five star prospect. Her national recruit ranking after graduation was No. 36 but she acieved a ranking as high as 31 in 2013. 

Atanasson started playing tennis at the age of nine. Her favorite movies are Up and Goodwill Hunting, and she enjoys yoga, chess, cooking, baking, eating what she bakes, and hiking in her spare time. Her biggest role model is her mother because of how strong and caring she is. Amanda chose to come over to UCSB because she loves the school and the coaches. Her goal is to become nationally ranked and make the NCAA individual tournament. As a team, she hopes to help the Gauchos win the conference and do well at the NCAA team tournament.