On The Rise features compelling stories and unique voices in women’s college tennis. Our conversations focus on topics such as self-care, team culture and personal goals. On The Rise is more than tennis; it is the next generation of women in sports.
Episode 29: Fiona Crawley
Fiona Crawley is on the rise. The North Carolina junior shares her story becoming the first Tar Heel to go undefeated in a fall season, winning the 2022 All-American Championships along with the 2022 ITA Fall National singles and doubles titles.
Posted on 17 January 2023
Episode 28: Dana Mathewson
Dana Mathewson is on the rise. The Arizona alum shares her story becoming the first American to win a wheelchair Grand Slam while representing Team USA at multiple Paralympic Games.
Posted on 1 December 2022
Episode 27: Kaitlin Ray
Kaitlin Ray is on the rise. The UCLA alum shares her story helping lead the Bruins to the 2014 NCAA Championship before pursuing a career in sports law.
Posted on 10 November 2022
Episode 26: Irina Falconi
Irina Falconi is on the rise. The Georgia Tech product shares her story breaking the record for singles winning percentage at Tech before reaching a career high world ranking of No. 63.
Posted on 14 October 2022
The Return: Angela Kulikov
7 finals, 4 ITF titles, and 1 WTA title. One year later, University of Southern California product Angela Kulikov and her partner Sophie Chang are ranked Top 75 in the world in doubles. This is The Return of Angela Kulikov.
Posted on 15 September 2022
Episode 25: Monique Matheson
Monique Matheson is on the rise. The University of Washington alum shares her story playing in the top spot for the Huskies before becoming the Chief Human Resources Officer at Nike.
Posted on 25 August 2022
Episode 24: Emma Navarro
Emma Navarro is on the rise. The 2021 NCAA Singles Champion shares her story balancing a college and professional tennis schedule while achieving a career-high world ranking of No. 153.
Posted on 11 August 2022
Episode 23: Ahsha Rolle
Ahsha Rolle is on the rise. The former World No. 82 shares her story moving from professional tennis to Director of Tennis at New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL).
Posted on 21 July 2022
Episode 22: Peyton Stearns
Peyton Stearns is on the rise. The University of Texas sophomore shares her story winning the 2022 NCAA Individual Championship as well as the 2022 NCAA Team Championship with the Longhorns.
Posted on 23 June 2022
Episode 21: Jordaan Sanford
Jordaan Sanford is on the rise. The Baylor University alum shares her story writing for Tennis Channel and Variety while appearing in All American: Homecoming on The CW.