As a new Grand Slam season begins in Melbourne next week, the world of college tennis will once again be heavily represented as nineteen former collegiate athletes are slated to take part in the singles main draw at the 2022 Australian Open.

With the doubles and mixed doubles draws being announced in the coming weeks, the number of collegiate alum is likely to continue to grow as college tennis further cements itself as a pathway to professional tennis.

Beginning Monday, January 17, and running through Sunday, January 30, this year’s Australian Open currently features representation from 27 collegiate programs, including seven former USC players.

Last year, many former collegiate athletes shined in Grand Slam tournaments, taking home five titles across all four major tournaments. Rajeev Ram (Illinois), Joe Salisbury (Memphis), Desirae Krawczyk (Arizona State), and Neal Skupski (LSU) all claimed titles last season, winning four mixed doubles titles and one men’s doubles title.

Cam Norrie (TCU) and Danielle Collins (Virginia) enter this year’s Australian Open as the two highest-ranked former collegiate players in singles play, while the rest of the competing collegiate alumni can be found below.

*The doubles and mixed doubles participants will be updated when the draw is announced.

Former Women’s Collegiate Players Competing

Robin AndersonUCLASingles
Emina BektasMichiganSingles
Aliona BolsovaOklahoma St./FAUDoubles
Kaitlyn ChristianUSCDoubles
Danielle CollinsVirginiaSingles, Doubles
Anna DanilinaFloridaDoubles
Alexa Guarachi AlabamaDoubles, Mixed
Arianne HartonoOle MissSingles
Desirae KrawczykArizona StateDoubles, Mixed
Elixane LechemiaSouth CarolinaDoubles
Ingrid NealFloridaDoubles
Giuliana OlmosUSCDoubles, Mixed
Ellen PerezGeorgiaDoubles, Mixed
Erin RoutliffeAlabamaDoubles
Sabrina SantamariaUSCDoubles
Astra SharmaVanderbiltSingles, Doubles, Mixed
Mayar SherifPepperdineSingles, Doubles
Ena ShibaharaUCLADoubles, Mixed
Aldila SutjiadiKentuckyDoubles

Former Men’s Collegiate Players Competing

Kevin AndersonIllinoisSingles
Marcelo ArevaloTulsaDoubles, Mixed
Maxime CressyUCLASingles
Gonzalo EscobarTexas TechDoubles, Mixed
Robert FarahUSCDoubles, Mixed
Sander GilleETSUDoubles, Mixed
Marcos GironUCLASingles, Doubles
Lloyd GlasspoolTexasDoubles
Emilio GomezUSCSingles
Andre GoranssonCaliforniaDoubles
Yannick HanfmannUSCSingles
Andrew HarrisOklahomaDoubles
Rinky HijikataNorth CarolinaDoubles
Treat HueyVirginiaDoubles
Dominic InglotVirginiaDoubles
John IsnerGeorgiaSingles
Steve JohnsonUSCSingles
Dominik KoepferTulaneSingles, Doubles
Austin KrajicekTexas A&MDoubles, Mixed
Nathaniel LammonsSMUDoubles
Mackenzie McDonaldUCLASingles, Doubles
Ben McLachlanCaliforniaDoubles, Mixed
Andreas MilesAuburnDoubles
Nicholas MonroeNorth CarolinaDoubles
Brandon NakashimaVirginiaSingles
Aleksandr NedovyesovOklahoma StateDoubles
Cam NorrieTCUSingles
John PeersMTSU/BaylorDoubles, Mixed
Tim PuetzAuburn Doubles, Mixed
Rajeev RamIllinoisDoubles, Mixed
Arthur RinderknechTexas A&MSingles, Doubles
Jean-Julien RojerUCLADoubles
Joe SalisburyMemphisDoubles, Mixed
Ken SkupskiLSUDoubles
Neal SkupskiLSUDoubles
John-Patrick SmithTennesseeDoubles, Mixed
Michael VenusLSUDoubles, Mixed
Joran VliegenEast CarolinaDoubles, Mixed
Aleksandar VukicIllinoisSingles, Doubles
Jackson WithrowTexas A&MDoubles
Jan ZielinskiGeorgiaDoubles

A complete list of all of the athletes competing at the 2022 Australian Open can be found here.

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