Jessie Lee Inks NLI with UC Davis

Jessie Lee, one of San Jose's most successful girls' tennis student-athletes, is the newest member of UC Davis women's tennis.
 
Jessie Lee, one of San Jose's most successful girls' tennis student-athletes, is the newest member of UC Davis women's tennis.
 

Nov. 27, 2013

DAVIS, Calif. – Jessie Lee, one of San Jose’s most decorated girls’ tennis players, will compete for the Aggies starting next fall after signing a National Letter of Intent as announced by UC Davis women’s tennis head coach Bill Maze

Lee joins future teammate, Lani-Rae Green who recently penned her NLI with the Aggies, as the newest members of the program.

A three-time letterwinner as part of Evergreen Valley High School’s girls’ tennis team, Lee led her team to back-to-back Blossom Valley Athletic League second-place finishes during her first two years of competition. Throughout that same timespan, the Cougars were a combined 28-9 overall and 22-4 in league play with Lee leading the way.

In addition to earning team MVP honors as a freshman, the San Jose Mercury News added Lee to its All-Girls’ Tennis first team following the conclusion of her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Named her team’s No. 1 singles player by head coach Andrew Wolverton, Lee’s success helped her qualify for Central Coast sectionals both seasons. In addition advancing to the sectional quarterfinals, Lee captured back-to-back Mt. Hamilton division championships and Blossom Valley Athletic League championships in singles play.

Lee ended her high school career by leading Evergreen Valley to a 10-2 record and another berth at the Central Coast Section championships. Throughout her three season of high school competition, Lee guided the team to a postseason appearance every occasion.

A regular on the United States Tennis Association’s club circuit since 2006, Lee earned a top-five ranking in Northern California’s 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U age divisions, and helped her club team, the Blossom Hill Aces finish with a Glenney Cup championship awarded to California’s top club team, in 2009.


 

 

Just as active off the court as on it, Lee is a member of her school’s Interact Club and Symphonic Band as part of its percussion group. She also competed at the Louisiana Music Educators Association’s annual festival where she received the event’s Superior Award by earning excellent ratings on her performance.