Malavika Padmanabhan
Malavika Padmanabhan
Height: 5-10
Year: So.
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
High School: Saratoga
Major: Anthropology & Human Biology
Parents: Ramesh & Kala Padmanabhan

Sophomore (2011-12):

Padmanabhan earned her first selection to the NCAA Individual Championships in 2012, as she was selected along with Brenna Kelly to compete in the doubles draw.  Although the pairing was eliminated in the first round of action, they ended the season as the 22nd-ranked duo in Division III.  Padmanabhan finished the year ranked 19th in singles play in the Atlantic South Region with an overall record of 16-5, and fourth in the region in doubles play with a record of 22-5.  She went 2-0 in singles play at the UAA Championships to earn all-conference honors as the fourth singles player.  In the fall, she advance to the finals of the singles draw of the ITA Regionals, and teamed with Danielle Truitt to reach the semifinals of the doubles draw.  After her sophomore year, her career 38-13 singles record is good for a .745 winning percentage (the 16th-best in school history) and her 45-10 career doubles record is good for a .818 winning percentage (the fourth-best in school history).

Freshman (2010-11):

Padmanabhan earned all-University Athletic Association (UAA) first team honors for her play both as the Eagles fifth singles player and as part of the third doubles team with Brenna Kelly.  Padmanabhan was 22-8 in singles play during her inaugural campaign for Emory, including a mark of 9-3 at fifth singles, where she played the majority of the time.  She was also 5-1 in tournament action during the season.  In doubles matches, Padmanabhan was 23-5 during the year, including a 22-3 mark when teamed with Kelly in the spring season, and 17-2 in third doubles matches.  She reached the round of 16 of the singles bracket at the USTA/ITA Fall South Region Championships, before falling to teammate and eventual champion Zahra Dawson.

Career Record:

SINGLES TOTAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tour. Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2010-11 22-8 -- 1-0 2-0 4-4 9-3 1-0 5-1 NR NR
2011-12 16-5 -- 1-0 -- 9-4 1-0 -- 5-1 NR 19th
Total 38-13 -- 2-0 2-0 13-8 10-3 1-0 10-2  
DOUBLES TOTAL 1 2 3 Tourn.   Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2010-11 23-5 1-0 4-1 17-2 1-2 NR NR
2011-12 22-5 1-0 17-3 1-0 3-2 22nd 4th
Total 45-10 2-0 21-4 18-2 4-4  


2010-11 All-UAA Fifth Singles First Team
Third Doubles First Team
2011-12 NCAA Championship Participant Doubles Round of 16
All-UAA Fourth Singles First Team

Prior to Emory:

Played on the Saratoga High School tennis team for four seasons, serving as the team captain during her senior year... Played first and second singles throughout her career... Named a CSS Student Athlete in 2009... Helped her team to a league championship in 2009, and to the league finals in 2008... Coached by Tom Uehehara in high school.


Born May 30, 1992... A Teaching Assistant for Health 100 at Emory. 


"In Emory, I found the school with a perfect balance of tennis and academics for me."