Melissa Goodman
Melissa Goodman
Height: 5-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, MA
High School: Lincoln-Sudbury
Major: Pre-Law & Psychology
Parents: Bruce & Linda

Senior (2016-17):

Goodman earned a spot on the All-University Athletic Association Second Team after recording a 21-10 singles record including a 16-5 mark primarily playing at fifth singles during dual matches. She added All-UAA Tournament team honors after going 3-0 at the fifth position to help the Eagles capture their fifth straight UAA title and added a 3-0 record at No.-5 singles at the ITA Indoor Championships in early March, helping Emory to the team title. In the fall, she reached the round of 32 in singles and the round of 16 in doubles with Elaine Vernoff at the ITA South Regional.

Junior (2015-16):

Goodman during her junior season went 10-4 in singles matches including an 8-1 record in dual matches while also going 7-3 in doubles action. In the fall at the ITA South Regional tournament, Goodman advanced to the quarterfinals in both the singles and doubles competition playing with Daniela Lopez. In the UAA tournament opening round match against the University of Rochester, she paired up with Stephanie Loutsenko for the 8-1 decisive victory. In singles action, Goodman rounded out the campaign with four straight wins and was leading 6-1, 5-0 against Emory’s second round opponent Methodist in her only action of the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2014-15):

Goodman completed a solid sophomore season, going 14-6 in singles and 20-6 in doubles to earn All-UAA First Team honors for the second straight season. She was also named to the All-UAA Second Team for No. 3 doubles. Goodman earned victories in 14 of her first 16 singles matches during the spring season with 11 wins coming in matches against ranked opponents. She and partner Beatrice Rosen claimed the Georgia Southern Invite doubles championship and the duo reached the quarterfinals in the Grizzly Open. Goodman and partner Rebecca Siegler picked up a win in number three doubles in Emory's quarterfinal and semi-final victories over Middlebury and Clairemont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.

Freshman (2013-14):

Goodman turned in a successful freshman campaign for Emory, earning a spot on the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) First Team for her play at fourth singles.  She finished seventh in the singles draw of the ITA Small College Nationals, earning ‘at large’ entry to the tournament after finishing as the runner-up in the regional singles draw.  She also teamed with Brenna Kelly to finish second in the regional doubles draw.  Goodman finished the year with a 23-9 record in singles matches and 15-7 in doubles contests.  She won the fourth singles match during Emory’s wins over Johns Hopkins University in the NCAA semifinals and Amherst College in the NCAA Championship.  Goodman was named the UAA Athlete of the Week on March 10th.

Career Record:

SINGLES TOTAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2013-14 23-9 1-0 -- 4-1 10-2 1-1 -- 7-5 NR NR
2014-15 14-6 -- 0-1 6-1 8-2 -- -- 0-2 NR 14th
2015-16 10-4 -- -- 1-0 1-0 4-0 2-1 2-3 NR NR
2016-17 21-10 -- -- 1-0 2-0 13-5 -- 5-5 NR NR
Total 68-29 1-0 0-1 12-2 21-4 18-6 2-1 14-15  
DOUBLES TOTAL 1 2 3   Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2013-14 15-7 5-4 -- 4-1 6-2 NR NR
2014-15 20-6 -- 8-4 6-1 6-1 NR 8th
2015-16 7-3 -- 2-0 2-0 3-3 NR NR
2016-17 5-4 -- -- 0-1 5-3 NR NR
Total 47-20 5-4 10-4 12-3 20-9


2013-14 All-UAA No. 4 Singles First Team
ITA Small College National Participant Singles 7th

2014-15 All-UAA No. 3 Singles First Team
No. 3 Doubles Second Team
2016-17 All-UAA No.5 Singles Second Team
All-UAA Tournament Team No. 5 Singles

Prior to Emory:

Rated as a four-star recruit by Ranked as high as 113th on the Babolat National Recruiting List... Was also the sixth-ranked player in New England and the fourth-ranked player in Massachusetts... Coached by Steve Host and Francisco Montoya.


Born November 2nd... Was an Honor Roll selection in high school... Father, Bruce, was a soccer player and wrestler at Harvard.

Why she chose Emory:

"I chose Emory because of the excellent academic reputation, as well as the strength of the tennis team."