Anne Smith-Coach

Member of the original Boston Lobsters team.
Third year as coach of Lobsters.
Won 10 Grand Slam championships in doubles and mixed doubles.
At age 17, first American to win the French Open Junior Championships in singles.
Ranked #1 in the world in doubles in 1980 and 1981 and reached a career-high #12 in singles on the WTA Tour.
Inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.
She is a licensed psychologist in Texas, Massachusetts, and Arizona.


Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

RESIDENCE:Barcelona, SpainBIRTHPLACE:Barcelona, SpainHEIGHT:5′ 7”WEIGHT:123 lbs.PLAYS:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)SEASON:First

A former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles on the WTA Tour
who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame (July
2007)Won 14 Grand Slam championships (four singles, six doubles and four
mixed doubles) including three wins at Roland Garros (1989, 1994,
1998) and the 1994 US Open title. During her 18-year pro career, she
won 29 singles titles and 67 doubles titles.

Amir Hadad

RESIDENCE:Ramie , IsraelBIRTHPLACE:Ramie , IsraelHEIGHT:6′ 0”WEIGHT:195 lbs.PLAYS:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)SEASON:Fourth

Has won 11 Challenge doubles events, including Rome in 2006 (w/ Konstantinos Economidis).In 2006, won Futures singles titles in Israel and China.
Played for the Boston Lobsters in 2006 and for the St. Louis Aces in 2003 and 2004.
Career high doubles ranking of No. 87 (May 2003).

In 2003, along with Pakistan doubles partner, Alsam-ul-Haq Qureshi, was named 2002 recipient of ATP’s prestigious Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award.





Nicole Pratt

RESIDENCE:Orlando , Fla.BIRTHPLACE:Mackay , AustraliaHEIGHT:5′ 4 1/4″WEIGHT:119 lbs.PLAYS:Right-handedSEASON:Third

Has won nine Sony Ericsson WTA Tour titles, including two in 2007 – Pattaya City, Thailand, and Memphis, Tenn.

Career-high doubles ranking of No. 18 in 2001. Won one Tour singles title at Hyderabad, India, in 2004.

Reached career-high singles ranking of No. 35 in 2002.

Member of the Australian Olympic Team at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.

Played for the Australian Fed Cup team from 1998 to 2004.





Julie Ditty

RESIDENCE:Ashland , Ky.BIRTHPLACE:Ashland , Ky.HEIGHT:5′ 6″WEIGHT:135 lbs.PLAYS:Left-handed (two-handed backhand)SEASON:Second


Has won six ITF singles titles and 22 ITF doubles championships.

Career high ranking of No. 190 in singles (March 2007) and No. 99 in doubles (Feb. 2006).

2007: Won ITF singles title in Palm Desert, Calif. (Feb. 2007).

Attended Vanderbilt University (1998-2001). In 1999, she won ITA summer national singles and doubles championship.




Nikita Kryvonos

RESIDENCE:Flushing , N.Y.BIRTHPLACE:Flushing , N.Y.HEIGHT:6′ 0″WEIGHT:175 lbs.PLAYS:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)SEASON:First


In 2006, won Futures singles title in Canada and two Futures doubles events in Belgium.

Won Futures doubles title in 2005 in Key Biscayne, Fla.