Summer 2014

During the months of May and June, Shelby travelled to the Netherlands and France. In week of May, she competed in her fourth World Team Cup, held in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. This was also her second year on the USA women’s team. Shelby helped her team place 7th in the world, by competing in matches against Russia and Thailand.

USA Women's Team: Shelby Baron, Kaitlyn Verfeurth, Emmy Kaiser, and Coach Paul Walker

USA Women’s Team: Shelby Baron, Kaitlyn Verfeurth, Emmy Kaiser, and Coach Paul Walker

The following week, Shelby flew to Antibes, France to compete. Unfortunately, Shelby lost a tough first-round match against the number one seed and world number 24. Her final score was 3-6, 6-7(2) against Émilie Chéné (FRA). With a quick turnaround, Shelby moved through, and won the consolation. She and her partner also made it to the finals in doubles, but again falling short to the first seeds from France.

Shelby’s results in France brought her up to a career high singles ranking of 54 and doubles ranking of 36 in the world. This summer Shelby will be back on the court training hard, as well as working as a tennis instructor at Punahou School. She will continue competing in the fall.

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