At GW: 2009- Battled injuries in her senior season, going 2-5 in singles matches ... played three matches at No. 4 and at No. 6 and one match at No. 5 for the Colonials ... went 2-3 at No. 2 doubles ...
2008- went 5-14 at No. 5 singles and played in two tournaments in the fall ... in doubles action, had a combined record of 9-14, with 5 wins in the fall season and got consecutive wins over Towson, Virginia State and Mason ...
2007- recorded a 9-11 with one unfinished match at No. 2 singles ... won consecutive matches over Delaware, Grand Canyon State and Mesa State ... finished 9-9 with one unfinished match in doubles play along side Mara Frisch at No. 2 flight ... had back-to-back wins over Mason and UMBC, Grand Canyon State and Mesa State, and St. Joseph's and Fordham in the Atlantic 10 Tournament ...
2006- in singles play went 10-11 with three unfinished matches and one win in the Atlantic 10 Tournament ... 8-14 in doubles splitting time at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles with Mara Firsch.
High School: Played at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, FL, her final two years ... Nationally ranked by the ITF as a senior ... Played on the ITF circuit as a junior ... As a freshman, ranked among the top 250 nationally, top 50 regionally in the Midwest and No. 7 in Chicago ... Member of the National Honor Society and finished school with a 4.3 GPA ... Recognized in the National Young Scholars program.
Personal: Born June 4, 1987, in Hinsdale, IL ... daughter of Vijay and Aruna Jha ... has one sister, Maithili (24), who played tennis at the University of Rochester (D.III) ... Women's tennis representative in GW's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... Treasurer of REMIX, the first student organization devoted to multi-racial and multi-ethnic students at GW ... Aspires to work in foreign service or international development ... Majoring in International Affairs.
Bayraktaroglu Named A-10 Rookie of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington women's tennis' Melis Bayraktaroglu has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week in the league's final weekly awards...
Women's Tennis Set for A-10 Championship
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team is set to compete at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship as the No. 9 seed from April 26-30 at the USTA ...
Women's Tennis Defeats George Mason on Saturday
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team took a Revolutionary Rivalry victory over George Mason on Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at the...
Women's Tennis to Honor Seniors on Saturday
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team closes the regular season on Saturday with a Senior Day match against Revolutionary Rival George Mason...
Seven Student-Athletes Recognized by University for Academic Excellence
At a recent Academic Honors Dinner hosted by the university in the student center, seven GW student-athletes were celebrated for having a grade point average...
Women's Tennis' Siopacha Named A-10 Player of the Week
George Washington women's tennis sophomore Maria Siopacha has been named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
Women's Tennis Dominates Saint Joseph's
PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington women's tennis team completed a perfect weekend of play with a 6-1 defeat of Atlantic 10 foe Saint Joseph's on the road ...
Women's Tennis Outlasts Temple
PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington women's tennis team edged Temple on the road, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at the TU Tennis Courts.