Player Profiles 2019

  • Irina Tereschenko

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    Irina Tereschenko
     Photo © Carl Schmits 2019

    Team:

    West

     

    Origin:

    Moscow, Russia (Now in Seattle, WA)

     

    GPR (Global Pickleball Ranking):

    #3

     

    Pickleball Global Profile:

    https://pickleball.global/connect/players/irina-tereschenko/

     

    Short Bio:

    Before becoming a National Champion and multiple US Open medalist, Irina played tennis at Texas Tech as their top player in both singles and doubles.  Almost immediately after being introduced to Pickleball, Irina quickly became a competitive and accomplished Pro.  She loves teaching Pickleball because she feels it is a “great battleground for different styles of play and people of all skill levels can really enjoy themselves playing the sport.”  When she’s not teaching or traveling to and winning medals in tournaments, Irina also finds time for snowboarding and waterskiing.

    Medals:

    2017 USAPA Nationals Women’s Singles Open Silver
    2017 USAPA Nationals Women’s Doubles Open Silver
    2017 US Open Women’s Singles Pro Silver
    2017 US Open Women’s Doubles Pro Silver
    2017 TOC Women’s Doubles Pro Bronze
    2017 TOC Women’s Singles Pro Bronze
    2017 PPF Northwest Women’s Doubles Gold
    2017 PPF Northwest Women’s Singles Bronze
    2017 PPF Northwest Mixed Doubles Bronze
    2016 USAPA Nationals Women’s Singles Open Gold
    2016 USAPA Nationals Mixed Doubles 19+ Silver
    2016 USAPA Nationals Women’s Doubles Open Bronze
    2016 USAPA Nationals Women’s Doubles 19+ Silver
    2016 US Open Mixed Doubles 25+ Gold
    2016 US Open Women’s Doubles 30+ Gold

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  • Christine McGrath

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     Christine McGrath

     Photo © Carl Schmits 2019

    Team:

    West

     

    Origin:

    Temecula, CA

     

    GPR (Global Pickleball Ranking):

    #5

     

    Pickleball Global Profile:

    https://pickleball.global/connect/players/christine-mcgrath/

     

    Short Bio:

    Christine McGrath is a National Champion and multi time US Open medalist.  Before becoming a highly ranked pro Pickleball player, Christine grew up playing tennis since the age of 5 and went on to play 4 years of Division 1 tennis in college, playing in the #1 spot in both singles and doubles on the women’s tennis team while serving as team captain for 2 years.  She also holds a record for having the second most number of singles wins in a season at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  After a successful tennis career, Christine has become an accomplished Pickleball pro who loves teaching the sport and helping people to reach their best potential.  “I am a girly tomboy and when not traveling on the pro tour or teaching, I like to spend my time hiking, snowboarding, dirt biking, adventuring.” – Christine McGrath
    Medals:

    Lakes country club women’s gold, mixed silver US Open age womens gold, Golden state champion mixed gold, So Cal Classic women’s and mixed silver, Toc women’s pro silver, 2019 Hawaii pro women’s gold and mixed gold, 2019 open pro mixed doubles silver medalist at the lakes country club tournament.

    2017 USAPA Nationals Women’s Doubles 19+ Gold

    2017 USAPA Nationals Mixed 19+ Silver

    2017 TOC Women’s Doubles Pro Silver

    2017 PPF Northwest Women’s Doubles Pro Gold

    2017 PPF Rocky Mountain Women’s Doubles Pro Silver

    2017 PPF Desert Women’s Doubles Pro Gold

    2017 PPF Desert Mixed Doubles Pro Silver

    2017 Simi Valley Pro Women’s Doubles Gold

    2017 Grand Canyon State Games Women’s Pro Gold

    2017 Grand Canyon State Games Mixed Pro Silver

    2016 USAPA Nationals Women’s Doubles 19+ Gold

    2016 USAPA Nationals Women’s Doubles Open Silver

    2016 USAPA Nationals Mixed 19+ Gold

    2016 USAPA Nationals Mixed Doubles Open Silver

    2016 US Open Women’s Pro Gold

    2016 US Open Women’s Doubles 25+ Gold

    2016 Grand Canyon State Games Women’s Doubles Pro Gold

    2016 Grand Canyon State Games Mixed Pro Gold

    2016 TOC Women’s Doubles Pro Silver

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  • Lindsey Newman

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    Lindsey Newman
     Photo © Doug Clark 2019

    Team:

    West

     

    Origin:

    Whidbey Island, WA

     

    GPR (Global Pickleball Ranking):

    #19

     

    Pickleball Global Profile:

    https://pickleball.global/connect/players/lindsey-newman/

     

    Short Bio:

    Lindsey has 6 siblings plus her two loving parents. Joining her already large family is 4 nephews and 2 nieces.  Her Global Pickleball Ranking is #19 in the world.  She picked up a pickleball paddle for the first time a little less than 2 years ago and hasn’t been able to put it down since. Shortly following her first time out on the court, she entered into her first 5.0 tournament with her mixed doubles partner (and younger brother, Riley) and won it! Lindsey loves pickleball mostly because of how much time it allows her to spend with her brother, Riley and because of how fun it is to play! Lindsey is rated 5.0 in singles, 5.5 in doubles and 6.0 in mixed doubles. Lindsey is known for being fiercely competitive out on the court. Her favorite pickleball memory was earning her first triple crown at the Indoor International Pickleball Championships in Centralia, WA in 2018.  Lindsey now resides in Queen Creek, Arizona. Lindsey is a college basketball referee and has her bartending license. When she’s not reffing college basketball or playing pickleball, she loves to travel (cruises specifically), host parties at her house, go to concerts, play other sports and hang out with her family.

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  • Michelle Esquivel

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    Michelle Esquivel
     Photo © Carl Schmits 2019

    Team:

    West

     

    Origin:

    Orange County, California

     

    GPR (Global Pickleball Ranking):

    #11

     

    Pickleball Global Profile:

    https://pickleball.global/connect/players/michelle-esquivel/

     

    Short Bio:

    Michelle has over 15 years of teaching experience in Physical Education. She
    excelled in an outstanding tennis career as an athlete and coach. Michelle received a full ride tennis
    scholarship to Concordia University where she was the Eagles #1 singles and doubles player. After competing in college, Michelle graduated with a BA in Exercise Sports Science. While a tennis instructor at Matchpoint Tennis Academy, Michelle also took a role in coaching at the collegiate level at Cypress
    College and Orange Coast College. Michelle obtained her Masters Degree in Physical Education at Azusa Pacific University and began teaching Kinesiology classes at the collegiate level. Some of her classes included Badminton, CPR,
    Weight Lifting, Boot Camp, Futsal and Yoga. In 2017, Michelle decided to change paths and began teaching and playing Pickleball professionally.

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