Lolade Ogungbesan
Lolade Ogungbesan
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: London, England
High School: ACS Cobham/Pitt
Major: Economics (Graduate Student)


AS A SENIOR (2016-17): Redshirted her senior season at Pitt.
AS A JUNIOR (2015-16): Competed in the No. 1 and No. 2 spot for both singles and doubles for the second year in a row…Won first two ACC doubles matches of the season over No. 33 Notre Dame and Louisville with partner Amber Washington…Triumphed over the No. 55 Boston College, 6-2, with doubles partner Audrey Ann Blakely…Made it to the semifinal round of the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship with doubles partner Amber Washington…Finished the season with a 16-23 overall record in singles and a 19-18 overall record in doubles.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Finished the season with a team-best 15 singles wins, including a team-high five conference victories...Competed in the No. 1 and No. 2 positions in singles and doubles...Defeated nationally ranked Daneika Borthwick of Florida State 7-6, 2-6, 1-0...Defeated Notre Dame doubles team that was ranked No. 14 in the nation 8-6...Finished with a 2-1 record and advanced to the semifinals in doubles at the Harvard Invitational...Along with partner Audrey Ann Blakely, became the first Pitt doubles team to ever reach the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional tournament...Ended the season with an overall record of 15-19 in singles and 10-25 in doubles.

AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14): Finished with a team-high 14 singles victories...Won her first two matches in both singles and doubles, including an 8-2 doubles win against Robert Morris's Marie-Sophie Heine and Larissa Kiyoku, partnering with Molly Wickman...Recorded her first ACC conference victories in singles and doubles against Wake Forest, winning 6-3, 6-3 over Luisa Fernandez...Also beat Wake Forest doubles team 8-2 with teammate Molly Wickman...Facing Duke's Hanna Mar, who was ranked No. 31 in the nation, Ogungbesan notched an impressive singles victory, winning 1-6, 6-4, 10-7...Notched another ACC singles victory over Nicole Martinez from NC State 6-3, 6-7, 7-5...Earned a 8-3 doubles victory with Jocelyn Lu against Syracuse's Rhiann Newborn and Maria Avgerinos...Finished the season with a singles record of 14-14 and a doubles record of 9-13.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended ACS Cobham in Cobham, England...was the ISST Girls Singles Champion and helped her team finish third overall...ITF Grade 4 semifinalist in a junior she was selected to play for England in the Four Nations Tournament...was the Surrey Junior Champion...Coached by Stefan Ortega who coached former No. 2 in the world and Grand Slam Champion Svetlana Kuznetsova...Stan Belton Schools cross country champion...competed for Athletics club in the 100m and 200m events.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Pat and Tunde Ogungbesan...has two sisters: Fehinti and Murayo...has published two books -- one at age eight and Bus 65 at age 16...won an art competition by the Cartoon Network...fluent in Spanish...designed a house logo for her high school...spent four years in Barcelona, Spain, at the Sanchez-Casal academy.