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Ashley Cowart
Ashley Cowart

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Savannah, Georgia

High School:
Jenkins

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
09/08/1983

Experience:
3L

2006 Spring (Senior):
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Team co-captain with Erin Gray... Finished 5-17 in singles play in the spring and 10-26 overall... Played anywhere from the No. 1 to the No. 4 position... Played first five matches in the No. 1 position... First win came over North Florida's Katja Brandt, 6-1, 6-1... Earned SEC win with a 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-0 win over LSU's Lauren Seaman in the No. 4 match... Defeated Southern Illinois' Amanda Taillefer, 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 2 match... Topped Troy's Claudia Strauss, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2... Also defeated Samford's Whitnie Warren, 6-2, 6-2... Finished spring 11-12 in doubles play and 18-18 overall... Paired with Alex Haney to win five straight matches... During streak, topped Mississippi State's team of de Villiers and Banikova, 8-5 and Ole Miss' duo of Tomatis and Somers, 8-4... Played last six matches of the spring with Haney in the No. 1 position... Paired with Tori Almagno to top Tennessee's team of Harris and Orlin, 9-7... Began the year 2-0 in doubles with Dzeljan Memisi... Finished 1-4 with Erin Gray.

2005 Fall (Senior):
Ended with an overall record of 5-9 in singles... Picked up at least one victory in all four tournaments played... Defeated Hampton's Katerina Jiskrova, 6-0, 6-0 at Wolfpack Invitational... Opened Kentucky Fall Invitational with 6-3, 6-1 win over Ohio State's Caitlin O'Keefe... Closed Kentucky Fall Invitational with a 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (0) win over Eastern Kentucky's Meredith Giles to finish seventh... Defeated Central Florida's Pam Fernandez, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7) in consolation round of ITA Southern Regional... Paired with Alex Haney to go 7-6 in doubles play... Rattled off three straight wins at Wolfpack Invitational to claim ninth place after dropping first match... Duo defeated Ohio State's Ciara Finucane and Julie Blackmore, 8-5 in first round of Kentucky Fall Invitational... Defeated Marshall's Kellie Schmitt and Karolina Soor, 8-4 at Kentucky Fall Invitational... Pair finished 2-2 at SEC Fall Coaches Classic... Won the first and last matches of tournament... Defeated Georgia's Kelley Hyndman and Link Liskosky, 9-8, to open tournament.

2005 Spring (Junior):
Finished with an overall record of 5-15 in singles... Participated in every match... Began the season with two consecutive wins over Jacksonville's Nisrine Hajbane (6-2, 6-1) and Central Florida's Jennifer Carati (6-0, 6-1)... Dropped her next two matches before winning two straight over UAB's Annemieke Elsholz (6-4, 6-1) and Cincinnati's Julie Klauck (6-1, 6-0)... Defeated LSU's Lauren Seaman, 6-3, 6-3... Played in 19 of 21 doubles matches... Paired with Sarah Suitor to finish 3-7... Opened the season paired with Tori Almagno, finishing with a 2-2 mark... Finished with a 1-2 mark when paired with Petra Bercik... Also teamed with Jelena Jovic and finished 1-1 in the No. 1 slot.

2004 Fall (Junior):
Posted 6-7 record in singles play... Went 2-1 at Colorado Invite with victories over Denver's Rachel Sackmaster, 6-1, 6-3, and Colorado's Jenny Hanson, 6-2, 7-6... Ended fall season with victory over Mississippi State's Renee Joseph, 6-2, 7-5, in SEC Fall Coaches Classic... Split time in doubles with three teammates... Went 4-0 with Petra Bercik, 1-0 with Tori Almagno and 0-2 with Nancy Peaden... Victory with Almagno came against Colorado's Veera Nurmi and Martina Sedivec, 8-4.

2004 Spring (Sophomore):
Voted as Auburn's Most Improved Player... Member of SEC All-Academic... Saw singles action in just 10 matches, but went 8-2 overall and 1-2 in Southeastern Conference... Played most of season at No. 6 slot... Defeated Jacksonville State's Whitney Collins, 6-0, 6-0, in sixth match of season... Victory sent Cowart to 5-1 on the season... Lone SEC victory came against Arkansas' Christian Kincannon, 6-0, 6-0... Ended season with 6-1, 6-0, victory over Tennessee-Chattanooga's Kristie Wilson... Teamed with Isabel Rosenbrock for 8-8 doubles record and 3-7 mark in SEC... Team won three of its final four matches... Duo played at No. 2 and No. 3 slots... Went 3-3 at No. 3 and 6-4 at No. 3... Also teamed with Nancy Peaden for four non-conference matches, going 1-3.

2003 Fall (Sophomore):
Went 5-6 in singles... Had a 5-3 record with partner Nancy Peaden in doubles... Defeated Tennessee's Erin Cohn 6-3, 6-1, in the SEC Coaches Classic... Defeated Alabama's Melissa Minor by a final count of 6-1, 6-4, in the Roberta Alison Classic.

2003 Spring (Freshman): Had a 6-6 record in singles... Defeated Alabama's Nathalie Koppelle 6-4, 2-6, 7-6... Went 3-1 in doubles with Isabel Rosenbrock, including a 9-8 win over Arkansas' duo of Melissa Cornett and Whitney Morton to clinch the doubles point for the Tigers... Compiled a 5-1 record with partner Sarah Suitor.

Prior to Auburn:
Attended Jenkins High School... Was named to the All-City Tennis Team all four years in high school... Was also All-City in cross country her first two years in high school... Ranked in the top 10 in the nation in doubles as a junior player.

Personal:
Born on September 8, 1983, to Lois and Richard Cowart in Savannah, Ga... Has a younger brother, Zach, 15... Majoring in exercise science/pre-health curriculum.

About Ashley:
Lists Pete Sampras as her favorite tennis player... Lists basketball as her favorite sport other than tennis... Says her favorite thing to do in Auburn is to go to Tigers football games.

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