About Alexis Nelson
Hometown: St. Paul
Family: An only child, Nelson is the daughter of David and Tuanjai Nelson.
Coaches: Several, including her father; Marc Stingley, Viet Pham, Chi Pham and Ric Yates of the Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center; Brian McCoy and Irwin Montalvo of Life Time Fitness in Fridley; Greg Wicklund, head pro at Edina Country Club.
School: After completing eighth grade at Capitol Hill Magnet School, Nelson has taken online classes for two years but is considering returning to a traditional classroom for the coming school year.
Favorite players: Kim Clijsters, Li Na, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic.
Recent results/upcoming tournaments: Nelson finished second to friend and rival Jessie Aney of Rochester in last month’s U.S. Open Northern Qualifying Championships at the University of Minnesota. She is scheduled to play in the U.S. Tennis Association’s national clay court championships July 10-19 and the USTA national hard court championships in August.