Name: Dana Mathewson
Sport: Wheelchair Tennis
Event(s): Singles, Doubles
Classification: Women's Open
Height: 5-6
DOB: 12/19/1990
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: The Bishop’s School (La Jolla, Calif.) ‘09
College: University of Arizona ’13, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; University of Arizona ‘20, Audiology, MS - Audiological Sciences - University College London
Coach(es): Jason Harnett/Paul Walker
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, quarterfinals (doubles), round of 16 (singles)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, singles (round of 16), doubles (quarterfinals)
Other Career Highlights
  • World Cup team member (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 2021 French Open GS, semifinalist (doubles)
  • Japan Open Doubles Champion (2019)
  • Cajun Classic Semifinalist (2019)
  • Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, gold (doubles), bronze (singles)
  • 2017 US Open GS, finalist (doubles)
  • 2017 Wimbledon GS, semifinalist (doubles)
  • 2016 British Open, quarterfinals (doubles)
  • 2016 Japan Open, round of 16 (singles, doubles)
Personal: When Dana was 10 years old when she contracted a rare neurological disease known as Transverse Myelitis, which affects the spinal cord and causes the immune system to attack a very low region of the back...Worked towards a clinical doctorate degree in audiology...Credits her mom for getting her into sports, who drove her to various sports camps, while she admitted to screaming all the way, only to find herself two hours later with a huge smile on her face...Went to college on a tennis scholarship at the University of Arizona, where she played and completed a bachelors and graduate degree...Daughter of Dr. Jim and Dr. Arlene Mathewson...Hobbies include baking, crafting, traveling, anything active/competitive, escape rooms, and watching Netflix.