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2002-2003 Women's Tennis Roster

Carien Venter

Class: Jr.
Height: 5-10
Previous School: Waterkloff
Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa

Venter's Game Best hands and volleys on the team ... Very good doubles player ... Wonderful backhand complimented by a big forehand ... Good serve ... Should develop into a good player ... Had a very good freshman campaign.

2001 Fall: Finished the fall season with a win at the June Stewart Invitational and took fifth place by beating Ana Stiglic of Clemson ... Played one ranked opponent in singles at the June Stewart Invitational and lost to No. 59 Sarah Witten from Kentucky 4-6, 0-6 ... Was 1-0 in three set matches ... 2-0 in tiebreakers ... Struggled in doubles with doubles partner Tanja Buchheim with a record of 2-4 ... At the June Stewart Invitational teamed with freshman Verena Preiss and went 1-2.

2000-01 Spring: Had an overall record of 17-13 in singles play, which was the top singles record on the team ... Went on a nine-match winning streak mid-way through the year after a 1-6 record to start the spring ... Played in the No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 andNo. 5 position ... Most success was in the outdoor season where she went 16-7 ... Tied for second with Manon Kruse for most individual double wins with 15.

Fall: Had the best fall season in singles with an 8-5 record...Playing with Tanja Buchheim advanced to the finals of the doubles draw at the Middle Tennessee Fall Inv.

High School: Attended Waterkloof high school in Pretoria, South Africa...Played for Province for four years and was team captain in 1998 and 1999.

Personal: Currently undecided on a major...Hopes to play professionally following college or begin her career of choice...Enjoys movies, music, and hanging out with friends...Born on April 22, 1981.