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2007-2008 Women's Tennis Roster


Claudia Szabo

Class: SR-3L
Height: 5-5
Previous School: St. Paul's Grammar
Hometown: Morwell, Australia

2007-08 (Senior)
Fall:
Ended the fall season with a record of 6-3 ... Won six straight matches beginning on Sept. 17 at the St. Mary's Classic hosted by Tennessee ... Defeated teammate Claudia Szabo in the championship match at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic 6-4, 6-0 ... Teamed up with Shannon Hartman to post a 3-4 doubles record ... The pair fell to teammates Siljestrom and Chemin 8-6 in the championship match of the Steve Baras Fall Classic ... Began the doubles play 0-3 before defeating Jackson and Jann 8-3 in the Steve Baras Fall Classic.

Spring: Played most of the season in the No. 3 position posting a 5-6 mark ... Notched eight singles and doubles wins ... Notched wins over Torrie Browning of Wichita State, South Alabama's Katie Welch and Marija Djuran of Western Kentucky ... Fell to Tennessee's Samantha Orlin, Laura van de Stroet of Ole Miss and Bianca Gorbea of Louisville ... Posted an 8-10 doubles mark ... Notch a 6-5 record when playing with Ann-Kristin Siljestrom ... Defeated UAB's Giorgia Romeo and Gulsah Esen, Priscilla Castillo and Maria Colores Pazo of Florida International and Indiana State's Marie Caujolle and Valeriia Petrovych.

2006-07 (Junior)
Fall:
Posted one singles victory, against Murray State's Casady Pruitt, and lost to Stephanie Dellocono of Southern Miss at Ole Miss Classic ... Lost in first round of ITA Southeast Championships to Davidson's Michele Fanney ... Overhauled forehand completely before June Stewart Invitational, switching to two hands on both sides ... Recorded 8-3 doubles mark, all with Hala Sufi ... Duo won three of four outings at Ole Miss Classic with victories over Arkansas-Little Rock (Bourgeon-Hirdle), Southern Miss (Serret-Blackett), and South Alabama (Stanic-Babicova) ... Won a pair of outings at ITA Southeast Championships over Longwood (Bucur-Triebskorn) and Clemson (Babic-van Adrichem) before falling in Round of 16 to Wake Forest (Jerman-Tara) ... Posted victories in three of four matches at June Stewart Invitational, defeating Florida International (Zabala-Castillo), Arizona State (Clarke-L. Abdula), and Louisville (Imre-White).
Spring: Posted 8-8 singles and 12-6 doubles dual match records ... Defeated UT Martin's Victoria Cann in first singles match of the spring and won in straight sets over Chattanooga's Samantha Duggan ... Posted victory against Marshall's Thaddea Lock before falling in three sets to Indiana State's Joanne Schickerling ... Defeated South Alabama's Jelena Krivacevic and then won final four outings of the year, including triumphs over Troy's Caroline Jouvia and Houston's Anna Djananova ... Ended the academic year with 20-9 doubles mark, second best on the squad ... Played all but one match with Hala Sufi, compiling a 12-5 dual match record ... Sufi-Szabo won three of their first four matches, including a victory against Louisville (White-Laszkowski) ... Starting in late February, duo posted eight wins in 10 matches, including triumphs over Penn State (Abraham-Holzberg), 27th-ranked Marshall (Schmitt-Kever), Indiana State (Migan-Schickerling), UAB (Elsholz-von Samson) and 48th-ranked Nevada (Bailly-Mizyuk).

2005-06 (Sophomore)
Fall:
Did not play singles because of a shoulder injury ... Posted 4-3 doubles record with Ann-Kristin Siljestrom ... Defeated Tennessee Tech (Carter-Ngiam) and East Tennessee (Ilina-Ziolkowska) before falling in finals to Chattanooga (Adams-Zhokova) at UTC Baras Classic ... Split four matches at MT Fall Invitational, posting wins over Belmont (Rhodes-Johansson) and Jacksonville State (Lopes-Abby).
Spring: Posted 7-15 dual match singles record, playing 17 of 22 matches at No. 2 and the final five at No. 1 ... Compiled 7-10 mark at No. 2 ... Won four of first five outings, including victories over East Tennessee's Tara Byrne, Wichita State's Wendi Webster, and Chattanooga's Lindsey Ballard ... Webster and Ballard were both three-set wins ... Lost three straight, including a three-setter to Troy's Tsitsi Masviba, before winning 3 of 4, with triumphs against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Filippa Figueiredo and Murray State's Anne Pennington ... Lost her final 10 singles matches of the year, starting with a defeat to VCU's 44th-ranked Marianna Yuferova ... Dropped three-set decisions along the way to South Alabama's Jelena Krivacevic and Arkansas-Little Rock's Outi Jarvinen ... Posted 5-14 doubles mark in dual matches playing with Marlene Chemin, Kelly Adams, Ann-Kristin Siljestrom, and Elvira Yusupova ... Compiled 4-10 record with Chemin, with wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Figueiredo-Iriarte) and Murray State (Pruitt-Pennington) as well as victories over Arkansas-Little Rock (Bourgeon-Robinson) and Memphis (Tjioe-Cowie) ... Went 0-1 with Adams and Siljestrom and 1-2 with Yusupova, with a victory against UT-San Antonio (Wallin-Mooney).

2004-05 (Freshman)
Fall: Posted 4-7 singles and 4-8 doubles record ... Lost both singles matches at St. Mary's Classic, the second one to N.C. State's Carmen Torres in three sets ... Lost twice but won a three-setter over Wisconsin's Lexi Gordon at Furman Fall Classic ... Defeated Indiana's Anastasia Sokolova and Lara Burgarello before dropping final two matches at UK Fall Invitational ... Split pair of matches at MT Fall Invitational ... Played doubles with Emily Vest, Ana Maria Cibils, and Jacqui Williams ... Lost twice before defeating N.C. State (Barry-Barry) at St. Mary's Classic with Vest ... Dropped all three outings with Cibils at Furman ... Posted 3-3 mark with Williams, losing all three at Kentucky before winning three straight at MT Invitational, including victories over UAB (Maier-Knapp-Wild) and Memphis (Tijoe-Wieser) to win Flight B.
Spring: Recorded 7-14 dual match singles record, playing all but three outings at Nos. 2 and 3 ... Defeated Belmont's Shivani Oberoi to start the season and Chattanooga's Kristie Wilson in three sets ... Picked up three-set victories over Penn State's Sarah Spence and Andrea Feichtinger of Memphis ... Won three of four to end the year, including wins over Jennifer Sibille of Southern Miss and Megan Schmulbach of North Texas ... Recorded 7-12 doubles mark with Williams, playing all but one match at No. 3 ... Won four of first six outings, with wins over Troy (Jones-Elsisi), New Mexico (Quintal-Robertson), and Ole Miss (Cochran-Koukartchouk) ... Lost 9-8 (2) to Penn State (Schular-McKeown) ... Defeated Memphis (Noble-Kohl), North Texas (Aba Butain-Schmulbach), and Murray State (Hall-McQueen) to end the year.

High School: Played No. 1 singles for St. Paul's Grammar, where she was undefeated in singles and doubles her junior and senior years ... Captain of her high school's tennis team ... Played for Victoria in Prizzy Cup ... Participated in the ITF ... Won Glen Iris Under 18 Junior Tennis Tournament ... Reached the semifinals of the Australian Clay Courts Tournament ... Played in Junior Australian Open Qualifying ... Reached the quarterfinals in Darwin ITF Tournament in singles.

Personal: Claudia Szabo ... Daughter of Catrina Szabo ... Born January 19, 1986 ... Majoring in Management.