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2007-2008 Women's Tennis Roster


Pooja Kommireddi

Class: JR-2L
Height: 5-9
Previous School: Hyderabad Public School
Hometown: Hyderabad, India

2007-08 (Junior)
Fall:
Ended the fall season 5-3 ... Defeated teammate Andrea Herrera 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the championship match of the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic ... Had four straight wins beginning on Sept. 21 at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic ... Teamed up with Andrea Herrera to post a 4-3 doubles record ... The pair defeated Ammann and Page in the consolation championship 8-5 in the Steve Baras Fall Classic ... Won three straight doubles matches beginning on Sept. 22.

Spring: Posted 11 singles victories with a 10-3 record in the No. 6 position ... Ended the season on an eight-match win streak ...Went 3-1 in Sun Belt conference play ... Defeated Marshall's Yulia Kashelkina 6-0, 7-6 (4) ... Also defeated opponents from Louisville, South Alabama and Kentucky ... Paired with Marlene Chemin and Shannon Hartman in doubles play ... Notched nine doubles victories ... Defeated Kentucky's Whitney Spencer and Alaina Trgovich, Lauren Imre and Robyn White of Louisville and UAB's Jenny Cape and Seden Soyalp.

2006-07 (Sophomore)
Fall:
Only singles win came over Melissa Hoffmeister of Arkansas at Ole Miss Classic ... Battled ankle injury at June Stewart Invitational, with losses to Louisville's Natalia Baez and Vanderbilt's Hannah Blatt ... Posted 2-2 doubles mark, playing with Marlene Chemin and Stephanie Parkison ... Picked up win with Chemin over Arkansas (Hoffmeister-Dixon) at Ole Miss Classic ... Victory with Parkison came versus Liberty (Kuznetsova-Randolph) in first round of ITA Southeast Championships.
Spring: Recorded four singles and six doubles dual match victories ... Defeated UT Martin's Ernestine Koomhof at No. 5 and Chattanooga's Kate Ksiezopolski at No. 6 ... Won 6-3, 6-2, over Air Force's Erlyn Rudico at No. 6 and 7-5, 6-3, against Indiana State's Kelly Hamm, also at No. 6 ... Lost in three sets to Houston's Vicky Simpson, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 3-6 ... Recorded four doubles wins with Marlene Chemin, including triumphs over Marshall (Kashelkina-Keener), UAB (Czernik-Nugent) and Troy (Gouvia-Jouvia) ... Other two victories came with Stephanie Parkison, versus Chattanooga (Duggan-Nicholson) and Air Force (Walters-Morgan).

2005-06 (Freshman)
Fall:
Posted 9-3 singles record, winning five straight to start her career and final three of the fall ... Won four straight at UTC Baras Classic in Flight C, with wins over Chattanooga's Samantha Duggan, UT Martin's Vikki Cann, Lipscomb's Casey Hall and Murray State's Tami McQueen to reach finals ... Tournament finals were canceled because of inclement weather ... Defeated Auburn's Erin Grey in first match at UK Fall Invitational in Group C ... Lost next match to Kentucky's Caroline Winebrenner before picking up win over Marshall's Jessica Keever ... Lost first match of MT Fall Invitational in Flight C to Belmont's Elizabeth Conyer ... Won final three outings of fall, with wins over UT Martin's Cann, Western Ken-tucky's Laura Caffey and UT Martin's Amber Garza ... Posted 2-1 doubles mark with Ann-Kristin Siljestrom ... Lost first match but won final two at UK Fall Invite, including victories over Marshall (Paradis-Asel) and East Tennessee (Byrne-Batsula).
Spring: Posted 18-2 dual match singles record, best on the squad, and 27-5 overall singles mark for the year, tying for the third most wins in a season ... Winning percentage of .844 is the second-best single-season mark in school history ... Won six of her first eight outings, including victories over Wichita State's Jackie Richey, Vanderbilt's Liberty Sveke and Troy's Shamiaa Elsisi ... Only two losses of the year were to East Tennessee's Sandie Knight and Mimi Renaudin of Ole Miss ... Put together a 12-match winning streak to end the season, nine in straight sets, including triumphs against Houston's Vicky Sampson, VCU's Camille Ripert, South Alabama's Sylvanie Spanenberg, UAB's Samrin Tanzeem and Arkansas-Little Rock's Laetitia Bourgeon ... Finished the academic year 24-4 outdoors and 5-0 versus Sun Belt competition ... Posted 11-8 dual match doubles mark overall ... Compiled 9-5 record with Elvira Yusupova, including victories over Chattanooga (Adams-Johnson), Troy (Bares-S. Elsisi), Indiana State (Caujolle-Lahlou), Memphis (Noble-Zafir) and North Texas (Giles-Wasson) at Sun Belt Championships ... Had wins with Siljestrom against UT-San Antonio (Drabkova-Kukla) and Wichita State (Browning-Richey).

High School
Attended Gnanjali School until 2002 and Hyderabad Public School until 2004 in Hyderabad, India ... Played for coach Praveen Bharguva ... Participated in IPSC School Games in 2003-04, with team taking third place ... U-16 winner of individual tournament in 2003-04 and U-18 winner in 2003 and finalist in 2004.

Personal
Pooja Kommireddi ... Daughter of K. Sai Prakosh and K.J. Madhavi ... Born June 10, 1987 ... Majoring in Business Administration.