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2002-2003 Women's Tennis Roster


Stacy Varnell

Class: Sr.
Height: 5-9
Previous School: Sprayberry
Hometown: Marietta, GA

Varnell's Game Very strong player ... All court game with penetrating ground strokes ... Can also win points at the net ... Coached by one of the best coaches in the nation in Jerry Baskin as a junior.

2001 Fall: Ended the fall season with a 7-5 record in singles play ... Shared the Flight C touranment title at the Doctor's Vision Center Invitational at UNC-Wilmington with teammate Tanja Buchheim ... Won opening qualifying round at the ITA Southeast Regional with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kristen Nichols of North Carolina State, but lost to Medina Barjrambasic of Coastal Carolina 7-6 (7-1), 1-6, 2-6 in the second round ... Varnell and doubles partner Manon Kruse ended the fall with a 11-2 record ... Won flight one doubles at Doctor's Vision Center at UNC-Wilmington and Furman Fall Classic ... Went 1-1 against ranked opponents this fall with a 8-2 win over No. 8th ranked Kathy Boyanovich and Jennifer Radman of South Carolina and lost to No. 10 Carolina Mayorga and Sarah Witten of Kentucky ... Varnell and Kruse were seeded 7th at the ITA Southeast Regional ... Won two matches at regional tournament before falling to Julie Deroo and Kelly McCain of Duke.

2000-01 Fall: Played in the finals of the Indiana Fall Invitational in doubles with Manon Kruse...Record of 7-7 in doubles...Accumulated a 6-7 record in singles.

Spring: In doubles action, led the team in individual wins with a record of 19-14 and a .575 winning percentage ... Named to the All-Sun Belt Confernce team in doubles with partner Manon Kruse ... The duo of Varnell and Kruse posted a 14-10 record that included wins over No. 46 ranked Vanderbilt and No. 29th ranked UAB ... Played at the No. 5 and No. 6 position in singles and posted a record of 8-14 ... Found success at home with a home match record in singles play of 5-1.

1999-00 Fall: Injuries limited Varnell's competition...Forced to default her first collegiate match due to injury and the subsequent two matches...Played two doubles matches with a 1-1 record.

Spring: Got her first collegiate singles win against Stephanie Moat of Rice...Put together a five-match win streak from 2/20 to 3/9...Ended the season by winning four straight matches...Had a phenomenal freshman season in doubles partnering with Sarah Grohnert posting a 19-2 record...Duo was 6-0 in the OVC...Varnell posted overall doubles record of 20-4.

High School: Played at Sprayberry High School where she lettered four years...Played as the number one seed from 1997-99...Team MVP...Three-time All-County...13-1 record her senior year... Ranked fifth in Georgia in 1997...Tenth in the nation in doubles during 1998...Won the 1997 Georgia/Florida Open...Ranked in the Top 20 in the south.

Personal: Stacey began tennis lessons when she was five...Major is undeclared... Other interests include art, photography, and other sports...Born September 18, 1980...Daughter of James and Doris Jo Varnell.