Started playing at the age of 6 when her mother introduced her to the game...Coached by Ed Collins and Ray Ruffels...Father, Dale, is a salesman; mother, Valerie, whose maiden name is Ziegenfuss, was one of the 'Original 9' to form a women's tennis tour in 1970 and a two-time Wimbledon doubles semifinalist who is currently a USTA national coach; younger brother, Michael, is a student...Whole family plays tennis...Graduated high school in 1998 and finished her high school tennis career undefeated...Attends Arizona State University...Has two cats, Gadget and Gizmo...Favorites include the color navy blue, roses, Italian foods and author Nicholas Sparks...Enjoys all sports, especially baseball and golf...Considers her mother's knowledge and support instrumental to her own success; also admires Lindsay Davenport.
• All-American in singles and doubles during freshman and sophomore years at Arizona State University and was 1998 Rookie of the Year and 1998 Player to Watch; also in 1998, in the 18s division, was No. 1 in Southern Cal, Southern Cal Tennis Association Player of the Year and an SCTA Sportsmanship winner
SINGLESWinner: 2000 - ITF/Hilton Head Island-USA.Quarterfinalist (1): 2001 - Auckland.
1998 - Earned a WC into doubles main draw at US Open by virtue of winning the USTA Girls' 18s National Championship with Spears; lost 1r to Dhenin/Loit 76(4) 46 642000 - Debuted on WTA Tour at US Open where she d. Pitkowski and Irvin before falling to Sanchez-Vicario 76(2) 60; won first pro event at ITF/Hilton Head Island-USA by d. Trail in final; unseeded, d. No. 1 seed Latimer in 1r of ITF/Salt Lake City-USA and went on to reach SF, falling to Steck2001 - As a qualifier ranked No. 134 at Auckland, stunned No. 2 seed (world No. 22) Schett to reach first QF on the WTA Tour; made Roland Garros debut2002 - Ranked No. 199, received WC spot into San Diego, her hometown, falling 1r to world No. 44 Srebotnik 62 642003 - Reached final at ITF/Peachtree City-USA, eliminating No. 9 seed Krivencheva and No. 7 seed Gallovits en route (l. to No. 1 seed Brandi)
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