Started playing tennis at the age of 8...Coached by Ray Ruffels and Butch Walts...Father, Dan is an orthopedic surgeon; mother's name is Cyndy...Second oldest of seven children, with four sisters and two brothers...Graduated from Westfield High School in Houston in the top 15 percent of her class and on the honor roll for four straight years...Started Brigham Young University in the fall of 1997...Tennis figure she most admires is Steffi Graf...Enjoys in-line skating, snow-skiing, scrapbooking and watching movies...Favorites include the color blue, the movies Coyote Ugly and Remember the Titans, soft pretzels and pizza, and big thunderstorms...Cherishes spending time with her family above anything else.
• Member of U.S. National Team in 1995; 1994 USTA National Girls 16 Clay Court Champion; 1993 USTA National Girls 14 Champion; 1992 USTA National Girls' 14 Clay Court Doubles Champion with Marissa Catlin; 1992 USTA National Girls' 14 Doubles Champion with Marissa Catlin • Unable to compete in junior events for much of 1995 when she was sidelined with a chronic stomach muscle pull that required surgery
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 1999- ITF/San Antonio-USA, ITF/Mt. Gambier-AUS, ITF/Pt. Pirie-AUS; 1998 - ITF/Hilton Head Island-USA; 1997 - ITF/El Paso-USA, ITF/Little Rock-USA.Quarterfinalist (1): 2000 - Philadelphia.DOUBLESQuarterfinalist (1): 2000 Antwerp (w/Rippner).
1997 - As an unranked, unseeded WC, won second pro event of career (not including one unsuccessful qualifying attempt) at ITF/El Paso-USA; down a set in the final, came back to upset the top seed, Reeves, 36 64 62; following week, still unranked, won another event at ITF/Little Rock-USA, as a qualifier, d. top seed Reeves again, 63 612000 - Debuted on WTA Tour at Hobart as a qualifier, ranked No. 122; d. Torrens Valero 63 62 for first match-win, and led top seed Frazier in her second match before falling 36 60 64; gained entry into Philadelphia as a LL, then upset world No. 30 Brandi in 1r and was given a walkover in 2r (when Rubin was forced to withdraw due to injury) to reach first QF on WTA Tour; ranking jumped from No. 104 to No. 85; broke into Top 100 on March 20 and ended the last two weeks of the season at No. 852001 - Debuted at Australian Open and won her first Grand Slam match there
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