Tara Vanooteghem

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Tied for the team high in wins for the second year in a row, finishing with a 18-3 singles record overall, with a 17-2 record at No. 5 and 1-1 record at No. 4 … In singles No. 5 defeated nationally ranked BYU-Hawaii at No. 2 (2/16)… Concluded her singles season with a nine game winning streak, five of which were nationally ranked, including No.10 West Florida (3/12), No. 25 Cal State L.A.  (3/20), No. 13 Grand Canyon University (4/1), No. 38 Academy of Art University (4/6) and No. 46 Sonoma State (4/13) … Went 14-6 in doubles at No.3 with Melinda Chu … Closing out the season with a four match winning streak and concluding it with a 8-7 (7-4) win against Division-1 San Diego State (4/16).

Tied for the team high in wins, finishing her sophomore year with a 10-12 record overall ... Went 7-16 in doubles, including 7-14 in No. 2 doubles with Melinda Chu ... Went undefeated in No. 5 singles (5-0), including a win against Jessica Pepa of Division-I Cal State Fullerton, 6-2, 6-3, to open the season (2/1) ... Won three-set match at No. 6 singles, 6-0, 5-7, 11-9 against Cecilia Vergnet of No. 14 Grand Canyon (2/11) ... Finished singles slate at No. 3 position with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Brooke McBride of No. 43 Sonoma State (4/21) ... Ended season on a high note at No. 2 doubles, winning back-to-back matches against No. 43 SSU (4/21) and Hawaii Hilo (4/22) by scores of 9-8 and 8-5, respectively.

Named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (GPAs from 3.00 to 3.299) ... Saw action in only one match, UCSD's 3-6 dropped decision to Point Loma Nazarene ... Ended the day with a loss on the singles side at the No. 6 position, and a win in doubles play at the #3 spot.

A 2010 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose ... Placed fifth at the California High School Girls Tennis Classic in 2009 ... Led Monarchs to three West Catholic Athletic League titles (2007-09) ... NorCal champions in 2007 and 2008 ... Played No. 1 doubles in 2008 and 2009 ... Named Second-Team All-WCAL and earned WCAL Doubles Team of the Year award both years ... Played in many USTA tournaments as a prepster.

Born on Dec. 22, 1992 in Mountain View ... Parents are Rik and Kathy Vanooteghem ... Has three older siblings named Bonnie, Kyle and Tessa ... A communications major and business minor at Marshall College ... Her most memorable moment competing was winning NorCals with her high school team ... Interested in working in promotions for a Nashville country music record label or doing sports-related public relations ... Lists Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters as her favorite athletes ... Listens to anything country and Luke Liggett ... My Best Friend's Wedding is her top movie watch ... Hobbies include going to concerts, shoping and hiking ... Greatest influences are Jesus and her family ... Also holds citizenship in Belgium.

Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: San Jose, CA
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS
College: Marshall
Major: Communications
Experience: 3 Letters
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