Year: Junior
City/State: Claremont, CA
High School: Claremont HS
Major: Biology
Experience: 2 Letters


As a Junior in 2010: Earned a spot on the All-CCAA Second Team after demonstrating her versatility in singles and doubles during the conference season... competed out of the No. 2 and No. 3 positions in the singles ladder, going 8-9 overall as a junior... compiled an impressive doubles mark of 12-6, including a 11-5 record with teammate Valerie Tang... picked up three-straight singles wins to start 2010, including an exciting road victory against Cal State Stanislaus' Katie Eng, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)... collectied wins in seven of her first nine doubles matches to begin the season... ended the year on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (includes GPAs from 3.00 to 3.299).

As a Sophomore in 2009: Did not play in any matches during the 2009 season.

As a Freshman in 2008: Posted a 10-5 record in singles and a 12-9 record in doubles during her freshman campaign... earned CCAA Player of the Week honors twice during the season, first for the week of Feb. 18-24 in helping the Tritons top Cal Poly Pomona 9-0 and second for the week of April 14-20 after singles and doubles wins against Cal State L.A. and Cal Poly Pomona... in singles, went 1-0 at the No. 1 position, 2-2 at No. 2, 6-3 at No. 3 and 1-0 at No. 4... in doubles, went 11-9 at No. 2 and 1-0 at No. 3.

High School: A 2007 graduate of Claremont High School in Claremont, Calif... was named the Basline League MVP in 2004 and 2005 while also earning First Team All-Baseline League honors in 2003 and 2006... helped team to the CIF Championships in 2004 and 2005.

Personal: Born Jan. 14, 1989... parents are John and Penny Dao... has two older sisters named Patricia and Jennifer... is a Biology major at Revelle College... aspires to be an ecologist... enjoys craftmaking, going to the beach and crocheting in her free time.


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Interview with Cindy Dao - 4/21/11