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  Richele LeSaldo
School: Clemson University
Year: Senior
Home Town: St. Thomas, Barbados
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High School: Cardinal Gibbons High School (FL)
Height: 5-6
Birth Date: Friday, January 14, 1983
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Major: Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Singles Record: 25-29
Doubles Record: 66-41

Overview: Holds the Clemson single season record for Most Victories by a doubles team with 29 with teammate Karen Rombouts...ranks in a tie for fifth for Most Individual Doubles Victories in a season (29) and, with Rombouts, holds the seventh place in Clemson history for Best Set Winning Percentage by a doubles team (.784, 29-8)...named to the Clemson Honor Roll...a member of the ACC Honor Roll.

Spring 2004: Singles: In ACC regular season play, defeated Maryland's Chloe Chavardes by a score of 6-2, 6-0 at flight six...posted the Tigers' only singles win against Georgia, defeating Alexandra Smith by a score of 6-3, 4-6, 1-0(10-8) at the number six slot...won decisions over Iowa's Anastasia Zhukova (6-3, 0-6, 1-0(10-7)) and Boise State's Carolina Pongratz (6-2, 6-2) at flight four...was victorious over Marti Morris of Furman (6-4, 6-4) and Camille Ripert of Virginia Commonwealth (8-4) at five singles.

Doubles: Posted a 23-7 dual match record and a 6-2 ACC record with Karen Rombouts...with Rombouts, won four matches at flight three doubles at the NCAA Championships, defeating Kolbovic and Svandfeldt of Washington (8-4), Lubinsky and Mechem of Texas A&M (8-3), Gutierrez and Suzuki of South Carolina (8-2) and Alarcon and Jones of Troy State (8-4) the ACC Championships, was victorious over North Carolina's Anundsen and Long (8-5) and Duke's Blaszak and Zika (8-5) at flight regular season conference play, defeated Anundsen and Long of UNC (8-4), Cordell and Denny of Florida State (8-5), Anson and Silverio of Georgia Tech (8-6), Hammond and Dora Bechliwanis of Virginia (8-6), Marker and Senic of Maryland (8-1) and Arechavalet and Jassawalla of N.C. State (8-5)...posted wins over Baylor's Walter and Zrustova (8-6), South Carolina's Gutierrez and Suzuki (8-5), Virginia Commonwealth's Arribas and Gago (8-1), South Alabama's Nemcovicova and Rupic (8-3) and Brigham Young's Pike and Schneider (8-5).

In Fall 2003: Singles: Posted a 3-2 overall record in singles...defeated Renata Barreto of Winthrop in the qualifying round of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, before falling to Christine Simpson of Kentucky...was victorious over Penn State's Lindsay Downing and Furman's Jacqueline Eckert in the flight five singles draw at the Furman Fall Classic. Doubles: Posted a 6-1 overall record in doubles with teammate Karen Rombouts...with Rombouts, reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships before falling to Wake Forest's Coetzee and Smith...defeated Blakely and Koon of South Carolina, Johnson and Zika of Duke and Maurer and Schwenk of Kentucky en route to the quarterfinal match...won the flight two doubles draw at the Furman Fall Classic, recording wins over Vanderbilt's Fish and Schmandt, Furman's Baird and Morris and Middle Tennessee's McNamara and Venter.

In Spring 2003: A member of the 2002-03 ACC Honor Roll...named to the Clemson Honor Roll for the Spring 2003 semester. Doubles. Finished the season with an 8-8 overall record...played primarily with Stiglic and Dolinska at the number three doubles position...with Dolinska, defeated Wake Forest's team of Knight and Procter by a score of 8-6 in the first round of the ACC the first round of the NCAA Championships, teamed with Dolinska to win an 8-3 decision over Baylor's Blahutiakova and Bradley at flight three.

In Fall 2002: Singles: Tallied a 9-4 record during the fall season...was the flight five champion at the Clemson Fall Invitational...recorded wins over North Greenville's Maria Macias and Furman's Shannon Moore and Marti Morris at the Clemson Fall Invitational...placed second in the flight six draw at the June Stewart Invitational, defeating Shawna Zuccarini of Purdue and Laura McNamara of MTSU...won a 6-4, 6-2 decision over Wisconsin's Teresa Gonzaga at flight three in the Furman Fall Classic...posted wins over Taylor Lynch (Presbyterian), Petra Jantti (Coastal Carolina) and Audrey George (South Carolina) at the Southern Intercollegiate Tournament. Doubles: Posted an 8-4 record during the fall season with Stiglic...placed second at the Southern Intercollegiate Tournament, defeating Winthrop's Barreto and Caceres (8-3) and West Virginia's Koontz and Underwood (8-1)...posted victories over Cohn and Farace of Tennessee and Gunn and Nieto of Georgia Tech in the flight three draw at the June Stewart the Furman Fall Classic, won a 9-8(3) decision over Furman's Hagood and Thomson at flight two.

In Spring 2002: Singles: Finished the season 10-8 overall, 3-5 in dual matches, and 1-1 in the ACC...played at number two, three and seven singles...defeated Landis Strader of N.C. State, 6-3, 6-0 at flight seven singles...also earned wins over College of Charleston's Emily Scatuorchio and Charlotte's Stacie Luders. Doubles: With teammate Milena Stanoycheva, tallied a 6-6 dual match record and a 4-2 record in ACC doubles matches...with Stanoycheva, played primarily at flight three the first round of the NCAA Championship, was victorious over William & Mary's Buergis and Sherbakov by a score of the first round of the ACC Championship, defeated Gunn and Koon of Georgia Tech, 8-5...defeated Chavardes and Floro of Maryland, Kim and O'Donnell of Virginia, Gunn and Ozolins of Georgia Tech and Dumitrescu and Lawrence of Florida State in ACC regular season play...with Ioana Paun, won an 8-5 decision over N.C. State's Strader and Worsley at flight three doubles.

In Fall 2001: Singles: Posted a 7-3 mark...defeated MTSU'S Vest and Tennessee's Kray before falling to Penn State's Judy Wang in finals of flight eight at June Stewart Invitational...advanced to finals of flight three draw before losing to Jayet...defeated Northwestern State's Katy Wallace 6-4, 6-0. Doubles: Posted a 4-5 record...defeated Furman's Kovarik and Thomson with Savitskaya at Furman Fall Classic...defeated Furman's Holman and Thompson 8-4 at Southern Intercollegiate.

Before Clemson: Top-ranked player in Barbados since 1996...was ranked as high as #116 in singles and #104 in doubles by the ITF...represented Barbados at the 1998 Junior Olympics in Moscow...also played for Barbados at the 1999 Pan Am Jr. Games in Winnipeg, Canada and at the Caribbean & Central American Jr. Games in Maracaibo, Venezuela ...played for Cardinal Gibbons High School, who were the Florida State Champions in 2000...was named to the Florida Sun Sentinel first-team for tennis...born on January 14, 1983.