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  Estefania Balda
School: Clemson University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Guayaquil
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Home Country: Ecuador
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Height: 5-3
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Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 49-42
Doubles Record: 57-28
Fall 2007 Singles: · Ranked #24 in regional rankings · Was 5-5 in the fall season · Went 2-1 at MCC Collegiate Invitational Championships in September · Invited to qualifying round of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships. Fell in the opening round · Won her first round match at the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional before suffering a three-set loss in the next match · Had a 2-1 record at the Duals In The Desert In November with straight set wins over Fresno State and Baylor. Doubles: · Partnered with three different teammates for a 5-7 record during the fall · Ranked #32 in the preseason with Carol Salge · Had a 3-2 record with Salge · Pair placed second in the flight two bracket at the Furman Fall Classic in late September · With Salge, won opening round match in the qualifying rounds at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships before falling · Was 2-4 with Laurianne Henry. Pair went 2-1 at the MCC Collegiate Invitational in mid-September and fell in the flight one finals. · Duo teamed again at November’s Duals In The Desert but fell in all three matches in the number two bracket · Fell in only match played with Samantha Eppelsheimer, a 6-8 defeat at the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional Championships in October. Spring 2007 Singles: · Posted a 16-8 overall record with a 7-3 ledger against ACC competition in her first semester of action, playing primarily at flights two and three · Won her first match as a Tiger, defeating Link Leskosky of the College of Charleston on Jan. 27 by a 7-6(5), 6-1 margin at flight two · Won two matches at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships at the number-two position, including her first over a ranked opponent (#28) · Earned her first collegiate ITA ranking after the four-match winning streak, entering the singles poll at #84 · After a loss to #62 Monika Dancevic of Georgia, rattled off six straight victories as the Tigers began the ACC · Fell to Audrey Banada, 1-6, 2-6, in Clemson’s ACC Championship semifinal loss to Miami · Won both matches in Clemson’s regional action to help the Tigers advance to the NCAA Round of · Fell in the final match of the season, suffering a 6-2, 6-1 loss to #22 Nina Henkel of California in the NCAA Round of 16. Doubles: · Compiled a 13-8 record in doubles play with four different partners · Paired with Ani Mijacika in the first match of the season, posting an 8-2 win over Evans and Dowse of the College of Charleston at flight two · Teamed with Carol Salge for a 3-3 record during the spring · Fell in only match played with Selma Babic, an 8-4 decision to Dancevic and Kelley Hyndman of Georgia · Partnered with Ina Hadziselimovic 14 times during the spring, including the last 10 matches of the year …tallied a 9-4 record with Hadziselimovic with an unfinished match in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament · Win over North Carolina’s Collins and Marand was Balda and Hadziselimovic’s first victory over a ranked opponent as the Tar Heel tandem was listed 19th · Entered doubles rankings in the following week at #41 · Remained in the polls for the rest of the season. Before Clemson · Won three career ITF women’s circuit doubles titles and one singles crown · Ranked #1 in South America for under 14’s, under 16’s and under 18’s · Listed as high 39th in the ITF rankings · Won several tournaments as a junior player · Born June 30, 1987.