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  Saras Arasu
School: Duke University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Tampa, Fl
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High School: Tampa Prep
Height: 5-5
Birth Date: Tuesday, July 26, 1983
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 102-39
Doubles Record: 45-27

An All-ACC selection as a freshman and junior .... has a 73-29 singles record in three years at Duke.

2003-04: Selected All-ACC for the second time in her career, after posting a 25-8 singles mark ... played at the No. 4 (4-0), No. 5 (15-4) and No. 6 positions (1-0) ... went 7-1 in ACC action and 18-4 in dual match play ... had wins against two ranked players-- 70th-ranked Paty Aburto of TCU (6-2, 7-5) and 75th-ranked Amy Walgenback of Purdue (6-4, 6-3) ... collected a 13-match win streak during the season ... was ranked as high as 43rd-nationally in the ITA rankings ... in doubles play, notched a 22-12 overall, 18-4 dual and 7-1 record in ACC action ... teamed with Amanda Johnson to post a 12-5 record at the No. 2 doubles slot.

2002-03: Collected a 23-13 overall mark in singles and 5-2 in doubles action as a sophomore ... played at the No. 2 (2-1), No. 3 (4-6), No. 4 (2-1), No. 5 (2-0) and No. 6 (2-1) positions in singles and notched a 12-9 dual match record ... ranked as high as 37th in the ITA rankings during the season ... won the Arizona State Thunderbird singles title by winning five singles matches, which included victories over ninth-ranked Adria Engel (7-5, 6-4) of Arizona State, 53rd-ranked Mhairi Brown (6-2, 6-4) of Arizona State and Duke teammate Katie Blaszak (7-5, 6-3) in the finals ... advanced to the semifinals of the adidas Invitational as she knocked off 12th-ranked Lindsay Dawaf of Florida (5-7, 6-3, 6-2) ... had three victories in the Southeast Regional Indoors to advance to the Elite Eight ... registered a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Tennessee’s 56th-ranked Crystal Cleveland in dual match action ... lost in the first round of the NCAA Individual Singles Championship to 42nd-ranked Marlene Mejia (1-6, 6-7) ... posted dual match victories against Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Purdue, Florida State, Maryland and N.C. State ... in doubles action, teamed with Blaszak to post a 2-0 record at the No. 3 position ... recorded a 3-1 mark with Susie Abromeit.

2001-02: Selected All-ACC after posting a 26-8 singles mark as a freshman ... ranked by the ITA as high as 54 and finished the season at 71st ... had a great run at the Riviera All-American with five consecutive victories to advance to the main draw ... had a 21-4 dual match record, which included win streaks of 11, eight and five ... played No. 4 (2-2), No. 5 (13-1) and No. 6 (6-1) singles ... did not lose an ACC match going 8-0 ... won 19 of her last 21 singles matches ... notched key non-conference victories against Northwestern, Princeton, Illinois, Pepperdine, UCLA, Texas, Florida, William & Mary and Notre Dame ... teamed with Ioana Plesu to post a 3-0 doubles mark ... also played with Julie DeRoo (2-0) and Hillary Adams (1-1) ... was undefeated in four dual doubles matches.

Prep: Earned three varsity letters at the Tampa Preparatory School ... entered the fall at Duke ranked 792 in the WTA rankings ... in the spring of her senior year, competed in four International Tennis Federation circuit tournaments in addition to her normal high school season ... in 1999-00, was the Class IA State Champion and Player of the Year ... was the Class 3A Florida High School State Singles runner-up in 1998-99 ... member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Cum Laude Society ... received the Bay Conference Scholar Athlete award, University of Pennsylvania Academic Book Award and selected AP Scholar ... at the age of 13, represented the U.S. in the World Youth Cup in Japan and then the next year traveled to Costa Rica to qualify for the World Youth Cup ... went with the USTA to France to play in the Les Petit As tournament and advanced to the round of 16 ... won the 14s National Claycourts and was a finalist at the National Hardcourts ... advanced to the semifinals at the Easter Bowl in Miami, Fla., played at the Doral Resort.

Personal: Born July 26, 1983 in Denver, Colo. ... daughter of Thiru & Judy Arasu ... majoring in biology.