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  Amanda Granson
School: Duke University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Hilton Head, S.C.
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Heritage Academy
Height: 5-7
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 77-38
Doubles Record: 75-42
Spring 2008: Earned All-America honors in doubles ... Played primarily at No. 5 singles ... posted a 17-7 record in dual matches and an 11-3 mark against ACC opponents ... finished 8-3 in regular season conference play ... ranked as high as 99th by the ITA on Jan. 8 ... third on the team in wins ... won 10 consecutive matches to close out the season ... beat Stephanie Kusano of California in the NCAA Tournament round of 16 ... captured a victory over Clemson’s Federica van Adrichem in the ACC Championship match ... teamed up with Melissa Mang in the No. 1 doubles spot ... was part of duo picked to compete in the NCAA Tournament ... advanced the NCAA Tournament round of eight in doubles play before losing to the No. 2 pair from Fresno State ... finished with a 15-7 record in the spring and a 9-5 mark against ACC foes ... defeated the pair from California in the NCAA Tournament team play round of 16 ...tied for the team lead in doubles victories with 15 ... finished the season ranked seventh in the nation and second in the region. Fall 2007: Compiled a singles mark of 3-4 for the fall while facing five ranked opponents ... reached the semifinals of consolation action at the William & Mary Invitational before falling to teammate, Melissa Mang ... went 2-1 at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships to end the fall campaign ... in doubles action, went 7-2 when combining with Mang, as the duo began the fall with a five-match win streak ... that streak came at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships as the tandem won the doubles title to earn a berth to National Indoors, where the duo reached the title match of the consolation bracket ... the pair notched wins over the No. 1- and No. 2-ranked teams in the nation over the course of fall play, in addition to two victories over top-60 opponents, as the duo faced five ranked tandems ... paired with Jessi Robinson to record a ledger of 3-2, as the duo went 3-1 at the William & Mary Invitational to win the Flight A consolation draw ... in the Southeast Region Dec. 7 listings, ranked second in doubles with Mang and 18th among singles players. 2006-07: Posted an overall singles record of 23-10, including marks of 15-4 in dual matches, 8-2 in ACC play and 6-5 in fall action ... also went undefeated versus ranked opponents at 3-0 for the spring and 4-0 for the year ... won three of four matches played in the month of February ... compiled a perfect 8-0 mark for the month of March and won her first three matches in April for a win streak of 11 matches ... was tops on the Blue Devil squad in singles wins (23), dual match victories (15) and ACC triumphs (eight) ... in the fall, went 3-1 at the Gator Invitational and also at ITA Regionals ... combined with three teammates to go 16-12 for the year in doubles competition ... was 7-4 when combining with Jessi Robinson, as the duo went 6-3 versus conference foes ... posted a mark of 6-4 when pairing with Tory Zawacki and teamed up with Kristin Cargill to go 3-4 for the year... was named to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team. Prep: Played one year of high school tennis as a freshman ... was named Tennis Player of the Year by the Express Times and the Morning Call ... tennis team MVP at Freedom High School ... led her team to the Pennsylvania state championship in 2002 ... was a National Open doubles champions in 2004 ... finished in the top 12 at National Hard Courts in 2005 ... Heritage Academy Wendy’s High School Heisman recipient. Personal: Born Amanda Allen Granson on March 14, 1988 in Bethlehem, Pa. ... daughter of Marc and Robin Granson ... has three sisters ... sister, Sarah, played tennis at James Madison from 1997-2001 ... sister, Katie, played tennis at Duke (1999-2003) and coached Yale’s women’s tennis team (2004-06) ... sister, Jessica, is a 2007 Duke graduate ... enjoys reading, scrap booking, taking pictures, golfing and biking ... would like to start a business with her three older sisters and play on the pro tour upon graduation ... also wants to go abroad ... favorite athlete is her brother-in-law, Kevin Cassese, who currently serves as the head coach for men’s lacrosse at Lehigh University and plays lacrosse professionally.