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  Reka Zsilinszka
School: Duke University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Fayetteville, N.C.
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Forte School
Height: 5-8
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 81-14
Doubles Record: 55-23
Spring 2008: Garnered All-America honors for singles ... advanced to the round of 16 in NCAA Tournament individual singles play ... defeated the 37th-ranked and 57th-ranked players in the first two rounds before falling to No. 18 Lenka Broosova from Baylor ... lined up at the No. 3 position for the Blue Devils ... finished with a 16-2 record at No. 3 and a 19-2 overall mark in dual matches ... went 10-1 in ACC regular season play and was 10-2 overall against ACC foes ... won 14 straight matches to start the spring season, including beating the 25th-ranked player from Northwestern ... finished the season ranked 24th in the nation and fifth in the region ... played the majority of her double matches with fellow rookie Ellah Nze in the No. 3 slot ... duo posted a dual match record of 15-6, including going 10-1 in the ACC regular season and 11-3 overall against pairs from the ACC ... duo finished the season ranked 10th regionally by the ITA ... earned ACC All-Academic honors as well as ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition. Fall 2007: Compiled a singles record of 16-3 in fall competition, including a 9-0 start to the campaign ... went 4-0 at the William & Mary Invitational to claim the singles Flight B title ... went 5-1 at the Riviera All-American Championships to reach the final match of the qualifying bracket before suffering her first loss as a Blue Devil ... reached the finals of the ITA Southeast Region Championships, posting two wins over nationally-ranked opponents in the process ... lost just her second match in 16 outings in the main draw at National Indoors and went on to reach the consolation semifinals before falling to eighth-ranked Georgia Rose of Northwestern ... won 16 of her fall matches in two sets, seeing just two three-set matches in 19 total outings, winning one and losing one ... went 7-3 versus ranked competition ... combined with Melissa Mang to go 2-2 in fall doubles action ... also went 1-1 when paired with Elizabeth Plotkin ... was part of Duke’s two-person incoming freshman class, which ranked second in the nation ... in the Southeast Regional Dec. 7 listings, ranked second in singles ... prior to her arrival at Duke, played an exhibition match with Pete Sampras at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C. Prep: Participated in all four Junior Grand Slams ... reached the round of 16 in the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon ... achieved a top-10 world junior ranking ... was ranked No. 1 in the nation in Girls’ 14s, 16s and 18s ... 2006 USTA Southern Section Player of the Year ... 2005 North Carolina Player of the Year ... Girl’s 14s National Hard Court champion ... Girls’ 16s National Hard Courts semifinalist and finalist ... Girls’ 18s National Spring champion in 2005. Personal: Born on July 8, 1989 in Nove Zamky, Slovakia ... daughter of Lazslo Zsilinszky and Adriana Zsilinszka ... took nine years of classical piano lessons ... fluent in Hungarian and Slovak ... National Merit Scholarship recipient ... enjoys reading, running, singing and skiing ... favorite athlete is Pete Sampras.