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  Roxanne Clarke
School: Florida State University
Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Cape Town
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High School: Clapham
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Singles Record: 38-29
Doubles Record: 38-27

Freshman Year (2003-04): Was the top freshman finisher on the team for Florida State...posted a 17-7 singles season record including big wins over No. 32 Alabama, No. 38 Wake Forest, No. 9 North Carolina and No. 21 Clemson, playing out of the number four and five positions…one of the top returnees with a 27-10 record for fall and spring play...third on the team in singles wins with 17 during dual match play… second on the team in doubles victories in 2004 with 12, all out of the number one position...clinched the upset victory over the No. 9 Tar Heels, going to a third set tiebreaker against Sara Anundsen 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(7)…posted a six-match win streak from Mar. 10 (FIU) until Mar. 26 (UNC)…took Lindsay Dawaf of defending national champion No. 2 Florida to a third set tiebreaker in a losing effort by scores of 6-1, 4-6, 7-5…began her intercollegiate, dual match season career with five consecutive singles wins…only lost two matches during her final 13 singles contests against two, top ten ranked teams (No. 3 Duke, No. 7 Vanderbilt)...helped the Seminoles to a 1-1 record in the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Championships, winning two matches, beating Elizabeth Proctor from Wake Forest and Julie Smith from Duke...played the majority of the season at number one doubles, paired with Mihaela Moldovan…against No. 21 Clemson, the pair almost took the doubles point and the team victory for FSU, but narrowly lost 9-8(5) to Alix Lacelarie and Julie Coin, both players in the top 30 in doubles in the country…biggest win of the season came against No. 9 UNC, a 9-8(2) win over then-#23 Aniela Mojzis and Kendall Cline...competed in every fall event for Florida State, finishing the season with a 10-3 singles record and an  8-2 doubles record...tied for first on the team in fall match singles wins...won doubles Flight B of the Roberta Allison Fall Classic...recorded her first win over a ranked opponent at the ITA Southern Regionals besting  No. 96 Carolina Ramirez from Auburn...shared time on the doubles court with Anca Dumitrescu, Mihaela Moldovan and Natalie Tirapelli.


High School and Other Accomplishments: Played two years under Dermot Sweeney where she was selected team captain at Clapham High School during junior and senior years…earned Sports Star of the Year during her 2001 season…highest ITF ranking was 178th for singles and doubles U18…doubles runner up in three ITF events while competing in South Africa…selected to the 2001 national team that traveled to Santiago, Chile for the ITF World Youth Cup…member of the South Africa Federation Cup team in 2002  and 2003.


Personal: Daughter of Lynette…siblings are Alain, Byron and Dylan...celebrates a January 25, 1985 birthday…intended major is communications...most memorable moment came when she clinched the match against conference opponent, No. 9 North Carolina in a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council at Florida State.