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  Tapiwa Marobela
School: Florida State University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Gabarone
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High School: Clapham
Height: 5-7
Birth Date: Thursday, April 30, 1987
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Major: Sport Management
Singles Record: 58-55
Doubles Record: 56-44
Junior Year (2006-07): Singles: Went 13-10 with two four-match win streaks…primarily played in the Seminoles’ five-spot…took every singles win in two sets except for two in the Florida State Spring Invitational…Doubles: Defeated San Diego State’s Krausove/Mielsen 8-3 in the NCAA tournament…boasted a combined record of 19-6 for the spring and fall seasons with various partners… lost just one match while paired with Carolin Walter for the first part of the season…finished the spring partnered with Lauren Macfarlane for a 5-3 record including a win over San Diego State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Sophomore Year (2005-06): Singles: Had an overall singles record of 8-13 with three ACC wins against Maryland, Georgia Tech and Virginia…earned six of her eight wins in two sets…Doubles: Finished with a 6-15 record in doubles action…had four partners during the season.

Freshman Year (2004-05): Singles: Played in 21 of 22 matches for FSU...only rookie to see considerable playing time on the court…started the majority of her contests at number five spot in singles… had a season-best, four-match win streak beginning on March 18 against Maryland...Doubles: Notched 13 victories playing primarily with junior captain Miranda Foley...went 10-2 to end the season at number three doubles.

High School and Other Accomplishments: Solid player with experience on the junior women's tennis circuit...was a member of the Botswana Federal Cup Team...won two International Tennis Federation junior circuit singles titles...won three doubles titles as a player on the ITF junior circuit...named Botswana's Sports Woman of the Year during her junior season in at Clapham High School.

Personal: Born on April 30, 1987... daughter of Masego and Chillisoma Marobela... has a younger sister named Shathani… majoring in sport management… attended the same high school as former Seminole Roxanne Clarke...was coached in high school by Dermot Sweeney…nickname is “Taps”…named is pronounced Ta-PEE-Wa Ma-RAW-bee-lla.