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  Dasha Potapova
School: Georgia Tech
Year: Senior
Home Town: Valencia
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Height: 5-6
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Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 25-12
Doubles Record: 22-13

General Info: Senior that begins her first season as a Yellow Jacket after transferring from Baylor during the summer • Made an immediate impact on the team, posting an 8-4 singles and 8-3 doubles mark in the fall • A fierce competitor, she brings much-needed experience to a Yellow Jacket team with no other seniors.

Fall, 2004: Won four of her first five singles matches, including the Baylor Invitational consolation title in the first tournament of the season • Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA All-American Pre-Qualifier before falling in straight sets to the eventual winner of the championship, Audra Cohen of Northwestern • Finished her first semester as a Yellow Jacket with an 8-4 mark in singles play • Teamed with junior Kacie Anson to go 8-3 in doubles action • Opened the fall with an 8-4 win over No. 45 Daniela Muscolina and Carla Zabaleta of Tulsa en route to a runner-up finish in the doubles tournament, losing to teammates Kristi Miller and Alison Silverio • Concluded the fall with three victories in the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, including a pair over teams from ACC foes Maryland and Florida State.

2003-04 (at Baylor): Played primarily in the Nos. 3-4 position in the singles lineup, posting a 3-3 record in the No. 3 slot and a 7-3 mark at No. 4 • Went 13-9 in dual matches and had a 20-12 overall singles record during the season • Finished the year in the No. 2 slot in the lineup • Teamed with Carolin Walter to post a 10-5 record atop the doubles lineup after beginning the season at 10-9 with Stephanie Balzert • Top win with Walter came against Katie Ruckert and Kendra Strohm of UT-Austin, 8-5, in the Big XII Tournament.

2002-03 (at Baylor): Recorded the most singles victories on the team at 25-12 for her second 20-win season • Posted the team’s longest singles winning streak with a 9-0 mark in the month of March • Was 16-4 over her last 20 matches of the season and 13-1 between Feb. 8 and March 29 • Went 9-2 in Big 12 action and named second-team Academic All-Big 12 • Posted an 8-5 singles record in the fall • Won three in a row and four out of five matches at the OSU/Prince Cup and won three consecutive matches at the ITA Southwest Regional before losing in the round of 16 • Named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters.

2001-2002 (at Baylor) - Finished her freshman season with a 23-12 singles mark • Had a season-high six match winning streak snapped at Texas A&M • Primarily played at the No. 5 spot with a 9-6 record • Was 14-14 in doubles, and paired mostly with Paola Stephen, compiling a 9-11 record • Posted a 6-4 singles record and was 4-3 in doubles in the fall.

High School/Junior Tennis: Ranked the 66th player in Spain after reaching as high as No. 3 in the under-16 classification in Russia • Graduate of Santa Clara High School in Barcelona, Spain • Practiced at Bruguera’s Academy for four years.

Personal: Full name is Daria Potapova • Born July 6, 1983 • Daughter of Alexander and Natalia Potapova • Has three younger siblings, Paulina, Anastasia and Niki • Lists her hobbies as watching movies, listening to music, traveling and surfing the net • Says her most memorable athletic moment was winning the conference (Big XII) • Majoring in management at Tech.