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  Christy Striplin
School: Georgia Tech
Year: graduated
Home Town: Birmingham, Ala.
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Pendleton
Height: 5-7
Birth Date: Saturday, December 12, 1987
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Management
Singles Record: 118-42
Doubles Record: 68-34
General: A talented and experienced athlete that has displayed toughness and heart on the court ... Was a key part of the Yellow Jackets' run to the National Title in 2007, winning all six of her singles matches in the NCAA Championships ... Graduated from high school a year early and broke into the singles lineup at the beginning of her rookie season ... Has proven to be a steady competitor for the Yellow Jackets, ranking in the top 10 in career singles wins, as well as career singles and doubles winning percentage ... Tied for 10th in the Tech career annals with 63 career singles victories ... Ranks second in both singles (.797) and doubles (.680) career winning percentage. 2006-07: Ranked as high as No. 27 in singles during the season before finishing the year at No.63 ... Helped Georgia Tech to its first NCAA Championship match by clinching the semifinal match vs. California with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 victory over Marion Ravelojaona ... Also clinched Tech's third ACC title by winning 12 of her last 13 games against Miami's Caren Seenauth in the championship match to win, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 ... Helped the Yellow Jackets to their first-ever victory over Duke with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Tory Zawacki to clinch match point ... Won her last seven matches of the season and set the fourth-highest mark for singles wins in a season (36) ... Tied for fifth all-time with 21 dual-match wins in 2007 ... Finished the season with a .783 singles winning percentage, which is the eighth-best mark in school history ... Defeated North Carolina's 19th-ranked Katrina Tsang, 6-3, 6-3, in Tech's ITA National Team Indoors quarterfinal match ... Went 12-3 in singles in the fall, including winning the Rice Invitational Singles Title and advancing to the title match of the Kitty Harrison Invitational, where she fell to her teammate Whitney McCray ... Recorded a three-set victory over No. 59 Monika Dancevic at the Wilson/ITA South Region Championships for her top win of the fall ... Finished the fall by winning six of her last seven singles matches ... Went 7-4 in doubles, teaming with Amanda McDowell for 10 matches and Tarryn Rudman in one other ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rice Invitational and the finals of the Kitty Harrison Invitational. 2005-06: Finished the season with a 27-6 mark in singles, which ranks third in school history for highest singles winning percentage in a season ... Her 27 singles wins is also tied for ninth in the single-season Yellow Jacket annals ... Posted a remarkable 19-3 record in dual-matches, which is tied for seventh for most dual-match wins in a season by a Jacket ... Went 9-1 against Atlantic Coast Conference foes ... Top victory of the season came in the ACC Championship match when she clinched the deciding point for the Jackets, 6-1, 7-5, over Miami's Caren Seenauth ... Helped the Jackets to a 4-3 win at Texas A&M with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Marisa Druss ... Defeated Virginia's Amanda Rales, 6-4, 6-1, to help Tech to a 4-3 win against Virginia ... Stopped Clemson's Marie Scriba, 7-6, 6-0, to earn her first ACC victory of the season while aiding Tech in it's 4-3 win over the Tigers ... Teamed with Kelly Anderson to advance to the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying Tournament. High School/Junior Tennis: A graduate of Pendleton High School in Bradenton, Florida ... Did not play tennis for a high school, yet earned the Alabama High School State 5A Championships in both the 7th and 8th grades while attending Oak Mountain Middle School ... Member of the National Honor Society...Ranked as high as No. 163 in the world in Juniors, according to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) ... Rated the No. 2 tennis player in the state of Alabama from 1999-05. Personal: Full name is Christy Lane Striplin ... Born December 12, 1987 ... Daughter of David and Vanessa Striplin ... Has one brother, Taylor, who plays tennis for the University of Alabama ... Mother played tennis at Jacksonville State University ... Grew up playing soccer and basketball as well as tennis and now enjoys painting in her spare time ... Management major at Tech ... Began playing tennis at the age of eight and lists playing at the 2003 and '04 Junior U.S. Opens as her most memorable athletic accomplishments ... Graduated a year early from high school.