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  Merve Koksal
School: Long Island University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Ankara
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High School: Buyuk College
Height: 5-6
Birth Date: Sunday, September 02, 1984
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Media Arts
Singles Record: 65-24
Doubles Record: 56-24

As a Junior: All-Northeast Conference First Team selection; Went 5-1 in conference play at No. 2 singles, including a victory over Sacred Heart's Pam Pillo in the NEC semifinals that avenged her previous defeat... Went 15-8 overall in singles and posted the same record in doubles competition... Teamed with Krystina Bachner to advance to the quarterfinals of both the Bucknell Invitational (10/14) and the Big Green Invitational (10/31)...Went 4-1 in conference doubles action with Ashley Harvey.

As a Sophomore: Completed the 2004-05 season 16-6 at No. 1 singles… Finished the spring season with a 10-5 mark at first singles… Teamed with Claudia Arteaga in the spring to go 3-0 at second doubles and 15-4 overall... Defeated Lauren Galatie of Sacred Heart, 6-3, 6-0, at first singles in the semifinals of the NEC Tournament… Was 6-1 in the fall at #1 singles and 6-0 with Ellen Anolin at the second doubles spot.

As a Freshman: 2004 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year; Second team all-NEC performer in both singles and doubles... Finished with a combined singles and doubles record of 38-5, the best overall mark in the league ... Posted a 21-3 singles ledger while winning a league-best 87.5 percent of her top flight singles matches ... Went a perfet 14-0 during the spring season, claiming wins over opponents from George Washington, Bucknell and Fairfield ... Also went 6-0 against league opponents during regular season play .... During fall campaign, advanced to the semifinals of the Eastern Collegiate Tennis Championships at West Point, N.Y.

Personal: Highly recruited all-court Turkish player with over 12 years of tournament experience ... Right-handed player with keen shot selections and an explosive two-handed backhand ... Represented junior national team in homeland seven times as a finalist in the girl’s 14, 16 and 18 divisions.... Interested in field of Media Arts.