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  Martina Banikova
School: Mississippi State University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Kosice, Slovakia
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
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Height: 5-5
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Dominant Hand: Left
Singles Record: 34-68
Doubles Record: 45-60
Comes into the 2007-08 season looking to help lead with senior Renée Joseph ... An ITA Scholar-Athlete and member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as a Sophomore ... High school teammates with fellow Lady Bulldog and Slovakian Daniela Juskova ... One of two lefties on the squad.   Fall 2007 Finished up an injury-plagued fall with a 3-4 singles record and a 4-3 doubles record ... Ranked 29th in the preseason national poll ... Defeated the 72nd-ranked player in the nation, Melissa Mang, of Duke at the Riviera All-American Tournament in California ... Banikova and teammate Radka Ferancova won three straight matches at the Ole Miss Fall Classic and claimed the Blue Draw Consolation round.   2006-07 Finished the season as the 43rd ranked player in the nation ... Received 2nd team All-SEC honors ... Made it to the second round of the 2007 NCAA Singles Championship ... Tied for first on the club in singles wins with 17 (17-15) … Defeated four top-40 ranked players during the season, including No. 7 … Recorded team-high wins in dual and SEC matches with nine and four, respectively … Teamed with Valeriya Makarycheva to advance to the Flight 1 doubles finals at the Hoosier Classic … Played the entire season at the No. 1 position with Makarycheva ... The tandem won more tie-break doubles matches than any other pair on the team ... Defeated the 20th-ranked team of Alex Haney and Melissa Koning of Auburn with fellow Bulldog Makarycheva in the home dual match versus Auburn.   2005-06 (Freshman) Posted records of 5-16 in singles and 8-18 in doubles during her freshman slate with the Lady Bulldogs … Competed primarily at the No. 2 singles position in SEC dual match play … Claimed singles wins in six of her first seven non-SEC dual matches (5-0 at home) in the spring … Finished the spring season with a 6-3 singles mark against non-conference opponents playing mostly at the No. 3 spot … Paired with fellow freshman Elna de Villiers to register an 8-4 doubles victory over the 23rd-ranked Erin Hunter and Katja Kovacic duo of Texas Tech to help pace MSU to a 4-2 home dual match win … Also teamed with de Villiers to post SEC wins at No. 1 doubles over tandems from LSU and Tennessee … Earned status on the 2005-06 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.   Pre-MSU Teamed with fellow State sophomore Daniela Juskova for coach Milan Sokol at Sport High School in Kosice, also coached by father Daniel Banik ... In 2002, she won the doubles championship of Slovakia (under 18) and was also a member of Slovak federation where she represented her home country in the Championship of Europe and the World in teams where her team finished in fourth place ... A year later, she posted a 35-9 record and took fourth-place honors in Slovakia ... Played in a variety of International Tennis Federation-sponsored tournaments ... Reached the semifinal round of the Slovakia Championship ... Was ranked as high as No. 20 in women’s tennis in Slovakia.   Personal Martina Banikova was born August 14, 1987 in Kosice, Slovakia … Daughter of Daniel Banik and Kvetoslava Banikova ... Seeking a degree in management from MSU.