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  Tanja Markovic
School: North Carolina
Year: Senior
Home Town: Auckland
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High School: Rangitoto College
Height: 5-5
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Singles Record: 41-24
Doubles Record: 35-18
 2005 Preseason: Had a strong preseason in both singles and doubles...Posted a 7-6 singles record, including a win over No. 3 Clelia Deltour of Duke, and an overall doubles record of 6-3 with teammates Caitlin Collins and Tanja Markovic...At the end of the preseason, she is ranked No. 13 in doubles with partner Caitlin Collins in the Southeast Region.

2004-2005 Season: Saw limited playing time in the beginning of the season due to shoulder and leg injuries...Played extremely well, posting a 5-3 singles record and an overall 12-6 doubles record with teammates Caitlin Collins, Kendall Cline, Alexandra Jurewitz and Charlotte Tansill...Defeated Jennifer Zika of Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament...Defeated Carline Ferrell of Vanderbilt in the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament to help the team advance to the quaterfinals.

2003-04 Season: Saw limited playing time for the Tar Heels because of injury...Went 3-0 in singles playing at sixth seed...Went 6-4 on the year.

2002-03 Season: Named to All-ACC team...Played the No. 6 spot for UNC...Went 7-6 overall, 4-3 in the ACC...Also played limited doubles going 2-3 overall...Went 2-1 in the ACC with Kate Pinchbeck in doubles.

During her career at Rangitoto College: Ranked among the top 200 players (18's) in the world by the ITF (No. 190)...represented New Zealand in the World Youth Cup four consecutive years... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2001 New Zealand open national tournament...Was runner-up at the 2001 New Zealand 18's national tournament, where she also captured the doubles title ...Won the 2001 New Zealand 16's national tournament in singles and doubles ...Was runner up at the Australian national hard courts in 1999 ...Was slated to compete at the Australian Open junior tournament, but could not play due to a knee injury.

Personal: Business major...Loves being outdoors and going to the beach...Admires athlete Lance Armstrong...Her biggest sports thrill was making the quarterfinals of the 2005 NCAA tournament...Her father has had the greatest influence on her athletic career...Lists "The Notebook" as her favorite book...Granola bars and chocolate are her favorite foods...Lists "Rocky" and "Braveheart" as her favorite movies...Her favorite TV show is "The Real World"...Tanja Markovic is the daughter of Branka and Mica Markovic...Born June 6, 1985 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia and Montenegro).