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  Sara Anundsen
School: North Carolina
Year: Senior
Home Town: Littleton, Colorado
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High School: Columbine
Height: 5-6
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Singles Record: 101-43
Doubles Record: 130-36

2005 Fall Season: Had an outstanding preseason, particularly in doubles...Competed in the ITA National Indoors, where she and partner Jenna Long advanced to the finals...The duo was the first Tar Heel tandem to make it to the ITA National Indoor finals in history...Posted a 13-6 doubles record and 6-4 singles record in preaseason play...Finishede the fall regionally ranked No. 14 in singles and No. 2 in doubles with Long.

2004-05 Season: Helped UNC reach the NCAA quarterfinals where she defeated Maria Brito, giving Carolina the only point in it's 4-1 loss to Clemson in the Elite Eight...Played mainly at the No. 4 seed...Posted a 27-11 singles record and an overall 33-8 doubles record paired with Jenna Long...Tar Heel tandem ranked as high as No. 24 in the ITA rankings...Posted a seven match win streak in late March and early April in singles, all aginst conference teams...With doubles partner Long, the pair had an eight match win streak which began with an upset of the No. 20 ranked Vandy tandem of Bertrand and Fish...Clinched the deciding match against Notre dame to lead the Tar Heels to a 4-3 victory.

2003-04 Season: Was a strong force for the Tar Heels...Voted Most Valuable Player by her teammates...Played mainly at the No. 4 and 5 singles seeds...Started the fall with a seven-match winning streak and had another seven-match win streak in mid-season...Had a team high 29 wins and went 29-9 on the season...21-6 in dual play and 5-3 in the ACC...Was ranked No. 65 from January 13 to February 23, 2004...In doubles, partnered with Jenna Long to go 10-4 at the No. 3 seed...The pair went 6-1 in ACC doubles play...Also paired with Caitlin Collins in doubles play. 

During her career at Columbine High School: In early 2003, was ranked No. 51 in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) 18-and-under division...has been ranked as high as No. 19 in 18-and-under... ranked No. 1 in the 16-and-under division in 2001 and No. 2 in 2002...won singles titles at the ITA summer sectionals and the USTA National Open in 2001...won Peach State and Gator Bowl in 16-and-under division...placed third at National clays in 18-and-under doubles division... placed second at International Hardcourts doubles...played on high school tennis team sophomore, junior, and senior years...member of varsity swim team during senior year.

Personal: Majoring in management & society and psychology...Hobbies include going out and sports...Most admired athlete is Monica Seles...Biggest sports thrill was getting to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament...Lists her first coach, Mark Vines, as having the greatest influence on her athletic career..."The Kite Runner" is her favorite book...Favorite food is ice cream..."Wedding Crashers" is her favorite movie and "The Bachelor" is listed as her favorite TV show...Sara Lynn Anundsen is the daughter of Laura and Steve Anundsen...Born June 21, 1985 in Denver, Colo.