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  Belinda Niu
School: Northwestern University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Portland
Home State: Oregon
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Lincoln
Height: 5-7
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Undecided
Singles Record: 18-7
Doubles Record: 17-6
2012-13: First-team All-Big Ten selection for third consecutive season ... Northwestern's primary No. 3 singles player, moving up to a season-high ranking of No. 83 ... Posted an 18-7 singles record in dual matches, including a 9-2 mark in Big Ten play ... Notched a 17-5 dual doubles record with partner Kate Turvy ... Rolled through an 8-1 stretch in singles, taking down three nationally ranked opponents in the process ... Clinched the Wildcats' 4-2 upset win over No. 10 Miami with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) decision over Kelsey Laurente (2/10) ... Provided the decisive win against No. 19 Baylor with a 6-2, 6-1 win over No. 86 Megan Horter (2/24) ... Earned a win against No. 3 Duke, cruising past Annie Mulholland 6-3, 6-0 (2/9) ... Stormed past No. 59 Maya Jansen of No. 9 Alabama in a quick 6-4, 6-2 win to notch NU's first singles win in an eventual 4-1 NU triumph (2/8) ... Posted a three-set singles win, including fighting off a match point, vs. No. 105 Lina Lilekite of Miami (Fla.) in the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament to even the match 3-3 at the time ... Academic All-Big Ten

2011-12:Earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors ... Partnered with Kate Turvy, she won six out of her last seven doubles matches to close the season ... Occupied the No. 1 singles position for the first time in her collegiate career against Ohio State (4/15) ... Picked up a win in that match over OSU's Kelsey Haviland (4/15) ... Reunited with Kate Turvy to post back-to-back doubles wins at Michigan State (4/7) and Michigan (4/8) ... Earned the 40th win of her young career against Wisconsin (4/1)Won the third point of the match for NU with a singles win over Iowa's Morven McCulloch (3/24) ... Secured the doubles point with Turvy by beating Illinois' Marisa Lambropoulos and Misia Kedzierski (3/10) ... Won No. 3 singles match in upset fashion over No. 87 Noel Scott of Texas (3/2) ... Partnered with Turvy to win all seven doubles matches this season ... Entered the ITA singles rankings for the first time this season at No. 118 (2/28) ... Knocked off Kata Szekely of No. 17 Tennessee in No. 3 singles in a consolation match at the ITA National Indoor Team Championship ... Won a pair of doubles matches against Dartmouth and Nebraska at No. 3 with Kate Turvy at the ITA National Indoor Team Championship Qualifier (1/28-29) ... Knocked off Dartmouth's Rachel Decker-Sadowski in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0 (1/28) ... Secured the match-clinching point at No. 4 singles for Northwestern in its victory over No. 15 Vanderbilt ... Paired with Turvy at No. 3 to secure the doubles point for the Wildcats in that match ... Named singles champion at the Spring Wildcat Invitational by going undefeated in three matches with the fewest games lost ... Also won four doubles matches in three days at that event ... One of three Wildcats (along with Wowchuk and Turvy) to advance to the quarterfinals of the main singles draw at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in October ... Teamed with Brittany Wowchuk to advance to the quarterfinals of the main doubles draw at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships.

2010-11: Emerged as one of NU's top players in the singles lineup as a freshman, posting a 19-7 record in duals while playing primarily on the No. 2 line ... 29-10 overall in singles with an 8-2 mark in the Big Ten ... All-Big Ten selection ... Clinched Northwestern's 13th-straight Big Ten Tournament title with her come-from-behind 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over conference Rookie of the Year Brooke Bolender of Michigan ... The win over Bolender capped NU's rally from a 3-0 deficit in the championship match ... Ranked as high as No. 66 and finished as No. 71 in the Campbell's/ITA College Tennis singles poll ... Selected as an alternate to the NCAA Singles Championship ... Defeated No. 51 Tayler Davis of Cal in the ITA National Indoor Team Championship ... Also topped No. 63 Shannon Mathews of UNC in dual play ... Key contributor in doubles, compiling a 19-6 mark in dual play ... 10-5 at No. 2 with Maria Mosolova ... The tandem defeated No. 34 Hanna Mar and Reka Zsilinszka of UNC, 8-2 (2/6) and also notched wins vs. IPFW and Stanford in the NCAA Team Championship ... Runner-up in singles at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational (11/7) and singles champion of Wildcat Spring Invitational with a 3-0 record (1/16).

High School: Played one season for Lincoln High School (2007-08) and won state and PIL district championships playing the No. 1 singles line ... Trained at the Evert Tennis Academy in Florida ... Won a gold ball as the singles and doubles champion of the G16 Supernational Clay Court Championships ... 2009 Boca Prep Athlete of the Year ... 2009 Chris Evert Award for excellence in academics and athletics ... 2010 John Evert Athletic Award ... High School president and member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Belinda Shelan Niu ... Daughter of Baohua Niu and Ying Bai ... Chose Northwestern over Princeton and Yale ... Major is undeclared.