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  Khunpak Issara
School: Pepperdine
Year: graduated
Home Town: Bangkok
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Home Country: Thailand
High School: Bangkok Patana School
Height: 5-5
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 7-2
Doubles Record: 5-3
CAREER: Through two seasons, has a 46-25 record in singles (34-12 in duals) and a 49-24 doubles record (36-10 in duals) ... 2012 ITA All-American in doubles ... Two-time All-WCC first team doubles selection ... All-WCC second team in singles in 2011 and first team in 2012.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: ITA All-American in doubles ... All-WCC first team in both singles and doubles ... Reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship along with partner Lorraine Guillermo ... Entered doubles rankings on Feb. 28 at #56 and concluded the year at #19 ... Ranked #4 in doubles and #7 in singles in the Southwest Region ... Three-time WCC Doubles Team of the Month with Guillermo (September, February, April) ... Named WCC Singles Player of the Month in October ... Went 22-11 in singles overall, and 16-8 in dual match play ... Tallied a 26-9 overall doubles record, including 20-3 in duals ... Guillermo and Issara's dual match record of 20-3 ranks fourth in program history for number of wins in a single season (dual match only), and ninth for winning percentage (.870) ... Went 10-4 when playing #1 in the singles lineup, and 6-4 from the #2 spot ... Guillermo and Issara pieced together a 16-match win streak before losing to Stanford's Mallory Burdette and Nicole Gibbs, the eventual NCAA Doubles Champions, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships ... 4-4 in doubles vs. nationally ranked opponents including a 8-4 win against #14 Skylar Morton and Robin Anderson ... Went 5-6 vs. ranked singles opponents.

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: During first season in the lineup, went a team-best 24-14 in singles (18-4 in duals) and 23-15 in doubles (16-7 in duals) ... Singles winning percentage of .818 during the dual season was a team-best ... All-WCC second team in singles and a first team selection in doubles along with partner Ale Granillo ... The pair went a team-best 10-2 in duals ... Ended the season ranked #49 with Granillo in doubles in the ITA Collegiate Rankings ... Ranked #5 in the regional doubles rankings ... WCC Doubles Team of the Month in April ... The duo battled back from a 7-2 deficit to win 9-8 and clinch the doubles point for the Waves during the semifinals of the WCC Championships marking "one of the finest comebacks" head coach Gualberto Escudero has encountered in 34 seasons of coaching ... The pair strung together a nine-match win streak before losing during the second round of the NCAA Team Championships ... Defeated UCLA's #16-ranked pair of McCall Jones and Noelle Hickey, 8-4 ... Played from #3 to #5 in the singles lineup, mostly at #4 where she went 10-1 ... Finished the season on a five-match singles win streak ... Went 1-3 versus ranked opponents.

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Did not compete in her first season at Pepperdine and redshirted.

THAILAND: Graduated from the World Study Centre in 2007 ... Reached as high as #32 in the ITF junior rankings ... Competed at the 2008 Junior Wimbledon and the 2007 and 2008 Junior Australian Open ... Played in the Osaka Mayor Cup, a Grade A ITF event, in 2007 and 2008 in Japan ... Won doubles titles at the Thailand girls' national championship as a 14 and 16 and was a finalist in singles.

PERSONAL: Born in Bangkok, Thailand ... Daughter of Olam and Vilai Issara ... Her father attended Pepperdine briefly ... Has three siblings, Khunpol, Khunraj and Khuntup ... Her brother Khunpol plays tennis at UC Irvine ... Majoring in advertising ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "of the good school, the tennis and the beautiful campus."

FAVORITES: Enjoys shopping, eating and photography ... Favorite pro tennis player is Jelena Jankovic ... Favorite book is Alice in Wonderland ... Favorite movie is Across the Universe ... Favorite musical artist is Kings of Leon ... Favorite types of food are Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican and Lebonese ... Favorite thing about tennis is "it's a mental and physical game."