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  Varsha Shiva-Shankar
School: Rice University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Bangalore
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: National Institude of Open Schooling
Height: 5-11
Birth Date: Monday, February 09, 1987
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 36-21
Doubles Record: 29-22
2007-08 Season (Freshman) Anchored the bottom of the lineup with a 14-4 singles mark ... 11 of her 14 victories came in straight sets ... joined Emily Braid in notching back-to-back road wins at Mississippi State (Feb. 8) and Alabama (Feb. 10) ... provided match clinching points against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 13) and Texas State (March 22) ... won her last seven decisions (March 8-April 19), including back-to-back three-set triumphs at the C-USA Tournament ... pulled Rice even at 3-3 with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Jordan McCombs of Houston (April 18) ... fought off three match points in third set tiebreaker against Jessica Keener of No. 50 Marshall (April 19) ... paired with Braid for a sparkling 13-4 doubles tally in the No. 3 spot that included an 10-match winning streak (Feb. 10-April 5) ... duo picked up wins over Alabama (Feb. 10), No. 26 Texas (Feb. 17), No. 69 Cal State Northridge (March 2), UCF (March 11) and SMU (April 5) during the streak ... compiled a 6-6 singles record during the fall season ... won a pair of consolation matches at the 27th Annual Rice Classic (Sept. 21-23) ... advanced to the Flight 2 singles semifinals of the San Diego State Fall Classic (Sept. 28-30) ... lost a hard-fought three-set decision to No. 4 seed Anna Sydorska of TCU in opening round of Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships (Oct. 19-22) ... won a pair of consolation doubles decisions with Dominique Karas at San Diego State Fall Classic ... added a pair of doubles wins with Rebecca Lin for a run to the Round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships before falling to No. 1 seed Harkins/Sydorska of TCU. High School/Juniors 2007 Graduate of National Institute of Open Schooling in Bangalore ... combined ITF Junior ranking of 589 ... ranked in the Top 10 of all India Juniors. Personal Daughter of C.R. Shiva Shankar and Chandra Kala ... born on February 9, 1987 ... has one older brother, C.S. Santhosh ... major is undecided ... member of Hanszen College.