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  Petya Marinova
School: UCLA
Year: Senior
Home Town: Mississauga
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High School: Glenforest HS
Height: 5-8
Birth Date: Saturday, March 08, 1980
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Sociology
Singles Record: 37-28
Doubles Record: 46-32

Fall 2001 — Teamed with Sara Walker to post an impressive 11-1 fall doubles record … The duo won two fall tournaments, including the adidas Invitational and the Omni Hotels Regionals … Defeated teammates Bradley/Fisher in both those finals … Advanced to the semifinals at the Omni Hotels National Indoors, falling to No. 7 Kalvaria/Lastra, 8-6 … Earned a No. 8 ranking in the fall ITA doubles rankings … Registered a 5-3 mark in fall singles play.

2001 — NCAA Doubles All-American … Teamed with Lauren Fisher to form UCLA’s No. 1 doubles team … Reached the quarterfinals at the NCAA Doubles Championships, falling to No. 2 Granville/Lastra of Stanford, 7-6, 2-6, 6-1 … The duo reached the finals at the Pac-10 Championships, falling to teammates Fritz-Krockow/Walker in the final … Finished the season ranked No. 13 in the final ITA doubles rankings with a 23-16 overall record … Registered an 18-14 overall record in singles … Saw most of her action at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions … Reached the Flight III quarterfinals at the Pac-10 Indoors in January … Won both of her matches at the NCAA Regionals, helping the Bruins advance to the Round of 16 in Stone Mountain, Ga. … Posted a 2-2 mark in fall singles action.

2000 — Injured for much of the 2000 season. … Missed the entire month of May due to tendonitis in her right wrist … Posted an 18-10 doubles record … Teamed with Annica Cooper to register a 12-3 overall doubles record, primarily at the No. 3 position … Owned a 9-1 mark in dual-match action … Reached the doubles semifinals of the Milwaukee Tennis Classic … Owned a nine-match winning streak from Jan. 28 to April 21 … Upset No. 2 seeded Granville/Tokuda of Stanford, 8-5 in the first round of the Pac-10 Doubles Championships in Ojai … Also teamed with Sara Walker, registering a 5-2 record, primarily in fall matches … Posted a 5-15 overall singles record prior to her injury … Won five-straight matches in qualifying to reach the main draw at the Riviera All-American, falling to William & Mary’s Buis/Troch, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.

1999 — Posted a solid freshman campaign with a 17-12 overall record and 15-10 dual match slate … Saw most of her action at No. 5 singles, going 9-5 … Top results came mostly in doubles, teaming with fellow Canadian Cristina Popescu … Registered an 8-1 record with Popescu priory to an injury that sidelined Popescu for the rest of the season … Finished the year teamed with Brandi Freudenberg, going 6-2 at the No. 3 position.

High School / Juniors — Canadian National U18 Champion in singles and doubles in 1997 … Achieved an ITF highest ranking of No. 62 during 18-and-unders … Also reached the finals of the German Open and the semifinals of the Swiss Open in ’97 … Won U14 Canadian National Singles Championship … Claimed the U16 Canadian National Doubles title twice … Graduated from Glenforest High in December ’98 … Did not play tennis for high school but competed in badminton.

Personal — Full name is Petya Marinova … Born March 8, 1980 in Sofia, Bulgaria … Moved to Canada at age 13 … Parents are Emil and Todorka Marinova … Has a one sister, Emmy … Enjoys watching movies, listening to music and relaxing with friends … Speaks Bulgarian, English and Russian … Sociology major.