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  Claire Smith
School: UNLV
Year: Senior
Home Town: Yarm, England
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High School: Stokesley HS
Height: 5-7
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Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 78-46
Doubles Record: 69-40

AT UNLV: A veteran, senior leader who will hit anywhere from 4-6 in the singles lineup again this spring ... The former All-MWC doubles player finished her junior season ranked eighth in career doubles victories at the school with 48 ... Will move into the top five on the list this spring when she reaches 56 all-time wins ... Turned in the best fall on the team with a 5-2 effort at the ITA Regional in San Diego ... She rolled through the event's consolation bracket before being eliminated in the semifinals ... Previously helped the Lady Rebels make their return to the national doubles rankings as she and then-partner Gyorgyi Zsiros entered the list at No. 55 on March 22, 2005 ... Marked the first appearance by a UNLV women's duo since Aga Abram and Marianne Bakken were 37th in 2001 ... A three-time Academic All-MWC honoree and two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete.

2006: Continued her consistent success with a 13-8 dual-match record at the Nos. 4-5 spots as part of an 18-11 overall singles season ... Combined with three partners for an 11-11 overall doubles record, including 7-6 at the No. 2 spot with Sharon Marin ... Her 5-3 fall singles mark included three victories at ITA Regional in San Diego.

2005: Turned in another shining performance in spring season ... Finished 14-6 in dual matches, including 5-2 when moving up to No. 5 spot ... Went 5-1 in regular-season MWC play ... Clinched UNLV's semifinal victory over No. 48 New Mexico with 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 win over Tiffany Robertson on April 29 ... Once again teamed with Zsiros in doubles and pair posted a 16-5 doubles mark, including 11-1 on third court ... Upset two ranked opponents: SDSU's No. 40 Hauerlandova and Erichsen in the ITA Regional and then No. 30 Muth and Wei of William & Mary on March 12 ... Duo won six of its last seven matches, including in NCAA Regional vs. Texas A&M.

2004: Played at No. 5 singles and went 15-7 in duals as part of a 21-13 overall record ... Spring included a six-match winning streak as she won nine of 11 at one point ... Led team in doubles victories with a 19-12 record that included a shining 17-6 mark at the No. 2 spot with partner Zsiros ... Pair boasted an 8-1 record vs. MWC foes en route to all-conference honors. HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of the Stokesley School in North Yorkshire, England ... Member of home country's national club team ... A former runner-up finisher in junior nationals ... Also competed in cross country and netball, which is a version of women's basketball.

PERSONAL: Claire E. Smith was born on March 4, 1985, in North Yorkshire, England ... The daughter of Nigel and Helen Smith ... Has an older brother, Mark ... Majoring in kinesiological sciences ... Favorite tennis player is Andre Agassi.