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  Michaela Kissell
School: Univ. of Miami (Florida)
Year: graduated
Home Town: Hostetter, Pa.
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Greater Latrobe
Height: 5-8
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 51-18
Doubles Record: 43-29
2007-08: Shared time at the No. 2 and No. 3 position for the Hurricanes in singles play … Ranked as high as No. 49 throughout her first year … Tallied a record of 18-10 in her freshman campaign, including a 12-7 mark in dual matches … Went 7-4 at the No. 3 spot, while grabbing a record of 4-3 at No. 2 … Went 4-6 against Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opponents … Posted a doubles record of 12-16 overall, and an 8-13 record in dual matches … Teamed with partner Gina Sabatino for a mark of 6-7, including a record of 2-4 at the No. 2 doubles position for the Hurricanes … Had a record of 5-4 with teammate Jenna Osborne … Went 2-0 with Osborne at the No. 2 position … Ended the year the playing her last 15 matches within the top 75 ITA national poll … After beginning her career dropping three of her first five matches, bounced back to win a phenomenal 12 consecutive matches … Earned her first ranking following a straight-set win (6-1, 6-4) at the No. 3 position against #7 California’s Cristina Visico (No. 54) … Defeated her first ranked opponent with a 6-2, 6-1 score over No. 55 Ragini Acharya (William & Mary) … Dropped her first spring match with a 1-6, 2-6 decision against Carolin Walter and #20 Florida State … Had a 6-1, 6-1 win in her only appearance at No. 4 against FAU’s Pia Terol … Dropped a tough three-set affair with Duke’s No. 14 Ella Nze, 7-6, 2-6, 0-6 … Defeated Wake Forest’s Christian Tara in the regular season finale, 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 … Won four straight doubles matches to start the spring season with partners Osborne and Sabatino … Collected a win in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Quinnipiac with partner Osborne picking up a 7-0 decision … Had back-to-back wins with 8-5 scores against Boston College at the No. 2 position, as well as Maryland at No. 3 … Went 3-3 in singles play and 0-3 in doubles action in her first fall season in Coral Gables ... Ranked as the No. 24 doubles team in the country with Laura Vallverdu prior to the start of the fall season ... Opened her UM career with a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over UT-Arlington's Monika Hadvigerova in the first round of the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational before falling to TCU's Kewa Nichols in the second round in a close battle, 6-7, 6-7 ... Split a pair of consolation matches at the event to a pair of opponents from Baylor, beating Zuzana Chmelarova before falling to Taylor Ormond ... Lost to Melissa Koning of Auburn in the first round of the ITA South Regional but rebounded with a 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast's Maria Maggiorini in the consolation bracket ... Teamed with Vallverdu at the Racquet Club Invite and lost in the opening round to the North Texas duo of Madura Ranaganathan and Amy Joubert ... Also fell in the opening round of the ITA South Regional first round to Auburn's Whitney Chappell and Gaby Beelen … Posted a 9-8 (8-6) victory with Osborne at the No. 2 doubles position against #31 Florida International.   High School/Prep: Was a three-time state singles champion in Pennsylvania ... During her prep career, she won five National Open singles titles including three at the 18 and under level and two at the 16 and under level ... She also teamed with her sister, Joelle, to win a national doubles title at the 18 and under level ... While attending Greater Latrobe High School, she did not lose a single match in her first three seasons before missing her senior campaign with an injury ... Won the 25K Professional Wildcard Tournament in Allentown, Pa. on three different occasions ... Also won two ITA college circuit tournaments.