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  Caroline Hitimana
School: University of Florida
Year: graduated
Home Town: Waterloo
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Home Country: Belgium
High School: Cardinal Mercier
Height: 5-7
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Dominant Hand: Right
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Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA singles ranking: 77 (2010 Fall)... Career-high ITA doubles ranking: 37 (with Joanna Mather, May 3 and March 20, 2011) … an extremely talented and powerful player and the first from Belgium to suit up for the Gators … 2012 Second Team All- Southeastern Conference … 2011 SEC Community Service Team … won the Flight 3A singles draw at the 2010 SEC Coaches Fall Classic … fluent in French and English … earned 2010 & 2011 ITA Scholar-Athlete status by posting at least a 3.5 GPA … 2011 & 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... 2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll member ... enrolled at UF for the 2009 Fall session that began on August 24 … 4-6 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent defeated: No. 32 Micaela Hein, Arizona State ( 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 on Oct. 6, 2010)  … 8-2 record in three-set matches … 6-0 in singles dual match clinching matches … 12-1 all-time in NCAA doubles dual matches ... 16-1 in doubles-point clinching matches   AS A SENIOR (2012-13) Singles: Preseason ITA National Singles Ranking: 78     AS A JUNIOR (2011-12) Awards: Second Team All-SEC … won 100th combined career singles and doubles match (April 8 vs. LSU; 44th Gator to do so) ... SEC Academic Honor Roll   Singles: FINAL ITA National Singles Ranking: 116 … FINAL ITA South Region Ranking: 17 ... Season-High National Singles Ranking: 85 (September 2011) … 21-4 overall and 13-0 in dual matches (7-0 SEC dual matches) … enters the 2012 NCAA Second Round having won a team-best 24 consecutive dual-match singles matches … ended the season on a 17-match singles win streak, as well as 24 straight in dual match competition … needed just 46 minutes to to post a 6-0, 6-0 win - her third double-bagel of the year - against South Carolina State’s Katarina Barborkiova in the NCAA First Round and give UF a 3-0 lead ... provided the clinching win at the SEC Tournament final, defeating Georgia’s Alina Jerjomina, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 … during the April 8 win against LSU, collected the 100th combined singles and doubles win of her career and became the 44th member of the Gator’s 100-victory club; the milestone win came on the doubles court, where Hitimana paired with Alexandra Cercone for an 8-3 victory, as Hitimana fittingly served out the final game for the 50th doubles win of her career … ALL Singles matches: 0-2 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent played: No. 21 Jillian O’Neill, Georgia Tech (lost 6-2, 6-0, Oct. 22 at ITA SEC Regional Championships round of 16) … highest ranked opponent defeated: none … 5-1 record in three-set matches … 1-0 in singles dual match clinching matches   FALL SEASON: went 5-3 playing in three different events, highlighted by a round of 16 appearance at the USTA/ITA SE Regional … 0-2 vs. ranked opponents … 1-1 in three-set matches   Doubles: FINAL ITA National Doubles Ranking: none … FINAL ITA South Region Ranking: none ... Season-High National Ranking: 26 (Fall 2011 with Alexandra Cercone) … 18-7 overall record, 12-5 in dual matches (including 5-2 in SEC regular-season matches) playing with Alexandra Cercone (6-2), Olivia Janowicz (4-2), Joanna Mather (1-1) and Allie Will (1-0) …  in the NCAA lineup pairing with Cercone ... in the NCAA title match, provided the clinching doubles-point victory with an 8-5 decision against McCall Jones and Carlilng Seguso; Cercone & Hitimana lost their serve early, but got the match back on serve in the sixth game with a break before Hitimana held at love for 4-3. Both teams held on the next four games, before the Gators broke at love to take a 7-5 lead and Cercone served up an ace on match point to earn the victory ... won a thrilling 8-6 clinching victory that lasted 1:46 in the NCAA Quarterfinals against Miami’s Anna Bartenstein and Brittany Dubins, helping Cercone hold serve in the 13th game that lasted 18 points and fighting off five break points for the 7-6 lead ... earned a clutch 8-2 against Michigan’s Kristy Dodge and Sarah Lee in the NCAA Round of 16 after falling behind 2-0 and helped UF win the doubles point ... provided the first victory of the NCAA Team Championships with an 8-0 win against South Carolina State’s Katarina Barborikova and Valeria Savina ... during the April 8 win against LSU, collected the 100th combined singles and doubles win of her career and became the 44th member of the Gator’s 100-victory club; the milestone win came on the doubles court, where Hitimana paired with Alexandra Cercone for an 8-3 victory, as Hitimana fittingly served out the final game for the 50th doubles win of her career … 3-1 in doubles-point clinching matches, including the win in the NCAA Team Championship match!   FALL SEASON: posted a 6-2 record with playing with Olivia Janowicz (5-1) and Alex Cercone (1-1) … reached the semifinals of the USTA/ITA SE Regionals with Janowicz, falling to eventual champions Gullickson and Kimbell from Georgia, 8-5     AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11) Awards: ITA Scholar-Athlete status by posting at least a 3.5 GPA ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... SEC Community Service Team … won the Flight 3A singles draw at the SEC Coaches Fall Classic   Singles: FINAL ITA National Singles Ranking: 124 … Season-High National Singles Ranking: 77 (2010 Fall) … 16-4 overall and 10-0 in dual matches (4-0 in SEC dual matches) … ended the year on a 10-match winning streak … nine of 10 matches played at the No. 6 position, with one at the No. 5 spot … was at match-point when her No. 6 contest against Clemson’s Caroline Magnusson was abandoned in the NCAA Round of 16 ... tallied a double-bagel win against South Carolina State’s Laura Bosneag in the NCAA first round ... 2-2 versus ranked opponents … highest ranked opponent played: 22 (SMU’s Marta Lesniak, L 6-3, 6-4 on Oct. 7); highest-ranked opponent defeated: 32 (Arizona State’s Micaela Hein, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 on Oct. 6) … 2-0 in three-setters … 2-0 in clinching matches FALL SEASON: ITA Preseason Singles Ranking: 77 … won three matches and captured the Flight 3A draw of the SEC Coaches Fall Classic … advanced to the third and final round of prequalifying at the Riviera/ITA All-American, highlighted with a win against Arizona State’s 32nd-ranked Micaela Hein   Doubles: FINAL ITA National Doubles Ranking: 37 (with Joanna Mather) … FINAL ITA Southeast Region Ranking: 7 (with Mather) ... Season-High National Doubles Ranking: 37 with Joanna Mather (May 3, March 29 & Final) … 20-5 overall and 11-1 in dual matches (2-1 in SEC dual matches) … paired with four different partners (6-3 with Alex Cercone; 3-0 with Lauren Embree; 9-1 with Joanna Mather; 2-1 with Sofie Oyen) … went 3-0 with Mather at the NCAA Team Championships site, clinching the doubles point in all three tries ... teamed with Oyen in the first round of the NCAAs and earned the first victory of the match ... 2-2 versus ranked opponents … highest-ranked opponent defeated (and played): 29 (Georgia Tech’s Lilley & Krupina, 8-0, Oct. 23 with Mather) … 8-0 in clinching doubles-point matches (2-0 with Embree; 3-0 with Cercone, including the thrilling 9-8 (7) win against UNC’s DeBruycker and Suarez-Malaguti on Feb. 12; 3-0 with Mather - the 8-3 decision against Stanford’s 74th-ranked Carolyn McVeigh and Stacey Tan in the NCAA Final; the 8-4 win vs. UCLA’s Maya Johansson/Pamela Montez in the NCAA Semifinals; and the 8-5 win vs. Miami’s Brittany Dubins/Danielle Mills in the NCAA Quarterfinals) FALL SEASON: ITA Preseason Doubles Ranking: none … reached the final round of pre-qualifying in the Riviera/ITA All-American with Cercone … reached the final of the ITA Southeast Regional with Mather, winning four round before falling to teammates Sofie Oyen and Allie Will, 8-4 … with Mather won two rounds at the Gator Fall Classic     AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10) Awards: 2010 NCAA All-Tournament Team, No. 3 Doubles ... SEC Community Service Team … SEC Freshman of the Week, awarded Feb. 10 … Neal Anderson Scholastic Award (team award) ... earned 2010 ITA Scholar-Athlete status by posting at least a 3.5 GPA … 2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll   Singles:  Current ITA National Singles Ranking: 107 … Season-High National Singles Ranking: 86 (Feb. 18) … 17-6 overall and 14-4 in dual matches … had her four-match win streak snapped in the NCAA Team Final, where she dropped a 6-3, 7-5 decision to Stanford’s Veronica Li ... provided the clinching SEC Tournament Championship point when she defeated Tennessee’s Kata Szekely, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 … provided the first singles decision in the NCAA Second Round match against Washington, defeating Aleksandra Malovic, 6-3, 6-3 … has one 6-0, 6-0 victory, tagging Ole Miss’ Gabriela Rangel with the double-bagel … 2-0 vs. ranked opponents, including a 6-0, 6-1 win over UNLV’s 44th-ranked Jana Albers (Jan. 16) and against Duke’s 73rd-ranked Monica Gorny, 5-7, 6-4, 11-9 (Feb. 28) … 3-0 in clinching matches … FALL SEASON: did not play during the fall due to a broken foot   Doubles:  Current ITA National Doubles Ranking: none … Season-High National Doubles Ranking: 39 (March 17 with Joanna Mather) … compiled a 19-7 overall record, including a 19-3 dual match record … paired with three different partners in dual matches: Anastasia Revzina (9-0: 8-0 at No. 3, 1-0 at No. 2); Joanna Mather (9-1: 7-1 at No. 3; 2-0 at No. 2); and Claire Bartlett (1-2 at No. 3) … partnered with Revzina throughout the NCAA Team Tournament, where the duo went 4-0 and provided the clinching doubles point twice, including the thrilling 8-6 decision over Stanford’s Carolyn McVeigh and Veronica Li in the NCAA Final, rallying from a 4-2 deficit to break in the final game ... tallied the initial win in the NCAA Semifinals with a quick 8-1 victory over Jelena Durisic/Jocelyn Ffriend ... recorded the first decision in the NCAA Round of 16 defeating Ole Miss’ Guthrie and van de Stroet 8-4, helping UF win the doubles point (the other two matches split) ... 5-0 in clinching doubles point matches with Revzina, including the win mentioned previously in the NCAA Team Final, as well as the 8-3 decision against Miami’s Danielle Mills and Claudia Wasilewski in the NCAA Quarterfinals and the 8-5 win against Tennessee’s Pluskota and Lee in the SEC Tournament final after trailing 2-0 FALL SEASON: lost all four matches played in pre-dual match action     PRIOR TO FLORIDA Received her high school diploma in June of 2008 from Cardinal Mercier in Waterloo, Belgium ... doubles semifinalist with fellow countrywoman Sophie Cornerotte at the 10K Dubai played in the United Arab Emirates in November of 2008 … won four rounds of qualifying action to reach the main draw of the 10K Portimao in Portugal in 2009 … played her way through qualifying at the 2008 10K Prague and advanced to the second round of the main draw … quarterfinalist at the 2004 Allianz Switzerland Trophy (ETA 16 – cat. 2) … benefitted as a lucky-loser at the 2005 Tennis College Flevoland and marched into the semifinals … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2006 Aarhus ITF Denmark (Grade 5), also reaching the doubles final with Anouk Delefortie… trained as ISP in Nice, France for half of the 2009 season … coached by Regis Lavergne.