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  Taka Bertrand
School: Vanderbilt University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Great Falls, Va.
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High School: Langley
Height: 5-4
Birth Date: Monday, August 11, 1986
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Major: Economics
Singles Record: 124-34
Doubles Record: 100-51
2005-06 (Sophomore): Named SEC Player of the Year for her undefeated conference performance...First Team All-SEC...Only SEC player to earn Player of the Week recognition twice in 2006...Started the 2006 dual match season 10-0 in singles...Went undefeated in singles at the ITA Indoors Tournament...Defeated Top 30 opponents No. 3 Diana Srebrovic of Florida, No. 9 Zuzana Cerna of Baylor and No. 30 Anna Sydorska of TCU...Advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship...Peaked at No. 19 on the ITA Rankings. 2004-05 (Freshman): Named the SEC Freshman of the Year after posting a 20-6 overall record and an 8-3 conference mark...Teamed with Amanda Fish to go 20-6 at the No. 2 doubles...Defeated all five ranked Top-100 opponents she faced, including No. 12 Zerene Reyes of Florida...Tabbed as the ITA Rookie Player of the Year in the southeast region...Clinched Vanderbilt's biggest win of the season against Kentucky to assure the Commodores a No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament. Prep/Juniors: Led Langley H.S. to two district and regional champions, went to semifinals at state level ... Was chosen as MVP of her high school team ... Received honorary mention for the All-Metro team her freshman year ... Voted best athlete her senior year ... Received two letters playing tennis ... Honor roll student ... played at the junior tennis champions center in College Park, MD ... won 16s at Peachtree State ... won 16s at the National Open ... Won three 18s at National Open, Quarters and winter supernationals.   Personal: Tarakaa Bertrand ... born August 11, 1986 ... daughter of Trent and Chume Bertrand ... born in Washington, D.C. but raised in Great Falls,,VA ... one sibilng; Thiki Bertrand ... Father Trent played football at McGill University in Quebec, Canada.