Rice opens NCAA Women's Tennis vs. Tulsa
Rice recognized its own on Monday evening
12th in nation, tops among Mid-Majors
Season ends 18-7
Face winner of Baylor-Texas A&M CC at 5 p.m. Saturday
Rice opened the 2014 dual season with a 7-0 win over Lamar
Images from the match vs. Texas Pan American
Kimberly Anicete images
The 45th ranked Rice women's tennis team took some time off during spring break practices to visit the KIPP Intrepid Preparatory School
Rice met Texas A&M in a dual match on February 24
HONORS AT RICE
All C-USA Singles, (third team) 2012
All C-USA Singles, (second team) 2014
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2011, 2013 & 2014
One of the two senior leaders of the Owls, Anicete completed her final season with 12-8 dual mark in singles and a 96-39 career singles mark, which placed her fourth in school history at the end of the year... Not involved in a decision in her two final NCAA matches and finished her career 2-0 in postseason action, with five other matches unfinished... Both of her wins delivered the clinch points in NCAA Regional wins (Illinois '12, Pepperdine '13)... Won three of four tiebreak sets during the year and split a part of match deciding tiebreaks in the early going...Tied for the team lead with an 8-4 singles mark in the fall... Captured the Second Flight singles at the Rice Invitational with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Northwestern State's Tatiana Larina... Advanced to the round of 32 at the USTA-ITA Texas Regional with wins over Irene Gandara-UTSA, 6-0. 7-6 and SMU's Anna Kate Anderson 4-6, 6-4. 6-4. .. Teamed with Liat Zimmerman to win the Longhorn Fall Invitational consolation doubles final with an 8-5 triumph over UTSA's Isabelle Jonsson and Miriam Rosell Canudas.
Finished the regular season with a 14-5 singles mark, including a 6-2 mark at 4 and a 7-3 mark on 5... Won her last seven singles matches, including a 3-0 record at the C-USA Championship... Provided the clinch point in the opener vs. Old Dominion, then battled back from opening set loss to provide the third point vs. SMU with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Hristina Dishkova... Wrapped up the weekend with her 50th career singles win to score the second of the Owls' four points on their way to the 2013 C-USA team title... Defeated TU's Marian Sant'Anna 6-1, 6-3, avenging a 7-6, 7-6 loss earlier in the year...Finished the fall with an 8-3 mark in singles and a 6-3 mark in doubles... Was 2-1 in the Texas ITA Regional... Downed Alicia Porte of Lamar in straight sets to win her opening match, then downed 12th seeded Kseniya Bardabush of North Texas in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 before falling to Noel Scott of Texas... Combined with freshman Solomiya Zinko to reach the round of 16 at the Texas ITA Regional. Opened with a 9-8 tiebreak win over Texas State's Melissa Hadad and Jessica Kahts, then downed Helene Czudek and Carolina Salas of Lamar before falling to SMU's Edyta Cieplucha and Aleksandra Malyarchi... Outlasted LSU's Kaitlin Burns in a third set tie-breaker to capture the #2 Flight singles title at the Rice Invitational... Teamed with Daniela Trigo to reach the finals in the #2 Flight doubles bracket as well.
Second on the team with a 20-5 singles mark this spring to earn third team All C-USA honors... Has a two-year mark of 36-10... is 4-0 in postseason action (3-0 in C-USA, 1-0 in NCAA), joining Natalie Beazant in posting a perfect mark in postseason play... Lost consecutive matches in singles only once this spring... Opened six of her 20 wins by taking the first set either 6-0 or 6-1.. Wrapped up fall play with a 7-3 singles mark.... Downed teammate Stephanie Nguyen in the finals of the Gray singles flight of the Rice Fall Invitational... Also picked up fall wins over Maya Zein and Alex Martin of Texas and Kris Roberts of SMU.
2010-11 Season (Freshman)
Shared the Keating Award as the Owls' most outstanding player with fellow freshman Dominique Harmath... Led the team with a 16-5 record in singles as a freshman, including an eight match winning streak to close out the year... Posted a 9-4 fall mark in singles and a 7-3 mark in doubles... Opened her fall campaign by teamming with Varsha Shiva-Shankar to reach the doubles finals at the Islander Open... Won the HEB Baylor Women's Invite consolation title... Combined with Daniella Trigo to win the Flight 3 Doubles title at the Rice Invite.
Graduated from Spring Klein High School north of Houston.. Listed as a five-star recruit and has been ranked as high as 45th nationally by Tennisrecruiting.net as well as consistently ranking in the top five in Texas. She led Spring Klein to the finals of the UIL 5A Team Tennis State Championship last fall before falling to New Braunfels in the title match.
Born November 29, 1991 in Brooklyn, NY. ... daughter of Maria and Ramon Anicete... has one brother... Kinesilogy major.
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