HONORS AT RICE
2010, 2011 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal
2008, 2009, 2010 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2010, 2011 All C-USA Singles (first team)
2010, 2011 All C-USA Academic
2009, 2010 ITA Scholar Athlete
2009 C-USA Women's Tennis Co-Newcomer of the year
2010-11 SEASON (SENIOR)
Played No. 1 in all but three matches and posted a 12-10 record (3-2 in conference) overall and a 10-9 mark (2-2) @ No. 1...Won four of her last five along with two unfinished matches to compete the year... Tied for the team lead with three match clinching victories... Posted an 8-4 fall record in singles and a 1-3 mark in doubles.... Split a pair of matches at the Riviera Women's All American Challenge... Reached the quarters of the USTA-ITA Regional in Waco, defeating teammate Dominique Harmath to do so... Also reached the quarters of the HEB-Baylor Women's Invite.
2009-10 SEASON (JUNIOR)
Played No. 1 all season and finished the season ranked 82nd in the country... Earned All C-USA honors in singles... Posted a 13-9 record at No. 1 and closed with a four-match winning streak and won seven of her last eight... Won each of her last four in straight sets...won both singles matches at the conference championship in straight sets, including a 6-4, 6-3 win over 75 Alexandra Kichoutkin of Tulsa... Posted a 3-6 mark against ranked opponents, including wins in two of her last three.... Only loss to a ranked opponent down the stretch was a 3-6, 6-3, 0-1 (9-11) loss to #34 Marta Lesniak of SMU... Downed a pair of top 50 opponents (#41 Irene Rehberger of South Florida and #46 Natasha Marks of Arizona).... Posted a 14-6 doubles record with Rebbeca Lin at No. 3... Entered spring action ranked 73rd by ITA after posting a 9-3 singles mark during the fall... C-USA Player of the Month honors in October... Defeated Tulane's Mariam Kurdadze 7-5, 6-3 to win Flight One of the Rice Tennis Classic after defeating 39th ranked Marta Lesniak of SMU6-3, 6-0 to reach the finals. ... Defeated SMU's Sofie Quist 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the ITA Texas Regional before dropping a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Aerial Ellis of Texas... Was seeded eighth at the Baylor HEB Invitational and advanced to the semifinals of the main singles draw, dropping a three set decision to second-seeded Csilla Borsanyi of Baylor 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
2008-09 SEASON (SOPHOMORE)
Posted a 10-1 singles mark after joining the Owls' lineup in late February and earned Conference USA Co-Newcomer of the Year and second team All C-USA honors... Won her last nine matches of the year... Eight of her 10 wins in singles came in straight sets... Moved to the No. 2 singles spot down the stretch and went 7-0... First Owl to capture one of Conference USA's specialty awards since Julie Chao was named the conference's Freshman of the Year in 2007... Posted a 2-2 singles mark during the fall ... went 2-1 at the Holiday Inn Astrodome Rice Classic ... lost her opening-round match at the Wilson ITA Southwest Regional Championships.
2007-08 SEASON (FRESHMAN)
Sat out the 2007-08 season.
Recorded a national junior ranking as high as No. 6 and a national women ranking as high as No. 52 ... played against professional Maria Sharapova in 2000 at ETA Tournament in Baden-Baden ... champion of the 2003 German Masters Series tournament in Esslingen ... regional state champion U21 in 2003 ... semifinalist at the regional women's indoor championships in 2004.
Daughter of Mandred and Brigitte Hänle ... born on Nov. 28, 1986 ... chose Rice over San Diego State, Nebraska, Tennessee and Iowa ... majoring in mathematical economic analysis and Hispanic studies ... member of Martel College
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