HONORS AT RICE
2009, 2010, 2011 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2010 ITA Scholar Athlete
2010-11 SEASON (SENIOR)
Won her only singles match vs. Texas Pan American to run her career dual singles record to 23-11... Posted an 8-5 mark during the fall in singles and a 9-4 mark in doubles... Won the Flight D consolation finals in singles at the Cougar Draw... Finished third in the Flight 6 singles at the Rice Invite... Combined with Leah Fried to win the consolation doubles at the USTA-ITA Regional... Reached the finals of the Island Open doubles.
2009-10 SEASON (JUNIOR)
Won her only singles match of the year, defeating Mariana Charalambous of Texas State, 6-3, 6-1... Teamed with Jessica Jackson to win in doubles vs. LeAnne Mascall and Bianca Discordia of Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 8-2. Posted a 7-5 singles record during the fall ...Reached the finals in Flight 6 of the Rice Tennis Classic before losing to Maya Zein of Texas in the finals... Reached the doubles semifinals at the Midland Invitational (Lin) before dropping an 8-5 verdict to Kayla Duncan and Megan Alexander of TCU.
2008-09 SEASON (SOPHOMORE)
Recorded a 9-7 singles record during the spring, including a 6-4 mark from the No. 5 spot ... Eight of her nine wins were in straight sets while six of her seven losses went three sets... Combined with Jessica Jackson to post a 7-5 in the No. 2 doubles position... Posted a 7-3 singles record during the fall ... reached the consolation quarterfinals with a 2-1 record at the Midland Invitational (Oct. 10-12) ... won the Holiday Inn Astrodome Rice Classic Flight 6 title with a perfect 3-0 run (Oct. 17-19) ... tallied a 2-2 record at the Wilson ITA Southwest Regional Championships (Oct. 24-26) ... teamed with Emily Braid to split a pair of doubles matches at the Wilson ITA Southwest Regional Championships (Oct. 24-26).
2007-08 SEASON (FRESHMAN)
Recorded a 12-4 singles record during the spring, including a 12-3 mark from the No. 6 spot ... won her last five matches ... downed Marshall's Jessica Keener in a third-set tiebreaker to tie the overall match 3-3 in the second round of the Conference USA Championships (April 19) ... defeated Houston's Jordan Combs in three sets in the Owls' 4-3 victory in the first round of the Conference USA Championships (April 18) ... did not lose a game to Sarah Costa in the Owls' first-ever sweep of SMU (April 5) ... posted a 14-6 doubles record, teaming with Emily Braid for a 14-5 mark from the No. 3 position ... the pair combined to win 12 of their last 13 matches ... compiled a 6-6 singles record during the fall season.
V 2007 Graduate of National Institute of Open Schooling in Bangalore ... combined ITF Junior ranking of 589 ... ranked in the Top 10 of all India Juniors.
Daughter of C.R. Shiva Shankar and Chandra Kala ... born on Feb. 9, 1987 ... has one older brother, C.S. Santhosh ... Sport Management major with a business minor ... member of Hanszen College.
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