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  Suzi Babos
Suzi Babos

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sopron, Hungary

High School:
Berzsekyi Liceum

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
02/02/1985

Experience:
2V

The defending NCAA singles champion and 2006 All-American looks to continue her success into the 2006-07 campaign...equally good offensive forehand and backhand...solid leadership skills...added more weapons to her arsenal over the summer.
Fall 2006: Came into the fall with a ITA preseason ranking of 12...winner of the All-American singles draw, defeating Fresno State's Melanie Gloria in the final, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(8)...also won the Cal Invitational singles draw, beating teammates Stephanie Kusano and Zsuzsanna Fodor in the semifinals and the final...won her first nine singles matches in a row...teamed with partner Fodor in doubles, entering the fall with a preseason ranking of two... won the ITA Northwest Regional doubles title, defeating Stanford pairs in the quarterfinals, semifinals and final...won the backdraw in the ITA Indoor Championships doubles draw...won the doubles tournament in the Cal Invitational, defeating teammates Daron Moore and Nina Henkel in the championship round, 8-0...ended the fall season with a 12-2 doubles record with Fodor.
2005-06: 2006 NCAA singles champion, the first Golden Bear to win the national singles title...defeated USC's Lindsey Nelson, 6-4, 6-1, for the national crown...upset the 2005 NCAA champ and No. 4 seed Zuzana Zemenova of Baylor, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals...the fourth international player to ever win the national singles title and the second Bear to advance to the NCAA final since Lisa Albano in 1991...the sixth unseeded player to advance to the NCAA final, sixth sophomore to win the national championship and the 15th Pac-10 NCAA singles champion... named to the 2006 ITA All-Star team, the 2006 All-American team with teammate Zsuzsanna Fodor and the All Pac-10 second team...ended the season with a record of 32-13, including a 9-2 record in Pac-10 dual matches...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...was ranked No. 8 in doubles with partner Fodor at the end of the regular season...advanced to the Pac-10 doubles finals with partner Babos...defeated two opponents at the ITA Main Draw (10/05), reaching the quarterfinals and qualifying for the ITA National Indoors (was unable to compete in the Indoors, after suffering a sprained ankle in practice)...entered the 2005 fall season ranked No. 2 nationally on Oct. 5 in singles
2004-05: Earned an NCAA tournament berth, defeating Kim Coventry of Kentucky in the first round, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2...went out in the second round after a loss to Theresa Logar of Stanford, 6-1, 6-3 (4/05)...won 10-of-11 matches from January through March, including a win over No. 9 Nicole Leimbach of USC, 7-6, 1-6, 10-8...finished the 2005 season with a 33-10 overall singles record, playing at No. 1 singles exclusively for the Bears and ending the year ranked sixth nationally...played at the No. 1 doubles spot during the entire 2005 season...teaming with Fodor, the duo defeated No. 10 Erin Burdette and Alice Barnes of Stanford, 8-3...captured her first singles title, winning the Nike Cal Invitational, defeating Stephanie Balzert of Arizona, 6-0, 6-3...ITA Regional Rookie of the Year for the Northwest region...named 2005 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors
Personal: Born on Feb. 2, 1985, in Sopron, Hungary...parents are Csaba and Csabane Babos...mass communications major.


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