As a Freshman (Fall 2006): Had a successful start in first semester at Pepperdine ... Participated in the Cal State Fullerton Intercollegiates in early September ... Defeated Denise Liebschner of Long Beach State in the first round and Brandy Andrews of Cal State Fullerton in the second round ... Lost in three sets in the third round ... In doubles, teamed with freshman teammate Tania Rice ... The duo captured their first tournament win together, posting four straight victories for the title ... Won 8-0 in first round over UC Irvine, 8-2 in the second round, defeated USC's duo of Amber Harper and Katcha Decker 8-5 in the semifinal and beat Cal State Northridge's team 8-5 in the final ... Played at the Racquet Club Invitational in Midland, Texas ... Lost in first round, but picked up two wins in singles consolation ... Had a first-round by in the ITA West Regionals, hosted by San Diego, but fell in the second round to 13th-seeded Yasmin Schnack of UCLA ... Also played in doubles with freshman Anete Bandere, losing to Hawaii team in first round ... Was successful in the consolation draw, advancing to the quarterfinal round.
Personal: Anete Bandere was born on April 12, 1987 to Dace and Ervins Bandere ... Has one sister, Katrina, who plays tennis at Sacramento State ... Also considered Sacrament State before choosing Pepperdine ... An undecided major.