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Bianca Dulgheru
Bianca Dulgheru

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bucharest, Romania

High School:
Theoretical High School Jean Monnet

Height:
5-6

Experience:
2

As a Junior (Fall 2006): Began the fall season ranked No. 18 in the preseason Fila/ITA College Rankings ... Competed at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships ... Fell in first round to No. 15 Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech, 6-4, 7-5 ... Paired with junior teammate Sylvia Kosakowski ... Duo went 3-2, posting wins over No. 14 Nina Suvak and Whitney Benik of Florida and the No. 9 duo Ana Cetnik and Anna Sydorska of TCU ... At the ITA West Regionals hosted by San Diego, went 4-1 in singles, reaching the semifinals ... Defeated No. 95 Judy DeVera of USC in Round of 32 and No. 61 Tracy Lin of UCLA in quarterfinals ... Fell to No. 9 Sarah Fansler of USC, 7-6, 6-2 ... In doubles, paired up with Kosakowski for the second-seed in the tournament and was also ranked No. 28 in preseason ... After a first-round bye, the Wave duo reached the quarterfinals, but fell to eighth-seeded Dianne Matias and Sarah Fansler of USC, 8-3.

As a Sophomore (2005-06): Pepperdine's No. 1 singles player, going 18-3 ... Went an impressive 8-1 against nationally-ranked opponents ... Ranked as high as No. 15 during the season and concluded the season with a No. X ranking ... Won last 10 matches ... Helped lead Pepperdine to a 4-3 upset victory over UCLA with a win in singles ... Also defeated No. 15 Amber Lui of Stanford in straight sets ... Reached the NCAA Individuals in singles for second straight year, but fell in first round to No. 15 Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech ... In doubles, played all matches with Eva Dickes, going 19-2 in dual matches at the No. 2 position ... The duo was ranked as high as No. 17 during the season, going 9-1 in their last 10 matches ... ... One of two Pepperdine doubles teams in the NCAA Individuals ... Fell to Georgia Tech in first round ... Named the West Coast Conference "Player of the Year" ... Earned first team All-WCC honors in singles and second team All-WCC in doubles.

As a Freshman (2004-05) Compiled an impressive dual record of 20-2 playing in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 positions ... Was undefeated at No. 2 going 6-0 and went 11-1 at No. 3 ... Paired with Eva Dickes for a 13-7 doubles record, going 11-4 at No. 2 ... Went 3-0 during the conference championships ... Reached the first round of the NCAA Individuals in singles, falling to Kendall Cline of North Carolina ... Concluded the season with a national ranking of No. 34 ... Named the West Coast Conference "Freshman of the Year" ... Earned the WCC "Player of the Month" honor two out of three months ... During the fall, won the Women's Fall Desert Collegiate Classic in November with a win over USC's Anca Anastasiu in the final match ... Eliminated four of the top six seeds en route to her first tournament win.

igh School: A 2004 graduate of the Theoretical Jean Monnet High School ... Ranked in the Top 3 in Romania's 18 & under from 2002-04 ... From 2000-01, was ranked in the Top 18 in Europe's 16 & under ... Finished in eighth place in the 2003 European Team Championships ... In 2001-02 was ranked No. 780 in the WTA singles ranking.

>PERSONAL: Born July 5, 1985 . . . Chose Pepperdine "because of the awesome campus, all its resources, the athletics centers, the tennis team and the competitive academic program." . . . Admires Jennifer Capriati . . . Double-majoring in international business and Spanish

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