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Sylvia Kosakowski
Sylvia Kosakowski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Downey, California

High School:
Warren HS

Height:
5-9

Experience:
2

As a Junior (Fall 2006): Began the Fall ranked No. 46 in singles in the Preseason Fila/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings ... Fell in the first round of the ITA Riviera All-America Championships to No. 36 Anna Lubinsky of Texas A&M ... In doubles, with Dulgheru, went 3-2, defeating the No. 9 team from TCU and the No. 14 team from Florida ... At the Racquet Club Invitational in Midland, Texas, reached the final in singles ... Had three straight victories, including one over a Top 50 opponent and one over a Top 100 ... Fell in final to No. 37 Lenka Broosova of Baylor, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 ... In doubles, paired up with Bandere and won the doubles title, defeating New Mexico's Iva Gersic and Lucy Scott in final ... Was seeded ninth in the ITA West Regionals ... Reached the Round of 16 in a field of 128 in singles ... Fell to sixth-seeded Tracy Lin of UCLA, 7-5, 7-5 ... In doubles, paired up with Bianca Dulgheru 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 ... Participated in the Arizona State Invitational in November ... As the second seed, reached the quarterfinals ... In first round, beat Bobusic of Cal and followed with a win over Arizona State's Nadia Abdala in three sets ... Fell to sixth-seeded Marion Ravelojaona of Cal, who went on to win the tournament.

As a Sophomore (2005-06):Led the Waves at the No. 2 position, going 14-7 ... Won the last seven matches, including a win in the NCAA First Round to help Pepperdine defeat Wichita State ... Went 2-4 against nationally-ranked opponents ... upset No. 5 Alice Barnes of No. 1 Stanford in straight sets ... Ranked as high as No. 59 and concluded season with a No. X ranking ... In doubles, led Waves at the No. 1 position with Merve Asimgil, going 11-10 ... Went 4-6 against nationally-ranked opponents ... Started season ranked No. 22, defeating No. 21 Cal Poly duo ... Also defeated South Florida's No. 12 team, Baylor's No. 24 team, and Harvard's No. 4 team ... One of two Pepperdine doubles teams in the NCAA Individuals ... Fell in first round to same South Florida duo they beat earlier in the season ... Named to the first team All-West Coast Conference in both singles and doubles.

As a Freshman (2004-05): Compiled a singles dual record of 13-8 playing at the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 positions ... Went 8-4 at the No. 4 position, 4-2 at the No. 3 position ... and 1-2 at the No. 2 position ... Went 13-8 overall in doubles, going 9-7 with Caroline Raba at the No. 1 position ... Also went 3-0 when partnered with Merve Asimgil and 1-1 went teamed with Lise Sissler ... In the fall, won the back draw of the Women's Fall Desert Collegiate Classic in November ... Went 5-1 during tournament ... Also won the doubles championship of same tournament with Raba.

High School: A 2004 graduate of Warren High School ... Won the Junior Fed Cup in 2003 ... Was a Winter Super National Doubles Champion in 2002.

PERSONAL: Born September 4, 1986 . . . Chose Pepperdine because of the great college atmosphere . . . Favorite Malibu restaurant is Duke's . . . Loves Italian food . . . Brother Marcin played tennis at UC Santa Barbra . . . Wants to teach after college

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