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Tania Rice
Tania Rice

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burlington, Ont., Canada

High School:
Robert Bateman HS

Height:
5-6

Experience:
3V

CAREER: In four seasons, posted a 48-50 overall record in singles (34-32 in duals), as well as 53-42 in doubles (37-35 in duals).

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Contributed at the bottom of the lineup again as a senior ... Went 13-16 overall in singles (10-12 in duals, all at #6) ... Went 13-17 in doubles (9-14 in duals, all but one match at #3) ... Primary doubles partner was Andrea Oates, and the duo went 10-7 overall (6-6 in duals) ... Made the WCC All-Academic first team and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Played singles at #5 or #6 and doubles at #3 as a junior ... Went 7-13 overall in singles (5-10 in duals) ... Went 5-12 in doubles (both overall and in duals) ... Made the WCC All-Academic team again and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Named to the All-WCC honorable mention squad in doubles as a sophomore ... Posted a 13-8 record in singles play (8-2 in duals, all at the #6 position) ... Went 22-7 in doubles (15-5 in duals) ... Went 11-3 with Anete Bandere at the #3 position ... Had an 11-match win streak in doubles with Jill Braverman and Bandere ... During the fall tournament season, won the doubles title with Anamika Bhargava at the SDSU Tennis Classic, and also reached the finals of the Flight 2 singles bracket at the Midland Invitational ... Named to the WCC All-Academic team and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2006-07: As a freshman, finished with a 15-13 record in singles and a combined 13-6 in doubles with Anete Bandere (6-0), Sylvia Kosakowski (2-2), Jillian Braverman (5-3) and Alicia Poladian (0-1) ... Teamed with Bandere to win the Cal State Fullerton Intercollegiate doubles crown in the fall ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Robert Bateman High School in Burlington, Ontario, Canada in 2006 ... A two-time finalist at the Under-18 Canadian National Championships ... Claimed the 2004 and 2005 Under-18 Ontario Provincial Championships ... Member of the Canadian Junior Federation Cup team, which placed second in 2004.

PERSONAL: Born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada ... Daughter of Hal and Kelly Rice ... Majoring in business administration with a minor in creative writing ... Chose Pepperdine because of the "location, academic prestige and the personalities of the tennis coaches and team."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include dancing and reading ... Favorite tennis venue is Stanley Park in Vancouver ... Favorite book is Catcher in the Rye ... Favorite movie is The Graduate ... Favorite TV show is Grey's Anatomy ... Favorite musical artist is Kings of Leon ... Favorite food is dark chocolate ... Favorite sport other than tennis is hockey ... Favorite thing about tennis is "the opportunities to travel."

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