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Tara Panu
Tara Panu

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Altos Hills, Calif.

High School:
The Harker School

Height:
5-11

Experience:
4V

04/06/2013

Women's Tennis Wins Fifth Straight on Senior Day

Khunpak Issara wins her 12th singles match in a row on Senior Day.

04/05/2013

Waves Make Short Work of Gonzaga, Win Fourth Straight

Pepperdine wins fourth-straight as it improves to 3-0 on conference action.

04/04/2013

Women's Tennis Hosts Gonzaga and Portland This Weekend

Waves on a three-match win streak heading into Friday and Saturday's action.

03/30/2013

Women's Tennis Extends Streak with 6-1 Win vs. Santa Clara

Waves improve to 5-10 after winning third match of the week.

03/29/2013

Waves Sweep Dons in West Coast Conference Opener

Pepperdine takes down USF, 7-0, to win second straight.

04/27/2013

2013 WCC Tournament Champions - Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis def. Saint Mary's 4-0 to win the 2013 WCC Tournament. Photos by Kyle Terada

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Went 1-6 in singles, all during the fall tournament season ... Posted a 2-13 overall doubles record, including 1-10 in duals ... Went 1-9, all from the No. 3 spot in the doubles lineup, alongside Megan Moore ... Defeated Lorraine Cheung, 6-3, 6-4, during the SDSU Fall Classic ... Held off Gabi Barbosa and Simona Parajova of TCU 8-7 (10) for lone dual season doubles win with Moore.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Went 2-5 in doubles overall and 0-7 in singles ... Combined for a 2-3 doubles record with Megan Moore in the fall ... Saw action twice in doubles during the dual season, both times alongside Ale Granillo.

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Went 1-6 in singles ... Played only dual match at No. 6 against Cal on April 2 ... Recorded a 6-1, 6-0 win over a player from Master's College at the Matador Collegiate Invitational ... Also saw action at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational and the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional ... Posted a 2-2 doubles record, all in duals ... Paired with Andrea Oates to defeat a team from Cal, and with Arianna Colffer to beat an LMU tandem.

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Played sparingly as a freshman ... Went 1-3 in singles ... Won her only dual match at No. 6 against Portland at the WCC Championships ... Went 0-5 in doubles (0-3 in duals).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Harker School, located in San Jose, Calif., in 2009 ... Played four years of varsity tennis ... Made the All-West Bay Athletic League first team in 2007 and 2008 ... Was the runner-up at the 2008 Santa Catalina Invitational Tournament ... Also lettered in basketball and was a two-time all-league honorable mention selection ... Ranked among the top 30 in doubles and top 50 in singles in the USTA Northern California girls' 18.

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Clara, Calif. ... Daughter of Krish and Nina Panu ... Has one brother, Nikhil ... Majoring in international studies ... Chose Pepperdine because "of the smaller classrooms with one-on-one teacher interaction, the amazing tennis program, the breathtaking campus and the prestigious academics."

FAVORITES: Enjoys traveling, art, being outdoors, rock climbing and biking ... Lists her sports hero as Dwyane Wade ... Favorite pro tennis player is Kim Clijsters ... Favorite tennis venue is the U.S. Open ... Favorite book is The Lovely Bones ... Favorite movie is The Italian Job ... Favorite TV show is Sex and the City ... Favorite musical artist is Kings of Leon ... Favorite foods are Thai, Italian and Mediterranean ... Favorite sport other than tennis is basketball ... Favorite things about tennis are "the competitiveness of the sport and the liberating feeling when hitting a ball on the court."

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