Enters the spring ranked No. 6 in the nation and No. 1 in the Carolinas Region in doubles with Sophie Grabinski Went 13-5 in doubles, repeating as ITA regional champions with an 8-6 win over No. 14 Ina Hadziselimovic and Josipa Bek of Clemson Defeated five ranked opponents and earned an automatic bid to the ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Nationals Compiled a 9-6 singles record against one of the toughest schedules in the nation Ranked No. 25 in the nation and No. 3 in the region in singles entering the dual match season Defeated four ranked singles opponents, including a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 6 Laura Vallverdu of Miami.
JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09) Earned ITA All-America honors in singles for the second consecutive season by virtue of advancing to the NCAA singles quarterfinals Also teamed with Sophie Grabinski to earn All-America honors in doubles after the duo finished the season ranked No. 6 in the nation Ranked as high as No. 10 in the ITA singles poll and as high as No. 3 in the doubles poll Finished with a 20-8 singles record in dual matches, earning All-ACC honors after compiling an 9-2 league mark Defeated 16 top-100 opponents on the year, including 10 wins over the top 50 Highlights from the spring include a 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 28 Ellah Nze of Duke on April 1, a dominant 6-1, 6-1 win over No. 7 Irina Falconi of Georgia Tech on April 10 and a three-set victory over No. 1 Ani Mijacika of Clemson on April 11 Dropped just one set during a nine-match winning streak that stretched from March 27 to April 17 With three wins in the NCAA singles tournament, became just the third player in school history to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals Despite singles success, was even more impressive in doubles Teamed with Grabinski to go 18-2 during the spring, including a 7-0 mark in ACC play Defeated 10 ranked doubles opponents on the season, including six in a row from March 1 to April 17 Won 12 consecutive doubles matches in the spring, going over two months without a loss Qualified with Marand for the NCAA doubles tournament Entered the spring ranked No. 4 in the Southeast Region and No. 47 in the ITA national poll in singles Also ranked No. 1 in the region and No. 15 in the nation in doubles with Sophie Grabinski Garnered an additional doubles ranking of No. 45 in the ITA national poll with Katrina Tsang Captured the ITA Southeast Regional doubles title with Grabinski to earn an automatic bid to the ITA National tournament Finished the fall with a 4-4 singles record that included a 6-3, 6-1 win over No. 5 Amanda Fink of USC Also finished the fall 10-3 in doubles matches Posted a 7-1 record with Grabinski that included a pair of wins at the ITA National tournament over teams from USC and LSU Playing with Tsang, posted three wins including a victory over No. 39 Ciobanu and Rielley of Notre Dame.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08) Earned ITA All-America honors in singles by virtue of her final national ranking of No. 13 Finished the spring season with a singles record of 25-2 and a doubles mark of 17-11 playing primarily with Sophie Grabinski and Katrina Tsang Named ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch after being ranked in the top 15 for the entire 2008 season Also earned All-ACC honors after finishing league play with a 9-1 record Ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation in singles and, along with Grabinski, as high as No. 3 in doubles Defeated the nation's top-ranked player twice in a three-match span Topped then-No. 1 Ani Mijacika of Clemson, 6-4, 6-1, in the ACC Tournament Two matches later defeated No. 1 Aurelija Misevicuite of Arkansas, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, in the NCAA Tournament Opened the spring with 15 consecutive wins, dropping just one set over that span Ran off 10 wins in a row following her only regular-season loss to Clemson's Mijacika Qualified for the NCAA Tournament in both singles and doubles Earned a No. 9-16 seed in the singles event Had 19 wins over ranked opponents during 2007-08, including a straight-sets victory over eventual NCAA champion Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech Following the season was one of 12 players named to the 2008 USTA Summer Collegiate Team Entered the spring ranked No. 14 in the nation in singles and No. 8 in the nation in doubles with Grabinski Compiled an impressive record of 12-4 in singles play during the fall with wins over nine nationally-ranked opponents Defeated five consecutive ranked opponents during one stretch that included the flight one title at the St. Mary's Classic Advanced to the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships with a win over No. 47 Anastasia Petukova of Fresno State Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships With Grabinski, won the doubles consolation title at the ITA National Indoor Championships by defeating Melissa Mang and Amanda Granson of Duke, 8-2 Also defeated top-15 duos from LSU and Tennessee en route to the title.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07) Finished the season with a team-best singles record of 39-10 in singles and a doubles mark of 28-11 Ranked as high as No. 50 in the nation in singles, finishing the season ranked No. 58 With partner Caitlin Collins, finished the season ranked No. 24 in the nation in doubles The duo was ranked as high as No. 17 in the country during the spring campaign Played primarily at No. 6 singles, finishing with a 19-4 mark in that position Qualified for the NCAA Championships in both singles and doubles Advanced to the second round of the doubles tournament with a win over No. 31 Tiffany Clifford and Sarah Foster of Texas A&M Scored five wins over ranked opponents in singles, including a straight sets victory over Georgia Tech's No. 31 Kirsten Flower in the ACC Tournament With Collins, won six doubles matches against ranked opponents during the spring, including an 8-4 win over No. 11 Catrina and Christian Thompson of Notre Dame Also defeated No. 30 Audra Cohen and Caren Seenauth of Miami for their only loss of the season Earned ACC Player of the Week honors after dropping just one game in two matches against Virginia Tech on Feb. 21 Compiled a 14-4 record during the fall season Won five matches at the ITA All-American Championships, just missing the main draw Teamed with Caitlin Collins for a 9-2 doubles mark that included winning the Blue draw of the Kitty Harrison Invitational.
PREP/PERSONAL Led high school team to the state title as a freshman Reached the finals of the Easter Bowl Won ITF Tulsa doubles title Reached semifinals of both singles and doubles in Houston $10,000 tournament Majoring in psychology at UNC Hobbies include listening to music, watching TV, hanging out with friends and watching movies Admires athletes Roger Federer and Andre Agassi Lists her biggest sports thrill as reaching the finals of the Easter Bowl and watching herself on TV Says her parents have had the greatest influence on her athletic career Lists "The Guardian," "She's the Man," "Patch Adams" and "Step Up" as her favorite movies "One Tree Hill", "Grey's Anatomy", "Private Practice" and "Gossip Girl" are her favorite TV shows Sanaz Anna Marand is the daughter of Sunni and Ray Marand Also has a sister, Sahar, 17 Born June 21, 1988, in Katy, Texas.
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