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 Gina Suarez-Malaguti
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JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12) Continued her role as a key player in the bottom half of the Carolina singles lineup and crucial doubles contributor • Finished the season with an overall singles record of 18-11, including a 6-3 mark in ACC play • Opened the dual match season with five straight-set victories in her first six matches • Won six in a row at the fourth and fifth positions from March 8-30, capped by a 6-3, 6-0 No. 4 singles victory over Georgia Tech's Christina Ngo • Proved once again to be a strong player in the postseason, posting straight-set wins over Mia Vriens of Florida State in the ACC quarterfinals and Susan Mc Rann of Arizona in the NCAA round of 32 • Her victory over Mc Rann was key as the Tar Heels had to hold off the Wildcats, 4-2, for a spot at the NCAA final site in Athens, Ga. • Had a combined doubles record of 12-5, including a 6-5 mark in dual match play with partner Caroline Price that featured four ACC wins • Missed the entire fall season while rehabbing a shoulder injury.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11) Became a constant in the Tar Heel singles lineup as well as a valuable doubles contributor • Finished the season with a 26-14 record in singles competition as well as a 19-10 mark in doubles play • Ranked as high as No. 80 in the country in doubles with Shinann Featherston • Played in every singles position in the lineup from No. 2 to No. 5, featuring primarily at the fourth position • Opened the dual season with three consecutive straight-set victories, including a 6-0, 6-4 win over No. 95 Lilly Kimbell of Georgia in the ITA Kickoff Weekend • Won both of her completed matches at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in straight sets, including the clinching victory over Washington's Andjela Nemcevic in the opening round • Clinched Carolina's first-ever win at Miami when she defeated Danielle Mills, 7-6, 7-5, for the final point of the upset over the No. 3 Hurricanes • Won four straight matches in straight sets between March 17 and March 25 against opponents from Minnesota, Wake Forest, NC State and Maryland • Was a perfect 5-0 in the postseason, winning a pair of matches in the ACC Tournament and all three of her completed matches in the NCAA Team Championships • Rallied from three games down in the final set to beat Georgia Tech's Sasha Krupina, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, in the ACC quarters • Also got UNC's second point of the ACC final with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Florida State's Federica Suess • Scored the clinching victory in the win over Washington to send Carolina back to the Sweet 16 • Won both of her matches at the final site in Stanford, Calif., in straight sets - a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Vanderbilt's Keilly Ulery and a 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over Baylor's Karolina Filipiak.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10) Finished the season with a 23-7 record in singles and an 11-4 mark in doubles • Proved to be a strong addition to the singles lineup, finishing the dual season with a team-best record of 16-2 • Opened the season with nine straight wins, seven of which came in straight sets • Had multiple wins at every position between No. 3 and No. 6 • Got UNC on the board with an impressive 6-2, 6-1 win over Duke's Mary Clayton in the Tar Heels' 4-3 win in Durham • Upset No. 76 Nelly Ciolkowski of Clemson, 7-6, 3-6, 6-1, to clinch the 4-3 victory over the Tigers • Helped UNC claim the ACC regular season title with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Miami's Danielle Mills • Finished a perfect 4-0 in NCAA Tournament play • Included among the wins were a 6-3, 6-2 win over Florida State's Fed Suess and a 7-6, 6-1 win over Duke's Amanda Granson • Compiled a 7-5 singles record and a 5-2 doubles record during the tournament season • Had a great weekend in the Kitty Harrison Invitational, winning all three singles matches in which she played • Won four consecutive doubles matches in the fall with Zoe De Bruycker.

PREP/PERSONAL Considered a five-start recruit by TennisRecruiting.net and was been ranked as high as No. 15 in the nation by the service • An All-America performer in high school, she won the Caribbean International Junior Championships and the Copa Cristal in 2008 • After being unranked in the ITF junior world rankings as late as March 2008, Suarez reached the top 100 in the world by Feb. 2009 • Two-time high school captain who won a pair of state titles • Majoring in exercise and sport science • Admires tennis great Steffi Graf • Lists her grandparents as having had the greatest influence on her athletic career • Enjoys Italian food and her favorite TV show is "Grey's Anatomy" • Does a Donald Duck impression • Prefers to be called Pichi • Gina Maria Suarez-Malaguti is the daughter of Susana Malaguti • Born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Fla.
High School: Broward Virtual School
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