Northwestern sends a pair of teams to the round of 16 Saturday; Eight begin singles play
2011-12: Won two matches to advance to the main draw at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... Paired with Kate Turvy to go 1-1 in doubles at that event ... Posted a pair of wins in Flight C at the Fall Wildcat Invitational.
2010-11: Finished her freshman season with a 5-5 record in tournament play ... Won Flight Three doubles title with Elena Chernyakova in Furman Fall Invitational ... 2-1 in singles at Furman, with three-set wins over Jenny Porter of Furman and Megan Gornet of Vanderbilt ... Won two matches at Wildcat Spring Invitational ... Did not see action in dual play ... 2-0 in doubles at Wildcat Fall Invite and 3-0 at ASU Thunderbird Invitational, finishing with a 6-2 mark in doubles.
High School: Former top-50 USTA National player and former top-20 Southern California section player ... Has trained full-time at Saddlebrook Academy (Tampa, Fla.), Weil Tennis Academy (Ojai, Calif.) and in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Played on ITF Pro Circuit in 2009, competing in Bosnia and Korea ... As a sixth-grader prior to joining academies, played on junior high school's boys tennis team ... National Honors Society member.
Personal: Born Natalie Hastings Edell ... Daughter of Jeffrey and Elaine Edell ... Father played soccer at the University of Virginia under head coach Bruce Arena and played for the 2006 U.S. Maccabi Soccer team at the games in Sydney, Australia ... Father also was chairman of MySpace and has produced Hollywood movies with his wife ... Chose Northwestern over Virginia, UC Santa Barbara, Kentucky and North Carolina ... Majoring in radio/television/film.