Fall 2002: Entered the fall season ranked 23rd nationally … Automatically qualified for the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-America Championships … Fell in the first round to Old Dominion’s Nataly Cahana … Advanced to the final match of the ITA Regional Tournament, falling to teammate Cristelle Grier … Earned a berth to the ITA National Indoor Championships, defeating Stanford’s Amber Liu (5-7, 7-5, 2-6 ) in the first round … Fell to Florida’s Lindsay Dawaf in three in the round of 16 …Earned an ITA Midwest Region fall ranking of No. 2.
2002: Big Ten Player of the Year … All-Big Ten honoree … Finished the season with a 30-15 overall record and ranked 32nd in the nation … Ranked as the Midwest Region’s best player … Played at the No. 1 spot, earning a 17-11 record … Earned a berth into the NCAA Singles Championships, advancing to the round of 32 … Selected for the NCAA Doubles Championships with teammate Jessica Rush … Was ranked among the top 35 all season in the Omni Hotels/Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll … Went 9-1 in Big Ten matches … With doubles partner, Rush, was undefeated at No. 2 in dual matches (12-0) … Named ITA Midwest Region Player to Watch … Second-team Verizon®/CoSIDA Academic All-District V team member (women’s at-large) … Academic All-Big Ten.
Fall 2001: Ranked ninth in the nation after a successful fall season … Top-ranked player in the Midwest region … Ranked fourth in the Midwest region in doubles with partner Lia Jackson … Defeated teammate Lia Jackson for the Omni Region IV title, making her the second Wildcat to win the tournament (Katherine Nasser, 1999) … With the Regional title, automatically qualified for the ITA Omni National Indoor Tournament … Unranked and unseeded, Piriou stormed through the bracket to land in the semifinals … Defeated USC’s Jewel Peterson (6-0, 7-5) in the quarterfinals … Fell to Stanford’s Lauren Kalvaria (5-7, 6-2, 6-1) in the semis … Finished the fall season with a 12-3 record.
2000-01: Won 11 straight matches from Feb. 10 to March 21 … Perfect at No. 4 with 16 wins … Finished the season with a 35-6 record … Played mostly at No. 4 … Saw some time at No. 3, compiling an 8-2 record … Was 9-0 in Big Ten matches, only one of three players in the conference to do so … 24-2 dual match mark … Ranked 11th in the final ITA Midwest Region poll … Teamed with Colleen Cheng for a 6-4 record at No. 1 doubles and a fifth-place finish in the region … Academic All-Big Ten.
1999-00: Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the year … Tallied a 33-6 record, including a 20-4 dual-match mark … Had 13 consecutive wins from Jan. 30 to March 22 … Played No. 2 doubles with Lia Jackson and recorded a 12-6 mark … Missed two weeks of competition because of mononucleosis … Defeated teammate Katherine Nasser (4-6, 7-6, 6-2) at the UIC Invitational for first collegiate tournament title … Won the second flight of Illinois’ Midwest Blast for her second collegiate tournament win … Consolation champion at the Seminole Classic … Advanced to third round of the ITA Regionals … Teamed with Nasser to win the UIC Invitational doubles title.
Personal: Born Marine Piriou on April 21, 1981 … Daughter of Jean and Joelle Piriou … Graduated in June with a degree in French … Currently enrolled in the master’s program in French and Italian.
|Year ||Overall ||Dual ||Big Ten|
|1999-00 ||33-6 ||20-4 ||4-3|
|2000-01 ||35-5 ||24-2 ||12-0|
|2001-02 ||30-15 ||17-11 ||9-1|
|CAREER ||98-27 ||61-17 ||22-4|