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    Marine Piriou
    Marine Piriou


    St. Pol-De-Leon, France

    High School:
    Notre Dame


    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.

    Piriou's Stats

    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