Karine Ionesco
Karine Ionesco

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montreal, Canada

High School:
Vanier

Last College:
Broward

Height:
5-11

Experience:
1L

Plays:
Right


2006-07 (SENIOR): Posted an 8-10 dual match record playing primarily at the No. 6 singles position... Recorded a 4-3 mark in MWC play... Notched a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over UNLV's Alisa Razina on senior day after being out of the lineup for nearly a month... defeated Caroline Ferrell of Vanderbilt in straight sets at the USTA/ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships... Tallied a 9-9 dual match doubles record... Recorded a 7-6 mark with Andrea Morgado at the No. 3 slot... Went 6-5 in singles play through the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships, Mean Green Invitational and Baylor Invitational in the fall... Upended Baylor's Jana Bielikova in a marathon match at the Baylor Invite... Posted two doubles victories with Melissa Beré and Kewa Nichols.

2005-06 (JUNIOR): Notched 4-4 record at bottom of line-up in singles... Paired with Ana Cetnik at No. 2 doubles for 6-2 record and Andrea Morgado at No. 3 doubles for 3-1 record... Took 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 4 slot in win over season-opener North Texas.

2004-05 (SOPHOMORE [BROWARD C.C.]): Was a big reason that Broward Community College finished third at the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament...Reached the final of the Flight Two singles at the event, where she fell 6-4, 6-4 to Tyler Junior College's Dzeljan Mermisi...Won the Flight One doubles with Marta Simic by defeating Ina Wielding and Ame Blacketer of Tyler 6-2, 6-2...Ended the season with a national ranking of ninth in singles and was No. 1 in doubles with Simic...Received Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America praise for singles and doubles...Teamed with Simic during the fall to win the ITA National Small College Championship doubles title in the junior college division.

2003-04 (FRESHMAN [BROWARD C.C.]): Helped Broward Community College win the 2004 National Junior College Athletic Association championship...Won the Flight One singles at the NJCAA Tournament by defeating Tatyana Bula of Lee College in three sets, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3...Reached the final of Flight One doubles with partner Leigh Shelton...The duo lost 6-0, 5-7, 6-3 to Medeja Egic and Loli Gomez of Lee College...Ended the season ranked No. 1 nationally in singles and No. 2 in doubles with Shelton...Earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America status in singles and doubles...Won the ITA National Small College Championship in the fall in singles for the junior college division by downing Bula 6-3, 6-4...Claimed the doubles title as well with Shelton, upending Brooke Mills and Ina Wielding of Tyler Junior College 6-2, 6-2.

High School/Junior: Achieved a career-high world ranking of 693rd in singles in August 2002...Was as high as No. 236 in doubles, coming in April 2002...Made a semifinal appearance in doubles with Anne Kremer at a Women's Tennis Association Tier III event in Canada in September 2001...Got to the quarterfinals in doubles in 12 professional tournaments...Reached the quarterfinals of an International Tennis Federation tournament in Turkey in May 2001.

Personal: Is studying communications at TCU...Has two older brothers, Nicholas, 31, and Oliver, 28...Nicholas played tennis for San Jose State...Her father, Theo, was the national coach for the Romanian track and field team...Carmen, her mother, was a four-time Olympian, competing in the discus throw in 1972, 1976, 1980 and 1984.


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