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Traci Green
Senior, 5-6, Right-handed
Philadelphia, Pa. (Friends Select School)

CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA singles ranking: 21 (Feb. 16, 1999)... career-high ITA doubles ranking: 11 (with Stephanie Hazlett, December 1997).

AS A JUNIOR (1998-99)
Singles:
Season-high ITA rank: 21 (Feb. 16); Final rank: 47; Primary dual match position: Nos. 4-5... earned a bid into the NCAA Singles Championships for the first time, but lost a tough 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 decision to Texas' Michelle Faucher in the first round... failed to convert on three match point opportunities in the NCAA team final match versus Stanford's Jennifer Heiser, and eventually lost 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-0... provided the clinching team point in the NCAA semifinal win over South Alabama with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Marketa Blazkova... lost a combined total of five games over three matches played in the SEC Tournament... lost just once in dual match action, falling to Tennessee's Emily Woodside (March 20) 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4, which snapped a 14-match win streak... provided a crucial victory in the finals of the National Team Indoor Championships (Madison, Wis.), where she defeated Duke's 21st-ranked Erica Biro 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 5 position and helped UF to a 5-4 win and the title... won the Lady Gamecock Classic (Columbia, S.C.) Flight A draw, defeating nationally-ranked teammate Baili Camino 6-1, 6-0 in the finals after downing a two additional ranked opponents during the event... reached the finals of the Gator Fall Classic Flight A draw, but lost to Camino 6-4, 6-3 in the finals... reached the finals of the Lady Seminole Classic (Tallahassee, Fla.), but lost to 16th-ranked Lioudmilla Skavronskaia from Miami 7-5, 6-4 in the finals... vs. nationally ranked opponents: 10-4... in three-set matches: 4-3.
Doubles: Season-high ITA rank: 43 (March 9 with M.C. White); Final rank: none; Primary dual match position: No. 3... provided the clinching dual match point (with White) in the 5-4 victory over Stanford in the semifinals of the National Team Indoor Championships... sported a 16-match winning streak (with White), before losing 8-6 to Georgia's nationally ranked Mellis and Venkatesan... paired with Baili Camino and won the Lady Gamecock Classic Flight A draw, after defeating a pair of nationally ranked opponents, including sixth-ranked Kelly Brown and Massoumeh Emami from Kentucky 8-6 on the final day of play... paired with freshman Erin Boisclair and reached the semifinals of the Lady Seminole Classic.
Honors: First team All-SEC at No. 5 singles... Dorothy Anderson Scholarship winner (combo of academics, character on & off court).

AS A SOPHOMORE (1997-98)
Singles:
Final ITA rank: none; Primary dual match position: No. 5... struggled with back problems midway through the spring which limited her action after defeating Notre Dame's Kelly Zalinski on March 11... saw her first action since the injury at the no. 6 dual match position in the NCAA Championships, where she posted a 2-2 record... claimed her first collegiate title, defeating teammate Bonnie Bleecker 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the finals of the SEC Coaches Fall Classic Flight B event... reached the quarterfinals of the Rolex South Regional Qualifier before losing 6-4, 7-6 to Mississippi's Ivona Mihailova... took third place at the Lady Gamecock Classic... dropped a tough 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 decision to teammate Stephanie Nickitas in the quarterfinals of the Gator Fall Classic ... boasts a career 14-1 record against SEC opponents in dual match action... 3-2 in three-set matches.
Doubles: Final ITA rank: none; Primary dual match position: No. 2 with Stephanie Hazlett... captured the Lady Gamecock Classic (Oct. 5), defeating No. 38th ranked Rakic & Bulat from South Carolina 8-5... reached the finals of the SEC Coaches Fall Classic A Draw, before losing to No. 4 ranked Lepsi & Malhotra of Tennessee 9-7... lost to Florida teammates & No. 1 ranked Buth & Nickitas 8-4 in the semifinals of the Gator Fall Classic... 13-3 all-time in doubles with Hazlett.

AS A FRESHMAN (1996-97)
Final ITA singles rank: none; Final ITA doubles rank: No. 20 with Amanda Basica; Assumed the No. 6 singles position during the quarterfinals of the NCAA team Championships, where she posted a 2-1 mark... dropped a tough 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 decision to Stanford's 55th-ranked Teryn Ashley in the finals after leading 4-1 in the third... Green & Amanda Basica upset No. 3-ranked Lepsi & Malhotra of Tennessee 6-4, 6-2 in first round NCAA Doubles action... earned first team All-Southeastern Conference honors at No. 6 singles and No. 2 doubles (with Basica)... Provided clinching team point in the SEC Tournament Championship victory with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 victory over Georgia's Kelly Baskin at the No. 6 position... Pushed then-No. 27th ranked Michelle Anderson from Georgia in the Rolex South Regional before falling 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round... Lone dual match singles loss was a 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (4) decision to South Carolina's Tracy Kotseos in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament... Ranked 79th in the ITA preseason rankings... Began the season 4-5 but settled down to win 19 of her last 20 singles matches to end the regular season... 0-3 versus ranked opponents... 3-6 record in three-set matches.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA
Traci Green ranked No. 16 in the 1995 USTA Girls' 18 rankings...U.S. National Team member in 1995...Reached round of 16 at the USTA National Girls' 18 Championships in 1995...Advanced to the second round of 1995 junior Australian Open...Singles finalist and doubles champion at the 1994 International Grass Court Championships...Won consolation singles event in 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival...Won title at 1992 USTA National Girls' 14 Clay Court Championships...Involved with the USTA Training Assistance Program 1993-94...An alternate for the 1996 U.S. Open juniors tournament.

PERSONAL
Full name is Traci L. Green... daughter of Frank and Tina Green... born on Aug. 5, 1978...a 1996 graduate of Friends Select School in Philadelphia, Pa... began playing tennis at the age of 10 at the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center... chose to play tennis over track and basketball... enjoys reading and debates... last Gator from Philadelphia was former UF star Lisa Raymond...majoring in telecommunications.

CAREER RECORD        
YEAR OVERALL
SINGLES
DUAL
SINGLES
SEC
SINGLES
NCAA
SINGLES
OVERALL
DOUBLES
DUAL
DOUBLES
SEC
DOUBLES
NCAA
DOUBLES
1997 25-7 21-2 9-1 2-1 28-5 20-2 9-0 1-1
1998 23-5 10-2 5-0 2-2 13-3 6-1 4-0 0-0
1999 41-6 29-2 12-1 5-2 23-4 17-2 9-2 0-0
Totals 89-18 60-6 26-2 9-5 64-12 43-5 22-2 1-1

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