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Lindsay Dawaf
  • University of Florida Women's Tennis (2001-04) - Final Bio
  • 5-foot-6, Right-Handed
  • Olney, Maryland
  • (Palmer Tennis Academy in Tampa, Fla.)

CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA singles ranking: 7 (Jan. 13, 2003)... Career-high ITA doubles ranking: 2 (Dec. 11, 2001 & March 2002 with Jessica Lehnhoff) … singles and doubles All-American in 2002 … 2003 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member … graduated on May 1, 2004 with her bachelor's degree in Business Administration … completed career ranking 15th all-time in UF history with 187 combined singles and doubles victories.

AS A SENIOR (2003-04)
Awards: Voted Team Most Valuable Player ... First Team All-SEC Singles, No. 5 position
Singles: Final ITA National Rank: No. 115; Final ITA South Region Rank: 18; Season-high ITA Rank: 20 (Sept. 3); Primary Dual Match position: No. 5
Spring: Ended her collegiate singles career with a heartbreaking 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 loss to Miami's Audrey Banada in the second round of the NCAA Team Championships (May 15) that clinched the team win for the Hurricanes ... undefeated entering the NCAA Championships, posting a 19-0 record, all in dual match action ... downed Hampton's Vivian Costa 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the NCAAs logging her second 'double-bagel' of the year ... played a season-high No. 4 position in lineup during the SEC Tournament semifinal match (April 17), where she defeated No. 122 Amanda Mang of LSU 6-1, 6-1 to record her 19th straight win … beat 110th-ranked Saras Arasu of Duke 6-4, 7-6 (April 8) … recorded her 100th career singles victory and her second 'double bagel' of the season (April 2) in a 6-0, 6-0 win over Mississippi State's Yumi Ueda … registered UF's dual match-clinching point against Tennessee (Feb. 28) with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Majen Immink … clinched UF's dual match versus Alabama (Feb. 21) with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Melissa Minor … blanked Krystel Borg of Florida Atlantic 6-0, 6-0 (Jan. 24) in her season debut.
Fall: Did not play due to surgery rehabilitation
Doubles: Season-High ITA Rank: 33 (Sept. 3, with Nina Suvak) … did not play a doubles match.

AS A JUNIOR (2002-03)
Earned bid to play in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships ... SEC Academic Honor Roll
Singles: Final ITA National Rank: No. 30; Season-high ITA Rank: No. 7 (Jan. 13); Final ITA South Region Rank: 5; Primary Dual Match positions: Nos. 1, 2 & 3
Spring: Reached the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships, falling to No. 2-seeded Cristelle Grier of Northwestern 6-3, 6-3 ... rallied for a 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory against Clemson's 18th-ranked Julie Coin in the opening round of the NCAA Singles Championships ... Involved in four clinching matches in NCAA team play, winning all four including the deciding victory over Duke's Saras Arasu 6-3, 6-2 in the NCAA Semifinals, where Dawaf emerged from the baseline battle in one hour and 50 minutes, eventually breaking Arasu in the final game to give UF the 4-3 win ... Seven of her losses came against players ranked in the top-10 … sported a 15-10 record in dual match competition, including a 5-6 mark at the No. 1 position …won her 80th career match on March 28 with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alabama's Mary Lord-Andrade … snapped a collegiate-long four-match losing streak with a comeback win, 6-2, 7-6 (4), against Miami's Megan Bradley (Feb. 15) … opened the season playing a career-high No. 1 spot in the dual match lineup, responding with a 6-1, 6-1 win over South Florida's Fabiana Taverna.
Fall: Compiled an 8-4 record…Won three matches, including a 6-1, 6-2 victory against No. 32 Anne Nguyen of Georgia, before losing to teammate Alexis Gordon 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals of the Omni Hotels South Regional Oct. 28…Defeated two top-10 opponents, No. 10 Sarah Riske of Vanderbilt and No. 8 Kate Pinchbeck of North Carolina, before losing to No. 3 Agata Cioroch of Georgia in the quarterfinals of the Riviera All-American Oct. 11.
Doubles: Final ITA National Rank: No. 31 (with Julie Rotondi); Season-high ITA Rank: No. 10 (Feb. 26, with Rotondi); Final ITA South Region Rank: 6 (with Rotondi); Primary Dual Match position: No. 3 (with Julia Scaringe)
Spring: Earned a bid into the NCAA Doubles Championships with Julie Rotondi despite not playing together since March 16, and was eliminated in the first round by Georgia's No. 2-seeded pair of Agata Cioroch and Lori Grey 6-1 4-6, 6-1 ... Began playing with Julia Scaringe on March 21 against Clemson and paired with her in every dual match to close the year, posting a 13-3 record (12-2 at the No. 3 spot) ... helped UF win the doubles point against Duke and Stanford in the NCAA Semifinals and Final, with an 8-5 win versus the Blue Devils after the team scoring was even at 1-all and an 8-3 win against the Cardinal ... provided the clinching doubles point against Georgia in the final of the SEC Tournament with an 8-5 win over Alex Smith and Douglas Wink … Dawaf and Scaringe began their 2003 partnership with two 8-0 wins … opened the dual match season with Julie Rotondi, playing the No. 1 and No. 2 positions … lost the final three matches played with Rotondi, including the thrilling 9-7 defeat against Vanderbilt's Riske and Tsoubanso that gave the Commodores the doubles point en route to a 4-3 VU win … posted a 3-1 record with Rotondi in the National Team Indoors, with the lone loss a tough 9-7 decision in the final to Duke's 11th-ranked DeRoo and Johnson that gave the Blue Devils the doubles point en route to Duke's 4-3 win.
Fall: Went 8-4 while playing all matches with Rotondi… Reached the quarterfinals of the Omni Hotels National Indoor championships Nov. 8, falling to Missouri's Juric and Sevcikova 9-8 (7)… Stormed through the 64-team qualifying draw at the Riviera All-American Championships and reached the main draw, but lost to Arizona State's No. 3 pair of A. Engel and D. Krstulovic 8-6 in the main draw Round of 16 Oct. 10 … Advanced to the semifinals of the Riviera All-American Championships consolation draw with a 8-5 win against No. 12 Hedberg and Roland (Texas A&M) before falling to Duke's No. 9 pair of Hillary Adams and Kelly McCain 8-5 Oct. 12 … Captured the adidas Invitational title in her first tournament as a Gator, defeating Duke's No. 18 pair of Julie DeRoo and Amanda Johnson 8-6 in the final Sept. 29 after downing Tennessee's No. 23 pair Castellvi and Schaub 8-5 in the semifinal.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2001-02)
Awards: Singles All-American ... Doubles All-American ... First Team All-SEC at the No. 2 singles position ... Second Team All-SEC (doubles) ... on Oct. 14, 2001, won the Riviera All-American Doubles Championship (with Jessica Lehnhoff), her first Grand Slam title ... became the 28th Gator to log 100 combined singles & doubles victories, when she recorded a doubles win versus South Carolina on April 21 in the SEC Tournament final.
Singles: Final ITA National Rank: 16; Final ITA South Region Rank: 3; Season-high ITA National Rank: 16 (Final & April 17); Primary dual match position: No. 2; record against ranked opponents: 12-8; record in three-set matches: 5-1
Spring: Advanced to the third round of the NCAA Singles Championships, where she upset No. 4-seeded Nataly Cahana of Old Dominion 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round before falling to Stanford's 13th-ranked Erin Burdette 6-2, 6-3 ... played the No. 2 singles position in every dual match, posting a 19-4 record ... provided the clinching dual match win in UF's NCAA First, Second, Third and Semifinal Round victories ... showed her improvement from the Fall, when she lost to Tennessee's Alison Ojeda 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sept. 29 after leading 5-1 in the third, to the 7-6 (3), 6-2 dual match victory over then-15th ranked Ojeda on April 5; and again won in the NCAA Team Semifinals that clinched the dual match win.
Fall: Reached the second round of the Omni Hotels National Indoor Championships before losing to second-ranked Lauren Kalvaria from Stanford 6-3, 6-4 … earned an automatic bid into the Omni Hotels National Indoor Championships after winning the Omni Hotels South Regional Championships, defeating teammate Alexis Gordon 6-3, 6-1 in the final … did not drop a set in six matches played at the South Regionals … lost both matches she played at the Riviera All-American Championships … upset No. 3-ranked Andria Engel of Arizona State 5-7, 7-5 (10-7) in a match played in Palm Springs, Calif… advanced to the quarterfinals of the adidas Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif., before losing a tough 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 decision to No. 16-ranked Alison Ojeda of Tennessee.
Doubles: Final ITA National Rank: 4; Final ITA South Region Rank: 1; Season-high ITA Rank: 2 (Dec. 11 & March 20) with Jessica Lehnhoff; Primary dual match position: No. 1 (with Lehnhoff)
Spring: Advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships with Lehnhoff, before falling to eventual NCAA-champion and top-seeded Lauren Kalvaria & Gabriela Lastra from Stanford 6-2, 6-4 ... played every dual match at the No. 1 position with Lehnhoff, where the duo posted a 18-6 record ... 14-7 against ranked opponents, including a 6-4 mark versus top-10 ranked teams.
Fall: Reached the quarterfinals of the Omni Hotels National Indoor Championships with Lehnhoff … paired with Julia Scaringe for the first time ever and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Omni Hotels South Regional Championships … paired with Jessica Lehnhoff for the first time ever and captured the Riviera All-American Championships, which included a 8-6 win over defending champions Lauren Kalvaria and Gabriela Lastra from Stanford and an 8-4 victory over Oklahoma State's Linda Faltynova and Katarzyna Kolodynska in the final.

AS A FRESHMAN (2000-01)
Awards: ITA South Region Rookie of the Year ... SEC Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-SEC Singles (No. 3 position) ... First Team All-SEC Doubles (No. 3 position).
Singles: Final ITA Rank: 38; Season-high ITA rank: 34 (December 2000); Primary dual match position: No. 3; record against ranked opponents: 7-8; record in three-set matches: 3-1
Spring: Reached the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships, defeating 10th-ranked Amanda Johnson from Duke 6-1, 6-1 before losing a tough 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) decision to Washington's 11th-ranked Kristina Kraszewski ... won four times by a 6-0, 6-0 decision … dropped a disappointing 7-6 (6), 6-4 decision to Georgia's 30th-ranked Ann Nguyen - after leading the first set 5-2 and then the tiebreaker 6-3 - in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament; the loss was only her second in dual match action … was a perfect 11-0 in regular season dual matches against SEC foes, with her final win a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Vanderbilt's Jenny Miller, which secured for UF the SEC overall championship … won the first 11 dual-match singles matches of her career, with only one going to three sets … had her 11-match win-streak stopped by Duke's 18th-ranked Amanda Johnson in a tough 7-5, 7-6 (7) battle … posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory in her dual match debut, when she faced FSU's Nanette Duxin … competed in the ROLEX Indoor Championships, where she went 0-2 in the event.
Fall: Won her first-ever collegiate match with an impressive 6-2, 6-1 decision over Stetson's Analia Longoni at the Lady Seminole Classic … advanced to the quarterfinals of the SEC Coaches Fall Classic, where she lost to 15th-ranked and eventual tournament champ Julie Ditty from Vanderbilt … upset FSU's 39th-ranked Alida Gallovits 6-1, 0-6, 6-4 at the ITA South Regional Championships, where she advanced to the semifinals before losing to top-seeded teammate Jessica Lehnhoff 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles: Final ITA rank: n/a; Season-high ITA rank: 38 (Preseason with Edit Pakay); Primary dual match position: No. 3 (with Annika Bengtsson)
Spring: Posted a 17-3 dual match record, including an 8-1 mark against SEC opponents … logged three 8-0 victories in dual match action with partner Annika Bengtsson.
Fall: Paired with Edit Pakay to reach the finals of the Lady Seminole Classic, losing to top-seeded teammates Jessica Lehnhoff & Julia Scaringe 8-1 in the final … Paired with Annika Bengtsson at the ITA South Regional Championships, where the duo lost in first round, and went 1-1 in consolation action.

Prior to Florida Lindsay Dawaf trained at the Palmer Tennis Academy in Tampa from 1998 to 2000 under Omar Lamina … ranked No. 7 in the country in the 1999 Girls 18 listings … sported an international doubles ranking of No. 24 in 1998 … won the Easter Bowl doubles title in 1997 … competed in the Junior Australian Open in 1998, in addition to Junior Wimbledon in 1997 and Junior French Open in 1997 … played on the USTA Team, which allowed her to play several tournament around the world … coached by her father Hatem and by Jason Reiner.

Year Overall
2001 30-9 21-2 11-0 4-1 24-6 17-2 7-1 2-0
2002 31-9 19-4 9-2 6-1 28-10 18-6 7-2 7-3
2003 24-15 15-10 4-3 3-2 30-12 22-7 5-3 4-2
2004 20-1 20-1 10-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Totals 105-34 75-17 34-5 14-5 82-28 57-15 19-6 13-5
Dawaf's NCAA Career Record  
Year Overall
2001 4-1 3-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-0
2002 6-1 4-0 2-1 7-3 4-2 3-1
2003 3-2 2-1 1-1 3-1 3-1 0-0
2004 1-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-0 0-1
Totals 14-5 10-2 3-2 13-5 10-3 3-2
All-Time Dual Match
Singles By Position
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Overall
Lindsay Dawaf (2001)   1-0 14-2 7-0     21-2
Lindsay Dawaf (2002)   19-4         19-4
Lindsay Dawaf (2003) 5-6 4-2 6-2       15-10
Lindsay Dawaf (2004)       1-0 18-1 1-0 20-1
Total 5-6 24-6 19-4 8-0 18-1 1-0 75-17
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