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Sara

Culbertson

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Year: Junior
Hometown: Miami, Florida

Bio

SOPHMORE (2017-18, AT MIAMI): 
• Named ITA Scholar-Athlete
• Logged overall marks of 7-3 in singles and 2-4 in doubles
• Finished the spring at 2-0 in singles
• Recorded a 2-1 ledger in spring doubles play
• Registered a 5-3 record in fall singles competition

 

FRESHMAN (2016-2017, AT MIAMI):
• Posted overall records of 9-8 in singles and 6-4 in doubles
• Went 6-4 in spring singles competition
• Topped ninth-ranked Vanderbilt's Payton Robinette at the Miami Spring Invite, 6-2, 6-4
• Notched her first-career doubles win, with Clara Tanielian, by defeating Payton Robinette/Georgia Sellyn, 6-2, of ninth-ranked Vanderbilt in the Miami Spring Invite
• Stormed past Camille Favero/Teodora Radosavljevic, 6-1, at No. 43 Virginia
• Tallied a 2-1 record at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, reaching the Round of 32

 

PREP
• Won the first tennis state championship in school history as in 2016
• Was a 1A state runner-up in doubles the same year
• Earned Riviera Prep Athlete of the Year and team MVP honors, as well as Miami Herald All-Dade Player of the Year recognition
• Finished fourth in the U-18 Florida State Championships in 2016

PERSONAL
• Born on Oct. 17, 1997 in Miami, Florida
• Intends to major in exercise science 
• Favorite tennis player Roger Federer
• Favorite surface clay 

FACT
• Nickname: Sara
• Favorite surface: clay
• Favorite Grand Slam: Wimbledon
• Favorite tennis player: Roger Federer
• Backhand and forehand: forehand
• Favorite shot: forehand inside out
• Hat, visor or not hat: hat
• Favorite school subject: science
• Hobbies: skiing and skateboarding
• Favorite tennis memory: winning states
• Sports practiced aside tennis: soccer
• Pets: two dogs
• Doubles or singles: singles
• Favorite city: Paris
• Favorite food: pasta
• Things that can never be missing in the tennis bag:  tennis racquet

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