UND Roster

2013-14 Women's Tennis Roster

Britney Sanders


Height 5'8''
Class Senior
Hometown Ontario, CA
High School Ontario Christian
Bio

AS A SENIOR:Was named to the All-ACC Third Team while also being recognized as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association[apos]s Midwest Senior Player of the Year … compiled a 19-17 singles record (15-11 dual) while playing 26 matches at No. 1 singles for the Irish … had an outstanding 23-11 doubles mark (16-8 dual) … began the fall season as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association[apos]s 35th-ranked singles player … on the first day of the NCAA regional at Evanston, Ill., defeated DePaul[apos]s Patricia Vargas in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) before dispatching 43rd-ranked Veronica Corning of Northwestern the following day in the regional championship … rallied to defeat 65th-ranked Mary Anne Daines of Alabama (1-6, 6-4, 6-2) in the Sweet 16 … combined with Quinn Gleason to form the Irish[apos]s most lethal doubles team … bested the 29th-ranked duo of Veronica Corning and Alicia Barnett of Northwestern at the Evanston, Ill., NCAA regional … advanced with Gleason to the NCAA doubles championship, defeating the 20th-ranked pair of Courtney Colton and Lauren Mira of Vanderbilt (6-4, 2-6, 7-5) before being eliminated by the third-ranked combination of Hayley Carter and Jamie Loeb of North Carolina in the Round of 16.

AS A JUNIOR: Tabbed as the unanimous BIG EAST Conference Player of the Year, and an all-BIG EAST team choice … ranked No. 36 nationally in the fall Intercollegiate Tennis Association doubles poll with teammate Julie Sabacinski, and No. 98 in the singles poll … reached a high watermark of 30th in the doubles poll and 39th in the singles ranks during the spring slate … compiled a 24-14 record (15-12 dual) at number one in the Irish lineup, and a doubles mark of 24-13 – doubles win total led all Notre Dame players … began the fall schedule with a perfect 3-0 start in singles at the adidas Hoosier Classic, surrendering no more than five games in each match … trumped the competition on the doubles side in the Hoosier Classic with a perfect 4-0 mark alongside Sabacinski … advanced to the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Championship final after compiling a 4-1 record … lost a three-set thriller in the championship match (4-6, 6-0, 4-6) to No. 12 ranked Kate Turvy of Northwestern … repeated with a 4-1 doubles record with Sabacinski at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals, falling 6-8 to Melissa Kopinski and Rachael White of Illinois in the championship match … finished the fall slate with a 2-1 outing at the Lakewood Ranch Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic … selected as the BIG EAST Player of the Month for October and November … kick started spring with five consecutive wins at first singles, including three over ranked opponents … began streak with a three-set victory over No. 105 Lynda Xepoleas of Purdue (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) … swept No. 41 Kate Turvy at No. 10 Northwestern (7-5, 6-4) … earned highest career ranked triumph against Baylor[apos]s Ema Burgic, coming back from a scoreless first set to down the No. 13 player in the country (0-6, 6-4, 6-2) … won a competitive three-set tilt against Indiana[apos]s Leslie Hureau (6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-4) … named the BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 26) … capped streak against Western Michigan[apos]s Nini Sjashvilli (6-1, 7-5) … continued winning ways against ranked opposition, disposing of No. 34 Courtney Collins (Memphis) in three sets (6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4) … won all three singles contests at the conference championship matches to earn BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player honors … opened conference tournament with a win over Marquette[apos]s Ana Pimienta (6-2, 2-6, 6-3) … avenged a regular season loss in three sets against No. 84 Matea Cutura from DePaul (3-6, 7-6, 6-1) … clinched Notre Dame[apos]s 13th and final BIG EAST Championship with a sweep of No. 103 Katie Vasenina of USF (7-6, 7-5) … equaled season-best winning streak at five after downing North Carolina State[apos]s Joelle Kissel in the first round of the NCAA Championship (6-3, 3-6, 6-4) … began spring doubles season alongside Quinn Gleason, claiming victory against Bowling Green[apos]s Katie Grubb and Maddy Eccleston (8-2) and Illinois[apos] Breanne Smutko and Audrey O[apos]Connor (8-3) … Irish tandem earned first win over a ranked pair with a triumph against No. 41 Caitlyn Williams and Joanna Henderson of Tennessee (8-6) … after being paired with Sabacinski in the spring, began a three-match winning streak against Jill Pastunink and Maggie Remynse from Western Michigan (8-6) … string continued against DePaul with a win over Kelsey Lawson and Ana Vladutu (8-2) … pair capped the surge against Mary Clayton and Annie Mulholland from No. 2 Duke (8-5) … defeated USF[apos]s Kayla Rizzolo and Danielle Mills (8-5) to help Notre Dame win its sixth straight BIG EAST Championship … won contest in the first round of the NCAA Championship against North Carolina State[apos]s Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez (8-4).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Broke through as a solid all-around performer in her second season at Notre Dame … named to the All-BIG EAST Team after leading the Irish in singles wins with 28 … attained a 6-0 conference record and a 22-5 dual match record … reached a career-high ITA singles ranking of 102 during February … went on an 11-2 run from March 14 (at No. 58 Hawaii) to the conclusion of the season … picked up top wins against No. 76 Caroline Price of No. 13 North Carolina (6-3, 6-4) and Ashleigh Antal from No. 18 Vanderbilt (4-6, 6-4 6-4) … earned a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) victory over No. 124 Mimi Nguyen at No. 20 Michigan … earned third win over a ranked opponent with a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 triumph over No. 73 Wen Sun at No. 21 Texas A&M … competed with teammate Katherine White in the fall season, achieving an ITA doubles ranking of 25 to start the spring campaign … compiled a 12-6 team record … finished out the spring season in the second doubles position with teammate Julie Sabacinski … the pair debuted at No. 67 in the ITA rankings on March 27, and posted a 13-4 mark … earned an 8-3 win over No. 54 Lynn Blau/Elizabeth Kilborn in a home win over No. 16 Georgia Tech … clinched the doubles point for Notre Dame against No. 3 Duke with an 8-5 victory over No. 54 Mary Clayton/Ester Goldfield.

AS A FRESHMAN: Concluded first season with a record of 6-3 in singles, going 6-2 during the fall slate and 0-1 in her lone dual match … reached the finals of her flight at the Eck Tennis Classic, defeating Kansas[apos] Pailina Los (6-0, 6-0) and Akron[apos]s Zara Harutyunan (6-1, 6-2) before knocking off teammate Chrissie McGaffigan in the semifinals (6-4, 6-4) … posted a perfect 3-0 record at the Midwest Blast, winning over Illinois[apos] Amy Allin (6-4, 6-7 (12-14), 6-3), Memphis[apos] Kelly Gray (6-3, 6-0) and Oklahoma[apos]s Maria Kalashnikova (6-1, 4-6, 6-0) … in doubles, finished with a record of 8-2, with all the victories coming in the fall … teamed with Jennifer Kellner at the Eck Tennis Classic to win their flight with wins over Miami (OH)[apos]s Stephanie Danesis and Riekie Honiball (8-5), Kansas[apos] Sara Lazarevic and Monica Pezzotti (8-3) and Tulsa[apos]s 21st-ranked team of Jo-Anna Karaitiana and Alexandra Kichoutkin (8-1) … reached quarterfinals at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship with Kristen Rafael after posting victories over Eastern Michigan[apos]s Celine Donnet and Georgia deLisle-Tarr (8-2) and Ohio State[apos]s Paloma Escobedo and Cami Hubbs (8-6).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Began playing tennis at the age of five … three-time letterwinner at Ontario Christian … won league individuals in all three of her competitive years at Ontario Christian … also won super nationals 18[apos]s in Arizona doubles with partner Julie Sabacinski … won a gold, silver and bronze ball playing doubles with Sabacinski … also earned one additional gold ball with another doubles partner … ended senior year ranked 21st-best prospect, according to tennisrecruiting.net, and climbed as high as 17th … also climbed as high as eighth in National rankings before ending at 15th and was ranked as high as second in southern California rankings before ending the year ranked ninth … daughter of Edward Sanders and Haydee Salagan … has a twin sister, Nikki and twin brothers, Alex and Alan … sister is attending Texas Tech on a tennis scholarship … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in psychology.