#21 Cosmina Ciobanu
AS A SENIOR: Wrapped up the year with a 26-5 singles record, which included a 26-4 dual mark and a 7-0 conference record … spent a majority of the season at No. 4 singles, posting a 15-1 record at that spot …was a combined 22-7 in doubles matches, going 9-2 with Colleen Rielley, 3-3 with Chrissie McGaffigan and 10-2 with Shannon Mathews… posted a 4-1 singles record and a 3-1 doubles record in the NCAA Tournament … defeated Duke[apos]s 102nd-ranked Amanda Granson for the second year in a row, 6-4, 6-2 … teamed with Shannon Mathews to upset Stanford[apos]s 56th-ranked duo of Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan, 8-3, in the NCAA semifinals … was a combined 4-0 in BIG EAST tournament play, and was in the lead in two others when the two matches were decided … was named to the all-BIG EAST team, marking the third time in her four years at Notre Dame earning all-BIG EAST honors … earned ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA second team Academic All- America for the women[apos]s at-large program … also named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA District V All-Academic Team … was named a BIG EAST Academic All Star for the fourth straight year … received the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete award winner for the second straight season.
AS A JUNIOR: Finished the season with a 24-8 singles record, including a 21-5 mark in dual action … ended the season at No. 3 singles, but saw time at Nos. 4 and 5…went 5-4 at No. 3 singles, 7-0 at No. 4 and 8-1 at No. 5 … notched a 27-10 overall doubles record, going 22-8 in the dual season … opened the tournament season ranked 39th with Colleen Rielley … finished the season ranked 48th with Kali Krisik, compiling a 18-7 in dual matches and a 21-7 overall record … topped Duke[apos]s 66th-ranked Amanda Granson when the Irish defeated the third-ranked Blue Devils, 5-2 … put together a 14-match win streak from Feb. 18 to March 26 … teamed with Kali Krisik to knock off Clemson[apos]s 34th-ranked duo of Josipa Bek and Ina Hadziselimovic, 8-5, in the NCAA quarterfinals … ended the season with an 8-2 victory over California[apos]s 35th-ranked Marina Cossou and Claire Ilcinkas … recorded a 3-1 doubles mark in NCAA tournament play … also went 1-2 in NCAA singles action … earned all- BIG EAST honors after going 2-0 in doubles play during the league championship … won the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award … member of the Notre Dame Academic Honors Program … named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished with a 27-15 record, going 16-11 in dual action … played majority of the season at No. 3 singles, going 13-5 … went 2-1 at No. 2 singles and 1-5 as No. 1 singles … started the season 10-1 by winning 10 straight after dropping her first match … defeated FIU[apos]s Marijana Cutuk in the first round of the NCAA tournament (6-4, 6-4) … was on the verge of victory against Miami[apos]s Michaela Kissell but eventually dropped the match in the second round … went 30-8 overall in doubles action, including a 21-3 mark with Colleen Rielley that set a school record for doubles winning percentage in a season (.875) … the pair played 12 matches at No. 2 doubles, going 11-2 and played 11 matches at No. 3, compiling a 10-1 record … went 1-0 against ranked doubles teams defeating 40th-ranked Iciri Rai and Liz Cruz of South Florida (8-5) … defeated the team of Egle Petrauskite and Maria Spenceley, 8-4, to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament before losing to Miami[apos]s Caren Seenauth and Bianca Eickhorn (9-7).
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season with a 36-5 record, including a 26-1 mark in dual action … was 1-0 at No. 1 singles, 5-0 at No. 4 singles and 20-1 at No. 5 singles … led the Irish with seven match-clinching victories … the 36 victories not only led the entire team, but also ranked tied for the fourth-most in single-season school history … set a school record for dual match victories in a single season (26) … her .878 (36-5) overall winning percentage ranked as the fourth highest in single-season school history … established a new school record with a .963 (26- 1) dual match winning percentage … became just the second women[apos]s player in Notre Dame history to register 30 or more wins in both singles and doubles in the same season (Michelle Dasso, 2001) … her 69 total combined victories ranked as the second most in single-season school history … set a single-season school record for combined dual match victories (49) … dominated the Midwest Region (went 16-1 in singles and 15-1 in doubles) … reached the finals of the ITA Midwest Regionals (lost to sophomore teammate Colleen Rielley in the final) … opened the season with 10 victories over her first 11 matches … suffered through a three-match losing streak, but promptly won her next 24 consecutive matches … did not lose her first dual match until the BIG EAST final against South Florida … went 4-4 against ranked opponents, including victories in her final three those matches … knocked off #73 Sanaz Marand of North Carolina (6-4, 7-6 ) … defeated #102 Austin Smith of North Carolina (6-4, 6-3) in the round of 16 victory over the Tar Heels … dominated #62 Christy Striplin of Georgia Tech (6-0, 6-1) in the quarterfinals loss to the Yellow Jackets … 34 of her 36 wins came in straight sets … also beat #81 Jenny Kuehn of Michigan (6-3, 6-2) in the second round of the ITA Midwest Regional Championships … went 33-6 overall in doubles, including 23-5 in dual action … second on the squad in overall doubles victories … at No. 2 doubles, was 1-0 with Kali Krisik and 1-0 with Colleen Rielley … was 16-5 with Krisik, 2-0 with Rielley and 3-0 with Katie Potts, all at No. 3 doubles … totaled 10 clinching victories in doubles action (team-high) … climbed as high as 31st in the ITA national singles rankings and closed the season ranked 66th.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four- year letterwinner at Troy … attended same high school as former men[apos]s tennis player Patrick Buchanan … captured four Freeway Conference championships … helped Troy to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Championship in 2004 and 2005 … reached the CIF State singles semifinal as a senior … served as the team captain in 2005 … named MVP as a freshman and sophomore (2002 and 2003) …earned National High School All-American in 2004 … captured the Southern California Sectional singles championship in 2005 and reached the singles final of a USTA National Open in 2006 … ranked as high as 15th nationally in singles in 2005 … entered college as the 18th ranked junior player in the country … reached the finals of the singles draw at the 61st Annual Fullerton Tournament and California Bowl …named 2005 Southern California Player of the Year … reached the finals of the doubles draw at the 2004 Winter Super Nationals … latest in a long line of southern California products to play tennis for the Irish, a list that includes 1982 All-American Laura Lee (Agoura, Agoura High School) … is the 12th California native ever to play for the Irish women[apos]s tennis team … National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America were among her extra-curricular activities … comes from athletic family, in which her mother (Camelia) was a professional tennis player … daughter of Calin and Camelia Ciobanu … born July 13, 1988, in Brason, Romania … graduated from the College of Science as a pre-professional studies and anthropology double major.