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  Annica Cooper
Annica Cooper

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
Geneva HS

Height:
5-10

Hand:
Right-Handed

Overview - Returning three-time All-American in singles ... Serve and volleyer ... Covers the court well ... Likes to finish points at the net ... Excellent doubles player ... Provides experience ... Expected to play top-three singles and top-two doubles.

Fall 1999 - Debuted at No. 9 in singles and No. 2 in doubles (w/Basica) in the preseason ITA rankings ... Posted a 4-3 fall singles mark ... Reached the semifinals at the ITA Regionals before falling to Pepperdine's Cintia Tortorella 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

1998-99 - First-team All-Pac-10 and All-Pac-10 Academic selection ... Enjoyed an excellent fall, teaming with Amanda Basica to repeat the ITA Regional doubles title by winning five straight matches ... Posted a 2-3 singles record in fall tournaments ... Earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles ... Won a team-high 29 matches, finishing the season with a 29-13 overall mark ... Saw most of her action at No. 1 singles, going 12-5 ... Went 7-1 at No. 2 singles, giving her a 19-6 dual match record ... Reached the finals of the Pac-10 Indoor Championships (Flight#1), losing to Teryn Ashley of Stanford 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 ... Won the doubles title with Basica, defeating Washington's Kraszewski/Kordonskaya in the final ... Advanced to the semifinals of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic, losing to eventual champion Marissa Irvin of Stanford 6-2, 6-3 ... Bounced back to defeat No. 2-ranked Irvin 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 in a dual match with Stanford on April 17 ... Defeated by Cal's Amy Jensen in the second round of the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai ... Reached the second round at the NCAA Championships, losing to Georgia's Aarthi Venkatesan 6-4, 6-1 ... Finished the season ranked No. 17 in singles ... Posted a 27-11 overall doubles mark ... Teamed with Basica, going 12-6 at No. 1 doubles ... Fell to Duke's Goldstein/Webb 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of the NCAA Championships ... Ended the season ranked No. 5 in doubles with Basica.

1997-98 - Repeated All-America honors in singles ... Named Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year ... Claimed the Pac-10 singles title at championships in Ojai defeating Stanford's Teryn Ashley 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(0) in the finals ... Stepped up to play No. 1 singles ... Posted an 18-9 dual match record, including a 17-9 mark in the top slot ... Earned First Team All-Pac-10 Conference honors ... Ranked among top-20 throughout dual match season, reaching a high of No. 9 entering post-season action ... Finished season ranked No. 12 in nation with an overall singles record of 33-14 ... Seeded No. 6 in NCAA Singles Championships but lost in three sets to Liodmila Skavronskaia of Miami in the opening round ... Started the spring with a nine-match win streak, as she won six straight in the Milwaukee Classic and three more to reach the finals of the Pac-10 Indoor Championships ... Posted a 1-3 singles record in fall action and went 14-2 during spring tournaments ... Competed with five different partners during the year in doubles play, posting a 17-10 overall record ... Played most dual matches with Kati Kocsis at the No. 2 position, going 8-3 in that slot and 8-6 overall ... Went 1-2 at No. 1 doubles with Katia Roubanova and 1-0 with Elizabeth Schmidt ... Ranked No. 12 in doubles with Amanda Basica after fall ... That duo won the Rolex So. Calif. Regional, claiming five consecutive matches, including a victory over then-No. 14-ranked team of Lawrence/Csapo of Pepperdine in the finals ... Went 1-1 with Kelly Rudolph in first doubles action of season and won only dual together at No. 2 ... Named GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII and First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic.

1996-97 - Earned All-America honors in singles ... Received All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... Ranked No. 33 in singles and No. 28 in doubles in the final rankings ... Listed No. 7 in both singles and doubles in final West Region rankings ... Played primarily No. 3 singles and teamed with Kati Kocsis at No. 2 doubles ... Registered the most victories on the squad with 34 ... Finished with an overall singles record of 34-14 ... Went 15-7 in dual matches, including a 14-6 mark at No. 3 ... Won flight two at the Pac-10 Indoors in January with an impressive win over Stanford's Julie Scott in the semifinals and teammate Kelly Rudolph in the finals ... Advanced to the third round of the NCAA Singles Championship ... Lost in the first round of NCAA Doubles Championship ... Posted a 15-6 overall doubles record with Kocsis ... Dual match record of 13-4 includes a 2-0 mark at No. 1 ... Went 9-2 in singles and 4-2 in doubles during fall ... Finalist at the Rolex West Regional, where she fell to 12th-ranked Marianne Vallin of UNLV ... Opened collegiate career with four straight wins at the All-American Championship ... In doubles, paired with Kocsis for a 2-1 mark in All-American qualifying ... Also went 2-1 with Elizabeth Schmidt in ITA Regionals, where the duo advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to No. 5 ranked Lansdorp/Propstra from ASU in three sets.

High School / Juniors - Received all-state and all-conference honors all four years at Geneva High ... Four-time sectional and conference champion ... Selected team MVP twice ... Finished in the top-four in the state three times, including as a finalist in 1994 ... Totaled an impressive 124-8 singles record in her prep career, with only one loss in each of her final two seasons ... Also played softball, earning two varsity letters ... Earned all-conference, all-area and team MVP honors in softball as a senior ... Selected Geneva High's Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year for 95-96 school year ... Achieved USTA national rankings of No. 8 in singles and No. 2 in doubles for 1994 ... Won the 1994 National Indoor 18s Doubles Championship after reaching the finals of both clay courts and nationals with the same partner earlier that year ... Finalist at 1995 National Indoor 18s in singles.

Personal - Full name is Annica Margaret Cooper ... Born Sept. 2, 1978 in Chicago, IL ... Parents are Jenny and Howard Cooper ... Has one brother, Mats ... Tries to emulate Stefan Edberg because of his great serve and volley game and sportsmanship ... Enjoys downhill skiing, hiking, biking and playing the piano ... Economics-Business major, minoring in accounting.


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