JUNIOR (2006-07): Leah Friedman finished her junior year with a 12-10 singles record and 17-5 doubles record before suffering a wrist injury...enters the season with 91 career victories...earned the first-ever ITA regional doubles ranking when she and Kristy Borza opened the season 13th on the list...advanced to the finals of the Carnegie Mellon Invitational in her first event of the season...earned the CMU title in No. 1 doubles with Borza in a come-back 8-5 victory...playing out of the ninth seed in the second flight of the 2006 Eastern Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Championships, she gave up just two points to Fairleigh Dickenson's Ksenia Chernyshova (6-0, 6-2) for her first win of the tournament...recorded her third sweep of the spring with a win over her Providence opponent.
SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Leah Friedman finished the season playing in as the No. 2...after a 3-6 loss in the first set, she came back to win the next two and earned a win against her Georgetown opponent...posted a three-match win streak...moved into the record books with 19 doubles wins...posted 33 victories on the season.
FRESHMAN (2005): Finished a remarkable freshman season with a 15-14 singles record and 14-8 in doubles.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2000 graduate of Rufus King High School where she played for Mike Levy...City champion throughout high school...finished fifth in state singles play her junior year and placed fourth in state singles play as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born April 13, 1986...daughter of Abe and Robin Friedman...has one brother, Eli, a Pitt Panther baseball player...undecided major
"Leah has made a lot of imrovements to her game and will look to rebound after a wrist injury last season. She has an attacking style of play with lots of power with her ground strokes. She is a hard worker who has a very strong desire to win. She's an intense player who will lead the team on and off the court."
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