The Panthers capture their eighth doubles' point of the year in the win.
Served as an alternate her sophomore year...recorded her lone victory in her season debut when she defeated Villanova's No. 3 doubles team, 8-3, alongside teammate Karma Parbhu.
Rounded out the first six in the singles lineup...won nine singles matches and five doubles matches in her rookie season...earned a two-set 6-0 shutout in her first collegiate match during the Sergio Tacchini Invitational (Sept. 9)...posted a 2-0 start in the spring after coming from behind to force a tiebreaker-victory over her Penn State opponent...tallied back-to-back wins in matches against Providence (March 14) and Villanova (March 18)...paired with Minh Evans in her first collegiate doubles match, where they earned an 8-3 victory...teamed with Karma Parbhu at No. 3 doubles and earned an 8-0 win in their first match together over St. Francis (Jan. 26)...came back from a 7-6 deficit with Parbhu to win the deciding point in doubles play against Bucknell.
Ranked second in the state of Pennsylvania during her senior season... went undefeated in her section en route to a title all four years of varsity competition... ranked third in western Pennsylvania for 18-under doubles alongside partner Carly Small...a member of the National Society of High School Scholars...nominated for the Student Congressional Leadership Conference...a high honor roll student her junior and senior years.
Born April 4, 1992...daughter of Mike and Renee Russell...has two younger brothers, Mike and Scott.
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