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  Tapiwa Marobela
Tapiwa Marobela

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gaborone, Botswana

High School:
Clapham

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
04/30/1987


Senior Year (2007-08): Concluded her four years at Florida State with an overall 62-51 record in singles and a 57-37 mark in doubles...Singles: Concluded her senior year with an 18-9 overall record with a 9-4 dual match mark...Overpowered Miami's Caren Seenauth 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to push the Seminoles into the third round of the ACC Tournament for the second time in school history...went out on top with a pair of victories in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament...defeated Samford's Rebecca Kirven 6-1, 6-0 in round one and Texas' Maggie Mello 7-5, 6-3 in round two...played mostly in the five spot for the Seminoles where she posted a 5-3 record...started the season with her highest ranking to date at #74 in the nation... Doubles: Posted a 19-8 overall record with a 9-4 dual-match mark for her final season...played mostly in the three spot where she posted an undefeated 6-0 record...closed out the regular season with a pair of victories over ACC opponents Wake Forest and N.C. State...started the season with a 7-1 record including victories over Kansas, Alabama, Rice, Stetson, UCF, Jacksonville and LSU.

Junior Year (2006-07): Singles: Went 13-10 with two four-match win streaks...primarily played in the Seminoles' five-spot...took every singles win in two sets except for two in the Florida State Spring Invitational...Doubles: Defeated San Diego State's Krausove/Mielsen 8-3 in the NCAA tournament...boasted a combined record of 19-6 for the spring and fall seasons with various partners... lost just one match while paired with Carolin Walter for the first part of the season...finished the spring partnered with Lauren Macfarlane for a 5-3 record including a win over San Diego State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Sophomore Year (2005-06): Singles: Had an overall singles record of 8-13 with three ACC wins against Maryland, Georgia Tech and Virginia...earned six of her eight wins in two sets...Doubles: Finished with a 6-15 record in doubles action...had four partners during the season.

Freshman Year (2004-05): Singles: Played in 21 of 22 matches for FSU...only rookie to see considerable playing time on the court...started the majority of her contests at number five spot in singles... had a season-best, four-match win streak beginning on March 18 against Maryland...Doubles: Notched 13 victories playing primarily with junior captain Miranda Foley...went 10-2 to end the season at number three doubles.

High School and Other Accomplishments: Solid player with experience on the junior women's tennis circuit...was a member of the Botswana Federal Cup Team...won two International Tennis Federation junior circuit singles titles...won three doubles titles as a player on the ITF junior circuit...named Botswana's Sports Woman of the Year during her junior season in at Clapham High School.

Personal: Born on April 30, 1987... daughter of Masego and Chillisoma Marobela... has a younger sister named Shathani... majoring in sport management... attended the same high school as former Seminole Roxanne Clarke...was coached in high school by Dermot Sweeney...nickname is "Taps"...named is pronounced Ta-PEE-Wa Ma-RAW-bee-lla.

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