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  Carolina Bello

Carolina Bello

Player Profile


Bogota, Colombia

Last College:
Bethel College


Academic Major:
Business Management

Spring 2009: Finished 6-13 overall, 5-9 in dual meets, in singles play and 8-10, 7-8 in dual meets, in doubles play ... Played primarily at the No. 2 singles slot and at No. 2 doubles ... Beat Marija Dzakovic, 7-6 (7), 6-1, of Charleston Southern at No. 3 for first dual meet singles win (2/13) ... Won four of five matches from March 6-24 ... Posted four straight doubles wins with partner Cinthya Lazaro from March 6-14 ... Beat Belmont's Tatiana Pozo and Abigail Hogan, 8-7 (1) at No. 2 for first dual meet doubles win.

Fall 2008: Had a 1-4 singles record and a 1-2 mark in doubles play during the tournament schedule ... Won first singles match at Upstate 6-1, 6-3, over Rita Gouvia ... Defeated Jenny Gomez and Amy Beavers, 8-6, for first doubles win with partnet Vivian Neuenschwander at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/4).

Before USC Upstate: Played sophomore season at Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. ... Team finished the season ranked 21st in the nation ... Was a member of the All-TransSouth Conference Second Team at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles ... Played freshman season at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. ... Helped team to the NAIA National semifinals, playing No. 2 doubles in the national tournament ... Lions finished the year ranked third in the NAIA, but program was discontinued after the season ... Started the 2007 spring season ranked 16th in the NAIA in doubles play ... Graduated from Colegio de la Salle in Bogota, Colombia in 2005 ... Earned Player of the Year honors as a junior in Colombia ... Had a No. 1 junior ranking in the country.

Personal: Born on April 21, 1987 ... Full name is Martha Carolina Bello ... Daughter of Pablo Ernesto Bello and Martha Emilia Urbina ... Has three sisters, Olga, Ana and Laura ... A business management major ... Favorite food is sushi ... Favorite movie is "The Notebook" ... Favorite TV show is "Entourage" ... Favorite actor is George Clooney ... Admires her mother ... Favorite season is summer ... Worked this summer as a tennis coach at Camp Walt Whitman.

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