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Anna Novo

Player Profile


Caracas, Venezuela

High School:
Colegio El Angel



Information Management Studies

2008: The Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year ... An All-Atlantic Sun Conference First Team member .... Shattered program records for singles wins in a season (29) and combined wins in a season (52) ... Posted 23 doubles wins with partner Emilia Milovanovic, the second-best mark in program history ... Finished season second on school's career singles wins list (64), fourth on the doubles list (50) and third in combined wins (114) ... Won both the singles and doubles `A' flight titles to start season at the USC Upstate Fall Tournament (9/14-15) ... Defeated teammate Susana Hernandez, 6-3, 6-2, in singles finals and teamed with Milovanovic to defeat Wofford's Mary Ellen Henry and Cayley Wetzig, 8-2, in doubles finals ... Won the `A1' singles flight and `A2' doubles flight of the Wolfpack Invitational (9/23) ... Defeated No. 1 seed and All-Southern Conference selection Deanna Bailey, 6-3, 6-1, to start tournament and beat N.C. State's Neals Barringer, 6-4, 6-1, in the singles finals ... Defeated teammates Maria Herrera and Hernandez, 8-2, in the doubles finals ... Went 3-0 in both singles and doubles during the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6) ... Selected to main draw at the ITA Southeast Regionals, winning first-round match against North Carolina's Meg Fanjoy, 6-3, 6-3 (10/20) ... Saw her 11-match singles winning streak snap in the round of 32 at the ITA Southeast Regionals, falling to Duke's 21st-ranked Ellah Nze, 6-2, 6-0 (10/21) ... Reached finals in the `B-1' doubles flight of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships before falling to South Carolina's Megan McGavock and Miljana Jocic, 8-5 (10/26-28) ... Won seven straight dual meet singles matches from Feb. 1 to March 1 including a 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over Second Team All-MEAC selection Mirian Cruz of S.C. State (2/9)... Won seven straight doubles matches from Feb. 15 to March 9 ... Won another seven straight singles matches from March 5 to March 29, including wins over All-A-Sun First Team selections Valentina Galbarini (Stetson, 3/14), Maria Maggiorini (FGCU, 3/22), Natalia Sanchez (North Florida, 3/29) and Lina Xu (Jacksonville, 3/29) ... Won first A-Sun Player of the Week award after going 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles and tying school-record for 22 singles wins in a season and becoming fastest player to reach 100 career combined wins (3/9) ... Streak ended with super-set tiebreaker loss to 61st-ranked Janette Bejkova of South Florida, 6-3, 3-6, 7-10 (3/30) ... Won last three singles matches and last two doubles matches, including downing first women's nationally-ranked opponent of Division I era with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 79th-ranked Yevgeniya Stupak of ETSU in a match that clinched a share of the A-Sun regular-season title (4/9) ... Defeated ETSU's No. 1 pair of Stupak and Olya Batsula, 8-5, to help Upstate to doubles point ... Clinched doubles point with 8-0 win over Scarlett Alfonzo and Blanca Saenz in A-Sun clinching 7-0 win over Campbell (4/10) ... Also defeated All-A-Sun Second Team selections Laura Kriett (Gardner-Webb, 4/4) and Alfonzo (Campbell, 4/10) to help her earn her second A-Sun Player of the Week honors to close the season ... A member of the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team.

2007: Finished sophomore campaign with a team-best 22-4 overall in singles and 16-11 in doubles play ... Played all matches at the No. 1 singles slot ... Went 10-1 in Peach Belt Conference play and won two matches in both the Peach Belt Conference Tournament and during the NCAA Tournament ... Won 18 of first 19 matches ... Finished the season ranked fourth in the Mid-Atlantic Region by the ITA and 11th nationally ... Earned All-Peach Belt Conference honors and her second All-American honors ... Teamed with partner, Vivian Neuenschwander, at doubles, going 14-9 at the No. 1 slot ... Posted a 7-4 conference mark and also went 2-2 at No. 2 doubles ... Won three Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week honors during the season ... A Peach Belt Presidential Honor Roll selection.

2006: Went 11-7 on the season at the No. 1 singles position ... Spent most of doubles season paired with Vivian Neuenschwander, where they went 6-9 ... Played five matches paired with Maria Herrera, finishing with a 3-2 record ... Made it to the ITA Regional bracket in singles and doubles play ... Named Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, Mid-Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year and earned ITA All-American honors ... Finished the season ranked 13th in the nation ... A Peach Belt Presidential Honor Roll selection.

Before Upstate: Ranked the No. 1 player in Venezuela at the U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-16 age brackets ... Represented Valenzuela during the South American Championships in the U-12, U-14, and U-16 age brackets ... A two-time ITF Junior Doubles Champion at Caracas and Valencia ... Played on the South American Tennis Confederation tour.

Born on March 28, 1987 ... Daughter of Vicente Novo and Marialicia Bertorelli ... Has a brother, Vicente ... Majoring in information management systems ... Favorite movie is "Ice Age 2" ... Hobbies include playing Nintendo 64, listening to music and surfing the Internet ... Favorite tennis player is Rafael Nadal ... Dream job is to become a tennis pro ... Enjoys Venezuelan food ... Favorite TV shows are "Lost," "Desparate Housewives," and "Grey's Anatomy" ... Favorite musical artist is Arcángel ... Has been involved in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for three years.

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