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Fani Chifchieva
Fani Chifchieva

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

High School:
Professional High School of Agriculture

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
08/27/1987

Awards & Honors

2007, 2008, 2009 ITA All-American

2008 SEC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year

2007, 2008, 2009 First-Team All-SEC

2007 ITA South Region Freshman of the Year

2008-09 (Junior)

Earned her third ITA All-American honor after compiling a mark of 15-7 on the season... Racked up her third All-SEC plaudit after going 7-3 on the season in conference play in the No. 1 spot for the Tigers... Picked up wins against No. 9 Chelsey Gullickson of Georgia, No. 11 Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech and No. 12 Megan Falcon on the season, and was 9-5 overall against nationally-ranked opponents... Won seven-straight matches from March 15 to April 5... Entered season ranked No. 6 by the ITA, the highest ranked player for the No. 27 Tigers... Went 9-11 in doubles play on the year, playing at least one match with six different partners... Was 7-4 in the No. 2 spot, partnering up with Whitney Chappell (0-1) for a match, Jil Hastenrath (2-0) for a pair of matches and Myrthe Molenveld (5-3)for eight matches... Went 8-3 in singles matches during the fall season... Was invited to the ITA National Indoor Championships, and defeated Cal's Alison Ramos in the opening round 7-6, 6-0 before falling the quarterfinals of the tournament to Northwestern's Maria Mosolova... Also compiled a 5-1 mark in doubles competition.

2007-08 (Sophomore)

Earned ITA All-American honors after advancing to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships ... Tied for third on the Auburn all-time single season victories list with 27 ... Recorded a 10-1 SEC singles record and 27-3 overall ... Went 16-8, 4-5 SEC in doubles action ... Twice named SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 19 and March 6) ... Defeated No. 2 Aurilija Misivecuite of Arkansas ... Defeated LSU's No. 15 Megan Falcon ... Topped No. 27 Julia Cohen of Florida ... Clinched Auburn's 4-3 win over Ohio State in first round of NCAA Championships ... Downed the No. 2 and 6 seeded players, winning four matches to earn a spot in the semifinals at the NCAA Singles Championships ... Paired with Whitney Chappell, Dunja Djuranovic, Jil Hastenrath, Alex Haney and Melissa Koning in doubles action ... Ranked as the No. 11 singles player by ITA preseason poll ... Roberta Alison Fall Classic Crimson Bracket singles champ.

2006-07 (Freshman)

Became the first ITA All-American in Auburn women's tennis history after winning her way into the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship ... Finished spring with a 19-8, 8-3 SEC singles record ... Won nine consecutive singles matches from Feb. 23 - March 25, upsetting four top-50 players ... Named SEC Athlete of the Week (March 20) ... Defeated Daria Petrovoc of NC State 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, in the NCAA South Regional Tournament ... Paired with Jil Hastenrath (3-2), Whitney Chappell (6-6) and Alex Haney (1-1) in doubles action ... Played in the ITA Women's All-American individual qualifier and doubles pre-qualifier.

2005

Redshirted.

Personal

Born Aug. 27, 1987 ... Daughter of Angel and Tinka Chifchievi ... Major: Spanish.

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