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Leigh Tippins
Leigh  Tippins


Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Marist School



2006 Spring (Sophomore):
Joined the team as a walk-on at the beginning of the spring season... Finished 3-4 in singles play, including a 1-1 mark in the SEC... Won her final two matches of the spring... Limited by injury during final seven matches... Won first Division I match by defeating Jacksonville's Elizabeth Styles, 6-0, 6-0, in the No. 5 match... Topped Tennessee's Stephanie Harris, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 6 match... Also defeated Georgia State's Brittany Smith in the No. 5 match, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)... Finished 4-12 in doubles play... Won first doubles match by teaming with Dzeljan Memisi to defeat Jacksonville's team of Williams and Willi, 8-6, in the No. 2 match... Paired with Alex Haney to defeat North Florida's No. 1 team of Brandt and de Melo, 8-4, and Southern Illinois' No. 1 duo of Blanco and Palovic, 8-0... Paired with Irina Pljusznyin to defeat Georgia State's team of Smith and Strickland, 8-3, in the No. 3 match... Finished 2-5 with Alex Haney, 1-0 with Memisi, 0-2 with Erin Gray and 1-5 with Pljusznyin.

Prior to Auburn
Walked on to the team prior to the start of the 2005-06 spring season... Academically is a junior... Took a two-year break from tennis... Will have three years of eligibility due to the NCAA five-year window... Four-year letterwinner at Marist School in Atlanta, Ga... Was a top-10 junior player.

Born May 14, 1985 in Gainesville, Ga... Daughter of Bayne and Mary Tippins... Has one brother, Scott, and two sisters, Jill and Mary Ashley... Apparel merchandising major... Attended same high school as Georgia's Natalie Frazier and Georgia Tech's Amanda McDowell.

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