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Romy Farah

Height

5-6

Class

Junior

Hometown

Cali, Colombia

High School

Clemson University

Fall 2007: Went 7-3 in singles play and 10-6 in doubles action, teaming with fellow senior Caren Seenauth … Finished the fall season with four-straight wins at North Carolina’s Kitty Harrison Invitation, defeating Isabell Raich of Marshall, Jelnea Durisic of UNC, Julia Huschke of Maryland and Lauren Meier of Kentucky … Defeated Boise State’s Polina Kokoulina, 7-6, 6-2 and Baylor’s Taylor Ormond, 7-6, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational where she fell to UCLA’s Andrea Remynse, 0-6, 4-6 … Defeated Jessica Wente of FSU, 6-1, 6-0 in the opening round of the ITA South Regional before falling in the second round to No. 5 Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 … Joined Seenauth to win seven of nine doubles matches to open the fall season … Advanced into the finals of the ITA South Regional, defeating duos from Georgia Tech, Stetson, Auburn and FIU before falling to No. 3 Whitney McCray and Kristi Miller, 5-8 … Defeated Auburn’s No. 6 pair of Alex Haney and Melissa Koning, 8-5, in the quarterfinals for the duo’s top win of the fall … Lost in the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships to Baylor’s No. 51 team of Lenka Broosova and Zuzana Zemenova after beating opponents from UNC and host Ohio State … Reached the quarterfinals of the Riviera/ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying tournament after wins over teams from Duke and Texas Tech … Also reached the quarterfinals of the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational.

2006-2007: Finished the season with a mark of 24-17 overall, including an 8-2 record against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents … Played mostly in the No. 3 position for UM, going 9-4 in that spot in addition to a 1-0 record in the No.2 position and a 4-6 mark in the No. 4 slot … Went 4-3 against ranked opponents on the year, with wins over No. 23 Dianne Matias (USC), No. 44 Alex McGoodwin (Cal), No. 64 Lauren MacFarlane (FSU) and No. 67 Carol Salge (Clemson) … From March 1st to April 1st, went 10-1 in singles play … In doubles competition, she teamed with Audrey Bañada to go 31-10 on the season … Duo won 11 of their first 12 doubles matches of the spring, ranking as high as eighth nationally the first few weeks of March … The team qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championships where they would fall in the tournament’s opening round to Ana Cetnik and Anna Sydorska of TCU, 4-6, 5-7 … Finished the season ranked as the No. 25 team in the country … Also went 3-6 in doubles play when teamed with Caren Seenauth and 0-1 with Claudia Wasilewski … Entered spring ranked No. 53 in the nation in singles and No. 6 in the nation in doubles with Audrey Bañada … Began the fall season ranked No. 120 in the ITA preseason singles rankings … Finished the fall season with an 8-6 record in singles and a 15-3 doubles record … Registered two wins back-to-back against nationally ranked opponents at the Women’s Fall Desert Classic by defeating No. 23 Dianne Matias of USC 6-2, 7-6 (5) and No. 44 Alex McGoodwin of UCLA 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 … Claimed the No. 3 flight of the Miami Invite by defeating Marijana Cutuk of FIU and No. 123 Hillary Mintz of Iowa … Teamed with Bañada to open the fall on a 10-match win streak that included three wins at the Gator Fall Classic and seven wins at the ITA All-American Championships … Began the All-American in the pre-qualifying and defeated five teams with a national ranking, including Texas, North Carolina, Stanford and Duke … Defeated No. 10 Tiffany Clifford and Sarah Foster of Texas A&M in the first round of the main draw before losing to the No. 3 ranked Thompson sisters of Notre Dame in the quarterfinals … Claimed the A Flight doubles championship at the Miami Invite by defeating No. 11 Paula Zabala and Nikkita Fountain of FIU and two Clemson teams back-to-back.

2005-2006: Played for one season at Broward Community College in order to transfer to the University of Miami.

2004-2005: Earned All-ACC Honors as a freshman at Clemson playing primarily in the No. 2 position on the squad … Finished with a final national ranking of No. 60 after going 25-13 overall and 19-10 in dual match play … Played primarily with Julie Coin throughout the season, going 16-4 overall and 12-3 in the dual match season … Finished the season with Coin ranked No. 26 in the final national doubles rankings … Was a huge factor in Clemson’s run to the NCAA Final Four of 2005 … Put together some impressive wins late in the season, defeated No. 24 Kendall Cline of UNC to help lift the Tigers to a 4-1 victory in the Elite Eight and a berth in the Final Four… Received an invitation to participate in the NCAA Singles Championships in her first year of collegiate competition.

Prep: Finished her junior career as the No. 2 ranked player in South America … Was a Colombian National Junior Champion in every age group from U12-U18’s … Played extensively in ITF junior tournaments in 2002, achieving a career high world ranking of No. 55.