Dionne Sanders

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Stourbridge, U.K.

    High School:
    The Kingswinford School

    Height:
    5-8

    Experience:
    3L

    Hits:
    Right

    Dionne Sanders

    04/17/2014

    Houston Begins Championship Journey with Cincinnati

    The Cougars aim to claim their fifth straight victory and advance to the American Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals

    04/15/2014

    Houston Blanks PVAMU on Senior Day

    The Cougars end the regular season with a record of 19-4; already most wins since the 2006 season

    04/14/2014

    No. 27 Houston to Recognize Three on Senior Day

    Seniors Celia Fraser, Dionne Sanders, and Jo Garvey will be honored before Tuesday's match

    04/12/2014

    No. 27 Houston Takes Down Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; 4-0

    The Cougars recorded their school record ninth shutout victory of the season on Saturday

    04/11/2014

    No. 27 Houston to Play Final Road Match

    The Cougars play at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in their final road match of the regular season

    CAREER HONORS
    C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2013)
    ITA Scholar Athlete (2012)
    C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2012)
    C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2011)

    SENIOR FALL SEASON (2013)
    Injuries limited Sanders to doubles play in the fall, where she posted a solid 3-1 record...teamed up with Charlotte Phillips to capture the doubles crown at the Marco & Co. Islander Open in Corpus Christi.

    JUNIOR (2012-13)
    Played a major role in the success of the Cougars in singles play, posting a 12-8 record at the back end of the lineup... went a perfect 5-0 at the No. 5 position... kicked off the season with four consecutive wins, including straight-sets victory over opponent from No. 59 Stephen F. Austin... posted a 6-0, 6-0 shutout over Macie Case of Southern Miss in C-USA opener... one of only two Cougars to triumph in singles play against Louisville... outlasted Karlyn Timko of Marshall by a score of 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) in the decisive match to tie the contest and force the doubles portion in the opening round of the C-USA Championship... went 2-2 in doubles play in limited action... competed in five fall tournaments, posting a 4-6 mark in singles play while pacing the squad in doubles victories with a 6-6 record... opened singles play at the SFA Fall Invite with straight-set wins over Anastasia Surkova of McNeese State and Kayla Stevenson of Sam Houston State to advance to the singles finals before play was cancelled due to inclement weather... teamed up with Elena Kordolaimi in doubles play at the Longhorn Invitational, advancing to the semifinals with wins over opponents from Tulane and West Virginia... teamed up with Maja Kazimieruk at the Rice Invite to defeat LSU's Jeremiah and Taylor by a score of 8-4.

    SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
    Played in two singles matches during the spring season, going 1-1 at the No. 6 position... defeated UTSA's Vivian Carrillo by a score of 6-1, 6-1 on Feb. 12... posted a 4-3 record in doubles play with three partners... teamed up with Liselot Koenen to knock off No. 6 Baylor' s duo of Stainback and Llamas to open the season... went 3-2 overall with Koenen... tallied a 4-5 singles record during the fall season... recorded straight-set victories over Lamar's Carolina Massa (6-2, 7-5) and Calena Redondo (7-5, 6-2) to reach the quarterfinals of the Islanders Open... posted a 2-3 record in fall doubles play with Jo Garvey.
    FRESHMAN (2010-11)
    Posted a 13-7 singles record in dual play at all six positions in her first season at Houston... went 11-2 at the bottom three positions... claimed first collegiate dual match victory with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Centenary's Holly Clark on Jan. 28... overcame 2-6 record in first eight matches to close regular season with 11-consecutive victories... nine wins came in straight sets during streak... topped Victoria Khanevskaya of Kansas by a score of 6-4, 6-3 in narrow UH loss... routed Southern Miss' Shannon Rogers by a score of 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 6 position on April 3... recorded lone UH singles win against No. 36 SMU, downing Kris Roberts by a score of 6-2, 6-0... ran winning streak to 11 with a 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Louisville's Sonia Bokhari in the home finale on April 16... posted an 8-9 record in doubles play at all three positions during the spring... teamed up with Bryony Hunter to go 5-4, while posting a 2-2 record with fellow freshman Jo Garvey... won five consecutive matches with Hunter... competed in three tournaments during the fall, compiling a singles record of 2-6 and a doubles mark of 1-6... claimed first collegiate victory at the Cougar Fall Draw against UTSA's Katie Ottenbreit (6-0, 6-1)... followed up with 6-4, 7-5 victory over Dana Nazarova of UTPA to advance to the semifinals... posted lone doubles win with partner Varsha Shiva-Shankar of Rice at the Cougar Fall Draw... finished the 2010-11 season with a combined singles and doubles record of 24-28.


    HIGH SCHOOL
    Attended The Kingswinford School in Wolverhampton, U.K... reached an ITF ranking of No. 759 in Jan. 2009... earned a top-18 U16 ranking in U.K... claimed three titles at Indoor Series Regional events... advanced to the Grand Prix finals at the La Manga.


    PERSONAL
    Born on Oct. 1, 1992, in Wordsley, U.K... daughter of Alan and Sharon Sanders... enjoys hanging out with friends and family, listening to music and shopping in her spare time.

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