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    Bryce Marable     
     
      Bryce Marable
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Darien, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale South

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:
04/07/1986

MIKE PATRICK ON MARABLE:

"Bryce showed flashes of maturing in the fall and hopes to continue her progress. Her serve is a weapon, she plays all-court at a high level and she is working on becoming an even better athlete."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

SOPHOMORE (Fall 2005): Won both the second-flight doubles title and fourth-flight singles title at the Furman Fall Classic...With Blakeley Griffith, defeated Furman's Laura Giola and Jacqueline Eckert, 8-4, to clinch the championship...Took care of Furman's Shannon Moore, 6-0, 6-4, to win her singles flight...The duo finished fourth in first-flight doubles at the St. Mary's Classic, losing their first match against North Carolina State's Barbara Orlay and Alejandra Guerra in a tiebreaker, 9-8...After defeating Kentucky's Kim Coventry and Joelle Schwenk, 8-7, fell to Ashlee Davis and Alexandra Hirsch of Wake Forest, 8-1...The two losses would prove to be the duo's only defeats of the fall season...Took home a third-place finish in third-flight singles at the St. Mary's Classic, defeating Wake Forest's Sierra Poska, 6-3, 6-1...Finished with a 5-3 record in singles for the fall season.

FRESHMAN (2004-05): Went on a streak of seven consecutive dual meet wins at the No. 3 singles position, defeating all seven opponents in straight sets...Picked up her first singles win over a ranked opponent when she defeated No. 95 Elizabeth Exon of Michigan, 6-3, 7-5...Finished the season with a 17-19 singles record...Went 9-3 in doubles while paired with Blakeley Griffith...With Sabita Maharaj as a partner, the tandem defeated two top-25 opponents back-to-back...They toppled Texas' No. 18 Katie Ruckert and Kendra Strohm, 8-6, then stunned Ole Miss' No. 24 Chloe Carlotti and Virginia Tomatis two days later, 9-7, to clinch the doubles point in an exciting 4-3 Tennessee win...Marable teamed with Melissa Schaub at the St. Mary's Fall Classic and earned a dramatic 8-6 victory in the flight two final after the duo trailed 4-1 and 6-4...Advanced to the final in flight two before falling to teammate Victoria Jones, 6-1, 6-4...At the Women's College Tennis Invitational, Marable and Schaub fell to the fourth-rated doubles pair in the country, North Carolina's Aniela Mojzis and Kendall Cline, by an 8-2 score.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned the Academic Excellence Award all four years...Lettered three years while serving as captain for one...Finished fourth, fifth and second in state her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons...Homeschooled her junior year...Advanced to the semifinals of the national claycourt championships in the summer of 2004...Earned the Sportsmanship Award for the tournament...Named the Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete for the state of Illinois...Reached the semifinals of the Eddie Herr, an international tennis tournament held in Bradenton, Fla...Ranked 17th in girls 16s and 39th in girls 18s.

PERSONAL:

Enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences...Aspires to be an All-American...Biggest sports influence was when Andre Agassi came back from two sets down to win the French Open after overcoming numerous obstacles prior to and during the match...Biggest thrills in tennis occurred when she committed to Tennessee and when she advanced to the state finals her senior year of high school...Loves the college atmosphere at UT...Also considered TCU, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest...Admires Lance Armstrong and Andre Agassi...Enjoys hiking and ice skating...Has one sister, Taylor, 16...Bryce Elizabeth Marable, the daughter of Linda and Brent Marable, was born on April 7, 1986, in Hinsdale, Ill.

MARABLE'S COLLEGIATE RECORD

SINGLES
YearNo.1No. 2No. 3No. 4No. 5No. 6DualTourneySeason
2004-050-38-52-40-110-137-617-19
Fall 20055-35-3

TOTALS0-38-52-40-110-1312-922-22

DOUBLES
YearNo.1No. 2No. 3DualTourneySeason
2004-053-71-39-113-116-419-15
Fall 20054-24-2

TOTALS3-71-39-113-1110-623-17

MARABLE UP CLOSE

Favorite food: Anything from Whole Foods
Favorite tennis racket: Technifibre
In my free time I enjoy: Rock climbing, cycling, hiking, crosswords, scrabble, working out, reading, sleeping, watching movies
Favorite vacation spot: Crested Butte
Best class I have taken at UT: Geology
Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan
Favorite hang out spot on campus: Room 1115
Favorite childhood memory: Beating my sister to a giant peach
If I weren't playing tennis I would be: A ski bum
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I don't like dogs (except for Ringo)
Favorite moment at UT: Beating Vanderbilt at home

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