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Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Millbrook HS


2018-19 (Senior): Played in 19 matches in singles with a record of 6-13 … Ended with a record of 13-8 at No. 1 doubles … Ended her career with the most doubles wins in women’s tennis program history with 41.

2017-18 (Junior): Played in 19 matches in singles with a record of 6-13 record winning four of her matches (4-9) at No. 4 singles … In doubles play, she won nine matches at No. 1 doubles play with teammate Jordan Strickland.

2016-17 (Sophomore): Played in 25 games in singles play with a final record of 5-20 … Played 11 games at No. 1 singles (3-8) and 14 at No. 2 singles (2-12) … Teamed up with freshman Jordan Strickland in seven doubles matches at No. 1 singles with a record of 6-1 … Also played 14 matches at No. 1 doubles with Alexa Webb with a record of 4-10.

2015-16 (Freshman): The only Catamount to appear in all 23 matches on the year ... Selected to the 2016 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... Finished with a 10-11 singles record most of which came at No. 4 ... Finished second on the team in singles victories ... The 10 singles win is tied for seventh most in program history in a single season ... Picked up the first collegiate victory versus Radford (01/17) at No. 5 ... Had a six-match win streak from Jan. 17 to Feb. 26 ... Won at No. 3 against USC Upstate (02/26) ... Won conference matches against Furman (04/06) and Mercer (04/11) ... Finished 9-11 in doubles action with most of the matches taking place at No. 2 ... The nine doubles victories are tied for eighth most in a single season at WCU ... Picked up first doubles victory of the season versus Radford (01/17) ... Had a three-match double win streak from Jan. 17 to Feb. 7 ... Won 6-1 at No. 1 doubles against Savannah State (03/24) ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Recipient of the 2015-16 Southern Conference Commissioner's Medal, awarded to student-athletes who attain a GPA of 3.8 or higher throughout the year ... Was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

Prior to Western Carolina: Was ranked number six in the state of North Carolina according to ... Attended Millbrook High School where she was the team MVP her junior and senior year ... Played all four years of high school tennis tallying a 66-6 singles record while playing at both number one and two ... Played on the number one doubles team all four seasons ... Finished in the top-four in doubles in North Carolina as a sophomore and junior.

Personal: Is the daughter of Joe and Sandra Taranto ... Has younger twin siblings (sister Brianna and brother Aiden).

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