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Melissa Kandinata
Player Profile:
Melissa Kandinata 777007
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cary, N.C.
High School: Green Hope

Career Highlights
• ITA Scholar Athlete (2014)
• Named the A-10 Most Outstanding Performer in 2012
• Two-time All-Conference first team selection

Junior (2013-2014)
• ITA Scholar Athlete
• Saw action in 26 matches this season mostly playing at Richmond's No. 1 spot
• Ended the season with a four-match win streak
• Defeated UMass' No. 4 in the A-10 Quarterfinals
• Blanked La Salle's fourth player in the first round at A-10s
• Downed UMBC's No. 4 in the season finale
• Recorded a win over Norfolk State's No. 3 
• Picked up two wins in the fall
• Recorded her first win in the spring over George Mason
• Paired up with Anna Abadias Morales at the No. 1 doubles this season
• Holds a 11-11 doubles record, including a 9-9 mark in the spring
• The duo went on a three-match win streak at the end of March

Sophomore (2012-2013)
Named to the All-Conference first team
Name A-10 Performer of the Week twice this spring
• Boasted a record of 11-10 in spring play and 14-14 overall
•  Won 8 of her last 11 matches
• Advanced to the quarterfinals at the Cissie Leary Invitational
• Played at the USTA/ITA Atlantic Regional in singles and doubles.

Freshman (2011-2012)
• Tabbed the 2012 Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer, only the third-ever Spider to receive the award and first since 2006 (Pamela Duran)
• Went 11-4 at No. 2 singles
• Went 8-4 at No. 2 doubles with Elizabeth Sims
• 2012 A-10 All Conference first team honoree
• Went 6-0 in A-10 play
• Had notable wins over Liberty, Davidson and JMU.

High School
• Tabbed an All-American her senior year
• Won individual 4A NCHSAA state champion title
• All Conference selection
• All-State selection
• Team MVP
• Played for American Heritage state champion team

• Daughter of Daniel and Dahlia Kandinata
• Has one sister, Natalie
• Honor roll member
• National English Honor Society

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