Lavinia Cristescu
Lavinia Cristescu
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: West Hartford, Conn.
High School: Kingswood-Oxford

As a Sophomore In 2011-12:
Posted a 13-11 mark in singles play, including a 5-2 record against Northeast Conference competition … Finished 3-0 in the NEC Championships, defeating opponents from Saint Francis (Pa.), Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson … Also paired with Ariana Launie to win two matches at #3 doubles in the tournament … Won seven of her last nine matches at #6 singles, including four straight to conclude the season … Defeated UConn’s Natalie Robson, 8-5, at the Quinnipiac Invitational on Sept. 16 … Outlasted Fairfield’s Nikki Jackson, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, to clinch a 4-3 victory over the Stags on April 17 … Collected a point in the NEC Finals, defeating FDU’s Mauela Leme, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, at #6 singles on April 22. 

As a Freshman in 2010-11:
Named to the All-NEC First Team at No. 6 Singles after winning each of her last five singles matches of the regular season and NEC Tournament … Clinched the Bobcats’ 4-3 victory against Fairleigh Dickinson on Apr. 2 with a three-set victory against Dzana Ferhatbegovic … Won a combined 24 matches in her freshman year. 

Before Quinnipiac:
Ranked No. 4 in Connecticut, No. 9 in New England and No. 276 nationally for girls 18 and under on TennisRecruiting.net ... Placed third in the girls 16's at the New England Hardcourts Tournament ... Played No. 1 and 2 singles in her four years at Kingswood-Oxford School ... Was team captain in 2009-10 ... Earned Team MVP in all four years at Kingswood-Oxford ... Was the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award for the USTA New England ... A Gold Medal winner of the 2003 Nutmeg State Games. 

Personal:
The daughter of Marcela and Teodor Cristescu ... Born in Hartford, Conn. ... Majoring in health and science and minoring in business.