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 ... 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. 

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