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Carol Zhao
Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
High School: Bill Crothers Secondary School
Major: Science, Technology & Society

As a Junior (2015-16)
 All-Pac-12 First Team selection
 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team recipient
 Earned final No. 25 national ranking
 11-4 overall, with all of her matches coming in duals and all played at the No. 1 spot
 Cardinal was 14-1 with her in the lineup and 6-4 without, as she missed the entire fall season and several early dual matches while training with the Canadian Fed Cup team and participating in professional tournaments 
 Provided clinching point in NCAA opener against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
 6-4 against nationally-ranked opponents
 7-1 against Pac-12 foes
 Only three-setter occurred in first match of the season, defeating No. 12 Brooke Austin of Florida 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 on Feb. 28
 Highest-ranked opponent defeated was No. 4 Brooke Austin of Florida on May 19 
 In doubles, paired with Melissa Lord as Stanford's No. 2 team to finish 9-5 overall and 6-3 in duals while being selected to participate in NCAA Doubles Championship
 Despite playing its first match together in late March, duo earned a runner-up finish at Pac-12 Championships and earned a final No. 40 national ranking
 Chalked up a 10-6 overall doubles record, playing with two different partners

As a Sophomore (2014-15)
• 
ITA All-American in singles and doubles
• NCAA Singles runner-up
• ITA Northwest Region Player to Watch
• All-Pac-12 First Team selection
• Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year with Taylor Davidson
• ITA Scholar-Athlete
• Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team pick
• ITA Collegiate All-Star Team selection (doubles)
• Earned final No. 2 national ranking
• Advanced to quarterfinals of NCAA Doubles Championship
• 35-5 overall and 21-2 in duals, playing all matches at the No. 1 spot
• 22-3 against nationally-ranked opponents
• 14-3 in tournament play
• 8-1 in three-set matches
• Provided the clinching point in six matches
• Highest-ranked opponent defeated was No. 2 Maegan Manasse of California (March 1)
• Won 15 of her final 16 matches prior to falling in the NCAA Singles final
• Captured USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships crown
• In doubles, teamed with Taylor Davidson as Stanford’s No. 1 team, finishing 34-8 overall and 16-5 in duals (playing all matches at the No. 1 spot) and becoming Stanford’s first Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year since 2006
• Duo earned a final No. 2 ranking and captured the Pac-12 Championships title and NCTC Classic

As a Freshman (2013-14)
• All-American in singles
• ITA Northwest Player To Watch
• All-Pac-12 Second Team pick
• NCAA All-Tournament Team selection (No. 3 singles)
• Awarded final No. 22 national ranking
• Advanced to round of 16 at NCAA Singles Championship
• Finished 30-7 overall and 19-2 in duals, playing mainly at the No. 3 spot (16-2)
• 27 of her 30 wins came in straight sets
• 10-7 against nationally-ranked opponents
• 2-0 in three-set matches
• Contributed clinching point in four matches
• Pitched in with three victories during NCAA Championship competition
• Enjoyed 17-match winning streak that spanned from Jan. 19-April 12
• Highest-ranked opponent defeated was No. 5 Anett Schutting of California 6-3, 6-1 (Oct. 21)
• Notched first collegiate win in second career match, defeating No. 45 Joelle Kissell of NC State 6-2, 6-3
• Reached quarterfinals of Pac-12 Championships and ITA Northwest Regional Championships
• In doubles, paired with Kristie Ahn as No. 1 team to compile a 29-6 overall record, 15-2 dual mark, earn final No. 13 doubles ranking and compete in NCAA Doubles Championships

Prior to Stanford
• Attended Bill Crothers Secondary School in Unionville, Ontario, Canada
• 2013 Tennis Canada Junior Player of the Year
• Enjoyed a breakthrough 2013 season in which she was ranked No. 9 in the world and No. 1 among Canadian U18 players
• 2013 Australian Open Junior doubles champion
• 2013 French Open Junior doubles semifinalist
• Also in junior competition, reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Open, French Open and Wimbledon
• Qualified for 2013 Rogers Cup following a win over No. 74th-ranked Irina-Camelia Begu
• Nine-time Canadian national champion, including U18 national singles and doubles champion at age 15
• Represented Canada in 2011 Junior Fed Cup, earning a silver medal at the world finals
• Captured $25K title at Granby challenger in July 2013
• Reached final of $10K in May 2013
• Made two quarterfinal appearances at $50K challenger, including her first when she was 15

Personal
• Born in Chongquing, China
• Parents are Ping and Lily
• Hobbies include listening to music, playing the guitar or piano, reading, writing and traveling

Career Statistics
Singles
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 Overall Dual
2013-14 - 2-0 16-2 1-0 - - 30-7 19-2
2014-15 21-2 - - - - - 35-5 21-2
2015-16 11-4 - - - - - 11-4 11-4
TOTALS 32-6 2-0 16-2 1-0 - - 76-16 51-8

Doubles

Year 1 2 3 Overall Dual
2013-14 15-2 1-0 - 30-6 16-2
2014-15 16-5 - - 34-8 16-5
2015-16 1-0 6-4 - 10-6 7-4
TOTALS 32-7 7-4 - 74-20 39-11
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