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  Kara Guzman
Kara Guzman

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burr Ridge, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy

Height:
5-5

2004-05 (Senior): Posted five wins in her senior campaign, including a victory at the Pac-10 Invitational on Ojai ... Secured a runner-up finish in the consolation bracket in the third flight at Pac-10 Indoors in January ... Tallied a 1-1 record in the fall season with an appearance at the ITA Northwest Regional ... Scored a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Miriam Bouchlaka of Nevada before falling in the second round.

2003-04 (Junior): Saw limited action due to a shoulder injury.

2002-03 (Sophomore): Tallied a 6-4 overall record ... Advanced to the Second Rounds of both the Saint Mary's ITA Regional and Omni Hotels Northwest Regional, finishing each tournament with a 1-1 mark ... Posted a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Justine Boutet in the No. 6 singles spot in the team's 7-0 blanking of Hawai'i ... Teamed with Emilia Anderson for one doubles match in the Omni Hotels Northwest Regional, falling in the Second Round.

2001-02 (Freshman): Finished the year with a 5-5 overall record and won her only two dual match contests ... Picked up three wins in the consolation bracket at the Omni Hotels Northwest Regionals before falling in the quarterfinals ... Breezed past Hawaii's Paige Mainor at the No. 5 spot in the lineup in Stanford's 7-0 triumph in February ... Finished 2-3 in doubles play.

Prior to Stanford: Represented The Phillipines at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia last summer ... Advanced to the finals of the Illinois State High School Championships in 2000 ... First Team All-State selection in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Personal: Daughter of Evangeline and Valeriano ... Hobbies include reading and wall climbing.

Coach Lele Forood says: "Our squad's other senior, Kara had a difficult junior year having separated her shoulder during a match in Seattle last January. Surgery followed and after months of rehab and hard work she showcased her tricky lefty game and powerful forehand again this fall. This future doctor will have fun stringing wins together this year in her fourth and final season."

Updated: 6/7/05


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