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Kristel Sanders
Year: Senior
Hometown: Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Experience: 3 Letters
Kristel Sanders
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 10/12/2010

2012-13:   Mid-American Conference Tennis Player of the Week (4/10) . . . Academic All-MAC honoree . . . Compiled a 19-13 overall singles mark . . . Went 14-10 in dual action . . . Posted the best MAC mark on the team with a 7-1 conference ledger . . . Opened league action with a 5-0 sinlges and doubles record . . . . Posted a three set singles victory that claimied the historic win over Miami snapping the RedHawks 33-match conference win streak (3/23) . . . Outlasted Jill Pastunink of Western Michigan at No. 4 singles to give Ball State the 4-3 victory in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals (4/26), advancing the Cardinals to their first semifinal appearance since 1998.


BALL STATE:  Majoring in business . . . two-year letterwinner . . . 2011-12:  Competed in 33 matches for Ball State in the fall and spring . . . Played at No. 2 singles for the entire season . . .  Opened spring play with four straight victories over IUPUI, Dayton, Wright State and Detroit Mercy . . . Earned back-to-back wins against Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Butler . . . Went 8-7 at No. 1 doubles with teammate Courtney Wild . . . Fall 2011: Competed in 10 matches in the fall . . . managed a win over Mid-American Conference opponent Western Michigan . . . earned wins at the Green and White Invite and the Ball State Invitational . . . 2010-11:  Finished the season with an 8-16 overall mark, which included three MAC wins . . . helped the Cardinals advance to the next round of the league tournament after winning in straight sets against Northern Illinois' Martina Schnapp . . . went 2-1 at the Queen City Invitational hosted by the Cincinnati during fall play. . . tallied the best overall doubles mark with teammate Sarah Hebble at 4-2.

PREP SCHOOL:  Part of the tennis academy in Holland . . . national ranking of 130.

PERSONAL:  Daughter of Johan and Elly Sanders... Born February 4, 1992,  in The Netherlands . . . has one sister, Wendy... full name is Kristel Elisabeth Cornelia Sanders.