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Christine Bader
Christine Bader

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Okemos, Mich.

High School:
Okemos

Birthdate:
06/30/1986

Experience:
2L


SPRING 2007 (Junior): Wrapped up her junior season with a 9-15 mark ... Played primarily at No. 1 spot, finishing with a 9-14 record at the top ... Went 1-1 against ranked opponents, defeating Eastern Michigan's No. 45 Vanessa Frankowski, 6-4, 7-5.

FALL 2006 (Junior): Finished with a 1-4 record in singles ... Finished 4-3 in doubles ... Competed in singles and doubles at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships ... Advanced to the round of 16 in doubles at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships.

SPRING 2006 (Sophomore): Named to the 2006 All-Big Ten First Team, making her the first Michigan State first-team selection since 1993 ... Paced the Spartans, playing exclusively at No. 1 singles posting a 13-10 regular season record ... Had a big win over Randi Schuler of then nationally-ranked No. 43 Purdue ... Paired up with Sarah Andrews at No. 1 doubles to put together a 10-13 record for the season.

FALL 2005 (Sophomore): Collected three-straight wins to place second at The Yonex Spartan Cup ... Escaped to the second round of the main draw at the Wolverine Invitational ... Fell to No. 1 seed Cristelle Grier of Northwestern, 6-0, 6-4, in round one of the ITA Midwest Regional Championship ... Ended the season 8-6 ... Partnered with Sarah Andrews to compile a 6-8 record in doubles.

SPRING 2005 (Freshman): Emerged at No. 2 singles with a 9-11 record ... Grabbed first Big Ten win against U of M's Kara Delicata at No. 3 ... Faced four nationally-ranked opponents ... Partnered with Keri Thompson at No. 1 doubles to mark a 12-11 regular-season record and a 14-15 overall mark ... Was MSU's Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.

FALL 2004 (Freshman): Competed in all four fall tournaments including a trip to the ITA Midwest Regional Tournament ... Compiled a 4-8 singles record.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner ... 2002 State Champion ... State finalist in 2000 and `03 ... Player of the Year in 2002 and `03 ... Lansing State Journal Prep Player of the week in 2002 ... All-League 2001-03 ... Academic All-League 2002,`03 ... Lansing State Journal Dream Team 2001-03 ... Tennis team capatain and Most Valuable Player award in 2002-03 ... Other tennis experience includes: Ranked No. 1 Western Michigan Girls' 16 and 18 division ... Ranked No. 25 in the Midwest Girls' 18 division in 2004 ... USTA 1999 Midwest Section Sportsmanship award ... USTA 2002 Southeast Zone Team Sportsmanship award ... USTA 2003 National Midwest Sportsmanship award ... Also received 2004 Scholar Athlete Award ... Career ambition is to own and manage a resort or athletic club.

PERSONAL: Born June 30, 1986 in Vero Beach, Fla. ... Daughter of Richard and Kathy Bader ... Father is a former MSU swimming coach and currently serves as the MSU Director of Men's Basketball Operations ... Majoring in general management.

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