Dora Vastag
Dora Vastag

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Okemos, Mich.

High School:
Okemos

Birthdate:
08/14/1982

Experience:
1L


Spring 2002: Posted a 20-11 record as a freshman...led team with best overall winning percentage (.590), doubles wins (17) and Big Ten doubles wins (three)...played No. 1 singles...defeated Kavitha Tipireni of Michigan 7-6(6), 5-7, 6-3 (3/28)...won her first eight doubles matches with partner Asa Liden in the spring...finished season ranked No. 19 in the Midwest Region in singles.

Fall 2001: Posted a 6-3 record in singles during the fall season ... reached the round of 16 at the ITA Regional Championships while winning the Maize Flight at the Wolverine Fall Classic ... teamed with Caroline Lay to reach the Round of 32 in doubles at the ITA Regional Championships.

High School: Two-year letter winner in tennis under head coach Al Inkala ? received all-league, all-region and all-state honors 1997 and 1998 ? played at the No. 1 singles position for two years ? voted tennis team captain in 1998 ? league and regional champion in 1997 and 1998 ? state champion in 1998 ? Lansing State Journal tennis player of the year 1998 ? voted 1998 team MVP ? 1999 Franklin Backdraw winner ? USTA top 10 in G14, Top 50 in G16 and G18, fifth place National clay courts G14 ? NC State Champion in G14, 16, 18 ? member of track and golf teams for one season.

Personal: Born August 14, 1982 ? daughter of Gyula Vastag and Marta Feher ? brother, David, is currently a student at MSU ? has aspirations to play on the professional tennis circuit.

Coach Bauer's Comments:

"Dora brings a very thoughtful and mature brand of tennis to the court. A great fighter who never gives in, Dora wears down her opposition and seems always to be in control of the situation no matter how high the pressures of competition rise. Dora will excel through a combination of persistence and intelligent point play. Dora manages herself on the court like a WTA pro and this quality will prove essential to her success. Dora has the rare mental capacity to play near perfect error-free tennis.

"With a rapidly improving aggressive style, Dora seems on the verge of jumping her tennis to new levels. Dora has substantially increased the dimensions of her game by moving forward to hit heavier balls, which are opening up a world of new possibilities. A highly successful USTA Junior and Michigan State champion, Dora first began to play tennis while growing up in her native Hungary where she lived till she was nearly a teenager. Dora is the kind of player who could set records that will stand at MSU for years to come. Look for solid dependable performances from this local junior star."