General: Spent two years at Georgia Tech after beginning her career at Mississippi State ... Played anywhere from No. 2 through No. 6 in the Yellow Jackets' singles lineup during her career ... Possesses an engaging personality and was one of the hardest workers on the team during her tenure in Atlanta ... Team captain for Tracy Lane at Mississippi State for one year, where she played primarily in the No. 3 singles slot ... One of two seniors on the 2007 squad that led the Yellow Jackets to their first national title in school history ... Finished her career ranked third in school history with a .723 (47-18) singles winning percentage ... Also had a .608 career winning percentage in doubles, which was the eighth-best in school history ... Recipient of the 2007 ITA South Region Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship.
2006-07: Ranked as high as No. 75 in singles during the season while posting an overall record of 29-10 and a dual-match mark of 18-5 ... Also went 21-18 in doubles during the season ... Top singles win of the season came in Tech's 4-3 win over North Carolina when she posted a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 victory over No. 51 Sanaz Marand ... Won a three-set match against Stanford's Whitney Deason, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, to clinch match points for the Yellow Jackets and hand the Cardinal their first loss in 89 matches ... Helped the Yellow Jackets to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Notre Dame's Brook Buck ... Won four of her last five matches to end her career at Georgia Tech ... Teamed with Kirsten Flower the majority of the spring in doubles ... Posted back-to-back wins in the ACC Championships to help the Yellow Jackets to their third-consecutive title ... Went 11-4 in singles play in the fall, including winning the Desert Collegiate Classic Title and advancing to the finals of the Kitty Harrison Invitational ... Ranked No. 74 in singles ... Top win of the fall came in straight sets to No. 67 Ashley Joelson of UCLA in the ITA Qualifying Draw ... Teamed with Kirsten Flower to capture the Kitty Harrison Invitational Doubles Title, and the duo posted an overall record of 3-2 in the fall.
2005-06: Finished the season ranked No. 100 in the nation in singles play ... Was hindered by a stress fracture in her foot for the early part of the dual-match schedule, but finished with an 18-8 record in singles matches while going 10-2 in doubles play ... Defeated Nandita Chandrasekar to help Tech to a 4-0 win over N.C. State in the first round of the ACC Tournament ... Defeated No. 6 Shadisha Robinson of Georgia, 6-2, 7-6(8) in the round of 16 at the ITA South Regional ... Posted three wins against ranked opponents ... Had a doubles record of 4-0 in dual-matches while teaming with Alison Silverio.
At Mississippi State: Won eight singles and five doubles matches while recording the second-highest singles winning percentage on the squad (.444) in the spring of her freshman year, where she played primarily in the No. 4 singles slot and at No. 2 doubles with her sister, Hayley ... Won over 25 singles matches during in her sophomore campaign, playing mostly at the No. 3 position ... Finished the 2005 season with a 9-1 record in singles...Also had at least 15 doubles wins for the first time in her career in 2005 ... Went 13-6 in the fall, including a 7-0 mark in three-set matches ... A member of the 2004 ITA All-Academic Team.
High School/Junior Tennis: Played tennis and ran track while at Northcliff High in Johannesburg ... Was a two-year captain of the tennis team while playing in the top singles position and participated in the 100m and 200m in track ... Played for South Africa's U14, U16 and U18 National Teams ... Represented South Africa at the U14 and U18 African Cup and played in the U14 World Cup in Czech Republic ... Participated in the U14 Nike Masters in Spain, which she won, and was also a participant at U18 Junior Wimbledon.
Personal: Full name is Tarryn Rudman ... Born June 14, 1985 ... Daughter of Cyril and Robyn Rudman ... Has a sister, Hayley, that plays for Coastal Carolina, and twin siblings, Byron and Alyson ... Learned to play tennis at the age of six, when she was taught by her father and uncle ... Enjoys working out, watching sports and reading in her spare time ... Chose Georgia Tech because of its "excellent tennis program, strong academics, and great tennis staff and team." ... States that her most memorable athletic accomplishment was winning the U14 Nike Masters in South Africa and participating in the U18 Junior Wimbledon ... Majoring in business management at Georgia Tech.
Tarryn Rudman's Career Statistics
SINGLES DOUBLES Year Dual Overall Dual Overall 2006 5-5 (.500) 18-8 (.692) 4-0 (1.000) 10-2 (.833) 2007 18-5 (.783) 29-10 (.744) 16-14 (.533) 21-18 (.538) TOTAL 23-10 (.697) 47-18 (.723) 20-14 (.588) 31-20 (.608)