Green Wave places four singles players among regions top-20
The senior women's tennis player is one of 12 award winners
Kurdadze, Levy, Magnusson named to All-LSWA First Team
TU posted 19-6 overall record; spent 15 weeks in the national rankings
Kurdadze, Levy and Thornton garner postseason honors following 19-6 season
Career Note: Career Note: A three-year letterwinner who begins her senior campaign with career records of 65-28 in singles play and 53-22 in doubles action...a three-time All-Conference USA selection...named first-team All C-USA and All-Louisiana and was the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Freshman of the Year in 2009 and was a second-team performer in 2010 and 2011.
2010-11: Played in 25 singles matches and 35 doubles contests as a junior and chalked up a 20-14 singles mark and a doubles record of 21-13 with Emma Levy...named to the All-Conference USA second team and ranked as the No. 8 singles player in the Southern Region's final poll...posted a 12-8 dual-match record at the top of the Green Wave lineup for the year and boasted an 8-6 singles mark in tournament play...her 12 dual-match wins rank tied for third on the team and was the only player to play every match in the same position...participated in the prestigious Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in both singles and doubles with Levy...defeated LSU's 60th-ranked Whitney Wolf, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-2, for her lone win over a nationally ranked opponent...of her 20 singles wins, 15 came in straight sets and she held her opponent to one or fewer points twice (6-0, 6-0 vs. Carmen Nelson of Xavier-New Orleans on Jan. 29 and 6-1, 6-0 vs. Julie Mazinova of Louisiana-Lafayette on April 9)...enjoyed a season-best four-match winning streak from Feb. 27 through March 15 and also tallied thee-match streaks on a trio of occasions...along with Levy, the duo completed the year ranked third in the Southern Region with a 21-13 doubles record, including a 10-10 showing during the dual-match season...all 20 dual-match doubles outings came at the No. 1 position where they won five of the last six contests to wrap up the regular season...the tandem had a season-best five-match winning streak from Oct. 8-23, including 3-0 sweep to win the Wimbledon Draw of the Roberta Alison Classic on Sept. 24-25...produced an 8-3 win over Akron's 23-ranked duo of Zara Harutyunyan and Angelina Jogasuria on March 15...off the court, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2009-10: Saw action in 35 matches as a sophomore...named first-team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana after recording a 26-9 singles record and an 18-11 mark in doubles play...ranked as high as the No. 6 singles player in Southern Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association...paced the squad in singles wins (26) and tied for the team lead with a 4-2 C-USA record...went 18-4 in No. 1 singles play with her 18 wins and .818 winning percentage ranking second among league players with more than three appearances atop their teams' respective lineups...of her 26 wins, 20 came in straight sets...selected to play in the prestigious Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championship...had a six-match winning streak from March 6-20, a five-match streak from March 22-April 22, and four-match winning streaks from Sept. 19-26 - which included a 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 win over nationally-ranked Aleks Malvarchikova of SMU at the Rice Invitational on Sept. 26 - and from Jan. 22-Feb. 10...in doubles, teamed with Emma Levy to lead the team in wins (18) after going 6-5 in tournament play and 12-6 at the No. 1 position during the spring...duo had a four-match winning streak from March 6-17 and won three straight on three occasions - including a sweep of the Flight A Doubles Draw of the Alonti Cougar Fall Classic on Nov. 8...off the court, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2008-09: Played in all 25 spring matches as a true freshman...named Louisiana Sports Writers Association Freshman of the Year, first-team All-Conference USA and first-team All-Louisiana after going a combined 19-5 in singles play and 14-8 in doubles action...led the team in singles wins (19) and a 6-1 record in C-USA play...went 10-3 as at No. 1 singles while recording a 9-2 mark at No. 2...opened the spring with five straight wins, had a nine-match winning streak from Feb. 13-March 17 and closed out the year by winning all four contests that were played to completion...in doubles, paced the squad in wins (14), including a 5-2 mark against C-USA opponents...posted a 7-6 record at No. 1 and went 7-2 at No. 2...teamed with Lindsay Dvorak to go 13-6 with a 6-4 record at No. 1 doubles and a 7-2 showing at No. 2...also played with Elizabeth Hamlin to go 1-2 at the top of the line-up...started 4-1 in doubles play and had a six-match winning streak from Feb. 13-March 12...did not play during the fall season due to injury...off the court, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Attended 64 Secondary School but did not play prep tennis as school did not sponsor athletics...ranked No. 6 nationally and No. 2 in her age group in Georgia...reached No. 23 ranking in Europe in under-16 age group...member of the Georgian National Team...played World Tennis Association competition since 2005, reaching a WTA ranking of 1203 in Sept. 2007...also was the Georgian national champion in the under-12-14 swimming classification.
Personal: Born Mariam Miko Kurdadze on Jan. 17, 1990 in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia...daughter of Goeha Kurdadze and Kedevan Arobashuili...has a twin brother, Nikoloz...majoring in business finance and marketing.
Kurdadze's Career Singles Statistics
|Year||Overall||Dual||Tour||C-USA||No. 1||No. 2||No. 3||No. 4||No. 5||No. 6|
Kurdadze's Career Doubles Statistics
|Year||Overall||Dual||Tour||C-USA||No. 1||No. 2||No. 3|