Christine Abayan
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    Christine Abayan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Murrieta, CA

    High School:
    Murrieta Valley

    Height:
    5-7

    Birthdate:
    05/23/1987

    Major:
    Economics

    2007-08 (Junior)

    Played the majority of her matches at the No. 1 singles spot ... played a part in both of AFA's doubles victories against MWC opponents ... paired with Erlyn Rudico to win the No. 1 doubles match against BYU and combined with Meghan Kiser to win at No. 2 doubles against Wyoming ... placed third in singles flight 2 and doubles flight 1 (with Kiser) at the USAFA Invitational.

    2006-07 (Sophomore)

    Recorded 15 overall singles victories, the third-highest total on the team ... team-high 13 matches played at the No. 1 position ... also had 13 overall doubles wins ... won four of her first five dual matches, two at No. 1 and two at No. 2 ... 2-2 in three-set matches in duals ... won two matches and placed third in her flight at the Scarborough Specialties Open at Texas Tech.

    2005-06 (Freshman)

    Posted 20 overall singles and 29 overall doubles victories ... the 29 doubles wins (all with Kat Bushey) set a new Division I school record for most in one season ... paired with Bushey to become first Air Force doubles team to advance to quarterfinals of the ITA Central Region Championships ... upset the No. 1-seed from BYU en route to the quarters ... the duo finished 14th in the final Central Region rankings ... 18-9 in dual doubles matches, all at the No. 1 spot, including an impressive 4-4 mark against MWC opponents ... her 20 singles wins were the third-most on the team ... 12-15 mark in dual singles matches, with an 8-7 record at No. 2 spot ... won the No. 3 match against San Diego State and Utah, both in a third-set super tie-break.

    Before Air Force

    Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... four-time first-team all-league selection ... team MVP three separate seasons ... ranked No. 49 in Southern California 18-and-under category ... reached the round of 16 at the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section for doubles ... four-time member of the all-Scholastic team ... ranked in the top 10 in her graduating class ... editor of her high school yearbook ... member of Junior Honor Guard ... high school tennis coach was Julie Norman.

    Personal

    Born May 23, 1987 ... parents are Rey and Wilma Abayan ... has one sister, Katelyn (14), and one brother, RJ (11) ... majoring in economics with a minor in French ... completed a Cadet Summer Research Program with the French Air Force in Salon-de-Provence, France, this past summer ... was also Training Squadron Commander for the Mission Support Group ... active in her squadron as the C-Flight Commander ... also recruited by UC-Davis ... hobbies include tutoring, volunteer work and shopping ... favorite food is ice cream ... favorite movies are Elf and Finding Nemo ... favorite book is The Great Gatsby ... favorite TV show is The Office ... person in history she would most like to meet is Monica Seles ... greatest moment is sports was defeating the No. 1-seeded doubles team from BYU at the Regional tournament with Kat Bushey her freshman season ... credits her parents with the biggest influence on her sports career ... member of cadet squadron 12.

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