Marina Cossou
Marina Cossou

Player Profile

Azereix, France

High School:
Institution Jeanne d'Arc - Tarbes



Fall 2009: Ranked No. 18 in singles as she produced an 11-4 record... appeared in the Cal Nike Invitational Gold singles final... advanced to the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship singles quarterfinal as well as the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championship singles quarterfinal and the ITA National Indoor Championship singles quarterfinal... earned five victories over ranked singles opponents... advanced to the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championship doubles quarterfinal with partner Annie Goransson.

2008-09: Received a season-high No. 13 singles ranking and earned Pac-10 All-Conference second team recognition as a sophomore... selected for Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention... earned her 50th singles victory at Cal and posted a 27-11 overall record with an 8-5 mark in dual matches... advanced to the Pac-10 singles championship semifinal and the NCAA singles championship round of 32 in postseason play... earned a season-high No. 7 ranking in doubles with partner Claire Ilcinkas... completed the fall season with a 12-4 overall singles record and ranked No. 7 in singles in the preseason poll... advanced to the singles semifinal of the Cal Nike Invitational... advanced to the singles semifinal of the All-American Championships by defeating No. 15 Megan Falcon of LSU, No. 87 Ragini Acharaya of William & Mary and No. 11 Georgia Rose of Northwestern... advanced to the singles semifinal at the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championship... defeated No. 16 Anastasia Petukhova of Fresno State in three sets to advance to the singles quarterfinal of the ITA National Indoor Championships... as the No. 24-ranked doubles team with Ilcinkas, advanced to the doubles semifinal at the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional and won the All-American Qualifying doubles back-draw.

2007-08: Finished her freshman season ranked No. 9 in singles in the final ITA poll... selected to the ITA All-America team in singles and to the Pac-10 All-Conference team... played primarily on the second singles court and compiled a 14-4 record there, 19-6 overall in dual matches... tied for second on the team with 32 singles victories... posted two separate five match winning streaks in a stretch during which she was named Pac-10 Player of the Week as she defeated No. 11 Megan Moulton-Levy of William & Mary (6-2, 6-1), No. 30 Nadia Abdala of Arizona State (6-3, 6-2) and No. 10 Amanda Fink of USC (6-3, 4-6, 6-1)... advanced to the doubles final and the singles quarterfinal at the Pac-10 Championships... played exclusively on the second doubles court with Claire Ilcinkas, going 16-6 in all dual matches and 5-0 in NCAA dual matches... defeated No. 56-ranked Lumpkin and Wetmore of UCLA in the NCAA team championship... opened her freshman campaign with a 3-2 combined record at the Cal Nike Invitational and the ITA Northwest Regional Championships before reeling off five consecutive victories in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational to claim the singles title with a victory over Arizona State's Kelcy McKenna 6-2, 6-7(8), 6-4...earned a doubles quarterfinal appearance with Ilcinkas at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships with three victories... earned two more wins in doubles play with Ilcinkas at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational.

Personal/Previous: Born in Tarbes, France... parents are Anne Marie and Jean Luc Cossou...enjoys running track and playing volleyball.

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