Claire Ilcinkas
Claire Ilcinkas

Player Profile

Paris, France

High School:
Lycee La Fontaine




No. 7 Cal Opens Pac-12 Championships Thursday

Bears Seek Singles and Doubles Conference Titles in Ojai

Fall 2008: Ilcinkas enters her senior season ranked No. 30 in singles and No. 7 in doubles with partner sophomore Marina Cossou... as the No. 24-ranked doubles team during the fall, she advanced to the doubles semifinal at the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional... won the All-American Qualifying doubles back-draw with Cossou... holding the No. 22 preseason singles ranking, advanced to the singles round of 16 at the All-American Championships with a three-set victory over No. 23 Katrina Tsang of North Carolina... advanced to the singles quarterfinal at the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional championship... advanced to the singles quarterfinal of the ITA National Indoor Championships, defeating No. 11 Georgia Rose of Northwestern, 6-3, 6-4 and No. 87 Ragini Acharaya of William & Mary in three sets along the way.

2007-08: Completed her junior season with a team high 35 singles wins and the No. 29 ranking in the final ITA polls... named to the ITA All-America team for singles and the Pac-10 All-Conference team... selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team... recorded a 19-4 mark in all singles dual matches... won a season-high eight straight singles matches from Jan. 20 through Feb. 23 and 12 of 13 singles matches leading up to April 4... played exclusively on the second doubles court with Marina Cossou, 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... advanced to the doubles final and singles semifinal at the Pac-10 Championships... compiled a 9-2 record in fall individual tournament play and a 7-3 doubles record... won the Blue Flight singles title at the Cal Nike Invitational... advanced to the singles round of 32 at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships and the ASU Thunderbird Invitational singles quarterfinal... teaming with Cossou in doubles play, advanced to the doubles semifinal at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships.

2006-07: Notched a perfect 8-0 record during the dual season, amassing an overall singles record of 20-6 and 4-0 in Pac-10 play... teaming with Bojana Bobusic, won the invitational doubles tournament at the Pac-10 championships... earned 20 doubles victories with Bobusic... advanced to the Blue Flight singles final at the Cal Nike Invitational.... went undefeated with partner Cristina Visico in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational... advanced to the round of 32 at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships... selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

2005-06: Posted a 25-16 overall singles record (12-9 in dual matches) as a freshman... advanced to the semifinal of both the singles and doubles tournaments at the Pac-10 Championships... finished with an 11-7 doubles record with partner Marion Ravelojaona... entered the dual season ranked No. 83 in the nation in singles... finished the fall season with a 7-4 singles record... advanced to the Gold Flight singles quarterfinal at the Cal Nike Invitational... notched a 12-4 doubles record, 6-1 record with Ravelojaona, winning the Cal Nike Invitational doubles title... advanced to the doubles final with Bobusic at the Saint Mary's Invitational.

Personal/Previous: Born in Paris, France... parents are Bernard and Francoise Ilcinkas... won the France Championship in high school in 2004 and 2005 and was a member of the French National team... majoring in Economics.

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