Anita Kurimay
Anita Kurimay

Player Profile

Budapest, Hungary

High School:
Szilagyi Ersebet Gymnasium





A strong team leader and Cal's No. 1 singles player ... opened the year ranked 26th on the preseason ITA charts in singles and 22nd in doubles with partner Nicole Havlicek ... will team with freshman Raquel Kops-Jones to form a top doubles team for the Bears ... earned singles and doubles All-American honors as a junior ... earned second team All-Pac-10 honors for her accomplishments in singles competion, helping Cal to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA championships ... earned first team Pac-10 All-Academic honors ...

2000-01: Sat out a majority of the fall campaign with severe shin splints ... competed in only three doubles matches at the ITA Regionals with partner Kops-Jones ... went 2-1, advancing to the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional championships ...

1999-2000: After losing her first four matches in the fall, Kurimay stepped it up to end the fall season with an 8-5 record ... advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Rolex Regional championships before losing to Lauren Kalvaria of Stanford ... won the consolation title at the ITA All-American Riviera Championships by defeating Sara Walker of UCLA 6-4, 6-2 ... finished the year with a team-best 19-5 dual record ... won her first six matches of the spring, including wins over No. 37 Kathy Sell of Duke and No. 43 Janet Bergman of Wake Forest ... finished the season winning seven of her matches, including four straight ... key wins came against No. 24 Karin Palme of Arizona State, No. 31 Ipek Senoglu of Pepperdine and No. 47 Annica Cooper of UCLA ... in doubles, amassed a 21-6 record with teammate Karoline Borgersen, including a 16-3 dual record...won 10 straight matches between March 3 and April 28 before losing to seventh-ranked Mariss Irvin and Teryn Ashley of Stanford ... finished the year with a No. 9 ITA ranking in doubles with Borgersen ... received a No. 19 ranking at the end of the season in singles along with a No. 6 ranking regionally ...

1998-99: A 1999 All-Pac-10 Conference second team choice ... finished the year ranked No. 30 after attaining a career-high ITA ranking of No. 14 in March ... closed out her sophomore campaign with a 28-18 record, third-best on the Cal team ... saw playing time in the Nos. 1-4 positions, finishing with an 11-12 dual match record ... was the Bears top singles player during the fall, posting an 11-3 mark ... captured the ITA Regional singles championship by defeating then-No. 12 Teryn Ashley, 1999 NCAA singles finalist Marissa Irvin and teammate Borgersen along the way ... also won four straight at the All-American to reach the second round of qualifying ... won four straight matches to reach the singles final at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic ... victories at NCTC came over No. 65 Jennifer Heiser of Stanford, No. 24 Allison Bradshaw of Arizona State and No. 7 Teryn Ashley of Stanford ... best run of dual season came between Jan. 30 and March 19 when she won seven of nine ... other key spring wins came against No. 44 Jacqui Boyd of USC and No. 43 Amanda Basica of UCLA ... with Claire Curran, finished the season ranked No. 35 in the nation in doubles ... opened the year by capturing the ASU Fall Classic doubles title ... reached the ITA Regional final before falling to eventual champs and teammates Amanda Augustus and Amy Jensen ... the duo saw action in 14 matches at No. 2 and two matches at No. 1 during the dual season, finishing with a 23-10 mark (11-5 dual) ... opened the spring with three victories and reached the quarterfinals at the ITA National Indoor championships in Dallas ... closed out the year with a strong run at the Pac-10 championships, winning three straight to reach the Flight 1 final ...

1997-98: Had a solid fall tournament campaign in her first season with the Bears ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rolex regional before losing to Fresno State's No. 27 Dora Djilianova ... reached the semifinals of Flight 3 of the Pac-10 Indoors in Seattle ... opened the dual season with five straight victories at the Nos. 4 and 5 singles spots ... went undefeated at No. 5 with a 4-0 record ... became a regular at the No. 4 singles position on March 18 ... best wins of the season were over Georgia's Jane Reid, UCLA's Kelly Rudolph and Arizona's Michelle Gough ... finished the year with a 21-11 singles record ... teamed with Esther Knox at the No. 2 doubles spot ... ended the regular season ranked No. 22 in the national doubles rankings ... won the Pac-10 Indoor Flight 2 doubles title ... the Pac-10 title began an 11-match winning streak from Jan. 16-March 6 ... best wins came over No. 7 Ania Bleszynski and Julie Scott of Stanford and No. 34 Alison Nash and Celene McCoury of ASU ... the duo advanced to the semifinals of the Pac-10 championships before falling to No. 10 Katy Propstra and Steph Lansdorp of ASU.

PREVIOUS/PERSONAL: Member of the Hungarian National Team ... finished third in doubles at the European Tennis Championships ... won two European doubles tournaments with former Cal teammate Amy Jensen in 1996 ... full name is Anita Andrea Kurimay ... double major in history and mass communications ... enjoys reading and fishing ... chose Cal over Wake Forest, Pepperdine, UCLA and Florida ... has a sister, Dora, who was a European table tennis champion in her age group ... parents are Tamar and Krasznai Kurimay of Budapest ... both parents are doctors ... born on June 27, 1978, in Budapest.

KURIMAY'S Career Record
         	Singles		Doubles
	        Dual	Overall	Dual	Overall
1997-98	         15-7	21-11	14-6	19-8
1998-99	         11-12	28-18	11-5	23-10
1999-00	         20-7	29-14	18-3	28-9
Fall '00	  0-0	0-0	0-0	2-1
Totals	         46-26	78-43	43-14	72-28
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