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Tayah

Cross

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Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Queensland, Australia
High School: Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Major: Languages and Literature
Experience: High School

Bio

SOPHOMORE (2019): Closed out the season with one singles win and a pair of doubles victories … grabbed her lone singles win of the season on Feb. 9 when the Spartans faced UNC Asheville, where she downed Madeline Finley by scores of 6-1, 6-3 … earlier that afternoon, while playing doubles alongside Sophia Adams, the pair downed Anastasia Horvat / Madeline Finley by a 6-2 margin … posted her second doubles win of the slate on Feb. 28, again with Adams as her partner, as they downed Breanna Bryant / Kaya Ellis (N.C. A&T) by a score of 6-2.

FRESHMAN (2018): Competed in eight matches during the fall season, starting her career off with three-straight wins at the Elon Fall Invitational … earned wins over Appalachian State’s Sandra Anglesjo and Marisa Anthony at the Elon Fall Invite … earned a three-set win over Pauline Roustan of Campbell in the Spartan Classic (Oct. 14) … teamed up with fellow freshman Brianna Gomez for five doubles matches … earned two wins at the Spartan Classic, defeating teams from Presbyterian and Campbell … paired up with Sophia Adams for a match at the Battle at the Beach ... competed in three singles matches in her freshman season, falling in all three matches.

PREP: Competed with the Kronk Tennis Academy from 2014-2017 under head coach Simon Merrin … winner of Wynnum, Gympie, Tweed Heads, Nambour and Harvey Bay Open Australian Doubles tournaments … won the U18 Redcliffe Open Australian Singles tournament… Cross had a banner year at 16, winning the Queensland Clay Court Championship singles, Elite Tennis International Singles and Mooloolaba Junior Championships singles … selected to play at the 2015 U19's All-Australia Nationals representing the state of Queensland … played No. 1 at MFAC for three seasons … represented Matthew Flinders Anglican College twice who placed second at the Queensland Knockout State Competitions and was selected to play at the Australian Schools' Tennis Championship … at MFAC, Cross was a three-time All-State Debate and Chess performer … a multi-sport athlete, Cross also competed in track and field, cross country, netball and basketball …  participated in Surf Life Saving, swimming and dancing … in track and field, was a member of the 4x100 team that set the region record.

PERSONAL: Cross is the daughter of Michael and Shayne Cross ... majoring in language, literatures and cultures.

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