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Doane has what it takes

By Billy Hull

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Brooke Doane's senior year included a special trip back home.

The 2007 Kamehameha graduate, now a senior on the Cal State Northridge women's tennis team, spent the past week competing in Hawaii, taking on three local colleges.

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BROOKE DOANE

» School: Cal State Northridge » Class: Senior
» Height: 5-4
» Notes: Two time All-Big West first-team selection in doubles; 2010 All-Big West singles second team; 33-27 record in singles her first three seasons; four time first-team all-ILH selection at Kamehameha; won Big West athlete of the week honors as a junior after beating a ranked opponent; best doubles winning percentage .817 (49-11) in school history through first three years.
Doane's trip began on Tuesday when the Matadors defeated Hawaii Pacific 4-3. Doane competes in the No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles for Northridge, teaming with Jennifer Sher to defeat Hawaii Pacific's top doubles team 8-0.

Doane began her senior season as the Matadors' all-time leader in win percentage in doubles, posting a 49-11 (.817) record. She and Sher are currently ranked No. 78 in Division I nationally in doubles and went 3-1 in Hawaii, losing only to BYU-Hawaii's Yuan Jia and Elwen Li Boud, Division II's No. 2-ranked doubles team in the country.

Doane lost all four singles matches, competing against some of the best players in the country, including Hawaii Pacific's Zora Vickova, ranked No. 7 in Division II.

As a team, the Matadors finished 3-1, posting 4-3 wins over the Sea Warriors and San Diego State, and a 6-1 victory over Hawaii.

Doane was a four-time first-team all-league selection at Kamehameha, where she was a member of the 2004 team that won the Interscholastic League of Honolulu championship.

As a freshman in college, Doane had a team-high 14 wins, going 7-3 in No. 5 singles and 5-2 in No. 6 singles. She won both of her matches in the No. 3 position, and was named to the All-Big West second team in doubles.

After playing primarily at No. 3 singles as a sophomore, Doane has been the Matadors' top singles player the past two seasons. She went 7-7 in that spot as a junior, earning All-Big West second-team honors.

Doane was named the Big West women's tennis athlete of the week on Feb. 16 after a perfect 4-0 week.

Her biggest win came against Long Beach State, when she won a three-set thriller over Jaklin Alawi 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 for her first win ever against the 49ers.

Sher and Doane are now 10-1 on the season in doubles and will get a chance to add to it when the Matadors host UC Santa Barbara in the first of nine straight matches at home on Saturday.

Twelve of the Matadors' last 13 matches will be at home before the Big West championships begin April 29 in Indian Wells, Calif.






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