Women's Tennis

Shivani Davé
Shivani Davé


Concord, Mass.

High School:
Concord Carlisle




Women's Tennis vs. Minnesota

Illini win 4-3 vs. the Golden Gophers


Illinois vs. Iowa

Illinois vs. Iowa


Women's Tennis Vs. No. 60

Taking down a ranked team

Senior 2008-09
Wrapped up a solid career with an overall 18-7 singles record and a 3-1 record in conference play ... Saw action at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots, primarily at position No. 6 (5-3) ... Went 9-4 in doubles with 4 partners ... Ended her four year career with a 65-66 singles record and 41 doubles victories.

Junior 2007-08
A solid player for the Orange and Blue in the bottom half of the lineup playing at Nos. 3, 4 ,5 and 6 ... Best results came at No. 4, going 8-8 ... Posted a 16-17 overall record in singles and went 13-17 in doubles ... Went 11-11 in dual matches ... After a shake up in doubles pairings in the middle of the spring season, went 4-5 with partner Megan Fudge in the No. 1 doubles spot ...Carded a 5-5 record in the Big Ten in singles, 4-6 in doubles.

Sophomore 2006-07
A solid contributor to the Illini lineup, finishing the season 14-18 overall ... Saw action at Nos. 2, 3 and 4 singles ... Top outings came at No. 3 singles, going 7-8 in duals ... Turned in a 7-4 record in tournament play and went 3-7 in the Big Ten in singles ... Primarily teamed with doubles partner Alejandra Meza Cuadra, turning in a 6-13 ledger ... Carded a 8-22 overall doubles record on the season, 1-8 in conference action ... Advanced to the semifinals of the Midwest Blast with partner Kristina Minor ... Participated in the 2006 Midwest Regionals, falling in the qualifying round of 64 ... Voted the Most Improved Player on the team by her teammates.

Freshman 2005-06
In her debut season, appeared at the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions for Illinois, finding the most success at the five spot where she went 8-9 on the season ... Teamed with multiple Illini in doubles action, tallying a record of 11-29 on the year ... worked her way to the Round of 32 at the ITA Midwest Regional ... Posted an overall record of 17-21 and 4-7 in conference.

Juniors/High School
Topped the junior rankings in the 18-and-under division in New England ... New England 16-and-under Sectional Champion in 2003 ... Named Dual County All-Star her freshman through senior years in high school ... Tabbed Boston Globe All-Scholastic all four-years of high school ... Ranked in the USTA 18-and-under top 70 ... In 2004 and 2005, was a state singles champion ... Led Concord Carlisle High School to a state championship in 2004 and 2005 ... Named the Dual County League All-Star during both her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Born Shivani Davé on May 27, 1987 ... Daughter of Rashmi and Kalpana Davé ... Has one brother, Vishal ... Named an honor roll student while in high school.

The Dave File
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite Athlete: Kevin Garnett
Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning the deciding match in doubles at Ohio State last season
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Illini Athlete: Rashard Mendenhall
Favorite Book: Bookends
Three words that described me: Compassionate, ambitious, outgoing
Favorite activity outside of tennis: Outdoor activities, Indian cultural folk dancing
What's on your I-Pod: Variety of genres
Why Illinois? Top-notch tennis program and great business school

Career Statistics

Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2005-06 17-24 4-7 11-29 1-11 2006-07 14-18 3-7 8-22 1-8 2007-08 16-17 5-5 13-17 4-6 2008-09 18-7 3-1 9-4 0-0 Total 65-66 15-20 41-72 6-25