Kirstin Buchanan
Kirstin Buchanan


Benoni, South Africa

High School:
Benoni HS (Benoni, South Africa)



Fall 2004: Tallied an overall singles record of 6-4 and went 5-2 in doubles play teamed with freshman Mireia Gol ... Opened the season by going 3-0 at the ECU Invitational.

As a Sophomore: Played 11 matches at flight one, 12 at flight two and one at flight four ... Compiled an overall record of 12-12 in singles competition ... Combined with Raluca Baicu to post a 14-6 record as a doubles team ... Won four consecutive matches in early March ... Saw singles action in September's ECU Invitational and teamed with Raluca Baicu for doubles play at the Old Dominion Tournament in October.

As a Freshman: Made an immediate impact in her first year as a Pirate with 11 singles victories and a combined record of 18-7 in doubles play ... Saw action at flights one, two, three, and four in singles with majority of action down the stretch coming at flight one ... Was 10-6 with doubles partner Paulina Sierpinski, playing primarily at flight two doubles, and went 2-2 against Conference USA competition ... Won all three of her singles matches in the ECU Invitational, plus teamed up with Raluca Baicu to sweep three straight doubles matches in that same tournament.

High School: Lettered in tennis, track and cross country at Benoni High School in Benoni, South Africa ... Went undefeated during her senior year while being named team MVP ... Also named athlete of the year for track and cross country teams ... Helped track team to five consecutive interhigh championships and set school record in the 800 meters ... Coached by Jean De Villiers.

Personal: Majoring in history and English ... Dean's List student ... Represents ECU tennis team on university's Student-Athlete Advisory Council ... Daughter of Duncan and Delene Buchanan ... Has an older brother, Ross ... Enjoys playing soccer and listening to music in her spare time ... Born May 27, 1984 in Kempton Park, South Africa.