Top-Seeded Tulsa Ends East Carolina's Season With 4-0 Win
Lady Pirates Capture Fifth Consecutive First-Round Victory
Lady Pirates Will Open League Women's Tennis Championships As No. 8 Seed
Lady Pirates Will Close Out Regular Season Play at Charleston Saturday
East Carolina Opens Play In Conference USA Championships Thursday
Fall 2011: Won six of eight overall matches in an abbreviated fall schedule, which included Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional competition ... Was 3-1 in singles play and teamed for a similar 3-1 mark in doubles action.
2010-11: Played in the middle of the ECU singles lineup on a full-time basis as a junior and registered an 11-13 spring dual match ledger ... Was 4-8 at the No. 2 position, 4-4 at No. 3 and 3-1 at No. 4 ... Opened the spring in strong fashion, winning nine of her first 13 singles matches playing primarily at No. 3 and No. 4 ... Closed campaign dropping nine of the last 11 competing at the No. 2 slot ... Enjoyed a season-best four-match win streak from Feb. 5 until Feb. 25 (victories against Appalachian State, UNC Greensboro, Barton and Campbell) ... Was 1-3 in regular season Conference USA play, notching lone triumph against Southern Miss' Stephanie Dellocono (4-6, 6-4, 1-0) on March 11 ... Split pair of matches in the C-USA Championship Tournament, knocking off Dellocono (6-3, 6-0) in the opening round before falling to SMU's Edyta Cieplucha (7-5, 6-1) ... Teamed with Petra Vogel for produce the program's top spring doubles record (15-7) ... Pair began season as the Lady Pirates' No. 2 tandem and rolled to a 9-4 record before moving to the No. 1 spot (6-3) for final month ... After starting campaign with a 2-2 mark, team won nine of the next 11 matches ... Tallied a 2-2 record in regular season C-USA play and split pair of league tourney tilts (defeated Southern Miss 9-7, lost to SMU 8-0) ... Also teamed with Vanessa Fuleihan once to tally an 8-2 victory over Mount Olive ... Posted an autumn-best 3-1 mark at the Elon Invitational on the way to a 7-4 overall fall singles record ... Captured a bracket title with Vogel in pairs play during Elon tourney (3-0) ... In all, booked a 7-5 doubles record with Vogel, Tamara Sachs (2-1), Kristin Gordon (1-1), Neena Wanko (0-3) and Manon Bissat (1-0).
2009-10: Fashioned a 17-6 singles record during her sophomore campaign ... Served as the Lady Pirates' primary No. 3 player, contributing a 14-6 ledger ... Penciled in at the No. 1 (1-0) and No. 2 (2-0) positions in matches against Mount Olive, North Carolina Central and Limestone, respectively ... Opened spring season with a 6-5 mark before rolling off 11-straight victories from March 9 until falling to Tulsa's JoAnne Karaitiana in the second round of the C-USA Championship Tournament April 23 ... Needed only two sets in 12 of 17 triumphs ... Combined with three others for a 13-9 doubles record ... Used in the No. 3 position most often, teaming up with Brooke Walter (5-1), Tamara Sachs (5-7) and Yilian Zhang (0-1) for a 10-9 ledger ... Also played with Sachs (2-0) and Walter (1-0) at No. 1 ... Enjoyed run of 10 victories in a 13-match span during mid-season ... One of only three players to post a victory during fall tourney action ... Opened play at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships in Winston-Salem with a 7-5, 6-4 decision over Wake Forest's Katarina Reveche before suffering a 6-3, 6-4 setback to UNC's Haley Hemm (6-3, 6-4) in an attempt to qualify for the main draw ... Teamed with Zhang for one doubles appearance (0-1).
2008-09: Won 15 of 20 (15-5) singles matches during initial spring dual match season ... Played primarily at the No. 3 spot (11-4), but also was penciled in at No. 2 (3-1) and No. 4 (1-0) ... Opened rookie campaign with an eight-match singles win streak that lasted until March 9 ... Also closed season by winning four of the last five ... Teamed with three others for a combined 15-7 doubles ledger ... Was mostly paired with Sachs (11-4, which includes an 8-4 mark at No. 3), but also played with Sheelah Iyengar (2-0) and Jessica Cook (2-3) ... Tallied the second-highest singles win total on the squad during fall tourney play with a 7-4 record ... Captured six of first seven singles events during early portion of invitational action ... Split 10 doubles matches with two different partners ... Won four of six (4-2) tandem matchups with Audrey LePottier and was 1-3 playing with Rocio Cabanillas.
High School/Junior Tennis: Was a two-time state 4A doubles champion and nationally-ranked United States Tennis Association (USTA) player throughout her prep and junior career ... A four-time team player-of-the-year selection ... Did not lose a single match in singles or doubles regular season play during her high school career ... Designated as a co-captain as a senior, led squad to three consecutive district titles, two regional championships, two state championship appearances and a state title ... Individually, earned three district singles and doubles championships, two regional singles crowns, one regional doubles title and two state doubles championships ... Was named the Scripps Newspaper Tennis Athlete-of-the-Year as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Was the USTA Florida State Closed consolation champion in 2005 before taking the championship of the Florida Section 18s mixed doubles draw a year later ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Southern Open G18 bracket while playing her way to the consolation semifinal ... Teamed with her father Tom to win the '05 Florida Sectional Father/Daughter championship as the pair received the No. 1 ranking in the state ... The duo were two-time finalists in the USTA National Father/Daughter Tournaments and were ranked second nationally in 2006 ... Graduated with honors from VBHS.
Personal: Full name is Natalie Jayne Collins ... Born October 18, 1989 at Vero Beach, Fla. ... Daughter of Tom and Debbie Collins ... Major is merchandising ... Work in classroom earned selection to the Honor Roll in the spring (2011) and fall (2011) semesters.