2011-12 Season (Senior): Competed in singles and doubles in all 25 matches ... compiled a 9-16 overall singles record and a 10-15 overall doubles record ... ended the season with consecutive singles wins against Seton Hall (4/20) and versus Rutgers (4/19) in consolation play at the BIG EAST Championship ... boasted a doubles win and a singles win on Senior Day against Xavier (4/10) ... garnered both a singles win and a doubles triumph versus Northern Kentucky (4/4) ... swept singles and doubles action against Augustana (SD) (3/20) and against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3/21) ... secured consecutive singles wins and consecutive doubles wins against BIG EAST foes from West Virginia (2/25) and Pittsburgh (2/24) ... notched both her first singles win and her first doubles victory of the season vs. Wright State (2/15).
2010 -11 Season (Junior): Participated in 17 singles matches and 17 doubles matches ... compiled a 10-7 singles record and a 11-6 doubles record ... registered three-straight singles victories; 6-3, 7-5 vs. DePaul (4/17), 6-1, 6-1 vs. Ball State (4/15) and 6-0, 6-0 vs. Youngstown State (4/11), as well as consecutive doubles victories against Ball State (4/15) and Youngstown State (4/11) ... reeled off four-straight singles victories; 6-3, 6-4 vs. Boston University (3/25), 6-4, 7-6 vs. Connecticut (3/25), 6-3, 6-0 vs. Providence (3/12) and 6-1, 6-2 vs. West Virginia (3/11), as well as capturing a doubles victory in all four of these matches ... secured her first singles victory of the season in a 6-1, 6-3 decision against Seton Hall (2/12).
2009-10 Season (Sophomore): Played singles and doubles in all 24 matches ... posted a record of 9-14 in singles play, splitting time between the No. 2 and 3 spot ... lost a three-set thriller in the BIG EAST Conference opener against Connecticut (2/27), 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (0-5),snapping a season best three-match winning streak ... remained undefeated in her career against crosstown rival Xavier (4/13), with a two-set triumph, 7-5, 6-2 ... ended the season with a two-set victory, 6-2, 6-1, against Connecticut (4/23), in the BIG EAST Conference Championships... partnered with junior Lindsey Lonergan at the No. 1 doubles spot and went 10-14 ... The duo posted a 3-3 record in BIG EAST competition.
2008-09 Season (Freshman):Played singles and doubles in all 25 matches ... posted a record of 16-9 in singles play, splitting time between the No. 4 and 5 spot ... her 16 singles wins were third most on the team ... partnered with fellow freshman Jessica Wise at the No. 3 doubles and posted a team-best 18-7 record.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Kings High School ... four-time Fort Ancient Valley Conference Player of the Year and qualified for the state tournament each of her last three years ... captured the district title from 2005-08 ... Ohio Division I Player of the Year in 2008.
Personal: Born Sept. 1, 1990 ... daughter of Ali and Shaaheda Ismail ... brother, Ra'ees, plays tennis at Xavier ... father played collegiately at Tennessee-Weslyan ... her uncle, Haroon Ismail, was professional tennis player who competed internationally ... has an older brother, Andrew ... majoring in international business and Spanish.
Get to Know Safiyya Nickname: Sofi Interests/Hobbies: Long walks on the beach. Stock Market Favorite Food: Paella Least Favorite Food: Tofu Meal I prepare most often: Sweet Potatoes Favorite Beverage: Grape Deliciousness Prized Possession: My Bed Three Words that Describe Me: Fun, spontaneous, entertaining Favorite Spot on Campus: Rec hot tub Teammate who makes me laugh the hardest: Lindsey Lonergan Favorite Movie: The Hangover When I have free time I... Sleep Best Non-Athletic Talent: Shopping Favorite Video Game: Mario Kart Movie Roll I'd like to Play: Godzilla Biggest Fear:Losing to Caitlin O'Gara Favorite TV Channels: MTV, E, ESPN Favorite Quote: "Born to be wild, live to outgrow it" Favorite Music Genre: Hip-Hop Number of Songs on my ipod: 750 Favorite Website: ehow.com My autobiography Title will be: A day in the life of Safiyya Magazine Cover I want to be on: Cosmopolitan Favorite TV Shows: Jersey Shore, Gossip Girl Game Show I want to be on: Wipe Out Favorite Music Artist: Drake I wish I could have witnessed... The UC-Oklahoma Game Person I'd like to hang out with for a day: Snookie Best job I've ever had: Tennis Pro What I'm most proud of: My little sister Favorite Pro Athlete: Miles Austin Before Every Game I... Make fun of Caitlin O'Gara doing high knees Most important thing I've learned Since coming to college: How to function while being sleep deprived Favorite UC Class: At the zoo- Behavior of Animals Team I'd Add to the schedule: University of Puerto Rico