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Tatum Rice
Tatum Rice

Tatum Rice

Sophomore | 5-11 | Hot Springs, Ark. / Lakeside HS

Freshman (2017-18)

Went 14-18 overall in singles, going 7-3 in tournaments … Played primarily at the No. 4 and No. 5 positions, but also played at the No. 2 and No. 6 positions … Ended the season with a two-match winning streak … Went 24-9 overall in doubles, going 16-7 in dual matches … Played primarily at the No. 1 position, going 15-5 … Went 14-5 with partner Ana Oparenovic, going 3-4 against nationally ranked doubles teams, and went 8-3 with Jackie Carr in primarily tournament play.

High School
A blue chip recruit who was ranked as the state’s top prospect and the No. 28 overall player in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net … Only the second blue chip recruit from the state of Arkansas by the recruiting service since its inception in 2003 … Won the 2016 Arkansas Class 5A doubles title in October after claiming overall and 5A singles championships last year and finishing runner-up in the state overall tournament as a sophomore in 2014 … Won singles and doubles titles at the 2016 Southern Closed 18-and-under Championships in June in Mobile, Alabama, making her the first Razorback signee to accomplish that feat.

Personal
Daughter of Paul and Tracy Webb Rice … Tracy is a member of the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame … Tracy, originally from Batesville, was the starting point guard for Arkansas from 1983-1987 … Tracy led the Lady Razorbacks to four consecutive 20-victory seasons, including her junior season in 1986 when Arkansas made its first trip to the NCAA Tournament … Younger sister, Thea, also plays tennis for Arkansas … Tatum’s grandfather, Brooks Rice, is a member of the Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame.