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    Katie Potts

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Brookfield, WI

    High School:
    Divine Savior Holy Angels

    Height:
    5-10

    Birthdate:
    11/27/1986


    AS A SENIOR: Finished with a 4-8 overall singles record and a 3-1 mark in dual action ... played all four dual matches at No. 6 singles ... went 6-1 in doubles play ... recorded a 3-1 doubles mark with Kristen Rafael ... went 2-0 in both her doubles dual matches with Cosmina Ciobanu ... was 1-0 with doubles partner Colleen Rielley.

    AS A JUNIOR: Finished with a 21-10 record, including 14-9 in dual action ... began the season by winning seven straight matches before falling to #35 Samantha Murray of Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Championships ... 1-0 at No. 4 singles, 6-7 at No. 5 and 7-2 at No. 6 with one match left unfinished ... of the 21 victories, 19 of them came in straight sets ... went 7-3 in doubles action including going 3-1 with teammate Cosmina Ciobanu ... recorded a mark of 4-2 at No. 3 doubles including going 3-1 with Kali Krisik ... went 1-2 against ranked opponents ... defeated #57 Jennifer Migan of Indiana State (6-3, 6-4) and lost to #47 Jana Bielikova of #11 Baylor in three sets (3-6, 7-5, 3-6) ... lost to FIU Maria Spenceley, 4-6, 6-7, in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... was ranked 82nd in the nation for nine weeks.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Battled through an injury-plagued season ... went 16-9 in singles action, including a 9-5 mark in dual action ... was 5-2 at No. 5 and 4-3 at No. 6 ... recorded a fourmatch and five-match winning streak ... reached the second round of the ITA Midwest Regional Championship following her straight-set, 6-0, 6-1, victory over Elizabeth Exon of Michigan ... went 0-2 against ranked opponents, but both were tight contests ... lost to #24 Catherine Newman of Vanderbilt (7-5, 6-4) and #20 Darya Dubova of Georgia (7-6 (3), 6-3) ... defeated Keri Robison of Northwestern to give Notre Dame one of its two points in the match ... 14 of 17 victories came in straight sets ... went 16-3 in doubles action, including 13-1 in the fall season ... was 7-0 with Cosmina Ciobanu (3-0 in dual action at No. 3), 3- 0 with Kali Krisik, 6-2 with Colleen Rielley (0-1 at No. 3) and 0-1 with fellow Kelcy Tefft at No. 2.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Contributed immediately for the Irish in the back of their lineup ... finished the season with a 29-5 overall record, including 23-2 in dual action ... led the team with those 23 dual victories ... also tied for the team-high in overall victories (tied with Catrina Thompson and Kristina Stastny) ... went 2-0 at No. 4, 3-1 at No. 5 and 18-1 at No. 6 ... third on the team with four match-clinching victories ... opened Irish career with two straight wins, before three consecutive losses ... posted a 16-match winning streak that lasted from Oct. 22 to March 15 ... 13 of the 16 consecutive victories were in straight sets ... only dual match defeats came against Kristin Cargill of Duke at No. 5 (three-set affair) and Nazlie Ghazal of Northwestern at No. 6 ... went 3-0 in the BIG EAST and NCAA Tournament ... went 22-2 indoors, 1-3 in tie breakers, 11-11 in close sets, 27-0 when winning the first set, 7-3 outdoors, 7-3 in close matches, 15-2 at home and 18-3 against the Midwest Region ... went 11-4 in doubles, including a perfect 6-0 mark in dual action ... teamed up with three different Irish players all at No. 3 doubles ... went 2-0 with Kelly Nelson, went 1-0 with Kristina Stastny, went 1-0 with Catrina Thompson and went 2-0 with Christian Thompson.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time Wisconsin state singles champion (2003 and '04) ... named the 2004-05 Girls' Tennis Player of the Year by The National High School Coaches Association ... three-sport standout led Milwaukee's Divine Savior Holy Angels High School to team state championships in 2001 and `04 ... was the state singles runner-up in first two prep seasons and finished career with 126-5 high-school record ... threetime high school All-American (2003- 05) was team captain in final season ... four-time team MVP was all-state selection each season ... tabbed Female Prep Athlete of the Year for 2004-05 by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ... won WTA Frank Parker Junior Award as the female player in Wisconsin that best exemplified tennis excellence and sportsmanship both on and off the court ... ranked as high as 56th in the USTA national 18-andunder singles rankings ... finished 2004 at 64th, ranking 26th among high school seniors ... also was 21st in doubles ... won a National Open doubles title in 2001 in the 16s ... featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" in December 2004 ... also a standout in soccer (state quarterfinalists as senior) and basketball (16-5 record as senior) ... was honorable-mention allconference in both of those sports ... brother Ryan and sister Sarah played tennis at Xavier University ... daughter of Lynn and Dennis Potts ... born Nov. 22, 1986, in Milwaukee, Wis. ... graduated in May 2009 with a degree in finance.

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