#5 Bailey Louderback
Local product has shown great improvement since joining the Irish as a non-scholarship player … daughter of Notre Dame head coach Jay Louderback … southpaw was Penn High School[apos]s top player in 2002 and 2003 … forehand and serve are among her strengths … switched to two-handed backhand, which should help her game … boasts good work ethic and is a team player … has worked hard to become more fit … earned monograms in each of her first three seasons.
AS A JUNIOR: Went 0-3 in singles (all played during the fall portion of the season) … was 2-3 in doubles action, including a perfect 2-0 mark in dual action … went 1-0 with departed Christian Thompson at No. 3 … also picked up a victory at No. 3 doubles alongside cousin and sophomore Kali Krisik … was 0-3 in open doubles action.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw limited action going 0-5 in singles action … went 2-1 with departed senior Liz Donohue in doubles … knocked off Akritas/Sokolova of Illinois, 8-6, and Goldin/Jobe of Wisconsin, 8-3 … nearly registered first career victory, but lost in three-set affair to Tami McQueen of Murray State (6-3, 1-6, 1-0 [10-7]).
AS A FRESHMAN: Showed improvement during first collegiate season … posted 3-5 record in doubles with Liz Donohue … earned first victory over a team from the host school in the Colorado Invitational … also defeated a squad from Michigan State in the Eck Classic and a team from DePaul in the Indiana Invitational … was winless in eight singles matches during the fall.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letterwinner in tennis at Penn High School … graduated in 2003 and took a year off to train before enrolling in college … No. 1 singles player for Penn as a junior and senior … team MVP her sophomore year and team captain as a senior … competed in the 2002 North/South all-star game … father, Jay, is in his 19th year as Notre Dame[apos]s head coach … father and aunt, Jan Krisik, both played tennis at Wichita State … grandfather, JC Louderback, was a member of the Southwestern tennis squad … attended same high school as current Notre Dame athletes Wade Iams (football) and Danny Lutkus (swimming) … daughter of Denise and Jay Louderback … born July 5, 1985, in Wichita, Kan. … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a psychology major.