UND Roster

2013-14 Women's Tennis Roster

Jennifer Kellner


Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Smithtown, NY
High School Hauppauge
Bio

AS A SENIOR:The two-time captain had an impressive final campaign, posting a 19-11 singles record (14-8 dual) along with a 23-14 doubles mark (15-13 dual) … began NCAA Tournament play at the Evanston, Ill., regional, rallying to defeat Northwestern[apos]s Alicia Barnett (2-6, 6-2, 6-4), which aided Notre Dame[apos]s advancement to the Sweet 16 … rallied once again to top 77th-ranked Erin Routliffe of Alabama (1-6, 6-4, 6-2) at the Sweet 16 in Athens, Ga. … during the course of the spring regular season, was victorious against four nationally ranked opponents: No. 75 Sarah Lee of Michigan, No. 44 Hanna Mar of Duke, No. 47 Stephanie Nauta of Virginia and No. 41 Caroline Price of North Carolina … had a blistering start to the fall season, sweeping the field to a glistening 4-0 singles record at the Ball State Fall Invitational … was equally impressive in doubles play during final collegiate season … swept the field with Monica Robinson at both the Ball State Fall Invitational and United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association en route to a 6-0 start to the fall season … won both doubles matches in the ACC Tournament with Julie Sabacinski, vanquishing Wan-Yi Sweeting and Katya Vasilyev of Boston College (8-3) in the first round, and narrowly defeating the 46th-ranked duo of Kelsey Laurente and Melissa Bolivar of Miami, Fla., (5-4) … once again teamed with Julie Sabacinski, bested Kelsey Lawson and Jasmin Kling of DePaul (8-5) in the first round of the Evanston, Ill., regional … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR:Named to the all-BIG EAST team for the second time in three seasons … one of five Notre Dame student-athletes to receive a BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award … earned BIG EAST Academic All-Star accolades for the third straight year … selected as the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner … logged a 18-13 singles record (16-10 in dual matches) in the number two position in the Irish lineup, and added a 22-10 slate in doubles action … defeated Michigan State[apos]s Marina Bohrer (6-3, 6-2) at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Championships … teamed up with Chrissie McGaffigan to post a 3-1 doubles record at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals … the duo advanced to the semifinals after an 8-2 win over Youngstown State … finished a perfect 3-0 at the Western Michigan Super Challenge, obtaining two victories with teammate Molly O[apos]Koniewski and a 9-7 win alongside McGaffigan … finished with a 1-2 singles record at Western Michigan after downing Bowling Green[apos]s Nikki Chiricosta (6-0, 6-3) … began spring campaign with a win over Bowling Green[apos]s Nikki Chiricosta (6-4, 6-3) … earned highest career singles win over a ranked opponent against No. 59 Allison Falkin from No. 24 Illinois, taking the match in straight sets (6-3, 6-0) … ran season-opening victory streak to three with a come from behind triumph over Kendal Woodard from No. 22 Georgia Tech (4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)) … swept Mara Schmidt of No. 24 Purdue (6-2, 6-1) … downed Victoria Kisialeva (No. 19 Baylor) after only two sets (6-2, 6-4) … continued winning streak by defeating Indiana[apos]s Katie Klyczek (6-2, 2-6, 6-3) … blanked Western Michigan[apos]s Maggie Remynse (6-2, 6-0) … closed out UAB[apos]s Rachel Daniell (7-5, 6-4) and Georgia Tech[apos]s Natasha Prokhnevska (6-4, 6-4) in straight sets … snapped a two-match losing skid with a victory in two sets against Marquette[apos]s Aina Hernandez Soler (6-2, 6-3) … closed regular season with wins over Liza Tymchenko from Memphis (7-6 (7-3), 6-4) and Central Florida[apos]s Jenna Doerfler (6-2, 6-3) … opened BIG EAST Championship play with a first round victory against Marquette[apos]s Erin Gebes (6-2, 6-3) … blanked DePaul[apos]s Patricia Fargas in the BIG EAST semifinal round (7-6, 6-4) … earned a first round NCAA Championship win over North Carolina State[apos]s Tatiana Illova (7-6, 6-3) … paired off with McGaffigan throughout the spring in doubles matches … pair led the 11th ranked tandem of Melissa Kopinski and Rachael White of Illinois 6-5 when the match was abandoned due to the doubles point being secured on another court … capped off three-match win streak with an 8-5 decision against DePaul[apos]s Matea Cutura and Patricia Fargas … closed regular season by winning final four contests, including an 8-3 tilt against No. 51 Courtney Collins and Kelly Gray (Memphis) … twosome reached a season-high watermark of 55 in the ITA rankings entering the BIG EAST Championship … won two of three matches at the BIG EAST Championship, downing USF[apos]s Loreto Alonso-Martin and Katie Vasenina 8-3 during the tournament final … dropped the North Carolina State pairing of Joelle Kissel and Tatiana Illova 8-6 in the first round of the NCAA Championship.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Opened the fall season ranked 87th in the ITA singles rankings, a career-high slot in the poll … named BIG EAST Player of the Week for March 6-13 … finished the 2011-12 campaign with a 26-8 singles record … compiled a 6-2 mark during the fall, reaching a third set in only one match … earned a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Illinois[apos] Chelcie Abajian in the consolation draw of the USTA/ITA Regional Championships … won eight straight singles matches to close the fall slate and open the spring … reached an ITA singles ranking of 124 during dual play … defeated No. 110 Marie Casares 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 at No. 18 Vanderbilt … downed South Florida[apos]s Danielle Mills 6-4, 6-2 during the Irish[apos]s win in the BIG EAST Championship match … competed in second and third doubles with teammate Chrissie McGaffigan in dual play, finishing 28-8 overall … together the duo went on a seven-match winning streak in the month of March … shut out the team of Carolin Neumann/Cali Gustafson of No. 70 DePaul 8-0 in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship … closed the campaign with an 8-5 win over Kate Turvy/Belinda Niu in the second round of the NCAA Championships against No. 12 Northwestern … member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

AS A FRESHMAN:Saw ample playing time in first season with the Irish … finished season with a singles record of 25-6, including 19-6 during the dual season in split time between courts No. 3, 4 and 5 … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star and selected to all-BIG EAST Team … selected as BIG EAST Player of the Week for March 15 … earned first monogram … most success enjoyed at No. 4 singles, finishing with a mark of 6-0 … notched four wins over ranked opponents … climbed as high as 95th in the ITA rankings … opened the year winning her flight at the Eck Tennis Classic, recording wins over Ohio State[apos]s Tiffany Dittmer (6-0, 6-0), Miami (OH)[apos]s Riekie Honiball (6-0, 6-1), and a pair of Tulsa players in Ewa Szatkowska (6-5, 6-2) and Anastasia Erofeeva (4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7)) in the semifinals and finals, respectively … ended fall season with a pair of wins at the Midwest Blast, knocking off Memphis[apos] Sarah Witkowski (6-1, 6-0) before defeating Oklahoma State[apos]s Tara Eckel (6-4, 6-2) … began the dual season at the No. 5 spot, posting a record of 5-2 and earning her first win over a ranked opponent when she defeated Vanderbilt[apos]s 64th-ranked Rachael Dillon in a three-set battle, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 … moved to No. 4 singles for seven total matches, finishing a perfect 6-0 with one match going unfinished … notched another win against a ranked foe as she won over Baylor[apos]s Karolina Filipiak (4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9)), who was ranked 70th … concluded the season at the No. 3 spot, registering an 8-4 ledger overall … earned final two wins against ranked competition at this spot, defeating No. 76 Janette Bejlkova of South Florida (1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4)) and No. 87 Kate Turvy of Northwestern (6-3, 6-1) … finished the season with a record of 17-12 in doubles including 12-12 on the dual season, primarily with Julie Sabacinski as parter at the No. 3 court … ended with a mark of 5-2 when called upon at No. 2 doubles and 7-10 at No. 3 doubles … finished with perfect doubles record during the fall season (4-0), that also saw her and teammate Britney Sanders win their flight at the Eck Tennis Classic with wins over Miami (OH)[apos]s Stephanie Danesis and Riekie Honiball (8-5), Kansas[apos] Sara Lazarevic and Monica Pezzotti (8-3) and Tulsa[apos]s Jo-Anna Karaitiana and Alexandra Kichoutikin (8-1), who also entered as the 21st-ranked doubles tandem in the nation … ended dual season on high note, finishing with four wins in final five matches as well as leading in match over Fresno State[apos]s Bianca Modoc and Abby Hayley (6-3) before it was abandoned.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Four-time letterwinner in tennis while attending Hauppauge High School … 2010 All-American … five-time New York all-state, all-city, all-conference team selection … four-time team MVP … named team captain her senior season … nationally-ranked all four years with a career-best ranking of 27th … singles state champion in 2008, and doubles state champion in 2007 … part of the National Honors Society … daughter of Mary and Herbert Kellner … sister, Catherine, played tennis at Marshall University … Lauren Parisi, a former member of the Notre Dame women[apos]s swimming team, attended the same high school … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accounting.