#9 Katie Potts
AS A SENIOR: Finished with a 4-8 overallsingles 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 doublesmark with Kristen Rafael … went 2-0 in bothher 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 seasonby winning seven straight matches before fallingto #35 Samantha Murray of Northwestern in thequarterfinals 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 21victories, 19 of them came in straight sets … went7-3 in doubles action including going 3-1 withteammate Cosmina Ciobanu … recorded a markof 4-2 at No. 3 doubles including going 3-1 withKali 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 #11Baylor in three sets (3-6, 7-5, 3-6) … lost to FIUMaria Spenceley, 4-6, 6-7, in the first round of the NCAA tournament … was ranked 82nd in thenation for nine weeks.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Battled through aninjury-plagued season … went 16-9 in singlesaction, including a 9-5 mark in dual action … was5-2 at No. 5 and 4-3 at No. 6 … recorded a fourmatchand five-match winning streak … reachedthe second round of the ITA Midwest RegionalChampionship following her straight-set, 6-0, 6-1,victory over Elizabeth Exon of Michigan … went0-2 against ranked opponents, but both were tightcontests … lost to #24 Catherine Newman ofVanderbilt (7-5, 6-4) and #20 Darya Dubova ofGeorgia (7-6 (3), 6-3) … defeated Keri Robison ofNorthwestern to give Notre Dame one of its twopoints in the match … 14 of 17 victories came instraight sets … went 16-3 in doubles action,including 13-1 in the fall season … was 7-0 withCosmina Ciobanu (3-0 in dual action at No. 3), 3-0 with Kali Krisik, 6-2 with Colleen Rielley (0-1at No. 3) and 0-1 with fellow Kelcy Tefft at No. 2.
AS A FRESHMAN: Contributed immediatelyfor the Irish in the back of their lineup … finishedthe season with a 29-5 overall record, including23-2 in dual action … led the team with those 23dual victories … also tied for the team-high inoverall victories (tied with Catrina Thompson andKristina Stastny) … went 2-0 at No. 4, 3-1 at No.5 and 18-1 at No. 6 … third on the team with fourmatch-clinching victories … opened Irish careerwith two straight wins, before three consecutivelosses … posted a 16-match winning streak thatlasted from Oct. 22 to March 15 … 13 of the 16consecutive victories were in straight sets … onlydual match defeats came against Kristin Cargill ofDuke at No. 5 (three-set affair) andNazlie Ghazal of Northwestern at No.6 … went 3-0 in the BIG EAST andNCAA Tournament … went 22-2indoors, 1-3 in tie breakers, 11-11 inclose sets, 27-0 when winning the firstset, 7-3 outdoors, 7-3 in close matches,15-2 at home and 18-3 against theMidwest Region … went 11-4 indoubles, including a perfect 6-0 markin dual action … teamed up with threedifferent Irish players all at No. 3doubles … went 2-0 with KellyNelson, went 1-0 with Kristina Stastny,went 1-0 with Catrina Thompson andwent 2-0 with Christian Thompson.
HIGH SCHOOL ANDPERSONAL DATA: Two-timeWisconsin state singles champion(2003 and [apos]04) … named the 2004-05Girls[apos] Tennis Player of the Year by TheNational High School CoachesAssociation … three-sport standout ledMilwaukee[apos]s Divine Savior HolyAngels High School to team statechampionships in 2001 and `04 … wasthe state singles runner-up in first twoprep seasons and finished career with126-5 high-school record … threetimehigh school All-American (2003-05) was team captain in final season …four-time team MVP was all-stateselection each season … tabbed FemalePrep Athlete of the Year for 2004-05 bythe Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel …won WTA Frank Parker Junior Awardas the female player in Wisconsin thatbest exemplified tennis excellence andsportsmanship both on and off the court … rankedas high as 56th in the USTA national 18-andundersingles rankings … finished 2004 at 64th,ranking 26th among high school seniors … alsowas 21st in doubles … won a National Opendoubles title in 2001 in the 16s … featured inSports Illustrated[apos]s ‘Faces in the Crowd’ inDecember 2004 … also a standout in soccer (statequarterfinalists as senior) and basketball (16-5record as senior) … was honorable-mention allconferencein both of those sports … brotherRyan and sister Sarah played tennis at XavierUniversity … daughter of Lynn and Dennis Potts… born Nov. 22, 1986, in Milwaukee, Wis. …graduated in May 2009 with a degree in finance.