UND Roster

2012-13 Women's Tennis Roster

Chrissie McGaffigan


Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Davenport, IA
High School Bettendorf
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Selected as the Midwest recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team … secured a 23-11 (16-9 dual) doubles mark at the primary court and a 19-10 (17-8 dual) No. 4 singles slate in final season at Notre Dame … finished career ranked in the Irish top five in doubles wins by a team (48-18, fifth) and dual wins by a team (38-14, fourth) with primary teammate Jennifer Kellner … embarked on a 3-1 run to the semifinals of the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Championships with Kellner … captured a 2-1 record in singles play at the adidas Hoosier Classic … battled past Kansas State[apos]s Ana Gomez Aleman (6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)) and held off Jithme Jayawickrema from Indiana (6-3, 7-5) at the adidas Hoosier Classic … ended the fall season with Kellner (9-7) over host Western Michigan at the WMU Super Challenge … won first three matches during the spring, beginning with the season opening contest against Bowling Green[apos]s Mary Hill (6-3, 6-2) … utilized all three sets to outlast Breanne Smutko from No. 24 Illinois (3-6, 6-4, 6-2) … closed streak with a straight-set win against Megan Kurey from No. 22 Georgia Tech (7-6 (9-7), 6-4) … swept Tennessee[apos]s Joanna Henderson (6-4, 6-1) … closed separate three-match winning streak with highest career ranked singles triumph, outlasting No. 66 Monica Turewicz from No. 2 Duke (7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (1-7), 8-6, retired) … victorious in final five regular season singles decisions … began run at No. 29 Tulsa against Saana Saarteinen (6-2, 7-6 (11-9)) … swept Marquette[apos]s Rocio Diaz (6-2, 6-2) … earned matching straight-set wins against Skylar Kuykendall of Memphis (7-6 (7-2), 6-3) and Central Florida[apos]s Caroline Eberhart (6-2, 6-2) … closed Irish regular season career in style with a three-set win at USF over Fanny Fracassi (6-4, 6-7, 6-3) … downed USF[apos]s Paula Montoya (6-0, 5-7, 6-3) to help Notre Dame claim its sixth straight BIG EAST Championship … paired off with Kellner 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 JUNIOR:Ranked fifth on the Irish in singles wins, posting a 19-14 record …achieved a 2-0 conference record and a 14-11 effort in dual match play … won three consecutive singles matches to close the fall slate, capped with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Mississippi State[apos]s Petra Ferancova at the Eck Tennis Classic … opened BIG EAST singles action with a dominant 6-0, 6-1 decision over Cincinnati[apos]s Sierra Sullivan … compiled a pair of three-match winning streaks during dual play … claimed a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) three-set victory over Paula Montoya in a team conference win against South Florida … emerged as a doubles specialist for the Irish, posting a team-high 28-8 record with partner Jennifer Kellner … only one of the team[apos]s 28 wins reached a tiebreaker … the pair enjoyed two separate seven-match winning streaks, going unbeaten from No. 20 Texas Tech to No. 14 Northwestern and No. 21 Texas A&M to the second round of the NCAA Championships against No. 12 Northwestern … pairing closed the season with nine wins in its final 10 matches … named to BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Finished the year with a record of 20-15 in singles that saw her go 10-12 on the dual season in split time at No. 4 and No. 5 … named member of BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team … earned second monogram … climbed as high as 78th in the ITA rankings … finished with record of 2-8 at No. 4 singles before moving to No. 5 and putting together an 8-4 ledger … during the tour portion of the season, earned a third-place result in her flight at the Eck Tennis Classic after defeating Ohio State[apos]s Gabby Steele in the third-place match, 2-6, 7-6, 6-0 … wins at the No. 4 spot came over Yale[apos]s Annie Sullivan (6-2, 6-2) and Indiana[apos]s Kayla Fujimoto (7-6, 6-4) … after making move to No. 5, opened with two straight victories over Oklahoma[apos]s Maria Kalashnikova (6-1, 6-1) and Virginia[apos]s Maria Fuccillo (6-4, 6-0) … ended year with a record of 19-13 in doubles, including 13-10 in dual competition and 6-3 during the tour campaign … spent majority of dual slate at the No. 2 position, finishing with a mark of 13-8 in those matches (also 0-1 at both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles) … paired primarily with Kristen Rafael during the dual season after working with Julie Sabacinski during the fall … knocked off highest-ranked doubles opponents to date when Sabacinski and she took down No. 17 Danielle Mills and Bistra Ostashoiysila of Miami (9-8) in the quarterfinals of the Sarasota Clay Court Classic … ended season winning eight of last 10 matches, with one match going unfinished … finished with five straight wins, including sweeping through the BIG EAST Championship with victories over Georgetown[apos]s Lauren Greco and Victoria Sekely (8-1), Marquette[apos]s Rocio Diaz and Olga Fisher (8-6) and No. 42 South Florida[apos]s Irene Rehberger and Ecaterina Vasenina (8-6) in the championship match.

AS A FRESHMAN:Posted a record of 16-10 in singles in her first year with the Irish program, including going 16-9 during the dual season as the team[apos]s No. 3 … opened season competing at the Wildcat Invitational, before getting her dual campaign underway with a victory over Iowa[apos]s Zuzana Chmelarova in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1 … reeled off wins in eight of her first nine matches on the dual slate, including a crucial three-set victory over Rika Tatsuno of Michigan (7-6, 5-7, 6-0) to help preserve the team[apos]s 4-3 win over the Wolverines … defeated her first nationally-ranked opponent against Northwestern, knocking off No. 108 Kate Turvy in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) … teamed primarily with Kristen Rafael during the dual season in doubles, registering a record of 10-2 (10-5 overall) … earned 10 straight victories as a team, beginning with a win over Anik Cepeda and Carmen Pop of William and Mary, 8-3, and running through the NCAA round of 16 where they knocked off California[apos]s team of Annie Goransson and Tayler Davis, 8-4 … named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, marking the second consecutive year an Irish player earned that distinction (Kristy Frilling – `09), as well as being chosen as the ITA Midwest Region Rookie of the Year … also chosen to the all-BIG EAST team … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Nine-time letterwinner in tennis (two), volleyball (three), basketball (two) and golf (two) at Bettendorf … top-ranked tennis recruit in the state of Iowa … rated 32nd nationally in the 2009 recruiting class by tennisrecruiting.net … did not play for high school team as a junior or senior … went undefeated as a freshman and sophomore … regional, conference and state champion during two years with Bettendorf … named Quad City Athlete of the Year by the Quad City Times … golf state qualifier as a junior and senior … named the volleyball MAC Player of the Year … selected for the senior all-state volleyball tournament and Iowa-Illinois Basketball Shootout … named MVP of the senior all-state basketball game … set records for assists, digs and aces at Bettendorf … named a volleyball All-State Academic Scholar … member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, student council and National Honor Society … daughter of Bill and Barb McGaffigan … youngest of four children … sister, Jenny, played tennis at Illinois … sister, Katie, played tennis at Wisconsin … sister, Laura, played tennis at Indiana … father played tennis and hockey at Catholic University … mother played tennis and was a swimmer at Catholic … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.