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  Katja Kovac
School: Baylor University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Singles Record: 62-29
Doubles Record: 47-28

Fall 2001 (Senior) – Ranked No. 29 in the December ITA singles rankings... Ranked No. 19 in the doubles December rankings paired with Vida Mulec ... Posted a 12-5 singles record in the fall and was 6-2 in doubles with Mulec ... Was runner-up in the ITA Regionals, losing to Houston’s Sarah Borwell, ranked No. 28, in the finals ... Was 1-2 in the Indoor Nationals, advancing to the consolation quarterfinals ... Has a program-high 111 singles victories going into spring play and is No. 3 in career doubles wins with 69.

2000-2001 (Junior) – Finished the season 35-12 and ranked No. 44 in singles and No. 8 in doubles with Jahnavi Parekh ... The duo of Kovac and Parekh made the first NCAA Doubles appearance by a Baylor team and reached the semifinals of the tournament before losing to then-No. 2 Laura Granville and Gabriela Lastra of Stanford ... Earned All-American status, the second Baylor player to do so ... Is Baylor’s leader in career singles victories (99) and ranks fifth in school history in doubles wins with 63 ... Her 35 singles wins in 2001 were a career-high and the second-highest total in school history ... Her 28 doubles wins were a career-high and set a record for doubles victories in a season ... Has won 30 or more singles matches in all three seasons at Baylor ... Posted a 10-1 mark in conference play ... Repeated as Big 12 No. 2 singles champion ... Named all-Big 12 in both doubles and singles ... Earned the highest singles ranking of her career in February at No. 19 (2/12).

1999-2000 (Sophomore) – Finished the season 31-12... Began the fall ranked No. 40, advanced as high as No. 23 but finished No. 73... Was in the flight “A” finals of the Baylor Tennis Classic... Made it to the ITA Clay Court semi finals... Participated in the ITA All-American and the ITA Regional Rolex... Was 6-4 against ranked opponents, including a win over No. 34 Olivia Karlikova of Texas A&M (3/1)... Won eight in a row (3/19-4/15); that streak was ended with a loss to No. 23 Michell Faucher of Texas...Kovac’s 31 singles wins were the second highest total in school history... Won the Big 12 No. 2 Singles Championship... Named to the all-Big 12 singles team... Finished the year 20-7 in doubles play... With partner Vida Mulec, was ranked as the No. 44 team in the nation in the final rankings... Was ranked as high as No. 31 at one point in the season... Kovac and Mulec were named all-Big 12 doubles... Her 20 doubles wins tied for the eighth- best total in school history.

1998-1999 (Freshman) – Became one of the Bears’ most exciting players in her first season, finishing 33-16 in singles... Her 33 singles wins set the school record for wins in a season... Entered the national rankings at No. 61 prior to the spring... Was ranked as high as No. 51 before finishing at No. 69 in the country, seventh in the region... Advanced to the quarterfinals at the ITA Regional Rolex... Defeated some of the nation’s best, including No. 63 Amy Jensen from California and No. 96 Ana Fernandez from Marquette... For the season, she was 4-4 against ranked opponents... Advanced to the finals of the Flight “A” at the Baylor Four-Way before falling to Breda Vlasak from Tyler Junior College... Won seven in a row (10/10-10/20)... Played No. 1 singles for most of the year despite being only a freshman... Received an Academic All-Big 12 award... Named to the all-Big 12 singles team... In doubles, was 15-12... Primarily teamed with Jahnavi Parekh; that team was 11-7 and ranked fifth in the region... Named to the all-Big 12 doubles team with Parekh.

Prior to Baylor – Attended Gimnazija Vic High School in Ljubljana, Slovenia graduating in 1997... Played under her father and coach Igor Kovac.

Personal – Born on Feb. 6, 1979, in Ljubljana, Slovenia... Daughter of Marta and Igor Kovac... Has one younger sister, Ana... Majoring in business.