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  Katie Potts
School: Univ. of Notre Dame
Year: graduated
Home Town: Brookefield, WI
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.
Height: 5-10
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 70-33
Doubles Record: 40-11
Two-time Wisconsin state singles champion ... stepped into collegiate game and did not miss a beat ... tied for team-high in overall singles victories and led the Irish with 23 dual wins ... athletic player with big groundstrokes ... great competitor who does whatever it takes to win ... also has ability to hit big serve ... continues to work on being more aggressive in coming to the net ... three-sport standout in high school will benefit from focusing solely on tennis ... the second Wisconsin native ever to play for the Irish women's tennis team (Robin Goldsmith of Sheboygan, 1984) ... became the first native of the Badger State to win a monogram for the Notre Dame women's tennis program (2005-06). AS A FRESHMAN: Contributed immediately for the Irish in the back of their lineup ... finished the season with a 29-5 overall record, including 23-2 in dual action ... led the team with those 23 dual victories ... also tied for the team-high in overall victories (tied with Catrina Thompson and Kristina Stastny) ... went 2-0 at No. 4, 3-1 at No. 5 and 18-1 at No. 6 ... third on the team with four match-clinching victories ... opened Irish career with two straight wins, before three consecutive losses ... posted a 16-match winning streak that lasted from Oct. 22 to March 15 ... 13 of the 16 consecutive victories were in straight sets ... only dual match defeats came against Kristin Cargill of Duke at No. 5 (three-set affair) and Nazlie Ghazal of Northwestern at No. 6 ... went 3-0 in the BIG EAST and NCAA Tournament ... went 22-2 indoors, 1-3 in tie breakers, 11-11 in close sets, 27-0 when winning the first set, 7-3 outdoors, 7-3 in close matches, 15-2 at home and 18-3 against the Midwest Region ... went 11-4 in doubles, including a perfect 6-0 mark in dual action ... teamed up with three different Irish players all at No. 3 doubles ... went 2-0 with departed senior Kelly Nelson, went 1-0 with departed senior Kristina Stastny, went 1-0 with senior Catrina Thompson and went 2-0 with senior Christian Thompson. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time Wisconsin state singles champion (2003 and '04) was named the 2004-05 Girls' Tennis Player of the Year by The National High School Coaches Association ... three-sport standout led Milwaukee's Divine Savior Holy Angels High School to team state championships in 2001 and `04 ... was the state singles runner-up in first two prep seasons and finished career with 126-5 high-school record ... three-time high school All-American (2003-05) was team captain in final season ... four-time team MVP was all-state selection each season ... tabbed Female Prep Athlete of the Year for 2004-05 by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ... won WTA Frank Parker Junior Award as the female player in Wisconsin that best exemplified tennis excellence and sportsmanship both on and off the court ... ranked as high as 56th in the USTA national 18-and-under singles rankings ... finished 2004 at 64th, ranking 26th among high school seniors ... also was 21st in doubles ... won a National Open doubles title in 2001 in the 16s ... featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" in December 2004 ... also a standout in soccer (state quarterfinalists as senior) and basketball (16-5 record as senior) ... was honorable-mention all-conference in both of those sports ... brother Ryan played tennis at Xavier University and sister Sarah is a current senior for the Musketeers tennis team, which will play at Notre Dame on Jan. 28 ... daughter of Lynn and Dennis Potts ... born Nov. 22, 1986, in Milwaukee, Wis. ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a finance major. SINGLES   Dual Open Overall 2005-06 23-2 6-3 29-5 TOTALS 23-2 6-3 29-5 DOUBLES   Dual Open Overall 2005-06 6-0 5-4 11-4 TOTALS 6-0 5-4 11-4