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  Caitlin Whoriskey
School: University of Tennessee
Year: graduated
Home Town: East Sandwich, Mass.
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Univ. of Miami Online H.S.
Height: 5-8
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 60-40
Doubles Record: 73-44
MIKE PATRICK ON WHORISKEY: "In my opinion, Caitlin has the potential to be one of the top 10 players in the nation this season. If she remains healthy and continues to develop her game at the rate at which she has, the possibilities are endless for her."

JUNIOR (FALL 2008): Closed out the 2008 fall campaign tied for the team high in singles wins with an 8-5 record...Was the only Lady Vol to earn a national singles ranking in the ITA Preseason Poll, coming in at No. 37...Also teamed up with Maria Sorbello to claim a No. 33 doubles rating...Overcame a slow start to the fall season to win seven of her last nine singles matches...Got on track at the ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif., where she took down a pair of ranked players in the qualifying singles draw...Opened the competition with a 6-0, 6-4, triumph over No. 66 Anastasia Revzina from Florida before downing No. 43 Kelcy Tefft from Notre Dame, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4...Was eliminated in the final round of the qualifying singles draw...Also joined forces with Sorbello to reach the final match of the consolation bracket for the qualifying doubles draw...After dropping its initial match, the tandem defeated three straight opponents, including ranked teams from Duke and Georgia...Whoriskey continued her strong play at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she reached the semifinals of the singles draw and Round of 16 in doubles play...Won four consecutive singles matches in straight sets to open the tournament...Competed with Zsófia Zubor in doubles action, downing a duo from Elon in the opening round.

SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Named to the 2008 All-SEC Second Team...Co-MVP of the Lady Vol tennis team...Also earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for her work in the classroom...Posted a 16-9 singles record, including a 12-6 mark from the top position in the lineup during dual-match play...Also tallied a stellar 26-14 record in doubles action...Was 25-13 when paired with Zsófia Zubor...The duo put up a 12-9 record from the No. 1 doubles position and went 11-7 against nationally-ranked competition...The tandem finished the season as the No. 16-ranked team in the country after reaching as high as No. 2 following the fall campaign...Won her first seven singles matches of the spring in a stretch that lasted from Jan. 18-Feb. 17...Also claimed five doubles wins during the run...Clinched back-to-back victories for UT over Auburn (March 27) and Alabama (March 30)...Defeated No. 48 Yvette Hyndman from Georgia in a 5-2 loss on April 12...Teamed with Zubor to tally a victory over the Georgia Tech combo of Kristi Miller and Sasha Krupina, 8-6, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Earned bid to compete in both the singles and doubles draws at the NCAA Individual Championships in Tulsa, Okla....During the fall, the sophomore duo of Whoriskey and Zubor was spectacular, earning the top ranking in the Southeast Region after putting together a 13-3 record, including seven victories over ranked opponents...The Tennessee tandem made a splash on the national scene at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, advancing through the qualifying draw before earning the doubles title...The combo claimed seven total wins in the week-long competition, including triumphs over the top teams from the Big Ten, Southeastern, Pac-10 and Atlantic Coast Conferences...Also downed the then-No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 7, No. 35 and No. 54-ranked pairings en route to the doubles championship...The duo later competed at the ITA Indoor National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, where it picked up an 8-2 triumph over Anna Karaveyeva and Maria Klokotzky of Fresno Pacific...In singles play during the fall campaign, Whoriskey finished with a 4-2 record...She claimed a straight-set victory over No. 80 Sasha Kulikova of Wake Forest in the flight two consolation bracket at the St. Mary's Classic for the third win over a ranked opponent in her career...Also picked up a pair of singles triumphs at the Furman Fall Classic, Sept. 28-30.

FRESHMAN (2006-07): One of the Lady Vols' most consistent players during her initial season at Tennessee...Finished with a 21-12 singles record, splitting time between the three and four spots in the lineup...Was also one of the team's most effective doubles players, recording a 21-15 record...Strung together three consecutive singles victories to open the spring portion of her rookie year...Also combined with Samantha Orlin to post triumphs in six straight doubles contests from Jan. 27-Feb. 25...First combined efforts with Zubor against No. 2 Notre Dame on March 16...After two matches at the second position in the lineup, the duo solidified the top spot for the remainder of the season...Recorded a personal-best four-match singles winning streak during the middle of conference season (March 30-April 8)...Opened the run with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over No. 34 Catherine Newman of Vanderbilt...Also played well in doubles during that span, as she and Zubor earned the Lady Vols' first doubles victory over a ranked opponent on the season with a 9-7 win against the No. 5-ranked Kentucky tandem of Joelle Schwenk and Kim Coventry on April 1...The pairing added a 9-7 win over the No. 10-rated combo of Darya Ivanov and Yvette Hyndman of Georgia on April 14...In the postseason, Whoriskey helped the Lady Vols reach the semifinals of the SEC Tournament with wins in both singles and doubles against Alabama and singles victories versus South Carolina and Georgia...Whoriskey continued to the NCAA Individual Championships in Athens, Ga., to compete in the doubles draw with Zubor...The No. 28-ranked freshman combo advanced to the Round of 16 with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over No. 39 Tinesta Rowe and Melanie Gloria of Fresno State, before dropping a 6-2, 6-4 decision to the fourth-rated duo of Ana Cetnik and Anna Sydorska of TCU...In her first fall at Rocky Top, Whoriskey finished with an 8-3 record in singles and 7-5 in doubles...Claimed the first singles victory of her collegiate career with a dominating performance over N.C. State's Agustina Arechavaleta, 6-1, 6-0, at the St. Mary's Classic...Earned runner-up honors in flight six at the Furman Fall Classic...Advanced to the main draw of the ITA Southeast Region Indoor Championships with a pair of singles wins in the qualifying draw.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 36 on the 2006 national junior standings...Has won three ITF doubles titles and was an ITF singles finalist in Mexico...Finished in second place in doubles at the USTA Clay Courts and was third in doubles at the USTA Hard Courts in 2005.

PERSONAL: Plans to major in geography...Goal is to be named one of the top 50 players in the world...States her biggest sports influence as tennis great Steffi Graff...Enjoys reading, and listening to music in her free time... Has three sisters, Keri, 29, Erin, 27, and Meghan, 23...Caitlin Ailis Whoriskey, the daughter of Michael and Deborah Whoriskey, was born on Feb. 19, 1988, in Boston, Mass.