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  Kate Burson
School: Vanderbilt University
Year: Junior
Home Town: Washington, D.C.
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Singles Record: 56-21
Doubles Record: 60-18

Kate Burson


Washington D.C.

(The Potomac School)

Doubles All-American (2001) Overall

Singles Record: 76-31 (.710) Overall

Doubles Record: 77-22 (.778)

2001 (Junior): Named All-American in doubles play with Julie Ditty, earning a 5-8 seed in the NCAA Doubles Championships...Finished season with a No. 5 doubles ranking...Named to All-SEC First Team at No. 4...Earned a 26-10 singles record and a 31-8 doubles record...Twenty-five dual match doubles wins are most by a doubles team in program history...Started dual match season with ten consecutive singles wins...Named to the SEC Women's Tennis Academic Honor Roll.

2000 (Sophomore): Won the most matches on the team (25)...Competed in the NCAA Doubles tournament with Kristy Blumberg, falling in the second round to Brandshaw and Blanch of Arizona State. The duo finished the season with a No. 13 ranking and a 20-7 record... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

1999 (Freshman): Went 25-13 mainly at No. 4-6 singles...Posted two ranked wins...Second on the team with nine SEC dual-match wins...Was 25-7 overall in doubles, 20-5 with Kristy Blumberg, the school's top team for most of the year...Defeated three Top 50 teams...Won the Singles B Flight at the 1998 SEC Fall Coaches Championship.

High School/Club: Named 1998 Player of the Year by The Washington Post...Played on southern intersectional team, which won the under 18 National Intersectional Tournament...Won the amateur National Clay Court Doubles Championship in 1998 playing with Julie Ditty...Attended Nashville's University High School before family moved to Washington...Also lettered in track...Was second at the Virginia state meet in the 400 meters.

Odds and Ends: Kate Burson...Born December 23, 1979... Daughter of Charles and Bunny Burson...Father Charles is legal council to former Vice President Al Gore and former Tennessee State Attorney General...Majoring in English.