Kathleen Hawkins
Kathleen Hawkins

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Portage, Mich.

High School:
Kalamazoo Hacket Central High School

Height:
5-11

Experience:
1L


Spring 2011: Compiled a 14-10 singles mark and a 13-13 doubles record while helping the Tigers tie a program record for most single-season wins with 16...Played 17 matches at the No. 5 singles position, eight matches as No. 6 and one match as the No. 4 player...Teamed up with Mariya Slupska on the doubles court for most of the season, playing 18 matches at the No. 2 spot, seven matches at No. 3 and one match at No. 1...Helped Memphis go 3-0 against UT Martin, Troy and Lipscomb with three singles and three doubles victories over a two-day span...Won both her singles matches against No. 37 Princeton and No. 44 Indiana...Contributed to a team win over North Carolina Central with a 6-0, 6-1, singles victory and an 8-3 doubles triumph...Also won a doubles match, 8-6, with Slupska against the College of Charleston...Once again helped Memphis to a trio of victories against Wofford, Detroit and Illinois State with singles and doubles sweeps...Won both her matches against Saint Louis...Put together a commanding performance against Tennessee State with a 6-0, 6-0, singles win and an 8-0 doubles victory playing in the No. 4 and No. 1 positions, respectively...Recorded her first Conference USA win of the season against UTEP, 6-2, 6-2, in singles while winning both matches against Southern University the same day...Picked up another C-USA singles victory against Southern Miss, 6-3, 7-5...Tallied her final win of the year on the doubles court against UTEP at the C-USA Tournament.

Fall 2010: Did not began her career in blue and gray until the end of October at the June Stewart Invite in Nashville because of a foot injury...Complied a 2-4 mark overall in the two tournaments she competed in...Won her first match ever as a Lady Tiger by defeating Rachel Margolies of Austin Peay, 6-0, 6-3, in the June Stewart Invitational...Lost, 6-0, 6-1, to Vanderbilt's Nelly Radeva...Picked up second win on the season against MTSU's Marietta Bigus, 6-2, 6-2...Went 0-3 at Midwest Blast falling to Maria Kalashnikova, 6-1, 6-4, Kristen Rafael of Notre Dame, 6-1, 6-2, and Allison Falkin, 6-4, 6-2...Teamed with Kelly Gray, won match against Kara Jackson and Alyssa Bellini of Lipscomb, 8-2, at June Stewart Invitational...Defeated MTSU's Alex Dachos and Yuiri Nornoto, 8-3...Finished season 0-5 with Gray against opponents from Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Illinois and Oklahoma.

Prep: Compiled 69-0 record at Hackett Catholic Central High School in singles...Named "Miss Tennis" by The Detroit Free Press in conjunction with Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association...Award recognizes the top senior player in the state...Went 23-0 in her senior season and won the No. 1 singles title in Division 4 to claim her third state championship...Picked Memphis over offers from Indiana and Western Michigan...Ranked among the top 25 players in the Great Lakes region and was considered the third-best recruit in the state of Michigan.

Personal: Born July 8...Mother Vestina Hawkins ran track at Western Michigan...Has four brothers, Frank, Chris, Jessen, and Charles... Favorite tennis player is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga...Outside of tennis, enjoys playing basketball and golf, hanging out with friends, and vacationing...Fun fact: Lived in Costa Rica for two years, from age three to five, and again at 13 for six months by herself.

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