Women's Tennis



    Katya Zapadalova  
    Katya Zapadalova

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Yaroslavl, Russia

    High School:
    Yaroslavl Nekrasov School

    Height:
    5-9

    Birthdate:
    02/16/1990


    2009-10 (JUNIOR)
    Picked up a total of 35 wins on the year, 13 in singles and 22 in doubles ... went 6-2 in Big Ten doubles contests when paired with Charlotte Martin ... teamed with Lindsey Stuckey for a 6-1 doubles record, including a 4-0 mark and flight championship in the Hoosier Invitational ... posted an overall doubles tally of 22-12.

    2008-09 (SOPHOMORE)
    Played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles in all 24 dual matches ... named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 27 after leading IU to a pair of 7-0 sweeps over Marquette and Ball State, winning all four of her matches in straight sets ... her 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over No. 59 Sasha Kulikova gave Indiana the match-clinching fourth team point as the Hoosiers topped No. 23 Wake Forest in a 4-3 thriller ... took third place in her singles flight at the June Stewart Invitational and played with Sigrid Fischer to take third in their Hoosier Classic doubles flight ... won back-to-back Big Ten matches at No. 1 singles in early April, defeating Minnesota and Penn State's top players ... completed the season with an overall singles record of 13-23 and doubles mark of 15-22.

    2007-08 (FRESHMAN)
    Played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles in each dual match she competed in ... recorded overall marks of 16-15 (singles) and 28-15 (doubles) ... tallied five singles and six doubles victories in Big Ten play ... teamed with Brianna Williams to defeat a pair of nationally-ranked doubles foes ... downed No. 13 Lauren Lui and Sam Murray of Northwestern and Michigan's No. 44 Chisako Sugiyama and Tania Mahtani ... also paired with Williams to take home a doubles flight title at the Deacon Classic after rattling off four straight wins ... bested Louisville's Lindsey Jones, 6-2, 6-3, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    PREP/JUNIORS
    Reached the semifinals of the Russian Championships in the 16s ... was ranked as high as No. 10 nationally in the 16s ... finished second nationally in mixed doubles ... has extensive international ITF and WTA experience.

    PERSONAL
    The daughter of Eugeny and Irina Zapadalova ... born on Feb. 16, 1990 ... has a half-sister, Julia ... her father played basketball for the Russian national junior team and her mother was a gymnast for the Russian national team ... completed Music School, which consisted of five years worth of training playing the piano ... majoring in Recreational Sport Management.

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