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  Catherine Lynch
Catherine Lynch

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dublin, Ireland

High School:
Holy Faith

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 125

Birthdate:
07/17/1982

Experience:
3V

Known for her tenacious, smart all-court play and work ethic, Lynch moved from No. 5 spot to sharing No. 1 spot last year...looks to become No. 2 in singles lineup this season...a natural leader in all phases of the game...finished fall ranked No. 33 by ITA in singles...FALL 2002: Had strong fall, advancing at least three rounds in all three tournaments she competed in...finished with a 9-4 record...as the No. 3 seed at Bulldog Classic in Fresno, defeated teammate Nicole Havlicek, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, to advance to semifinals...lost to No. 2 seed Chloe Carlotti of Fresno State, 7-6(7), 6-4, in the semifinals...earned a spot in ITA All-American Qualifiers by defeating Karem Harboe of Mississippi, 6-1, 6-3...advanced to main draw with straight set victory over New Mexico's Tjasa Suvak, 6-0, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of qualifiers...was up-ended by USC's No. 4 Jewel Peterson, 7-6(2), 6-2, in the first round of the main draw...as the sixth-seed at Omni Hotels Regional Championships, advanced to quarterfinals by defeating all three opponents in straight sets before being upset by 15th-seed Margarita Karnaukhova, 6-4, 6-2...in doubles, teamed with freshman Jessica Shu at Regionals, dropping a 4-8 decision in Round of 16 to the duo of Carlotti and Jantz of Fresno State...paired with Raquel Kops-Jones at Bulldog Classic, advancing to finals with 8-3 decision over Karnaukhova/Kirkinis of Sacramento State...lost in finals, 4-8, to duo of Chloe Carlotti and Lucia Tallo of Fresno State...2001-02: Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 Conference honors as well as being named 2002 Academic All-American and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...was slowed late in the season following a stress fracture in her leg...one of Bears' most consistent performers during the season and Cal's most improved player...played mostly on the fourth court during the season, dominating her opponents with a 9-1 record...posted a key straight set victory over No. 28 Luana Magnani of USC in Cal's 4-3 win over the Trojans...saw her first-ever action at the top court against the Arizona school at Hellman, losing a close match to No. 17 Adria Engel of Arizona State before dropping No. 19 Maja Mlakar in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2...won 11 of 12 matches to open season...eight-match winning streak lasted entire month of March...in doubles, competed with Carla Arguelles during season...pair posted 4-4 record on third court...in 4-3 upset over USC, pair ousted Maureen Diaz and Melissa Esmero, 8-5 to help Cal to victory...2000-01: Spent bulk of her freshman year playing in 5th court for Bears...won seven in row during nine game win streak for Cal...a key win in No. 5 court helped Bears to upset 5th-ranked Texas Longhorns...her 15 dual wins and 26 overall wins both ranked 2nd on team...played sparingly in doubles, combining with Christina Fusano on 2nd court for 2-1 record, and played one match with Nicole Havlicek...in fall campaign, she won 5 of her 1st 6 matches ... advanced to quarterfinals of Saint Mary's Invitational ... finished fall going 6-3 in singles and 1-1 in doubles with Case. PERSONAL/PREVIOUS: Established herself as No. 1 player in Ireland and No. 200 ITF junior ranking before coming to Cal...majoring in classics with a minor in English...has two brothers: Brian, 22 and Kevin, 26...parents are Seamus and Nevrig Lynch ...mother is nurse and father is retired professor...father attended Cal...hobbies include going to movies and roller blading...born July 17, 1982 in Dublin, Ireland.

LYNCH'S Career Record

		Singles		Doubles
		Dual	Overall	Dual	Overall
2000-01	         15-7	26-12	2-2	7-3
2001-02	         13-5	25-9	4-6	7-11
2002-03		13-12	28-19	17-6	17-6
Fall'03            0-0     4-4      0-0       2-3
Totals		41-24	83-44	23-14	33-23

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