Women's Tennis


Megan Fudge
Megan Fudge

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kaarst, Germany

High School:
Millfield School

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
10/10/1987

Senior 2009-10
Second Illini to earn four straight All-Big Ten accolades ... Led team with 23 wins playing primarily at No. 1 singles to secure her fourth consecutive 20-win season ... Went 8-2 against Big Ten opponents ... Ended her career with 97 singles wins, the third-most in school history ... Finished the season at No. 86 in the final national singles rankings and eighth in the Midwest Region ... Tallied a team-best six wins over nationally ranked opponents ... Tied the team lead with 24 doubles victories ... Ranked No. 86 with Leigh Finnegan in the final national doubles rankings ... Recorded 73 doubles wins for her career, good for eighth all-time ... Two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week (1/19 and 4/13) ... Became first Illini to earn team's Advantage Illinois Most Valuable Player honor all four seasons ... UI Dike Eddleman Female Athlete of the Year finalist ... Fighting Illini Spirit Award winner ... Midwest recipient of the ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Junior 2008-09
Led the Illini in her third season, posting a 30-7 overall singles record tying for fourth on Illinois' most singles wins in a season list ... Posted a 8-2 mark in Big Ten matches ... Saw action at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles spots, but primarily played at No. 2 singles (18-3) ... Opened the season ranked No. 22 in the Midwest Region ... Went 21-14 in doubles play with two partners ... Started off the year with a 9-8 record in the fall with partner Leigh Finnegan ... Teamed with Marisa Lambropoulos to produce her best results posting a 12-6 record in dual play... Earned a No. 58 ranking in the end of the year ITA singles poll ... Voted the Advantage Illinois Most Valuable Player for the third year in a row by her teammates ... Three-time All-Big Ten Selection ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (4/17) ... Carded her third straight 20 win season.

Sophomore 2007-08
Took on role of a team leader during her second season, posting a 22-12 overall singles record and a 7-3 record in conference play ... Went 16-18 in doubles with two partners ... Teamed with Leigh Finnegan to produce her best results in overall play with a 12-13 record ... Partnered with Shivani Davé in Big Ten play resulting in a record of 4-5 at No. 1 doubles ... Voted the Advantage Illinois Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row by her teammates ... Unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week twice (2/13, 4/16) ... Carded her second straight 20-win season ... Finalist for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Spirit Award.

Freshman 2006-07
A team leader as a freshman standout for the Illini, posting a team-best 22-14 overall record and 4-6 in the Big Ten, while playing at No. 1 singles ... Started off the year with a 14-4 record in the fall, including a 10-match win streak from Oct. 6-23 ... Finished 7-4 in doubles competitions with partner Leigh Finnegan ... After Finnegan's injury, her best performances came with Emily Wang, charting a 4-9 ledger in dual action at No. 1 doubles ... Carded an overall record of 12-16 in doubles contests, including 3-7 in league affairs ... Opened the spring ranked No. 10 in the Midwest Region ... Suffered an ankle injury that sidelined her for three key duals against nationally-ranked William & Mary and Georgia Tech and cross-state foe Illinois-Chicago ... Reached the singles and doubles finals of the Midwest Blast ... Reached the semifinals of the 2006 Midwest Regionals, going 7-1 at the event and became the only player in the field to have advanced out of the qualifying bracket into the semifinals ... Beat the then-No. 75 Randi Schuler of Purdue in the quarterfinals during her Midwest Regionals run ... A finalist for the Illini Newcomer for the Year award ... An All-Big selection ... Voted the Team MVP and Player to Watch by her teammates.

Juniors/High School
At Millfield High School, was coached by Julie Sinkins ... Six-time county champion in Germany ... National schools champion in 2006 ... Finished runner-up in 2005 in the national tournament ... Grew up playing at the TC Oberhassel Tennis Club ... Served as the girls and ladies captain for the tennis club ... Received the Millfield School of Tennis honor in 2006, while also grabbing the Millfield School Academic honor that same year.

Personal
Born Megan Ashley Fudge on Oct. 10, 1987 ... Daughter of Leonard and Pauline Fudge ... Has one sister, Rachel, and one brother, James ... Enjoys listening to music, meeting new people and watching movies ... Names her parents as the most influential people in her athletic career because they have supported her through everything from day one.

The Fudge File
Favorite Movies: Minority Report, Day After Tomorrow
Favorite Athlete: Andre Agassi
Biggest Sports Thrill: My first college dual match my freshman year
Something most people don't know about me: I always wear odd socks
Favorite Illini Athlete: Ella Masar
Pre-Match Superstitions: Way too many to list
Three words that described me: Fiesty, enthusiastic and foreign
Favorite Campus Hangout: Atkins Tennis Center
What's on your I-Pod: Random mix of music
Why Illinois? Fell in love with the campus and team on my recruiting trip

Career Statistics

Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2006-07 22-14 4-6 12-16 3-7 2007-08 22-12 7-3 16-18 4-6 2008-09 30-7 8-2 21-14 6-4 2009-10 23-11 8-2 24-12 7-3 Total 97-44 27-13 73-60 20-20

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