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    Misia Kedzierski
    Misia Kedzierski
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    St. Joseph's Academy

    Height:
    5-8

    Birthdate:
    08/28/1992

    12/11/2013

    Fall Season Recap

    Illini Poised for Breakout Spring Season

    11/03/2013

    Illini Finish Midwest Blast with Top Singles, Doubles Records

    Illini go 7-2 in doubles, 12-7 in singles play

    10/12/2013

    Three Illini Advance to Round of 16 at Midwest Regionals

    Both remaining Illini Doubles Teams Advance to Quarterfinals

    04/21/2013

    Illini End Regular Season with 5-2 Loss to Purdue

    White wins in singles, doubles on Senior Day

    04/19/2013

    Illini Edge Indiana in Bloomington, 4-3

    White clinches Illinois victory with fourth straight singles win

    01/20/2013

    Notre Dame 4, Illinois 3

    The No. 19 Illini fell to No. 24 Notre Dame, 4-3, on Jan. 20 at the Atkins Tennis Center.

    2012-13 (Junior)
    Won 14 singles matches, including eight in dual play ... Had the second-most conference wins on the team, going 6-3 in the Big Ten ... Posted an 8-3 record at No. 5 singles ... Also won 12 doubles matches, good for third on the team ... Went 11-4 in doubles play during the dual-meet season, all but one of which was with Allison Falkin.

    2011-12 (Sophomore)
    Tallied a career-best 11-4 mark in singles action ... Won two doubles matches ... Posted a strong comeback from injury in the fall season, picking up five wins over two tournaments ... Played primarily at No. 6 singles.

    2010-11 (Freshman)
    Played in limited matches due to injury ... Recorded six wins in singles and seven in doubles ... Reached the semifinal round of the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational.

    Juniors/High School
    Four-year varsity letterwinner at St. Joseph's Academy ... Helped lead team to three state titles from 2007-09 ... Three-time state singles champion ... Four-time All-Metro state team ... Two-time Player of the Year ... Ranked as high as No. 41 nationally for the class of 2010.

    Personal
    Born Michelle Allison Kedzierski on August 28, 1992 ... Goes by Misia ... Daughter of Jacek, who was a tennis pro in Italy and Urszula Kedzierski ... Has an older sister, Jennifer, who played tennis at St. Joseph's University ... Majoring in business management ... Hobbies include dance, painting and reading ... Her biggest thrill in sports is pressure and having a lot of people watch ... Lists Roger Federer as her favorite athlete because he is extremely humble and very gifted ... Names her parents as most influencing her athletic career because they started her in tennis and always pushed her to be the best ... Plans to attend grad school after graduation.

    The Kedzierski File
    Favorite movie: The Devil Wears Prada
    Favorite quote: "Be your own kind of beautiful"
    Favorite TV show: Gossip Girl
    Favorite sports team: St. Louis Blues
    Favorite food: Anything with cheese
    Pre-match ritual: Listening to her iPod
    Favorite place on campus: Atkins Tennis Center
    Favorite sport: Soccer
    Dream job: Public relations manager at Marc Jacobs
    Favorite song: "Fade Into Darkness" by Avicii
    Favorite singer: Amy Allin
    Actress who would play her in a movie: Leighton Meester
    Favorite Disney movie: Cinderella
    Hidden talent: She sings opera
    Favorite superhero: Marisa Lambropoulos

    CAREER STATISTICS

    SINGLES DOUBLES
    Year
    Overall
    Big Ten
    Overall
    Big Ten
    2010-11
    6-10
    2-4
    7-5
    1-0
    2011-12
    11-4
    3-2
    2-3
    0-2
    2012-13
    14-13
    6-3
    12-8
    6-2
    Career:
    31-27
    11-9
    21-16
    7-4

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