Illini Poised for Breakout Spring Season
Illini go 7-2 in doubles, 12-7 in singles play
Both remaining Illini Doubles Teams Advance to Quarterfinals
White wins in singles, doubles on Senior Day
White clinches Illinois victory with fourth straight singles win
The No. 19 Illini fell to No. 24 Notre Dame, 4-3, on Jan. 20 at the Atkins Tennis Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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