Women's Tennis

Annie McCarthy
Annie McCarthy


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School



Senior 2010-11
Recorded 12 wins each in singles and doubles ... Went 5-2 in dual matches ... Tallied seven doubles wins with teammate Breanne Smutko ... Selected as Wilson/ITA Promoter Student-Athlete of the Year...Academic All-Big Ten.

Junior 2009-10
Finished the season 9-4 overall in singles play ... Tallied a 16-2 record in doubles, playing all matches with teammate Amy Allin ... Went 2-0 in dual matches with Allin ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.

Sophomore 2008-09
Posted a 13-4 overall singles record ... Went 3-0 in dual matches playing at the No. 6 position ... Saw most action in doubles play with a 23-15 record with five different partners ... Primary doubles partner was Amy Allin in dual play, resulting in a 16-13 record at No. 3 doubles ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Freshman 2007-08
In her debut season, recorded 7-5 record in singles finding most success in tournament play finishing with 7-4 ... Saw most action in doubles play with a 10-15 record with a combined four partners ... Primary doubles partner was Kristina Minor in Big Ten play resulting in 3-4 at three doubles ... Presented the Brianna Knue Fighting Illini Spirit Award as voted on by her teammates.

Juniors/High School
Coached by Kelly Myron at Mother McAuley High School ... A four-year varsity letter winner in tennis ... Finished her career at McAuley High School with a No. 1 singles record of 114-7 overall ... Throughout her juniors career, has been ranked among the best in her age division in Illinois, the Midwest and the nation .. Finished in Girl's 18s ranked No. 6 in Chicago, No. 10 in the 10 in the Midwest and No. 84 nationally ... Named the 2005 and 2006 Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... Conference and sectional Champion at No. 1 singles all four years of high school ... Voted a four-time team MVP at Mother McAuley ... 2003 Girl's 14s National Open Doubles Champion ... 2004 Junior Weighman Cup Champion ... Designated as the Midwest Sportsmanship Award honoree ... 2005 Girls 18's Midwest Open Doubles Finalist ... 2006 Junior Weightman Cup Finalist ... Was an Honor Roll student all four years ... A National Honor Society member her senior year.

Born Anne Marie McCarthy on July 9, 1989 ... Daughter of Thomas and Cynthia McCarthy ... Has two brothers, Tom, who played collegiate tennis at Creighton, and Patrick, a student at the University of Illinois ... Her biggest thrill in tennis is the competition and friendships that come out of playing the game ... Names Pete Sampras as her favorite athlete because of his will win ... Her many hobbies include playing the piano, listening to music, baseball, crafts, playing guitar and shopping ... Also enjoys theatre ... Has aspirations of attending law school.

The McCarthy File
Favorite movie: Anchorman
Favorite movie quote: "C'mon, Michael, it's game time. Slip on your Hanes, lace up your Nikes, take your Wheaties and your Gatorade, and we'll grab a Big Mac on the way to the ballpark." - Space Jam
Favorite TV show: Prison Break
Favorite athlete: Rafael Nadal
Favorite sports team: Fighting Illini Women's Tennis
Favorite food: Salami
Biggest sports thrill: Playing in front of a home crowd
Favorite Illini athlete: Bruno Abdelnour
Three words that describe me: Sarcastic, creative, clever
Famous person I've met: Georgia Rose
Top three songs on my iPod: "Stan"-Eminem ft. Dido, "I'm On a Boat"-Lonely Island ft. T-Pain, "Larger Than Life"-Backstreet Boys
Dream job: Auctioneer
If I was on a reality show it would be: Last Comic Standing
Best memory as an Illini: Sprinting up Diamond Head Mountain in Hawaii, looking at the amazing view for approximately 10 seconds, then sprinting back down

Career Statistics

Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2007-08 7-5 0-0 13-22 4-5 2008-09 13-4 1-0 23-15 6-4 2009-10 9-4 0-0 16-2 0-0 2010-11 12-5 2-2 12-9 6-4 Total 41-18 3-2 64-48 16-13