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    Breanne Smutko
    Breanne Smutko
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Alpharetta, Ga.

    High School:
    Northview

    Height:
    5-3

    Birthdate:
    05/31/1991

    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

    04/18/2013

    Illini Travel to Indiana Friday, Host Purdue Sunday

    Illinois will honor seniors Smutko, White prior to Sunday's match

    04/14/2013

    Illini Take Down Penn State, 5-2

    White clinches victory with comeback on court four

    04/13/2013

    Illini Pick Up 5-2 Win at Ohio State

    White, Falkin, Kopinski, Kedzierski win in both doubles, singles

    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.

    Senior 2012-13
    Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Won 16 singles matches, good for second on the team ... Won 14 singles matches in dual play at Nos. 2-5 singles ... Went 2-0 at No. 2 singles ... Also won 10 doubles matches, including eight in dual play, all with partner Audrey O'Connor.

    Junior 2011-12
    Tallied 10 singles wins at Nos. 4-6 ... Reached as high as No. 27 alongside Chelcie Abajian in the national doubles rankings ... Captured seven doubles wins ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    Sophomore 2010-11
    Ranked third on the team with 20 doubles wins, including 10 with teammate Chelcie Abajian ... Duo reached as high as No. 55 in the national rankings ... Recorded 12 singles victories, with seven coming in dual play ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    Freshman 2009-10
    In her debut season, tallied the second-best mark on the team with 22 wins overall, including 14 in dual matches ... Went 7-3 in Big Ten play ... Tied for the team lead with 24 doubles victories overall ... Teamed up with Marisa Lambropoulos to go 18-5 ... Finished 15-6 in doubles at the No. 3 spot ... Named Player to Watch by her teammates.

    Juniors / High School
    Coached by Gery Groslimond ... Four-year varsity letterwinner and four-time most valuable player selection for tennis ... Placed first in the Copperbowl in 2008 ... Graduated in the top four percent of her class.

    Personal
    Born Breanne Claire Smutko on May 31, 1991 ... Daughter of Jack and Karen Smutko ... Has an older brother, Jack...Her biggest thrill in tennis is being the last one playing on the court in a deciding match ... Favorite athlete is Rafael Nadal because he is very crafty, quick and smart on the court ... Credits her parents and coach Gery Groslimond with influencing her athletic career by supporting each and every one of her athletic decisions ... Plans after college include working as an engineer for a big-name company such as Disney.

    The Smutko File
    Favorite movie: The Hangover
    Favorite movie quote: "It's where I keep all my things. Get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it's not a purse, it's called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one."- The Hangover
    Favorite TV show: 24
    Favorite athlete: Derek Jeter
    Favorite sports team: New York Yankees
    Biggest sports thrill: Clinching a big tennis match
    Favorite food: Pizza, sushi
    Favorite Illini athlete: Scott Langley
    Pre-match superstitions: Warm up with a t-shirt/jacket over my match clothes
    Three words that describe me: Fiesty, Driven, Spontaneous
    Famous person I've met: Andy Roddick
    Top three songs on my iPod: "A Place for My Head", "Evacuate the Dance Floor", "Dirty Talk"
    Dream job: Engineer at Disney
    If I was on a reality show it would be: Jersey Shore
    Best memory as an Illini: When Megan Fudge clinched the match against Ohio State my freshman year

    Career Statistics

    Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2009-10 22-13 7-3 24-11 7-3 2010-11 12-17 4-6 20-9 5-3 2011-12 10-8 1-3 7-6 1-1 Total 44-38 12-12 51-26 13-7

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