Katharina Winterhalter
    Katharina Winterhalter

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Heitersheim, Germany

    High School:
    Buchanan

    Height:
    5-5

    At Fresno State: (2005-06) A 2006 All-American ... a 2006 first-team All-WAC in singles and doubles ... finished her career with the second most career singles victories (105) in Fresno State women's tennis history ... led the Bulldogs to a fifth straight WAC championship ... won the WAC all four years as a Bulldog ... led the 'Dogs to a sweet sixteen appearance in the NCAA tournament ... won all three singles matches during the NCAAs, including a straight sets victory over Cal's Suzi Babos, the eventual NCAA singles champion ... finished the year ranked No. 65 in the country in singles ... finished the year ranked No. 6 in the country in doubles ... was the finalist with teammate Lucia Sainz in the NCAA Doubles Championship ... won 11 straight singles matches from March 8 to April 15 ... completed the fall season by going 7-3 in singles and an amazing 16-3 in doubles ... in singles she reached the final of the Bulldog Classic, losing only to then 14th ranked Margarita Kharnaukhova of Sacramento State ... in doubles she partnered with fellow senior Lucia Sainz to dominate many of the nation's top doubles teams ... in the ITA All-American Championships, Winterhalter and Sainz won six consecutive matches, beat four teams in the Top 20, including No. 1 ranked Georgia , and lost only to No. 2 Notre Dame 9-8 (7), in the final ... then in late October, the tandem became only the second doubles team in Fresno State history to win the fall ITA Northwest Regional doubles championship, beating No. 6 Barnes/Yelsey of Stanford ... participated in the doubles draw of the National Indoor Championships.

    (2004-05) A first-team All-WAC selection in singles ... finished the year ranked 97th ... had another outstanding year in both singles and doubles ... led the team in singles for the second consecutive year in singles wins, this time posting 27 ... she moved up to No. 1 in the singles lineup (after playing No. 3 last year) and went an impressive 16-9 in dual matches ... was the beacon of consistency down the stretch, winning eight matches in a row through the WAC Tournament. All eight of those victories came in straight sets ... her win over No. 100-ranked Blair DiSesa of Rice was the clincher in Fresno State's 4-0 drubbing of the Owls in the WAC title contest ... went an impressive 4-1 in three-setters ... anchored the No. 3 doubles spot with Fadzai Masiyazi, going 15-3 in duals ... her best win of the year was a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 decision over 35th-ranked Maja Kovacek of New Mexico in the Bulldogs' 4-3 win in a February dual match ... also collected a win over 40th-ranked Courtney Bergman of Harvard ... entering 2005-06, she ranks tied for fifth in program history with 78 singles wins. With a good year, she could move as high as second on the all-time list ... went 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles in WAC Tournament matches in leading the team to their fourth title in a row ... one of two Bulldogs currently on the roster who have won three conference crowns in the last three years (Lucia Sainz is the other) ... had a successful fall, going 11-5 in singles ... she reached the singles final of the Bulldog Classic ... teamed with Sainz to advance to the semifinals of the Bulldog Classic in doubles ... an Academic All-WAC honoree for the third time in her career ... was a member of the Dean's List, and given her track record should be again in the future.

    (2003-04) Had a phenomenal year, winning 30 matches in singles and 23 in doubles ... a second-team All-WAC selection in singles and doubles ... became just the fifth Bulldog ever - and first who did not play No. 1 or 2 singles - to win 30 matches in singles ... was an outstanding 20-5 in singles dual matches ... came through in the clutch in a big-time way in the NCAA Tournament, winning each of her singles matches against ranked opponents in straight sets ... included in those victories was one over 54th-ranked Evgenia Subbotina of Georgia in the NCAA round of 16 match. Subbotina hadn't lost a match at No. 3 all season until then ... was just as valuable in doubles, where she and Lucia Sainz were strong at the No. 2 spot ... the tandem even broke into the national rankings twice during the spring ... they wound up going 23-8 (15-7 dual) and had winning streaks of 10 and nine matches during the year ... missed the Boston College match with a sore shoulder ... is on pace to become one of the winningest players in program history ... was on fire during the fall, leading the team in wins ... was named the WAC Player of the Month for October ... reached the semifinals of the Saint Mary's Invitational and the round of 16 at the ITA Regionals ... was exceptional in doubles, winning 10 of her 11 matches with Sainz ... the duo claimed two tournament titles: the Bulldog Classic and the Saint Mary's Invitational ... their winning streak was snapped with a loss in the round of 16 at the ITA Regionals ... is an excellent student, earning Dean's List honors both semesters.

    (2002-03) Had a very solid freshman campaign, going 21-14 (14-10 dual) in singles and 21-8 (14-6 dual) in doubles ... one of just two Bulldogs to win 20 matches. All-American Chloe Carlotti was the other ... helped anchor what was a solid bottom half of the lineup by going 13-6 at No. 5 singles ... simply phenomenal in doubles, totaling a 10-4 record with Lucia Sainz and forming one of the top No. 2 doubles teams on the West Coast ... with Winterhalter's help, the Bulldogs won the doubles point in 11 consecutive matches to close the season ... in the fall, she reached the semifinals of the Saint Mary's Invitational.

    Prior to Fresno State: Played at Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.) High School from 1999-00 ... won the Valley championship with BHS and in doubles ... came to Buchanan from Germany, where she won the junior state championship of Baden several times ... competed in national and international tournaments.

    Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1982 ... parents' names are Hildegard and Bernhard Winterhalter ... has a brother, Patrick ... born in Freiburg, Germany ... lists her favorite athlete as Pete Sampras ... enjoys soccer, skiing, movies and music ... chose Fresno State because of the great tennis program, coach and community support ... called "Kat" by her coaches and teammates.

    Career Singles Statistics

    YearOverallDualTourn
    2002-0321-1414-107-4
    2003-0430-920-510-4
    2004-0527-1416-911-5
    2005-0627-920-67-3
    Totals105-4970-3035-16

    Career Doubles Statistics

    YearOverallDualTourn
    2002-0321-814-67-2
    2003-0423-915-810-2
    2004-0521-1117-74-4
    2005-0639-1219-820-4
    Totals104-4065-2941-12

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