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Monica Milewski
Player Profile:
Monica Milewski 25511
Height: 5'3"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Park Ridge, Ill.
High School: Main South HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Career: Perhaps the most successful women's tennis student-athlete in CU history, Milewski became the first CU tennis athlete (male or female) to earn three Big 12 Conference singles honors (2010, 2008, and 2007) • Named 2010 all-conference doubles (w/ Melisa Esposito) and 2008 All-Big 12 doubles (w/ Camila Belassi) • Her five All-Big 12 Conference honors (three singles, two doubles) is a school record in the 14-year history of the Big 12 (male or female) and the five all-conference selections rank as the most overall in women's tennis school history (35 years) • School record holder with 168 combined wins (singles & doubles) • Shares the CU doubles record (77) and owns the most doubles wins during the fall season with 27 • Second all-time at CU in singles victories (91) • Fourth in school history in Big 12 Conference singles wins (28) and tied for fourth in conference doubles wins (26) • Tied for sixth all-time in spring doubles wins (50) • 67of her 91 singles victories occurred in straight sets;  19 wins came in three sets, and 11 when rallying from a set down • Reached the 20-win plateau in senior (26) and sophomore (25) years • Owns eight CU Athlete of the Week and three Big 12 Player of the Week honors • Clinched 15 singles and 15 doubles matches • Defeated 11 nationally singles players in her career.

2010 Spring (redshirt-senior): Earned an NCAA Singles Tournament alternate bid (third overall of eight selected) becoming only the second CU tennis athlete to make multiple trips to the NCAA singles field (Marc Bauer 1995, 1996) • CU's Sports Performers of the Year (CUSPY's) Female Career Athletic Achievement Award recipient • Nationally ranked at No. 63 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) top-125 poll (ranked the entire spring season, a personal-best); also wrapped up spring season teaming with Ania Anuszkiewicz as the ITA's No. 85 nationally ranked doubles team (out of 90) • In the Mountain Region was the No. 4 ranked player (out of 20) and finished as the No. 8 (out of 10) in regional doubles • Engineered wins in 14 of 17 matches, 11 of 12 at one point • Recorded her best season on the singles court with 26 victories, 16 of them in the spring, tying a career-best set in 2007 • 15 wins at No. 1 singles with a 9-2 record against the Big 12 Conference (8-1 in the regular season) • Achieved a 2-2 record against the three women from the Big 12 that made the 2010 NCAA singles main draw; defeated Aeriel Ellis (6-1, 6-4), the then-No. 23 ranked player in the nation, and Elzé Potgieter, No. 59 ranked player (6-3, 7-5). Both wins over the pair earned Milewski the Big 12 Women's Player of the Week (April 19-25). Six of her eight spring losses for the year came against ranked players • In doubles, won 19 times, tying for a team-high • Picked up 10 victories with Anuszkiewicz with seven of those at No. 2, another three at No. 1 • Won a team-best seven straight matches (four at No. 2, three at No. 1) • 13 overall wins with Anuszkiewicz, tied a team-best • Picked up another doubles win with Melisa Esposito (only three matches played together) breaking the school record with an upset victory over then-No. 51 Ellis/Corovic (Texas), 8-4 • Clinched three CU doubles at No. 2 with Anuszkiewicz (Utah, Jan. 30); New Mexico (Feb. 14); Denver (Feb. 20) • Nationally ranked with Anuszkiewicz at No. 72 in the ITA poll (Apr. 3-11) • Upset NCAA Tournament bound and the nation's No. 20 ranked team of Stojic/Zubori (South Carolina, Mar. 20).

2009 Fall (redshirt-senior): Team-best 10 singles victories, including eight straight to open the fall season • Won both the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 25-27) and Air Force Invite (Oct. 1-3) singles titles • In doubles, won a team-best eight matches.

2009 Spring (senior): Injured for much of the spring season • Played one spring match and clinched CU's 5-2 win over Air Force with a victory at No. 1 doubles and a straight-set winner at No. 1 singles • Received medical redshirt.

2008 Fall (senior): Won first seven matches of the fall season, all in straight sets and finishing with a 7-1 record • In doubles, won nine of 11 matches, all with Camila Belassi • Earned CU Athlete of the Week honors (Sept. 15-21) after a perfect 9-0 weekend at the CU Invitational (Sept. 19-21) winning all four singles matches in straight sets, then registering five more doubles victories with Belassi over the three-day event • Named CU Athlete of the Week (Sept. 15-21) • Four-year fall singles record with a 27-9 singles record (.750).

2008 Spring (junior): All-Big 12 first team singles and doubles selection • One of three women to be named first team unanimously by the conference coaches for the second straight spring • CU's No. 1 singles player for the second straight year • Recorded a 12-10 mark at the top singles slot • Nationally ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association during the month of January at No. 36 • Clinched four of CU's 12 team victories • Played the No. 1 doubles slot with Camila Belassi combining for eight wins, seven of them against the Big 12 Conference • Clinched a pair of doubles points with Belassi • Picked up another pair of wins with Franziska Jendrian at the No. 1 and No. 3 slots • Tallied 12 doubles wins • CU Athlete of the Week (Jan. 21-27).

2007 Fall (junior): Preseason nationally ranked at No. 31 by the ITA • Achieved a 2-2 singles record at the ITA Central Regional (Oct. 17-21) •. In doubles, teamed with Franziska Jendrian for a 2-1 mark, reaching the Round of 16 main draw regional.

2007 Spring (sophomore): Performed one of the most successful seasons on the singles and doubles court in school history • Helped Colorado earn its first NCAA Tournament appearance in four years; most team victories (16) and Big 12 Conference triumphs (9), and highest team ranking (37th) -- all team-bests in eight years (1999) • Became the first CU woman in 22 years to compete at the national singles tournament and only the fourth women in school history since the singles tournament began in 1982 • One of three finalists for the 2006-07 CUSPY's (CU Sports Performers of the Year) Female Athlete of the Year • Nationally ranked by the ITA as high as No. 35 and finished the spring No. 47 (out of 125); also excelled in the Central Region, ending with a No. 2 ranking (out of 30) • Achieved a 16-9 dual match record and a 25-12 mark for the year • Joined teammate Gleisy Torres Torres as only the sixth pair to win at least 25 matches in a single year, and first tandem since 1998-99 to win that many in a single year • One of three on the team to win over 20 singles victories, a school first 1998-99 • Earned the team's Clutch Player of the Year award clinching six of 16 team victories • One of her key wins was a come-from-behind victory against No. 5 Megan Moulton-Levy of William & Mary. Milewski rallied from 3-0 and 4-1 deficits in the final set to defeat Moulton-Levy, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 clinching CU's upset over the No. 12 ranked Tribe, 4-3 • Other match clinchers came against Air Force (Jan. 23), Texas Tech (Feb. 17), Iowa State (Feb. 24), Denver (Apr. 6), Kansas State (Apr. 14) • Big 12 Conference: One of three women to be named All-Big 12 singles first team unanimously by the conference coaches • Only woman in the conference to earn a pair of Big 12 Player of the Week honors (Feb. 26-Mar. 4; Mar. 12-18) • One of five from the conference to play in the NCAA Tournament • One of two women on the team to have won eight or more dual match conference victories • CU Athlete of the Week (March 12-18, Feb. 26-Mar. 4) • In doubles, teamed with Franziska Jendrian as CU's No. 2 doubles team • Won a team-best 17 dual matches, including an impressive 8-2 mark against the Big 12; 19-7 for the year with Jendrian • One of three tandems to win at least 10 matches in dual play, a school-first in 15 years (1992) • Duo won seven of eight matches, including last six in a row • One of those victories at No. 2 came against Michigan in the NCAA Tournament defeating Delicata/Mahtani, 8-6 helping the Buffaloes sweep the doubles point for the ninth time in the dual season • Also clinched five matches with Jendrian helping CU secure the doubles point.

2006 Fall (sophomore): Tied for a team-best nine victories in three tournaments played, including winning her first six matches • Preseason ranked by the ITA at No. 86 nationally • Most impressive fall season showing came at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships (Oct. 3-6) at Pacific Palisades, Calif. reaching the main draw (Round of 32) after winning three straight qualifying matches • Became the first CU woman in the last 15 years to reach an individual national singles main draw tournament • Upset No. 35 Kim Coventry (Kentucky) 6-1, 7-6(3) and No. 59 Monika Dancevic (Georgia) 7-6(5), 6-1, then defeated Renata Kucerkova (Fresno State) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in a 3-hour, 50 minute marathon advancing to the main draw • Played five matches in four days • Returned to her winning ways two weeks later advancing to the Wilson/ITA Central Regional (Oct. 18-22) with three consecutive wins reaching the quarterfinals • CU Athlete of the Week recipient (Oct. 1-8) • In doubles, went 2-2 with both wins coming with Franziska Jendrian at the Wilson/ITA Regional and a Round of 16 appearance.

Spring 2006 (freshman): Earned the ITA/Central Region Rookie of the Year award • One of three finalists named 2005-06 CUSPY (CU Sports Performers of the Year) Freshman of the Year • Finished the dual season ninth in the region (out of 30) and No. 120 in the final ITA/Fila singles rankings (out of 125) • Third on the team in singles victories (18) for the year, winning nine spring matches, eight of them at No. 2 • One of three CU women nationally ranked in the ITA/Fila spring singles rankings • Nationally ranked all spring season as high as No. 55 •Defeated a pair of No. 95 ranked players (Lauren Jones, BYU and Imke Reimers, Nebraska) in straight sets • All nine of her dual wins were in straight sets • In doubles, won nine times, six of those at No. 2 with Franziska Jendrian • Nine wins in the doubles court tied for second on the team • Also won five Big 12 matches, all with Jendrian • CU Athlete of the Week (Sept. 18-25).

Fall 2005 (freshman): Won nine of her first 12 matches of collegiate career, including five in a row at one point • Won her first three collegiate matches that included an upset win over No. 30 Maja Kovacek (New Mexico) in straight sets at the New Mexico Invite • Earned CU Athlete of the Week honors (Sept. 25) • Reached the Wilson/ITA Regional quarterfinals • Tied two others with the most doubles wins with six • Teamed with Jessica Vanderdys for a 5-1 mark.

Main South HS: Illinois State High School Singles Champion and a three-year letterwinner • Helped high school team to the state championship title her senior year • 2005 Midwest Section Player of the Year recipient and 2005 Chicago District Tennis Association Player of the Year • Was the No. 3 ranked player in the 2005 Midwest rankings; No. 96 nationally • Three-year all-state and all-conference award winner • In the fall of 2004, was nationally ranked as the No. 38th girls player in the 18 and under division • Helped her high school to a No. 10 state ranking junior year.

Personal: Born Monica Milewski on December 30, 1986 • Daughter of Zbigniew and Wieslawa Milewski • Has an older brother, David • Lists winning state championship as a great way to end high school career • Speaks Polish.

In the Classroom: Graduated in May 2010 with a degree in business accounting • 2009-10 and 2007-08 All-Big 12 Academic second team; 2008-09 All-Big 12 Academic first team • Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010 Commissioners Honor Roll • Named a 2009-10 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athlete (equivalent to being called an academic All-American).

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