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Player Bio: Erica Perkins :: Women's Tennis

  Erica Perkins
Erica Perkins
Player Profile
RS Senior

Seattle, Washington

High School:
University Prep '97






RS-JUNIOR (2000-2001): Made her second career appearance in the NCAA Singles Championships…ranks fourth all-time at WSU with 68 career singles victories…24 wins tie for third on WSU single season records…was first WSU player to be invited to play in the Rolex Intercollegiate Indoor Tennis Tournament…named second team All-Pac-10…earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Cissie Leary Award for sportsmanship in the northwest region…named to the Verizon Academic All-America District VIII second team…finished the season ranked 36th in the ITA polls…her 24 wins were the second most singles victories on the team.

JUNIOR (1999-2000): Obtained the highest singles ranking of her career at No. 23 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association pre-season poll…paired up with Sarah Burrows to receive a No. 23 ranking in doubles competition…After competing in only 10 singles matches (5-5), Perkins suffered severe tendonitis in her right wrist taking her out of the rest of the season.

SOPHOMORE (1998-99): First-ever NCAA Individual Tournament participant from WSU…compiled 20-15 singles record and finished season nationally-ranked No. 34…started off season with win against nationally ranked Claire Curran from Cal at the Pac-10 Indoors…beat several ranked opponents thereafter…defeated 60th-ranked Ana Friganovic of New Mexico, seventh-ranked Dora Djilianova of Fresno State and 15th-ranked Kristina Kraszewski of UW…named to Pac-10 All-Academic First Team…honored on the All-Pac-10 Second Team…Played No. 1 doubles with partner Sarah Burrows and finished the season 48th nationally with a 16-12 record…named 1998 USTA Pacific Northwest Women’s Player of the Year…finished seventh in Northwest Region rankings in singles…Eagle Hardware & Garden Scholar Athlete…member of NCAA Tournament Team.

FRESHMAN (1997-98): Recorded a 19-12 record at No. 3 singles…third most wins on the team…8-8 singles record against Pac-10 opponents…teamed up with Andrea Reisz in doubles to post an 9-9 record at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions…finished fall tournaments with a 8-2 singles record.

Earned four varsity letters in tennis at University Prep High School…four-time Sea-Tac League All Star and District II champion…won State A/B title in No. 1 singles four years straight…was high school’s athlete of the year FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORE years repeated honors as high school’s athlete of the year as well as scholar-athlete of the year JUNIOR and SENIOR years.

Born February 2, 1979 in Seattle, Washington…parents H. Doyle and Shirley Perkins…two brothers Mitchell and David...father played tennis and basketball for the University of Washington…featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd column in the July 3, 1995 issue…enjoys horseback riding, writing, reading and listening to music...graduated high school with honors…history major at WSU.

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