Krisztina Kapitany second-straight Boilermaker to receive prestigious honor.
HIGHLIGHTS • 2014 Academic All-Big Ten • 2014 Most Valuable Player • 2013 Purdue's Big Ten Women's Tennis Sportsmanship Award honoree
2013-14 Had a trio of ranked doubles victories as she and Mara Schmidt defeated No. 41 Aishwaraya Argawal and Claire Yang of Fresno State, 6-1 (1/26); No. 23 Abigail Tere-Apish and Masa Grgan of Georgia State, 6-4 (2/7); and No. 30 Veronica Corning and Alicia Barnett of Northwestern, 8-7 (9-7) (3/1) ... paired with Schmidt, started the season ranked No. 12 in ITA doubles rankings, which is second-highest ranked achieved by a Purdue women's doubles team ... duo finished season ranked No. 58 ... won six out of seven matches to begin season ... won first five doubles matches of season with Mara Schmidt ... her and Natalia Davila defeated No. 80 Ronit Yurovsky and Laura Ucros of Michigan 8-7 (9-7) in Big Ten tournament (4/26) ... played in four fall tournaments ... advanced to USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional doubles semifinals with Schmidt, falling to No. 58 Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine of Louisville, 8-3 (10/21).
2012-13 One of 32 teams selected to NCAA Championships with Mara Schmidt, the first Boilermaker pair to do so since 2000 ... posted five doubles wins against ranked opponents: No. 26 Petra Niedermayerova and Karla Bonacic of Kansas State, 8-6 (2/24); No. 44 Leslie Hureau and Sophie Garre of Indiana, 9-8 (4) (3/9); No. 57 Petra Januskova and Chelsea Utting of Penn State, 8-3 (3/24); No. 2 Brooke Bolender and Emina Bektas of Michigan, 8-5 (3/30); and No. 34 Ruth Seaborne and Morven McCulloch of, Iowa 8-5 (4/7) ... victory over Bolender and Bektas was highest ever ranked win in program history ... duo appeared in the ITA doubles rankings at No. 38 on 3/12 and finished at No. 31 ... won eight-straight matches from 2/24-3/30 ... participated in four fall tournaments.
BEFORE PURDUE Was ranked No. 137 in ITF Junior rankings in 2010 ... reached quarterfinals in the 2011 European Tennis Center Cup (Hungary) ... played in two junior Grand Slam qualifiers in 2011 and made it to the final round of qualification at the Australian Open Junior Championships ... made it to the finals of the ITF Aphrodite Cup (Cyprus) in 2009 after finishing in the semifinals the previous year ... won North European Tennis Championship of International schools three times from 2005-07 in the 14-18 age group ... 2007 Champion of Hamburg in the under 14 category while competing for the International School of Hamburg ... competed for the Blankanese TC Ladies' Team in Germany at age 13 ... she moved back to Hungary and joined the Talentum TC Tennis Academy at age 14.
PERSONAL Krisztina Kapitany was born Oct. 8, 1993, to parents Istuan and Cecilia Kapitany in Cape Town, South Africa ... has one sister, Melinda ... double major in management and marketing with a concentration in international business and a minor in Spanish.