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Kelly Kiehna
Kelly Kiehna

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Johnson City, Tenn.

High School:
Science Hill

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
08/05/1980


Spring 2002: In the spring of 2002, Kelly had wins over Saint Louis, Jacksonville State and Southern Miss. She posted a 1-22 dual record at No. 2 singles. She was 3-26 overall. She paired with Melisa San Martin to post a 6-14 doubles record primarily at No. 1.

Fall 2001: In the fall of 2001, Kelly had a 2-6 record, which included a win over Conference USA foe Southern Miss. She had an 0-2 mark in dual matches. Kiehna played for the short-handed Cardinals despite being hampered by an injury.

Spring 2001 In the spring of 2001, Kelly had a 4-23 overall record, playing primarily at the No. 4 and No. 5 spot for Louisville. She recorded wins over Belmont, UAB and Arkansas State.

Fall 2000: In the fall, Kelly posted two singles wins over players from Belmont and UAB. Teamed with Mariana Torres for two doubles wins before being hampered by injury for the latter part of the fall season.

1999-2000: Won four singles matches, playing mostly at the six spot. Recorded victories over UAB, UT-Martin, Saint Louis and Evansville. Teamed with Kelly Whitler, Melisa San Martin, Beckett Hoyt, Melissa Farmer and Katie McLaughlin for a 12-9 doubles record. Earned the 110 Award for the Cardinals. Attended U of L's Red & Black Dinner.

In High School: Played tennis for four years under coach Mike Voitlein. Her team was District and Region Champion all four years. State singles runner-up in 1999. State doubles Champion in 1998. Doubles runner-up in 1997. Voted Most Athletic in the Class of 1999. Was ranked one of the top 30 players in the South. Also lettered three years in soccer.

Personal: Daughter of Jack Kiehna and Becky Mallory Birthdate is August 5, 1980. Major is psychology.

Favorites:

  • Class: Healthy Lifestyles
  • Food: Pizza
  • Book: The Giving Tree
  • Music Group: Phish
  • Hobbies: Camping, golf
  • Tennis Player: Manisha Patel
  • TV Shows: Friends, Will & Grace
  • Athletic goal at U of L: To have a winning record
  • Academic goal at U of L: To graduate with a good GPA
  • Post college ambition: To be happy
  • Best moment of my tennis career: Winning close matches
  • Reason I chose U of L: City, facility, team
  • Four words that best describe me: laidback, fun, nonchalant, easygoing
  • After my career at U of L is over, I would like to be remembered as: A hard worker
  • Tennis advice I would give a young player: Have fun and never give up.
  • What makes me mentally tough: Adjusting strings
  • Best thing about being an athlete: Traveling
  • Primary inspiration in sports: Family
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