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Sports / Recreation

Getting to know Caitlin Fluegge

January 2009

Caitlin Fluegge has proved herself as one of the top players on the CSU women's tennis team. As a sophomore, Fluegge has compiled a 5-0 record at the No. 6 singles position in the spring 2008 season and went 2-0 at No.4 singles. In addition, she posted a 10-8 dual singles total competing at the Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 singles positions for the 2007-2008 season.

Caitlin FlueggeFluegge, 19, is from Avondale, Ariz., and attended Westview High School. At Westview she was ranked No. 1 in the Southwest Section and No. 101 nationally, both in 2006. She finished in fifth place in the Wilson National Tennis Tournament in 2006 and won regionals in tennis her freshman and sophomore year.

Fluegge sat down with to talk about the upcoming spring season in February and some additional personal facts.

On what she believes the team's strengths are coming into the spring season
"I feel that we are closer as a team this year and we all have the same goals. I also believe that the more we support each other, the better we will do and the more confident we will all become."

On her personal strengths on the tennis court
"I would have to say that my backhand and my first serve are the strongest parts of my game."

On teams she looks forward to competing against
"Boise and Nebraska. I was sick last year when we played Nebraska so I look forward to facing them this year. Also, I would say Utah because they have a few new players and their line up seems the best. Utah is one of the strongest teams in our conference right now."

On her personal goals for the upcoming season
"My major goal is to have a winning record and to play doubles. Last year I didn't get to play any doubles. This is not a personal goal but I want our team to be nationally ranked because I know we can do it."

On what her biggest accomplishment is so far in her tennis career at CSU
"I would say my win over Utah. The team was ranked either 30th or 44th in the nation and I beat my opponent."

On her favorite tennis player who is her role model
"I have always loved Roger Federer because he is a very classy player. I would also have to say Justine Henin because she is small, a hard worker and has the drive. I love her because she had a one-handed backhand, which I always thought was cool for a woman. They are just both really classy. I always admired the fact that they are good players but they do it in a classy way."

On a quirky fact that people might not know about her
"My whole team knows that I love elephants. I am obsessed with elephants. And I have two at home, Bo and Amelia. They are the loves of my life."

Contact: Mackenzie Altman
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