Women's Tennis

 Christine Johnston
Christine Johnston


Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Upper Arlington


  • 2008 and 2010 Singles All-SEC Second Team
  • 2010 Ohio Valley Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship
  • 2010 CATSPYs Character Award, Female Recipient
  • 2010 SEC Community Service Team
  • Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008 and 2009)
  • 2009 State Farm Student-Athlete of the Month

2009 (Junior): A solid competitor and leader for the Cats, winning a total of 19 matches this year, 14 of those during the regular season, the second most wins on the team...Clinched matches against Miami (OH), Indiana and Ohio State...Her comeback win against Ohio State during the NCAA First Round advanced the Cats to the NCAA Second Round against Northwestern...Had a string of seven straight wins...Finished with a 9-9 doubles record with partner Megan Broderick and ranked as high as No. 16 with Carolina Escamilla in the fall...Was a tournament runner-up at the 2008 June Stewart Invitational Tournament.

2008 (Sophomore): Playing primarily at the No. 4 singles position, she led the team with an impressive 20-4 record ... Opened the season with eight consecutive wins, followed by another 10-match win streak ... After only six matches her freshman year, she made a huge impact on the team playing every match ... Selected to Second Team All-SEC with a 9-3 record ... Named SEC Player of the Week February 12th for her doubleheader performance against ETSU and MTSU ... Defeated No. 69 Courtney Ulery of Vanderbilt in the NCAA Second Round 6-3, 7-5 ... Led UK's doubles team with an 8-7 record and ranked as high as No. 20 with predominant doubles partner Carolina Escamilla at the No. 1 position ... The pair was selected as the second alternate for the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Defeated four higher ranked doubles teams, all in the top-50.

2007 (Freshman): Posted a strong rookie campaign for the Wildcats ... Opened the dual match season by winning six of her first seven singles matches ... Played primarily at the No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions for the Cats, providing a steady force at the bottom of the lineup in limited action ... Played several matches No. 3 doubles with Jessica Giuggioli, picking up a pair of wins against Eastern Kentucky and Cincinnati, also won both her singles matches against those two opponents.

Junior Career: Led Upper Arlington to four consecutive state championships from 2002-2005 while serving as team captain in final three years ... Reached state championship match in singles as a sophomore in 2003 and then again as a senior in 2005 ... Won doubles state title in freshman year ... Named National High School Tennis Association All-American in sophomore and senior seasons ... Named 2005 Central Ohio Player of the Year ... Won the 2002 USTA Girls U-16 National Open Championships, played in Lexington ... Was the runner up for the 2003 and 2004 USTA Girls U-18 National Open Championship ... Two-time Ohio Valley Sportsmanship Award winner and 2006 Upper Arlington High School Female Sportsmanship Award winner ... Chose Kentucky over Ohio State, Purdue and Tennessee.

Personal: Full name is Christine Miller Johnston ... Parents are Jeff and Stephanie Johnston ... Has one brother, Thomas (14) ... Born on Feb. 9, 1988 at Columbus, Ohio ...Intends to graduate in December with a Bachelors degree in Integrated Strategic Communications.

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