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Women's Tennis Signs Northwest Standout

Dec. 4, 2006

PORTLAND, Ore. -- University of Portland women's tennis coach Susie Campbell-Gross has announced that defending Washington State `4A' singles champion Stefanie Doolittle (Olympia, Wash./Olympia High School) has signed a national letter of intent and will join the Pilots for the 2007-08 season.

Doolittle, ranked second in the state of Washington, fourth in the Pacific Northwest and 210th nationally for girls 18 and under by tennisrecruiting.net, captained the Olympia Bears to a second place finish at the Washington State Championships as a junior. After claiming the Narrows League and District singles titles last year while losing only one match during the regular season, Doolittle cruised to the individual state championship. She also placed second in the Narrows League and third at Districts in doubles as a freshman.

A fixture on the national circuit, Doolittle played with the 16 Zonals Team in 2004 and at the Girls 18 National Team Championships in 2006. She was the consolation runner-up at the 2006 Wilson National Championships in 2006 and reached the Round of 16 the previous year at the same event. She also made the Round of 16 at the Midwest Open and in national tournaments in El Paso, Texas and Las Vegas.

Coach Campbell-Gross and the Pilots' tennis future looks bright as Doolittle will join a current roster which consists of two juniors, three sophomores and a freshman.