Lorraine Bittles
Lorraine Bittles

Player Profile

Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Brentwood Academy



Fall 1999: Compiled a 7-6 record ... seeded No. 15 in the East Region ... No. 8 seed in the ITA Eastern Region Championships ... won three straight matches to reach Flight A consolation semifinals doubles at the William & Mary Invitational Tournament ... won three consecutive matches in the singles consolation finals at the 1999 Illinois Invitational Tournament.

1999: Junior year ... compiled an 18-18 record at No. 2 singles ... played at No. 1 doubles with Meg Griffin posting a 19-11 overall record ... duo qualified for NCAA Tournament, losing in the first round to Arizona State ... competed in National Indoor Championships and National Clay Court Championships ... posted 4-4 record in the ACC.

Fall 1998: Compiled a 7-6 record ... seeded No. 8 in the ITA East Regional and reached the quarterfinals ... lost in the quarterfinals of the Ohio State Flight A singles ... made it to the consolation finals of the Riveria All-American in doubles along the way, defeating Muzamel/Chapman of Ole Miss (No. 4 in the country) 7-5, 6-4.

1998: Sophomore year ... All-ACC selection for the second time ... played at No. 2 singles for the majority of the season ... posted a 23-15 record ... played at No. 1 doubles all season with Meg Griffin ... the duo had a 20-11 record to earn them a No. 28 national ranking ... qualified for the NCAA Tournament but lost in the first round to a 19th-ranked Marquette pair.

1997: Freshman year ... All-ACC selection ... named East Regional Rookie of the Year and was one of six finalists for National Rookie of the Year ... posted a 20-14 record playing at No. 1 singles ... 4-4 in the ACC ... three of her four losses came to opponents in the Top 25 ... teamed with Griffin for No. 1 doubles with an 18-13 record.

Junior career: At Brentwood Academy ... consistently ranked in the top three of Southern section ... also No. 35 in the nation in her first year of 18's ... Tennessee state champ for two years.

Personal: Born Jan. 23, 1978 ... daughter of Bruce and Barbara Bittles ... two brothers, Mark and Andrew ... Mark played tennis for Georgetown ... loves to jog, water ski, and read short stories ... all-state for track ... all-region in basketball ... also recruited by Georgia, Vanderbilt, Kansas, and Tennessee.