Catamounts face No. 6 seed Chattanooga at 1 pm
Kissell collects first-ever rookie award for Catamount tennis program
WCU will compete in the Southern Conference Tournament on April 18-21
The team will honor senior Karen Jiménez at tomorrow's match against College of Charleston
Saturday's match will honor senior Karen Jiménez
Junior: Led the Catamounts in wins for the third straight year with five .... Finished with a 5-12 singles record (0-9 SoCon) ... Played seven matches at No. 2 and 10 as No. 3 ... In doubles, compiled a 2-15 record playing with Katie Barry, Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz and Megan McLinden ... Defeated East Carolina's Neena Wanko, 6-2, 6-0, in the second match of the season en route to a three match winning streak, opening the season with a 3-1 singles record.
Sophomore: Most singles victories for WCU with an 8-9 overall record including a 5-5 SoCon mark ... won 50 percent of her matches at No. 4 (8-8) and dropped her only match at No. 2 ... Tallied a 2-15 doubles record ... Picked up back to back wins on three occasions, two of those being against SoCon teams.
Freshman: Guided the Catamounts as a freshman with a team-leading eight wins ... finished with an 8-8 overall singles record ... Had a winning record (7-6) at the No. 5 spot, while also playing at No. 3 (0-1) and No. 4 (1-1) ... Finished with a 6-12 doubles record ... Named SoCon Player of the Week after going 3-1 during the week of March 29-April 4. During that week, she topped Chattanooga's Charlotte Bossy, 6-1,6-1, while then downing Lucy Schermerhorn of Wofford, 6-1, 6-1, in singles play and teamed with Carolina Lainez at No. 2 doubles to defeat Wofford's Schermerhorn and Sabrina Smyers, 8-1.
High School: Attended Centro Educativo Sagrada Familia de Nazaret in Bogotá D.C., Colombia ... Played in the Colombian National Circuit ... Ranked third in the country as a 16-year old and number two in the country in the 18's rankings.
Personal:Full name is Karen Johana Jiménez Sarmiento ... Daughter of Mario Fidel Jiménez Sarmiento and Rosalba Sarmiento López ... Has one brother, Juan Esteban ... Has represented home state - Cundinamarca - in two Colombian National Games, most recently earning a bronze medal during the fall of 2012.