Clara Whitaker ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Kapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High School
  • Wichita, KS
  • Women's Tennis
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Clara Whitaker's Women's Tennis Recruiting Profile
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  • June 2019

Personal Statement

My name is Clara Whitaker, I am 16 years old and soon to be Junior at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita, KS.  I am currently 5’8”, 125 lbs.  In summer competition, I recently placed 2ndat the USTA MV U16 Supers #2, 3rdat the Kansas Open District Championship U18 in singles, and my partner and I won the Doubles U18 tournament.  I was recently named to The Topeka Capital-Journals Best of Kansas Preps Elite Tennis team for the second straight year and nominated for the 2019 The Catchy’s (Catch it Kansas – KWCH News Chanel) Best Tennis Player.  I was also recently selected for the USTA Missouri Valley Intersectional Team, which will play in Louisiana.  

I also received First High Honors Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.9688

Last fall I was named to the Wichita Eagle’s All Metro Girls Tennis Team, after winning 10/11 high school tournaments, finishing with a record of 31-1, winning the City League Tournament, the Kansas 5A Regional Championship, and defending My Kansas 5A State Championship Singles Title.  I hold a current high school record of 64-4. 

My sister, Emma 2017, plays golf at Oklahoma State University.   

Similar to my sister’s golf structure, we have been able to create an academy like atmosphere with the help of Wichita Country Club.  My main coach is Rex Coad, but I spend lots of time hitting with Lucy Kovalova (played at Wichita State University).  Like my sister,  I train with Bill O’Conner at APEX who has worked with many Division I athletes.  I also work with an agility coach, Bobby Wesley. 

I realize playing college tennis is very difficult, but with hard work I believe I can accomplish my dreams.  Thank you for viewing me on and the USTA website.   I will keep you updated of my future tournaments and look forward to meeting you one day.  You can find my most up to date information on my NCSA website.

Thank you for your time and consideration


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-State, Won Singles State Championship, Won City League Tournament, Won Kansas 5A Regional Tournament, 1st Team All-Area
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs, Regional 2nd Place, State 2nd Place
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-State, Player of the Year in Conference, Kansas 5A Regional Singles Champion, Kansas 5A State Singles Champion, High School Record 33-3
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs, Regional Champs, State 3rd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • 2019 Tennis Schedule
  • Season Schedule

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Rex Coad
  • Club Coach
  • Lucy Kovalova
  • High School Head Coach
  • Kathy Schulte



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High School Information

High School:
Kapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Spanish, Honors Algebra
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 2017 Presidents Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Award
    • 2017 Team Sportsmanship Award USTA South Zone Team Championship
  • Award
    • 2017 Two Sportsmanship Awards USTA MV Sweet Sixteens #1 U14
  • Award
    • Sportsmanship Award USTA MV 2016 Supers #4
  • Award
    • Futures #5 U14
  • Award
    • 2017 Futures #3 U14
  • Award
    • 2018 Futures #2 and #3 U16
  • Award
    • USTA Kansas District Junior Female Player and Sportsman of the Year (2017)
  • Award
    • Freshman Year Superior Honor Roll GPA 4.0625
  • Award
    • 2018 PRINCE Hot 100 on
  • Award
    • 2018 Dominant Duo Sportsmanship Award
  • Award
    • Best of Kansas Preps All Star 2017-2018
  • Award
    • Nominated for the 2017
  • Award
    • 2018 CATCHYS Award for the best Tennis player/Duo in Kansas
  • Award
    • First High Honors Honor Roll - Sophomore year GPA 4.0
  • Award
    • Kansas District U16 Girls Sportsman of the Year (2018) Award

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Statistic 2019 Tennis Sch
Singles Record 67-39


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