Height
5'9
Class
Senior
Hometown
Wilmington, N.C.
High School
Hoggard HS

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Claimed the top spot in singles in all but four dual matches, including all home matches … Served as co-captain of the squad along with Ebie Wilson … Notched conference victories against Mizzou and Ole Miss … Secured the Lady Tigers’ first point against Missouri with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over then-No.114 Cierra Gaytan-Leach in LSU’s 6-1 victory … Tallied LSU’s final point of the day against the Rebels’ then-No.37 Caroline Rohde-Moe … Earned 14 overall season wins, including nine in dual match competition … Tallied nine doubles victories overall … Snagged two conference doubles wins with partner Ella Taylor in the No. 3 spot … Clinched the doubles point against Kentucky twice with an 8-5 victory against the Wildcats’ Jessica Stiles and Kristen Lewis during regular season play and the pair’s 8-6 win over Khristina Blajkevitc and Stiles in the first round of the SEC Tournament, setting the tone for LSU’s 4-2 victory … Competed alongside Caroline Hudson for a five-match run at the start of dual match play … Marked an 8-4 win alongside Hudson against Tulane’s Caroline Magnusson and Hila Elster, setting the momentum for a 4-2 victory … Took five of seven singles matches in the fall and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the ITA Southern Regional Championships … Concluded her career with 62 singles victories and 47 overall wins in doubles.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Served as anchor in the LSU lineup at the court three position during the spring, appearing in every dual match … Won 16 singles matches overall with eight coming during the spring … Emerged victorious in 14 doubles matches overall … Started the season with six singles victories out of the first nine … Went 2-0 on court two in doubles … Notched LSU’s first point of the day with a 6-1, 6-4 result over San Diego State’s Antonaña Iriarte to set the tone for LSU’s 6-1 victory, after the Lady Tigers dropped the doubles point …  Earned an important three-set come-from-behind singles win over Caitlin McGraw 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 to bring the team within a point of clinching the SEC opener against Kentucky … Paired with Ariel Morton to clinch the doubles point 8-6 over Kelsey Becker and Kelsey Haviland on court three in a 4-2 victory over Ohio State … Won two-straight SEC doubles matches alongside Morton against Mississippi State and then-No. 17 Ole Miss respectively … Took seven of 12 matches in the Fall, highlighted by a consolation bracket title in the Gopher Invitational … Defeated Wisconsin’s Hannah Berner in the consolation final of the Gopher Invitational to claim the title … Finished the season just two wins shy of 50 for her career.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11)
Posted a 12-24 overall clip in singles action and a 9-24 record on the doubles courts … Defeated Stephanie Danesis of Miami (Ohio) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 14-12 at the Hoosier Classic … Amassed a 10-11 singles record during the spring season including going 6-6 at the No. 3 slot … Knocked off Tulane’s Lindsay Dvorak 2-6, 7-6, 7-6 in a thrilling three-set match which clinched victory for the Lady Tigers … Reeled off three-consecutive three-set singles wins in early February culminating with her win over Dvorak … Paired with Whitney Wolf to collect a 5-5 doubles mark at the No. 1 post during the spring season … Gathered two victories over nationally-ranked opponents with Wolf including an 8-6 win over Iowa’s No. 40 Sonja Molnar and Jessica Young … Reached as high as No. 62 in the ITA Doubles rankings teaming with Wolf … Tailored a successful stretch in March in which she won four of five singles and doubles matches … Finished the spring season winning two of her final three singles matches including a memorable 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (12-10) defeat of Kentucky’s Khristina Blajkevitch on April 10.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10)
Amassed a 20-18 overall record in singles and finished 14-24 in doubles … Opened the season riding a seven-match win streak … Named to the All-Louisiana Second Team … Finished the season ranked-12th in singles in the final ITA Southern Region polls … Claimed one win over a nationally-ranked opponent when she took down then-ranked No. 64 Katie Rybakova of Florida State 2-6, 7-6(4), 1-0(7) … Ranked as high as No. 82 in doubles partnered with Whitney Wolf … Picked up her first career win over Georgia’s Lara Fakhoury 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the SEC Fall Classic and advanced to the finals of that same tournament … Clinched overall matches against Auburn and Southern … Captured an impressive win over Mississippi State’s top-player Olesya Tsigventseva in a tight two-set affair 7-6(10), 6-2 at the ITA Southern Regionals … Won her first career doubles match partnered with Ebie Wilson as the duo took down Vanderbilt’s Megan Gornet and Alabama’s Alice Tunaru 8-3 at the SEC Fall Classic … Earned first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A five-star recruit listed as No. 52 in tennisrecruiting.net’s top-100 players … Checks in as the 19th-ranked player in the southeast region and the No. 3 player in North Carolina … Captured the 4A singles title in 2006 and 2007 … Won the state doubles title for her high school in 2008 … Won the 2006 Girls 16 and Under North Carolina Closed tournament … Led her team to capture conference titles from 2005 through 2008 and also led her team to the state semi-finals in 2008 … Earned All-America honors from the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation after her junior season … Earned four varsity letters.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kaitlin Therese Burns … Born December 12, 1990 … Parents are Michael and Maureen Burns … Has a brother, Matthew … Anticipates a degree in mass communication in December 2013.

BURNS’ CAREER STATISTICS

Singles

 
Overall
vs. Top 125
SEC Dual
Year
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
2009-10
20
18
.526
1
4
.200
5
6
.455
2010-11
12
24
.333
0
8
.000
3
7
.300
2011-12
16
18
.471
0
4
.000
1
9
.100
2012-13
14
16
.467
2
10
.167
2
11
.154
Totals
62
76
.449
2
26
.071
11
33
.250

Doubles

 
Overall
vs. Top 60
SEC Dual
Year
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
2009-10
14
24
.368
0
6
.000
4
7
.364
2010-11
9
24
.283
2
6
.250
3
7
.300
2011-12
14
18
.438
2
5
.286
2012-13
9
17
.346
0
1
.000
3
8
.272
Totals
46
83
.357
2
13
.133
12
27
.308
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