Height
5'7
Class
Freshman
Hometown
St. Louis, Mo.
Major
Public Relations
High School
Horton Watkins HS

2009 All-Louisiana Second Team
2009 ITA Scholar-Athlete
2008 ITA Scholar-Athlete
2007 ITA Scholar-Athlete

SENIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Collected 19-19 overall record in singles and a 16-19 overall record in doubles … Completed her career at LSU with an 80-65 singles record and 63-58 record in doubles … Finished the season ranked-14th in the final ITA Southern Region rankings … Named to the SEC Community Service Team for the second consecutive season … Knocked off then-ranked No. 100 Jessica Jackson of Rice 6-2, 4-6, 1-0(7) … Selected to represent the Lady Tigers at the pre-qualifying round of the ITA All-American Tournament for her outstanding performance in the spring of 2009 … Captured the Flight A Singles Championship at the Hoosier Classic … Reached the quarter finals of the ITA Southern Regionals in both singles and doubles … Collected a 6-4 singles record … Paired with Ebie Wilson and Whitney Wolf, won a total of seven doubles wins in the fall … Claimed one victory over a nationally-ranked opponent in the fall as she defeated UL-Monroe’s 102nd-ranked Claire Clark to advance to the quarterfinals of the ITA Southern Regionals … Earned fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09)
One of LSU’s most consistent players as she finished second on the team in singles wins and third in doubles wins… Clinched a team-high of four matches, including a win at Texas A&M, LSU’s first win at A&M since 1997 and LSU’s third-ever victory over South Carolina… Named to the SEC Community Service team… Finished the season with a 25-14 overall record and 14-9 dual match record… In doubles, Kantor and partner Staten Spencer clinched a crucial doubles point in the first-ever victory over Florida… Ended the season as the second best doubles team with a 13-7 record… Claimed the Timberwolves Flight Championship of the Gopher Invitational after defeating Nicole Smith in the finals… Named to the All-Louisiana Second team… Received ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades for the third season…Voted to the 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll… Earned third varsity letter. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08)
Compiled a 19-16 overall singles record and a 14-10 dual mark … Settled in at the No. 4 position where she finished 11-4 in dual play … Earned SEC Player of the Week honors April 8-15 for her efforts against Mississippi State and 15th-ranked Arkansas … Clinched the upset of Arkansas on senior day … Finished with a 13-15 doubles record and competed with Staten Spencer primarily at the No. 3 position … Slowed in the fall by an injury to her right foot … Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete … Earned second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07)
Consistently held the No. 3 slot for the Lady Tigers in singles compiling a 17-16 overall record and doubles owning a 13-10 overall record … Paired with junior Tiffany Tucker for the first half of the season and ended it with a 9-4 run with sophomore Staten Spencer … Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete … Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete … Earned first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played for Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Mo. … Helped her high school win the Missouri state title her freshman year … Finished her junior year ranked No. 4 in the nation in 16s and was listed as the 18th-ranked recruit in the nation when she committed to LSU based on data from tennisrecruiting.net … She chose LSU over schools such as Kentucky, Tennessee, Clemson and Purdue.

PERSONAL
Full name is Nicole Lynn Kantor … Born on Sept. 22, 1988 … Has one sister, Jackie … LSU’s coaching staff and players were the two main factors in why she decided to come to LSU … Majoring in public relations.

KANTOR’S CAREER STATISTICS

Singles

 

Overall

vs. Top 125

SEC Dual

Year
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
2006-07
17
16
.515
0
2
.000
4
7
.364
2007-08

19

16

.543

0

4

.000

5

6

.455

2008-09

25

14

.641

0

1

.000

4

6

.400

2009-10

19

19

.500

2

7

.222

3

8

.273

Totals
80
65
.552
2
14
.128
16
27
.372

Doubles

 

Overall

vs. Top 60

SEC Dual

Year
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.
W
L
Pct.

2006-07

13
10
.565
1

1

.500

4

1

.800
2007-08

13

15

.464

0

1

.000

4

6

.400

2008-09

21

14

.600

0

3

.000

5

3

.675

2009-10

16

19

.457

4

7

.364

Totals
63
58
.521
1
5
.167
17
17
.500

 

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