Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Shayne Austin
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oak Park, Calif.
High School: Thousand Oaks High School
Experience: 3 Letters

JUNIOR (2014-15)
Finished the 2014-15 season with a 14-15 overall record, while going 10-10 in dual play and 3-7 in conference play…the 14 overall wins and the 10 victories in dual play both ranked fifth on the team…won 12 matches in doubles dual play, all from the No. 1 position with partner Briar Preston including posting a 5-4 conference record…the two The 13 doubles wins and the 12 doubles wins from the No.1 spot both rank best on the team… Won 12 of her last 19 doubles matches alongside Preston from Feb. 20 - April 23, including knocking off two top-five opponents and three top-25 tandems during that span…compiled a 5-3 singles record from the No. 4 spot and went 5-7 from the No. 5 spot... was one of six Wildcats to total double-digit overall wins and one of only five Wildcats to tally double-digit wins in dual play…Won five straight matches from March 4, - March 19, 2014… of the ten wins she accumulated in the spring, seven of them were straight set victories.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14)
Finished her sophomore season with an 11-7 singles record, playing at Nos. 4 and 5. Posted a 6-11 doubles record, playing mostly at No. 1.

FRESHMAN (2012-13)
Finished her freshman season with a 9-11 singles record, playing at spots 4, 5 and 6…Also had an 11-12 doubles record, playing mostly at Nos. 1 and 2.

Graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif. …Earned the Southern California Sportsmanship Award for 18s…Won the National Doubles tournament, was a finalist at Sectionals and advanced to the quarterfinals in the Easter Bowl.

Coach Maes’ Take: “We are very fortunate to have Shayne on our team. This is a kid that will benefit greatly from the structure we provide in practice every day--already has. Every time she spends time on the court, she gets better. She is a great listener and does everything you ask. She is also a committed teammate. Shayne is going to be a tough, tough contender for the Cats and I look forward to watching her grow as a player and a person over the next few years.”


Biggest Influence of tennis career: My dad. He was the one that introduced me to tennis and he has been by my side supporting me ever since.

Spends free time: Playing other sports, especially soccer. Also enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the beach.

Favorite places to play tennis other than Arizona: Del Ray Beach, Fla.

Hidden Talent: Soccer—used to play for a club soccer team that was No. 1 in the nation.

Favorite Sport other than Tennis: Soccer

Favorite TV Show/Movie: The Lucky One, So You Think You Can Dance

Favorite Food: Italian, Nutella

Why she chose Arizona: “I loved each and every one of the girls on the team. I really liked the coaching staff and the way Coach Maes coaches. She really cares about the team and that is one of the things I was looking for (in a coach). I also love the weather and the campus is so pretty!”

On Coach Maes: “Vicky is such a supportive coach. She cares so much about the team and supports and guides us in all aspects of our lives, on and off the court.”