Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Debbie Larocque
Debbie Larocque


Laval, Quebec

High School:
Ecole Secondaire de Mortagne





Head Coach Vicky Maes: "Debbie is the lone senior on our team this year. She loves being a Wildcat and I know she will treasure every second of her last competitive season. If she puts everything on the line and plays with heart she can do great things for us."

Arizona: Junior Year (2002-03): Played in the No. 4 spot throughout the season with one exception...The fourth Wildcat to tally a winning singles record at 19-18...Had a doubles record of 8-19 when mostly paired with freshman Kristy Randono...Upset No. 43 Claire Carter of Washington in the Round of 16 at the Pac-10 Tournament on April 26...Defeated ASU's Cindy Sureephong in Arizona's upset of No. 17 ASU on April 19...Had three 3-match win streaks on the season...Defeated Washington State's Nora Gaal, 6-2, 6-0, in Arizona's first Pac-10 win of the season.

Sophomore year (2001-02): Earned a 22-15 singles record on the sason...Won her bracket at the William and Mary Invitational in fall play...Had two 4-game win streaks...Defeated Texas' No. 41 Katoe Ruckert, 6-1, 7-6...Upset No. 24 Dora Krstulovic in Arizona's 4-3 win over ASU...Only Wildcat with sinning singles Pac-10 record at 5-3...Teamed with Mlakar in doubles for most of the year...Compiled a record of 18-12 with Mlakar...Earned a 4-4 mark in the Pac-10...Lost in first round of NCAA doubles tournament.

Freshman year (2000-01): Led squad with 23 singles victories... Won 20 of her first 25 matches to begin her collegiate career... Recorded a pair of three set victories at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships over Stanford's Lauren Barnikow, 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1, and Southern California's Anita Loyola, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5... Helped secure a 4-3 victory over Tulsa outlasting the squad's top-seeded Blanca Posada, 6-3, 7-5... Enjoyed a season-high six-match winning streak while not dropping a set... Upset No. 34-ranked Vladka Uhlirova of Texas in a three set duel, 6-2, 0-6, 7-5, in UA's 4-3 loss to 11th-ranked Texas... Earned a No. 97 ranking in the April 25 poll... Notched a team-high 12 singles wins during fall campaign... Won her first five matches of the fall season before dropping her first round qualifying draw match of the Riviera ITA All-American Tournament... Earned a berth in the qualifying draw of the Riviera ITA All-American Tournament after winning three matches in the pre-qualifyingo round... Advanced to singles quarterfinals at the Bulldog Classic... Earned berth in doubles semifinals with teammate Laresa Marino... Won singles back draw at ITA Region VIII Tournament after reeling off five consecutive victories... Led the team in singles victories with 13 in the fall... Teamed with Laresa Marino in doubles for a majority of the year... No. 2 doubles team on the squad... Boasted a team-high six wins in Pac-10 play... Advanced to the semifinals of the Pac-10 Championships...

High School: Graduated from De Mortagne Secondary School in Boucherville, Canada... Played under coach Yan Rapini... Earned the 1998 Sportsmanship Award in Quebec... Six-time junior Canadian Champion... Toured several countries participating in tennis tournaments held in Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, France, England, Austria and China with the Canadian national squad during the summer of `99...