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Janet Koch - Women's Tennis - Kansas Jayhawks

Janet Koch

Class Sophomore
Hometown Durbanville, South Africa
High School Curro Durbanville
Height 5'5''

Career Honors: 2019: Big 12 Player of the Week (Jan. 15).

Spring 2019: Totaled an overall record of 13-6 with a 12-6 mark on court 3… Named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week (Jan. 15) after notching a perfect 4-0 record at the Orlando Invitational.

Fall 2018: Participated in the Singles draw at the ITA Regional Championships… Made it to the Singles Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational Final… Participated in the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational.

Spring 2018 (Junior): Ended her third season with an even 19-19 overall mark in singles … Went 9-13 in dual matches, playing at the No. 2 and 3 positions … Earned a career-high win against Texas Tech’s No. 41 Felicity Maltby … Teamed up with Maria Toran Ribes, Tatiana Nikolaeva and Amber Policare for an overall mark of 15-18 … Ended dual play competing with Policare at the No. 2 spot … The duo upset the No. 76-ranked duo in KU’s NCAA Tournament second-round match against No. 12 Pepperdine … The defeat was a career-high against an opponent for Koch.

Fall 2017 (Junior): Tallied a 9-4 singles record, including a 1-1 mark against ranked opponents … Started the fall season with six-straight wins … Ended the fall season as the No. 90-ranked player in singles … Played doubles with Maria Toran Ribes to end with a 5-7 mark … Participated at the Rice Invitational, ITA Central Regional, Kansas Invitational and LSU Invitational.

Spring 2017 (Sophomore): Wrapped up her sophomore season with a 16-18 overall singles record … Paired with Nina Khmelnitckaia, Anastasia Rychagova and Tatiana Nikolaeva to post an overall doubles record of 17-16 … Began the spring paired with Rychagova at the No. 2 spot and went 4-5 … Stayed at the No. 2 spot and played with Nikolaeva until April to tally a 7-5 record … Paired back up with Rychagova for the remainder of the season to go 4-3.

Fall 2016 (Sophomore): Went 7-5 in singles play … Was one of four Jayhawks to compete at the ITA All-American for the first time since 2007, played both singles and doubles … Went 3-0 in singles and paired with Anastasia Rychagova to go 3-0 in doubles at the Notre Dame Fall Invitational to close the season on a high note… Teamed with Rychagova, Nina Khmelnitckaia and Tatiana Nikolaeva to post a 6-6 doubles record … Competed at the Little Rock Invitational, ITA All-American, ITA Central Regional and Notre Dame Fall Invitational.

Spring 2016 (Freshman): Finished the season with a 14-8 singles record … Went undefeated in her first five singles matches … Posted an 11-9 doubles record playing with Nina Khmelnitckaia on court one … Contributed to the team’s first NCAA Championship invitation in 17 years, picking up a singles win on court three for KU.

Fall 2015 (Freshman): Tallied an 8-5 mark in singles play … Opened the fall 2015 campaign with two-straight wins at the Little Rock Invitational … Collected two singles wins at the Texas Tech Invitational to close the fall season on a high note … Paired with Anastasia  Rychagova and Khmelnitckaia during the fall to post an impressive 9-3 doubles record … Competed at the Little Rock Invitational, ITA Central Regionals, Roberta Allison Fall Classic and Texas Tech Invitational.

High School: Ranked as high as No. 152 in ITF Junior World Rankings and No. 3 in South Africa Junior Rankings … Singles Champion at the Grade 4 ITF Petit Camp Junior Open (2012) and the Grade 5 SAS Junior ITF 2 (2013) … Collected top honors in doubles at several tournaments including the Grade 5 East London Junior ITF (2011), Grade 5 ITF East Africa 18 and Under (2011), Grade 4 Wanderers Junior ITF (2012), Grade 5 SAS Junior ITF 2 (2012, 2013) and the Grade B2 ITF/CAT African Closed Junior 18 and Under (2013) … Graduated from Curro Durbanville Private School.

Personal: Daughter of Chris and Alet Koch … Majoring in human biology pre-med.

Career Highs (as of May 21, 2018)
Highest Ranked Win 41 03.23.18
Record vs. Ranked Individuals 4-13
Most Singles Wins in a Season 22 2015-16
Most Singles Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 14 2015-16
Most Doubles Wins in a Season 20 2015-16
Most Doubles Wins in a Season (Dual Play) 11 2015-16
Longest Singles Win Streak 6 2017-18
Longest Doubles Win Streak 6 2015-16
Highest National Ranking in Singles 90 11.15.17
Highest National Ranking in Doubles 50 09.12.17
Highest Position Played Singles/Doubles 2/1