July 9, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – The TCU women’s tennis team and head coach Dave Borelli continued its preparation for the 2013-14 tennis season with the addition of Tennessee transfer Mimi Fotopoulos Tuesday. A Prairie Village, Kan. native, Fotopoulos joins the Horned Frogs after one season competing with the Lady Volunteers.
“Mimi has a great work ethic and personality to go with her outstanding ability as a tennis player,” Borelli said. “We are thrilled to have her come to TCU.”
Fotopoulos competed at No. 4 and No. 5 singles for UT during the dual match season. She wrapped up the campaign with a 17-14 singles record.
“I fell in love with TCU when I came to visit,” Fotopoulos said. “The combination of strong athletics and academics the school offers is great. Dave Borelli is a fantastic guy, and a great coach. I look forward to getting to work with him.”
Before going to Tennessee, Fotopoulos was one of the most sought after recruits in the country out of Shawnee Mission East High School in Kansas. She went undefeated in her final two seasons of high school play, racking up a 64-0 singles record en route to two state championships and two team state championships. A three-time high school All-American, Fotopoulos was a four-time USTA National Open Singles and Doubles Champion prior to joining the Lady Volunteers.
She comes from a background with many connections throughout the Big 12. Her father, Sam, and brother, Chris, both played at Oklahoma with Sam winning a Big Eight title before going on to representing his home country of Greece in the Davis Cup. Mimi’s mother, Angie, also attended Oklahoma and was a member of the OU Pom and Cheer Squad. Her grandfather, John, played basketball and tennis at Kansas.
“We joke about it a lot in our house,” Fotopoulos noted. “We are always making ‘House Divided’ jokes and such, but my family is very happy for the decision that I made. I could not be more thrilled to be part of the TCU family.”
Fotopoulos is the third newcomer for the TCU women’s tennis program. She will be joined by fellow first-time Frogs Seda Arantekin of Turkey and Hanna Victorsson of Sweden, who signed back in November.