Kara Warkentin

Kara Warkentin, Hall of Fame Athlete

Kara Warkentin, Hall of Fame Athlete

In the early days of Warkentin’s Tennis career, she was nationally ranked every year in junior tennis including a #1 ranking in So Cal and #4 nationally in doubles.

As the number one singles player at San Marcos High during each of her four years, in 1992 Warkentin’s Royals team earned Co-Channel League Champions. Individually, Kara was the Channel League Singles Champion in the 1992-1994 seasons. Warkentin was voted Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete ofthe Year in tennis each season from 1993-1996. Her overall High School Record was159-11, earning All-American status in 1994.

An impressive collegiate career as a constant in the line-up for the USC Trojans. She was part ofthe #1 doubles team and #2 singles player as ajunior, and #1singles player in her senior year. Warkentin competed in the NCAA tournament in both singles and doubles in 1999 and 2000. At USC, Kara was nationally ranked as high as #4 in doubles and in the top 40 in singles in NCAA rankings.

Professionally, Warkentin won the Open division So Cal Sectionals, the Stead Open mixed doubles title with former ATP touring pro Glenn Mitchibata and played on the WTA tour for 6 months.

Looking back at her tennis career, Kara is very proud to represent San Marcos High School and USC.