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Sara Kuuttila
Sara  Kuuttila


Albuquerque, N.M.


Spartans Conclude Play at Wildcat Invite

Freshmen have strong performance at first fall tournament.

2017-18: Freshman

Finished with a 15-10 overall singles record and a 16-11 mark in doubles during her freshman campaign… Tied for second on the team for the most overall doubles wins with 16.

Spring 2018: Consistently played at No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles for the Spartans… At No. 3 singles, she went 9-7, with a 3-6 mark in Big Ten play… In doubles, she paired with partner Habiba Shaker for most of the season as the duo posted a 9-7 record in dual season.

Fall 2017: Singles – Compiled a record of 5-2 in singles play… Went 2-1 at the Wildcat Invite and an undefeated 3-0 at the Louisville Tennis Classic… Qualified for the main draw of the 2017 ITA Division I Women’s Midwest Regional Championship. Doubles – Had a record of 6-4 in doubles play… Partnered with Habiba Shaker to go 2-2 at the Wildcat Invite and at the Midwest Regional Championship… Went 3-1 at the Louisville Tennis Classic with partners Shaker, Ava Thielman and Samantha Memije.

Prior to MSU:
Three-year letterwinner in tennis at La Cueva High School in No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles… Was on the honor roll for all four years… Was named All-Metro, All-District and All-State from freshman to junior year… Named team MVP her freshman and sophomore seasons… Team district champions and team state runner-up her freshman through junior year… She went undefeated in singles at the USTA National Team Championships in March 2015 to help her team place second… Won a total of seven matches in singles at the USTA National Winter Championships in 2016… Reached the quarterfinals of the MSU ITA event in summer 2016… Did not play her senior season… Placed second in singles and doubles of the MSU ITA event in summer 2017 where she had one semi-finals and two semi-finals finishes in singles… Played in four events and ranked in the top 10 nationally during summer 2017.

Personal: Daughter of William K. Szaroletta and Elizabeth J. Kuutila… Sister, Anna Kuutila, played tennis at the University of New Mexico and Iowa State University… Plans to major in Advertising.

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