University of Iowa Athletics

Michelle Bacalla

Height 5-4
Class Jr.
Hometown Skokie, Ill.
High School Niles North

Spring 2020 — had a 6-3 singles record at the No. 3 and No 4. positions … 4-2 record at the No. 3 position … posted a 4-6 record in doubles … season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… letterwinner.

Fall 2019 — competed in three tournaments … 6-3 doubles record … had a 5-5 singles record.

Spring 2019 — posted an 8-12 singles recorded, including a 6-5 mark in Big Ten duals… played at the No. 4 and No. 5 singles positions, posting a 7-7 mark at the No. 5 spot… posted a 2-4 mark in doubles… letterwinner.

Fall 2018 — Made her college debut at the ITA Central Regional Championship… competed in two tournaments… 4-2 doubles record… posted a 4-2 singles record.

High School — Finished  fourth place at the 2016 and 2017 Illinois High School State Championships… received four Central Suburban League All Conference Awards… won 2 consecutive Baird Cup Championships… received multiple sportsmanship awards… four-star recruit and UTR of 10… many nominations for the Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of as high as 3.9.

Personal — Born on January 20, 2000…daughter to Cris and Eppieh Bacalla… brother RK played tennis at Western Michigan University… brother Dave who played at Valparaiso and is now the assistant coach at Valparaiso.

Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2018-19 0-1 2-3 2-2 2-4 4-2 6-6 .500
2019-20 3-5 1-1 1-0 4-6 6-3 10-9 .344
Career 3-6 3-4 3-2 6-10 10-5 16-15 .516
Season (Singles) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2018-19 1-5 7-7 6-7 8-10 4-2 12-12 .500
2019-20 4-2 2-1 1-0 6-3 5-5 11-8 .578
Career 4-2 3-6 7-7 7-7 14-13 9-7 23-20 .534