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Duke Women's Tennis BIO
Kaitlyn McCarthy
Player Profile:
Kaitlyn McCarthy 2404645
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Cary, N.C.
High School: Laurel Springs School

2015-16: Second-team All-ACC selection … qualified for NCAA Singles Championship and reached round of 32 after defeating Wake Forest’s 64th-ranked Kimmy Guerin, 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (9-7) … concluded freshman campaign with 25-13 singles mark and 20-6 doubles ledger … ranked as high as 21st in Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) singles poll and 42nd on the doubles list … finished the 2016 campaign ranked No. 52 on the ITA singles poll and 50th alongside Samantha Harris on the doubles poll … posted a 7-10 record against nationally ranked opponents in singles action … split time between courts one, two and three … opened college career with season-best seven consecutive singles victories and five straight doubles wins … picked up a 6-2, 6-2 result against 35th-ranked Paige Hourigan of Georgia Tech at the Duke James Bonk Invite … defeated UCLA’s 27th-ranked Kyle McPhillips in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, at the Freeman Memorial … also defeated 59th-ranked Gabby Smith of USC (6-3, 7-6) and 24th-ranked Brianna Morgan of Florida (6-2, 6-4) at the Freeman Memorial … helped Duke blank No. 9 Texas A&M, 4-0, with a 6-3, 6-0 win against 58th-ranked Rachel Pierson … led the Blue Devils off the singles courts with a 6-0, 6-2 result against 89th-ranked Lexi Borr of Boston College … competed primarily alongside Samantha Harris in doubles to accrue a team-high 18 wins … split time between courts one and two, earning a 5-2 record at the No. 1 positon and a 9-2 mark at the No. 2 spot … dropped Fresno State’s 58th-ranked tandem of Sophie Watts and Anneka Watts, 6-0, for the pair’s win over a ranked opponent.

Prior to Duke: Rated as a top-10 recruit by tennisrecruiting.net … earned a spot in the 2015 US Open National Playoffs Championships after defeating Andie Daniell, 6-3, 7-5, at the US Open National Playoffs-Southern Qualifying Tournament ... won the 2012 U18 Canadian World Ranking Event in Montreal after dropping Erin Routliffe in three sets, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 … reached the final of the main draw of the 2013 Pan American International Tennis Federation before falling to Tornado Black … saw action in the singles championship match at the International Grass Court Championships in 2013 … also played into the doubles semifinal match at the 2013 International Grass Court Championships while paired with Brooke Broda … faced Hayley Carter in the finals of the 2012 South Carolina ITF … earned the doubles title at the same tournament while competing with Taylor Davidson to down Helen Altick and Catherine Bellis, 6-4, 6-0 … participated in the 2014 Junior Wimbledon Tournament … also competed in the 2014 Junior French Open Tournament … played into the semifinal round of the $10,000 Gainesville, Fla., singles tournament before falling to Sofia Kenin … won the doubles title at the 2014 Easter Bowl Championship while competing alongside Mary Haffey, defeating Mira Ruder-Hook and Gabrielle Smith … advanced to the final of the 2013 Metropolia Orange Bowl International Championship while playing with Sofia Kenin … partnered with Catherine Harrison to compete in the semifinal round of the 2011 International Grass Court Championships doubles competition … reached the semifinal round of the $25,000 Florence, S.C., doubles tournament in 2013 while teamed with Josie Kuhlman.

Personal: Born Kaitlyn Harris McCarthy on Dec. 4, 1997 in New Orleans, La. … daughter of Kevin McCarthy and Beverly Harris … has two sisters, Erika Brooks and Rebecca Shapiro.

  Singles     Doubles    
Year Dual Conference Overall Dual Conference Overall
2015-16 11-10 4-6 25-13 14-4 8-1 20-6
Career 11-10 4-6 25-13 14-4 8-1 20-6
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