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Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Cary, N.C.
High School: Laurel Springs School


2017-18: Named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete and ITA All-America honoree … Selected to the All-ACC Academic team … Posted an 11-2 overall record during ACC singles play … Defeated two ranked ACC opponents during the spring slate … Bested No. 63 Eliza Omirou of Wake Forest (6-4, 6-2) and North Carolina’s No. 83 Alexa Graham (6-4, 2-6, 6-4) … Picked up five wins over ranked foes through the fall and spring … Reached as high as No. 55 in singles play by the ITA … Partnered with Kaitlyn McCarthy to win Duke’s first Collegiate Grand Slam title since 2009 by capturing the doubles title at the Riviera All-American Championship … Reached the highest ITA ranking of No. 2 in doubles for 10 consecutive weeks … Defeated No. 3 Jessie Aney/Alexa Graham of North Carolina (6-1) … Reached the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Tournament by defeating Pepperdine’s No. 13 Luisa Stefani/Mayar Sherif Ahmed (6-2, 3-6, 10-7), No. 21 Fernanda Navarro/Marie Leduc of Clemson (7-5, 6-2) and No. 11 Fernanda Contreras/Astra Sharma of Vanderbilt (5-7, 6-1, 10-5).

2016-17: Compiled a 29-5 singles record, including a 24-1 dual meet record and a perfect 14-0 in ACC matches…split time between the third and fourth courts, registering a 3-0 record at the No. 3 position and a 21-1 ledger at the No. 4 position… Won her final 21 singles matches and reached a high of 34th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings…Went 2-3 against nationally ranked opponents, dropping Texas Tech’s 106th ranked Felicity Maltby 6-4, 6-3 and North Carolina’s 55th ranked Alexa Graham 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)…recorded a 22-12 doubles record with a 14-8 record when partnering with Meible Chi, which was tied for the second highest win total for a Duke pair…duo of McCarthy and Chi reached a peak of 25th in the ITA Rankings…combined with Chi to record a 4-4 mark against ranked doubles pairs, defeating Northwestern’s sixth ranked Alex Chatt and Maddie Lipp 6-0 and Florida State’s 56th ranked Ariana Rahmanparast and Nandini Das 6-0…Dropped Clemson’s 31st ranked pair Marie Leduc and Ayan Broomfield 7-6 in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals…Beat Tennessee’s 71st ranked pair Brittany Lindl and Eve Repic 6-1 in the NCAA Round of 32.

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 … 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
2016-17 24-1 14-0 29-5 15-8 7-7 21-12
2017-18 19-5 11-2 28-11 19-6 7-3 33-9
2018-19 15-8 9-2 22-11 23-5 11-2 30-10
Career 69-24 38-10 104-40 71-23 33-13 104-37

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