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Mary Clayton
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
City/State: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Edison Academic Center
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Mary Clayton Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 09/26/2013

2012-13: Closed Duke career with 29 ACC singles wins, ranking No. 3 on Duke’s all-time list … just the 21st Blue Devil to record over 100-career wins … boasted the 9th best winning percentage of 100-match winners with .743 … amassed an impressive overall career record of 110-38 … named to All-ACC team … inducted into Duke Tennis Hall of Fame on April 6 … received the Regional ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship … concluded season with 25-12 overall singles record … ranked No. 107 and as high as No. 44 in in-season polls … played majority of the season in No. 2 spot, accruing a 7-5 mark … crowned Kitty Harrison Invitational Blue Draw champion after handily defeating No. 24 Tessa Lyons 7-5, 6-1 … upset No. 31 Tayler Davis 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2), at the ITA Riviera All-American tournament … reached quarterfinals of ITA Riviera All-American tournament … defeated Michigan’s No. 75 Sarah Lee 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, on March 1 … compiled career overall doubles mark of 82-43 for a .656 winning percentage … concluded season with 20-13 doubles mark … ended career with a 28-11 doubles record in ACC action … played majority of season in the doubles No. 1 position … recorded a 5-5 ledger against Nationally ranked doubles opponents … alongside Marianne Jodoin, advanced to the semifinals of the Duke Fab Four Invitational … ended season ranked No. 26 in doubles play alongside Ester Goldfeld … duo climbed as high as No. 7 in midseason polls … teamed with Marianne Jodoin to advance to the round of 16 in the ITA Riviera All-American tournament … upset William & Mary’s duo of No. 3 Maria Belaya and Jeltje Loomans, 8-1, on Jan. 19 … overcame Texas Tech’s pair No. 16 Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo, 8-4, on May 12 … named to ACC All-Academic team.

2011-12:
A team captain, closed the season tied for the team lead with a 32-11 overall singles record ... compiled a 21-4 mark in dual matches, including a 9-0 ledger in ACC play ... posted a 7-1 mark playing No. 4 singles and was 12-4 in the No. 5 spot ... spent the entire season ranked in singles play, finishing the year at No. 70 and reaching as high as No. 66 ... outlasted No. 74 Anett Schutting of California, 7-5, 6-0, in the No. 5 spot on Feb. 12 ... owned a 26-20 doubles record and a team-best 8-3 mark in ACC matches ... teaming with Ester Goldfeld, finished the season ranked 27th and as high as No. 21 in previous polls ... upset No. 2 Shinann Featherston and Lauren McHale of North Carolina, 8-4, on April 12 ... scored another upset against Georgia Tech's 10th-ranked duo of Jillian O'Neill and Alex Anghelescu, 8-4, on April 1 ... in the fall, ranked No. 63 in the preseason singles rankings … compiled a 10-5 singles record … defeated No. 91 Jeltje Loomans of William & Mary, 7-6, 7-5, in the quarterfinals of the Duke Fab-4 Invite … upended No. 95 Lucia Batta of UNLV, 6-1, 6-3 in the singles consolation draw at Riviera/ITA All-Americans … recorded a 7-6 overall doubles mark … played with four different doubles partners, including Ester Goldfeld, Hanna Mar, Annie Mulholland and Monica Gorny...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Posted a 23-4 singles record … played in the No. 6 spot for the majority of the season where she posted a 20-3 record ... was a perfect 3-0 in her time at the No. 5 spot … spent the entire season ranked in singles play, finishing the year at No. 94 and reaching as high as No. 42… defeated No. 22 Olivia Janowicz 6-3, 6-3 … teamed with Monica Gorny in doubles play and tallied a 17-5 record, including a 9-1 mark against conference opponents… finished the season ranked No. 69 with Gorny … in the fall, posted a 9-4 record in singles and a 8-6 overall doubles record... won the ITA Summer Championship in singles... appeared in the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in singles and doubles... Won the consolation doubles main draw at the Riviera with partner Monica Gorny.

2009-10: Posted a team-best 21-7 singles record in dual matches … lined up primarily in the No. 5 and No. 6 spots … went 12-5 from the sixth position and 6-1 in the fifth spot … finished 3-1 at No. 4 … went 7-3 in ACC regular season action … posted a 2-1 record in NCAA Tournament play … helped Duke to a win over No. 2 Northwestern with a 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over Stacey Lee at No. 6 … played the majority of doubles matches with Monica Gorny … registered a 10-3 overall record with Gorny, including a 6-3 mark in ACC matches … duo finished season ranked 37th in the nation and went 2-2 against nationally-ranked foes … tandem went 2-0 in NCAA Tournament, including upsetting No. 31 pair from North Carolina in the NCAA quarterfinal.

Prep:
Ranked as the No. 12 player in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net … captured the girls U-16 Florida State Championship in 2006 … won the U-16 Florida Open national singles and doubles titles … finished fifth in the United States U-18 national championship … posted wins over various internationally ranked opponents, including the 10th ranked player at the time … ranked second by Florida Blue Chip … advanced to the semifinals of the Spring Supernational tournament … participated in high level international tournaments, including the Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl … played one year of high school tennis … went unbeaten for St. Thomas Aquinas … led the team to the state championship … graduated from Edison Academic Center in December of 2009 … was a member of the National Honor Society … participated in the Congressional Student Leadership Conference … enjoys horseback riding and equestrian.

Personal: Born Mary Renden Clayton on November 22, 1991 in Plantation, Fla. … daughter of William and Sylvia Clayton … has two brothers, Chris and Alex, and one sister Courtney … father played tennis for Northwestern … brother Chris played tennis for Harvard (05-09) and her other brother Alex is currently a junior on the Stanford men’s tennis team … sister Courtney also played tennis at Stanford.

 

Singles

 

 

Doubles

 

 

Year

Dual

Conference

Overall

Dual

Conference

Overall

2009-10

21-7

7-3

21-7

13-3

7-3

13-3

2010-11

23-4

8-2

32-8

17-5

9-1

23-7

2011-12

21-4

9-0

32-11

17-11

8-3

26-20

Career

65-15

24-5

85-26

47-19

24-7

62-30

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