UNC Men's Tennis Bio
 Jack Murray
Murray Murray 1666637

Spring 2015: Third-team All-ACC honoree ... Went 19-8 in singles, playing mostly in the No. 4 spot ... 19-6 in doubles

Fall 2014: Went 11-4 in singles and 5-2 in doubles in the fall…the 11 singles wins tied Brayden Schnur for the team-high…made an impressive run through the ITA All-American Championships pre-qualifying and qualifying singles draws, totaling six wins en route to the tournament’s main field…defeated two ranked singles opponents in Texas’ #113 Nick Naumann (Napa Valley Invite) and Kentucky’s #118 Beck Pennington (ITA qualifying)…advanced to the singles Round of 16 at the ITA Carolinas Regional…paired with Ronnie Schneider to register five doubles wins across three events.
Freshman Season (2013-14) Recap: Came in and contributed right away in singles and doubles lineup for the Tar Heels...did not play in the fall of 2013 but became one of the key players on the team in the spring semester…finished with an overall 19-7 singles record and a 24-4 doubles mark...went 9-1 at #4 singles spot and 7-4 at #5...played at four different singles flights in the spring…was solid against ACC opponents, tallying an 8-4 singles record…teamed with doubles partner Ronnie Schneider to compile the best conference record of any #3 doubles team in the ACC with a 10-1 mark against league foes...was one of four freshmen to provide a key singles point in Carolina’s victory over #19 Illinois in February…teamed with Schneider in the same match to defeat Illinois’ 31st-ranked doubles team of Jared Hilizik and Alex Jesse 6-2…clinched matches against #9 Notre Dame, Florida State and #47 Miami with singles wins…also tallied doubles wins with Schneider in all three matches...paired with Schneider to rally from 7-3 down for a crucial doubles win against South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament…the duo went 4-0 in the NCAA Tournament, earning a spot on the All-NCAA Tournament team...played all but one doubles match as a freshman with fellow Midwesterner Schneider with the duo going 23-4...was 4-2 in three-set singles matches

.Prep Highlights:  Attended the Roeper School in Birmingham, Mich. ...reached the final of the 2013 Kentucky National Open in singles in the boys 18s before losing to UNC freshman teammate Ronnie Schneider...won the doubles championship in the 18s in that event...took fourth place in doubles at the winter nationals in the boys 18s...reached the finals of National Open in Virginia boys 18s...finalist of the National Open in Dayton, Ohio in boys 18s...finished in the Top 20 in the country in the event...by end of his senior year of high school he moved up to 12th on tennisrecuriting.net in the Class of 2013.

Off Court with Jack

The best thing about being a Tar Heel tennis player is: being surrounded by great people in a fantastic environment.

My favorite thing about playing for Coach Paul is: he wants what's best for the team and he really pushes us to be our best.

Since last year the aspects of my game I've worked on the most are: movement and decision making.

My best friends on a college tennis team are: John Patrick Mullane and Brett Forman at Michigan State.

My greatest strength as a tennis player is:  my disregard for shot tolerance.

Away from the tennis court and academic pursuits I like to spend time: watching the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers win championships.

The best movie I've seen recently is:  The Dark Knight.

If I could compete in another sports at UNC it would be:  ping pong.

The music act I'd most like to see in person is:  Eminem.

My favorite post-match meal would consist of:  anything Fried.

My favorite beverage is:  chocolate milk.

My favorite food made by a relative is: my Uncle's steak.

My favorite guilty pleasure food wise is:  Chinese Food.

If I possessed the gift of time travel I'd like to go to: ancient Greece or Rome and look at the buildings

My most prized possession is:  my Calvin Johnson jersey hoodie.

If I could go to dinner with a famous person it would be:  Eminem.

My dream job is:  pro tennis player.

The most interesting person I've met at UNC is:  Associate Head Coach Tripp Phillips.

Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Beverly Hills, Mich.
High School: The Roeper School
Major: Economics/History
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