UNC Women's Tennis Bio
 Lauren McHale
McHale McHale 720814
JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12) Emerged as one of the nation's top all-around players, ranking in the top 20 in the country in both singles and doubles • Earned ITA All-America honors in doubles for the second consecutive season with partner Shinann Featherston • Also grabbed All-ACC honors for the first time • Finished the season ranked No. 5 in doubles with Featherston and rose as high as No. 2 during the season • Also finished with a national singles ranking of No. 39, reaching a high of No. 16 during the spring • Compiled an overall singles record of 29-18 and a combined doubles record of 25-11 that included a 21-6 mark with Featherston • Selected for the NCAA Doubles Championship as automatic qualifiers from the ACC and earned the No. 3 overall seed, ensuring the duo's All-America status • The pair finished 19-4 in dual match play and 7-2 in ACC regular season matches • Also qualified for the NCAA singles event for the first time in her career • Defeated 11 ranked singles opponents on the year, including wins over No. 8 Robin Anderson of UCLA, No. 13 Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama and No. 14 Diana Nakic of Baylor • Won eight of nine matches from March 1-April 6 playing at the top three singles positions • Had an incredible fall season in singles • Won five qualifying matches at the ITA All-American Championships before capturing the 2011 ITA Carolina Regional singles title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over No. 67 Nelly Ciolkowski of Clemson • By virtue of her regional title, earned a spot at the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships where she advanced to the quarterfinals with wins over Macfarlane and Nakic • Proved with Featherston to be among the nation's best doubles pairs throughout 2012 • Despite not playing together in the fall due to Featherston's rehab from a knee injury, won 21 matches including 10 over ranked opponents • Won 13 of 14 matches at the top position from Feb. 3 to April 7 • Won in a tiebreak on three occasions, including a 9-8 (8) victory over No. 24 Bolivar and Zimmermann of Miami in one of the most exciting matches of the season • Had seven other top-25 wins including an 8-5 win over the No. 3-ranked team from USC and an 8-1 win over the No. 6 ranked team from Northwestern • Reached Veteran Leader status in the Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11) Emerged as one of Carolina's top all-around players • Earned ITA All-America honors with doubles partner Shinann Featherson after finishing the season ranked No. 7 in the nation • Also earned All-ACC Academic Team honors • Selected to the NCAA Doubles Championship but forced to withdraw after Featherston's injury in the team competition • Finished the season with a 23-17 singles record and a 32-11 mark in doubles play • Ranked as high as No. 86 in singles and No. 4 in doubles with Featherston • Also garnered a high ranking of No. 39 in doubles with Zoe De Bruycker • Won five of her first six singles matches as a Tar Heel, including a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 22 Olivia Janowicz of Florida • Notched UNC's third point of the win over Northwestern in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Stacey Lee • Rallied from a set down to clinch the win over No. 4 Michigan with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Mimi Nguyen • Closed the regular season with a flourish, taking straight-set wins over opponents from Clemson and Florida State • Defeated Alexandra Krsljanin of Washington in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, to help the Tar Heels advance to the Sweet 16 • Had one of the best doubles seasons in school history with Featherston, as the pair finished with a 27-8 record together, including a 15-3 mark in duals • Defeated nine ranked opponents, including five top-30 foes • Defeated the top-ranked pair of Will and Oyen from Florida in convincing fashion, 8-3 • Finished the year with six straight victories and wins in 10 of their last 11 matches.

FRESHMAN SEASON AT PRINCETON (2008-09) 2009 Ivy League and ITA East Regional Rookie of the Year • Played primarily No. 1 singles, finishing 23-12 as a freshman and earning first-team All-Ivy honors • Helped lead the Tigers to their first Ivy League title since 2000 and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

PREP/PERSONAL Rated as a Blue Chip recruit by TennisRecruiting.net • Ranked as the No. 2 player in the class of 2008 after her senior year of high school • Majoring in journalism and mass communication at UNC • Says her best attribute as a player is that she fights until the last point no matter the score • If she could play another sport at UNC, she would be a swimmer • Lived in Hong Kong for five years • Favorite foods are cheeseburgers and ice cream • Lauren Ashley McHale is the daughter of John and Margarita McHale • Sister Christina is one of the top American women on the WTA tour • Born April 23, 1990.
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
High School: Academies at Englewood
UNC North Carolina Women's Tennis


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