UNC Women's Tennis Bio
 Whitney Kay
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SENIOR (2015-16) Finished senior season ranked No. 41 in singles and No. 3 in doubles with Hayley Carter • No. 1 seed in doubles at the NCAA Championship • Reached NCAA doubles semifinals with Hayley Carter • Was ranked No. 1 in doubles from Feb. 10-April 12 • Named ITA Carolina Region Most Improved Senior • Selected to the ITA Collegiate All-Star Team • 19-16 overall singles record, 9-4 in the ACC • 37-7 overall doubles record, 11-2 in ACC playing with Hayley Carter • Nine singles wins over ranked opponents, including 14th-ranked Brienne Minor (Michigan) • Carter and Kay won doubles title at 2015 ITA National Individual Indoor Championship at Billie Jean King Tennis Center • Won the doubles titles at the 2016 Freeman Memorial Championship in Las Vegas • Reached doubles final at 2015 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships • Named to All-ACC Academic Team for a third straight season.

JUNIOR (2014-15) Competed primarily at No. 4 singles for a North Carolina team that was ranked No. 1 for the majority of the 2015 season • Recorded a 22-9 overall singles record - 4-1 in tournaments, 18-8 in dual matches (7-4 against the ACC) • Finished the season ranked 86th in the country • Reached 53rd in the rankings in mid-February after helping lead the team to the ITA National Indoor Team Championship • Was 3-1 in the indoor championship with wins over No. 43 Peggy Porter of Florida and No. 88 Clementina Riobueno of Miami • Named ACC Player of the Week on Jan. 20 after reaching the semifinals of singles and the finals of doubles at the Freeman Memorial Championship in Las Vegas • Best victory of the dual match season was a straight-set win over No. 33 Catherine Harrison at the NCAA Team Championship quarterfinals in Waco, Texas • Teamed with Hayley Carter to form a strong doubles team • The duo was 23-3 overall - 20-2 in dual matches (8-1 against the ACC) • They finished the season ranked 43rd, and reached the top-20 in February and March • The duo won 17 consecutive matches that spanned late January to early April.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14) Earned All-America status in doubles playing with partner Caroline Price • The duo earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship and reached the quarterfinals • Kay and Price finished the season ranked No. 9 according to the ITA • Kay/Price finished with a 25-8 overall doubles record, including 18-5 in dual matches and an 8-2 mark against the ACC • They were 9-3 at #1 and 9-2 at #2 doubles • The tandem won four doubles matches in the NCAA Team Championship over VCU, Texas A&M, Alabama and Stanford • Beat #3 Michigan (Bolender/Bektas) and #7 William & Mary (Belaya/Loomans) at Riviera ITA All-Americans to advance into semifinals of Main Draw Doubles • Posted a 13-15 singles record • Defeated Texas A&M's Stefania Hristov in straight sets in the NCAA Team Championship • Was ranked as high as #33 by the ITA in singles.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13) Enjoyed an outstanding first season with Carolina by posting a 31-14 overall singles record, including a 19-5 mark in dual match play • Her 8-1 record in ACC competition led the team • Was ranked as high as No. 19 nationally in singles and finished the season at No. 44 in the country • Won her first three collegiate matches at the Duke Fab Four, including a straight-set victory over No. 17 Cristinia Stancu of Texas A&M • Earned 12-straight singles wins that spanned two months of the spring season • That included three wins in leading Carolina to the National Indoor title in February • She had victories over No. 19 Zoe Scandalis of USC, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, No. 40 Ester Goldfield of Duke in straight-sets and No. 96 Pamela Montez of UCLA, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (5) • Teamed with Ashley Dai to form a strong doubles combination that owned a 15-8 overall doubles record • The duo ranked No. 8 nationally in early January and finished the season No. 33 in the country • Dai and Kay won their first nine doubles matches of the season, including two victories over ranked opponents from Tennessee and Florida State at the Furman Fall Classic • Kay later joined forces with Caroline Price and went 13-4 in doubles, including 10-3 in dual matches • The duo went 5-2 in the ACC and also took down No. 8 Northwestern, 9-8 (6) in Evanston, Ill. • Price and Kay finished the season ranked No. 37 in the country.

JUNIOR/PREP No. 5 overall player in the class and considered a Blue Chip prospect by TennisRecruiting.net • One of the nation's top junior players since the age of nine, and reached the No. 1 spot in the national rankings in 2010 • Won 31 National titles, including 12 USTA National Championship Gold Balls. Also earned 8 USTA National Championship Silver Balls • Won 26 Southern Championship Titles including winning the Southern Section Closed Championship at the 12s, 14s, and 18s • Two-time Southern Section Junior Female Player of the Year • Two-time Georgia Junior Female Player of the Year • Was awarded several regional and national Sportsmanship Awards including: The 2012 USTA Bill Talbert Sportsmanship Award which includes a permanent plaque at the International Tennis Hall of Fame; the 2012 USTA Southern Bill Ozaki Sportsmanship Award; and 2012 USTA Spring Nationals, 2010 USTA Spring Nationals, and 2009 USTA National Championship Hard Courts Sportsmanship Awards.

Height: 5'8"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Laurel Springs
UNC North Carolina Women's Tennis

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