Caitlyn  Williams

Caitlyn Williams


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Alpha Omega Academy


Career Singles Record: 29-25
Career Doubles Record: 57-35
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 9 (2/28/2012 with Natalie Pluskota)

2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Freshman of the Week (3/7)

2011 Furman Fall Classic (Flight Four)

2014 Tennessee Fall Invite
2013 Tennessee Fall Invite
2011 Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic

2014-15 - SENIOR
Singles Record: 4-4
Doubles Record: 17-5


  • Opened her fall season ranked in doubles at No. 16 with Joanna Henderson by the ITA. She and Henderson went 5-1 together in the fall. They also won the Tennessee Fall Invite doubles title for the second year in a row together.
  • She advanced to the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Regional Championships with Henderson in doubles before losing 6-3, 6-0 to the No. 17 ranked doubles team of Sydney Colton and Courtney Campbell from Vanderbilt
  • Bounced back from her only lost in the fall with a 8-2 win over Gabriella De Santis and Sandy Niehaus of Ohio State who were ranked No. 32 in the country


  • Played every match in the No. 1 spot for doubles with fellow senior Joanna Henderson, going 10-2.
  • Went on a six-match winning streak from February 1-March 27 in doubles.
  • Helped Tennessee secure its first conference win of the season over Missouri by winning in doubles over the duo of Clark/Lashway and a 7-5, 6-1 win over Beatriz Machado Santos, clinching the match for the Lady Vols.
  • Beat the duo of Berg/Dailey from South Carolina 8-6 during the final weekend of the regular season.
  • Earned bid to the NCAA Doubles Championships.
  • Fell in round of 32 to Stanford's 10th-ranked Doyle/Tsay 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-2.

  • 2013-14 - JUNIOR
    • Captured match point in team's victory over LSU (April 4), defeating Noel Scott 7-6 (5), 6-2
    • Defeated #55 Kelsey Dieters of Kentucky 7-6(4), 7-5 (Oct. 27)

    • Finished the season ranked No. 45 in the country alongside Joanna Henderson
    • Went 7-1 during the Fall with doubles partner Joanna Henderson
    • Won back-to-back doubles matches with Joanna Henderson, beating LSU 8-2 (April 4) and Arkansas 8-1 (April 6)
    • Won against Kentucky 8-3, NC State 8-1 and Ohio State 8-6 during the Tennessee Fall Invite (Oct. 27) en route to doubles tournament champion honors
    • Competed in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional going 1-1 with Henderson beating Fox/Lewis of Kentucky (Oct. 19)
    • Had a clean sweep at the Furman Fall Classic along side Henderson beating teams from Furman, Florida State and Clemson (Sept. 27)

    2012-13 - SOPHOMORE
    • Took down Antonia Foehse (Alabama) 6-1, 6-4 (4/19)
    • Cruised to a win over Naomi Tran (Miss. St.) 6-0, 6-1 (4/18)
    • Dropped No. 102 Maya Jansen (Alabama) 6-1, 6-4 (4/12)
    • Defeated Brittany Harrell of Prairie View A&M 6-1, 6-3 (3/29)
    • Dropped UK's E. Morin-Kougoucheff 6-2, 6-3 (3/22)
    • Managed a strong win over Gabby Steele (OSU) 6-3, 7-5 (2/17)

    • Defeated Indiana's Alecia Kauss 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), (2/15)
    • Won 6-2, 7-5 over Utah's Lucia Kovarcikova at the UVA Winter Invitational (1/19)
    • Defeated NC State's Nicole Martinez 6-4, 6-4 in the Tennessee Fall Classic (10/26)
    • Won her first singles match of the Fall season at the Furman Fall Classic against FSU's Francesca Segarelli (9/21)

    • Out-matched Emily Zabor/Natalia Maynetto (Alabama) 6-5 (4/19)
    • Partnered with Jesse Grace, defeated Petra Ferancova/Sarai Flores (Miss. St.) 8-0 (4/18)
    • Went on a three match win streak with partner Joanna Henderson in the month of March
    • Dropped a hard fought match against Indiana's Carolyn Chupa/Katie Klyczek #2 doubles team 8-5 (2/15)
    • No. 2 doubles with Joanna Henderson d. Sarah Lee/Mimi Nguyen of Michigan, 8-3 (2/1)
    • Competed in the ITA Kickoff with partner Joanna Henderson (1/27)

    • Went 2-1 during the UVA Winter Invitational with partner Joanna Henderson defeating Najera-Salas/Smith of Utah and Wowchuk/Niu of Northwestern (1/21)
    • Defeated opponents from South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio State and Memphis
    • Went 5-3 throughout the Fall in doubles competition
    • Partnered with Caitlyn Williams for Fall doubles matches

    2011-12 - FRESHMAN
    • Held out for fall and was limited throughout season due to injuries
    • Played from multiple positions, primarily from No. 4 spot, finishing with a 10-8 record
    • Won career-high four consecutive matches in February
    • Led team with five match-clinching points, four of which came consecutively (Indiana, OSU, UCF, SCAR)

    • Also clinched UT's 4-0 NCAA First Round win over VCU with individual 6-4, 6-3 win over Salome Kvitashvili
    • South Carolina match came down to her court, which she won 6-4, 6-4
    • Opened career with lone-ranked win, defeating Virginia's Erin Vierra (No. 75) 6-1, 6-4

    • Finished season ranked 25th with Pluskota and was as high as ninth during rookie year
    • Won 13 matches as a freshman (13-10), including three ranked wins, two in the Top Five
    • 8-4 win over No. 5 Kristy Frilling and Shannon Mathews (Notre Dame) capped original career-high four-match winning streak
    • Highest-ranked win of career came against No. 3 Kaitlyn Christian/Sabrina Santamaria (USC)

    • Also won four straight in late March/early April, including 8-4 victory vs. 75th-ranked Auburn duo in SEC Tournament First Round
    • Has clinched six doubles points, including over VCU duo to help give UT 1-0 lead in NCAA First Round match
    • Made her UT debut at the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic alongside Joanna Henderson
    • Posted 1-1 record
    • Won first match at UT, 8-4, over JoHanna Manningham and Julia Sabacinski of Notre Dame

    • Ranked as a five-star, blue chip recruit according to
    • Was the 19th-ranked player in the nation and part of the fifth-best recruiting class in the country
    • Ranked as high as No. 67 in the world in the ITF Girls 18s singles rankings wans was top-rated player in the nation in girls' 16s

    • Named the Southern Girl Player of the Year in 2005, 2007 and 2009
    • Finalist in the Girls 16s doubles of the Orange Bowl and singles finalist in the Girls 16s Eddie Herr
    • Won professional futures doubles title in Sumter, S.C.

    • Deep family tennis ties
    • The Williams family was selected as the Tennessee tennis family of the year in 2006
    • Mother, Michelle DePalmer-Williams played for the Lady Vols from 1980-84 and was an All-American in 1981
    • Grandfather, Mike DePalmer, was the head men's tennis coach at UT from 1981-84 and is in the ITA Hall of Fame

    • Brother, Rhyne, played for the men's tennis team at UT from 2009-11 and earned All-American honors in both seasons
    • Father, Bob, played at Duke (1984-87) and earned All-ACC honors in 1987
    • Sister, Jennifer, played at Birminham Southern College
    • Recipient of the Pat B. Felts Deferred Tennis Scholarship Endowment



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