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    Kayla McMurry     
     
      Kayla McMurry
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Bearden

Height:
5-6

Career Singles Record: 8-14
Career Doubles Record: 4-2

HONORS
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

MATCH-BY-MATCH
2012-13

AS A JUNIOR (2012-2013)
Singles
  • Posted a win against Prairie View A&M's Capra Fellows in a dominating 6-0, 6-1 fashion (3/27)
  • Defeated Furman's Jenny Porter at the Furman Fall Classic (9/22)
Doubles
  • Managed an 8-0 doubles win over Prairie View A&M with Tiffany Tavares (3/22)
  • Did not see any doubles action during the Fall of 2012

AS A SOPHOMORE (Fall 2011)
Singles
  • Defeated Louisville's Gabrielle Duncan 6-3, 0-6, 6-1, in first round of the Ohio Valley Regional qualifiers, before falling in the next round
  • Opened season at Furman Fall Classic, defeating Vanderbilt's Megan Gornet 6-3, 7-6 (4)h
Doubles
  • Playing with Kata Szekely this fall
  • Duo won final two sets against SEC opponents at Furman Fall Classic to finish fifth in flight three
  • Beat USC's Adriana Pereira & Dina Guzairova, 8-5, and Vanderbilt's Nelly Radeva & Megan Gornet, 8-2

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11)
Singles
  • Posted a singles record of 5-7
  • Won three straight matches to reach the consolation semifinals of the 2010 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Region Championships from Oct. 14-18
  • Recorded her first-ever collegiate victory over Elizabeth Hall of Mississippi State on Sept. 11
Doubles
  • Posted a doubles mark of 1-1 during her first fall at Rocky Top
  • Paired with Kata Szekely, won her first career doubles match over Michelle Stanford and Jenny Porter of Furman on Nov.

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Four year letterwinner and captain at Bearden High School
  • Won the TSSAA Class AAA singles state championship in 2009
  • Won District 4 and Region 5 singles championships each year from 2008-10

  • Posted a career singles record of 74-6
  • Member of the National Honor Society, the National French Honor Society, DECA and Mu Alpha Theta

PERSONAL
  • Chose Tennessee over Pepperdine, Wofford and Kentucky
  • Lists Mother Teresa and Gandhi as people she admires
  • Favorite movie stars are Jennifer Aniston and the late Heath Ledger
  • Has an older sister, Krista

  • Her uncle, Dwayne Hultquist, is the head men's tennis coach at Florida State University
  • Kayla Janine McMurry, the daughter of Robert McMurry and Cindy Hultquist, was born on October 24, 1991 in Memphis, Tenn
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