Kayla  McMurry

Kayla McMurry


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:


Career Singles Record: 8-14
Career Doubles Record: 4-3

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

2012-13 2013-14

AS A SENIOR (2013-2014)
  • Took part in doubles on Senior Day on Rocky Top with partner Ambika Pande vs. Alabama (April 13)

AS A JUNIOR (2012-2013)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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