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    Caitlyn Williams     
     
      Caitlyn Williams
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Alpha Omega Academy

Height:
5-8

Career Singles Record: 24-20
Career Doubles Record: 36-27
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 9 (2/28/2012)

HONORS
2012 SEC Freshman of the Week (3/7)

SINGLES TITLES
2011 Furman Fall Classic (Flight Four)

DOUBLES TITLES
2011 Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic
2013 Tennessee Fall Invitational

MATCH-BY-MATCH
2011-12
2012-13

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14)
Singles
  • Defeated #55 Kelsey Dieters of Kentucky 7-6(4), 7-5 (Oct. 27)

Doubles
  • Went 7-1 during the Fall with doubles partner Joanna Henderson
  • 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)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13)
Singles
  • 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)

Doubles
  • 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

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12)
Singles
  • 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

Doubles
  • 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

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • Ranked as a five-star, blue chip recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net
  • 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.

PERSONAL
  • 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 Campbell & Joan Wallace Scholarship Endowment

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