2014-15 Singles All-American for the second straight year … Pac-12 Player of the Year ... First-Team All-Pac-12 selection ... Named to the 2015 USTA Collegiate National Team ... Played at the No. 1 position in both singles and doubles for the Bruins in 2015 ... Ended his sophomore season with a team-best 29 singles victories, finishing the year 29-5 overall ... Also led the team with 20 wins over ranked opponents ... Ranked in the top 15 nationally in singles all season, climbing to a career-high No. 2 in the ITA rankings during the season ... In UCLA's NCAA Round of 16 showdown with top-ranked Oklahoma, McDonald upset the nation's No. 1 singles player, Axel Alvarez, in straight sets at court No. 1 ... McDonald was the only player to beat Alvarez all season in a dual match ... In doubles play, McDonald and partner Martin Redlicki were 19-8 on the season and 12-5 in dual-match play at the No. 1 position ... They were ranked in the top 10 nationally for much of the year, climbing as high as No. 5 in the country in February ... Won the singles and doubles titles at the 2014 USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships ... McDonald/Redlicki, the second-seeded duo, downed teammates and third-seeded Di Giulio/Sell, 4-6, 6-1, (11-9) in the doubles final ... Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.
2013-14 Singles All-American … Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year … Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection … Quarterfinalist at the NCAA Singles Championships, falling to Soren Hess-Olesen of Texas, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 … Finished the year second only to Clay Thompson in singles victories, ending the season with a 33-9 overall record … One of just three 30-match winners on the team … Ended the year ranked a season-high No. 23 in singles and No. 11 in doubles (w/Marcos Giron) in the Final ITA Rankings … Went 18-4 overall in dual matches … Played primarily at the No. 3 position where he was 15-4 … Also went 3-0 at the No. 2 spot … His eight wins over ranked opponents were the third most on the team … Semifinalist in singles at both the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals and the Sherwood Collegiate Cup … Finalist at the Southern California Intercollegiates, falling to Thompson, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 … Posted the most doubles victories on the team, ending the year with a 30-14 record … Teamed mostly with Giron at the No. 1 position, where the duo went 7-6 … Doubles finalist (w/Giron) at the ITA Men's All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. (l to Libietis/Reese of Tennessee 2-6, 6-1, 7-6) … Doubles champion (w/Karue Sell) at the Southern California Intercollegiates (def. Di Giulio/Tachi, 8-4) … Lost in the doubles final (w/Giron) at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, falling to Ohio State's Kobelt/Metka, 8-7(5) … Listed as the No. 1 player coming into college according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ... Captured the Costa Mesa Pro Tennis Classic in September with Bruin teammate (w/Giron).
High School/Juniors Played extensively on the ITF Junior Circuit prior to arriving at UCLA ... Climbed as high as No. 12 in the ITF World Junior Rankings (April of 2012) ... Participated in all four of the Junior Grand Slams ... Best Grand Slam singles result came at the 2012 Australian Open where he reached the semifinals ... Also reached the round of 16 in singles at the 2013 U.S. Open ... Best doubles result came at the 2012 U.S. Open where he reached the quarterfinals (w/Mitchell Krueger) ... Captured the 18s singles title at the 2012 Easter Bowl ... Doubles champion (w/Trey Strobel) at the 2012 International Spring Championships in Carson, Calif. ... Finalist in doubles (w/JC Aragone) at the 2012 Easter Bowl ... Ranked as high as No. 1 according to the USTA ... Captured a total of eight USTA Gold Balls ... Also has one Silver Ball (2nd place) and two Bronze Balls (3rd place) ... Became the first unranked player in history to qualify for an ATP Tour Masters 1000 event when he qualified in Cincinnati in the summer of 2013 ... Beat 100th-ranked American - and two-time NCAA Singles Champion - Steve Johnson 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of qualifying ... Went on to beat No. 77 Nicolas Mahut of France in three sets to qualify ... Fell to Belgium's David Goffin in the opening round ... Played two seasons of high school tennis for Piedmont High School.
Personal Full name is Michael Mackenzie Lowe McDonald ... Born on April 16, 1995 in Berkeley, Calif. ... Parents are Michael and Vivian ... Older sister Dana is a member of the UCLA gymnastics team ... Admires Kobe Bryant, Roger Federer and John Wooden ... Lists qualifying for the Western & Southern Open, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, as his biggest athletic thrill ... Grandfather, father, uncle and sister have all attended UCLA ... major is political science.