UCLA Women's Tennis BIO
Kaitlin Ray
Player Profile:
Kaitlin Ray 1267200
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
High School: Kaplan College Prep

Pac-12 Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... First-Team Pac-12 All-Academic ... Split most of her time between the No. 4 and No. 5 positions in singles, going 5-1 and 4-3, respectively ... Tallied an overall singles mark of 23-12 ... Ranked as high as No. 79 in the ITA Singles rankings ... Beat No. 58 Lauren Marker of Arizona at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals in the fall ... In doubles, she was 1-0 with Chanelle Van Nguyen and 0-1 with Maia Magill. 

First-Team All-Pac-12 Academic selection … Made a successful return to the courts after being injured for much of her freshman and sophomore seasons … Achieved a national singles ranking of No. 79 in the preseason … Ended the season with a 15-11 overall singles record … Went 9-7 in dual-match play, seeing most of her action at the No. 6 position … Defeated Florida’s Kourtney Keegan, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to clinch UCLA’s win over the Gators in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships … Was also 2-0 at No. 5 singles … Defeated fourth-ranked Amelia Herring of Stanford at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.

First-Team All-Pac-12 Academic selection … Listed at No. 113 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings … Ranked as high as No. 38 during the season (Jan. 3) … Finished the season with a 15-5 overall singles record … Limited to just six dual matches due to injury … Recorded a 5-1 mark in dual-match play, seeing most of her time at the Nos. 3-6 positions … Played extensively during the fall, going 9-3 in three tournaments … Reached the final at the Kramer Classic falling to Baylor’s Emma Burgic, 6-2, 6-1 … Also reached the semifinals at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals and the quarterfinals at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.

Ended the season listed at No. 117 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings ... Climbed to as high as No. 61 during the year (Feb. 16) ... Lost just three singles matches all year, finishing the season with a 29-3 overall record ... Went 21-1 in dual matches ... Entered the semifinals of the NCAA Team Championships with a perfect 21-0 dual-match record before suffering a loss to USC's Valeria Pulido ... Played mostly at the No. 6 singles position ... Also played eight matches at the No. 5 spot, going 8-0 ... Won her only match at the No. 4 position ... Played doubles in just three dual matches, teaming with Chanelle Van Nguyen to go 3-0 at the No. 3 spot ... Saw most of her doubles action in the fall, going 4-4 ... Posted a 6-2 record in fall singles play ... Won all three of her singles matches at the Mission Hills Tennis Classic ... Also won two rounds of singles at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals in San Diego ... Reached the finals in doubles (w/Carling Seguso) at the Kramer Tennis Classic, falling to teammates Pamela Montez and Skylar Morton, 9-7.

High School / Juniors
Listed as a Blue Chip recruit (No. 7 overall) in the class of 2011 according to TennisRecruiting.net ... Ranked as high as No. 13 nationally in the USTA Girls' 18s ... Achieved a career-high ITF world junior ranking of No. 326 in 2010 ... Also ranked in the top 20 of the USTA Girls' 16s rankings in 2009 ... Claimed a USTA Silver Ball in doubles (w/Catherine Harrison) at the Spring Nationals in 2011 ... Quarterfinalist in doubles (w/Krista Hardebeck) at the 2010 Girls' 18s National Championships ... Singles runner-up at the Tampa National Open in 2011 ... Played two seasons at the Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark. ... Captured two Arkansas state singles titles as a freshman and sophomore before moving to train full time at the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. ... Won four qualifying matches to earn a spot in the main draw of an ITF Women's Circuit event in Hilton Head in 2011.

Full name is Kaitlin Mackenzie Ray ... Born on Dec. 15, 1992 in Little Rock, Ark. ... Parents are Joe and Debby ... Older sister is named Erin ... Admires Roger Federer ... Considers herself a big sports fan ... Enjoys watching SportsCenter ... Enjoys being outdoors, reading and watching college football in her spare time.

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