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  Whitney McCray
School: Georgia Tech
Year: Senior
Home Town: Decatur, Ga.
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High School: Greater Atlanta Christian
Height: 5-6
Birth Date: Wednesday, April 09, 1986
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Management
Singles Record: 67-35
Doubles Record: 100-44

General: One of the strongest and most athletic players on the team that has made a name for herself in doubles at Georgia Tech … Has steadily improved her singles game, resulting in a strong fall campaign in 2006 … Enrolled at Georgia Tech in January, 2005 and made an immediate impact, setting a new Georgia Tech record for highest doubles winning percentage in a season (.810) with a 17-4 record during her rookie campaign...After a strong fall showing, currently stands second in the Georgia Tech career records for highest doubles winning percentage (.736) with a 53-19 doubles record, and is ninth in the Yellow Jacket annals with a .623 career winning percentage in singles play.

Fall, 2006: Earned a total of three tournament titles (one singles, two doubles) while earning nine singles and nine doubles wins ... Posted an overall record of 9-4 in singles and 10-2 in doubles play ... Top victory of the season came in a three-set match against ninth-ranked Diana Srebrovic of Florida at the Wilson/ITA South Region Championships ... Finished the fall with four-straight singles victories, including a win over teammate Christy Striplin to capture the Kitty Harrison Invitational title in her last match ... Teaming with rookie Amanda Craddock, the duo captured the Rice Invitational Doubles Title by winning the first four doubles matches of the season ... Concluded by winning five of her last six doubles matches, including capturing the Desert Collegiate Classic Doubles Title before advancing to the semifinals of the Kitty Harrison Invitational.

2005-06: One of five players to record at least 20 singles and 20 doubles wins during the season, when she finished with a 24-10 singles and 26-13 doubles record … Played primarily in the No. 5 singles position, where she went 10-2 in dual matches … Teamed with Kelly Anderson to go 18-10 in doubles matches in the spring, all at the No. 2 doubles slot … Reached as high as No. 42 in the doubles rankings during the season … Pulled out a stellar 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory against Caren Seenauth in Miami to capture match point for the Jackets in an upset victory over the Hurricanes … Defeated Tanja Markovic in three sets, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-2 to help the Jackets to a 4-3 victory over North Carolina in Chapel Hill … Finished the season by winning six of her last seven singles matches and seven of her final eight doubles matches … Teamed with Anderson to win all three of their ACC Tournament matches as well as one match in the NCAA Tournament … Won her singles draw at the 2005 Seminole Fall Classic … Teamed with Anderson to win the SDSU Fall Tennis Classic and 2005 Seminole Classic doubles titles.

2004-05: Set a new single-season record with an .810 doubles winning percentage after enrolling in January ... Played primarily at the No. 3 doubles slot, where she went 5-0 with Esther van Londen, 8-2 with Kelly Anderson and 2-1 while teaming with Alison Silverio ... Top doubles win of the season came when she and Anderson defeated Texas' Courtney Zauft and Kelly Baritot, 9-7 in the Sweet 16 at NCAA's ... Was a perfect 2-0 in NCAA play with Anderson ... Also had a key doubles win against Miami's Patricia Starzyk and Caren Seenauth, 8-5, in the finals of the ACC Championships ... Went 7-0 in ACC play, teaming with Anderson for five matches and Silverio for two ... Also had five singles wins, including two against ACC opponents from NC State and Florida State.

High School/Junior Tennis: Went 16-1 during her senior season at Greater Atlanta Christian School, reaching the quarterfinals at the state championships ... Trained at Sugar Creek Tennis Center before attending Greater Atlanta Christian...Finished the 2004 season ranked 94th in the nation in juniors.

Personal: Full name is Whitney Nicole McCray ... Born April 9, 1986 ... Daughter of Lester McCray and Linda O'Neal ... Enjoys listening to music and going to the movies ... Lists being accepted to Georgia Tech as her most memorable accomplishment ... Began playing competitive tennis at the age of eight because both of her parents played, and says that her biggest influence is her mother ... A management major at Tech that has an interest in becoming a sports agent after graduation.