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  Taylor Meyer
School: North Carolina
Year: graduated
Home Town: Raleigh
Home State: North Carolina
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Cary Academy
Height: 5-10
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Major:
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
General:  2012-13 team co-captain with William Parker ...founder of UConnection.com ... completed four years in the Carolina Leadership Academy.

Redshirt Junior (2011-12) Recap:  Went 3-1 in singles action as a junior ... earned ITA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award ... was named UNC's Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete Award for men's tennis squad ... copped honors on ACC Academic Honor Roll ... named to spring 2012 Dean's List.

Redshirt Sophomore (2010-11) Recap: Notched 2-7 record in singles play ... named to ACC Academic Honor Roll ... three-year Carolina Leadership Academy participant ... broke men's tennis Iron Ram fitness and athleticism testing record ... received Dean's List award for both Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters.

Sophomore Season (2009-2010) Recap: Did not compete in any dual matches.

Freshman Season (2008-09) Recap: Won two matches at the UNC Fall Invitational, a singles victory over Chris Huynh of Charlotte and a doubles victory paired with MacLane Wilkison.

Prep Highlights: Finished his prep career ranked fourth in North Carolina by tennisrecruiting.net, which touted him as a four-star recruit ... his highest USTA rankings were 59th in the nation in singles in 28th in doubles, which also included Top 10 (singles) and Top 5 (doubles) rankings in the South ... was the top-ranked player in both singles and doubles in North Carolina ... was named to the All-State team his freshman through senior years and was named All-Conference in each of the six years he played varsity tennis for the Cary Academy ... won individual state championship in 2005 ... finished in the top four of the state championships his last four years of high school ... played No. 1 singles and doubles at Cary Academy for six straight years (2003-08)...had a 25-0 singles record as a senior, 22-2 as a junior, 23-2 as a sophomore and 20-4 as a freshman ... led Cary Academy team to state championships his junior and senior years, the first time Cary Academy had won the boys state titles ... was team captain and MVP his last three years at Cary ... North Carolina Player of the Year and winner of coach's award ... in his junior career, he won the North Carolina Tar Heel qualifier doubles as well as the North Carolina State Championship ... reached the semifinals of the Southerns ... has five USTA National Open medals, four in doubles and one in singles ... won back draw of Gator Bowl ... played in the International Orange Bowl, reaching the Round of 32.

General: Parents are Terry and Halle Meyer... member of Athletes for a Better World and Carolina Outreach ...made either Scholars' or Headmaster's honor roll every trimester while at Cary Academy ... Veteran Leader in Carolina Leadership Academy ... majoring in chemistry ... volunteer at Raleigh Soup Kitchen.

Off Court with Taylor

The best thing about being at Tar Heel Tennis player is: the teammates I have.

My favorite thing about playing for Coach Paul: is his jokes.

Since last year, the aspect of my game I've worked on the most is: my forehand.

My best friend on a college tennis team is: Christopher Klein  at UNC Wilmington.

My greatest strength as a tennis player is: my speed.

Favorite song on my iPod: Glow Worm by the Mills Brothers.

My best sport or athletic skill other than tennis is: Bocci Ball.

My favorite music act is: Chris Brown.

The player on the team who makes me laugh the most is: William Parker.

My teammates would be surprised to know one of my hobbies is: Motocross.

Dream vacation spot: Detroit, Michigan.

Favorite post-match meal: cookies and milk.

Beverage that quenches my thirst: mango smoothie.

Favorite Chapel Hill place to eat: Jimmy John's.

Favorite food made by a relative: guacamole.

Dream job: owning Uconnection.com.

Favorite class at UNC: Physical Chemistry.

Celebrity I'd most like to hang out with: Katt Williams... don't worry, I'll wait.

Most cherished possession as a kid: my family, and still is.

Most interesting person I've met at Carolina: Cooper Meyer.