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  William Parker
School: North Carolina
Year: graduated
Home Town: Shelby
Home State: North Carolina
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Edison
Height: 6-2
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Major:
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
General:  Co-captain of the 2012-13 Tar Heels with Taylor Meyer ... has led the Tar Heels in singles wins each of the past two years ... preseason ranked 102nd in the nation in ITA singles.

Fall 2012:  Advanced to fourth round of ITA Carolinas Regional in singles play ... fall 2012 UNC Dean's List selection.

Junior Season (2011-12) Recap: Finished with an 18-16 singles record and 6-6 doubles mark ... played 14 of his 21 dual matches at the number 5 singles spot ... overall was 12-9 in dual matches, including 9-5 at No. 5 spot in lineup ... named to 2012 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis squad ... clinched a 4-2 win over 15th-ranked Illinois with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 win over Farris Gosea ... recorded singles wins to help Tar Heels to 4-3 wins over Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech ... had singles wins in ACC Tournament against Alex Tasi of Wake Forest (6-0, 6-1) and Raphael Hemmerler of Duke ... advanced to semifinals of Duke Fab 4 Invite ...reached semifinal of ITA Men's All-American Championships Doubles Qualifying with partner Joey Burkhardt...reached Round of 16 at ITA Carolinas' Regional ... named to 2011-12 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Season (2010-11) Recap:  Posted a 20-11 record in singles action, including an impressive 9-2 in ACC play ... was 15-5 overall in dual matches including 11-4 at the No. 5 position ... notched a 9-10 record in doubles play ... Carolina Leadership Academy participant who was elected to the All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team ... won deciding match to help UNC beat then No. 23 Georgia Tech in ITA Kickoff by beating No. 93 Dusan Miljevic in come-from-behind fashion (6-7, 6-2, 6-4) ... posted back-to-back mid-season wins to fuel Carolina upsets over No. 25 Vanderbilt and No. 3 Texas, knocking off Blake Baznarik of Vanderbilt (6-4, 6-3) and David Holiner of Texas (6-4, 6-4) ... put away No. 34 Wake Forest with clinching singles victory over Adam Lee (6-3, 6-4) ... in 2010 preseason action, reached the round of 32 in doubles with partner Cameron Ahari at the ITA Carolinas Regional.

Freshman Season (2009-10) Recap: Recorded four total wins in the Duke Invitational in January, including two singles wins ... named to the Dean's List in spring 2010.

Prep Highlights: Attended Edison Academy from 2005-09 ... was ranked No. 2 in North Carolina and was a five-star recruit when he signed with UNC ... highest ranking of No. 22 in the nation came in 2009 according to tennisrecruiting.net ... won B12 Southern Championships in doubles ... reached the round of 16 in the Kentucky International Junior Derby ... reached the quarterfinal of B16's Eddie Herr Championships ... member of the National Honor Society.

General:  Full name is William Robert Parker, Jr. ... parents are Adelyn and Bill Parker...has two younger brothers...a Veteran Leader in Carolina Leadership Academy ... his father, Bill, played tennis at Gardner-Webb University ... his mother, Adelyn, was a tennis player at Davidson College.

Off Court with William

The Best Thing About Being A Tar Heel Tennis Player Is: getting to represent UNC everywhere we go.

My Favorite Thing About Playing For Coach Paul Is: his enthusiasm for tennis and Carolina.

Since Last Year The Aspects Of My Game I've Worked On The Most are: serves and volleys.

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

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

The player on the team who makes me laugh the most is: Stuart DePaolo.

Dream Vacation Spot: Hawaii.

Favorite Post-Match Meal: Anything at Maggiano's.

Beverage That Quenches My Thirst: Sweet Tea.

Favorite Chapel Hill Place To Eat: 411 West.

Favorite Food Made By A Relative: My dad's steak.

Dream Job: CEO or CFO.

Favorite Class at UNC: Econ 410.