||University of Washington
||Thousand Oaks, Calif.
||Monday, February 01, 2010
2011-12 (Junior): Earned his second straight All-Pac-12 First Team honor as he led the Huskies in singles and doubles all season ... earned his first career ITA top-10 ranking during the year, climbing to No. 9 on Feb. 16, becoming the fourth Husky to crack the top-10 ... after starting the fall preseason ranked 22nd, he remained in the top-25 of the singles rankings nearly all year, winding up No. 28 in the year-end poll ... qualified for a second NCAA Singles Championships, dropping a first round match in Athens, Ga. to 32nd-ranked Sadio Doumbia of Georgia, 6-2, 6-4 ... posted a 22-12 overall singles record on the year, including a 16-7 dual mark, all at No. 1 singles ... had 10 wins over ranked players at the time of the match, including five over top-40 players ... had a 4-3 record at No. 1 singles in Pac-12 dual matches, getting a big win over 59th-ranked Clay Thompson of UCLA, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4, and posting wins over the top players for Utah, Arizona, and Oregon ... clinched a big 4-3 win over Cal Poly with a comeback 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 win over 25th-ranked Andre Dome on Mar. 23 ... also got a win in the 4-3 Husky victory over Tulsa, edging 99th-ranked Japie De Klerk, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1 ... rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win over 122nd-ranked Alex Rovello of Oregon in Eugene as UW won, 4-3 ... one of his best dual match wins came against sixth-ranked Evan King of Michigan, as he got the upset at home, 6-3, 7-6 (6) ... was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Feb. 13 following the win over King and a win over Mathieu Forget of UCSB ... topped 31st-ranked James Meredith of Boise State, 6-3, 6-2, in Boise ... in the fall, became the first Husky since 2005 to compete in singles at the ITA Indoor Nationals, where he went 2-2 and made the consolation semis, posting wins over then-No. 71 Roy Kalmanovich of Illinois and then-No. 15 Ray Sarmiento of USC in straight sets ... started his season off in the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships, upsetting King of Michigan again, this time by a 7-6, 6-2 score, before falling to 16th-ranked Daniel Nguyen of USC in the round of 32 ... six of his losses came to players ranked in the top-20 at the time of the match ... made the ITA NW Regional quarterfinals in singles and ended the year ranked No. 2 in the NW Region rankings ... went 13-15 overall in doubles play, teaming most frequently with Emmett Egger as the two went 11-11 and 9-9 at No. 1 doubles ... also was 1-3 at No. 1 doubles with Marton Bots and 1-1 at No. 1 doubles with Viktor Farkas ... preseason ranked 29th in doubles with Egger and also ranked 63rd on Mar. 13 ... had two ranked doubles wins with Egger, both against Louisville teams, one a 8-5 win over 24th-ranked Carter/Stiefelmeyer on Jan. 28 and another 8-1 win over No. 34 Carter/Wagner on Mar. 3 ... had Pac-12 doubles wins with Egger over Shinde/Thompson of Arizona and Cambier/Mullen of Oregon ... earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
2010-11 (Sophomore): Fantastic sophomore campaign saw McMorrow qualify for both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, becoming the first Husky to make both tourneys in the same year since Alex Slovic in 2005 ... become the seventh Husky ever named to the six-person All-Pac-10 First Team ... posted a 32-8 overall record in singles play, the 32 wins third-most all-time on the Husky single season list ... winning percentage of .800 is 10th-best in a single season ... also tied the school record for single season doubles wins with 28 along with doubles partner Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan ... led the team with a 22-5 dual match record, going 21-3 at No. 2 singles and 1-2 at No. 1 singles ... ranked as high as 42nd in singles and ended the year ranked 49th ... qualified for his first NCAA Singles Championships, falling to 14th-ranked Guillermo Gomez of Georgia Tech, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round ... with Nedunchezhiyan, lost a heartbreaker in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championships to Georgia Tech's King and Spir, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1 ... won his first eight dual matches, including wins over 85th-ranked Filipp Pogostkin of Boise State, 99th-ranked Calin Paar of Nebraska in a 4-3 UW win, and 35th-ranked Jason Jung of Michigan ... had one of the biggest wins of the season when he outlasted 65th-ranked Carlos Cueto of California, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), to break the 3-3 tie and give the Dawgs the win over 10th-ranked Cal ... defeated 49th-ranked Jeff Dadamo of Texas A&M, 6-3, 6-2, as UW knocked off the 10th-ranked Aggies at ITA National Team Indoors ... won both of his No. 2 singles matches in the NCAA Championships against Cal Poly and Stanford ... win in NCAAs against Stanford came against 46th-ranked Ryan Thacher, who he also beat a month earlier in the regular season dual when Thacher was ranked 32nd ... earned his first Pac-10 Player of the Week award on Apr. 18 after wins against Portland ... fell in the Pac-10 Championships round of 16, losing 7-5 in the third set to Cal's Nick Andrews ... in the fall, won the PNW Intercollegiate main draw title ... advanced to the quarters of the ITA Northwest Regoinals ... made the final round of qualifying at the ITA All-American Championships ... two of his losses came against No. 1-ranked Steve Johnson of USC and No. 2-ranked Alex Domijan of Virginia ... was 27-14 in doubles with Nedunchezhiyan, and earned one more win with Matt Stith ... upset the No. 1-ranked doubles duo of Krajicek and Dadamo of Texas A&M, 8-6, to clinch the doubles point in the Feb. 19 4-2 victory ... in the fall, advanced to the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships with three qualifying wins, losing to third-ranked Courtney and Shabaz of Virginia in the main draw ... advanced to the finals of the ITA Northwest Regionals, dropping the championship to 29th-ranked Konigsfeldt and Andrews of Cal ... beat the same Cal duo of Andrews and Konigsfeldt, ranked 22nd, in the regular season dual at No. 1 doubles ... five total ranked doubles wins ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2009-10 (Freshman): Became the third Husky ever named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and added ITA Northwest Region Freshman of the Year to that honor after playing No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles most of the season ... picked up All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... posted a 21-8 overall record in singles play, including four wins over ranked players, and a team-best 17-6 record in dual play ... won eight of his first nine singles matches, including his first five dual matches, highlighted by a road win at Arkansas over Matt Hogan, and a 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 win over senior Vicente Joli of Boise State ... first ranked win came over No. 125 Artem Ilyusha of Mississippi State, posting a 6-4, 6-4 win ... next took out 123rd-ranked Stephen Havens of Notre Dame, 7-6 (2), 6-3 ... had a season-best eight match winning streak from Feb. 12 through March 23 ... during the run, also upset 111th-ranked Tobias Wernet of Minnesota, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles ... picked up his first Pac-10 win over Arizona's Jay Goldman, a 6-2, 6-3 decision ... highest-ranked victory was a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over California's 71st-ranked Chris Konigsfelfdt at second singles in Berkeley ... defeated Arizona's Geoff Embry in the Pac-10 Championships first round before falling to 92nd-ranked Daniel Nguyen in the round of 16 ... played every doubles match with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, going 18-8 and 14-6 in dual matches ... he and Nedunchezhiyan finished the year ranked a season-best 49th in doubles ... reached the Pac-10 Championship semifinals in doubles before falling to eighth-ranked Johnson and Farah of USC ... had a nine-match doubles win streak from Jan. 21 to March 6, highlighted by wins over Boise State, Mississippi State, East Tennessee State, Notre Dame, and an 8-3 win over 45th-ranked Mortera/Bjerke of Oregon.
Before Washington and Personal: Born in Olympia, Washington ... parents are Laura and Brian McMorrow ... one of the top American juniors over the past several years ... was the National Open Champion in 2008 for the boys 18 age group ... won the 2008 Easter Bowl doubles title for boys 18s and was a member of the 2008 Southern California Championship Davis Cup Team ... a two-time high school All-America ... won the 2008 California Interscholastic Federation singles title in Ojai, Calif. ... won the 2006 International Spring Championship for boys 16s ... won the California Bowl in December of 2007 ... ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in the boys 18 division ... high-ranking of No. 3 nationally in boys 16s ... rated a blue chip recruit by tennisrecruiting.net and finished ranked No. 9 in the 2009 recruiting class ... grandfather, William E. Huffman, was a former president of the Ojai Tennis Tournament, which hosts the Pac-10 Championships each year and the Pac-10 trophy was named in his honor ... graduated with a 3.6 grade point average.
Coach Anger on McMorrow:
"When I look at Kyle, he is definitely one of the guys playing his best tennis. He is hitting the ball better, he's understanding the game better, he's understanding how to work on his game better. He's always been motivated, but he's playing well, and I think what's nice for him is he sees the improvement. Sometimes I can see it and I have to tell guys they're getting better but they don't know. I think he sees it and feels it and so he's that much more energized. So he's definitely going to be moving up."