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  Mike Murray
School: Wake Forest University
Year: Senior
Home Town: St. Petersburg, Fla.
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High School: Thom Howard Academy
Height: 6-1
Birth Date: Friday, August 21, 1981
Dominant Hand: Left
Singles Record: 67-56
Doubles Record: 60-52

Fall 2002
Led the team with eight fall doubles victories and went 16-6 in singles play ... won three singles matches to advance to the semifinals at the Virginia Tech Invitational and split two doubles matches with Brett Ross to advance to the quarterfinals ... won three singles matches to qualify for the main draw of the Regional Championships and then won three more to advance to the quarterfinals with wins over Tar Heels’ Geoff Boyd, Daniel Pinchbeck and #37 Angelo Niculescu from South Carolina ... won his singles flight at Southeastern Collegiate Invitational with four straight victories ... won two matches to advance to the quarterfinals of his singles flight at the Virginia Invitational and teamed up with David Berè to advance to the semifinals of their doubles flight.

2001-02 Junior
Tallied a 22-15 singles record on the year, including a 14-7 mark in dual matches … went 12-7 at the No. 4 position, including a 5-3 mark in ACC action … named the ACC Player of the Week Feb. 18 after going undefeated in singles and doubles play in Wake's 5-2 wins over No. 41 VCU and No. 15 Minnesota … finished the year 21-11 in doubles play, partnered with Derrick Spice for all but one match … led the team with a 16-6 dual doubles mark with Spice, including a 7-1 mark in the ACC ... split 12 singles matches in the fall … won three straight singles matches before falling in the fourth round of the prequalifying draw of the ITA All-American Championships … put together a 4-2 doubles record in the fall, splitting two matches with teammate David Berè and going 3-1 with partner Derrick Spice … went 3-0 in doubles action at the South Florida Fall Classic

2000-2001 - Sophomore
Runner-up in the ACC Flight Champion for No. 2 Singles, after putting together a 4-2 record in No. 2 singles conference matches … 19-21 overall record in singles play, including a 5-3 ACC mark and a 13-10 record in dual matches … beat Nick Fustar in straight sets of No. 2 singles in NCAA Tournament first round loss to No. 23 Fresno State … went 14-24 in doubles play, including 8-9 with Justin Kaufmann ... put together a 5-10 record in the fall against some tough competition ... ranked 60th nationally in singles going into spring ... won three straight at ITA Region II Championships with partner Justin Kaufmann, before falling in doubles semifinals ... ranked 40th nationally with Kaufmann in national doubles rankings and sixth regionally in 2001 preseason polls ... ranked 12th in 2001 Region II preseason singles.

1999-2000 - Freshman
Compiled a team-leading overall record of 26-12, setting school record for wins by a freshman ... racked up a 25-10 record on the doubles side, teaming up with Raul Munoz for 17 wins.

Ranked No. 1 in Florida and 19th nationally for 18 and under in 1999 ... ranked 10th nationally in doubles for the 16 and under age group ... runner up at the 1998 International Hardcourt singles ... reached the round of 16 in the 1999 National Clay Courts and Easterbowl ... quarterfinalist at the 1997 Boys 16 and under National Indoors ... attended the infamous Thom Howard Academy in St. Petersburg, FL, which has only lost one dual match in the history of the school ... skipped senior year of high school to come to college early ... Wake Forest assistant coach Shawn Heinchon also attended Thom Howard Academy - and the headmaster there, Dr. Thom Howard, is a Wake Forest alumnus ... National Honor Society member ... Father, Rick, played tennis at Texas ... brother, R.J., is a freshman on the NC State tennis team ... born Aug. 21, 1981 in Clearwater, FL ... parents are Rick and Kathy Murray.

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Favorite food
Cuban Sandwich
Favorite song
"Fast Lane" - Limp Bizkit
Favorite music group or artist
Linkin Park
Favorite movie
Billy Madison
Favorite TV show
Seinfeld reruns
Most famous person you've ever met
Mohammed Ali
Your most memorable moment in athletics
clinching high school districts with my brother
The best player you've ever faced
Andy Roddick
What you do before every game fresh grips
Your favorite sport besides tennis
ping pong
Your biggest pet peeve
people borrow my stuff w/out asking
Possession you would keep if you lost all but one
my stereo
Something that most people don't know about you
skipped senior year of high school
Team you would add to the
The person you would call as your phone a friend lifeline to be a
Johann Hensen/former teammate
The person you would choose to be stranded on a deserted island with
Ali Lerter
The actor who would play the part of you in movie about your life
Vom Does
Your best friend from another college team
brother, RJ Murray - NC State
The most famous person to attend your high school
Shawn Heinchon