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Skylar Morton

5'8''
Height
Junior
Class
Bethesda, Md.
Hometown
Laurel Springs
High School

2014-15 (Junior Season)

• Posted a 27-14 singles record and 25-10 doubles mark
• Finished No. 36 in final ITA doubles rankings with Julia Elbaba and No. 63 with Cassie Mercer
• Went 10-4 in ACC singles action at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions
• Named ACC Championship Most Valuable Player after recording a 3-0 singles and 2-0 doubles record
• Selected to the VaSID All-State Second Team
• Named to the VaSID All-State Doubles Second Team with Julia Elbaba and Cassie Mercer
• Clinched Virginia’s second consecutive ACC Championship title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Georgia Tech’s Rasheeda McAdoo
• Tallied a 5-0 doubles mark with Elbaba, including a 2-0 record against ranked opponents
• Claimed the Atlantic Regional doubles titles with Mercer
• Earned automatic berth into the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Doubles Championship with Mercer
• Ranked No. 11 in ITA doubles preseason rankings with Mercer

2012-13 (Sophomore Season at UCLA)
• Posted an 8-9 overall singles record, including a 3-2 mark in dual action
• Recorded a 19-14 overall doubles record, including a 15-10 mark with partner Robin Anderson
• Earned ITA All-America doubles honors with Anderson after advancing to the NCAA Doubles Championship final
• Ranked No. 8 in the final ITA doubles rankings with Anderson
• Went 8-11 in dual play at No. 1 doubles
• Captured the USTA Collegiate Invitational with Kyle McPhillips, defeating Michigan’s Brooke Bolender and Emina Bektas 9-7 in the final
• Claimed the doubles title with Anderson at the National Tennis Collegiate Classic, defeating USC’s Gabriella DeSimone and Zoe Scandalis 8-6 in the final

2011-12 (Freshman Season at UCLA)
• Posted a 21-8 overall singles record, including a 14-6 mark in dual action
• Registered a 27-10 overall doubles record, including a 16-7 mark in dual matches
• Earned ITA All-America doubles honors with Robin Anderson after ending the season ranked No. 9 in the final ITA rankings
• Played mostly with Anderson at the No. 1 position, where the duo went 11-6
• Morton and Anderson earned an at-large selection to the NCAA Doubles Championships but did not compete
• Posted four wins over ranked singles opponents, including a win over No. 48 Tayler Davis of Cal
• Finished the season with a No. 103 ITA singles ranking
• Captured the doubles title (w/Anderson) at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals in San Diego, defeating USC’s Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria, 8-4 in the final
• Earned a spot in the main doubles draw at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships
• Teamed with Pamela Montez to take the doubles title at the Kramer Tennis Classic
• Singles quarterfinalist at both the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals and the Kramer Classic

Juniors/High School
• Listed as the No. 2 ranked recruit in the nation for 2011 according to TennisRecruiting.net
• Achieved a career-high combined world ranking of No. 177 in April of 2011
• Ranked No. 1 in the USTA’s Mid-Atlantic Section
• Won the South Carolina ITF singles title 2010
• Captured two USTA Gold Balls during her junior career, winning doubles titles at the Easter Bowl (16s) and the USTA International Spring Championships
• Ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation in the 16s
• Reached the round of 16 in singles at a pro circuit event in Landisville, Pa. in 2011
• Trained for most of her junior career at the Tennis Center at College Park (TCCP), Md.
• Coached by Chuck Kriese, Nathan Thompson and Frank Salazar
• Graduated from Laurel Springs School

Personal
• Skylar Alexandra Morton
• Daughter of Larry and Rose Morton
• Brother Blake also plays tennis
• Lists winning her second USTA Gold Ball as her greatest athletic thrill