2007 All-American (doubles)
2008 NCAA Singles Participant
2008 NCAA Doubles Participant
2007 NCAA Doubles Participant
2008 ITA South Region Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship
One of the strongest and most athletic females to ever play tennis at Georgia Tech ... Enrolled in January, 2005 and made an immediate impact in doubles ... Climbed as high as No. 3 in the singles lineup by the end of her senior year and played No. 1 doubles over her last two seasons
Earned All-America honors in doubles in 2007 ... Received All-ACC accolades in 2008 ... Participated in the NCAA Doubles Championships in 2007 and 2008 and made her first appearance in the NCAA Singles Championships in 2008 ... Received the 2008 ITA South Region Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship.
Finished her career ranked second in school history with a .697 winning percentage in doubles and was one of just two players in school history to eclipse 100 doubles victories in her career by 2008 ... Stands second in the record books with 101 career doubles wins and 10th with 67 singles victories ... Tied for eighth with a .657 singles winning percentage ... Set the school record for doubles winning percentage in a season (.810) with a 17-4 record her freshman year ... Had the third-best single-season mark with 31 doubles wins in 2008.
2007-08: Led the Yellow Jackets with 31 doubles victories on the season, the third-best mark in school history ... Also posted 25 singles wins, a season-best for the senior ... Had a 15-6 dual-match record in singles and was 20-6 in doubles ... Went 8-2 in ACC singles matches and 10-1 against conference foes in doubles, helping her earn All-ACC honors for the first time in her career ... Played No. 3 singles for the majority of the season, going 13-5 at the position ... Also had a 2-1 record at No. 2 singles ... Played primarily No. 2 doubles ... Posted a 10-2 dual-match record while teaming with Noelle Hickey, and the duo had a perfect 7-0 mark against ACC opponents ... Notched eight singles wins against ranked opponents, with her top victory coming against No. 20 Samantha Murray of Northwestern in the finals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships ... Advanced to the finals of the ITA All-American Championships before falling to Tennessee's 10th-ranked Caitlin Whorisky and Zsofia Zubor ... Posted wins over No. 8 Bianca Dulgheru and Sylvia Kosakowski of Pepperdine as well as 13th-ranked Megan Falcon and Hannah Robinson during that tournament ... Won the ITA South Region Championships Doubles title and also advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships ... Went 25-11 in singles and 31-13 in doubles on the year ... Reached as high as No. 21 in the rankings in singles before ending the season at No. 53 ... Ended the year ranked No. 33 in the nation in doubles (with Kristi Miller) after climbing as high as No. 10 during the year.
2006-07: Tabbed an All-American in doubles after earning the No. 3 seed with Kristi Miller in the 2007 NCAA Doubles Championships ... Ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation in doubles during the season before concluding the year ranked No. 6 ... Also earned a No. 50 singles ranking during the year, and finished the season at No. 94 in the polls ... Posted a 27-14 doubles record while going 13-5 in singles ... Teamed with Miller to defeat eight ranked opponents during the spring, with their top victory coming against No. 5 Susie Babos and Zsuzsanna Fodor of Cal, 8-6, in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships ... The duo also knocked off Celia Durkin and Anne Yelsey of top-ranked Stanford, 8-6, in the ITA National Team Indoor Semifinals before defeating Notre Dame's 11th-ranked tandem of Catrina and Christian Thompson, 9-7, in the championship match ... Defeated the same Irish duo, 8-4, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships ... Stopped Duke's 10th-ranked doubles team of Daniela Bercek and Melissa Mang, 8-1, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championships ... Played in the top doubles slot the entire spring ... Earned a total of three tournament titles (one singles, two doubles) in the fall by posting an overall record of 9-4 in singles and 10-2 in doubles play ... Top singles victory of the season came in a three-set match against ninth-ranked Diana Srebrovic of Florida at the Wilson/ITA South Region Championships ... Teamed with rookie Amanda Craddock to capture the Rice Invitational Doubles Title by winning the first four doubles matches of the season ... Concluded the fall by winning five of her last six doubles matches, including earning the Desert Collegiate Classic Doubles Title before advancing to the semifinals of the Kitty Harrison Invitational.
2005-06: One of five players to record at least 20 singles and 20 doubles wins during the season, when she finished with a 24-10 singles and 26-13 doubles record ... Played primarily in the No. 5 singles position, where she went 10-2 in dual matches ... Teamed with Kelly Anderson to go 18-10 in doubles matches in the spring, all at the No. 2 doubles slot ... Reached as high as No. 42 in the doubles rankings during the season ... Pulled out a stellar 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory against Caren Seenauth in Miami to capture match point for the Jackets in an upset victory over the Hurricanes ... Defeated Tanja Markovic in three sets, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-2 in Chapel Hill ... Finished the season by winning six of her last seven singles matches and seven of her final eight doubles matches ... Teamed with Anderson to win all three of their ACC Tournament matches as well as one match in the NCAA Tournament ... Won her singles draw at the 2005 Seminole Fall Classic ... Teamed with Anderson to win the SDSU Fall Tennis Classic and 2005 Seminole Classic doubles titles.
2004-05: Set a new single-season record with an .810 doubles winning percentage after enrolling in January ... Played primarily at the No. 3 doubles slot, where she went 5-0 with Esther van Londen, 8-2 with Kelly Anderson and 2-1 while teaming with Alison Silverio ... Top doubles win of the season came when she and Anderson defeated Texas' Courtney Zauft and Kelly Baritot, 9-7 in the Sweet 16 at NCAA's ... Was a perfect 2-0 in NCAA play with Anderson ... Also had a key doubles win against Miami's Patricia Starzyk and Caren Seenauth, 8-5, in the finals of the ACC Championships ... Went 7-0 in ACC play, teaming with Anderson for five matches and Silverio for two ... Also had five singles wins, including two against ACC opponents from NC State and Florida State.
High School/Junior Tennis: Went 16-1 during her senior season at Greater Atlanta Christian School, reaching the quarterfinals at the state championships ... Trained at Sugar Creek Tennis Center before attending Greater Atlanta Christian...Finished the 2004 season ranked 94th in the nation in juniors.
Personal: Full name is Whitney Nicole McCray ... Born April 9, 1986 ... Daughter of Lester McCray and Linda O'Neal ... Enjoys listening to music and going to the movies ... Lists being accepted to Georgia Tech as her most memorable accomplishment ... Began playing competitive tennis at the age of eight because both of her parents played, and says that her biggest influence is her mother ... A management major at Tech that has an interest in becoming a sports agent after graduation.
Whitney McCray's Career Statistics
SINGLES DOUBLES Year Dual Overall Dual Overall 2004-05 3-8 (.273) 5-9 (.357) 15-3 (.833) 17-4 (.810) 2005-06 16-6 (.727) 24-10 (.706) 18-10 (.643) 26-13 (.667) 2006-07 3-1 (.750) 13-5 (.722) 15-10 (.600) 27-14 (.659) 2007-08 15-6 (.714) 25-11 (.694) 20-6 (.769) 31-13 (.705) Totals 37-21 (.638) 67-35 (.657) 68-29 (.701) 101-44 (.697)