McMorrow Becomes UW's Fourth Top-10 Player
Feb. 16, 2012
SEATTLE - For the fourth time in school history, the Husky men's tennis team has a player in the Top-10 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings. Junior Kyle McMorrow jumped up six spots in the newest set of rankings, coming in at a career-best No. 9.
A native of Thousand Oaks, California, McMorrow has achieved new career-bests in the three singles rankings to be released so far in 2011-12. In the fall preseason rankings, he checked in at No. 22. After a solid fall season with some big wins, he moved up to 15th at the start of January. He has since gone 6-1 in dual matches thus far, defeating three more ranked players to push his ranking into the Top-10.
Last Saturday, McMorrow posted a win at home over Michigan's Evan King, then the No. 6 player in the country. He now has four wins over players currently ranked in the Top-25. McMorrow was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday for his recent efforts.
An All-Pac-10 First Team selection last year and the 2009-10 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year, McMorrow joins a select group of Huskies to crack the ITA's Top-10. Alex Vlaski reached a peak of No. 2 during the 2004 season, Robert Kendrick rose to No. 3 nationally in 1999, and Alex Slovic was ranked No. 9 in 2005. All played for current Husky Head Coach Matt Anger.
The 26th-ranked Huskies (6-2) have this week off before heading on the road next week to Eugene, Oregon for a match against the Ducks on Feb. 24 and a neutral site match with UC Irvine the following day.