AS A JUNIOR IN 2001-02 - Transferred to Florida from Mississippi State to be closer to home and to remain with coach Andy Jackson...Posted a 25-10 doubles record and a 5-8 singles mark in his first season as a Gator...Selected for the NCAA Doubles Championship and named first-team All-SEC for doubles with Hamid Mirzadeh...Peaked at No. 14 in the ITA doubles rankings and ended the year ranked No. 23...Posted a 14-6 mark at No. 1 doubles in duals and a 7-4 record in SEC matches...Team had four ranked doubles wins including one over 18th ranked Matias Boeker and Bo Hodge of Georgia...Went 5-8 during fall singles play and has not appeared in a dual match for singles...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2000-01- Posted a 10-7 singles record and a 21-18 doubles record, including a 10-8 mark in dual matches as #1... Participated in NCAA Doubles Championship, advancing to the second round...Ranked 16th nationally in doubles...Elected as one of the Bulldogs' two team captains for the year...Advanced to quarterfinals of the ITA Region III Indoors Championships in doubles play.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 1999-2000 - Went 7-4 in singles during the year, 6-9 in doubles...Held top 50 doubles rankings for a portion of the year.... Qualified for Rolex National Indoor Championship (Dallas, TX.), the first Grand Slam action of his career.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 1998-99 - Went 0-4 in singles and 2-1 in doubles during the fall...Redshirted.
PREP - Crowned 1997 Class 5A Singles Champion at Gainesville High School...Also claimed the 1996 Class 5A Doubles crown...Member of two GHS teams that won state titles, and two others which were runners-up.
PERSONAL - Born Christopher Byrd McDonald on September 25, 1979, in Gainesville, Fla...Son of Greg and Martha McDonald...Chose to transfer to Florida because he would like to continue to work with coach Andy Jackson...Lists most memorable moment as Florida's 32-29 victory over then-No. 1 Florida State during the 1997 football season.
MAJOR - Management.
|McDONALD'S CAREER STATS|
|CAREER NCAA TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE|
|2001||Individual||Baron||W||King-Smith||Duke||7-6 (5), 6-2||1st Rd.|
|2001||Individual||Baron||L||Moore-Rainey||USC||6-3, 6-4||2nd Rd.|