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  M.C. White
  • Junior, 5-7, Right-handed
  • Landrum, S.C. (Spartanburg Day School)

CAREER NOTES: Career-high ITA singles ranking: 9 (preseason, 1997)... Career-high ITA doubles ranking: 19 (with Bonnie Bleecker (preseason, 1997 list)... 1997 singles All-American.

AS A JUNIOR (1998-99)
Singles: Season-high ITA rank: 25 (Preseason); Final rank: none; Primary dual match position: Nos. 5-6... helped spark UFís NCAA semifinal win over Duke after her thrilling 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-1 victory over Kathy Sell... played at all six dual match positions during the season... never seemed to get into a rhythm during the season... versus nationally ranked opponents: 4-7... in three-set matches: 4-5.
Doubles: Season-high ITA rank: 43 (March 9 with Traci Green); Final rank: none; Primary dual match position: Nos. 2-3... provided the clinching dual match point (with Green) in the 5-4 victory over Stanford in the semifinals of the National Team Indoor Championships... sported a 16-match winning streak (with Green), before losing 8-6 to Georgiaís nationally ranked Mellis and Venkatesan...
Honors: First team GTE Academic All-American... Neal Anderson Scholastic Award (team award)... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE (1997-98)
Singles: Final ITA rank: 39; Primary dual match position: No. 2... earned her second consecutive bid to compete in the NCAA Singles Championships, advancing to the second round before losing to Arizona Stateís Reka Cseresnyes 6-3, 6-2... fought off four match points to gut out a thrilling 0-6, 6- 3, 7-6 (7) over UTEPís Tanja Magoc in the NCAA first round, after facing ... picked up steam late in the season... recorded three wins in the SEC Tournament... saw limited action during the fall of 1997, as she represented the U.S. at the Whitmore Cup which competed in Europe in mid-October... 5-6 in three-set matches this season.
Doubles: Final ITA rank: none; Primary dual match position: No. 3 with Bonnie Bleecker... opened the season with a No. 19 ITA ranking with Bleecker, but was not listed due to insufficient data (few matches played)... in the regular season finale rallied from a 7-5 pro set deficit versus Auburnís Kozlowski & Edwards at the No. 3 position to post a 9-8 (7-0) win... clinched the SEC Tournament No. 1 seed for the Gators with a 8-3 victory over Georgiaís Christa Grey & Zoe Mellis... 35-2 all-time in doubles with Bleecker. Honors: SEC Academic Honor Roll... first team All-SEC at No. 3 doubles (with Bleecker) & second team All-SEC in singles... Neal Anderson Scholastic Award (for academics).

SUMMER 1997 M.C. White was one of six American collegiate athletes selected to participate on the USTA All-American Summer Team.

AS A FRESHMAN (1996-97)
Final ITA singles rank: No. 13;
Final ITA doubles rank: No. 47 with Bonnie Bleecker; became the first Gator freshman to reach the finals of the NCAA Singles Championships since Lisa Raymond won the 1992 title... posted an 8-2 record in NCAA action, upsetting No. 1-ranked Katie Schlukebir (Stanford) twice, while losing to Lilia Osterloh (Stanford) 6-1, 6-1 in the NCAA finals... posted the second most singles victories on the team (41), three behind senior Divya Merchantís total... earned All-America honors... logged a 27- 3 record in dual matches, including the lone win in the NCAA Team Championships final versus Stanford... showed continued improvement from the beginning of the season, as reflected by her 6-3, 7-5 loss to Georgiaís Marissa Catlin on Nov. 9 in the third round of the Rolex South Regional Qualifier and then her 6-3, 6-0 win over Catlin to end the regular season April 20.... won the Georgia Invitational, having to defeat four ranked opponents, including three players from the hosting school, en route to her first colle-giate title... reached the quarterfinals for the SEC Coaches Fall Classic before losing to teammate Dawn Buth... earned first team All-Southeastern Conference honors at No. 3 doubles (with Bonnie Bleecker)... received the teamís Neal Anderson Scholastic Award, earning a 4.0 grade point average both semesters... ranked as high as 17th this season... 20-6 record versus ranked opponents this season, with one of the losses coming to teammate Dawn Buth... 6-1 record in three-set matches.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA M.C. White was ranked No. 3 in the 1995 USTA Girlsí 18 rankings... Ranked No. 1 in the state of South Carolina in her respective age division 1991-1995...No. 1 ranked player for Girls 18 division in the South in 1995, also ranked in the top five in the nation...1995 silver medallist in singles at the U.S. Junior Olympic Festival...Competed in the 1996 U.S. Open juniors championship...1995 semi-finalist in the Canadian Open Juniors in doubles...Finished third in the USTA Hard court National Championship...Made it to round of 16 in 1995 Italian Open...Won USTA National Indoor Tournament in 1994...Member of South Carolina team that finished first in the 1994 National City Team Competition...1993 finalist in USTA Indoor Championships... Participated in tennis exhibition fund-raising events for the Mobile Meals Program (1992-95).

PERSONAL Full name is Mary Carlisle White...daughter of John and Karen White...born July 16, 1978...a 1996 graduate of Spartanburg Day School with a 4.0 GPA...four-year high honor roll member...elected to Cum Laude Society in 1995, the highest academic honor given by her school...1993 Spartanburg Day School Athlete of the Year...majoring in sociology/criminology.


OVERALL DUAL SEC NCAA OVERALL DUAL SEC NCAA
YEAR SINGLES SINGLES SINGLES SINGLES DOUBLES DOUBLES DOUBLES DOUBLES
1997 41-6 27-3 12-2 8-2 28-3 22-0 9-0 0-0
1998 21-11 19-7 12-2 2-3 12-2 11-1 6-0 0-0
1999 23-11 19-9 8-3 3-2 18-3 17-2 9-2 0-0
Totals 85-28 65-19 32-7 13-7 58-8 50-3 24-2 0-0
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