Kayla Duncan
Kayla  Duncan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winston-Salem, N.C.

High School:
Statesville Christian

Last College:
TCU

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
08/13/1990

04/19/2012

Deacons Downed by No. 15 Virginia in ACC Tournament

Wake Forest closed out the 2011-12 season Thursday in Cary, N.C.

04/19/2012

Duncan Named to All-ACC Women's Tennis Team

The senior has been ranked as high as No. 63 nationally in singles

04/18/2012

Deacs to Face Fifth-Seeded Virginia in ACC Championship

Wake Forest will try to pull the upset of No. 15 Virginia in the first round

04/15/2012

Forman and Siegler Earn Ranked Doubles Win against Jackets

Wake Forest fell 7-0 on the road to Georgia Tech in its regular season finale

04/14/2012

Wake Forest Swept 7-0 by No. 18 Clemson

The Demon Deacons will close out the regular season Sunday at Georgia Tech

01/11/2012

My Five with Kayla Duncan

My Five with Kayla Duncan

Career Summary
Played two seasons at Wake Forest after transferring from TCU ... Finished with a 32-30 career singles record and 40-29 career doubles record ... Career-high national rankings of No. 7 in doubles (with Talbert) and No. 63 in singles ... Doubles ranking of No. 7 with partner Kathryn Talbert made her part of the third-highest ranked doubles team in school history ... With Talbert, formed the ninth-winningest doubles team in school history, putting forth a 30-12 record together ... All-ACC as a senior in 2012 ... With Talbert during her senior season of 2011-12, reached the doubles quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championship, the doubles semifinals of the ITA Carolina Regional and became Wake Forest's first doubles team since 2002 to earn a bid to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships ... Partnered Talbert to advance to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Doubles Championship

Senior (2011-12)
Named to the All-ACC team for the first time in her career ... Named ACC Player of the Week for the week of February 13-19 ... Led Wake Forest at the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles positions ... Ranked as high as No. 7 nationally in doubles with partner Kathryn Talbert and No. 63 in singles - both career-high marks ... With Talbert, was the No. 6 seed at the ITA All-American Championship, reaching the quarterfinals ...Partnered Talbert to advance to the doubles semifinals at the ITA Carolina Regional ... Part of the first Wake Forest team since 2002 to earn a bid to the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship ... Went 19-14 in singles and 19-17 in doubles ... Notched best singles win at Wake Forest, defeating Miami's No. 20 Anna Bartenstein ... Also posted four other ranked singles wins, coming against No. 26 Ecaterina Vasenina (USF), No. 30 Lindsey Hardenbergh (Virginia), No. 93 Alex Bara (VCU) and No. 125 Marlen Mesgarzadeh (William & Mary) ... Scored two ranked doubles wins, taking down No. 15 Ana Belzunce and Welma Luus (Maryland) with partner Ryann Cutillo and beating No. 27 Taylor Lindsey/Courtney McClane (Alabama) with partner Kathryn Talbert ... Notched additional ACC singles wins at the No. 1 position over Leyla Erkan of Florida State and Martha Blakely of Virginia Tech ... Won the top singles flight at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational ... Took home the doubles championship with Talbert at the Virginia Invitational ... Reached the Round of 16 in singles at the ITA Carolina Regional ... Took fourth place in her singles flight at the Virginia Invitational


2010-11 (Junior)
Partnered with Kathryn Talbert as Wake's top doubles team ... Duncan and Talbert became the first Wake Forest doubles team since 2002 to reach the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championships, beating Baylor's No. 27 Sona Novakova/Nina Secerbegovic in the first round ... With Talbert, rose as high as No. 14 in the national rankings, making them the highest-ranked Demon Deacon doubles team since 2002 and tied for the second-highest ranked in school history ... Led the Demon Deacons with a 24-15 doubles record, including six wins over ranked opponents ... With Talbert, scored top-10 doubles wins over No. 5 Shinnan Featherston/Lauren McHale (North Carolina) and No. 7 Sanaa Bhambri/Sandhya Nagaraj ... Also notched ranked doubles victories over No. 28 Emily Fraser/Hana Tomljanovic (Virginia), No. 69 Janelle Cuthbertson/Christi Liles (Texas A&M) and No. 87 Sandra Herrera/Giovanna Portioli (Winthrop) ... Also had a solid singles year, playing primarily at the No. 3 and No. 4 position and leading the Demon Deacons with five ACC wins ... Won six of her last 10 singles matches, with three of them coming over ranked players: No. 103 Katarina Gajic (Boston College), No. 105 Kayla Rizzolo (Miami) and No. 113 Nelly Ciolkowski (Clemson) ... Started the year ranked No. 79 in singles ... Ended 2010-11 with a 13-16 overall singles mark ... Was also briefly ranked in doubles with Martina Pavelec

2009-10 (Sophomore at TCU)
All-Mountain West singles and doubles honoree ... Academic All-Mountain West selection ... named the Follett Academic Achievement award winner at the annual awards banquet ... posted a 12-14 overall dual match singles record playing primarily the No. 2 singles position ... defeated 27th-ranked Krista Damico of Texas early in the season ... clinched the Mountain West Conference Championship for the Frogs with her match-deciding victory against San Diego State ... was one of the top doubles players, appearing in all but one match at the top position ... teamed mostly with Katariina Tuohimaa to post 14-6 record ... duo went an impressive 6-1 against ranked opponents ... defeated three tandems ranked in the top 30, including No. 15 Ana Marija Zubori and Dijana Stojic in the NCAA Team Championships ... advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships before falling to third-ranked Kristy Frilling and Kali Krisik of Notre Dame ... ended the 2010 campaign ranked 27th nationally in doubles by the ITA ... also displayed a strong fall performance backed by a 13-6 singles record and a 9-3 combined doubles campaign ... had her best performance of the fall at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, posting a 6-2 record during the tournament ... four of those victories were over ranked opponents en route to advancing deep into the consolation draw ... advanced to the semifinals of the Wilson/ITA Texas Regional Championships with four-straight victories, including one over No. 32 Taylor Ormond of Baylor

2008-09 (Freshman at TCU)
Led TCU with an overall singles record of 27-7 and enjoyed the most wins in the spring with a 17-10 clip from the No. 3, 4 and 5 positions... tied former Frogs Paty Alburto, Rene Simpson and Daria Zoldakova for the second-most wins in a single season by a freshman at TCU (27), falling one victory shy of Lucie Dvorakova's 28-win total (1996)... ended the spring schedule on an 11-match winning streak... earned All-MWC singles honors as the only TCU player to boast a perfect 8-0 record against the league... added wins in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Regionals against No. 38 Tulsa and No. 14 Arkansas, respectively... also led the Frogs with five match-clinching points during the spring, putting away N.C. State, Utah (twice), New Mexico and Tulsa... Duncan secured an overall doubles record of 24-10... also garnered All-MWC doubles accolades alongside partner Katariina Tuohimaa... duo posted an overall spring record of 14-8, while going 6-1 against the league... helped garner the doubles point in the first round of the NCAA Regionals against No. 38 Tulsa... the pairing ended the spring schedule on a seven-match winning streak... named TCU Female Student-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 9... exploded onto the collegiate scene with a 10-1 record in singles play during the fall... tallied the third-most wins of the fall schedule while losing only one match

HighSchool/Juniors
Joined Wake Forest for the 2010 fall semester .... At Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., Duncan was a doubles finalist at the state championship her freshman year and won the state doubles title her sophomore season...also named the team MVP both seasons...helped lead Statesville Christian to the 2A state title in 2007...was an All-State selection as a senior, sophomore and freshman...claimed the USTA Southern Girls' 18 Doubles title with partner Whitney Kay in Little Rock, Ark...also competed in the singles portion of the tournament, winning three matches...defeated No. 17 Rachael Hart by a score of 6-3, 7-5 in the consolation bracket...won the 16's Intersectional on the USTA Southern section team, defeating Southern California in the final

Personal
Duncan is the daughter of Gerry and Karen Duncan... her mother, Karen, played tennis at Purdue University....Boasted a 4.0 high school GPA...plans to pursue a career in the field of medicine.

Duncan's Career Statistics
Through 2010-11 Season

Singles

Year Dual Matches ACC Tourn Total
2008-09 (TCU) 17-6 -- 10-1 27-7
2009-10 (TCU) 12-14 -- 13-7 25-20
2010-11 10-11 5-6 3-5 13-16
2011-12 10-9 3-7 9-5 19-14
Totals 49-40 8-14 35-18 84-57

Doubles

Year Dual Matches ACC Tourn Total
2008-09 (TCU) 17-8 -- 7-2 24-10
2009-10 (TCU) 16-10 -- 9-3 25-13
2010-11 11-11 5-6 13-2 24-13
2011-12 9-11 2-9 10-6 19-17
Totals 43-40 7-15 39-13 92-53
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