Kyla McNicol

Kyla McNicol

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winnipeg, Manitoba

High School:
Vincent Massey HS

Height:
5-9

2006-07...Earned a spot on the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll...After sitting out the fall due to an injury, returned in the spring and dominated in both singles and doubles, finishing with a combined 26-6 record...In singles play, won both matches at the UCF Invitational, and had a 10-match winning streak from Feb. 24-April 6...Lost just two sets during that stretch, which included victories over Heidi Kaloi from No. 28 UC Irvine, Rachel Sackmaster from No. 35 Denver and Kerry Snow from No. 53 Dartmouth...Collected a 12-3 doubles record with Kenza Belbacha...The duo had a 12-match winning streak from Feb. 24-April 19...Along with victories vs. UC Irvine, Denver and Dartmouth, the tandem also defeated the No. 2 doubles team from No. 71 Louisville...Named the Conference USA Athlete of the Week March 27 for a perfect 6-0 week against Denver, Dartmouth and Memphis.

2005-06...Named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll...Was 6-9 in singles action, including a 5-4 mark at the No. 6 position...Claimed a 7-6(5), 7-6(5) victory over North Florida's Robin Rogers...Won a three-set thriller over Eastern Michigan's Laura Fernandez, 7-6(5), 3-6, 1-0(10-7)...Earned back-to-back triumphs in March, defeating Minnesota's Marina Bugaenco at No. 5, 6-1, 6-1, and UTEP's Amber Brightly at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0...Had a 7-9 doubles record, 6-7 with Megan Hunter...Notched three straight doubles wins with Hunter March 22-25 (Murray State, Dartmouth and UTEP).

2004-05...Posted a combined mark of 22-12 with a 15-5 record in doubles action...Was 5-3 at the No. 6 singles position...Made spring debut by earning back-to-back identical 6-0, 6-0 wins over Morgan State's Tai Osunsan and USF' s Carolyn Hoskin...Followed that with a 6-7(11-9), 6-2, 6-3 victory over Pia Terol of Florida Atlantic...Also beat Tiffany McLoughlin of Houston, 6-0, 6-3...Recorded a 6-0, 6-2 win over Kelly Blount of Mercer in the Atlantic Sun quarterfinals...Posted three consecutive victories with Megan Hunter before being partnered with Kristina Lohmos for the remainder of the season...After dropping their first outing to Miami's Melissa Applebaum and Careen Seenauth on Feb. 20, the duo recorded 10 straight wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles position...Began streak by beating Jacksonville's Emese Sulyos and Dana Antonioli, 8-2...Defeated Rachel Kerley and Cali Sachs of Mercer, 8-0, in the Atlantic Sun quarterfinals...Won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at the 2005 Manitoba Open.

Prior to UCF...Was the only Canadian to win a USTA Northern Sectional in Under-16...Finalist at the USTA Northern Section in Under-18...Ranked in the top 40 of Women's Open and top 15 Girls Under-18 in Canada...Participated in the Western Canada Games and the Canada National Games.

Personal...Born Kyla Aynsley McNicol in Winnipeg, Manitoba...Parents are David and Cynthia McNicol...Has a sister, Megan...Grandfather represented Canada at the Olympics in basketball and great grandfather won a gold medal in hockey at the Olympics...Began playing tennis at age six because she wanted "to do whatever my big sister did"...Considers her serve, forehand and volley her strengths on the court...Lists Monica Seles, Patrick Rafter and Stefan Edberg as her sports-related role models...Is a radio television broadcasting major with a minor in psychology.

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