Cameron Morra

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Cameron Morra
2017 Citi Open Tennis Cameron Morra (35876226420) (cropped).jpg
Country (sports) United States
Born (1999-09-20) September 20, 1999 (age 20)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
CollegeUniversity of North Carolina
Prize moneyUS$4,605
Singles
Career record17–37 (31.5%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 1008 (July 30, 2018)
Doubles
Career record6–7 (46.2%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 868 (August 7, 2017)
Last updated on: July 29, 2019.

Cameron Morra (born October 8, 2001) is an American tennis player. Morra has reached a career-high WTA ranking of 1008 in singles and 868 in doubles.[1] She made her main draw debut at the 2019 Citi Open partnering with Alana Smith in doubles.

Personal life and early life[edit]

Cameron's parents are David and Elizabeth Morra.[2] She has a younger sister named Sloane. Growing up, Morra did not play in many junior events or receive much outside coaching due to the extensive travel, costs, and stress of being on the junior circuit.[3] Instead, she would almost entirely practice on a tennis court built in her backyard with her father coaching her.[3] Despite her limited time and exposure on the junior circuit, Morra has played in ITF pro circuit events since she was 14. On November 13, 2017, she signed a national letter of intent to play collegiate tennis at the University of North Carolina.[4]

Amateur career[edit]

During her freshman year at UNC, Morra primarily played at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles, with records of 31–8 and 24–5 respectively.[2] She helped the Tar Heels win the ACC Tournament and was named the tournament MVP.[5] Morra reached the semifinals of the 2019 NCAA Singles Tournament, becoming the first UNC freshman to do so, and the quarterfinals of the doubles tournament, teaming up with Makenna Jones.[2] For her play during the season, Morra was named second team All-ACC, ACC Freshman of the Year, and ITA All-American in both singles and doubles.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameron Morra ITF Profile". itftennis.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "UNC Bio". goheels.com. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Gutierrez, Matthew (July 17, 2019). "Instead of tennis academies and junior tournaments, a Maryland standout chose her backyard". washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "CAMERON MORRA JOINS UNC WOMEN'S TENNIS PROGRAM". goheels.com. November 13, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  5. ^ "CAROLINA CROWNED ACC CHAMPION AGAIN". goheels.com. April 21, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019.

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