Women's Tennis

 Carolina Escamilla
Carolina Escamilla


Medellin, Columbia

High School:
Colegio Fontan


  • 2009 Inducted into Frank G. Ham Society of Character
  • 2008 SEC Good Works Team
  • 2006 Singles All-SEC Second Team
  • SEC Player of the Week (March 14, 2006)

2009 (Senior): Earned her third consecutive NCAA Doubles bid advancing to the Round of 16 with partner Caroline Lilley ...Came up big in three matches during the regular season to clinch the win against Marshall, ETSU and Alabama ...Ranked as high as No. 29 in doubles with Lilley ...Defeated multiple ranked teams during the season in doubles with the biggest upset coming over Arkansas' No. 18 Nanar Airapetian and Anouk Tigu ...Split matches playing at the No. 1 and No. 2 position ...Earned her biggest singles win against No. 37 Taylor Ormond of Baylor 6-2, 6-2.

2008 (Junior): Played predominantly at the No. 3 singles position with a 10-4 record ... Held the No. 1 position in doubles predominantly with partner Christine Johnston and a record of 8-7 ... Ranked as high as No. 20 in doubles with Johnston ... The duo was selected as the second alternate for the 2008 NCAA Doubles Championship ... Defeated four higher ranked doubles teams all in the top-50 ... Upset No. 84 Carol Salge of Clemson 6-1, 6-2 to help UK upset the No. 18 team ... Matched last seasons doubles wins of 22 ... Named to the SEC Good Works Team.

2007 (Sophomore): Was a team-best 22-11 in doubles play during her sophomore campaign ... Was ranked nationally for much of the early part of the season as All-America selection Kim Coventry's partner at the No. 1 position ... Teamed with Sarah Woestmann to post a big doubles win against Georgia's 30th-ranked tandem of Monica Dancevic and Kelley Hyndman, 8-5, during the regular season ... Escamilla comprised a formidable doubles duo at the No. 2 position, going 15-5 during the regular season, including a team-best 8-4 in Southeastern Conference matches ... Opened the dual-match season winning five of her first six singles matches at the No. 3 position ... Also went through a stretch mid-way through the season where she won four consecutive singles matches to help UK to wins against Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

2006 (Freshman): Posted 17-11 overall record as a singles competitor, including 13-4 at No. 5, where she played predominantly ... Posted an excellent 9-3 record in SEC play en route to second-team All-SEC honors ... Named SEC Player of the Week on March 14 for wins on the road over LSU's Camila Caliari and Arkansas' Maryori Franco ... Won 10 straight matches from Feb. 25-April 7 ... Clinched victories against Georgia and South Carolina ... Competed in doubles with Kim Coventry at No. 1, where the duo went 11-9 and beat five ranked foes ... Pair upset the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Doubles Championships, Maja Kovacek and Iva Gersic of New Mexico, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the Round of 16 before falling to a team it had beaten earlier in the year.

Junior Career: Participated in the South American Junior Championships four times ... Competed in the World Junior Championships in 2001 ... Played in the Federation Cup against France in 2003.

Personal: Born on March 9, 1987 ... Parents are Roberto Antonio Escamilla and Maria Consuelo Pinilla. ... Majoring in biology.

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