Women's Tennis

 Whitney Spencer
Whitney Spencer


West Palm Beach, Fla.

High School:
Cardinal Newman


  • 2009 SEC Good Works Team
  • Two-timeSEC Academic Honor Roll (2008 and 2009)

2009 (Junior): Won the first six matches of the spring season ... Clinched Kentucky's win against Mississippi State with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Natalia Mayuk ... Paired with Lauren Meier in doubles for a 9-4 record and clinched five doubles points for UK.

2008 (Sophomore): Opened the season with three straight wins ... Secured first round UK win of SEC Tournament against Ole Miss's Mimi Renaudin, 7-6(2), 7-6(1) ... Ended the season with a five-match win streak ... Played primarily at No. 6 singles ... Finished with a 7-8 doubles record ... Paired with sophomore Sarah Woestmann for most of the season with a 7-3 record.

2007 (Freshman): Went 23-11 in singles play during her inaugural season as a Wildcat ... Made an immediate impact as a freshman ... Ran off seven consecutive singles victories at the end of last season before falling in UK's final match at Georgia Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... A flexible constant in the team's lineup, competing anywhere from the No. 3 to No. 6 positions ... Recorded a hard-fought 2-6, 3-6, 1-0 (8) victory against Florida's Whitney Benik at the No. 6 position during the regular season ... Knocked off Auburn's Jill Hastenrath in a 6-1, 6-7 (8), 7-5 thriller in the first Southeastern Conference match of her career.

Junior Career: Lettered four years at Cardinal Newman and led team to state runner-up finish in 2004 ... Named first-team all-state every year and was the Palm Beach Post Player of the Year in 2005 ... Earned Cardinal Newman Sportsman of the Year honors in 2004 ... Reached round of 16 at 2006 hard court nationals ... Placed third at 2000 Girls U-14 nationals ... In 2004, won the state doubles crown while finishing as the singles runner-up ... Rated as high as the No. 26 recruit in the nation in 2006 by tennisrecruiting.net ... Chose Kentucky over Maryland, Clemson and Virginia.

Personal: Full name is Whitney Elizabeth Spencer ... Parents are Paul and Beth Spencer ... Has a younger sister, Kayli (18) ... Father was a professional water skier ... Aunt Kathleen Smith played collegiate tennis ... Born in West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 21, 1988.

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