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Whitney Taney
Whitney Taney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edina, Minn.

High School:
Edina

Height:
5-7


At Michigan ... Four-year varsity letterwinner (2008-11) ... Holds Michigan record for most career doubles victories (114) ... Two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2009, 2010, 2011) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner (2010, 2011) ... All-Big Ten (2008, 2010, 2011) ... Michigan's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree (2009) ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week (4/9/08, 3/2/10, 2/15/11) ... NCAA Doubles Qualifier (2010).

Senior (2010-11) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Elected captain ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week (Feb. 15) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award honoree ... Singles ... Ranked No. 82 in the May 2 ITA rankings ... 27-7 overall record ... 22-3 dual-match record ... 10-1 at No. 3, 10-2 at No. 4 and 2-0 at No. 5 ... Defeated No. 71 Brittany Wowchuk of Northwestern to help Michigan to its second consecutive Big Ten championship (April 23) ... Clinched Michigan's victories over Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and South Florida ... 6-0 at No. 3, 10-2 at No. 4, 2-0 at No. 5 ... Recorded a 1-1 mark at the Michigan Invitational (Jan. 15-17) ... Went 3-1 at the ASU Thunderbird (Nov. 5-7), reaching the quarterfinals ... Doubles ... Ranked No. 64 with Rika Tatsuno in the May 2 ITA Rankings ... 27-9 overall record ... 22-3 dual-match record ... 0-1 with Rika Tatsuno at No. 1, 22-2 with Tatsuno at No. 2 ... 25-8 with Tatsuno, 2-1 with Brooke Bolender.

Junior (2009-10) ... Earned third varsity letter ... Elected captain ... All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week (March 2) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner ... Singles ... 26-9 overall record ... 21-5 dual-match record (10-2 at No. 2, 1-0 at No. 3, 5-3 at No. 4, 5-0 at No. 5) ... Clinched U-M's 4-3 win over No. 5 Baylor with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 win over No. 91 Taylor Ormand (Feb. 26) ... Defeated No. 61 Nelly Ciolkowski (6-4, 6-4) at the ITA Indoor Championships (Feb. 14) ... 5-4 tournament record ... Doubles ... Ended the year ranked No. 20 with Rika Tatsuno ... 34-8 overall record ... 24-3 dual-match record (15-2 with Rika Tatsuno at No. 1, 9-1 with Tatsuno at No. 2) ... Fell to No. 5 Boonstra and Will of Florida in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship (May 27) ... 9-4 tournament record ... Paired with Rika Tatsuno (5-3), Tania Mahtani (3-1) and Mimi Nguyen (1-0) in tournament action.

Sophomore (2008-09) ... Earned second varsity letter ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten ... named Michigan's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree ... Singles... 15-10 overall record ... 10-2 regional record ... 13-7 dual-match record (5-3 at No. 3; 6-3 at No. 4; 2-1 at No. 5) ... 6-1 record during Big Ten regular season ... listed No. 26 in final ITA regional rankings (May 29) ... 2-3 record in tournament play ... went 1-2 at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 17-19) ... went 1-1 at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 7-9) ... Doubles... led team in overall wins (27) ... 27-6 overall record ... 12-3 regional record ... 17-5 dual-match record (1-0 with Chisako Sugiyama at No. 1; 1-0 with Michelle Sulahian at No. 2; 15-5 with Rika Tatsuno at No. 2) ... 8-1 record during Big Ten regular season ... listed No. 11 in final ITA regional rankings with Tatsuno (May 29) ... 10-1 record in tournament play ... went 3-0 with Lindsey Howard and Tatsuno at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 17-19) ... went 2-0 with Denise Muresan at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 7-9) ... went 2-1 with Tania Mahtani in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 23-28) ... went 3-0 with Mahtani at San Diego State Fall Classic (Oct. 3-5).

Freshman (2007-08) ... Earned first varsity letter ... All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week (April 9) ... Singles... 21-9 overall record ... became 19th freshman in U-M history to gain 20 wins in a season ... 12-4 regional record ... 15-7 dual-match record (14-4 at No. 2; 1-3 at No. 3) ... 8-2 record during Big Ten regular season ... listed No. 11 in final ITA regional rankings (May 27) ... defeated Notre Dame's No. 88-ranked Colleen Rielley (6-4, 6-1) for first career dual-match win (Jan. 31) ... 6-2 record in tournament play ... went 3-0 at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 11-13) ... went 2-1 at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 2-4) ... went 1-1 in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 18-23), defeating Notre Dame's No. 110-ranked Colleen Rielley (6-4, 6-2) for first collegiate win ... Doubles... 26-11 overall record ... 16-7 regional record ... 14-9 dual-match record at No. 2 (6-1 with Denise Muresan; 4-1 with Allie Shafner; 4-7 with Rika Tatsuno) ... 7-3 record during Big Ten regular season ... teamed with Tatsuno to earn an 8-4 decision over Notre Dame's Ciobanu/Krisik for first career dual-match win (Jan. 31) ... 12-2 record in tournament play .... went 3-0 with Tatsuno at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 11-13) ... went 3-0 with Lindsey Howard and Tatsuno at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 2-4) ... went 3-1 with Chisako Sugiyama in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 18-23) ... went 3-1 with Tania Mahtani and Sugiyama at Wolverine Invitational (Sept. 28-30), including an 8-3 decision over Marquette's Hush/Ruiz with Sugiyama for first collegiate win.

Prep ... Attended Edina High School (2007) ... Edina Scholar ... "A" honor roll student ... six-year letterwinner ... went undefeated during her career, finishing with a 166-0 record (150-0 in singles, 16-0 in doubles) while losing just two sets ... won five individual state championships, claiming three in singles and two in doubles ... member of six state championship teams ... two-time High School All-American ... 2007 National High School Coaches Association Player of the Year ... five-time All-Classic Lake Conference selection ... four-time team Most Valuable Player ... 2007 Athena Award winner ... 2007 City Pages Athlete of the Year ... two-time Rise Magazine Twin Cities Player of the Year ... featured twice in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd", as well as Tennis, TennisLife, Smash and Rise magazines ... ranked as high as No. 21 among high school seniors by tennisrecruiting.net.

National/International ... Claimed the 2007 ITA Midwest Summer Circuit singles title (Ann Arbor, Mich.) ... ranked as high as No. 16 nationally in USTA Girls' 18-and-under singles in 2006 ... finished at No. 9 in singles and No. 5 in doubles in USTA Girls' 16-and-under national rankings in 2005 ... did not lose a match in USTA Northern section play since 2002, posting a perfect record of 171-0 while winning 42 consecutive tournaments ... won six USTA National Open tournaments (two in singles and four in doubles) ... was a finalist or semifinalist in nine USTA national tournaments ... played in two ITF tournaments as an amateur, defeating two world-ranked players.

Personal ... Whitney Mary Therese Taney was born December 6, 1988 ... daughter of Ted and Jane Taney ... father played tennis at the University of Minnesota ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... general studies major.

Career Statistics

Singles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten* #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
2007-08 21-9 15-7 6-2 8-2 -- 14-4 1-3 -- -- --
2008-09 15-10 13-7 2-3 6-1 -- 5-3 6-3 2-1 -- --
2009-10 26-9 21-5 5-4 8-2 -- 10-2 1-0 5-3 5-0 --
2010-11 27-7 22-3 5-4 10-0 10-1 10-2 2-0
Career 89-35 70-21 18-13 32-5 -- 29-9 18-7 17-6 7-0 --
Doubles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten* #1 #2 #3
2007-08 26-11 14-9 12-2 7-3 -- 14-9 --
2008-09 27-6 17-5 10-1 8-1 1-0 16-5 --
2009-10 34-8 24-3 9-5 10-0 15-2 9-1 --
2010-11 27-9 22-3 5-6 10-0 0-1 22-2
Career 114-34 77-20 37-14 35-4 16-3 60-17 --

* Big Ten Conference dual-match record (regular season)

   

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