Karling Watson
Karling Watson


Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Cape Henry



East Carolina Tallies Wins In Twinbill Sweep

Pirates Earn 5-0 and 6-1 Victories Over Gardner-Webb and Western Carolina Saturday


Pirates Sweep Women's Tennis Road Doubleheader

ECU Posts Identical 7-0 Victories Over N.C. A&T and Winston-Salem State Saturday


Lady Pirates Turn in Solid Showing at ECU Invitational

ECU wins four singles flights, two doubles flights


Lady Pirates Sweep Three Flights at Appalachian State Invitational

Zhang, LaDuca, and Tanik were undefeated in their respective flights


Lady Pirates Win Five Flights at UNC Charlotte Invitational

Wanko recorded a trio of victories to finish tournament undefeated

Coach Morris on Karling Watson: "Karling showed great improvement this past fall, and is working to a very solid tennis game in doubles and singles. Her overall conditioning and footwork have improved, and presently, Karling is developing into a very competitive collegiate player. We expect to see Karling continue to improve and move up in the lineup."

Fall 2013: Competed in just two fall singles matches and collected victories in both ... Defeated N.C. Central's Mia Ramic, 6-2, 6-4, at the ECU Invitational on Oct. 4 ... Recorded a 3-1 doubles record with four different teammates ... Played all four matches at the ECU Invitational against N.C. Central and Norfolk State ... Outlasted N.C. Central's Mia Ramic and Tamara Jeremic, 8-1, with Scarlett Walston and 8-4 with Maria Storozheva.

2012-13: Competed in just two dual singles matches during the spring season, posting a 1-1 record ... Defeated N.C. A&T's Chloe McSwain, 6-0,6-0, on Feb. 9 .. Picked up victories in her only two doubles matches, winning both by 8-2 scores and paired with Vanessa Fuleihan at the No. 3 spot in the lineup ... Played a full fall tourney schedule for the first time in her career, compiling a 4-5 singles record and a combined 1-5 doubles mark ... Partnered with Abby Richmond on four occasions (1-3) and with Vanessa Fuleihan twice ... Notched first pair of singles triumphs of season at the Appalachian State Invitational before following with a 2-0 ledger at the ECU Invitational ... Closed the autumn slate with victories in four of her last five outings.

2011-12:Officially made ECU debut by tallying a perfect 3-0 singles mark during spring dual match play (1-0 at No. 5 and 2-0 at No. 6) ... Defeated Joanna Ortiz (Puerto Rico-Mayaguez) 6-3, 6-1 for first collegiate win and later added 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-2 decisions over Patricia Guedes (Mount Olive) and Lindsay Toth (Barton), respectively ... Won three of five doubles outings, pairing with Fuleihan three times (1-2), Richmond (1-0) and Neena Wanko (1-0) once ... Did not experience action during initial fall season with the Pirate program.

High School/Junior Tennis:Served as a senior team captain for coach George Pilkington at Cape Henry Collegiate School ... Earned the program's "Coach's Award" in 2011 after helping the Dolphins to the Virginia state title as a junior ... Selected as the team's "Most Valuable Player" in 2010.

Personal: Full Name is Karling D. Watson ... Born March 5, 1993 at Virginia Beach, Va. ... Daughter of Jeff and Tanya Watson ... A merchandising major and a hospitality management minor ... Earned selection to ECU's Dean's List for work in the classroom during the fall semester (2012).