Pirates Earn 5-0 and 6-1 Victories Over Gardner-Webb and Western Carolina Saturday
ECU Posts Identical 7-0 Victories Over N.C. A&T and Winston-Salem State Saturday
ECU wins four singles flights, two doubles flights
Zhang, LaDuca, and Tanik were undefeated in their respective flights
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).