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Lynn Kiro
Lynn  Kiro

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cape Town, South Africa

High School:
Penn Foster HS

Height:
5-10

Experience:
3L

Hits:
Right-Handed


Lynn Kiro came onto the scene with a bang, as the native of South Africa won a Lady Raider modern era record 29 wins as a freshman. She also won 16 straight matches to close out her rookie campaign and then extended it to 20 straight after winning the first four matches of the fall. Look for Kiro to move from No. 3 and No. 4 last season to competing for No. 1 and No. 2 this season in singles.

JUNIOR (FALL 2015)
Ended the fall on a high note with a 9-4 singles mark and captured six of her final seven decisions ... Worked her way to the ITA Texas Regionals Doubles title with Alex Valenstein to advance to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships ... Kiro and Valenstein are the first doubles team in program history to win the ITA Regional event ... Secured a No. 51 singles ranking in the fall's Oracle/ITA poll ... Posted a 12-3 doubles record playing primarily with Valenstein ... Captured the Oklahoma Invitational Boomer Singles Draw title after winning three consecutive matches ... Suffered setbacks in both Riviera ITA All-American Championships matches before winning six of the final seven matches ... Victorious in first three matches at the ITA Texas Regionals to reach the quarterfinals before falling to No. 31 Saska Gavrilovska of Texas A&M ... Won all three of her matches at the Texas Tech Tournament ... With Valenstein in doubles, went 3-1 at the Oklahoma Invitational before winning all five matches of the ITA Texas Regionals ... Upset the No. 14 pair of Ines Deheza and Stefania Hristov of Texas A&M en route to the championship ... In the title match, upended Texas A&M's Rutuja Bhosale and Anna Mamalat, 6-4 ... Suffered setbacks in both USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship matches.

SOPHOMORE (2014-15)
One of the Lady Raiders' leaders who compiled a 24-9 singles record, a 16-5 mark in dual matches and a 5-1 record in Big 12 action ... The 24 wins were the second most on the squad behind only Dvorak's 26 wins ... Led Texas Tech with six victories against nationally ranked opponents ... Played primarily in the No. 3 and No. 4 singles slots ... Amassed a 7-2 mark at No. 3 and a 8-1 record at No. 4 ... Settled into the No. 4 role for league matches where she played all six contests there ... Tied for the squad lead with 20 doubles victories by going 20-14 overall with a 15-9 mark in dual matches, all from the No. 2 spot in the order ... Played exclusively with Sabrina Federici during dual match play ... Went 4-2 with Federici in Big 12 matches ... Began the spring season ranked No. 35 in singles and up from No. 83 to end the fall ... Went 13-2 in final 15 singles matches after beginning with an 11-7 record in the spring ... Won last five decisions of the campaign sparked by a 6-1, 6-2 victory against LSU's Noel Scott during the NCAA Team Championship Second Round ... Won her 50th career singles match with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph against Iowa State's Natalie Phippen ... Gave Texas Tech a 2-1 lead against No. 7 Baylor in a match the Lady Raiders would win 4-2, the highest ranked win in program history, by downing Rachael James-Baker 6-1, 7-5 ... Provided the Lady Raiders' fourth point in the team's 4-1 upset of No. 11 Oklahoma State with a comeback 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory against No. 97 Vladica Babic ... In doubles, captured seven straight victories with Federici (Jan. 30-Feb. 20) ... Pair tallied a 6-3 upset of Ole Miss' Julia Jones and Natalie Suk, who were ranked No. 56 ... Duo clinched the doubles point for Texas Tech against No. 7 Baylor with a 7-6 (5) victory against No. 26 Kelley Anderson and Leolia JeanJean ... Finished the fall with a 7-3 singles record and emerged with a 3-1 mark versus ranked opponents ... Recorded a 4-4 doubles mark where she garnered a 1-2 record with Kenna Kilgo and a 3-2 mark with Sarah Dvorak ... Became the first Lady Raider in program history to win four straight matches at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships ... Won three straight in pre-qualifying which was followed by a 1-1 performance in the qualifying round ... Advanced to the Round of 32 at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships ... Went 2-1 in singles at the Ole Miss Fall Invitational ... Teamed with Kilgo to go 1-2 at the All-American ... Advanced with Dvorak to the quarterfinals at the ITA Texas Regional Championships ... Went 1-1 with Dvorak at the Ole Miss Fall Invitational ... Picked up ranked triumphs over No. 122 Maci Epstein of Virginia, No. 63 Joana Vale Costa of LSU and No. 72 Julie Jones of Ole Miss.

FRESHMEN (2013-14)
Named First Team All-Big 12 Singles ... selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie team ... teamed with Ana Beatriz Machado to win the No. 3 Doubles position title ... broke the school record for consecutive matches won in a season by winning her last 16 matches of the season ... notched a 3-1 record against ranked opponents ... secured ranked wins over No. 106 Ines Deheza (Texas A&M), No. 49 Dominque Harmath (Rice) and No. 59 Maya Jansen (Alabama) ... played primarily at No. 3 and No. 4 ... went 9-0 in Big 12 play, but did not win a position title because she was 5-0 at No. 3 and 4-0 at No. 4. It is required to have played at least six matches at one position to be eligible for the award ... went 8-3 in singles during the fall ... added a 2-2 record in doubles during the fall, going 0-1 with Nikki Sanders and 2-1 with Rashmi Teltumbde ... lost in the finals against teammate Kenna Kilgo on the Flight A singles championship at Houston's Cougar Classic ... ranked as high as No. 92 and went 6-1 in singles with a national ranking ... finished the season ranked No. 115 nationally and No. 17 in the Texas Region.

PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH
Earned a spot on the South African Fed Cup squad in 2012 in Cairo, Egypt, where she went 1-1 in doubles with teammate Madrie Le Roux ... competed for South Africa on the Junior Fed Cup Team in 2011 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico ... has won five ITF singles titles and a pair of ITF doubles titles ... won her first national championship in her native South Africa in 2006, when she won the Under-14 title ... added back-to-back national titles in 2010 and 2011, when she secured the Under-18 national title ... her efforts earned her the No. 1 ranking in South Africa in both U14 and U18 ... earned a spot at the 2013 Junior Championships at Wimbledon ... ranked as high as No. 60 in the world as a junior and No. 8 in Africa ... ranked as high as No. 844 in singles and No. 744 in doubles by the WTA.

PERSONAL
Full name is Lynn Liger Kiro ... born in 1995 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa ... her home is 9,051 miles from Lubbock, Texas and eight time zones east ... parents are Emmanuel and Josiane Kiro ... has one brother, Ike ... Ike also played tennis collegiately at the District of Columbia and New Jersey Tech ... last name pronounced KEY-roe ... a graduate of Penn Foster High School ... coached by Dermot Sweeney ... started playing tennis at age 8 ... favorite surface is hard court ... plays right handed with a double-handed backhand ... Business Management major.

SINGLES Overall Dual Tour Big 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 Nat'l Reg'l
2013-14 29-6 21-3 8-3 9-0 --- --- 7-1 14-2 --- --- 3-1 3-0
2014-15 7-3 0-0 7-3 0-0 --- --- --- --- --- --- 3-1 3-0
Career 36-9 36-9 15-6 9-0 --- --- 7-1 14-2 --- --- 6-2 6-0
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DOUBLES Overall Dual Tour Big 12 1 2 3 Nat'l Reg'l
2013-14 22-10 15-6 7-4 7-1 0-1 2-0 13-5 0-1 0-0
2014-15 4-4 0-0 4-4 0-0 --- --- --- 0-0 0-0
Career 26-14 15-6 11-8 7-1 0-1 2-0 13-5 0-1 0-0
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