K.C. Griffin
K.C. Griffin

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Millington, Tenn.

High School:
Bartlett HS

Height:
5-10

Experience:
3L


05/04/2012

Forty-Seven Student-Athletes in Commencement Activities Saturday

Tigers' athletics well-represented in the 100th year commencement activities.

03/27/2012

Memphis Athletics Places School-Record 218 Student-Athletes On C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

It's the sixth-straight year the Tigers' C-USA honor roll has increased.

03/27/2012

Memphis Athletics Places School-Record 218 Student-Athletes On C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

It is sixth-straight year the number of Tigers C-USA honor roll has increased.

03/23/2012

Men's Tennis Hosts Middle Tennessee, Honors Seniors on Saturday

Seniors Griffin, Henry and Nasemann to Be Honored Prior at Saturday's Match

10/31/2011

Memphis Netters Finish Fall Season

Tigers will now use offseason to get ready for team competition in the spring

Fall 2011: Played in six singles matches and put together a 4-2 record ... Recorded two wins over Rafael Cuaderillero and Jordan Snyder from SIU during the MTSU Dale Short Shootout ... Picked up two wins in the UTC Steve Baras Classic, defeating Fernando Mussolini (Belmont) 6-2, 6-3 and Ankit Chopra (Chattanooga) 7-6 (4), 6-2 ... Posted a 3-1 record in doubles matches with Daniel Shidler ... Pairing won all three matches in the Dale Short Shootout.

Spring 2011: Finished his sophomore season with a 2-0 record at the No. 6 singles spot...dominated Rhodes College and Tennessee State in both of his wins...paired with David Henry to defeat Tennessee State.

Fall 2010: Tallied four wins and four losses in doubles...along with Daniel Shidler, advanced to the doubles semifinals at the Steve Baras Classic, ultimately falling to UNC Greensboro's duo of Yaroslav Litus and Jacob Wright, 8-6... defeated MTSU's Kyle Wishing, 7-6, 6-1, and Tennessee Tech's John Taylor, 6-4, 6-3, en route to the semifinals at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships semi's...owned MTSU's Wishing all of the fall season defeating Wishing and Shaun Waters, 9-7, in season-opening doubles action at the Southern Intercollegiates...along with Cedric De Zutter, knocked off Wishing and MTSU's Matthew Langley, 8-3, in the round of 16 at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships...fell to Southern Mississippi's Alex Doleac, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, to finish out his fall season.

Spring 2010: Did not compete in a match during the spring dual season.

Fall 2009: Teamed with David Henry to defeat Kruger and Bartch from South Alabama, 8-5, in doubles at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.

Spring 2009: Went 4-2 in singles during the spring season...Was 3-0 at No. 6 position...Picked up wins over netters from Arkansas Pine Bluff, Murray State and Prairie View A&M in dual competition...In tournament competition, had singles victory over Florida A&M's Forest Jenkins...In doubles, was 4-0 at No. 3 spot with fellow freshman David Henry...Tandem defeated foes from Arkansas Pine Bluff, Western Kentucky, UT Martin and Rice.

Fall 2008: Put up an 11-2 record in his first season in the Blue and Gray...Opened the fall season winning his flight's singles championship at the 2008 Blue and Gray Invitational in Montgomery, Ala ... Defeated Eddy Wang, 6-4, 6-2, in the first round...In the second round, defeated Carlos Cardenas of North Alabama...Tied for the single's title at the 2008 ULL Invitational with fellow Tiger freshman David Henry ...Won opening match versus Ryan Charles of Grambling State, 6-3, 6-1...Defeated Hugo Vidal of Southern Illinois in the second round, 6-0, 6-1...Won final match over Felipe Sylva of Southern Miss, 6-3, 6-4...Griffin won four matches at the UNF Fall Invite, advancing to finals...In the first round, he defeated Mercer's Mark Worsham, 6-4, 6-1...Followed his first round performance with a defeat of Osvaldo Benitez of Florida Atlantic, 6-7(4), 6-0, 10-7...In the third round of play, defeated Radek Langer of South Carolina State... Defeated Alonso Rodriguez of Georgia Southern in the fourth round of play, 6-2,6-4...Fell in the finals to fellow unbeaten Marcos Chiaretti of North Florida...Defeated Kelwin Dewet of Samford in the first round of the Crimson Tide Invite...Lost to Andrey Morozov of Troy in the second round.

Prep: Was the MVP of his tennis team during all four years of his high school career at Bartlett High...Captured the District Championship for singles as a sophomore and junior and for doubles as a senior...Won the Region Championship for singles as a sophomore and junior and for doubles as a senior...Qualified for the Tennessee State Championship as a sophomore, junior and senior...Was a state semifinalist as a sophomore and a quarterfinalist as a junior and senior...Put up a high school record of 42-5...Commercial Appeal Best of Preps Athlete of the Year finalist as a senior...Commercial Appeal All Metro Team as a freshman.

Personal: Son of Ken and Lorraine, both are teachers in the Memphis area ...Has two siblings, Chris Barratt and Katie Pemberton, both live in Memphis...When not playing tennis, enjoys playing golf with his grandfather and basketball, ping pong, and Frisbee with his friends.

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