Height
5'4
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
High School
Klein HS

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2013-14)
Held a 2-4 overall singles record and a 5-10 overall doubles record … Amassed a 2-3 tournament record in singles … Advanced to the consolation finals of the Roberta Alison Fall Classic in the Ashley Bentley Draw in singles … Held a 0-0 record at dual match singles with two matches going unfinished while she battled an injury … Played in singles match against Nicholls where she was up a set and tied in the second set when the match was clinched … Held a 4-4 tournament doubles record, which included a 0-1 record with Skylar Holloway and a 4-3 record with Ella Taylor … Held a 1-6 dual record in doubles, which included a 0-1 record with Holloway, a 1-2 record with Taylor and a 0-4 record with Noel Scott … Morton and Taylor were ahead against Nicholls and Southern, but both matches went unfinished.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Held the court four spot in all but two singles matches … Posted 15 overall singles wins with 10 dual matches victories, including three in conference … Held the top spot in all but two dual matches alongside doubles partner Mary Jeremiah … Edged the Green Wave’s Ipek Birol 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in LSU’s 4-2 victory against Tulane … Earned the Lady Tigers’ first singles win of the day against UC Irvine’s Sarah Gong … Secured a 6-4, 6-4 win over Mizzou’s Elisha Gabb in LSU’s 6-1 triumph against the Mizzou Tigers … Advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Longhorn Invitational … Battled Mississippi State’s Georgiana Patrasc in the second round of the ITA Southern Regional Championships … Captured her flight’s consolation title during the Rice Invitational … Compiled four doubles victories during fall play, three alongside Kaitlin Burns and one with partner Jeremiah.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Fought through ankle injury throughout the season to be a reliable performer in doubles, and finished the year with three-straight singles victories … Went 3-1 in singles during dual matches … Concluded the season with a 7-7 singles record and went 11-16 in doubles play … Emerged victorious from six of her last 10 singles appearances to conclude the campaign … Paired with Kaitlin Burns to clinch the doubles point 8-6 over Kelsey Becker and Kelsey Haviland on court three in a 4-2 victory over Ohio State … Won two-straight SEC doubles matches alongside Burns against Mississippi State and then-No. 17 Ole Miss respectively … Put together a 4-1 doubles record alongside both Yvette Vlaar and Rebecca Bodine during the fall … Won a thrilling 6-7(4), 6-0, 14-12 match against Penn State’s Marie-Frederique Bed at Rice Fall Invitational.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Posted overall records of 11-21 in singles and 15-17 in doubles play … Edged Jacqueline Kasler of Auburn 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 on the first day of the SEC Coaches’ Classic in Auburn … Advanced to the consolation doubles final with Yvette Vlaar at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships before falling to Auburn’s Jackie Kasler and Olivia Bennett … Paired with Vlaar to defeat Western Michigan’s duo of Amanda Moccia and Maggie Remynse 8-4 and Wisconsin’s Aleksandra Markovic and Lauren Gruber 8-6 at the Wildcat Fall Invitational … Compiled an 8-8 singles mark and a 9-8 doubles record in the spring including going 5-3 and 4-3, respectively, in SEC matches … Recorded her first dual-match singles victory by beating Texas A&M’s Lauren Santacroce 7-5, 6-2 … Crafted a four-match singles win streak in March culminating with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win over Iowa’s Cassandra Escobar … Teamed with Ebie Wilson and Kylie Adamek to reel of six-straight doubles match victories during the spring season.

PRIOR TO LSU
A five-star recruit by tennisrecruting.net … Ranked as high as No. 34 nationally by tennisrecruiting.net … Won the district 5A state doubles title as a junior in 2009 … Finished as state runner-up in the 5A state singles championships in 2008.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ariel Grace Morton … Born Sept. 7, 1991 … Daughter of Greg Morton … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

 

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