Carmen Wilkins
Carmen Wilkins
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Boonville, N.C.
High School: Forbush HS


JUNIOR (2018): Tied teammate Grace Wilson for the second-most singles wins (seven) on the season … opened the season with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Alexis Morring (Hollins) on Sept. 29 … began the spring slate with a 6-0, 6-0 win against Raven Green (Greensboro) on March 11 … came through with back-to-back wins against Guilford’s Mackenzie Calton (6-3, 6-3) and Hollins’ Alex Morring (6-1, 6-0) on March 16 and March 17, respectively … capped off a five wins in March with consecutive triumphs over Mary Baldwin’s Olivia Anderson (6-1, 6-2) and Greensboro’s Samantha Lopez (6-2, 6-4) on March 31 … grabbed her final singles win of the season against Amber Riggs (William Peace) by margins of 6-0, 6-1 … was a partner to Lauren Holman (13 times) and Morgan Scholz (once) during the course of her junior campaign … picked up her first doubles win of the slate over Samantha Lopez / Carleigh Roach (Greensboro) by an 8-3 margin on March 11 … teamed with Holman to down Olivia La Ganza / Mackenzie Calton (Guilford) by a score of 8-5 on March 16 … emerged with an 8-4 win over Kateri Johnson / Alexix Morring (Hollins) on March 17 … closed out March with an 8-1 victory against Brenda Korlison / Esperanza Cadena (Mary Baldwin) on March 31 … earned her final doubles win of the slate over Lauren Lane / Stephanie Arnold (William Peace) by an 8-5 margin on April 10.

SOPHOMORE (2017): Ended a solid singles season with three wins, grabbing two as the No. 6 seed and one as the No. 5 seed … downed Nikeyra Lee (Ferrum) for her first win of the slate on March 18, 2018 by scores of 6-2, 6-0 … capped off March with a win over Madison Furr (Pfeiffer) by a 7-5, 6-3 margin … came through with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Samantha Lopez (Greensboro) on April 6, marking her final singles win of the season … teamed with Lauren Holman in doubles action, posting six wins along the way … rattled off her first of four straight doubles wins on Feb. 23 against China Brown / Cylah Gaither (Winston-Salem State) by an 8-5 margin … followed with a pair of wins over Idaleen Scoggins / Elizabeth Launi (Wesleyan (Ga.)) by scores of 8-2 and 8-3 on March 3 and March 4, respectively … came through with an 8-0 win over Guadalupe Reyes / Katelyn Pollock (Mary Baldwin) on March 10 … took down Hailee Green / Nikeyra Lee (Ferrum) by a score of 8-2 on March 18 … emerged with an 8-3 victory against Tyler Goad / Ashley Thornton (Averett) on March 26 … posted her final doubles win of the season over Caroline Price / Rachel Hamilton (Greensboro) by an 8-5 margin.

FIRST YEAR (2016): Competed in 12 singles matches over the course of first season at Salem, competing as the team’s No. 5 seed on nine occasions … made her collegiate debut against Emily Wandling (Sweet Briar) on Sept. 16, 2017, suffering a 6-0, 6-0 setback … snagged her lone singles win of the season against Shaina Riddle (Mary Baldwin) in 6-2, 6-4 fashion on March 10, 2017 … took part in 15 doubles matches as a first year, serving as a partner to Courtney Benson (six times), Lindsay Young (three), DeAnna Wilkins (twice), Shannon Sullivan (twice) and Grace Wilson (twice) … competed in the first doubles match of her career against Blake Newton / Emma Thorn (Sweet Briar) on Sept. 17, 2017, suffering an 8-4 setback alongside Young … snagged her first doubles victory on March 10 as she and Wilson took down the Greensboro College tandem of Caroline Price / Lauren Ellis by a 8-0 margin … followed that with an 8-3 win, while playing alongside Young, over Jacqueline Cottingham / Shaina Riddle (Mary Baldwin) on March 10 … collected her final doubles victory of the season on April 19, teaming with Wilkins, as the pair posted a 9-8 win over Cylah Gaither / Zakia Spencer.

PREP: Graduated from Forbush High School in 2016 … a two-sport athlete that competed in both tennis (2012-16) and soccer (2014) … a standout tennis player who was named Honorable Mention (2015) and Most Improved (2015) over the course of her career … integral part of a tennis team that won the conference tournament on four occasions (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

PERSONAL: Carmen Elizabeth Wilkins … daughter of Michael Wilkins … born on July 6, 1998 … has one sibling, DeAnna … member of DECA and National Honors Society … was in the Honors Program.