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Cassie Mercer
Cassie  Mercer


Huntington, W.Va.

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Cassie Mercer Named ACC Co-Player of the Week

Cavalier senior upset nationally-ranked Wolverine in singles to clinch UVA win over No. 14 Michigan


Virginia Rallies For 4-2 Win Over No. 14 Michigan

Gullickson defeats defensing NCAA singles champion, Mercer clinches match in three-set win


Virginia Rallies For 4-3 Win Over Syracuse On Saturday

Cassie Mercer fights through third-set tiebreak to clinch victory for Cavaliers


GET TO KNOW: Cassie Mercer

Get to know more about senior Cassie Mercer as we prepare to host Syracuse on Saturday


No. 10 Virginia Takes 5-2 Victory At No. 42 NC State

Cavaliers continue ACC road play at No. 29 Wake Forest Sunday

2016-17 (Junior Season)
Posted a 22-17 record in singles

Split time between No. 1 and No. 2 singles in the lineup
Posted an 11-11 mark in dual matches
Posted a 20-11 mark in doubles play, including 16-8 with Chloe Gullickson
Went 8-4 at No. 1 doubles, including 3-1 mark vs. nationally-ranked opponents

2015-16 (Sophomore Season)
 Went 5-9 in singles play

 Moved into the starting lineup the last three weeks of the season
 Posted a 3-0 mark in ACC play at No. 6 singles

2014-15 (Freshman Season)
• Posted a 19-16 singles record, including a 13-9 mark in dual play

Recorded a 28-14 doubles mark
• Named to the VaSID All-State Doubles Second Team with Skylar Morton
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Finished No. 63 in the final ITA doubles rankings with
Skylar Morton

Earned a 6-3, 6-1 win over No. 115 Ashley Dai of North Carolina in the ACC Championships
Tallied an 18-10 doubles mark with Morton, including a 5-4 record against ranked opponents
Claimed the Atlantic Regional doubles title with Morton
Earned an automatic berth into the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Doubles Championship with Morton
Ranked No. 11 in ITA doubles preseason rankings with Morton
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

High School

• Four-time letterwinner led Huntington High School to four West Virginia Class AAA state championship
• Four-time West Virginia Class AAA No. 1 singles champion
• Four-time West Virginia Class AAA No. 1 doubles champion
• Named the 2014 Girls Tennis Athlete of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association
• Coach by Joanie Poole all four years at Huntington High School
• Ranked No. 11 on the Tennis Recruiting Network's list of 2014 high school graduates
• Ranked No. 16 nationally in the 2012 Recruiting Rankings by and as high as No. 27 in the 2013 rankings

• Cassandra Dawn Mercer
• Born in Pittsburgh, Pa.
• Daughter of John and Laurie Mercer
• Has two brothers, J.J. and A.J., and one sister, Sammie
• Father, John Mercer, is in his 13th season as the women's tennis head coach at Marshall University
• Mother, Laurie Mercer, also served as the women's tennis head coach at Marshall University
• Father played collegiate tennis at Penn State
• Mother played collegiate tennis at Furman
• Chose Virginia for the great academic opportunity and to learn and improve as much as possible in tennis


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