Cavaliers continue ACC road play at No. 29 Wake Forest Sunday
Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized
Cavaliers and Bears battle in Waco on May 15 at 8 p.m. ET
Cavaliers battle Panthers on Friday and Fighting Irish on Sunday
Collins clinches non-conference win for Cavaliers
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
• 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
• 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 TennisRecruiting.net 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
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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