Cavalier senior upset nationally-ranked Wolverine in singles to clinch UVA win over No. 14 Michigan
Gullickson defeats defensing NCAA singles champion, Mercer clinches match in three-set win
Cassie Mercer fights through third-set tiebreak to clinch victory for Cavaliers
Get to know more about senior Cassie Mercer as we prepare to host Syracuse on Saturday
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
• 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
End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.No. 1 'Hoos Ready to Roll in CharlotteMen's Basketball3/15/18At approximately 9:20 p.m. Friday, in a South Region game, No. 1 seed UVA (31-2) meets No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the NCAA tournament's first round.'Hoos Ecstatic To Be Dancing AgainWomen's Basketball3/13/18In its first NCAA appearance since 2010, Virginia (18-13) will meet California (21-10) in the first round Friday at 5 p.m. in Columbia, S.C.
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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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