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Rachel Pierson
Rachel  Pierson


Princeton, N.J.

High School:
AESA Prep Academy/Advantage Doyle Academy



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No. 6 Virginia Sweeps Pitt

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No. 6 Virginia Downs No. 22 Notre Dame 6-1

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Women's Tennis NCAA vs. Stanford (by Matt Riley)

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Women's Tennis NCAA vs. Baylor (by Matt Riley)

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Women's Tennis NCAA vs. Kentucky (by Matt Riley)

Women's Tennis NCAA vs. Kentucky (by Matt Riley)


Women's Tennis NCAA vs. YSU (by Matt Riley)

Women's Tennis NCAA vs. YSU (by Matt Riley)


Women's Tennis vs. Georgia Tech (by Matt Riley)

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2013-14 (Freshman Season)
• Posted a 31-16 singles record, including a 17-11 mark in dual play
• Recorded a 30-12 doubles record, including a 28-12 mark with Julia Elbaba
• Netted Virginia's first ITA All-America doubles honor with Elbaba as a No. 5-8 seeded tandem at the NCAA Doubles Championship
• Named All-ACC Third Team after posting a 7-6 singles mark in league play
• Ranked a career-best No. 39 in singles and finished No. 76
• Ranked a program-best No. 3 in the ITA doubles rankings with Elbaba and finished No. 12
• Captured the doubles title with Elbaba at the USTA National Adult Open, held Dec. 26-31 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
• Won the ITA Atlantic Region doubles title with Elbaba and advanced to the quarterfinals at the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship
• Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA National Indoor Singles Championship
• Finished runner-up to Danielle Collins in the ITA Atlantic Region singles
• Posted seven singles wins against ranked opponents, including a 6-1, 6-1 win over No. 45 Lilly Kimbell of Georgia.
• Her 31 singles wins are tied for sixth on UVa's single-season wins list
• Named ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year
• Named to the All-ACC Women's Tennis Academic Team

• Competed for the Advantage Doyle Academy in Dripping Springs, Texas
• Ranked No. 5 in the 2013 Recruiting Rankings by
• Named MVP of the USTA Girls 18 National Team Championships after winning all four of her No. 1 singles matches and three of four doubles contests for the Middle States team
• Advanced to the doubles finals of a USTA Pro Circuit $10K event in Austin, Texas, with partner Madison Westby
• Claimed three Girls 18 singles titles, including the USTA Regional Tournament Segment (Spring, Texas), USTA National Open (Waco, Texas) and USTA National Open (Midland, Texas)
• Placed third at Spring Nationals Championship in 2013
• Ranked No. 12 nationally in the 2012 Recruiting Rankings by

High School
• Graduated from AESA Prep Academy (Texas) in 2013
• Attended Montgomery High School (New Jersey) from 2010-11
• Named All-County and MVP at Montgomery High School


• Daughter of Keith and Ann Pierson
• Chose Virginia because of the amazing school, location and tennis program
• Intends to major in media studies
• Mother, Ann (Bair), competed in basketball and track at Virginia, setting the high jump record at 6' 3"
• Mother was also named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a Lou Honesty Scholar-Athlete in 1983
• Enjoys dancing and art


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