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Rachel Pierson
Rachel  Pierson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Princeton, N.J.

High School:
AESA Prep Academy/Advantage Doyle Academy

Height:
6-1

08/07/2014

Virginia Has 305 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized

03/29/2014

No. 3 Virginia Earns a 7-0 Victory at Virginia Tech

Cavaliers improve to 13-4 (7-1 ACC) with their second-straight sweep

03/23/2014

No. 6 Virginia Sweeps Pitt

Cavaliers improve to 12-4 (6-1 ACC) with a 7-0 victory in first-ever meeting with the Panthers

03/21/2014

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

Cavaliers improve to 11-4 (5-1 ACC) with a 6-1 win against the Fighting Irish

05/17/2014

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

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

05/15/2014

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

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

05/10/2014

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

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

05/09/2014

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

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

04/05/2014

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

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

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

Juniors
• Competed for the Advantage Doyle Academy in Dripping Springs, Texas
• Ranked No. 5 in the 2013 Recruiting Rankings by TennisRecruiting.net
• 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 TennisRecruiting.net

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

Personal

• 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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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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