Jan. 24, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.V.) of the Virginia (1-0, 1-0 ACC) women’s tennis team has been named the ACC Player of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday (Jan. 24).
Mercer, who is playing at No. 1 singles for the Cavaliers, posted a straight-set victory over the Eagles’ top player in Asiya Dair. Mercer defeated Dair, who is ranked No. 103, by a score of 6-2, 6-3 to help lead the Cavaliers to a 4-3 win over Boston College over the weekend. It was the opening match of the season and only matchup of ACC foes on the weekend.
The junior Cavalier played most of the 2015-16 season at No. 5 and No. 6 singles before moving into the top spot in the lineup this season.
Virginia returns to action this weekend, hosting No. 19 LSU, Ole Miss and Wake Forest in the ITA Kickoff Weekend event. The Cavaliers will face Ole Miss at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Boar’s Head Sports Club, while LSU and Wake Forest will play each other at 10 a.m. The winners of each match will face off on Sunday with a berth at the ITA National Team Indoors on the line.
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.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball10/16/17The season starts Nov. 10 for the Cavaliers, whose third annual Pepsi Blue-White scrimmage is Sunday afternoon at JPJ.
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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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