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.
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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