Oct. 17, 2016
NORFOLK, Va. – Junior Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.V.) rallied for a three-set victory on Monday at the ITA Atlantic Regional to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday morning. Mercer will take the court at 9:30 a.m. to continue her quest for the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship.
The event is being played at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center at Old Dominion.
The winners of the singles and doubles brackets at the ITA Atlantic Regional earn automatic berths in the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate played at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. in November.
Mercer defeated Katia Bilk of Penn State 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 to advance. The junior fought off match point down 5-4 in the second set and rallied to win, forcing a decisive third set. She will face Marie Faure of William & Mary at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Cassie Mercer (UVA) def. Katia Bilk (PSU), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
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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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