March 27, 2018

As we continue through the 2018 season, members of the Virginia women’s tennis team took some time to sit down and answer a few questions to provide a little insight and help our fans get to know them better as student-athletes.

Name: Meghan Kelley
Major: Politics-Foreign Affairs
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Falmouth, Maine
High School: MAC Tennis Academy

What do you love most about competing as a Virginia Cavalier?
Being able to see the pay off of working hard day in and day out alongside my amazing teammates and coaches.

Why did you choose Virginia?
For its tennis and academic achievements, to play outdoor tennis, and hopes to help further an already great program.

What will be your lasting memory of your time as a Virginia Cavalier?
Upsetting UNC to make the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament my first year.

What defines a Cavalier?
Someone who is passionate, hardworking, and supportive to those around them.

Who or what motivates you in your sport?
Trying to give back to my family and the many people who have helped me get to where I am today.

What are your goals for the season?
To improve each match and make the NCAA team and individual tournament.

Favorite class?
Teaching as a profession

Favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Favorite movie?
Fifty Shades Darker

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Something by Taylor Swift

Teammates would describe you as?
Feisty, a hard worker, and a leader

Who is your hero and why?
My family for being so selfless

Name one thing most people probably don’t know about you?
I could live off of ice cream and brussel sprouts

Besides your own sport, what’s a sporting event on Grounds that fans need to experience at least once and why?
Basketball. The atmosphere is amazing.

If you could play any other sport, what would it be?
Field hockey

If you could give any advice to younger athletes entering the sport what would it be?
Work hard and enjoy the game as much as you can! Spread your love for the sport and always be thankful for your support system!

Nickname (is there a story you can share that goes with it)?
Meg, Megatron (Gina calls me that haha), and BBOTT (the team knows haha)

Favorite holiday?

Favorite TV show?
The Office and Scandal

What is your biggest fear?

Dream job?
On field reporter for ESPN

Best Athletic Memory?
Winning a super national with my doubles partner Ellyse or traveling to South America for tournaments.