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Cassie Mercer

5'10''
Height
Freshman
Class
Huntington, W.Va.
Hometown
Huntington
High School

2017-18 (Senior Season)
• Posted a 14-15 record in singles and a 20-8 record in doubles
• Competed primarily with Teodora Radosavljevic in fall doubles and Chloe Gullickson in the dual season
• Finished as ITA Atlantic Region runner-up in doubles with Radosavljevic
• Went 11-2 in dual matches in doubles with Gullickson
• Finished the season ranked No. 55 in with Gullickson in the Oracle/ITA doubles rankings

2016-17 (Junior Season)
• Posted a 22-17 record in singles
• Split time between No. 1 and No. 2 singles in the lineup
• Posted an 11-11 mark in dual matches
• Posted a 20-11 mark in doubles play, including 16-8 with Chloe Gullickson
• Went 8-4 at No. 1 doubles, including 3-1 mark vs. nationally-ranked opponents

2015-16 (Sophomore Season)
 Went 5-9 in singles play
• Moved into the starting lineup the last three weeks of the season
• Posted a 3-0 mark in ACC play at No. 6 singles

2014-15 (Freshman Season)
• Posted a 19-16 singles record, including a 13-9 mark in dual play
• Recorded a 28-14 doubles mark
• Named to the VaSID All-State Doubles Second Team with Skylar Morton
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Finished No. 63 in the final ITA doubles rankings with Skylar Morton
• Earned a 6-3, 6-1 win over No. 115 Ashley Dai of North Carolina in the ACC Championships
• Tallied an 18-10 doubles mark with Morton, including a 5-4 record against ranked opponents
• Claimed the Atlantic Regional doubles title with Morton
• Earned an automatic berth into the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Doubles Championship with Morton
• Ranked No. 11 in ITA doubles preseason rankings with Morton
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

High School
• Four-time letterwinner led Huntington High School to four West Virginia Class AAA state championship
• Four-time West Virginia Class AAA No. 1 singles champion
• Four-time West Virginia Class AAA No. 1 doubles champion
• Named the 2014 Girls Tennis Athlete of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association
• Coach by Joanie Poole all four years at Huntington High School
• Ranked No. 11 on the Tennis Recruiting Network’s list of 2014 high school graduates
• Ranked No. 16 nationally in the 2012 Recruiting Rankings by TennisRecruiting.net and as high as No. 27 in the 2013 rankings

Personal
• Cassandra Dawn Mercer
• Born in Pittsburgh, Pa.
• Daughter of John and Laurie Mercer
• Has two brothers, J.J. and A.J., and one sister, Sammie
• Father, John Mercer, is in his 13th season as the women’s tennis head coach at Marshall University
• Mother, Laurie Mercer, also served as the women’s tennis head coach at Marshall University
• Father played collegiate tennis at Penn State
• Mother played collegiate tennis at Furman
• Chose Virginia for the great academic opportunity and to learn and improve as much as possible in tennis