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Gianni Ross

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  • Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Championship
  • All-ACC Third Team, his first All-Conference honor
  • Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team for No. 5 Singles and No. 3 Doubles
  • Won the clinching match of Virginia’s NCAA Championship match against Kentucky, defeating No. 113 Joshua Lapadat 6-4, 6-4 (5/22)
  • Went 24-2 in singles, including ending his career on a 12-match win streak that included going 6-0 in singles in the NCAA Championship and 2-0 in the ACC tournament
  • Finished the year ranked No. 125 in singles
  • Finished his career with an 88-31 record in singles
  • In the final two seasons of his career, he was a combined 16-1 in singles in regular-season ACC matches, 4-0 in the ACC Championship and 9-0 in NCAA tournament singles matches
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week, partnering with William Woodall, after picking up wins against Notre Dame and Louisville (3/15)
  • Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw of the ITF World Tennis Tour 15K in Fayetteville. He battled 2019 NCAA Singles Champion Paul Jubb in the opening round through three sets (9/20)
  • Competed in qualifying at the Charlottesville Challenger (10/30)
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • VaSID All-State Second Team in singles
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Summer 2021

  • Competed in qualifying for six ITF World Tennis Tour events in Florida, Luxembourg, Spain, Denmark and Poland

2020-21 Season

  • Ranked No. 78 in the first updated ITA singles rankings of the season (3/23)
  • Ended his season on a 10-match win streak, including going 2-0 in the ACC Championship and 3-0 in the NCAA Championship. His last loss in singles came on Valentines Day at the last day of ITA Indoors
  • Finished the season with a 14-3 record in singles including a perfect 5-0 mark in the ACC
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Will return in 2021-22 for a fifth year

2019-20 Season

  • VaSID First Team All-State in singles
  • Went 15-6 at singles
  • Was 6-4 in dual matches, including a 1-1 record on court one
  • Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Atlantic Regional (10/22)
  • Ranked as high as No. 68 in singles (11/13)
  • Made his ATP Challenger debut at the Charlottesville Challenger, earning a bye into the second round where he fell 7-6 (4), 6-1 to Liam Caruana (10/31)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19 Season

  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Clinched the victory for the Cavaliers in both their first and second round NCAA matches
  • Had a team-best 21 singles victories, posting a 21-11 record, including a 14-7 mark in dual matches. Went 7-1 in conference play
  • Also tallies 20 wins in doubles, going 20-10 with a 14-9 record in dual matches
  • Was ranked No. 111 in singles in the preseason rankings, finishing the fall ranked No. 38; was ranked as high as No. 68 in the spring
  • Won the A1 doubles flight at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational, partnering with William Woodall, to cap off the fall season (Nov. 11)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • ITA All-Academic Scholar-Athlete

2017-18 Season

  • 2018 ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year
  • 2018 VaSID State Rookie of the Year
  • VaSID All-State First Team in doubles
  • Joined the team in the Spring of 2018 after signing an NLI in the fall of 2017, enrolling the University for the spring semester
  • Finished the year with a 14-9 record in singles, with winning records at one (2-1), two (7-5) and three (5-3) singles
  • Spent two weeks ranked No. 120 in singles
  • Ranked as high as No. 20 in doubles when partnering with Aswin Lizen
  • Joined the team in the Spring of 2018 after signing an NLI in the fall of 2017, enrolling the University for the spring semester
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week alongside Aswin Lizen after picking up a pair of wins over ranked opponents, topping No. 11 Carlos Divar and Michael Kay of Georgia Tech, 6-1, and the No. 22 duo of Simon Baudry and Alex Favrot from Clemson, 6-2 (3/27)


  • Ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the 2017 class and reached a career-high junior world ranking of 13 in March of this year
  • Played at the 2017 Junior French Open, Junior Wimbledon and Junior US Open, advancing to the quarterfinals in singles and semifinals in doubles at Roland Garros
  • Competed at the US Open Junior Championships in 2014-16 and played doubles in the finals of the 2014 Junior Davis Cup for Team USA in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the singles main draw of five Futures tournaments, including advancing to the semifinals at the Eagle Landing Tennis Classic Futures tournament in Orange Park, Fla.


  • Psychology major


Singles Doubles
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
 2017-18  14-9  14-9  4-7  12-11  12-11  5-6
 2018-19  21-11  14-7  7-1  20-10  14-9  5-5
 2019-20  15-6  6-4  1-1  10-8  7-5  2-0
2020-21 14-3 14-3 5-0 1-1 1-1 1-0
2021-22 24-2 22-2 10-1 14-5 12-5 8-2
Career  88-31  70-25   27-10   57-35  56-31  21-13