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Gianni Ross

Fifth Year
Chicago, Ill.
USTA Player Development
High School / Club
Gianni Ross - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

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(2020) Hoos Life: 5 Quick Questions


  • 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

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
Career  64-29  48-23   17-9   43-30  34-26   13-11