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Rachel Pierson

6'1''
Height
Freshman
Class
Princeton, N.J.
Hometown
AESA Prep Academy
High School
Advantage Doyle Academy
Previous School

2013-14 (Freshman Season)
Posted a 31-16 singles record, including a 17-11 mark in dual play
Recorded a 30-12 doubles record, including a 28-12 mark with Julia Elbaba
Netted Virginia[apos]s first ITA All-America doubles honor with Elbaba as a No. 5-8 seeded tandem at the NCAA Doubles Championship
Named All-ACC Third Team after posting a 7-6 singles mark in league play
Ranked a career-best No. 39 in singles and finished No. 76
Ranked a program-best No. 3 in the ITA doubles rankings with Elbaba and finished No. 12
Captured the doubles title with Elbaba at the USTA National Adult Open, held Dec. 26-31 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Won the ITA Atlantic Region doubles title with Elbaba and advanced to the quarterfinals at the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship
Advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA National Indoor Singles Championship
Finished runner-up to Danielle Collins in the ITA Atlantic Region singles
Posted seven singles wins against ranked opponents, including a 6-1, 6-1 win over No. 45 Lilly Kimbell of Georgia.
Her 31 singles wins are tied for sixth on UVa[apos]s single-season wins list
Named ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year
Named to the All-ACC Women[apos]s Tennis Academic Team

Juniors
Competed for the Advantage Doyle Academy in Dripping Springs, Texas
Ranked No. 5 in the 2013 Recruiting Rankings by TennisRecruiting.net
Named MVP of the USTA Girls 18 National Team Championships after winning all four of her No. 1 singles matches and three of four doubles contests for the Middle States team
Advanced to the doubles finals of a USTA Pro Circuit $10K event in Austin, Texas, with partner Madison Westby
Claimed three Girls 18 singles titles, including the USTA Regional Tournament Segment (Spring, Texas), USTA National Open (Waco, Texas) and USTA National Open (Midland, Texas)
Placed third at Spring Nationals Championship in 2013
Ranked No. 12 nationally in the 2012 Recruiting Rankings by TennisRecruiting.net

High School
Graduated from AESA Prep Academy (Texas) in 2013
Attended Montgomery High School (New Jersey) from 2010-11
Named All-County and MVP at Montgomery High School

Personal

Daughter of Keith and Ann Pierson
Chose Virginia because of the amazing school, location and tennis program
Intends to major in media studies
Mother, Ann (Bair), competed in basketball and track at Virginia, setting the high jump record at 6[apos] 3′
Mother was also named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a Lou Honesty Scholar-Athlete in 1983
Enjoys dancing and art