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     Molly O'Koniewski  
    Molly

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hilton Head, SC

    High School:
    Heritage Academy

    Last College:
    Virginia

    Height:
    5-9


    AS A SOPHOMORE: Named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team ... achieved a 14-12 singles record (10-8 dual) and a 10-6 doubles mark in first season with the Irish ... logged a 3-1 doubles record at the adidas Hoosier Classic with teammate Quinn Gleason ... downed Purdue's Daniela Vidal (4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-4) to finish with a 1-2 singles record at the adidas Hoosier Classic ... advanced to the round of 32 in singles after defeating Michigan State's Catherine Parenteau (6-3, 6-1) at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Championships ... reached the round of 16 with teammate Katherine White after defeating Toledo 8-6 at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals ... posted 2-1 singles record at the Western Michigan Super Challenge ... ultimately fell to Indiana's Sophie Garre in a tight three-set thriller (6-4, 2-6, 0-1 (8-10)) ... finished the Super Challenge with victories over Bowling Green's Maddie Eccleston (6-7, (5-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)) and Marquette's Laia Hernandez Soier (6-2, 6-2) ... remained a perfect 2-0 in doubles with teammate Jennifer Kellner at the Western Michigan tournament ... won first regular season singles match at the number six position against Bowling Green's Katie Brozovich (4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)) ... swept Illinois' Audrey O'Connor in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) ... pushed winning streak to three matches after defeating Jasmine Minor from No. 22 Georgia Tech (7-6 (7-3), 6-3) ... earned a three-set comeback win over No. 25 Tennessee's Tiffany Tavares (5-7, 6-4, 6-4) ... shut out Western Michigan's Kelsey King (6-2, 6-0) ... utilized a second-set tiebreak to outlast DePaul's Jarret Fisher (5-2, 7-6 (7-4)) ... came back from a set down against Mimi Nguyen from No. 10 Michigan (3-6, 6-4, 6-2) ... won a back and forth tilt against Marquette's Ali Dawson (6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 10-6) ... won first two doubles matches of the spring with partner Julie Sabacinski, defeating Bowling Green's Jade Johnson and Mary Hill (8-5) and Illinois' Allison Falkin and Julia Jamieson (8-3) ... duo later blanked Jesse Grace and Mimi Fotopoulos from No. 25 Tennessee (8-0).

    AS A FRESHMAN (Virginia): Appeared in 42 matches as a freshman at Virginia ... posted a 16-9 singles record, and a 14-8 mark in doubles play ... won her first six matches during the tournament slate ... four of the six victories were decided in the third set ... claimed the Flight B singles title at the UVA Fall Invitational with a 6-4, 6-3 win over VCU's Darla Yakauleva ... won all four of her matches at the Kitty Harrison Invitational, downing North Carolina's Jennifer Stone 6-2, 6-1 to close the event ... opened the spring season with three consecutive wins at number six singles ... began the fall doubles schedule with partner Caryssa Peretz (8-7 record) ... the duo opened the season with five straight wins ... played final seven doubles matches with five different partners.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:
    Reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship ... received the 2010 Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award, presented by the USTA to a junior player in good standing who exemplifies sportsmanship in tournament play ... ranked in the top 15 nationally of every age group throughout junior tennis ... graduated from Heritage Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. in 2011 ... member of the National Honor Society and served as vice president of her senior class ... daughter of Scott and Gail O'Koniewski ... has one brother, Jack ... mother Gail was a captain on the tennis team at Boston University ... aunt Dianna McCarthy Zipoli played tennis at North Carolina ... grandfather John McCarthy played football at Boston College ... majoring in American studies in the College of Arts and Letters.

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