Michelle Castro
Michelle Castro

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Oakton, Va.

High School:
Bishop O'Connell

Height:
5-6


Coach Morris on Michelle Castro:"Michelle played extremely well in the fall with a record of 8-5 in singles and 10-5 in doubles, playing both singles and doubles toward the top of the lineup. She has continued to work very hard on her game and has shown great improvement. We expect Michelle to continue to improve and to challenge for the top spot in the lineup in both singles and doubles during her freshman year."

Fall 2013: Won eight fall singles matches which included a perfect 3-0 record at the ECU Invitational Oct. 4-5 against Norfolk State's Liza Gordeeva and Andrea Macchiavello and N.C. Central's Rebecca Wood ... Recorded 10 doubles wins with four different teammates, five of which came when paired with fellow newcomer Emily Groeneveld ... The 10 wins were the most on the team.

High School/Junior Tennis: Graduated from the Jack Shore Academy and was coached by Craig Anderson ... Ranked a four-star recruit in TennisRecruiting.net's 2013 class, which also listed her as the No. 3 prospect from the state of Virginia, 17th in the Mid-Atlantic region and 120th nationally ... Was a member of National Championship Mid-Atlantic Zonal Team in 2011 ... Finished in the top 10 of the Mid-Atlantic's U-14's, U-16's and U-18's tournaments during her prep career ... Reached the Girls 18 doubles final at the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section as the second seed in June 2013.

Personal: Full name is Michelle Leigh Castro ... Born May 10, 1995 in Fairfax, Va. ... Daughter of Ernie and Marjorie Castro ... Major is exercise physiology ... Older brother, Rob, played baseball at the University of Tampa.