Michelle Castro
Michelle  Castro

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Oakton, Va.

High School:
Bishop O'Connell

Height:
5-6


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Fall 2014: Produced a 4-7 singles mark during fall action ... Opened autumn campaign by winning four of first seven tourney matches (4-3) during the UNC-Wilmington Beach Blast, Bulldog Tennis Classic (Athens Ga.) and ITA Carolina Regional (Chapel Hill, N.C.) before falling in last four outings ... Downed Virginia Tech's Kelly Williford 6-3, 7-6 in Wilmington to open sophomore season ... Teamed with Nicole LaDuca as exclusive doubles partner and compiled a 1-8 record ... Notched only pairs victory over Lipscomb on Oct. 10 at the Bulldog Tennis Classic.

2013-14: Stood fourth on squad with 16 overall singles wins during rookie season (16-17) ... Topped Pirates with 19 doubles triumphs (19-15), playing with four partners - Emily Groeneveld (8-5), LaDuca (7-8), Melis Tanik (3-2) and Karling Watson (1-0) ... Compiled an 8-12 singles ledger and 9-10 doubles slate during spring dual match play ... Partnered with LaDuca for a 6-8 record (3-6 at No. 1 and 3-2 at No. 2) and Groeneveld for a 3-2 mark (all at No. 2) ... Primarily experienced action in the top two slots of the lineup in singles with identical 4-6 clips at No. 1 and No. 2 ... Captured victories in seven of her first 10 collegiate dual matches to open spring career, but struggled during latter half of campaign with 1-9 mark (beginning March 6) ... Authored wins streaks of four straight (Feb. 1 to Feb. 19) and three straight (Feb. 22 to March 6) in singles play ... Involved in only a trio of three-set matches during spring season, downing Furman's Alex Moreno-Kaste (2-6, 6-4, 6-1) and Appalachian State's Clare Cox (5-7, 6-3, 6-3) at No. 1 in back-to-back outings on Feb. 22 and Feb. 28 ... Dropped Conference USA Tournament opener to Tulane's Klara Vyskocilova 6-3, 6-2 on April 16 to conclude year ... With LaDuca, closed season on a run of three consecutive doubles victories (Richmond/8-7, Liberty/8-3 and North Carolina Central/8-5) ... 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 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.