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Sophia Sassoli
Sophia Sassoli

Sophia Sassoli

Hometown Gladwyne, Pa.
Last School Harriton
Height 5-9
Year Sophomore
Sophia Sassoli

Biography

2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20
Spring: Went 6-3 overall in singles during inaugural collegiate campaign…Collected two dual singles wins…Recorded 4-8 overall doubles record…Downed Mercer’s (1/21) Anna Sovic in straight-sets, 6-1, 6-2…Cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Chhinda Som at No. 41 Virginia Tech (3/8)…In doubles action, teamed with Nadia Gizdova to defeat Possohova/Wilcox, 6-1, at No. 49 Boston College (2/23)…Downed Marti/DeSpain of Clemson (2/28), 6-1, with Gizdova.

Fall: Was 4-3 in singles and 2-2 in doubles action during the fall…Collected first collegiate victory at Furman Fall Classic, defeating Danni Vines of host Furman, 6-3, 6-1…Also pocketed 6-3, 6-3 win over Mississippi State’s Meredith Roberts…Picked up two singles win in final fall tournament in Las Vegas at Rebel Invite…Defeated UNLV’s Hsuan Yu Lin, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, before edging Oregon’s Madisen Olsen, 6-4, 6-1…In doubles action, topped Lin/Lee with teammate Rosie Garcia Gross, 8-5, at Rebel Invite…Also picked up 8-5 win in final fall tournament against Colorado’s Derivan/Ecton.

PREP: Graduated from Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pa. … Played No. 1 singles all four years…Helped Harriton Rams to the PA state semifinals her freshman season, the state championship as a sophomore and state finals as a junior…Served as team captain her senior season…Led Rams to 20-0 record and went undefeated in singles as a senior…Won PA state doubles title in 2019 without dropping a set…Ranked as high as No. 20 nationally in doubles during junior career…Ranked No. 2 recruit in Pennsylvania by Tennis Recruiting…Advanced to doubles finals and captured doubles titles competing in USTA National Selection tournaments and Level 3 Nationals…Received annual Sportsmanship Award from USTA Middle States in 2015…Reached doubles semifinals at National Clay Court Championships in 2016…Reached doubles quarterfinals at National Winter Championships in 2016…Won Gold Ball in doubles in G16s National Clay Court Championships in 2017.

PERSONAL: Member of the National Honor Society…National Merit Scholarship Finalist…AP Scholar with distinction…Intends to major in mathematics with a concentration in statistics…Started playing tennis at the age of five…Chose Georgia Tech because of the athletic opportunities, academic opportunities and location.

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