Rachel Smilansky
Rachel Smilansky
Height: 5-9
Year: SO
Hometown: Radnor, Pa.
High School: Laurel Springs
CAREER SINGLES RESULTS
Year #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Other Overall
2016-17 1-1 3-5 8-4 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 13-11
2017-18 2-9 4-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 9-16
TOTAL 3-10
7-8 8-4 1-0 0-0 0-1 3-4 22-27

 

CAREER DOUBLES RESULTS
Year #1 #2 #3 Other Overall
2016-17 3-9 0-0 2-4 0-1 5-14
2017-18 5-7 1-3 0-0 2-5 8-15
TOTAL 8-16 1-3 2-4 2-6 13-29

Career Honors

  • 2018 Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference

2017-18 (Sophomore)

  • Earned Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference recognition
  • Led the team in both singles and doubles victories, winning nine times in both
  • Had a 4-3 record at No. 2 singles before taking over the top spot in the lineup
  • Played in a team-high 25 singles matches

2016-17 (Freshman)

  • Led the team with 13 singles victories, most of which came at No. 3 singles
  • Was 8-4 at No. 3 singles. Also won three times at No. 2 and once each at No. 1 and No. 4
  • Won four matches in doubles play
  • Won her collegiate debut, getting the victory at No. 4 singles at Bryant (9/27)

High School:

  • Attended Laurel Springs - an online high school - which did not have an organized athletics program
  • Played her club tennis with USTA Middle States
  • Advanced to the round of 16 at the USTA Level 4 Sectional Tournament in May, 2016
  • Competed in several pro circuit tournaments
  • Ranked as a three-star recruit on tennisrecruiting.net

Personal:

  • Born on Feb. 19, 1998
  • Daughter of Irina and Peter Smilansky
  • Has three sisters - Valerie, Inna, and Sasha.
  • Family came to the United States in 1998; she was the first member of her family born in the U.S.
  • Plans to major in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Lists her favorite athlete as Roger Federer
  • Enjoys going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with friends
  • Chose URI because: “I thought Coach Murphy was motivated to improve the tennis program and I wanted to be part of a developing team.  When I visited URI, I fell in love with the campus and Rhode Island in general.”