Rachel Smilansky
Rachel Smilansky
Height: 5-9
Year: FR
Hometown: Radnor, Pa.
High School: Laurel Springs

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


  • 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.”