Women's Tennis

Grâinne O'Neill


Blessington, Ireland

High School:
St. Mary's College

Grâinne O'Neill

2013-14 (Sophomore season):Notched eight doubles and seven singles victories in fall campaign ... claimed a 3-0 record in doubles matches at Tennessee Fall Invite with Sandy Niehaus Oct. 25-27 ... reached round of 16 at ITA Midwest Regional in doubles competition with Miho Kowase with 8-6 victory over Eastern Michigan University Oct. 11 ... qualified for a spot in main draw singles of ITA Midwest Regional with straight set singles victories Oct. 10-11 vs. Michigan State and Bowling Green ... tallied a 6-3, 6-4 win vs. Tennessee's Victoria Olivarez Oct. 26 at Tennessee Fall Invite.

2012-13 (Freshman season): Posted 15 doubles and 12 singles victories ... collected a team-high six wins in conference doubles competition and earned a team-best 14 wins in dual doubles matches ... tallied three-straight doubles wins in Big Ten play alongside Kelsey Becker vs. Minnesota, Illinois and Northwestern ... defeated Northwestern's Kate Turvy/Belinda Niu, 8-6, at home with Becker ... earned 2-0 mark on court five and 9-12 mark on court six in singles matches ... claimed singles and doubles victories in Big Ten Tournament vs. Iowa April 25 in Bloomington, Ind. ... closed out season winning four of last six doubles matches ... Claimed first collegiate victory against Tennessee's Kayla McMurry in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 at Lady Vols Classic Oct. 27 ... made collegiate debut in consolation matches at USTA/ITA Midwest Regional ... paired with Noelle Malley, duo defeated Lauren Hankle and Annina Brendel of YSU at USTA/ITA Midwest Regional, 8-2 ... posted 1-2 singles record and 1-1 doubles record in fall campaign.

St. Mary's College: 2011 Senior National Indoor Doubles Champion of Ireland ... won U-18 national championships in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles in 2010 ... ranked No. 5 in Ireland and peaked at No. 735 in the International Tennis Federation U-18 poll in 2012 ... represented Ireland twice in the Four Nations Championships and once at the European U-18 Junior Championships ... member of Federation Cup training squad and Ireland's National Tennis Academy ... won Co. Dublin and Co. Kildare championships ... reigning Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club (LTC) singles title holder in 2011 ... four-time Naas LTC singles and doubles senior champion ... two-time recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Sport Award at St. Mary's College ... received Naas Civic Award from Naas Town Council.

Personal: Daughter of Monica and Colm O'Neill ... middle child with a brother, Finnian and a sister, Eimear ... undeclared major and hopes to attend grad school ... favorite hobbies include shopping, hanging out with friends, travelling and reading ... greatest sports thrill was winning the U-18 National Singles Championship with the support of family, friends and members of local tennis club ... member of St. Mary's College volleyball team which won national championships her junior and senior years ... recipient of Silver Fainne Award (an award for proficiency in Irish language) ... honored with Bronze Gaiece Award - The President's Award.

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