Holly Staff - Women's Tennis - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Holly Staff

Class Sophomore
Hometown Manchester, England
High School Manchester High School for Girls
Major Undeclared
Bio

Honors
SEC Freshman of the Week (1/28/21)
2022 All-SEC Second Team
2022 All-American (doubles team with Anna Ross)

Rankings
• Highest Singles Ranking: No. 86 (4/13/22)
• Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 16 w/ Anna Ross (6/2/22)

Career Records (through 2020-21 season)
Singles: 36-25
Doubles: 40-24
Total: 76-49

As a Sophomore (2021-22)
• 14-13 overall record in singles play
• 19-13 overall record in doubles play
• Recorded five wins over ranked opponents at singles
• Registered first top-25 win at No. 11 Georgia (April 10, 2022) when she defeated No. 21 Mell Reasco, 6-7(5), 6-3, 1-0(10-8)
• Also registered a top-50 victory at No. 10 Ohio State when she topped No. 41 Isabelle Boulias, 7-6(4), 6-1, in the NCAA Second Round
• Played primarily at No. 2 and No. 3 singles
• Registered three match-clinching wins, including two in SEC play (Mizzou and South Carolina)
• With teammate Anna Ross, went 10-4 at doubles, including 8-2 in dual matches
• Elected to represent Vanderbilt with Ross at NCAA Doubles Championships
• Advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championships quarterfinals, recording wins over No. 15 Notre Dame and No. 8 Old Dominion in the process
• Season ended in a three-set tiebreak against top-ranked NC State (4-6, 6-4, 10-6)
• Named to All-SEC Second Team
• Earned All-American honors advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships

As a Freshman (2020-21)
• 14-13 overall record in singles play
• 17-12 overall record in doubles play
• Led Vanderbilt with 10 wins during the fall season
• Played anywhere from No. 2 to No. 6 singles while a mainstay at No. 1 doubles with Anna Ross during the dual-match season
• Started the spring season with six consecutive wins, winning the first SEC Freshman of the Week award of the year
• Earned three consecutive wins against SEC foes Alabama, Arkansas and Missouri
• Ranked as high as No. 18 in the ITA doubles rankings with Staff
• The two topped four ranked foes, including a second-ranked duo from Florida, a 16th-ranked duo from South Carolina, a 25th-ranked duo from Tennessee and a 28th-ranked duo from Arkansas
• Clinched a team-high seven doubles points throughout the season, six of which came with Ross

The Staff File
• Won five Great Britain National Championships at ages 9,10,14,16 and 18
• Won Great Britain National Doubles Championship aged 16
• Represented Great Britain v USA at 14 under level
• Represented Great Britain v Belgium and Holland in Belgium in January 2015
• Represented Great Britain v Czech Republic and Croatia at Queenswood in June 2015.
• Qualified for the Orange Bowl, Miami in 2014 and Tarbes, France in January 2016
• Selected as part of a Great Britain squad for two tournaments in the Czech Republic
• Represented GB at the Junior Olympic Games at singles and doubles in 2018 in Gyor, Hungary.
• Played Junior Wimbledon 2019
• Currently ranked 31 in Great Britain and youngest player to have a 1.1 rating (highest available)