Fernandez/Simon tandem undefeated in Tuscaloosa
Blazers return to the courts in Tuscaloosa at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday
Blazers travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships
UAB's Isabel Fernandez won her flight's consolation final over Kentucky's Jessica Stiles
Blazers led by two doubles partners making their debut with victories
Recipient of the Conference USA Spring 2014 Spirit of Service Award ... contributed more than 100 hours of community service in 2014 ... played in 24 matches in the top singles positions for the Blazers, winning eight ... played against one nationally ranked singles opponent ... defeated three in-state singles opponents ... competed on the top doubles team for UAB, compiling a 9-10 record.
Earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... one of five league players named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team ... led the Blazers with a 21-12 overall singles record, playing mostly at the No. 2 court ... teamed with Menanteau Moolman for a 10-13 overall doubles mark as the No. 1 doubles tandem for the Blazers ... (Spring 2013): held the team lead in wins with a 14-6 singles record in dual match play ... was 12-6 at the No. 2 court, while picking up two wins at the first position ... played every match at the No. 1 doubles spot, compiling an 8-7 record with teammate Menanteau Moolman ... all but one singles win came in straight sets ... finished the year winning five of her final six singles contests ... (Fall 2012) Went 3-0 in singles at the Steve Baras Fall Classic to open the fall season ... picked up three wins against opponents from the Southeastern Conference, including consecutive wins over Mississippi State's Sarai Flores and Alabama's Emily Zabor at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championship.
Earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... put together a combined 18-11 singles record, the best on the team, over the fall and spring seasons ... had a combined doubles record of 16-14, playing every match with Menanteau Moolman ... (Spring 2012): Finished with a 10-7 record and the most wins on the team in dual-match singles action ... played every contest at the No. 3 position ... four of her seven losses came in three sets, including two in match tiebreakers, one of which was to 69th-ranked Stefanie Mikesz of Memphis ... held a record of 4-3 in three-setters, including a win versus East Carolina at the C-USA tournament ... went 2-1 against C-USA opponents and took the first set from Caroline Thornton of No. 58 Tulane in a match that was unfinished ... teamed with Menanteau Moolman at No. 2 doubles to post a team-best 10-9 record in the spring ... won eight straight matches with Moolman from Feb. 25 through March 25 ... (Fall 2011): Managed a team-best 8-4 record in tournament singles play ... posted a 3-1 record in three-setters ... went 6-5 in doubles action with Menanteau Moolman ... the pair advanced to the finals of their flights at Chattanooga's Steve Baras Fall Classic and Alabama's Roberta Alison Fall Classic.
A four-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net ... cracked the top 50 rankings in the USTA South Region in every age group ... reached as high as the top 20 in the region and the top 100 nationally ... attended the Independent Studies at Johnson Ferry private school ... competed out of Atlanta Tennis Incorporated ... was the No. 1 player on the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association Challenge Ladder in 2008 ... won singles and doubles titles along with the sportsmanship award in the 18's division at the 2009 Georgia State Winter Open ... won a silver medal in doubles at the USTA National Open ... was vice president of her National Honor Society chapter.
Rachel Alexandria Daniell ... born June 15, 1993 ... daughter of Ray and Ali Daniell ... has one sister ... majoring in biology with a pre-med focus.