Rachael Downey
Rachael Downey
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Groveland, Mass.
High School: Pentucket Regional
Major: Psychology

2015-2016 Season: Named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Second Team for singles for the third time ... Named to Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Academic Team ...  Put together a combined record of 21-19, including 13-11 in doubles play ... Owned a combined 13-1 mark vs. GNAC rivals ... Played primarily at number four singles and second doubles ... Won five straight singles matches from October 7 to March 26 as part of a stretch where she won seven of eight singles tilts ... Posted an 11-1 mark in doubles matches from October 7 to March 26, including an eight-match win streak ... Combined with Massachusetts Institute of Technology senior Alana Peters to win five consecutive matches to capture the West Bracket at the New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Championship in Northampton, Mass from October 16-18 and was named the GNAC Player of the Week for her efforts ... Helped the Sharks win the GNAC title with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at fourth singles and an 8-2 win at second doubles over Johnson & Wales University on October 25 and was named to the All-Tournament Team ... Dropped more than two games in a set in just one of her singles victories and won six doubles contests, while dropping two or fewer games.

2014-2015 Season:
 Selected an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete in addition to being tabbed to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Academic Team ... Posted a 22-21 combined record, including 15-9 in doubles play, primarily at number two ... Recorded a perfect 5-0 mark in doubles action vs. Great Northeast Athletic Conference foes ... Enjoyed a 4-0 record at number one doubles and was 2-0 at first singles ... Won five straight doubles matches with Caroline Khoury from October 25 to April 18 ... Did not drop a game in six doubles victories, including a pair of wins at the GNAC Championship Tournament on October 25-26 ... Strung together four consecutive singles wins from September 28 to October 18 ... Combined with Khoury to earn an 8-4 win at number two doubles over Plymouth State University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on May 8.

2013-2014 Season: Named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Second Team ... Selected to the GNAC All-Academic squad ... Posted a 9-7 singles record, while owning an 11-7 doubles mark to reach the 20-win mark with a combined 20-14 record ... Led the team in conference victories, racking up a perfect 5-0 singles mark and a 6-0 doubles record ... Enjoyed a perfect 2-0 singles record at number one and was 3-1 at fourth singles ... Won five straight singles matches from September 21 to October 13 ... Won all of her matches in straight sets ... Put together an eight-match win streak in doubles play from September 21 to March 29 ... Paired with Kristi Mielbye to win at third doubles over Johnson & Wales University in the GNAC Championship ... Dropped just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Gwynedd-Mercy University at number four singles in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2012-2013 Season: went 7-8 overall in singles play and 3-0 in the GNAC... 13-4 record at second doubles... named GNAC Rookie of the Week... 2012 GNAC All-Tournament Team... 2012 GNAC All-Conference Second Team singles

High School/Personal: Four-year letterwinner for the Pentucket Regional High School tennis team ... Named a Cape Ann League All-Star all four years and was also selected the league's Player of the Year as a senior for the Sachems ... A United States Tennis Association Nationals qualifier ... Captained the PRHS tennis team during her junior and senior campaigns ... Member of National Honor Society at Pentucket Regional ... Born May 24, 1994 ... Majoring in Psychology at Simmons ... Daughter of John and Christine Downey.