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Daevenia Achong

Height

5-8

Class

Fifth-Year Senior

Hometown

Geleen, Netherlands

High School

Trevianum Scholengroep

Previous School

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Daevenia Achong - Women's Tennis - University of Miami Athletics

As a Fourth-Year Junior (2021-22): NCAA Doubles Championship runner-up … ITA All-American (doubles) … ITA Collegiate All-Star Team … First Team All-ACC … ITA Southeast Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & Leadership Award … ITA Southeast Region Cissie Leary Leadership Award … All-ACC Academic Team … Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award … ACC Player of the Week (3/29) … ITA Scholar-Athlete
Totaled a 29-13 singles ledger and a 29-11 doubles mark … Earned the third NCAA Doubles Championship finals berth in program history, alongside Eden Richardson, and the first since 1988 … Played in the NCAA Singles Championship … Part of Miami’s first ITA Collegiate All-Star Team doubles duo since 2006 … Ascended as high as No. 28 in the ITA singles rankings and finished No. 42 … Placed, alongside Richardson, sixth in the ITA doubles rankings, the top finish by a Miami pair since 2014 …  Finished sixth in the ITA Southeast Region in singles and, alongside Richardson, first in doubles, becoming the first Miami pair to do so since 2011 … Went 10-10 against ranked singles foes, including 6-8 versus top-50 opponents and 4-5 against the top 25 … Totaled an 11-5 mark versus ranked doubles pairs, including 8-5 against the top 40, 5-3 versus the top 15 and 3-3 against the top 10 … Paced Miami in combined singles/doubles victories (58), combined singles/doubles winning percentage (.707), combined singles/doubles ranked victories (21), ranked singles victories, spring singles victories (21), dual match singles victories (20), ACC singles victories (12) and ACC singles winning percentage (.923) … Co-led the team in ranked doubles victories, overall singles victories, overall doubles victories, doubles winning percentage (.725), spring doubles victories (21), spring doubles winning percentage (.724), dual match doubles victories (15) and ACC doubles victories (eight) … Finished second in overall singles winning percentage (.690), spring singles winning percentage (.724) and dual match singles winning percentage (.800), while tying for second in dual match doubles winning percentage (.682) and tying for third in ACC doubles winning percentage (.615) … Went 21-8 in spring singles action, including 20-5 in dual matches and 12-1 in ACC play, competing mainly at the No. 2 spot, with three outings—all wins—at No. 1 and one at No. 3 … Produced a 12-match winning streak from 2/5 to 4/1 … In the Miami Spring Invite, downed the eventual ACC Freshman of the Year, NC State’s Priska Nugroho, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) … Topped No. 116 Tatsiana Sasnouskaya of No. 17 Old Dominion, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 … Beat No. 19 UCF’s Noel Saidenova, 6-1, 6-2 … Earned a 6-3, 6-0 result against No. 123 Eleni Louka of Clemson … Defeated Anna Campana, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 15 Wake Forest … Won, 7-5, 6-1, against No. 24 Abigail Rencheli at second-ranked NC State … At No. 1, downed Tamara Barad Itzhaki, 6-3, 6-3, at Virginia Tech … Edged No. 50 Elaine Chervinsky, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, at No. 11 Virginia … Took down No. 16 Elizabeth Scotty of top-ranked North Carolina, 6-4, 7-5 … Atop the lineup, beat No. 20 Georgia Drummy of No. 10 Duke, 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 … At No. 1, defeated Miyuka Kimoto of Syracuse, 6-2, 6-0 … Recorded a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 81 Kylie Bilchev of No. 32 Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship quarterfinals … Logged a 6-4, 6-1 win against Anais Gabriel of No. 61 Stetson in the NCAA Team Championship opening round … Won, 6-1, 6-4, versus No. 21 UCF’s Noel Saidenova in the NCAA Round of 32 … Posted a 21-8 mark in spring doubles action, including a 15-7 ledger in dual matches and an 8-5 figure in ACC play, while competing exclusively atop the lineup alongside Richardson … Finished 6-0 in first eight matches and 10-2 in final 12, including 7-1 in last nine … Won both matches in the Miami Spring Invite, with a 6-3 decision versus Kylie Collins/Peyton Stearns of the eventual NCAA champion, Texas, and a 6-3 result against NC State’s Amelia Racjeki/Abigail Rencheli … Registered a 6-0 victory over Tatsiana Sasnouskaya/Alesya Yakubovich of No. 17 Old Dominion … Knocked off sixth-ranked Anna Brylin/Brooke Killingsworth at No. 15 Wake Forest, 6-4 … Beat Anna Arkadianou/Petra Hule of No. 61 Florida State, 6-4 … Won, 6-4, victory against No. 75 Margaryta Bilokin/Eliza Omirou of No. 10 Duke … Earned a 6-0 win against No. 86 Shiori Ito/Sofya Treshcheva of No. 71 Syracuse … Logged a 6-2 triumph against No. 37 Marice Aguiar/Laura Lopez of Boston College … Took down No. 31 Karolina Berankova/Georgia Drummy of fifth-ranked Duke, 6-3, in the ACC Championship semifinals … Opened the NCAA Team Championship with a 6-1 result against Alanna DiFrancesco/Elodie Foster of No. 61 Stetson … Tallied a 6-3 victory against No. 48 Evgeniya Levashova/Marie Mattel of No. 21 UCF in the NCAA second round … Began NCAA Doubles Championship play with a Round of 32 win over No. 34 Julia Adams/Ellie Schoppe of Furman, 6-2, 7-5 … Upset second-ranked and second-seeded Fiona Crawley/Elizabeth Scotty of North Carolina, the latter a reigning national champion, with a 6-4, 6-1 result in the NCAA Round of 16 … Took down No. 11 Peyton Stearns/Allura Zamarripa of Texas, the latter the eventual NCAA singles champion, by a 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 1-0 (10-5) score to clinch the fifth NCAA Doubles Championship semifinal berth in Miami history … Beat No. 12 Ayumi Miyamoto/Lisa Marie Rioux of Oklahoma State, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, in the NCAA Final Four … Finished 8-5 in fall singles play … Went 2-3 in the Fall Ranked Spotlight, notching a 6-4, 6-2 result against Duke’s Margaryta Bilokin and a 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 score versus No. 50 Megan Davies of South Carolina … Posted a 2-1 ledger in the June Stewart Invitational … Compiled a 2-1 record in the ITA Southeast Regional Championship, downing No. 92 Carol Lee of Georgia Tech, 6-3, 6-3 … Won both her matches in the Miami Fall Invite, earning a 6-2, 6-2 win over fifth-ranked Georgia Drummy of Duke and a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Deniz Khazan, a 27-year-old former top-200 WTA player, of Barry … Went 8-3 in fall doubles competition, all with Richardson … Notched a 2-1 mark at the Fall Ranked Spotlight, beating Tennessee’s Tenika McGiffin/Eleonara Molinaro, 6-2, and Ohio State’s Luna Dormet/Lucia Marzal, 6-4 … Totaled an unblemished 3-0 record at the June Stewart Invitational, including defeating ninth-ranked Anna Ross/Holly Staff of host Vanderbilt, 6-2 … Finished 2-1 in the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, topping Georgia Tech’s Kylie Bilchev/Ava Hrastar, 8-6, to reach the quarterfinals … Recorded a 1-1 mark in the Miami Fall Invite.

As a Third-Year Sophomore (2020-21): Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award … ITA Scholar-Athlete
No fall season due to COVID-19 pandemic … Ranked No. 87 in singles to begin the season … Posted a 7-12 singles record and a 12-8 doubles mark … Tied for third on the team in doubles victories and doubles winning percentage (.600) … Played as high as No. 2 in singles, but primarily slotted at the No. 3 position … Five losses came against ranked foes … Recorded a 5-6 mark in ACC play … Won, 6-0, 6-1, against Ally Bojczuk of No. 47 Notre Dame … Defeated Brooke Killingsworth of No. 26 Wake Forest, 6-4, 6-3 … Posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory versus Nandini Das in Miami’s win over sixth-ranked Florida State in the ACC Championship quarterfinals … Tallied a 6-5 ledger in ACC doubles competition … Three overall losses were to ranked pairs … Played all three positions, but mainly took the court at No. 3 … Went 10-5 with Florencia Urrutia, 1-0 with Nada Dimovska, 1-1 with Isabella Pfennig and 0-2 with Maya Tahan … Competing with Pfennig, logged a 6-3 triumph over Tiphanie Fiquet/Kelsey Mize of No. 23 Ole Miss … Alongside Urrutia, notched a 6-4 victory against Miranda Ramirez/Guzal Yusupova at No. 50 Syracuse … Won, 6-4, versus No. 47 Notre Dame’s Julia Andreach/Yashna Yellayi … Defeated Anna Campana/Peyton Pesavento of No. 26 Wake Forest, 6-4 … Again topped Andreach/Yellayi, this time 6-2 in the ACC Championship second round … Earned a 6-4 victory over Monika Dedaj/Carol Lee of No. 16 Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship semifinals … Won, 6-4, against No. 41 FIU’s Basak Akbas/Kristina Miletic in the NCAA Team Championship opening round … Posted a 6-1 decision over Nandini Sharma/Rebeka Stolmar at ninth-ranked UCF in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 32.

As a Sophomore (2019-20): ITA Scholar-Athlete
Spring season cut short due to COVID-19 pandemic and did not count towards eligibility … Finished 20-11 in singles and 11-10 in doubles … Peaked at No. 72 in the ITA singles rankings and placed No. 110 when the season stopped … Ranked in doubles with two different partners, ascending as high as No. 33 with Estela Perez-Somarriba and up to No. 53 alongside Selma Cadar, with whom she held the No. 74 spot when play halted … Went 5-4 in singles against ranked players and 2-3 in doubles versus ranked duos … Tied for the team lead in overall doubles wins and ranked doubles wins, while placing second in combined singles/doubles victories (31), singles triumphs and ranked singles wins … Also finished third in singles winning percentage (.645) and combined singles/doubles winning percentage (.596) … Compiled a 7-4 singles record in the spring, including a 4-4 mark in dual matches, all at the No. 2 spot … Notched a 3-2 mark in ACC action and a 2-2 ledger versus ranked foes … Tallied a 3-0 record at the Miami Spring Invite, capping the weekend with her first top-25 and top-60 victory, a 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5) result against No. 22 Georgia Drummy of No. 10 Vanderbilt … Beat No. 49 Victoria Flores, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, in the triumph at No. 17 Georgia Tech … Against Nika Kozar of No. 35 Virginia Tech, logged her first unblemished 6-0, 6-0 win … Rolled past Louisville’s Rhea Verma, 6-0, 6-1 … Posted a 5-6 record in spring doubles action, including a 4-5 mark in dual matches, primarily at the top spot … Went 2-3 in ACC competition and 0-5 versus ranked opponents … Finished 2-1 in the Miami Spring Invite, including downing Northwestern Christina Hand/Clarissa Hand, 6-0, alongside Perez-Somarriba and beating No. 12 Georgia Dummy/Christina Rosca of No. 10 Vanderilt, 6-2, with Cadar … At the top spot, earned a 6-2 decision against UC Santa Barbara’s Amit Levi-Ari/Elizaveta Volodko, with Perez-Somarriba, in ITA Kick-Off Wekened play … Back with Cadar, down top-ranked North Carolina’s Cameron Morra/Elizabeth Scotty, 6-2 … Playing at No. 1, beat Natalia Boltinskaya/Louie McLelland of Florida Atlantic, 6-3 … Concluded her fall singles campaign at 13-7 … Went 5-1 at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, defeating No. 102 Danielle Willson of USC, 6-2, 6-2, to reach the title match … Posted a 2-3 mark at the USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight, beating Oklahoma State’s Alana Wolfberg, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2), and Tennessee’s Tenika McGiffin, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) … Tallied a 2-1 mark in the ITA Women’s All-American Championships qualifying draw, topping No. 65 Sara Nayar of Colorado, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, and No. 72 Natalie Novotna of Virginia Tech, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 … Split her two matches at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships … Logged a 3-1 record at the Texas Invitational, defeating Dorthea Faa-Hviding of Texas A&M, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, to reach the final … Recorded a 6-4 mark in fall doubles action, alongside two partners, and beat her lone ranked opponent … Paired with Perez-Somarriba for a 6-1 triumph against No. 49 Kolie Allen/Shiori Fukuda of Ohio State in her lone doubles match at the USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight … Split her two matches in the ITA Women’s All-American Championships qualifying draw, earning an 8-2 result against Aliksandra Lebedeva/Reagan Miley of Oral Roberts … Alongside Cadar, went 2-1 at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships to make the quarterfinals … Posted a 2-1 ledger at the Texas Invitational, including downing Texas’ Fernanda Labraña/Marta Perez Mur, 7-6 (7-5).

As a Freshman (2018-19): Second Team All-ACC … All-ACC Academic Team … Two-time ACC Player of the Week (1/22, 4/2) … Four-time ACC Freshman of the Week (1/22, 1/29, 4/2, 4/16) … ITA Scholar-Athlete
Enrolled at Miami for the spring semester … Recorded marks of 18-9 in singles and 16-10 in doubles … Concluded the season ranked No. 123 in singles … Finished No. 16 in the ITA Southeast Region rankings … Capped the year at No. 25 in the doubles rankings, alongside Daniella Roldan, after peaking at No. 13 … Earned the fourth spot in the final ITA regional rankings … Played in the NCAA Doubles Championship with Roldan, becoming the first Miami pair to do so since 2015 … Sixth Miami freshman to earn All-ACC honors … Totaled a 3-7 record against ranked singles players and a 5-8 mark versus ranked doubles foes … Co-led the Hurricanes in ranked doubles wins, while tying for second in spring singles triumphs (18), dual match singles victories (17), ACC singles decisions (nine) and ranked singles wins (three) … Placed third on the team in nearly every doubles win category, as well as in spring singles winning percentage (.667) and combined singles/doubles winning percentage (.642) … Notched a 17-7 record in dual match singles competition, including a 9-5 tally in ACC play … Went 12-6 at the No. 2 spot and 5-1 at No. 3 … In her first collegiate singles match, topped Inci Ogut of No. 19 Northwestern, 6-3, 6-3, in the Miami Spring Invite … Opened her dual match slate with her first ranked triumph, a 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) defeat of No. 88 Natalia Boltinskaya at Florida Atlantic, beginning a five-match winning streak … In ITA Kick-Off Weekend play, defeated No. 23 Tulsa’s Shura Poppe, 6-1, 6-2, and No. 20 Northwestern’s Lee Or, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 … Won at Pittsburgh against Gabriela Rezende, 6-2, 6-3, for her first conference decision … Beat No. 31 Georgia Tech’s Nami Otsuka, 6-0, 7-5 … Recorded a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win over No. 125 Marie-Alexandre Leduc of Clemson … Topped Anna Ulyashchenko, 6-2, 6-1, to help Miami defeat No. 14 Wake Forest … Picked up a 6-2, 6-4 result against Sofya Golubovskaya at No. 30 Syracuse … Earned a 6-4, 6-2 win over Vivian Glozman of No. 19 Virginia … Aided the Hurricanes to a win over ninth-ranked NC State in the ACC Championship quarterfinals by knocking off No. 68 Alana Smith, 6-3, 6-2 … Won both of her matches in NCAA Team Championship action, first downing Hikaru Sato of No. 33 Washington State, 6-3, 6-3, and then Lisa Marie Rioux of No. 15 Oklahoma State, 6-3, 6-1 … Competed with two doubles partners and went 14-9 in dual match doubles play, including 9-4 in ACC play … Finished 10-9 at the top spot and 4-0 in the No. 2 position … Started 5-0 and finished 7-1 alongside Estela Perez-Somarriba, beginning with a 6-2 win versus Kentucky’s Tiphanie Fiquet/Akvile Parazinskaite in the Miami Spring Invite … Recorded a 6-2 victory at Florida Atlantic against Natalia Boltinskaya/May Kimhi in her first dual match … Playing atop the lineup for the first time, logged a 6-1 result against Maria Adiaconitei/Mariko Iinuma, 6-1 … In ITA Kick-Off Weekend play, defeated Martha Matoula/Shura Poppe of No. 23 Tulsa, 6-2 … Teamed with Roldan for a 6-4 win over Ana Oparenovic/Emmanuelle Salas at No. 20 Florida State … Defeated No. 18 Ellyse Hamlin/Kaitlyn McCarthy of third-ranked Duke, 7-5 … Topped No. 57 Cameron Corse/Zoe Spence of No. 42 Notre Dame, 6-2 … Recorded the first top-10 doubles win by a Miami pair since 2016 by defeating fourth-ranked Marie Alexandre-Leduc/Fernanda Navarro of Clemson, 6-3 … Earned a 6-2 triumph against No. 38 Chandler Carter/Emma Davis in Miami’s win against No. 14 Wake Forest … Edged No. 68 Chloe Gullickson/Amber O’Dell of No. 19 Virginia, 6-4.

Prior to College: Peaked at No. 224 in the ITF Juniors rankings in January 2017 … Tallied a 33-17 singles record … Made the semifinals of five Grade 5 tournaments in 2016, across Finland, Kenya and Sri Lanka … Advanced to three finales, winning two titles … Won a Grade 4 singles championship in Kenya in 2016 … Logged a 31-15 mark in doubles action … Competed in tournaments in Finland, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Sri Lanka in doubles from 2015-17 … Tallied five Grade 5 semifinal berths … Reached three Grade 4 title matches and won one trophy … Secured multiple national tournament championships in the Netherlands, in both singles and doubles.

Personal: Full name is Daevenia Aeon Nyerere Achong … Name is pronounced Duh-VIN-Yuh Uh-CHONG … Born May 3, 2000 … Parents are Jerry and Irma Achong … Father is a logistics manager and mother is a geriatric assistant … Has an older brother, Gemayal … Majoring in finance with a minor in business technology … Enjoys playing soccer … Favorite athlete is Rafael Nadal because of his style of play and mentality … Best sports memory is earning a second-place finish at the 2014 U-14 national singles championship … Chose Miami because of the atmosphere, team, coaching staff, mentality and environment … Committed to Miami over Arkansas, Baylor, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ohio State and Ole Miss.

 SINGLES
YEAR TOTAL FALL SPRING DUAL ACC *RNK
2018-19 18-9 0-0 18-9 17-7 9-5 3-7
2019-20 20-11 13-7 7-4 4-4 3-2 5-4
2020-21 7-12 N/A 7-12 7-12 5-6 0-5
2021-22 29-13 8-5 21-8 20-5 12-1 10-10
CAREER 74-45 21-12 53-33 48-28 29-14 18-26
DOUBLES
YEAR TOTAL FALL SPRING DUAL ACC *RNK
2018-19 16-10 0-0 16-10 14-9 9-4 5-8
2019-20 11-10 6-4 5-6 3-5 1-3 2-3
2020-21 12-8 N/A 12-8 12-8 6-5 0-3
2021-22 29-11 8-3 21-8 15-7 8-5 11-5
CAREER 68-39 14-7 54-32 44-29 24-17 18-19

*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents
No fall season in 2020-21 due to COVID-19 pandemic