Winter Park, Fla.
Lake Highland Prep
As a Redshirt Senior (2016-17): ITA Scholar-Athlete
Finished with overall records of 17-16 in singles and 6-18 in doubles … Ranked in singles three times during the spring, peaking at a career-best No. 69 … Ranked in doubles, with Sinead Lohan, six times in the spring and ascended to No. 59 … Went 7-10 in spring singles action, including 5-6 in ACC play, while competing at five different spots in the lineup … Did not play in the Miami Spring Invite and missed one other match due to injuries … Earned her first dual match singles win as a Hurricane in the ACC opener, taking down Florida State’s Nandini Das, 6-4, 6-0, at the No. 2 position … Registered a 6-3, 6-3 win victory over Anna Rogers of No. 26 NC State … Topped Joana Zalewski of No. 28 Wake Forest, 6-1, 6-2 … Beat Pittsburgh’s Natsumi Okamoto, 6-3, 6-0, on senior day in her final home match … Picked up a 6-4, 6-4 triumph against Camille Favero at No. 43 Virginia … Logged a 4-10 mark in spring doubles competition, playing with four different partners, primarily at the No. 1 position … Tallied her first dual match victory as a Hurricane, with Ana Madcur, by defeating Katie Poluta/Bianca Turati, 6-4, at No. 18 Texas … Earned her first ACC victory and first ranked doubles win at Miami, with Sinead Lohan, by topping No. 14 Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud, 6-4, at No. 11 Georgia Tech … With Dominika Paterova, logged a 6-3 victory against Alisa Rudenko/Heather Walton at Florida Atlantic … Posted a 6-3 win over Mariana Humberg/Abbie Pahz of Louisville … Went 10-6 in spring singles action, tying for second on the team in such victories … Posted a 2-1 record at the Duke Bonk Invitational and reached the finale of her flight … Had a 2-1 mark in the Miami Fall Invite … Dropped a pair of three-set matches to ranked opponents in Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships qualifying … Went 2-1 at the Wolverine Invitational … Went 4-1 at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships and toppled No. 77 Rasheeda McAdoo of Georgia Tech, 6-0, 7-5, to reach the semifinals … Tallied a 2-8 record in fall doubles play, partnering with four different Hurricanes … Posted a 1-2 mark at the Duke Bonk Invitational … Finished 1-2 in the Miami Fall Invite.
As a Senior at Virginia (2015-16): Posted records of 8-6 in fall singles and 5-6 in doubles, all in the fall … Did not play in the spring … Redshirted to retain eligibility.
As a Junior at Virginia (2014-15): VaSID All-State Second Team (Singles)
Notched overall records of 30-10 in singles and 31-11 in doubles … Had a 2-4 mark against ranked singles players and a 3-1 ledger versus ranked doubles pairs … Peaked at No. 102 in the ITA singles rankings … Reached No. 56 in the nation in the ITA doubles rankings … Led the Cavaliers in overall doubles wins and winning percentage (.738), plus ranked second in overall singles victories … Went 18-5 in spring singles competition, all in dual matches, with a 9-3 mark in the ACC … … Went 7-0 over her final 11 singles matches of the year … Defeated No. 91 Hannah King of ninth-ranked Georgia, 6-3, 6-1 … Toppled No. 40 Peggy Porter of second-ranked Florida, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship … Posted a 7-5, 6-2 win versus Alexis Pereira of No. 20 TCU … Went 2-0 in the NCAA Team Championship, including defeating Theresa Van Zyl of ninth-ranked Baylor in the Sweet 16 … Notched an 18-5 mark in spring doubles play, all in dual matches, with a 9-2 record in the ACC … Paced the team in dual match doubles victories and winning percentage (.783), tied for first in ACC doubles wins and winning percentage (.818) and tied for second in dual match singles victories … Downed Kiah Generette/Theresa Van Zyl of ninth-ranked Baylor, 7-6 (7-4) … Earned a 6-2 win against Madison Westby/Gabby Smith of No. 14 USC … Topped Palina Dubavets/Alexis Pereira of No. 20 TCU, 7-5 … Picked up an 8-5 road victory over Joana Eidukonyte/Daniela Ruiz of No. 15 Clemson … Went 2-0 in ACC Championship action, including posting a win over No. 53 Ashley Dai/Kate Vialle of top-ranked North Carolina in the semifinals … Earned a pair of victories in NCAA Team Championship action, including an 8-2 triumph versus Elixane Lechemia/Ximena Siles Luna of No. 29 South Carolina in the second round … Logged a 12-5 fall singles record and a 13-6 fall doubles tally … Went 3-1 in doubles at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, including defeating No. 39 Rutuja Bhosale/Anna Mamalat of Texas A&M, 8-6, and No. 36 Madeleine Hamilton/Ree Ree Li of Yale, 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-2).
As a Sophomore at Virginia (2013-14): Went 24-14 overall in singles and 32-13 in doubles … Logged a 3-1 mark against ranked singles players and was 2-2 versus ranked doubles pairs … Ranked as high as No. 41 in the ITA doubles rankings and finished at No. 86 … Finished first on the team in overall doubles victories … Posted a 21-8 record in spring singles action, including an 18-8 mark in dual matches, with a 10-3 ledger in the ACC … Topped No. 39 Kourtney Keegan of second-ranked Florida, 6-4, 6-4 … Defeated No. 54 Ellen Tsay of No. 11 Stanford, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Team Championship … Went 3-6 in fall singles competition … Had a 25-8 mark in spring doubles play, including 22-6 in dual matches, with an 11-2 record in the ACC …Led the Cavaliers in dual match doubles wins and winning percentage (minimum five matches) … Clinched all three doubles points at the ACC Championship … Was 7-5 in fall doubles action.
As a Freshman at Virginia (2012-13): Tallied an overall singles record of 10-9 and a doubles mark of 19-6 Went 1-1 in singles matches against ranked doubles players and 2-0 versus ranked doubles pairs … Ascended as high as fifth in the ITA doubles rankings, then the top mark in program history, and finished at No. 25 … Went 3-6 in spring singles play, including 3-3 dual matches … Logged a 7-3 fall singles mark … Posted a 7-2 spring doubles record, including 5-1 in dual matches … Went 12-4 in fall doubles competition … Suffered a season-ending injury in February.
Prior to College: Graduated from Lake Highland Preparatory School … Earned two varsity letters there and five more from sixth to 10th grade at Trinity Preparatory School … Ranked as a blue-chip, five-star prospect by Tennis Recruiting Network … Peaked at No. 15 nationally, No. 10 in the Southeast and fourth in Florida on the website’s Babolat Recruiting List … Named the Florida Dairy Farmers State Player of the Year as a senior in 2012 after winning in the 2A state singles championship … Earned singles titles at the 2012 Florida Open and the 2011 Copper Bowl in Tucson, Ariz. … Notable Lake Highland Prep alumni in athletics include former NFL offensive lineman Max Starks, 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Kerri Strug and Olympic diver Brittany Viola, an ACC champion at Miami.
Personal: Full name is Lauren Maci Epstein … Nickname is Mace … Born Oct. 7, 1993 … Parents are Lawrence and Cathi Epstein … Father owns a production company and a meeting planning company and mother is a realtor … Has a younger brother, Marc … Enrolled in Miami’s communication studies master’s program … Enjoys traveling, trying new coffee shops, hiking and Pilates … Favorite athlete is Serena Williams because of her power and how she stays in control … Chose Miami because of the great vibes she got from the players and the coaches, as well as its academic excellence.
! = at the University of Virginia
*RNK = record vs. ranked opponents