Gracie Smith
Gracie Smith
Height: 5'4"
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
High School: Chattanooga Christian
Major: Biology

Honors:

  • USA South All-Academic (2016-17)
  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)
  • USA South All-Sportsmanship (2015)
  • USA South All-Academic (2014-15)
  • USA South All-Conference third team (2014)
  • USA South All-Academic (2013-14)

Career Match-by-Match Stats: 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

2016-17 (Senior): Completed career by tying her own single-season program record for singles wins with 16... Led the team with her 16-4 singles record, mostly at the No. 5 spot, and went 6-0 in the USA South... Won her first six matches of the year... Combined with teammate Claire Luger to go 15-7 in doubles play, setting a single-season program record for doubles wins in the process... Went 7-0 in the USA South in doubles play... Surpassed 50 career singles victories and exits Covenant as the program's leader in dual match singles victories with 53... Collected career win No. 50 with 6-1, 6-1 victory over Maryville's Katie Stephens (April 5)... Also eclipsed 50 career doubles wins on the year and finishes her career tied with Luger for the program record with 52... Finishes career with a 53-21 (.716) singles record and a 52-21 (.712) mark in doubles play in dual matches... Tallied 57 total singles wins and 54 doubles wins overall... Picked up fourth straight USA South All-Academic selection

2015-16 (Junior): Went 11-4 in singles play, going 8-3 from No. 4 and finishing with a 7-1 USA South record... Helped lead Covenant to a 6-3 win over N.C. Wesleyan in a USA South Tournament semifinal (April 16) with a 6-4, 7-6 (2) victory over Ana Diaz at No. 4 singles and a win at No. 2 doubles with partner Claire Luger... Went 13-6 in doubles play, with all wins coming with Luger... Won eight of her last nine singles matches on the year... Went 0-2 in singles and 0-1 in doubles at the ITA Regional tournament in the fall season... Broke the program's career record for singles wins during the year and enters her senior year with a 37-17 record in dual singles matches... Named to USA South All-Academic team for a third straight year

2014-15 (Sophomore): Playing predominantly out of the No. 4 singles slot, she collected 10 victories and went 7-3 in the USA South... Won 13 matches in doubles, going 12-3 with partner Jennie Spielman and 1-0 with Annie DeLuca... Her 13 doubles victories are second-most in a single-season in program history... Also went 9-1 in the USA South... Finished the year with 26 career singles wins, the most in a two-year span in program history... Was Covenant's representative on the USA South All-Sportsmanship team... Competed at the ITA South Regional in Atlanta (Sept. 20)... Won a match in the main draw to advance into the round of 32

2013-14 (Freshman): Set a women's program record with her 16 singles victories on the year, including a 10-2 record in USA South matches... Also accumulated 11 doubles wins... Earned a spot on the USA South All-Conference third team... Helped Covenant get into the semifinals of the USA South tournament with a 6-0, 6-2 singles win at No. 3 position and an 8-4 win in doubles with partner Claire Luger... Named to the USA South All-Academic team

High School: Attended Chattanooga Christian School… Helped lead her team to a second-place finish at state in her sophomore year…  As a senior, led CCS to a state title… Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Parents are Todd and Catherine Smith… Has three siblings, Andrew, Tyler, and Katie… Her brother, Tyler, was a pitcher for the Covenant baseball team from 2009-12 and holds the modern program record for wins (22)… Favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10… Majoring in Biology… Aspires to work with children as a physical therapist… Has volunteered for various fundraisers… For a senior project, she put on a 5K walk to raise money for her brother, Andrew, who was injured while on duty in Afghanistan.