Ani Popiashvili

Ani Popiashvili

YR. So.
HT. 5-7
HOMETOWN Tbilisi, Georgia
PREV. SCHOOL Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University

HONORS
2016-17 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)
2015-16 OVC Academic Medal of Honor (4.0 GPA)
2015-16 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)

As a Junior, 2017-18 season: Finished the season 12-21 in overall singles... Played No. 1 in singles for much of the season, going 9-15 at the position, including a win over crosstown-rival Belmont... Led TSU in doubles with 17 wins overall, 12 from dual play... Led the team with partner Pragati Natraj in conference doubles wins, defeating Eastern Kentucky, SIUE and Austin Peay at No. 3... Recorded a 17-6 record with Natraj over the season, 4-0 at No. 1, 3-3 at No. 2 and 5-2 at No. 3... Earned academic honors at the annual Athletics Banquet. 

As a Sophomore, 2016-17 season: Led Tennessee State in singles (22) and doubles (14) victories as a sophomore… Finished season with a 22-8 singles record and a 14-8 mark in doubles… In singles, went 10-7 in dual matches and 12-1 in tournament play… Posted a 9-7 record at No. 1 singles and a 1-0 record at No. 2… Put together records of 8-6 in dual matches and 6-2 in tournaments in doubles action… Went 6-2 at No. 3 doubles and 2-4 at No. 2 doubles… Teamed with Phyllicia Hemphill for a 6-2 doubles record and had a 5-4 doubles record when playing alongside Pragati Natraj… Won the B Flight Singles Championship at the HBCU Invitational in the fall… Teamed with Pragati Natraj to win the B Flight Doubles Championship at the HBCU Invitational... Earned a spot on the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA).

As a Freshman, 2015-16 season: Led TSU with 13 doubles wins on the year… Finished first collegiate season with a 4-15 singles record and a 13-4 doubles record… Played No. 1 singles, going 3-13 at the top slot and 1-0 at No. 2 singles in dual matches… Paired with Pragati Natraj for an 8-1 doubles records to go with a 5-2 mark with Phyllicia Hemphill and a 0-1 record with Taylor Patterson… Against the OVC, went 1-9 in singles and 1-3 in doubles... Teamed with Pragati Natraj to win the B Flight Doubles Championship at the HBCU Championships in the fall... Excelled in the classroom, earning the OVC Academic Medal of Honor (4.0 GPA) and a spot on the Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA). 

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University: Ranked as high as eighth in her country in the juniors division... Ranked third in the under 16 division...studied under coach Gaga Dolidze.

Personal
Birthday: December 29
Daughter of Nino Basilaia and Giorgi Popiashvili
Major: Economics

  SINGLES
  SEASON     Overall     Dual     Tour     OVC   1 2 3 4 5 6
2015-16 4-15 4-13 0-2 1-9 3-13 1-0 --- --- --- ---
2016-17 22-8 10-7 12-1 2-7   9-7     1-0     ---     ---     ---     ---  
2017-18 12-21 10-18 2-3 1-8  9-15 1-3 --- --- --- ---
TOTAL 38-44   24-38   14-6   4-24     21-35     3-3   0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

 

  DOUBLES
  SEASON     Overall     Dual     Tour     OVC   1 2 3
2015-16 13-4 9-4 4-0 1-3 5-2 1-0 3-2
2016-17 14-8 8-6 6-2   2-6     ---     2-4     6-2  
2017-18 17-10 12-9 5-1 3-3 4-2 3-4 5-3
TOTAL 43-22   29-19     15-3   6-12 9-4 6-8 14-7