Six UAA Women Earn ITA Singles All-America Honors

Six UAA Women Earn ITA Singles All-America Honors

Six University Athletic Association women were named ITA All-America singles players for the 2015-16 season.

Sophomore Bridget Harding of UAA and NCAA champion Emory University finished 24-12 in singles play this season, including 16-9 at No. 1 singles after playing the majority of her rookie season at No. 5 singles. She reached the quarterfinals of the singles draw at the NCAA Division III individual championship and earned All-America honors in singles and in doubles with junior teammate Katarina Su. The duo finished 24-9 and also reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III doubles championship.

Junior Michelle Satterfield of the Eagles was named an ITA All-American for the third time in as many seasons after posting a 22-7 record in singles. She won all eight of her matches in the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championship, including all three singles matches. Satterfield clinched the Eagles’ second national championship in three years with her win at No. 2 singles in a 5-4 Emory win over defending champion Williams College.

UAA Rookie of the Year Taylor Cosme completed her Emory career with a 28-4 record in singles, including 18 victories in 20 dual matches, to earn All-America recognition.

Junior Rebecca Ho of Washington University earned All-America accolades in singles and doubles to raise her career total to five All-America awards. She finished 23-7 in singles and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles championship. Ho and senior Aly Coran received All-America doubles honors after earning the ITA Central Region doubles title in the fall.

Sophomore Ariana Iranpour of University of Chicago repeated as a singles All-America selection after posting a 21-11 record this season. She opened the 2015-16 campaign by winning the ITA Central Region singles title and earned a trip to the NCAA singles championship.

Senior Brooke Tsu of Carnegie Mellon University, the ITA choice as NCAA Division III Most Improved Player, received All-America honors for the first time and advanced to her first NCAA singles championship. 2015 UAA Most Valuable Player Vanessa Pavia and sophomore Cori Sidell earned All-America honors in doubles by capturing the South Atlantic Regional title in the fall.

Criteria for ITA Division III All-America:

Singles:

1.) Top 8 seed in NCAA singles tournament.
2.) Win one round at NCAA singles tournament.
3.) Finish in the Top 20 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.
4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament.
5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships.

Doubles:

1.) Top 4 seed in NCAA doubles tournament.
2.) Win one round at NCAA doubles tournament.
3.) Finish in the Top 10 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.
4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament.
5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships.