Women's Tennis Has Three Student-Athletes Earn All-UAA Honors
2011 ALL-UAA TEAMS
St. Louis, Mo., April 29, 2011 – The No. 15 Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team had three student-athletes earn 2011 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors, it was announced Friday by the association.
Sophomore Paige Madara highlighted Washington University’s nominees, earning first-team All-UAA accolades at No. 6 singles in addition to landing second-team all-conference honors at second doubles along with freshman Corinne Rauck. Freshman Theresa Petraskova received second-team All-UAA honors at fourth singles.
Washington University upset No. 11 Carnegie Mellon University, 5-4, to capture third place at the conference tournament for the first time since 2008. The Bears opened UAA Championship action with a 5-4 win over University of Rochester and fell to No. 3 Emory University, 6-1, in the UAA semifinals.
Madara went 2-0 at No. six singles, defeating Rochester’s Janice Zhao 6-1, 6-0, in the UAA quarterfinals, and she was a 6-2, 6-2, winner over Carnegie Mellon’s Ashley Herrick in the third-place match.
At third doubles Madara and Rauck went 2-1 as the duo picked up an 8-2 win over Rochester’s Zhao and Jamie Bow and they beat Carnegie’s Herrick and Cze-Ja Tam 8-4.
En route to second-team all-conference honors, Petraskova went 2-0 playing at No. 4 singles. She beat Bow 6-4, 6-1 in the Bears’ win over Rochester and was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Carnegie Mellon’s Alexandra Tapak.
Washington U. (15-5, 2-1 UAA) returns to action on Saturday, May 7, when it faces No. 14 DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., at 12 p.m. (ET).