St. Louis, Mo., May 7, 2014 – One singles player and one doubles team will represent the No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team at the 2014 NCAA Division III Individual Championships, which are scheduled for May 22-24 at Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif.
Freshman Rebecca Ho and senior Corinne Rauck were one of 16 doubles teams selected to compete in the Individual Championships, while sophomore Jamie Silverberg was one of 32 individuals selected to compete in the singles championship.
Rauck will make her second appearance in the doubles championship, while Ho and Silverberg qualified for the Individual Championships for the first time in their careers. The draw for the individual championship will be released on the last day of the team championship, which is scheduled for May 19-21.
Ho and Rauck, the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the Central Region, earned second-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors at No. 1 doubles. The duo enters the NCAA Championships with a 10-3 record at No. 1 doubles this season and riding a seven-match winning streak. Ho and Rauck have played three of the other teams selected for the doubles championship, posting a 4-0 record against them.
Silverberg enters the postseason with a 16-9 record at No. 1 singles this season. She has played six of the 31 other individuals selected for the singles championship, posting a 4-4 record in those matches. Silverberg has a 36-15 career singles record, and is the sixth-ranked singles player in the Central Region this season.
Washington University (17-5) was one of eight teams selected to host an NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Regional. The Bears have a first-round bye as the top seed in the region that is set for Thursday-Saturday, May 8-10, at Tao Tennis Center in St. Louis. Washington U. begins NCAA Regional play at 9 a.m. Friday against the winner of the Thursday's First-Round match between Coe College and Grinnell College.