Chattanooga, Tenn., May 27, 2017 — Washington University in St. Louis senior Rebecca Ho closed out a record-breaking career with a three-set loss in the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Singles National Championship match on Saturday at The Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Ho, the No. 2 seed, suffered a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 defeat to two-time defending national champion and No. 1 seed Eudice Chong of Wesleyan University (Conn.).
"I came in with a game plan and did not execute in the first set. I played much better in the second set," said Ho. "It was a great match."
Ho was the first WashU women's tennis player in school history to play for a singles national championship, and joins the doubles team of Rathi Mani and Kat Copiozo (2002) as the program's other national finalist.
She concluded the 2016-17 season with a 57-15 record, including a 33-4 mark in singles. Ho graduates as WashU's all-time wins' leader with a 191-58 career record.
"I want to thank coach Kelly (Stahlhuth) for helping me get here. I had the right mind set in each match," Ho added. "I would not have been able to do this without the support from Kelly, our team, the University and my family. I am really thankful for their support."