St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 25, 2017 – Senior Grace Deering and freshman Ally Persky of the Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team were named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week, as announced by the Association.
Deering and Persky teamed up to win the 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region Doubles Championship last weekend in Oberlin, Ohio. Deering and Persky, the No. 2 seed, won six matches en route to the title. Deering also made a run to the semifinals in singles.
The duo, who earned All-America honors, defeated No. 4 seed Diana Aboubakare and Erika Oku from Kenyon College 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the championship match.
Deering and Persky will represent WashU at the 2017 ITA Oracle Cup on Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 12-15, at Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Georgia.