Grace Deering Named UAA Athlete of the Week

Grace Deering Named UAA Athlete of the Week

St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 26, 2018 – Washington University in St. Louis senior Grace Deering was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week, as announced by the Association Monday.

Deering, who earned the honor for the second time this season and sixth in her career, split the accolade with Nithya Kanagasegar of Case Western Reserve.

Deering recorded a 4-0 record as No. 11 WashU opened the season with victories over Coe (9-0) and No. 39 Carleton (8-1). She teamed with freshman Ally Persky for a pair of 8-2 wins at No. 1 doubles, including a victory over the No. 25-ranked team from Coe on Friday. Deering also registered a pair of straight-set wins while playing No. 1 singles.

With the four victories, she moved into a tie for 13th place on the all-time WashU wins list (116).