Claremont, Calif., May 24, 2018 — Washington University in St. Louis senior Grace Deering had her career come to an end with a first-round defeat at the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Thursday at Biszantz Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif.
Deering, who was one of 32 individuals selected to compete in the singles championship, suffered a 6-1, 6-4 loss to No. 21 Mina Karamercan of Tufts University in the opening round. She finished the season with a 13-10 singles record, including a 10-8 mark at No. 1 singles.
Deering and freshman Ally Persky, who were selected as the first alternate in doubles, posted a 19-10 mark while playing No. 1 doubles and were ranked No. 4 in the Central Region and No. 6 in NCAA Division III. The duo won the USTA/ITA Central Region Doubles Championship in the Fall and were ITA All-America selections.
Deering finished her senior year with a 31-22 overall record, and ranks sixth in school history with 134 career wins.