St. Louis, Mo., May 1, 2014 – Four members of the Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team were named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association Second Team, as announced Thursday by the Association.
Freshman Rebecca Ho earned second-team honors in both singles and doubles to highlight Washington U.'s four honorees. Seniors Corinne Rauck and Betsy Edershile and junior Hanna Newstadt also received all-UAA second-team honors in doubles. Rauck earned all-UAA second-team honors in doubles for the third time in her four-year career, while Ho, Edershile and Newstadt were all first-time all-conference honorees.
Ho posted a 5-1 record at the UAA Championship to earn second-team honors in both singles and doubles. She won in straight sets at No. 2 singles against No. 23 Case Western Reserve University and No. 12 University of Chicago. Ho's only loss at the UAA Championship came in three sets (1-6, 7-5, 3-6) against No. 8 Carnegie Mellon University's Vanessa Pavia, the ninth-ranked singles player in the Atlantic South Region. Ho now holds a 22-3 singles record in her rookie campaign.
Ho and Rauck posted a 3-0 record at the UAA Championship to improve to 10-3 at No. 1 doubles this season. After an 8-1 win over Case's Sara Zargham and Marianne Bonanno in the quarterfinal, Ho and Rauck earned an 8-6 win over Carnegie Mellon's Pavia and Bryn Raschke, the No. 4-ranked doubles team in the Atlantic South, in the semifinal. In Washington U.'s 6-3 win over Chicago in the third-place match, Ho and Rauck rallied for a 9-8 win over the Central Region's No. 1 doubles team of Tiffany Chen and Megan Tang, coming back from a 5-1 deficit to win the tiebreaker 8-6.
Edershile and Newstadt extended their winning streak to 10 matches by finishing 3-0 at No. 3 doubles at the UAA Championship. They posted an 8-0 win against Case, before defeating Carnegie Mellon's team 8-4 in the semifinal. In the third-place match, Edershile and Newstadt scored the first point of the match for the Bears with an 8-2 win. The duo is 16-2 as a doubles team this season.
Washington University finished third at the UAA Championship, improving to 17-5 overall, which equals the most wins in a season under ninth-year head coach Kelly Stahlhuth. The Bears earned a 7-2 win over No. 23 Case in the quarterfinal, before falling to No. 8 Carnegie Mellon 6-3 in the semifinal. Washington U. wrapped up the third-place finish with a 6-3 win over No. 12 Chicago. The Bears will await a bid to the NCAA Tournament, which is scheduled to be announced Monday, May 5. Individual qualifiers will be announced Wednesday, May 7.